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Prescot Elizabethan Fayre – Saturday 2nd June 2018 11am-4pm

Step back in time and enjoy an array of Elizabethan activities and attractions aimed at all the family this June. A firm favourite in the Prescot calendar the popular event returns on Saturday 2nd  June and takes place around Prescot Parish Church and on Eccleston Street. The free event re-creates  Prescot’s famous Tudor Fayres and celebrates  the town’s wonderful heritage with traditional craft demonstrations and hands-on workshops in  willow making, candle making, calligraphy and wood turning. You can try your hand at Archery, learn about Apothecary, or take a selfie in Traditional stocks. There will be an Animal Petting area for visitors with animals such as a giant rabbits and owls. The ever-popular birds of prey stand and circus skills workshops will also be back once again.

There is lots of entertainment which will have a distinctly Tudor feel  such as Tudor Dancers, MATE productions doing pop up Shakespeare, Mucky Mountain Morris Dancers and Knowsley Ladies Choir. There will be a guided historic walk around Prescot at 12noon and 2pm, giving visitors the chance to learn several facts about Prescot’s rich Heritage.  There will also be the chance to learn more about the new Shakespeare North playhouse.

There will be food from the era with a traditional hog roast on site sponsored by Prescot Town Council. Other sponsors include Prescot Rotary Club, Kier Construction and Townscape Heritage Initiative.

At 3pm, in honour of Shakespeare there will be short, family-friendly ‘pop up’ performances of ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing in the church walled gardens by MATE productions. For tickets visit www.mateproductions.co.uk

For further details, please contact Culture Development and Events Team on 0151 443 5749

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Comics Youth CIC  – FREE Comic Workshops for 8 – 12 year olds

Do you like drawing, reading, writing, cartoons, comics, anime or manga?

Come along to free sessions from  4.30pm – 6.30pm every Thursday at Centre 63, Old Hall Lane, L32 5TH between Kirkby CE Primary School and St Chad’s Church.

All drop off and collection arrangements are the responsibility of parents/guardians.

 

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Kirkby Scibar – next meeting

Kirkby SciBar – Holy Angels Social Club, Sydney Powell Avenue, L32 0TP, next door to St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary School.

 Tuesday 19th June from 7.00pm – 9.00pm (accessible and suitable for older primary school children and all ages above – basically from 10 to 110 !!! )

 Genomics in the NHS Clinic – the Appliance of Science with Dr. Ian Ellis MBE  (Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the NHS)

Dr Ellis has been a Clinical Geneticist in Liverpool, for over 20 years.  Genetic testing has developed from chromosome testing to gene analysis, and now extends to whole genome sequencing.  But what does this mean for families seen in the genetic clinic?  The impact of the Human Genome project and the 100,000 Genome Study will be illustrated by specific examples.

“It’s a bit like starting to use a new smartphone – what do the all the buttons do?”  There will be questions and topics raised that impact all of us.  Come on a journey of exploration with us, for which no prior or scientific knowledge is needed.

Kirkby SciBar is part of the North West branch of the British Science Association (BSA).   Kirkby SciBar is run by local volunteers.