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Grannylock's and the Monstrous Duckling
Date: 29th October 2017
Details:  Part of the Big Imaginations Children’s Theatre Festival, 19 October – 5th November 2017

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

A father returns home with a magical cloak. A cloak that hides a story…

Did you know that the ugly duckling was never ugly? He was truly monstrous!
Or that Goldilocks was never a tale about a little girl. It was always a tale about a granny – a mean, thieving granny who has plans for something quite nasty.

Join our poetic storyteller as he unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters and discover they’re maybe not as charming as you remember!

After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, as well as talk about his work.

“Thrillingly grisly, darkly funny.” (Children’s Theatre Review, 2016)

Performance lasts 45 mins (no interval)

Doors: 10:00am

On stage: 11:00am

£7/£5

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Zombie-rella and Blood Red Hood
Date: 29th October 2017
Details:  Part of the Big Imaginations Children’s Theatre Festival, 19 October – 5th November 2017

Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

A mysterious vaudeville storyteller with a magical top-hat and coat unwinds the true stories behind the happily ever afters, which are maybe not as charming as you remember!

Discover the true tale of Cinderella, where she dies and becomes a zombie and falls in love with a vampire prince. And of course, there’s the true tale of Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf-hunter who never leaves her home without her shield, axe and blood-red stained cloak.

After the show there will be a chance to meet Joseph and purchase signed copies of his books, as well as talk about his work.

“Stripping down familiar fairytales to their gruesome guts.” (Children’s Theatre Review, 2016)

Performance lasts 45 mins (no interval)

Doors: 1:00pm

On stage: 2:00pm

£7/£5

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Wigan & District Speakers Club
Date: 2nd November 2017
Details:  Thursday 2nd November, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Wigan & District Speakers Club provides a friendly and supportive setting in which you can aquire new speaking skills, gain self confidence, meet new people and have lots of fun.

The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.
New members always welcome.
Venue:  Sunshine House, Wellington St, Scholes, WN1 3SD
Website:  Click to visit

Simon McBride
Date: 3rd November 2017
Details:  “The Holy Trinity of Belfast rock ‘n roll – Van Morrison, Rory Gallagher & Gary Moore – might just be on the verge of becoming a four-leaf clover.” PERFORMER MAGAZINE USA

After back-pedalling on his solo career to start a family, Simon McBride “the man who everyone wants in their band” is back on the road with his own jet-fuelled outfit.

The turn of 2016 saw McBride touring with Ian Gillan, filling the shoes of Ritchie Blackmore in a programme of Deep Purple songs that played across Europe. The first half of 2017 has him touring with uber-keyboardist Don Airey (another member of Deep Purple), followed by an outing with Whitesnake offshoot, Snakecharmer.

With his band of fellow Irishmen Marty McCloskey (drums) and Dave Marks (bass) Simon delivers his own distinctive songs (“Hugely accomplished” MOJO) along with crowd-pleasers from the likes of Hendrix and Free plus of course, explosive guitar playing!

His guitar skills (“Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” GUITARIST) have made him a go-to guitarist on the British Blues-rock scene, admired among professionals, followed by enthusiasts, and endorsed by some of the biggest brands on the guitar scene.

Rewind to the early nineties and you didn’t have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast, who picked up his first guitar at ten, eschewing formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of Free, Jeff Beck and Hendrix. At 16 he turned pro, leaving education behind to wow the world as a hired gun in projects that ranged from filling Vivian Campbell’s shoes in Sweet Savage, to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Touring in his own right he has supported Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck and Joe Bonamassa and played major festivals around Europe.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

£15

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at www.citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Bonfire, Fireworks & Live Music
Date: 4th November 2017
Details:  BONFIRE, FIREWORKS & LIVE MUSIC

Black Peas - Hot Chocolate - Treacle Toffee - Toasted Marshmallows - Warm Winter Cider - Hot Pot

The Bonfire will be lit at 5pm.

The firework display will begin at 7pm.

GOLD FROM STONE from 9pm
An energetic Rock band from Leyland, Lancashire. They are a 5 piece band who love nothing more than entertaining and rocking out.

Own fireworks and sparklers are not permitted.

Under 18's must be supervised by an adult and must leave the premises no later than 11pm.

Free Entry
Venue:  Brown Cow
The Green
Eccleston
Chorley
PR7 5TP
Website:  Click to visit

Mostly Autumn
Date: 4th November 2017
Details:  In association with Classic Rock Society

Showcasing their new album Sight of Day, an album celebrating life which abounds with huge tracks that lead the listener into territory never explored by the band before.

