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Heswall October 2017 Issue 108


INSIDE THIS MONTH: n Lucy begins tumour treatment n Wirral Arts Festival n Bus service cuts n High school’s new building n Legal column n Heswall Hall n What’s on guide


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THERE has been a phenomenal show of support to raise money for an operation for young Lucy Moroney, who has a brain tumour.. Lucy has already started her treatment but the family need to raise nearly £300,000 for her to complete it. It’s the Wirral Arts Festival in the first two weeks of October, with myriad events across Heswall.


You can also read about bus service changes in Heswall, fund raising by the Round Table, a visit by TV comedian Robert Webb and the regular features, including Heswall Hall, book reviews, a legal column and what’s on guide. You can keep up to date with the latest news at and via twitter #heswallcom



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Start of Festival Folk Night Saturday 30th September 7.30pm One of the audience highlights of the Wirral Arts Festival featuring: Celtic Notes - a fine trio that really know how to entertain. Port Sunlight Sea Dogs - a lively and hugely enjoyable shanty group. Hosted by the wonderful Eddie Morris. Expect a mixture of ballads, chorus, and comedy songs. Tickets £10 (£8 for concessions) available from Linghams and Goulds Stationers.

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Tuesday 3rd October 10am-3.30pm

Friday 6th October 7.30pm

A series of informal lectures explaining and illustrating lesser-known aspects of law, Sponsored by Campions Solicitors l 10am–10.45am Treasure and Coroners by Vanessa Oakden, ‘Finds Officer’ from Liverpool Museum. l 11.15am–12noon What Is a Notary and When You May Need One? by Professor Barry Holland, Solicitor and Notary. l 1.30pm–2.15pm Freedoms under the Law by Christopher Storey QC. l 2.35pm–3.30pm The Real Heir Hunter by John Cartlidge. What you will not see on TV. True tales of uncovering unknown or missing family members. Admission £2

Back by popular demand after last year’s sensational sell-out concert Featuring three local choirs - The Castle Singers, The Bunker Boys (Heswall Golf Club), and Off Pitch (Caldy Rugby Club). Tickets £9 Available from Linghams.

Engineering Day Thursday 5th October This year the theme will be Mega Structures, and there will be a series of lectures providing an insight to the engineering and processes involved with designing and building such structures.

Science Day Thursday 12th October 9.30am-5pm A series of lectures by eminent university scientists providing insights into aspects of science l 9.30am – The Science of Ageing: Do we want to live for ever? by Prof Anne McArdle. l 11am - From Skull to Face (how a face is recreated from skeletal remains) by Jessica Liu. l 1.30pm - The Wonderful World of Sugars: More than just a food by Professor Gideon Davies. l 3pm - What use is Science (compared to engineering)? by Peter Goodhew Admission - £1 each lecture (U3A free)

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Evening Cinema: Hidden Figures (PG) Wednesday 11th October 7.30pm The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. A brilliant and inspirational film. Tickets £5. From: Linghams Booksellers; Gould’s Stationers; and Heswall Hall (Tel: 0151 342 2614 pay by phone – no booking fee). Doors and Bar open at 6.45pm

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Saturday 14th October 7.30pm

Free refreshments from 1pm Enjoy an afternoon at the Cinema Join our wonderful Matinee Cinema Club where we show, on our big screen, mainly British films with an excellent story line. Our October film Miss Potter stars Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor and is based on a true story. The film was shot on location in London and the beautiful Lake District. Admission £3.50 (pay on the door). Free Membership

Programme includes: Light Cavalry Overture (Von Suppe); Jazz Suite No 1 (Shostakovich); Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev); Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) Featuring John Gough – piano Tickets £9 from Linghams and Gould’s, also

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Thursday 26th to Friday 27th October Hilarious comedy thriller by Peter Gordon The play features the inept and bungling Inspector Pratt who battles against all the odds, and his own incompetence, to solve the murder of a stately home’s owner before numerous other guests in the house are dispatched. Tickets £8 from: Linghams; Masseys the Butchers, Heswall; Fringes Hairdressers, Irby;

