Warrington is the place to be this March with a number of famous names and faces coming to town alongside special celebrations for St Patrick’s Day and a host of bespoke events.
From music and exploration to comedy and fun for kids, there is something for everyone in this star-studded line up.
As ever, Parr Hall has had a number of headline acts performing already in March and this kicked off on Friday 1st with an appearance from the Wilko Johnson band and special guest Glenn Tilbrook.
Laughter is set to follow on Saturday 9th with the Comedy Store at the Pyramid Arts Centre, while Rhod Gilbert will take to the stage at Parr Hall.
One of the funniest comedians on the circuit today, the multi-award winning Welsh comic is guaranteed to tickle bellies and leave everyone wanting just one more joke!
The people of Warrington will then be treated to some inspiring and incredible tales from Ben Fogle on Thursday 7th March at Parr Hall. The explorer will discuss his explorations around the world including trips to Antarctica, Mount Everest and his year on a remote island.
The 7th is also World Book Day with schools celebrating literature from around the world. Asda have some creative costumes for sale so head to their website to take a look: https://goo.gl/RsVj37.
Music is then set to take centre stage at Parr Hall in the middle of the month with three music groups sure to hit the right notes.
The Makers Market is set to arrive on 10th March in Palmyra Square with a huge selection of artisan products for everybody to enjoy.
Reggae band The Wailers will bring a Caribbean groove on Tuesday 12th before The Goldhawks deliver a brilliant performance of The Who’s acclaimed album Quadrophenia on Friday 15th March.
This trio of musical performances is capped off on Saturday 16th with an appearance from Wirral five-piece band The Coral.
With well-known hits such as ‘Dreaming of You’ and ‘In the Morning,’ plus a million UK album sales under their belt, they’re sure to get Saturday night rocking.
Don’t miss some live music at the Acoustic Café either on both Friday 1st and Friday 29th March. Blind River Scare will perform on the 1st while Gareth Heesom will captivate crowds on the 29th. Head to the Acoustic Café Facebook page for more: https://goo.gl/PLDNHH
Across town on 16th March, Warrington will be embracing the spirit of the Irish with a special St Patrick’s Day celebration taking place at Golden Square shopping centre.
There will be live music, dance performances, a Guinness bar and Irish stew until 6pm before the event moves into Flanagan’s new Irish bar to keep the party going. Funds raised will go to The Gatherings charity as well as the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – it’s gearing up to be a great day for a great cause!
An Irish theme will be evident the night before too when the Warrington Disability Partnership hosts their own St Patrick’s Night at St Joseph’s Club in Penketh. With Irish music, dancers, hot food and a raffle, fun galore is promised from 7:30pm until late.
March then ends on a high with three exciting events with something for everyone, once again at Parr Hall.
First up, on Friday 22nd March, Jasper Carrott will bring his brilliant brand of comedy to the town. His 2019 tour will see the famous comedian combine jokes with musical performances from Geoff Turton, Suzi Woo and Bev Bevan. It promises to be a unique and very entertaining evening.
A week later on the 29th, pop favourite Gabrielle will perform songs from her new album as well as plenty of her smash hits which include ‘Sunshine,’ ‘Dreams,’ and ‘Out of Reach.’
The world-famous singer has sold more than five million albums in the UK alone and has bagged two number-one singles.
March’s amazing line-up ends on Sunday 31st with something for kids at Parr Hall. Elmer the Patchwork Elephant heads to Warrington for a spectacular live show which tells the tale of an elephant that stands out from the crowd but ultimately realises that being yourself is the best way to live your life. Uplifting, fun and cheeky, this show provides something for everyone.
And don’t forget about Mother’s Day either which also takes place on Sunday 31st. The Barley Mow, a beautifully historic pub in the town centre, is offering special Sunday roasts from 12pm-6pm and Warrington Central Library is running Mother’s Day Crafts from 10am-12pm on Saturday 30th – it’s free to attend too!
If you’re sad about March’s calendar of events ending though don’t worry as there is lots to look forward to in April!
If you’re fans of Liverpool, David Bowie Whitney Houston, The Jam and Michael Jackson then you’re in luck and there’s some more great comedy coming too including the side-splittingly funny Justin Moorhouse!
There will also be the Warrington Artisan Market on Sunday 21st April and the Wire Market on Saturday 27th – go along and see if any unique gifts catch your eye.
Expect plenty of Easter fun too, with both the Golden Square and Cockhedge Shopping Centres running activities including the appearance of Peter Rabbit!
For more information about all of the events listed above and to buy tickets, head over to the Culture Warrington website: https://culturewarrington.org/ and click ‘What’s On.’
Warrington BID are also running a competition to win 2 FREE NBHD Weekender tickets! Check out the social media pages!