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Congleton Business Networking programme of events
Business networking group in Congleton meets twice monthly, visit their website for more information..
Bare Health runs a series of events. For more information, download their latest Newsletter
Astbury Mere has events running through the year, click here for more information
The SMILE Group is a peer support group set up to help families affected by postnatal illness. The SMILE Group runs every Wednesday from 10-12 noon at the Children's Centre on New Street. Mums and dads are welcome to bring their babies and toddlers and relax and chat in a friendly and welcoming setting. For more information you can follow them on twitter @thesmilegroup, join their FB page or visit their website http://www.thesmilegroup.org/
SATURDAY 24TH MAY – EARLY SEPTEMBER
Congleton Town Council 2014 SUMMER OPENING OF CONGLETON PADDLING POOL, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP, open daily from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Admission is free, but an ‘Honesty Box’ is provided for donations towards the upkeep of this valuable facility. Designed for Children 11 years and under, all Children must be accompanied by an Adult. *Please note there is no car parking on Park Road or at Daneside Theatre (Private), please use Town Centre car parks.
MONDAY 16TH JUNE – SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST
Congleton Cycling Campaign/Congleton Town Council CYCLING & WALKING TREASURE HUNT. Solve 22 clues around the Town by walking or cycling. Entry forms available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095. Completed entries should be taken to the Tourist Information Centre, closing date for entries Saturday 31st August.
MONDAY 21ST JULY – AUGUST 29TH
Congleton Lawn Tennis Club SUMMER TENNIS CAMP (Monday – Friday only) at Congleton Lawn Tennis Club, off West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JR. Learn to Play, Score and Compete. For details and prices Tel: 07939 331000 or E-Mail: email@example.com
TUESDAY 29TH JULY – FRIDAY 22ND AUGUST
Tatton Park SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT THE FARM, Milking demonstrations, daily sheep hurdle challenge, search for Floss’s lost sheepdog puppies in the maize maze during our Kim Lewis themed activities. At Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN opens 12 noon – 5.00 p.m. For more details go to www.tattonpark.org.uk
FRIDAY 1ST – SUNDAY 10TH
The National Trust ‘LAMMAS AT THE HALL’ the 1st August marks the beginning of the harvest and a celebration of the first crop. At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD, open 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. normal admission charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhall
MONDAY 4TH – FRIDAY 8TH
Jodrell Bank Observatory THE ROCKET SHOW – Interactive show exploring how rockets get into space and what would happen if we didn’t wear a space suit; interactive demonstrations along the way; show times 11.30 a.m. 12.30 2.30 & 3.30 p.m. suitable for ages 5 years upwards. At Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Lower Withington, SK11 9DW. Free event, but normal admission charges apply. For further details Tel: 01477 571766 or go www.jodrellbank.net
FRIDAY 8TH – SATURDAY 30TH
Electric Picture House SUMMER SHOW – Group Exhibition at The Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ, open Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. For more details go to www.electricpicturehouse.com
SATURDAY 9TH & SUNDAY 10TH
Outdoor Shows ASTLE PARK TRACTION ENGINE RALLY at Astle Park, Chelford, SK11 9AD open 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. (Sat.) and 10.00 a.m.- 5.00 p.m. (Sun). Attractions include Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Motorcycles, Vintage Commercials, Old Time & Modern Funfair, Wall of Death, Rural Crafts Marquee Trade Stands and Autojumble; Live Band and Fireworks Display Saturday evening only. Admission £8.00 (Adults), £7.00 (over 65’s), £4.00 (under 16’s), £20.00 (Family 2 Adults + 3 under 16’s).
MONDAYS 11TH & WEDNESDAY 20TH
Smallwood ACOUSTIC NIGHT at The Bulls Head, Newcastle Road, Smallwood, CW11 2TY from 8.00 p.m. For further details Tel: 01477 500247.
MONDAY 11TH – THURSDAY 14TH
Wellspring Church THE ADVENTURE CRUISE Summer Holiday Club at Wellspring Church, Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3AP, from 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon. Age: Reception to Year 6, booking essential Tel: 01260 22365 or 07765144479.
