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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 - MARCH
FRIDAY 7TH FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 1ST MARCH
Electric Picture House SPRING EXHIBITION – RENEWAL studio artists group interpretation of Spring and the New Year. At the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ, open Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 16TH MARCH
Rode Hall & Gardens SNOWDROP WALKS at Rode Hall & Gardens, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP open 12 noon –
4.00 p.m. daily (ex. Mondays). Admission £4.00 (Children under 16 free). For further information Tel: 01270 874101 or go to www.rodehall.co.uk
FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY & SATURDAY 1ST MARCH
Congleton Rotary Club SWIMATHON at Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall Street, CW12 1DT. Nominated Rotary Charities – MacMillan Cancer Care and the Christie Hospital Charity.
FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY – SUNDAY 2ND MARCH
Congleton Unplugged MUSIC EVENT – mainly acoustic music at various venues throughout Congleton, free admission all weekend. Programmes available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall or for further details go to www.congletonunplugged.co.uk
WEDNESDAY 26TH – SATURDAY 29TH
Centre Stage Present ‘GREASE’ at the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP nightly at 7.30 p.m. plus Saturday 29th at 2.30 p.m. Tickets £7.00 Wednesday & Thursday and £8.00 Friday and both shows Saturday, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
The National Trust A MERRY MARCH – Celebrate the Tudor New Year, plant a seed to grow at home or make something special for Mother’s Day at Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD from 11.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. daily. For further details Tel: 01260 272018 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk
St. Stephen’s Church MILE OF PENNIES – Bring your loose change and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat, proceeds to the Lent Project Charities, other stalls include Cakes, Books, Raffle and Refreshments. From 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, Congleton, CW12 4AB.
Rode Hall & Gardens FARMERS MARKET at Rode Hall & Gardens, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP open 9.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. Admission to Market free, car park charge £1.00. Tea Rooms and Garden open (small charge for Gardens). For further information Tel: 01270 874101 or go to www.rodehall.co.uk
Holmes Chapel Singers Come and Sing for St. Luke’s Hospice - HANDEL’S MESSIAH. Rehearsal 11.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Performance at 7.30 p.m. at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, off Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DZ. Singers tickets £15.00 (please register before 23rd February, attendance at rehearsals before the performance is essential), Audience tickets £10.00 each, for more details and to register Tel: 01477 537157 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Proceeds to St. Luke’s’ Hospice.
The Friends of The Blackden Trust Present a Talk by Dr. Glenn Foard FSA, University of Huddersfield ‘THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF CIVIL WAR BATTLES & SIEGES – Holmes Chapel and beyond’. In St. Luke’s Church Hall, Parkway, Holmes Chapel, CW4 7BA starting at 3.00 p.m. Admission £6.00 (refreshments included) or in advance from Mr. Kettle’s General Store and J. Chetham Ltd. Holmes Chapel or Tel: 01538 384713.
Congleton Harriers 27TH CLOUD NINE HILL RACE – 9 miles (ascent of 1250’) a scenic and challenging off-road race form Congleton to Bosley Cloud and back. For further details and entry details go to www.congleton-harriers.co.uk/cloud9 closing date for entries Thursday 27th February.
Congleton Museum SUNDAY WALK – DISCOVERING YOUR CONGLETON, Leader Peter Aston. Find out more about Congleton, its origins, medieval development of the street plan and explore places that help explain the town’s significance in national history, an ideal introduction for newcomers to the town. Walk starts at 2.00 p.m. from the Museum, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET, price including Cream Tea £5.00. 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.
Holy Trinity Church WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER ‘Streams in the Desert’ Praying for Egypt. At Holy Trinity Church, Biddulph Road, Congleton, CW12 3LZ starting at 10.30 a.m., Speaker Lesley Murray.
Cheshire East Age UK WEDDING FAYRE – Designer Wedding Dresses at good prices, Bridal Party Wear including Mother of the Bride Outfits, Hats & Shoes, Ideas for beautiful beaded bouquets. At The Hub, Centenary Place, Congleton, CW12 1EH starting at 12 noon – 2.00 p.m. admission free. For further details Tel: 01260 273610.
