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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/
WHAT’S ON – CONGLETON
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.
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.
WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS – SEPTEMBER
Ultimate Care Services Ltd. COFFEE MORNING at Station House Day Care Centre, off Biddulph Road, Congleton, CW12 3JR. Game of Bingo and Refreshments, Tel: 01260 295879 to reserve a place.
TUESDAYS 2ND – TUESDAY 7TH OCTOBER
Cheshire East Age UK ‘WHAT’S COOKING’ 6-Week Cookery Course designed for the over 50’s each Tuesday from 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. or 1.30 – 4.00 p.m. at the Congleton Hub, Centenary Place, off Foundry Bank, CW12 1EH. Topics include basic kitchen safety, soups and starters, main meals and desserts, making meals from leftovers, cost £5.00 per session (includes all ingredients). Places are limited booking essential, Tel: 01625 612958.
SATURDAY 7TH – TUESDAY 30TH
Electric Picture House GROUP EXHIBITION – ‘The Sea’ at the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ, open Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Preview Friday 6th at 7.00 p.m. For further details Tel: 01260 27908.
FRIDAY 12TH SUNDAY 14TH
Heritage Open Days CONGLETON BATH HOUSE & PHYSIC GARDEN Rear of the Cenotaph, Lawton Street. Domestic Bath House built around 1800, opens Saturday 13th 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (Not suitable for Children under the age of 2).
ST.PETER’S CHURCH, Chapel Street, CW12 4AB. Grade 1 listed Georgian Church, open 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (Family history records available).
ST. MARY’S PARISH CHURCH, Astbury, CW12 4RQ. Historic Parish Church mostly complete by 1450, display of Church Treasures, 2000 year old yew tree, opens Saturday 13th 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Sunday 14th 12 noon – 6.00 p.m.
LITTLE MORETON HALL, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD. Tudor Manor House, open Saturday 13th from 11.00 a.m.
BIDDULPH GRANGE GARDENS, Grange Road, Biddulph, ST8 7SD. Grade 1 listed Victorian Garden, Watch Tower and Gallery, open Friday 12th and Saturday 13th 11.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (Gravel paths and 400 steps throughout the Garden).
SATURDAY 13TH & SUNDAY 14TH
North Rode NORTH RODE TRANSPORT SHOW at Station Road, Bosley, CW12 2PH (off the A.54 Congleton-Buxton Road). Attractions include Tractors, Military Vehicles, Classic Cars, Commercials, Stationary Engines, Motorbikes, Stalls and Children’s Fun Fair. Weekend camping available (£30.00) Tel: 01782 2874292. Money raised donated to Air Ambulance.
CHESHIRE OPEN STUDIOS – CONGLETON
Sue Holmes, Unit 3, Glebe Farm, Astbury, CW12 4RQ. Watercolour, Pen, Pastel, Acrylic, Enamel. For further details Tel: 07812 652099.
Penny Beautiman, 9 Astbury Lane Ends, Congleton, CW12 3AY. Printmaker using relieve blocks and mixed media. For further details Tel: 01260 280824. Programmes available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre.
WEDNESDAY 17TH – SUNDAY 21ST & WEDNESDAY 24TH – FRIDAY 26TH
The National Trust PREPARING FOR MICHAELMAS Tudor Festival – help prepare for winter and meet the grateful goose from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD, normal admission charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhall
FRIDAY 19TH & SATURDAY 20TH
Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company ‘BEST OF BRITISH’ – A Celebration of British Music and Entertainment at the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £6.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
FRIDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 21ST
Cooper Events ANTIQUES & FINE ART FAIR At Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN, open daily 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Admission £5.00, Children under 16 years of age free. For further details Tel: 01278 784912.
SATURDAY 20TH & SUNDAY 21ST
Tatton Park HARVEST FESTIVAL AT THE FARM – Have a go at Scarecrow Making and Spinning, make your own Corn Doll, Sheep Racing plus lots more. At Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN normal opening times and admission charges apply. For further details Tel: 01625 374435 or go to www.tattonpark.org.uk
FRIDAY 26TH – SUNDAY 28TH
Congleton OPEN SPACE : CONGLETON CREATES Arts Festival.
Friday 26th Find ‘Free Art’ around the Town Centre and take it home. For clues to their whereabouts check out Face Book and Electric Picture House Artists Co-operative.
6.30 p.m. Trinity Operatic Society and evening of 1940’s nostalgia, wartime classics & musical numbers from the era and enjoy a themed meal with cocktails £17.50. At Bojangles Brassiere, Bridge Street.
7.00 p.m. ‘Lost the Plot’ – drama comedy about allotments. At the Electric Picture House, Cross Street.
8.15 p.m. Comedy Club at the Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank.
Saturday 27th 10.00 a.m. Congleton Youth Orchestra opens the doors to its rehearsal. At Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street.
10.00 a.m. Harvest Fun – Group display by Congleton Beartown Patchwork & Quilters; Flower Arranging (11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.); Messy Harvest (Foody fun activities for all the family (2.00 p.m.). St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street.