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Mozart’s Don Giovanni Friday 17th November 7.30pm We are delighted that the wonderful Opera Viva have agreed to perform this comedic opera, featuring opera’s great anti-hero, inspired by the Spanish Legend of Don Juan, at Heswall Hall. Whether you love opera, or have not seen one previously, but have always fancied giving it a try, this is the one for you. Wonderful music sung by Opera Viva’s excellent singers and chorus. An excellent night out Tickets £10 online at: heswallhall * Be totally flexible in the hours that you can work, due to the varied commitments of the venue * Be physically fit as the work includes the movement of equipment * Have basic IT skills essential * Experience of bar work would also be an asset Salary to be discussed at interview. Please email a CV and covering letter outlining why you think you are the right person for this role to

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Law in the real world Jackie Campion talks about the forthcoming ‘Day of Law’ We are hosting a Day of Law at Heswall Hall on 3rd October 2017. We have invited speakers some of whom you may not ordinarily associate with Law, who will give informal talks on interesting aspects of law which are not dealt with by ordinary General Practices. The aim is for the day to be interesting and entertaining! There will be question and answer sessions and we will also provide a goody bag- coffee/tea and cake! Campion Solicitors is a General Practice. That means we offer to our clients expert advice on general areas of law and for most clients we can provide an all round service looking after all their required legal needs. Not so entertaining but certainly a necessity. Our core practices are Wills and Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Conveyancing, Private client and Family Law. We would consider it difficult to offer an entertaining and humorous talk on the law regarding Wills, Conveyancing process or Lasting Powers of Attorney at the event - so we will leave the talks to our more entertaining guests which we hope residents in the community will enjoy. However, we at Campion Solicitors will be there on the day and happy to have a chat about any of your legal needs or just say to hello. We look forward to meeting you there. EVENT DETAILS Tuesday 3rd October 10am -3.30pm Heswall Hall, 111 Telegraph Rd, Heswall. Tickets available on the door

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Lucy begins brain tumour treatment Nearly a quarter of a million pounds have been raised for Heswall schoolgirl Lucy Moroney to fund treatment overseas for a brain tumour. The nine-year-old Lucy has Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a terminal and inoperable brain tumour. Her family need to raise £300,000 to receive alternative treatment, called intra-arterial chemotherapy in Mexico. Her aunt, Paula Newman, revealed that Lucy has completed her first round of treatment and is recovering well. Paula said: “Lucy had her blood draw for her immunotherapy treatment and was very happy and giggling going in...even though she was nervous as they put her to sleep to do it! “She was as good as gold as ever and woke up afterwards without a peep. So she got to enjoy a rare treat afterwards, getting most of it on her chin and nose!

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Wirral surgeon Stephen Blair has spent three weeks in Uganda providing health and education services for the local population. Stephen, a varicose vein specialist at Spire Murrayfield, in Barnston, went out to Africa with his wife Christine and daughter Cathy as part of the Rock of Joy charity. They led a party of 30 teens from the Parish of Heswall churches, supporting three schools which provide education for 1,500 children. Julie Watkinson, Director of Spire Murrayfield Hospital, said: “The work that Stephen and his family and the young people do out there is fantastic and it is a great life experience for them. “We are delighted that we’re able to help them carry out this important mission which is life-changing not just for the people of Uganda but also for the young people from the Wirral who go out to help them.” For more on the Rock of Joy Trust go to

