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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/
TUESDAY 3RD & THURSDAY 19TH
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.
SATURDAY 7TH & SUNDAY 8TH
North Rode VINTAGE RALLY Station Road, Bosley, Nr. Congleton, CW12 2PH (off the A.54 Buxton Road). Attractions will include Classic Cars, Military Vehicles, Stationary Engines, Motor Bikes, Children’s Funfair. Auto Jumble and lots more. Admission £5.00 (Adults), £4.00 (Concessions), accompanied Children under 12 years of age admitted free.
Auction on Friday 6th starting at 4.00 p.m. For further details Tel: 07759 603168 or go to www.northrodevintagerally.co.uk
MONDAYS 9TH & 23RD
Smallwood ACOUSTIC NIGHT at The Bulls Head, Newcastle Road, Smallwood, CW11 2TY from 8.00 p.m. For further details Tel: 01477 500247.
FRIDAY 13TH – SUNDAY 15TH
Middlewich Town Council FOLK AND BOAT FESTIVAL at venues throughout Middlewich Town Centre. Artists include The Bad Shepherds, Jake Leg Jug Band plus lots more. For further details go to www.midfest.org.uk
FRIDAY 13TH – SATURDAY 12TH JULY
Electric Picture House GROUP EXHIBITION ‘The Forest’, by artists based at the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ, open Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. For further details Tel: 01260 270908.
SATURDAY 14TH & SUNDAY 15TH
Brereton OPEN GARDENS IN BRERETON open 1.30 – 5.30 p.m. admission by programme £5.00 (accompanying Children free), available from The Church, The Rectory and participating gardens; refreshments will be available in St. Oswald’s Church. For further details Tel: 01477 532649 or E-Mail: email@example.com
Arthur Swallow Fairs THE DECORATIVE HOME & SALVAGE SHOW includes reclaimed materials, garden statuary, modern and decorative antiques and furnishings. At Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN open from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. admission £5.00 per person per day, under 16’s free. For further details go to www.asfairs.com
TUESDAY 17TH & WEDNESDAY 18TH
Cheshire CHESHIRE COUNTY SHOW at the County Showground, Flittongate Lane, Tabley, Knutsford, Attractions include Food Hall & Food Live Theatre, ‘Booths’ Cheese Hall, WI & NAFAS Marquees, Dog Show, Birds of Prey, Countryside Experience Arena plus Cattle, Sheep, Pigs. Advance tickets available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN Tel: 01260 271095; Adults £15.00 (£17.00 on the day), Seniors £12.00 (£14.00), Child over 5 yrs and under 16 yrs £7.00 (£8.00), Family 2 Ad. & 2 Ch. £33.00 (£35.00).
FRIDAY 20TH – SUNDAY 22ND
Congleton Churches CONGLETON BIBLE WEEKEND – ‘Ours to Share’ with guest speaker Paul Watson. 20th at St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, CW12 1RJ at 7.30 p.m. ‘Anointed Ambassadors’. 21st at The United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, CW12 1HE, Breakfast at 9.00 a.m. ‘Why Me’. At Wellspring Methodist Church, Canal Road, CW12
3AP 4.00 – 5.30 p.m. ‘Compassionate Community’. At Cross Street Pentecostal Church, CW12 1HQ at 7.30 p.m. ‘Marginal Ministries’. 22nd at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, CW12 4BA at 6.30 p.m. ‘Congleton’s Commission’. For more information on any of the above Tel: 01260 289373.
SATURDAY 21ST & SUNDAY 22ND
The National Trust MIDSUMMER CELEBRATIONS try some Tudor dancing, enjoy live music by PIVA, look out for giants and hobbyhorses, at Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD. Open daily 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. normal admission rates apply, for further details Tel: 01260 272018 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall
Chelford 30TH 1000 ENGINE RALLY at Astle Park, Chelford, SK11 9AD, opens daily from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Admission £7.00 Adults & Children over 12 years of age. Attractions include Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Vintage Cars, Motor Cycles, Commercial & Military Vehicles, Trade Stands, Auto Jumble and Anson Engine Museum Display.
