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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 – APRIL
TUESDAYS 8TH, 15TH, 22ND & 29TH
St. Peter’s Church TUESDAYS@TEN at St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, Congleton, CW12 4AB open from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 for viewing and refreshments. 8th View Registers, Graveyard Plans and Memorial Inscriptions. Explore a Story for Children and their Carers 10.30 a.m.-12 noon in the Church Hall – Donkey’s Special Day – bring a picnic; 15th Open 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.; 22nd Easter Flower Displays; 29th 11.00 a.m. Celtic Worship in the Sanctuary.
FRIDAY 4TH – SATURDAY 26TH
Electric Picture House EXHIBITION & POP-UP SHOP – ‘Paint Print Pattern’ by Studio Artist Di Harding and Fashion Textile Designer Claire Harding. At the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ, open Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Afternoon Tea with the Artists on the 10th, 17th & 24th April 3.00 – 6.00 p.m.
SATURDAY 5TH, 12, 19TH & 26TH
St. Peter’s Church OPEN SATURDAYS at St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, Congleton, CW12 4AB open from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 for viewing and refreshments. (Please Note: Except days when Weddings are booked).
MONDAY 7TH – FRIDAY 11TH
Congleton Town Football Club SOCCER SCHOOL open to Boys and Girls aged between 6 and 16 at Booth Street Football Ground, Congleton, CW12 4GA. Daily from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Cost £75.00 for the full five days (individual days can be booked for £20.00 per day. For further details and booking form go to www.congletontownfc.co.uk
MONDAY 7TH – THURSDAY 17TH
Tatton Park LAMBING FORTNIGHT AT THE FARM come along and see the new lambs been born at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN, open 12 noon – 4.00 p.m. (closed Mondays). For further details Tel: 01625 374435 or go to www.tattonpark.org.uk
MONDAY 7TH – FRIDAY 11TH & TUESDAY 22ND – FRIDAY 25TH
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre MARS EXPLORATION Become a Martian for a day and take part in some hands on experiments. Explore and discover information about the planet Mars, from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. suitable for Children aged 5 and over; at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9DL. Normal admission charges apply; activities are free, for further details Tel: 01477 571766 or go to www.jodrellbank.net
TUESDAY 8TH – SATURDAY 12TH
Trinity Amateur Operatic Society Present ‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’ at the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 (Tues), £9.00 (Wed), £10.00 (Thurs & Fri) and £12.00 (Sat), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
MONDAY 14TH – THURSDAY 17TH
Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre MARS SCIENCE SHOW at this time of year we have some of the best views of Mars in the night sky, come along and find out more at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9DL. Show times 11.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. (booking essential), suitable for Children aged 5 and over.
At 1.30 p.m. daily – ‘Meet the Expert’, a chance to learn more about the research been carried out at the Observatory. Normal admission charges apply; for further details Tel: 01477 571766 or go to www.jodrellbank.net
FRIDAY 18TH – MONDAY 21ST
The National Trust CADBURY EASTER EGG TRAIL at Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD. Open 11.00 a.m. – 3.30 p.m. normal admission charges apply (Trails £1.00 per Child). For further details Tel: 01260 272018 or E-Mail: email@example.com
The National Trust EASTER EGG HUNT track down a Cadbury Egghead, at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Grange Road, Biddulph, ST8 7SD, open from 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.; normal admission charges apply plus £2.00 per trail. For further details Tel: 01782 517999 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/biddulphgrange
SATURDAY 19TH – MONDAY 21ST
Tatton Park EASTER STORY TIME at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN. Lots of activities see Cinderella in the Mansion, take part in the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt in the Gardens, and be entertained by Poz the Magician’s Story Time Magic and Mr. Bimbamboozle’s Punch & Judy story book. Easter Crafts & Shopping Fair open from 10.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. in the Tenant’s Hall. Normal admission charges apply, for further details Tel: 01625 374435 or go to www.tattonpark.org.uk
WEDNESDAY 23RD – SATURDAY 26TH
Congleton Players Present ‘WAITING FOR GODOT’ by Samuel Becket at Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP nightly at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 Wednesday – Saturday (Concessions £7.00 Wednesday/Thursday only), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN. Tel: 01260 271095.