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Wirral Arts Festival gets und The Wirral Arts Festival 2017 runs from the end of September until 14th October with ,many events in Heswall. Here are some of the highlights of the festival but a full programme can be obtained by visiting the festival website Saturday 30th September A sound start, 11am-4pm: Listen and look out for dancers and musicians in and around the streets of Heswall on the opening day. Non-stop music and entertainment free at the Johnny Pye, including the Swing Era swing band from 4pm. Saturday 30th September Grand Opening Ceilidh, 7.30pm, at the Victoria Hall, Bebington: Organised by Bebington’s English Folk Dance Group, the callers will lead you painlessly through all the dances to music by a live band, Shave the Donkey. Tickets: £7. Saturday 30th September Start of Festival Folk Concert, 7.30pm, at Heswall Hall: Featuring – Celtic Notes, Port Sunlight Sea Dogs, and host Eddie Morris – book early because it’s likely to be sold out. There is a mixture of styles incorporating ballads, chorus, and comedy songs. Tickets are £10 (£8 for concessions) and are available from Linghams Booksellers, and Goulds in Heswall. Tuesday 3rd October Law in the Real World, 10am to 3.30pm, at Heswall Hall. A series of informal lectures explaining and illustrating lesser-known aspects of law, Sponsored by Campions Solicitors. Admission £2 Tuesday 3rd October An Evening of Jazz with the Peninsula Jazzmen, 8.30 pm - 11pm at the Heswall Royal British Legion, Pensby Road. There is a draw for at at least one bottle of wine and the whole event takes place in the “Cane Room” at the rear of the Legion. Admission is free but donations are welcome on the door. Thursday 5th October Wirral Historic Film Night, 7:30pm, at Heswall Hall. A collection of short films being shown by kind permission of the North-West Film Archive, the British Film Institute and the Welcome Foundation, and includes the public premieres of two recently made films. Tickets are only available from Heswall Hall for £5. All proceeds go to Wirral St John’s Hospice.

Thursday 5th October Engineering Day, daytime, at Heswall Hall. This year the theme will be Mega Structures, and there will be a series of lectures providing an insight to the engineering and processes involved with designing and building such structures. Full details to be announced Friday 6th October ‘Fake or Fortune’ Valuation Day with John Crane, 10am - 3pm at Cato Crane Auctioneers, The Mount. Pictures, silver, jewellery, books and interesting high value objects. Consultations strictly by appointment on 1051 709 5559. Friday 6th October The Three Choirs Concert, 7.30pm, at Heswall Hall. Back by popular demand after last year’s sensational sell-out concert. Featuring three local choirs - The Castle Singers, The Bunker Boys (Heswall Golf Club), and Off Pitch (Caldy Rugby Club). An enjoyable and varied evening is guaranteed with well-known and popular songs as part of a ‘light’ programme! All proceeds go to local charities. Tickets £9 Available from Linghams Booksellers, Heswall Saturday 7th October Manor Gatehouse Club Art Exhibition, 10am-4pm, at the Gladstone Village Hall, Burton. The club’s painting and craft group’s annual exhibition of work. Entry is free and some exhibits are for sale. Refreshments are available all day. Saturday 7th October Shepherds, Nymphs and Fa La Las by Exordium, 1.30pm, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Telegraph Road. This concert will explore the subject of romantic music of the 16th and 17th centuries, based around the madrigal form. They will also perform a number of English folk songs, which complement the overall theme of romance and look at how madrigals and folk song have continued to influence composers through to the present day. The programme will contain music by Morley, Holst, Josquin, Stanford.

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nder way Saturday 7th October A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel, 7.30pm, at West Kirby Arts Centre, Brookfield Gardens, West Kirby with singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey. Sunday 8th October Liverpool Guitar Society Duet & Nicole Bartos, 2pm, at the Williamson Art Gallery, Oxton. The programme includes: “Cari Giorni” – Love Arias & Songs; Liverpool Guitar Society Duet & Nicole Bartos, soprano; Richard Harding, Robin Turvey, classical guitar. A stunning treat of radiant Bel canto soprano vocals and classical guitar. Monday 9th October Chilling Out – Iceland, Norway, Viking Wirral – an exhibition of paintings by Sylvia Hikins, 9am5pm, at Bridge Cottage, 23 Park Road, Port Sunlight. Recently restored, Bridge Cottage was Lord Leverhulme’s first residence, so this is a chance to look over the house and see a visual feast of art in every room. Admission is free. Tuesday 10th October Author Katie Welsh will be promoting her book “The Wages of Sin”, 7pm at Linghams. Wednesday 11th October Josh Harty, 745 pm, at West Kirby Arts Centre. Josh Harty is a midwest singer-songwriter with a keen eye, observant lyrics and a fine driving guitar style that pulses with fire. Thursday 12th October Science Day, 9.30pm to 5pm, at Heswall Hall. A series of lectures providing insights into aspects of scienceAdmission - £1 each lecture (U3A free)