MONDAY 11TH – FRIDAY 15TH & MONDAY 18TH – FRIDAY 22ND
Jodrell Bank Observatory MISSION TO MARS – Complete a Mission to Mars challenge, send your mars rover on a journey through rough terrain, tackle some tricky tasks and carry out scientific experiments to find out what life on Mars is really like; suitable for ages 7 years upwards. At Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Lower Withington, SK11 9DW. Free event, but normal admission charges apply. For further details Tel: 01477 571766 or go www.jodrellbank.net
FRIDAY 15TH & SATURDAY 16TH
Sol Theatre School Presents ‘CATS’ (Youth Group Production) at Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m. Matinee Saturday at 2.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 (Adults) and £6.00 (Concessions), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 2714095.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY 17TH
Rode Hall JUST SO FESTIVAL 2014 a weekend especially for Children and their Families, Play, Dance, Music and Theatre at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP. For further details and tickets go to www.justsofestival.org.uk
FRIDAYS 15TH, 22ND & 29TH
Congleton Museum FUN FRIDAYS suitable for 7-11 year olds at the Museum, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET. Events are from 1.00 – 2.30 p.m. and cost £5.00 per Child.
Friday 15th – What’s Black and White (and Red all over)? Looking at black & white photographs, doing lots of things with newspapers, you can bring a camera if you’ve got one!
Friday 22nd – Looking at Blue, Green and Purple things under the Museum Microscope, search for Blue clues in the Museum.
Friday 29th – ‘The Sun Shines Down on Me’ Eaton Bank Students have been designing fashion with the seaside in mind; create some backdrops for the fashion show models in Orange, Yellow and Red.
To book a place on any of the above Tel: 01260 276360 or go to www.congletonmuseum.co.uk
SATURDAYS 16TH, 23RD, & 30TH
Congleton Museum FUN SATURDAYS suitable for 7-11 year olds at the Museum, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET. Events are from 10.00 – 11.30 a.m. and cost £5.00 per Child.
Saturday 16th – Weaving with Trish Lovell, looking at some examples of weaving before weaving a story of our own!
Saturday 23rd – Patchwork, Mosaic Fun, Tessellation and Patchwork.
Saturday 30th – Cross Stitch, looking at examples of embroidery, before beginning to sew ourselves.
To book a place on any of the above Tel: 01260 276360 or go to www.congletonmuseum.co.uk
FRIDAY 22ND – SUNDAY 24TH
Congleton CONGLETON JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL – Programmes available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre.
Friday 22nd – WARM UP GIG with Skutch Manos & Rod Mason and The Elements at the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HZ, tickets £5.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095
Saturday 23rd – NEW ORLEANS STYLE UMBRELLA PARADE from The Community Garden, Lawton Street, Congleton at 1.15 p.m.
SATURDAY 23RD & SUNDAY 24TH
Middlewich Town Council BOAT PULL 2014 at Middlewich Narrowboats, Canal Terrace, off Lewin Street, Middlewich, CW10 9BD, Boat Pull at 2.00 p.m. Entertainment and Refreshments. Proceeds to Middlewich Town Mayor’s Charities. For further details Tel: 01606 841379 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY 23RD – MONDAY 25TH
Tatton Park ENGLISH COUNTRY WEEKEND AT THE FARM visit the farm for traditional English Fayre and Fun, Egg and Spoon Race, Tug of War, Shire Horses, Seep Dog Demonstration and Racing (Sunday), Morris Dancing plus traditional Stalls At Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN normal opening times, check the web site for updates and further additions www.tattonpark.org.uk
TUESDAY 26TH – FRIDAY 29TH
Cross Street Church CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY CLUB (ages 5-11 years) ‘Friends & Heroes’. Activities include Singing, Wii, X Box and PS 3 games, Air Hockey, Table Football, Team Competitions and Crafts. Cost £1.00 per day – limited number of places Tel: 01260 273635 or visit www.crossstreetchurch.co.uk booking forms also available at the Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN.
FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST – MONDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
All Saints’ Church 150TH ANNIVERSARY WITH FLOWER FESTIVAL at All Saints Church, Scholar Green, ST7 3QN. Open Fri. 2.00-7.00 p.m. Sat. 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m. (closed for wedding at 11.30 a.m.). Sun. 12 noon-5.30 p.m. Mon. 12 noon-5.00 p.m. Festival Choral Evensong on Sunday at 6.30 p.m. with the Lord Bishop of Chester and the St. Christopher Chorale. Refreshment s will be available.
Congleton BOOK LAUNCH ‘A Centenary Tribute to the Soldiers on Congleton Cenotaph for the Great War 1914-1918’ by John Vernon Pullen. In St. Mary’s Parish Rooms, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4ES from 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Copies of this book will be on sale after 1st August at Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN.
St. Stephen’s Church COFFEE MORNING at St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, Congleton, CW12 1RJ from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Cards, Books and Cake Stalls, Raffle and Refreshments. In aid of Cancer Research UK.