Clonter Theatre Present THE JAKE LEG JUG BAND authentic blues and jazz of the 1920’s & 30’s at Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR starting at 7.30 p.m. (pre-performance supper available). Tickets £16.00 (Students £10.00, Children 16 and under £8.00), available from the Box Office, Tel: 01260 224514 or Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01260 271095.
Sandbach Town Council FARMERS MARKET 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1AP. Special Event - Pancake Tossing Competition. For more information Tel: 01270 600800.
Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Present the film ‘THE RAILWAY MAN’ (15) starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman 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.
Cheshire Borders Independent Newspapers ‘THE ACT’ CONGLETON TALENT COMPETITION – Local competition with £500.00 cash prize. 1st Heat at The Bulls Head, Mill Street, Congleton, CW12 1AB; 2nd Heat Sunday 16th at Young Pretender, Lawton Street, Congleton, CW12 1RS; 3rd Heat at The White Lion, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BD. The winner will take part in the Grand Finale which will be held at the Congleton Carnival in July against the winners of competitions held in Sandbach and Alsager. Further details and updates will be posted on Cheshire Borders Independent facebook page.
Embroiderers’ Guild Alsager & District Branch ‘FIELD OF PRAYER’ a talk by Wendy Lord at 1.45 p.m. for
2.00 p.m. start, in the Library, Sandbach Road North, Alsager, ST7 2QH. Members £2.50, Non-members £3.50.
Congleton History Society Monthly Meeting – ‘CHESHIRE AIRFIELDS’ talk and presentation by Tony Barratt, in the Library Meeting Room, Market Street, Congleton, CW12 1BP starting at 7.30 p.m. For further details on joining the Society contact The Secretary Tel: 01260 274736.
South East Cheshire Ornithological Society Monthly Meeting ‘EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY’ presentation by Peter Preece, commencing at 7.30 p.m. at Ettiley Heath Church Community Centre, Elton ~Road, Sandbach, CW11 3NE/ For details on joining the Society Tel: 01270 582642.
@stmary’s CONCERT featuring Duo Amal , International Concert Pianist Bishara Haroni along with talented Pianist Yaron Kohlberg are joined by Violinist Adi Haroni at St. Magdalene Church Crewe Road, Alsager, ST7 2EW starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £25.00 (includes Sunday 3.00 p.m. concert/meet the Musicians) Tel: 01270 879114 or E-Mail: email@example.com. A donation will be made to The Royal Northern College of Music scholarship fund to support young musicians.
Sandbach Town Hall WORLD CHAMPIONS FODEN’S BAND at the Town Hall, High Street, CW11 1AX. Free entry, doors open at 7.00 p.m. tickets allocated strictly on a first come first served basis. For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheshire East Ranger Service BIRD BOX MAKING – Join local Ranger Alistair Wright and build a bird box for your garden. Places available in allocated time slots starting from 10.00 a.m. (one bird box per booked person), cost £4.00 per box, booking and payment in advance Tel: 01260 297237 or online www.cheshireeast.gov.uk (all Children must be accompanied by an Adult).
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.
Congleton & District Horticultural Society COFFEE MORNING in the Meeting Room, Congleton Library, Market Street, CW12 1BP from 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon.
Holmes Chapel Music Society Present LOUIS SCHWIZGEBEL (Piano) winner of the second prize at Leeds International Piano Competition 2012, playing music by Beethoven, Ligeti and Dutilleux. In the Small Hall, Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, off Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DZ starting at 8.00 p.m. Tickets available from Chethams, London Road, Holmes Chapel. For further information go to www.themusicsociety.org.uk
British Heart 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
Holistic Therapy Group South Cheshire & Staffs Moorlands Group Monthly Meeting – Talk & Presentation by Jon Critoff (FHT Director) - HUMAN DESIGN – The Human Instruction Manual. In the Nelson Suite, Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, CW12 4BA, doors open at 6.30 p.m. for refreshments, entrance fee FHT member £5.00, Non-Member £8.00. For bookings and further details E-Mail: Hildecarr@gmail.com
Congleton & District Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting – ‘SWEET PEAS’ talk by Andy Hubbuck, in the Meeting Room, Congleton Library, Market Street, CW12 1BP starting at 7.30 p.m. For details on joining the Society Tel: 01260 273230.