Friday 13th October Bunny, a play by Jack Thorne, 7pm, at Heswall Hall. A monologue which won the Fringe First award at 2010’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it’s a gripping, thought-provoking and poignant presentation of what it is to be a woman on the cusp of adulthood, and a totally relatable piece for young men and women anywhere. The monologue’s running time is 30 minutes and will be performed by the fantastic actress, Lucy Caswell. Saturday 14th October Nordic Scouse, 1pm, at Bridge Cottage, 23 Park Road, Port Sunlight. Music, words, visual images of Norway, Iceland, Merseyside. Performed live by Sylvia Hikins (guitar) and Mette Royden (violin). Come and visit the recently restored Bridge Cottage, first home of Lord Leverhulme, take a look at Sylvia’s painting exhibition, ‘Chilling Out’, Mette’s knitted accessories, and enter the world of the ancestors with Nordic Scouse. A great afternoon out. Admission is free! Saturday 14th October Riverside Writers Reading Day, 2-4:30pm at West Kirby Library. An afternoon when members of Riverside Writers group share and perform their work: a fantastic variety of stories, tales, and poetry. All to attract and inspire those who come to listen. A free event with the opportunity to mingle and chat with the writers. Who knows where it could lead? Saturday 14th October Retra’s Art Exhibition, 6-10pm, at Victoria Hall, Bebington. This evening will hold two local artists, Beth Armstrong and Kara Price. They will be showcasing abstract/surrealistic pieces and digital sea life art. Most the art will be for show, but some will be available for sale. Saturday 14th October End of Festival Concert, with Orchestre dell’Arte, 7.30pm, at Heswall Hall. Programme includes: Light Cavalry Overture (Von Suppe); Jazz Suite No 1 (Shostakovich); Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev); Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin). Featuring John Gough – piano

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Wirral care home fires up the BBQ to bring summer to a close Residents, relatives and staff from a Heswall care home bid summer a fond farewell with a special BBQ bash to remember. The Hazelwell, a residential, nursing, palliative and respite care home situated in Oldfield Road, decided to make the most of the warm weather with a get-together in its gardens. Steve Devenport, head chef at The Hazelwell, cooked up some delicious locally sourced produce including burgers, sausages and chicken accompanied by some delightful summer salads. Steve, who has been at the care home since it opened last July, was keen to ensure none of the residents missed out and catered for all of their nutritional and dietary requirements. The Hazelwell was recently rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission following an unannounced inspection by the independent regulator of all health and social services in England. The home was also named in the Top 20 Recommended Care Homes in the North West for 2017 by leading UK care home website,, with a score of 9.9 out of ten. Liza Millington, care home manager at The Hazelwell, said: “The BBQ was a great success with Steve’s fabulous food a big hit! It was a lovely day and fantastic way to say goodbye to summer and hello to Autumn!” For more information about The Hazelwell contact Liza on 0151 342 9654, email info@ or visit 34 To advertise call 01244 350398

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SCHOOL 2018 CHOOSING the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. Over the next few pages you can learn about some of the open days that will be running across the area during the autumn months. Open days are so important because they can show parents

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Girls thrive at The Queen’s School because we value them as individuals, inspiring, supporting and challenging them to excel. Come along to our Open Morning to find out more. Take a tour led by one of the girls and meet our highly qualified team, including Miss Lyndsay Hilton who will take the helm from January 2018.