Counted amongst the top 100 best prog bands of all time and winners of Best Live Concert and Best Female Vocalist 2014 (Olivia Sparnenn-Josh) in the Classic Rock Society awards, Mostly Autumn’s musical palette is diverse, they draw on influences from the golden age of rock, but have developed their own unique sound that both captures the essence of that era and yet looks forward into the future.

Delighted to be invited to support Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in 2016 and 2017, they have earned themselves a name for their outstanding live shows and have been described as ‘the best band you have never heard’.

They have built a loyal and cult following since their first album sixteen years ago and in that time such luminaries as Steve Hackett, the late Richard Wright, the late Jon Lord and the BBC’s own Bob Harris are amongst their many fans.

Mostly Autumn has also toured as an invited support act to Blackmore’s Night, Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull, as well as being special guests at Bryan Adam’s Murrayfield Stadium gig a few years ago. That alone should give some indication as to the caliber of the band.

Under 18s must be accompanied by and adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£14 ADV/£15 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

China Crisis
Date: 10th November 2017
Details:  After sell out tours of the UK and America in 2015 and 2016, China Crisis return in support of their new album ‘Autumn in the Neighbourhood’, their first album of new material in 20 years. Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. Known for their string of hit singles, including African & White, Chrstian, Working with Fire and Steel, Black Man Ray and Wishful Thinking, the band will be performing these classics and more, alongside tracks from the new album.

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£18

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Aynsley Lister
Date: 11th November 2017
Details:  Fresh from his richly deserved accolade as “Guitarist of the Year” in the British Blues Awards and straight out of the studio, Aynsley returns to The Stables with a brand new album! The new album, Eyes Wide Open, combines the songwriting craft of Home with the power of delivery of Tower Sessions. Each song tells a story; really clever observations on life taken from the lives of ordinary people in today’s world, each one delivered in an absolute masterclass in the art of guitar.

Back with his band, Aynsley will be showcasing his new material along with his popular favourites and some classic covers as you’ve never heard them before. Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord.

“His guitar playing is a fire hazard” MOJO

“Superb” The TIMES

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£12

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Carl Palmer
Date: 17th November 2017
Details:  In association with Classic Rock Society

“In Memory Of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & John Wetton”.

Rock legend and drummer extraordinaire Carl Palmer brings his 2017 tour ‘In memory of Keith, Greg and John’ to St Helens, with a show filled with the music of Emerson, Lake And Palmer, along with a couple of King Crimson pieces in honour of John Wetton.

Carl says: “The up and coming tour in November is a celebration of the music I have made over the years with Keith and Greg and also John Wetton who has died this year. These are three very important people in my life .And all three died within a ten month period of each other it was a great loss to us all. I look forward to playing some of the music I personally made with all of them over the years on my November tour.”

This rare chance to see one of rock’s biggest names celebrating this great music ‘loud and proud’ with his astonishing band at The Citadel is an evening not to be missed!

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£25

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at www.citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

The Clone Roses & DJ Clint Boon
Date: 18th November 2017
Details:  The Stone Roses are without doubt one of the most important bands of British music and their music has influenced and inspired many artists. They recently performed 4 sell out nights at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester to over 240,000 people, and the concerts will no doubt go down in history for fans of the band.

But with the Roses’ appearances now less regular, there is only 1 option to hear those songs played with the same passion and energy as the real thing. The Clone Roses are the longest serving and most popular Roses Tribute playing live today. The attention to detail is second to none, with the band acquiring the same clothing, instruments and usually play the same set as The Roses themselves. The band have recently played Isle of Wight Festival, Shiine on Weekender, and “A Tribute to Manchester” headlining to over 2500 at Manchester Academy 1, and to 1700 people at Ulster Hall in Belfast, as well as a UK Tour of the o2 Academy music venues.

Expect to hear all the classics, “Waterfall”, “Made of Stone”, “I am the Resurrection” along with the new songs “All for One” and “Beautiful Thing.”

If you’ve never seen the real deal or want to re-live the best gig you’ve been to then “The Clones” will deliver the next best thing!

“I can’t believe it’s not butter, the second best Stone Roses in the World! MANI (THE STONE ROSES)

“Easily the Best Roses Tribute Band in the business” CLINT BOON (INSPIRAL CARPETS / RADIO X)

“The Clones have long been the best” THE GUARDIAN

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony.

Doors: 7:30pm

£13 ADV/£16 OTD

For further information and to book tickets, please contact box office on 01744 735436 or email us at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

 
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