The Force was strong at Central Library for Star Wars evening

Princess Leia, young Jedi’s, Darth Vadars, Stormtroopers – and even Ewoks were present at St Helens Central Library for a special Star Wars evening, to celebrate the release of the new film “The Force Awakens” next month.

Complete with Star Wars themed rooms, including Endor, verdant home to the Ewoks; Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s desert homeworld and the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon – the evening was full of themed activities, such as quizzes, bingo and arts and crafts -while the children could even test their Jedi skills by guessing what was inside a box by touch and smell alone.

Are you a massive Star Wars fan but missed out on the fun in Central
Library? Fear not.

Stormtroopers will storm their way into St Helens town centre – as part of
a special Star Wars Day event

Courtesy of Star Wars based Costume Group, 99th Garrison, the
Stormtroopers, accompanied by a Shadow and Sand trooper will roam around Church Square on Sunday 6 December from 11am – 3pm where you will be able to have your picture taken with Darth Vader’s soldiers.

Commenting ahead of the day, St Helens Council Leader, Barrie Grunewald, said: “This day is a must for Star Wars fans young and old, which will really get you  in the mood ahead of the release of the film next month – so get down to Church Square on Sunday 6 December and release the inner Jedi in you.”

St Helens town centre provides a great range of high street stores and
independent shops, quality restaurants, pubs and bars.

Easily accessible car parking can be found at Chalon Way Car Park and
throughout the town centre.  Parking on Chalon Way, Birchley Street and St. Mary’s car parks is free after three. And don’t forget the free council
town centre car parking available every Saturday.

For public transport information, visit to plan
your trip or call Traveline on 0151 236 7676.

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