Friday 20th Auction of Vintage Machinery & Effects. For further details E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheshire East Council MEDIEVAL BATTLE! Living History displays, Archery Championships, Knights, Soldiers, Medieval Market & Crafts, Medieval Gun display, Music and Entertainers. Open 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN. £7.00 (Adults), £4.50 (Children), £18.50 (Family), normal car park charges apply. For further details Tel: 01625 374400 or go to www.tattonpark.org
TUESDAY 24TH – THURSDAY 26TH
Cross Street Church HOLIDAY AT HOME 2014 – Three days of hands-on activities and interesting speakers for the over 55’s at Cross Street Church, Congleton, CW12 1HQ. Further information and booking forms available from the Congleton Tourist Information Centre or go to www.crossstreetchurch.co.uk
Congleton Town Council The Town Mayor Councillor Denis Murphy invites you to the ANNUAL CIVIC SERVICE AND PARADE. The parade will assemble at the rear of the Town Hall, Market Square, CW12 1ET at 3.00 p.m. leaving at 3.15 p.m. for service at St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, CW12 4AB commencing at 3.30 p.m. conducted by Father William Kilkenny. Refreshments will be served after the service at the Town Hall.
Congleton Museum SUNDAY WALKS – ‘A Pub Crawl Through Time’ led by Lyndon Murgatroyd 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.
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.
Cherry Coloured Pop ‘GOING UP THE COUNTRY’ Charity Pop All Dayer – Outdoor Stage, Bands, D.J.’s, Craft Workshops, Real Ale. At the Church House, Buxton Road, Congleton, CW12 2DY from 2.00 p.m. – 1.00 a.m. tickets £12.00 (until 6th June), available from www.wegottickets.com on the day £15.00. All profit to MacMillan Cancer Support.
Electric Picture House SHIVA’S & ELEPHUNK – live music event at the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ from 6.00 p.m. – midnight, admission £5.00. Money raised will go to the following good causes Global Teer and their Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand, Shiva Trust helping and support families in the UK and Indian.
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.
National Gardens Scheme GARDENS OPEN AT BIDDULPH GRANGE, Grange Road, Biddulph, ST8 7SD from 11.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. admission £7.50. Children £3.77. For further details Tel: 01782 517999.
Clonter Opera Theatre JAZZ IN JUNE with James Pearson & Friends, James is the resident pianist at Ronnie Scotts, performing here with his house band and special guests. At Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Congleton CW12 2LR, starts at 7.00p.m. Tickets from £15.00 - £25.00, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 or the Theatre Box Office Tel: 01260 224514. 70-minute supper interval, pre-order or bring your own picnic, details available on booking.
Red Shoe Walk for the British Red Cross - click here for more details
Crossroads Care Services FUN 4ALL DAY from 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. a fun day of activities starting and finishing at Overton House, West Street, Congleton, CW12 1JY. Includes walk around Astbury Mere, this 1 hour walk will have fun activities to keep you entertained while you enjoy some time in the countryside. Entry fee includes an activity pack for Children and face painting, Tickets £5.00 (Adults), £3.00 (Children), £10.00 (Family ticket 2 Adults + 2 Children) Tel: 01260 292850 or complete the registration form on the website www.carerstrust4all.org.uk There will also be additional activities for an additional small fee.
Friends of Congleton Park BRASS ON THE GRASS a celebration of 100 years of The Bandstand in Congleton Park; enjoy the sounds of Silk Brass, The Rode Hall Silver Band, Salt City Jazz, U3A Beartown Uke’s and The Can’t Sing Choir. In Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG from 1.00 – 5.00 p.m. (open ended large marquee just in case it rains).
Wellspring Methodist Church REVIVE – The Alternative Sunday Service with Rev. Derek Balsdon. At Wellspring Methodist Church, Canal Road, Congleton, CW12 3AP, starting at 6.00 p.m. For further details Tel: 07908 195985.
St. James Church HOG ROAST SUNDAY LUNCH in a Marquee at the home of John & Audrey Wheelton, Marton Lane, Gawsworth, SK11 9EX 12.30 for 1.00 p.m. Admission by ticket only, Adults £16.00, Children under 12 £8.00, Tel: 01625 2673742 or 01260 224318.