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.
Congleton History Society Talk by Dr. Joan P. Alcock ‘THE ORIGINS OF THE 1ST WORLD WAR’ in the Library Meeting Room, Market Street, Congleton, CW12 1BP starting at 7.30 p.m. For details on joining the Society contact The Secretary Tel: 01260 274736.
Small animals from Glebe Farm, Astbury will be visiting Congleton Town Centre
Cheshire East Age UK WALKING FOR HEALTH - Priesty Fields/Lamberts Lane, meet at the Cemetery, Howey Lane, Congleton, CW12 4AE, at 11.00 a.m. the walk 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
South East Cheshire Ornithological Society – AGM and Member’s Evening commencing at 7.30 p.m. at Ettiley Heath Church Community Centre, Elton Road, Ettiley Heath, Sandbach CW11 3NE. Visitors and new members welcome. For further information Tel: 01270 582642 or go to www.secos.org.uk
The Christies Fundraiser FUN DAY FOR ALL THE FAMILY from 12 noon – 4.00 p.m. in the Main Hall, Buglawton County Primary School, Buxton Old Road, Congleton, CW12 2EL. Activities include Car Boot Stalls, Cake & Craft Stalls, Face Painting plus lots more; admission £1.00 inc. refreshments, (Children admitted free of charge).
Sandbach Town Council FARMERS MARKET opens 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. in Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1AP Special event - Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Egg Decorating. For more information Tel: 01270 600800 or
City Markets LAUNCH OF CONGLETON ARTISAN MARKET from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. in the Pedestrian Shopping area of the Town Centre. Wide range of top Artisan food and drink, handmade confectionary, sweet and savoury baked goods along with hand-crafted arts and vintage. This event will then be held every second Sunday of each month. For further details contact Laurence Hodson Tel: 07739 539225 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congleton Museum MUSEUM QUIZ at The Young Pretender, Lawton Street, Congleton, CW12 1RS. Pie supper to start at approx. 7.00 p.m. followed by the Quiz at 8.30 p.m. tickets including a pie supper £10.00. Teams of 6 players, the Museum will be running a matching serviced to place individuals into teams, for further information and tickets contact the Museum Tel. 01260 276360
Cheshire East Age UK EASTER CRAFTS at The Hub, Centenary Place (Off Foundry Bank), Lower Park Street, Congleton, CW012 1EH, from 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon. Cost £1.00 per Child (all Children must be accompanied by an Adult), to book a place and for further details Tel: 01260 273610.
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.
Disability Information Bureau AWARENESS DAY from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. in the Pedestrian Area (opposite B & Store), High Street, Congleton. Come along and see what we have to offer including Radar Keys, Access Appraisals, Wheelchair Hire, Benefits Information and help with form filling plus lots more. For further details Tel: 01260 295725 of go to www.dibservices.org.uk
The Sandow Clowns Proudly present ALL LAUGHTER SHOW, clean, slapstick fun for the whole family; Circus Skills, Stilt Walking, Juggling, Balancing, Comedy Musical Car and lots more. Two shows 11.30 a.m. & 2.00 p.m. at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN. Tickets Adults and Children £3.50 each (Children 2 years and under free), available now from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
The show lasts for 80 minutes approximately.
Cheshire East Rangers XPLORER AT BRERETON HEATH, a fun Family challenge aimed at Primary and pre-School Children and their Parents, an outdoor Navigational Challenge for the whole Family to enjoy, from 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. Meeting point Brereton Heath Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton CW12 4SU. Booking is essential Tel: 01625 374833 or go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk (Rangers & Outdoor Recreation).