Sandbach Concert Series CONCERT with Craig Ogden (Guitarist) and Gerard McChrystal (Saxophonist) 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
Lion & Swan Hotel CONGLETON COMEDY CLUB present John Gordillo, Mick Ferry, Danny O’Brien, MC Ray Bradshaw at The Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 1AH, doors open at 8.00 p.m. Tickets £10.00 from the Lion & Swan or via the website www.lionandswan.co.uk or on the door £12.00.
Sandbach Town Hall NORTHERN SOUL NIGHT at Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, CW11 1AX, open 9.00 p.m. – 2.00 a.m. For further details Tel: 07939 176951.
Congleton Rotary Club Present CONCERT BY CONGLETON YOUTH ORCHESTRA at Congleton Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £7.00 (Adults) and £3.00 (under 16’s), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.
Holmes Chapel Singers Present MASS IN C MINOR by Mozart starting at 7.30 p.m. at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, off Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DZ. Tickets £10.00 (Adults), £5.00 (Students) and £2.00 (under 16’s), available from Chethams, Holmes Chapel or on the door. For further details Tel: 01477 537982.
CONGLETON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB – FIXTURES IN MARCH
Saturday 1st v Barnoldswick Town Kick Off 3.00 p.m. League
Tuesday 4th v Norton United Kick Off 7.45 p.m. League
Tuesday 11th v West Dis. & Chorlton Kick Off 7.45 p.m. League
Tuesday 25th v Squires Gate Kick Off 7.45 p.m. League
Saturday 29th v Glossop North End 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.
Cheshire Rural Touring Arts Theatre company Third Angel present ‘CAPE WRATH’ a story of family, of fellow travellers, of whisky and chocolate of the longest bus journey in Britain from the Midlands to Cape Wrath the most north-westerly point in Scotland. Performances at the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ, Tel:
01260 270908 or E-Mail: email@example.com
Beartown Radio NORTHERN SOUL MOTOWN + OLD SKOOL CLASSICS featuring Ozz, Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Tower supported by Richard Wharfe & Mark L Potts. At the Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 1AH from 8.00 p.m. – Midnight. Admission by advance tickets £4.00 available from Beartown Radio, 93 Antrobus Street, Congleton, or The White Lion.
Congleton Choral Society Present ‘A NIGHT AT THE OPERA’, Conductor Christopher Cromar, Pianist Dominic John with Professional Singers, at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £15.00 (Adult), £12.00 (Concessions) and £2.00 (under 16’s), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN.
Congleton 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.
MONDAY 7TH – FRIDAY 11TH
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, at Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9DL. Open from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. activities are free, normal admission charges apply. For further details
Tel: 01477 571766 or go to www.jodrellbank.net
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
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.
CENTRE STAGE – ‘GREASE’
TRINITY AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY – ‘JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR’
FILM – ‘THE RAILWAY MAN’
DISCOUNT TICKETS AVAILABLE
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 APRILTHEATRE TICKETS ON SALE Regent Theatre, Victoria Hall, New Vic Theatre Buxton Opera House ~ Moscow State Circus – 28th February – 2nd March: Russian State Ballet 6TH – 8TH March
Booking Now for
WAR HORSE ~ 24TH SEPTEMBER – 11TH OCTOBER
JERSEY BOYS ~ 28TH OCTOBER – 8TH NOVEMBER
JOOLS HOLLAND ~ 12TH NOVEMBER
AT THE REGENT THEATRE
DANIEL O’DONNELL ~ 8TH MAY
BIDDULPH MALE VOICE CHOIR ~ 17TH MAY
AT THE VICTORIA HALL
**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)
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