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Pirates set to raise the skull and crossbones
10:00am Monday 15th October 2012 in News
YO HO HO, it’ll be a pirate’s paradise in St Helens town centre this October half term, as the town is being overrun by a seafaring skull and crossbone crew.
Starting on Monday, October 22, until Saturday, October 27, the pirates will take over Church Square to host a variety of fun-packed free events.
Every day between 11am and 4pm, there will be entertainment, including puppet shows, inflatable pirate ships, face painting, balloon modeling and much more.
The Pirate of Northants, The Cornish Pirates and Captain Crook and Crock will be joined in the town centre by their latest catch, a giant 50ft whale. Throughout the week children will be able to go inside the whale and listen to pirate tales and stories.
No pirating event is complete without the most infamous pirate of them all, captain of the Caribbean seas, Captain Jack Sparrow. The flamboyant captain will be on hand to help ensure everyone is having sea-loads of fun.
And if that wasn’t enough to shiver your timbers, the week will also see a special appearance from CBeebies Octonauts characters Captain Barnacles and Kwazii on Thursday, October 25.
Deputy leader of St Helens Council and cabinet member for urban regeneration, housing and culture Councillor Barrie Grunewald said: “It’s going to be a fun-filled, half-term treat for all the family, and we want to see as many young pirates – in costume if they wish – and their families as possible.”
Pirate Week has been organised by St Helens council as part of the jam-packed events programme for the town over the coming months, providing free entertainment and cultural experiences for residents and visitors.
For more information about what’s happening in St Helens, go to whatsoninsthelens.com, or call 01744 675492.