Cheshire East Age UK WALKING FOR HEALTH – Lawton Hall Pool, (please park in The Spinney, Scholar Green, ST7 3DB (1st left after the Bleeding Wolf on A34 Newcastle Road) 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
East Cheshire Hospice STARLIGHT WALK 2014 at Capesthorne Hall, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9JY. 2.5k. 5k, and 10 walk, all walks start at 7.30 p.m. Adult £15.00 (ages 16+) and Children £10.00 (ages 4-15 years), to register to www.eastcheshirehospice.org.uk/starlightwalk or Tel: 01625 433477.
Dane Coppice Crafts WILLOW SCULPTURE – join Rachel Evans and learn how to sculpt small animals from willow. At Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, CW12 4SU. For further information, prices and booking Tel: 01270 760810, please book in advance – places limited (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).
Foundation HEART START – Learn how to Save A Life. Free basic life support course, suitable for all ages and ability (venue – Congleton), starting at 7.00 p.m. For more details and to book a place Tel: 07931 748902 or
Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film – ‘12 YEARS A SLAVE’ (15) directed by Steve McQueen, staring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender and Benedict Cumberbatch at the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.00 p.m. Tickets £4.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Glebe Farm FAMILY WALKING TREASURE HUNT around Astbury Village starting from Glebe Farm Shop at 2.00 p.m. . Tickets £6.00 for up to 2 Adults and 3 Children; Prizes are for the first 3 winners. An ACE event for Charity.
Congleton & District Horticultural Society A talk on FLOWERING SHRUBS FOR SPRING by Susan Thursfield, 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.
Sandbach Concert Series Concert featuring the HALLE YOUTH CHOIR with special guest Linda Richardson, 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
CONGLETON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB – FIXTURES IN APRIL
Tuesday 17th v Norton United Kick Off 7.45 p.m. League
Saturday 19th v Silsden Kick Off 3.00 p.m. League
Monday 21st v Alsager Town Kick Off 3.00 p.m. League
All the above to be played at the Booth Street Football Ground, off Crescent Road, Congleton, CW12 4GA.
Admission £6.00 (Adults), £3.00 (Concessions), Under 12’s Free.
EASTER WEEKEND SERVICES - CONGLETON
MAUNDY THURSDAY (17TH APRIL)
St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, CW12 1RJ Holy Communion 9.45 a.m.
Mossley Village Hall, Leek Road, CW12 2NH Passover Meal 7.00 p.m. (bookings – Tel: 01260 273212)
GOOD FRIDAY (18TH APRIL)
St. John’s Church Hall, Buxton Old Road, CW12 2ES’Messy Easter’ 9.45 a.m.
Town Centre, Opposite B & M Stores Open Air Service 12 noon
St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, CW12 4AB Devotional Service 3.00 p.m.
EASTER DAY (20TH APRIL)
St. John’s Church, Buxton Old Road, CW12 2ES Easter Celebrations with Communion 9.30 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, CW12 1RJ Easter Celebrations with Communion 9.30 a.m.
Holy Trinity Church, Biddulph Road, CW12 3LL Easter Celebrations with Communion 11.00 a.m.
St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, CW12 4AB Easter Celebrations with Communion 11.00 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, CW12 1RJ Night Prayer 6.30 p.m.
THURSDAY 1ST & FRIDAY 2ND
NOMADS Present ‘COLDER THAN HERE’ by Laura Wade, directed by Marie Straker; an astute, darkly humorous portrayal of a family pulling together in the face of impending grief. In the Daneside Theatre Studio, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP nightly at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 each available from Congleton Tourist information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
THURSDAY 1ST – SATURDAY 3RD
Clonter Opera Theatre Les Enfants Terrible Present ‘ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON’ (suitable for 14 years +). At Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Congleton CW12 2LR, nightly at 7.30p.m Tickets £15.00 (Adults); £10.00 (Students) and £8.00 Children (under 16), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 or the Theatre Box Office Tel: 01260 224514. Pre-performance supper or canapé baskets available.