10.30 a.m. ‘Unblock Your Creativity’ – Workshop led by Gareth Williams, trained counsellor with special interest in creativity, at the Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank. (Places limited).
From 12 noon – Young Artists Exhibition, a range of work using a variety of media. At Fellowship House, Park Road.
From 12 noon – Mystery Photo Competition & ‘A Postcard from Congleton’ a seaside experience for all the Family, throughout Congleton Town Centre.
2.00 p.m. Street Music – Congleton Town Centre. Community Music making with Musical Moments.
7.30 p.m. Masquerade Ball at Congleton Town Hall, High Street. A 4-course meal and dancing to ‘Not Quite Jazz’ to celebrate 20 years of VISYON in Congleton.
Sunday 28th 3.30 p.m. ‘Talkin’ Bob Dylan’ at The Beartown Tap, Willow Street.
7.00 p.m. The Band of the Royal Air Force College – for more details see separate entry under 28th September.
For further details on any of the above or for up to date information about Open Space go to www.openspace-arts.com
SATURDAY 27TH & SUNDAY 28TH
The National Trust TUDOR MOP FAIR traditionally a fair for hiring servants and labour, come along and find out what job you may have had during Tudor times. At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD, from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. normal admission charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhall
carerstrust4all SINGING TOGETHER – Social Sing-a-Long from 1.30 – 3.30 p.m. at Overton House, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JY. Singing Together is for people aged 50 and over who enjoy having a sing-a-long and would like to meet new friends. For more details Tel: 01260 292850 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaleidoscope Drama Group-Carter House Present ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ at the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £5.00 each available from Carter House, Lawton Street, Congleton, Tel: 01260 375419.
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 Manna House Drop-In.
St. Mary’s Church Piva presents ‘MEASURE FOR MEASURE’ music from ~Shakespeare’s Time performed on period instruments. At St. Mary’s Church, Astbury, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4RG starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 (Adult) and £7.00 (Concessions), Under 12’s free, available from Glebe Farm Shop, Astbury.
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 Town Council AFTERNOON TEA WITH THE TOWN MAYOR - COUNCILLOR DENIS MURPHY at
De Lacey’s, Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN from 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 each (inc. free raffle). All proceeds to the East Cheshire Hospice.
Congleton Museum Sunday Walk – ‘PEOPLE AND PLACES’ with Ian Doughty, from the Museum, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET starting at 2.00 p.m. Cost £5.00 including Cream Tea.
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.
South East Cheshire Ornithological Society Monthly meeting – Presentation ‘by Andrew Campbell THE OWL EXPERIENCE’, starting at 7.30 p.m. in Ettiley Heath Church Community Centre, Elton Road, Ettiley Heath, CW11 3NE. For further details about joining the Society Tel: 01270 582642.
Congleton & District Horticultural Society ANNUAL SHOW at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN, open from 10.30 a.m. – 3.15 p.m. presentation of trophies 3.15 p.m. admission 50p, Children free. Show Schedules available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall.
St. Peter’s Church FIONA BRUCE M.P. shares her Desert Island Discs with Ian Bishop at St. Peter’s Church Chapel Street, Congleton, CW12 4AB starting at 7.30 p.m. Free admission, donations to St. Peter’s Restoration Fund and LOL (Congleton’s Charity helping Ex-Servicemen.
Sandbach SANDBACH DAY OF DANCE in the Town Centre from 10.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Traditional Morris Dancing with teams from around the Region. Join in with the Morris Dancers at St, Mary’s Church Hall, CW11 1HD 10.30 & 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. SANDBACH FARMERS MARKET 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
City Markets CONGLETON ARTISAN MARKET in the Pedestrian Shopping Area, Congleton Town Centre, opens 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
South East Cheshire Cycle Action Group (SECCAG) PEDALLING PICNIC leaving Congleton on a guided bicycle ride to Brereton Heath, meet at Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, Congleton, CW12 4FR at 1.30 p.m. For further details contact Peter Hall Tel: 07718 540127.
Congleton Lions Club 4TH ANNUAL DUCK RACE in Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG starting at 2.00 p.m. Buy a ‘Duck Number’ in the Town Centre Saturdays 6th & 13th September, Ducks £2.00 each, 1st Prize £100.00; 2nd Prize £50.00. Raising funds for Local Charities.
Bank Farm Livery DARLINGTON’S BCB HORSE SHOW at Darlington’s Bank Farm, Mill Lane, Scholar Green, ST7 3LD. Classes start at 9.30 a.m. Barbecue, Photography, Raffle and Cake Stall. For further details Tel: 07783 124315 or 07886 004317, in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
carerstrust4all SINGING TOGETHER – Musical Moments from 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. at Overton House, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JY. Singing Together is for people aged 50 and over who enjoy having a sing-a-long and would like to meet new friends. For more details Tel: 01260 292850 or E-mail: email@example.com
The Rotary Club of Congleton RECRUITMENT NIGHT at the Congleton Golf Club, Biddulph Road, CW12 3LZ starting at 7.00 p.m. Come along to find out how Rotary support local charities and community events, plus how they help national and international projects.