Fundraising Concert AN EVENING OF SONG featuring local Classical Soprano Carrie-Ann Williams; an evening of music for everyone, ranging from Opera to Musical Theatre with instrumental music as well. At New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EY starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £10.00 (Adults) and £6.00 (Concessions), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Congleton Community Projects AN EVENING OF MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT with celebrated magician Nick Barnes also featuring Eric Newton, Clarinettist, Busker & Raconteur, and Brad Hammond, Vocalist. At Congleton Masonic Hall, Mill Street, CW12 1AG starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £12.50 each (inc. supper), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Rode Hall FARMERS MARKET at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP from 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. 70 stalls with local and organic produce and crafts. Admission to market free, Car Park charge £1.00.
Congleton Museum SHOPPING IN CONGLETON, leader Ian Doughty, starting from the Museum, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET at 2.00 p.m. cost £5.00 (inc. cream tea). For further details Tel: 01260 276360.
Friends of Congleton Park RODE HALL SILVER BAND will be performing on The Bandstand in Congleton Park, CW12 1JG from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Zumba ZUMBA MASTER CLASS – Two Instructors Aimie Pierre & Clare Partridge present a Masterclass of fresh new routines and moves. From 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. (doors open 7.00 p.m.) in Congleton Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN.
Congleton History Society SPECIAL EVENT TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF BRITAIN’S ENTRY INTO THE 1ST WORLD WAR. Lyndon Murgatroyd will be presenting a talk based on this latest book ‘Lest We Forget’ and Linda Hulse will be talking on ‘Congleton and the Battle of Mons’. At The New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EY starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £2.00 each available from Congleton Museum.
Home Start TWINS, TRIPLETS OR MORE monthly meeting and play sessions for Children, socialising and activities time for Mums. At Wellspring Methodist Church, Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3AP from 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon. For further information contact Maggie Spooner 01625 511611. Please note parents are responsible for their Children at all times, nominal charge of £1.00 applies.
Family Bargains FAMILY FUN DAY at Family Bargains, Congleton Retail Park, Barn Road, Congleton, CW12 1LJ from 10.00 a.m. Attractions include Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Face-Painting and CITV’s Ian Gee.
National Blood Service BLOOD DONOR SESSION at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN. Sessions from 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 – 7.30 p.m. For appointments Tel: 0300 123 23 23.
‘Bossons’ 7TH BOSSONS EUROPEAN MEETING at the Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 1AH, starts 11.00 a.m. for 12 noon. For further information contact Martyn or Val Chapman Tel: 01206 231996.
Sandbach Town Council FARMERS MARKET from 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1AP. Special event this month ‘Ice Cream Dream’. For further details Tel: 01270 600800 or E-Mail: email@example.com
City Markets CONGLETON ARTISAN MARKET in the Pedestrian Shopping Area, Congleton Town Centre, open 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. For further details or booking a stall Tel: 07739 529225 or go to www.congletonartisanmarket.co.uk
The Congleton NSPCC Committee ‘LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA’ with Beartown Stompers Jazz Band. In a Marquee by kind permission of The Congleton Golf Club, Biddulph Road, CW12 3LZ from 2.30 – 5.30 p.m. Tickets £15.00 (inc. glass of sparkle) Tel: 01260 277562.
Tatton Park FUN DOG SHOW 10 novelty classes including Saddest Eyes, Waggiest Tail and Scruffiest Dog, starting at 12 noon (Entry fee for dog show £2.00 per class).
VIKING SUNDAY – the Vikings of Middle England invade Tatton’s Old Hall, experience skirmish and domestic life, have a go at Archery (small charge), try on Armour, Falconry demonstrations and Story Telling. From 12 noon – 5.00 p.m. Admission £6.00 (Adult); £4.00 (Child); £16.00 (Family). At Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN. For more details go to www.tattonpark.org.uk
Embroiderers’ Guild-Alsager & District Branch EMBROIDERY BANGLADESH a talk by Rubina Porter MBE at Alsager Library, Sandbach Road North, ST7 2QH 1.45 p.m. for 2.00 p.m. Admission, £3.50 members £2.50).
MLE Pyrotechnics Ltd. FIREWORK CHAMPIONS – Three competing teams each fire a 10 minute display set to music. The audience choose the winning display via standard rate text voting, final large closing display after the voting finishes by MLE Pyrotechnics. At Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, SK11 9JY, gates open at 5.00 p.m. displays from 9.30 p.m. Tickets £18.00 (Adult); £6.00 (Children); Gazebo permit £20.00, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Illyria Theatre present ‘ROBIN HOOD adapted by Oliver Grey at the Old Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN starting at 6.30 p.m. Tickets £11.00 (Adult); £7.00 (Child); £32.00 (Family 2 Adults + 3 Children) Tel: 01625 374400 to book.