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Lego creations earn Steve the top prize STEVE Guinness, Head of Design and Technology at Birkenhead School, in Oxton, is the winner of Lego Masters on Channel 4. The show was touted as the new Bake Off for Lego building and saw eight pairs of Lego enthusiasts whittled down to crown the winning pair, Steve Guinness and Nate Dias, in the final. Steve said: “It has been a dream come true being a part of the competition, being surrounded by likeminded designers and working under the guide of the Vice President of Lego, it’s something I never thought possible. I have always been creative and enjoy bringing my ideas to live through Lego.” In each episode the contestants built creations, including a supersized challenge. In the episodes, Steve and his build partner Nate, excelled and demonstrated their creativity and versatility, creating a Chinese banquet out of bricks in episode one, a Pirate-themed Fun Fair for episode two and in episode three, a host of animals including a lemur, crocodile and a chameleon for the Nature theme. The final saw the pairs listen to a six-year-old’s story and then spend three hours recreating the imaginative tale in a spectacular build. The remaining two teams then had two weeks to go to create a showcase build measuring 2 x 2m. The winning pair, Steve and Nate built an incredible piece showing a life-size figure of a stressed man, working at a desk with a working typewriter, whilst his inner child had escaped and was playing with toys, including a Noah’s Ark with moving animals heading into the Ark and a working Jack-in-the-box, on the floor behind him. Both finalist pairs, Steve and Nate and Nicholas and Coba, will now have their creations exhibited at the company headquarters in Denmark. Steve incorporates Lego into the curriculum and runs robotics as part of the school’s co-curricular programme. 48 To advertise call 01244 350398

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Discover what more an independent education can offer HMC Independent Day School Girls and Boys 3 months to 18 years Birkenhead School, 58 Beresford Road, Oxton, Wirral, CH43 2JD

USEFUL NUMBERS AND INFO Clubs Artists Association - Heswall Monthly meetings and weekly group sessions at Heswall Hall. Summer Exhibition. New members very welcome, all abilities and beginners. Call 342 7165.

Round Table Social club with a conscience open to men between 18 and 45, meeting at The Jug & Bottle & other venues. 07843 184211. Email:

Dee Sailing Club Station Rd, Thurstaston. 0151 648 2300

Senior Swimmers - Heswall Open to over-50s in Wirral at Calday Grammar School Baths. Fridays from 9-11am. Free trial swim. Three Social functions a year. Call 652 6081 or 353 8707.

Flower Club - Heswall Meet 1st Wednesday of the month, 8pm at Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road. Tel 336 5359 Gardening Society - Heswall Meetings on the first Monday of the month at 7.30pm in Heswall Hall. Tel Sue on 342 2007. Heswall Society Established for the public benefit to conserve the heritage of the parish. Contact Carolyn Eddowes on 342 5066 Inner Wheel The club meets on the second Tuesday evening of each month at Heswall Golf Club at 7 for 7.15pm. Tel 342 3932. Lawn Tennis Club - Heswall Quarry Road East, Heswall. Tel 342 1775 Mid Week Ramblers - Heswall Walks between 5 and 9 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. Tel 336 6044 Oldfield Theatre and Concert Club Arranges visits by coach to theatres and concert halls throughout the Wirral and beyond. Opera - Ballet Concerts or Plays. New members welcome. 342 8952. Pinewood Lawn Tennis Club Napps Way, off Downham Rd North, Heswall. Tel 07894 095882 Probus Gayton - Meeting at Pensby Recreational Centre every Tues 9am-12noon for conversation, bridge and table tennis; other activities include snooker, bowls, quizzes, outings and a monthly lunch with speaker. Call 342 3960. Heswall - The group hold their luncheon at Thornton Hall Hotel, Thornton Hough every third Monday in the month & meet for coffee at the URC Wednesdays 10am-12noon. Tel 342 5367. Rotary Clubs Heswall Club meets Thursdays at Heswall Golf Club for 12.45. Secretary 648 7661 West Wirral Meet on Wednesdays at the Glegg Arms 6.00 for 6.30 pm. Tel 0151 632 5697 Mid Wirral meets Tuesday mornings for breakfast at the Glegg Arms at 7:15am. Tel 342 1034