Sharon Bowen A FASHION SHOW WITH A DIFFERENCE launching Sharon Bowen’s 2015 Bridal & Evening Wear Collection plus hair by Amy at The Edge. Starting at 7.00 p.m. in the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN, tickets £10.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095. All proceeds to East Cheshire Hospice.
Jodrell Bank Observatory LOVELL LECTURE by Professor Albert Zijlstra, Director, Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics ‘Planetary Nebulae: Reflections of the Dying Sun’. At Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00, Concessions £6.00, booking essential Tel: 01477 571766.
Wellspring Methodist & United Reformed Churches BARN DANCE with live music at The United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, Congleton, CW12 1HE from 7.00 p.m. Bring and Share Supper at 70.00 (bring your own drinks) Tickets £6.00 (Adults) and £5.00 (School Age Children), Tel: 01260 272606 /276469/277599 for tickets. Proceeds to Communicare.
Theatre Quarter Present ‘OVER BY CHRISTMAS’ a Choral commemoration featuring words & songs of the Great War with Actors, Singers & Musicians from across Cheshire. At Congleton Railway Station, Park Lane, CW12 3DE, performances at 4.00 and 5.00 p.m.
Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film ‘JERSEY BOYS’ (15) starring Vincent Piazza and Christopher Walken, directed by Clint Eastwood. At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.00 p.m. Tickets £5.00 from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Congleton & District Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting – ‘LATE BLOOMERS’ talk by Martin Blow in the Library Meeting Room, Market Street, Congleton, CW12 1BP starting at 7.30 p.m. Admission for visitors £3.560. For details on joining the Society Tel: 01260 273230.
Sandbach Concert Series Present ZEPHYR WINDS (Wind Quartet), starting at 8.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD. Tickets £8.50 (Adult); £7.00 (Concessions); £3.00 (School Children); Family tickets available £20.00, on sale at Demeters Wholefoods and Bramwells Opticians, Sandbach. Spotlight Concert - music performed by young people from Sandbach.
Clonter Opera Theatre Present Gounod’s FAUST sung in English with spoken dialogue. At the Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR at 7.00 p.m. Tickets available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 or the Clonter Box Office, Tel: 01260 224514. Suppers/Picnics available to order.
Holmes Chapel Music Society Present WU STRING QUARTET playing music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. At Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, off Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DZ starting at 8.00 p.m. Tickets for non-members £14.50 each, available from Chethams, Holmes Chapel or for details on joining the Society Tel: 01270 765775 or go www.themusicsociety.org.uk
The Rotary Club of Congleton Present THE BAND OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE COLLEGE – A Commemorative WW1 Concert at the Town Hall, Congleton, CW12 1BN starting at 7.00 p.m. Tickets £15.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BNTel: 01260 271095.
Congleton UKULELE CONCERT Sing-a-Long and Swing-a-Long by the Congleton U3A Ukulele Group; at Rood Lane Methodist Church, Off Rood Hill, Congleton, CW12 1HZ starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £5.00 includes light refreshments, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095. Proceeds to Congleton Citizens Advice Bureau, Street Pastors and Church Funds.
CONGLETON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB – SEPTEMBER
Tuesday 2nd v Abbey Hey Kick-Off 7.45 p.m. League
Saturday 13th v Runcorn Town Kick-Off 3.00 p.m. League
Tuesday 16th v 1874 Northwich Kick-Off 7.45 p.m. League
Saturday 27th v AFC Liverpool Kick-Off 3.00 p.m. League
All games played at the Booth Street Football Ground, off Crescent Road, Congleton, CW12 4GA. League Admission Prices £6.00 (Adults); £3.00 (Concessions); Children under 12 years Free.
WEDNESDAY 17TH – WEDNESDAY 24TH DECEMBER
WW Productions Present ‘CINDERELLA’ at the Clonter Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Nr. Congleton, CW12 2LR. Performances Wednesday-Saturday and Tuesday 23rd at 7.30 p.m. Saturday & Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. Sunday & Wednesday 24th at 1.00 p.m. Sunday at 6.00 p.m. no performance Monday 22nd. Tickets £20.00, £17.50 and £15.50; £2.00 off tickets for over 60’s and Children 2-16 years. (Babies allowed to sit on parents knees), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
SATURDAY 10TH – SATURDAY 17TH JANUARY, 2015
Congleton Pantomime Present ‘ALADDIN’ at the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP. Performances Saturdays 2.30 & 7.30 p.m. Sunday 1.00 & 5.30 p.m. Tuesday – Friday at 7.30 p.m. no performance Monday 12th. Tickets £9.00 (Adults); £7.50 (Concessions), all tickets Friday and Saturday evenings £9.00, on sale from 1st September at Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095. **Please note: We regret Children under the age of 3 are not admitted under any circumstances.
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
All the above available from Congleton Tourist Information CentreTHEATRE 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
THE BODYGUARD ~ 19TH–30TH MAY 2015 (Special Rates for Senior Citizens Wednesday Matinees, limited availability)
**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)
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