Congleton U3A ENROLMENT at Congleton High School, Box Lane, CW12 4NS from 10.00 a.m. For further details go to www.congletonu3a.org.uk
Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service OPEN DAY at Congleton Fire Station, West Road, CW12 1LE from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Demonstrations, Vintage Fire Engine, Bouncy Castle and Slide, Go Karts and much more. Admission Free.
St. Michael’s Church NORTH RODE SHEEP RACES at Oaklands Farm, North Rode (by kind permission of Mark & Sue Bullock). Gates open at 5.00 p.m. 1st Sheep Race 5.45 p.m. other attractions – Cow Pat Bingo, Wool Sack Race (teams of 4), Meet the Alpacas, Children’s Games, BBQ, Bar and Music. Admission by ticket only £4.00 (Adults), £1.00 (Children under 12), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Congleton Rotary Club SALT CITY JAZZMEN on the Bandstand, Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG, (this is an afternoon performance).
CONGLETON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB – AUGUST
Tuesday 5th V Runcorn Linnets Kick-off 7.45 p.m. League
Saturday 9th V Silsden Kick-off 3.00 p.m. League
Tuesday 19th V Bootle Kick-off 7.45 p.m. League
Saturday 23rd V Squires Gate Kick-off 3.00 p.m. League
All games played at the Booth Street Football Ground, off Crescent Road, Congleton, CW12 4GA. Admission £6.00 (Adults); £3.00 (Concessions); Children under
Sunday 28th September – The
Rotary Club of Congleton Present THE BAND OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE COLLEGE at the Town Hall, Congleton, CW12 1BN. Tickets now on sale at Congleton Tourist Centre, Tel: 01260 271095.GAWSWORTH OPEN AIR THEATRE
Friday 1st August BARBARA DICKSON at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £24.50
Saturday 2nd ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN at 7.30 p.m. Tickets
Sunday 3rd LE’TS HANG ON The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 7.30 p.m. Tickets £18.50.
Wednesday 6th MICHAEL PORTILLO ‘All Stations from Westminster’ 7.30 p.m. Tickets £19.50
Thursday 7th THE TWIST ‘Great Songs Never Die’ 7.30 p.m. Tickets £21.50
Friday 8th JIMMY CARR – SOLD OUT
Saturday 9th THE MANFREDS 7.30 p.m. Tickets £25.00
Sunday 10th THE MUSIC OF LES MISERABLES - Tideswell Male Voice Choir 7.30 p.m. Tickets £25.00
Thursday 14th AN EVENING WITH CHRIS PACKHAM 8.00 P.M. Tickets £18.50
Friday 15th TALON – The Best of the Eagles 7.30 p.m. Tickets £19.00
Sunday 16th THE ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW 7.30 p.m. Tickets £25.00
Sunday 17th FODEN’S BEST OF BRITISH 7.30 p.m. Tickets £17.50 (Adults), £10.00 (Children)
Gawsworth Open Air Theatre, Gawsworth Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 9RN. Tickets can be bought at Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 (no booking fee).
DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE
ALTON TOWERS (Student tickets available - £23.50)
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE & SEALIFE CENTRE, MANCHESTER
BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUS, BALLROOM, DUNGEON & EYE
BLACKPOOL SEA LIFE CENTRE & MADAME TUSSAUDS
Vouchers available for BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM
SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW ~ 8TH & 9TH AUGUST
SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW ~ 14TH – 17TH AUGUST
All the above available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre
THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE Regent Theatre, Victoria Hall, New Vic Theatre, Buxton Opera House
Booking Now for
WAR HORSE ~ 24TH SEPTEMBER – 11TH OCTOBER
JERSEY BOYS ~ 28TH OCTOBER – 8TH NOVEMBER
JOOLS HOLLAND ~ 12TH NOVEMBER
**Please note there are no booking or transactions fees on the above shows bought through
Congleton Tourist Information Centre
NOW BOOKING - Crewe Lyceum (Booking Charge applies)
THE GRUFFALO ~ 5TH & 6TH AUGUST
TRAVEL IN THE GREATER MANCHESTER AREA, PARTS OF DERBYSHIRE, CHESHIRE, LANCASHIRE, STAFFORDSHIRE, WEST YORKSHIRE & THE PEAK DISTRICT ON THE BUS, TRAIN OR METROLINK TRAM.
ADULTS ~ £11.00
CONCESSIONS Adults 60 and over, Children 5-15 years ~ £6.00
GROUP Up to 2 Adults and 2 Children (must be aged under 16) ~ £21.00 (Proof of Age may be required)
Tickets are valid for one day only
Further details and tickets are available from
Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street. Tel: 01260 271095