Soroptimists The group meet on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Tel 342 3446 Squash Club - Heswall Gayton Playing Fields, off Brimstage Road, Heswall, Wirral, CH60 1XG.0151 342 2817 U3A - Heswall The Heswall University of the Third Age ( U3A ) is a self help organisation providing educational, creative and social opportunities for the over 50s. Tel 342 5331 Wirral Lions Club Meets 1st Tuesday every month at 7.45pm at Heswall Golf Club. New members welcome. Tel 334 3044. Wirral WIldlife The local branch of Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Tel 342 1395. Woolgatherers Heswall-based drama group. New members welcome. Call 648 2717 Useful Numbers Councillors Leslie Rowlands 342 2454 Andrew Hodson 342 6253 Kathy Hodson 342 6253 Police Please call 709 6010 for non-emergencies . Heswall Hall Community Hall, 111Telegraph Road, Heswall. Tel: 342 2614; Schools Barnston Primary. Tel 342 5229 Gayton Primary. Tel 342 3772 Heswall Primary. Tel 342 7491 St Peter’s CE Primary. Tel 342 2556 Wirral Council General switchboard 0151 606 2000

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The King’s School Open Day Saturday 7 October

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10.30am to 1.00pm For pupils aged 7-11

King’s Seniors

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King’s Sixth Form

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school building opens After many months of careful planning and much activity, Neston High School’s new school building was ready to receive Year 7 and 12 students at the start of the September term. Staff and students marked the opening of their new facilities with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by the two youngest students Harry and Annalise and witnessed by the Mayor of Neston, Cllr Pat Kynaston with headteacher Steve Dool, and deputy headteacher Mrs Hudson. Shortly after moving in the new building, contractors will be starting Phase two, which includes the demolition of the old building and replacing it with a new all-weather pitch. Phase two will also bring a new car park and drop-off area which will be a significant improvement with increased spaces and ease of access. In the meantime, there will be special provision for parking out of normal teaching hours when there are events at the school such as the open evening and parents’ evenings. This phase is scheduled to be completed by Easter of 2018 when there will be an official opening. Running concurrently will be a major £3million development at the Neston Recreation Centre which is on the school campus. The Sports Hall is back in operation with the swimming pool, fitness suite and other facilities coming on-line in stages as the project progresses.

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So the days float through my eyes but still the days seem the same Gosh I barely can say it but it is October! The season of major changes, colder, wetter and the beckoning gloom of the impending winter! I start to get more lethargic bending towards hibernation, rather than the hectic toing and froing of the warmer months. It is the time when the concept of Hygge seems more sensible, I get out my quilts and woolly blankets, make more casseroles and spend a fortune on candles! The one joy for me is the pleasure of sitting by a warm firm wrapped in multilayers and reading, reading and more reading! I tend to read more this time of year and as my husband and I are now empty nesters, I will indulge myself even more! I have just read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, I feel like I have read it before or maybe I know the story so well that I think that I have, do you ever feel like this about a book? So as we start to batten down the hatches don’t forget to pay Linghams a visit and choose yourself some wonder books to brighten the gloom! Check out my October reviews for a few ideas! Future Events Thursday, 19th October Rosie Millard; Thursday 9th November Rick Stein.

By Kerry Keight

PER J ANDERSSON - The Amazing Story of the Man you Cycled from India to Europe For Love PK is an untouchable from a small village in eastern India, he is humiliated on a daily basis, forced to sit outside his school while his peers learn and watch people wash themselves if they accidentally touch him. PK is a natural artist and he lands a place at an art school in New Delhi. All his life he has kept a palm leaf bearing an astrologer’s prophecy: “You will marry a girl who is not from the village, not from the district, not even from our country; she will be musical, own a jungle and be born under the sign of the ox.” One evening he meets Lotta a Swedish woman. This is the true story of how a young Indian man armed with nothing more than a few paintbrushes and a second-hand Bike rides across Asia and Europe in search of the woman he loves! Heart-warming and charming.