South Cheshire Floral Society OPEN EVENING - A Floral Art Demonstration by Jonathan Moseley entitled ‘Focal Point’. At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £10.00, Tel: 01260 273502 / 279142.
Cheshire East Age UK WALKING FOR HEALTH – CONGLETON PARK TO HAVANNAH VILLAGE, meet at Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG. walk starts at 11.00 a.m. and will be approximately 1.5 – 3.5 miles long. There is an annual registration fee to cover the costs of the Walk Leaders, for further details and the cost Tel: 01625 612958 or go to www.ageukcheshireeast.org (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).
Sandbach Town Council FARMERS MARKET from 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1AP. Special event this month ‘Woodland & Wildlife’. For further details Tel: 01270 600800 or E-Mail: email@example.com
Cheshire East Ranger Service BUTTERFLY BONANZA join our butterfly recorders on a gentle 1.5 mile walk around the nature reserve to look for and identify butterflies (suitable for anyone over the age of 10), at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, CW12 4SU, booking is essential Tel: 01477 534115 or on-line www.cheshireeast.gov.uk, (timings will be given on booking).
Anvil Productions Present ‘A WINTER’S TALE’ by William Shakespeare at Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD starting at 700 p.m. (gates open 6.30 p.m.). Booking essential, tickets £10.00 each Tel: 01492 580774 or go to www.anvilproductions.co.uk (Bring your own seating and clothing suitable for all weathers).
Community Projects CONGLETON FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2014. Stalls and activities throughout Congleton Town Centre from 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. 100 food stalls selling top quality local produce and global street food; street entertainment including stilt walkers and jazz & blues musicians; ‘Tasty Traveller Passports’ to encourage Children to sample new and exotic produce (try 12 different tastes out of 24 to win a prize); the Community Gardens will be transformed into ‘Place du Pique-Nique’ a space set aside to relax and enjoy a picnic with live music. Further details are available on the web site www.foodanddrinkfestival.net
Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film (title to be confirmed). At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.00 p.m. Tickets will be available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Jodrell Bank Observatory ROCKET RACING – FATHER’S DAY family event exploring the world of rockets and space, (suitable for ages 5+), drop in times 10.30 11.15 a.m. 12 noon 1.15 2.00 2.45 and 3.30 p.m.; normal admission charges apply. For further details Tel: 01477 571766. At Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL.
Congleton & District Horticultural Society Talk – ‘WILD ABOUT CONSERVATION GRAZING’ by a representative of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, in the Congleton Library Meeting Room, Market Street, CW12 1BP starting at 7.30 p.m. Admission for non-members £3.50, for information on joining the Society Tel: 01260 273230.
Congleton Town Council TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC in Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG, fun starts at 12.30 p.m. and finishes at 2.30 p.m. Pre-school Children are invited to bring along their teddy bears and picnic plus an Adult, there will be story-telling, rhythm time, music, dancing and games. For further details go to www.congleton-tc.gov.uk (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).
Cheshire East Age UK THE BIG CHINWAG – organise a get-together and raise funds to help end loneliness. Further details available from www.ageukcheshireeast.org or Tel: 01625 612958.
Paper Zoo Theatre Co. Present Charles Dickens ‘HARD TIMES’ at the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £9.00 each available from the Picture House, Tel: 01260 270908.
Congleton Boalloy Running Club 2ND ANNUAL MARATHON RELAY – join us in a Team Relay Marathon, all ages and abilities, teams of up to 26. At Asbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, Congleton, CW12 4FR starting at 11.00 a.m. entry £2.00 per person, proceeds to Ruby’s Fund. For further details contact Jon Green Tel: 07734 870889 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosley School P.T.A. 60TH BOSLEY ROSE QUEEN FETE & FELL RACE at St. Mary’s Primary School, Leek Road, Bosley, SK11 0NX. Procession from Lakeside at 1.30 p.m. Crowning Ceremony 2.00 p.m., Fell Race starts 3.15 p.m. other attractions include Tombola, Fairground Rides, Children’s Games and much more. For further details www.bosleyvillage.org.uk
The National Trust SUMMER SOLSTICE PARTY celebrate summer in style with an evening of music and dancing, music by Art Brasil, bring your own picnic or sample BBQ food and drinks from the Bar. At Biddulph Grange Gardens, Grange Road, ST8 7SD from 6.00 – 9.00 p.m. (gates open from 6.00 p.m. last admission 8.00 p.m.), admission £8.00 (Adult) and £5.00 (Children). For further details Tel: 01782 517999.