THURSDAY 1ST – MONDAY 5TH
The National Trust MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS at Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD. Open
11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. normal admission charges apply. For further details Tel: 01260 272018 or E-Mail: email@example.com
Return to Base Veterans Support ‘A NIGHT AT THE OPERA’ an evening of Operatic entertainment at The United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, Congleton, CW12 1HE starting at 7.00 p.m. Tickets £15.00 - £20.00 (inc. wine and cake reception) to purchase and for further details Tel: 07879 607271 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSUNDAY 4TH
Congleton Community Projects CASINO, CANAPES & COCKTAILS at Reuben Stubbs Bistro, Lawton Street, Congleton, CW12 1RS starting at 7.30 p.m. tickets £15.00 available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN, Tel. 01260 271095, Reuben Stubbs Bistro or Illuccini’s Café Bar. Social Evening run by the Congleton Food & Drink Festival Team.
Mow Cop Residents’ Association THE 2014 MOW COP KILLER MILE – 1st Race at 6.00 p.m. For further details and entry form go to www.mowcop.info and follow the links.
FRIDAY 11TH - SUNDAY 13TH
CONGLETON CARNIVAL, HOLLER & PARTY IN THE PARK
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!
WIN 4 TICKETS FOR ALTON TOWERS
VISIT CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
IN THE TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET
FOR FULL DETAILS AND ENTRY FORM
The draw will take place on Monday 28th April.
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
HARROGATE SPRING FLOWER SHOW ~ 24TH – 27TH APRIL
CHESHIRE SHOW ~ 17th & 18th JUNE
R.H.S. SHOW AT TATTON PARK ~ 24TH – 27TH JULYDANESIDE THEATRE
TRINITY AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY – ‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’
FILM – ’12 YEARS A SLAVE’
CONGLETON AMATEUR YOUTH THEATRE – GRIMM TALES
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
All the above available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre
THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE Regent Theatre, Victoria Hall, New Vic Theatre
Booking Now for
WAR HORSE ~ 24TH SEPTEMBER – 11TH OCTOBER
JERSEY BOYS ~ 28TH OCTOBER – 8TH NOVEMBER
JOOLS HOLLAND ~ 12TH NOVEMBER
DANIEL O’DONNELL ~ 8TH MAY
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)
INDIE EASTER EGG HUNT
Congleton shops are participating in some Easter Holiday fun as 20 businesses join together to promote the “Indie Easter” campaign to encourage more shoppers, especially families, to come to town and participate in “Indie Easter Egg Hunts”.
The event is being sponsored by the Support for Independent Retail campaign, with the aim of rewarding local people for taking the time to visit a number of their local, independent traders. Town Centre Manager Jackie MacArthur signed Congleton up to this national campaign on behalf of the Congleton Business Association, following the success of last year’s Easter Egg hunt.
Jackie MacArthur said: “Families can pick up an “Easter egg hunt map” from the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall or from one of the 20 participating shops. They need to collect a dozen “eggs” (cute little Easter egg stickers) and place on their maps to complete the hunt. Once the dozen eggs are collected they can return to the TIC and swap the map for a chocolate egg and a certificate of completion”.
The event in Congleton starts on Monday 7 April and runs through until Tuesday 22 April, giving the whole of the school Easter holiday period to complete the hunt.
On Wednesday 9 April Glebe Farm will bring some of its young farm animals into the town centre from 10-12.30pm in support of the Indie Easter Campaign.
The shops taking part in the Congleton Indie Egg Hunt are:
Victoria Mill – Foundry Bank
Mattroe – Park Lane
Compusat, Lawton Street
Retro ‘The Shop’ Lawton Street
The Oatcake Shop, Lawton Street
Congleton Museum, Market Square
Delacey’s Tapas Bar and Café, High Street
Davenports, High Street
Newtons, Capitol Walk
Bear Grills, Market Street
The Stationery Cupboard, High Street
Browns Jewellers, Pedestrian area
A&A Music, Pedestrian area
Crema – Pedestrian area
Cost Cutter – pedestrian area
Cheshire Lady, Mill Street
Menditz, Mill Street
R&J Moores Greengrocers, Mill Street
The Address - Antrobus Street
Ace of Cakes - West Street
The form can be downloaded here