NIGEL SLATER – The Christmas Chronicles I adore Nigel Slater, I love how he cooks and talks about food in general but also his stories and observations are gentle and calming. As a family we have a Christmas Meal planning meeting as we like to have a different meal every Christmas. Sounds grand but everyone puts in their desires and we yay and nay until we come to a final choice this year will be no exception but it will probably include haggis as our son is now living in Edinburgh! (we like our Christmas meal to be slightly unconventional – I grew up in a family where every year for as long as I can remember for Christmas we had fried Chicken, sweetcorn and salad! This book has a classy cover and its contents will take you through the winter months feeling warm and hygge-fied!

TOVE JANSSON – Finn Family Moomintroll I became aware of the Moomins quite late in my life – I knew they existed and I was mildly aware of a TV programme in my (now distant) young days. But like a lot of people I have become more aware of Scandinavian art, literature, design and hygge. I enjoy reading Scandi crime, watching Scandi crime and eating Daim Bars. The Moomins are a delightful creation by Tove Jansson and this delightful special edition includes all her original art work, a lovely dust jacket even a fold out map – a must for those aged from here to infinity!

HESWALL What's on guide OCTOBER 2017 Monday 2nd October Former doctor Adam Kay will be talking about his experiences on the wards – and telling us things we wish we didn’t know. He is promoting his book ‘This is Going to Hurt’ at Linghams book shop, on Telegraph Road. Tickets £10. Monday 2nd October Heswall Gardening Society presents The Ravenhill Memorial Lecture by Paul Cook, Curator of RHS Gardens Harlow Carr and ex Ness Gardens, at Heswall Hall, Telegraph Road, 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £4. Contact Sue 342 2007 or Judith 342 7510 Tuesday 3rd October An Evening of Jazz with the Peninsula Jazzmen, 8.30 pm - 11pm at the Heswall Royal British Legion, Pensby Road. There is a draw for at at least one bottle of wine and the whole event takes place in the “Cane Room” at the rear of the Legion. Admission is free but donations are welcome on the door. Wednesday 4th October Heswall Flower Club will be welcoming Cheshire area demonstrator, Karen Schofield from Preston with her demonstration “ Season to Inspire” at Heswall Hall 8pm. Call Janet 336 5359. Saturday 7th October Shepherds, Nymphs and Fa La Las by Exordium, 1.30pm, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Telegraph Road. This concert will explore the subject of romantic music of the 16th and 17th centuries, based around the madrigal form. They will also perform a number of English folk songs, which complement the overall theme of romance. The programme will contain music by Morley, Holst, Josquin, Stanford.

Friday 13th October Bunny, a play by Jack Thorne, 7pm, at Heswall Hall. A monologue which won the Fringe First award at 2010’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, it’s a gripping, thoughtprovoking and poignant presentation of what it is to be a woman on the cusp of adulthood, and a totally relatable piece for young men and women anywhere. The monologue’s running time is 30 minutes and will be performed by the fantastic actress, Lucy Caswell. Saturday 14th October End of Festival Concert with Orchestre dell’Arte, 7.30pm, at Heswall Hall. Programme includes: Light Cavalry Overture (Von Suppe); Jazz Suite No 1 (Shostakovich); Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev); Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin). Featuring John Gough – piano. Tickets £9 from Linghams, Heswall and Gould’s, Heswall, also www. Thursday 26th to Friday 27th October Woolgatherers of Heswall present Murdered to Death, a comedy thriller by Peter Gordon, at Heswall Hall. The play features the inept and bungling Inspector Pratt who battles against all the odds, and his own incompetence, to solve the murder of a stately home’s owner before numerous other guests in the house are dispatched. Tickets from:

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