Congleton Lions Club LIONS YOUTH BAND on the Bandstand in Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG from 2.00 – 5.00 p.m. Admission free, bring your own picnic, refreshments available.
Sandbach Concert Series Concert – TINA MAY & NIKKI ILES the First Ladies of British Jazz at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Sandbach, CW11 1HD starting at 7.00 p.m. (doors open 6.30 p.m.). Tickets £8.50 (Adults), £7.00 (Concessions), £3.00 (Schoolchildren) and £20.00 (Family), available from Demeter Wholefoods or Bramwell Opticians, Sandbach or go to www.sandbach-concert-series.co.uk
Cheshire East Age UK WALKING FOR HEALTH – RODE HEATH, meet at the Broughton Arms, Sandbach Road, A.533), walk starts at 11.00 a.m. and will be approximately 1.5 – 3.5 miles long. There is an annual registration fee to cover the costs of the Walk Leaders, for further details and the cost Tel: 01625 612958 or go to www.ageukcheshireeast.org (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).
Holmes Chapel Singers ‘PINK CHAMPAGNE’ an adaptation by Eric Maschwitz and Bernard Grun of ‘Die Fledermaus’ by Johann Strauss, this operetta tells the story of Prince Orlovsky’s champagne party. At Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DZ starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £10.00 (Adults), £5.00 (Students), Children under 16 £2.00, available from Chethams, Holmes Chapel or if available on the door. For further details Tel: 01477 537982.
Congleton Lions Club FAMILY FUN DAY – ‘ALICE IN WONDERLAND’ at Glebe Farm, Astbury, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4RQ. Stalls, Games, Music, Quiz Trail and much more; open from 10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Jodrell Bank Observatory FAMILY POP-UP PLANETARIUM SHOWS explore the wonders of the night sky. Shows at 11.15 a.m. 12 noon, 12.45 1.30 2.15 3.00 and 3.45 p.m. suitable for ages 5+ (special show at 10.30 a.m. for under 5’s); normal admission charges apply plus £1.00 per person per show, bookings must be made in advance Tel: 01477 571766. At Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL.
FRIDAY 11TH - SUNDAY 13TH
HOLLER, CONGLETON CARNIVAL & PARTY IN THE PARK, IT'S A KNOCKOUT
The local Stroke Association Life After Stroke Team are organising a sponsored walk in Congleton Park on 20th July called Step Out for Stroke. It is open to anyone and everyone and will be as short or as long as participants want it to be. We hope to attract stroke survivors, families – well anyone!
CONGLETON AMATEUR YOUTH THEATRE – GRIMM TALES
FILM – ’THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’GAWSWORTH OPEN AIR THEATRE
PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA A FEAST OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN
UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN THE SOUTH
GEWRVASE PHINN KEN DODD
BARBARA DICKSON THE MANFREDS
FODEN’S BEST OF BRITISH TIDESWELL MALE VOICE CHOIR
CHRIS PACKHAM MICHAEL PORTILLO
TALON ABBA REUNION TRIBUTE SHOW
DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE
*DRAYTON MANOR* NEW
LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE & SEALIFE CENTRE, MANCHESTER
BLACKPOOL TOWER CIRCUS, BALLROOM, DUNGEON & EYE
BLACKPOOL SEA LIFE CENTRE & MADAME TUSSAUDS
Vouchers available for BLUE PLANET AQUARIUM
CHESHIRE SHOW ~ 17th & 18th JUNE
R.H.S. SHOW AT TATTON PARK ~ 24TH – 27TH JULY
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
BIDDULPH MALE VOICE CHOIR ~ 17TH MAY
**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-