Community activity day set to make a splash on West Kirby prom

West Kirby Promenade is set to come alive with music, drama and wellbeing sessions, at a special event to welcome residents back to the waterfront and showcase how the historic Old Baths site can be used for different activities that complement its beautiful setting.

Visitors to the ’Back to the Prom’ event on Saturday 2 September can also meet the local RNLI, get a bike service, have their faces painted and pick-up a tree to plant at home…all for free!

Local residents are invited to take part in the activities, or to just come along to watch the performances and enjoy the newly refurbished public space, which has been transformed as part of the West Kirby Flood Wall project.

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee for Wirral Council, said, “Although the works along the promenade were first and foremost about flood alleviation, they also provided a unique opportunity to refresh and revitalise a much-loved public space.

“As the works are now complete, I am looking forward to seeing the Old Baths site enjoyed in ways that make the most of its wonderful setting and hope the event will encourage local community groups and other organisations to come forward with their ideas for how they might use it in future.”

The day-long programme of activities and performances is as follows:

9.00am – 9.45am              Qi Gong by Esperanza (activity)

10.00am – 11.00am         Yoga by Calm@Church Farm (activity)

11.30am – 12.15am         Spin class with a view by Active Wirral (activity)

1.00pm – 2.00pm             Wirral Ukulele Fanatics (performance)

2.30pm – 3.30pm             Shakespeare by the Sea by the Hillbark Players (performance)

4.00pm – 5.00pm             Rock Choir (performance)

5.15pm – 6.00pm             Tai Chi with China Spirit (activity)  

Visitors can also enjoy face painting (1-3pm), free bike maintenance with Dr Bike (1-5pm) and a tree giveaway (while stocks last). Residents are invited to take part in the activities subject to space and are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the activity they wish to try wearing suitable clothing and footwear. The event and individual performances and activities are subject to change or cancellation in the event of bad weather.

Visitors are urged to walk or cycle to the event or consider using public transport.

West Kirby train station  is a 15-minute walk from the Old Baths site. There are also a number of bus services that start and terminate at West Kirby. The Merseytravel website provides the latest information on bus and train times and tickets available.                      

Image: Wirral Council

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