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What’s on in Congleton!

Dates for your Diary

 

NOVEMBER

EVERY TUESDAY

Cheshire East Libraries  STORY TIME suitable for under 5’s, in the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET from 10.30 – 11.00 a.m.  Free, no need to book, for further details Tel: 01260 375550 or go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

EVERY THURSDAY

Cheshire East Libraries  RHYME TIME suitable for under 5’s, in the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET from 10.30 – 11.00 a.m.  Free, no need to book, for further details Tel: 01260 375550 or go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

EVERY FRIDAY

Cheshire East Libraries  COLOUR ME CALM De-Stress with colouring in for grown-ups!  Free, just drop in 11.00 a.m. – 12 noon in the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET for further details Tel: 01260 375550 or go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

FROM TUESDAY 22ND AUGUST

Congleton Museum  EXHIBITION OF CONGLETON’ HISTORIC CHARTERS – Charters on display include those from the reigns of Queen Elizabeth 1, King James 1 and King Charles 11.  If you want to know what Turbary, Pannage and Murage mean and how the charters helped to make our ancestors prosperous come along to the Museum, there will be free Children’s activities including ‘Make your own Charter’.  Congleton Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 a.m. – 4.15 p.m. Sunday 12 noon – 4.15 p.m. (last admission 3.45 p.m.), closed on Mondays.  Admission is free but a donation would be appreciated. For further details Tel: 01260 276360.

 

SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER – SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER

The Electric Picture House ‘ELECTRIC OPEN 2017’ Art Exhibition.  At The Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ opens Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m.  – 5.00 p.m.  For further details Tel: 01260 270908 or go to www.electricpicturehouse.com

 

MONDAY 23RD OCTOBER – FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS – TO SPACE AND BEYOND.  Learn about the history of Space Exploration, the future of Space Travel and even Space Tourism!  Interactive displays and experiments, suitable for all the Family at Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL  Free with general admission.  For further details Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line at www.jodrellbank.net  Part of the Manchester Science Festival.

 

FRIDAYS (ONLY) 27TH OCTOBER – 10TH NOVEMBER

Cheshire Learning Partnership CIC  FREE ‘COOKING FROM SCRATCH’ COURSE learn to cook some new, tasty, healthy and affordable meals using fresh ingredients;  all ingredients are provided and you take home what you cook!  At the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street (off Antrobus Street), Congleton, CW12 1HJ from 10.00 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.  Places limited, further information and booking Tel: 01260 290682 or E-Mail: beth@clpcic.co.uk  Free to all Adults over the age of 19.

 

WEDNESDAYS (ONLY) 1ST NOVEMBER – 6TH DECEMBER

Cheshire Learning Partnership CIC  FREE ‘COOKING FROM SCRATCH’ COURSE learn to cook some new, tasty, healthy and affordable meals using fresh ingredients.  At Ruby’s Fund Sensory Centre, Roe Street, Congleton, CW12 1PG, from 1.30 – 3.00 p.m.  or 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.  Places limited for further information and booking Tel: 01260 290682 or E-Mail: beth@clpcic.co.uk  *Limited crèche places are available for the afternoon course;  free to all Adults over the age of 19.

 

THURSDAY FROM 2ND NOVEMBER

Congleton Team Parish START – Discover Christianity in six small-group sessions over the next 6 weeks from 1.45 – 3.15 p.m. at the Chappell Centre, Leek Road, Congleton, CW12 3HX.  For further details Tel: 01260 281601/273212.

 

 

 

SATURDAYS 4TH 11TH & 18TH NOVEMBER

Congleton Community Projects  LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS at the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ from 10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.  Make a lantern and join the Christmas Lights Switch-On Parade on Saturday 25th November.  For further details Tel: 01260 270908 or E-Mail: jo@congletoncommunityprojects.org

 

MONDAYS 6TH & 13TH NOVEMBER

Congleton Community Projects  SAMBA DRUMMING WORKSHOPS – Learn to play in a Samba Band with Samba John (experienced Samba player and teacher) and join the Christmas Lights Switch-On Parade on Saturday 25th November.  At the Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ.  Free Workshops from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m. For further details Tel: 01260 270908 or E-Mail: electricpicturehouse@gmail.com

 

MONDAYS (ONLY) 13TH NOVEMBER – 18TH DECEMBER

Cheshire Learning Partnership CIC  FREE ‘COOKING FROM SCRATCH’ COURSE learn to cook some new, tasty, healthy and affordable meals using fresh ingredients.  At St. John’s Community Centre, Buxton Old Road, Congleton, CW12 2ES, from 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon.  Places limited for further information and booking Tel: 01260 290682 or E-Mail: beth@clpcic.co.uk  Free to all Adults over the age of 19.

 

WEDNESDAY 15TH – SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER

Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre  Present  ‘ELF THE MUSICAL (JR).  At Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m.  Matinee Saturday at 2.30 p.m. Tickets Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday Matinee £8.00 each, Friday & Saturday £10.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

WEDNESDAYS (ONLY) 15TH NOVEMBER – 6TH DECEMBER

Cheshire Learning Partnership CIC  FREE – CHRISTMAS COOKERY CLASS learn to cook some new, tasty, healthy and affordable meals using fresh ingredients.  At Ruby’s Fund Sensory Centre, Roe Street, Congleton, CW12 1PG, from 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon.   Places limited for further information and booking Tel: 01260 290682 or E-Mail: beth@clpcic.co.uk  Free to all Adults over the age of 19.

 

FRIDAY 24TH – SUNDAY 26TH

Capesthorne Hall  CHRISTMAS AT CAPESTHORNE at Capesthorne Hall, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9JY.  Large Craft & Gift Marquee, Magical Decorations, Local School Choirs, Musical Entertainment, Father Christmas and Festive Refreshments.  Open Fri. 5.30 – 8.30 p.m.  Sat. & Sun. 12 noon – 4.00 p.m.  Advance tickets £10.00 (Adults), £5.00 (Children over 4 yrs.), £27.00 (Family 2 Adults & 2 Children), Tel: 01625 861 221 or go to www.capesthorne.com   Tickets on the Gate £11.00 (Adults), £5.50 (Children over 4 yrs.), £30.00 (Family).  Ticket price includes entry to Hall & Craft Fair.

For further details go to http://www.capesthorne.com/event/christmas-capesthorne-2017-2/

 

SATURDAY 25TH & SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

Glebe Farm  CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA WEEKEND at Glebe Farm, Astbury, CW12 4RQ.  Attractions include Santa’s Grotto, Balloon Modelling, Face Painting and Festive Food Tasting.  For further details Tel: 01260 273916 or go to www.glebefarmastbury.co.uk

 

SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY 2018

The Electric Picture House CHRISTMAS AFFORDABLE ART EXHIBITION.  At The Electric Picture House, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ open Monday – Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  An opportunity to buy Art & Craft from local Artists including Paintings, Collage, Sculpture, Jewellery, Glass and Ceramics.  For further details on any of the above contact Tel: 01260 270908 or go to www.electricpicturehouse.com

 

WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 17TH DECEMBER (WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY ONLY)

The National Trust  YULETIDE CELEBRATIONS – Enjoy a taste of a Tudor Christmas with the focus on Festive Foods and Displays. At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD.  Open 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. this event is free but normal admission charges apply.

Saturday & Sunday special entertainment as follows:

2nd & 3rd – Lively Duo Hautbois

9th – 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Little Moreton Singers                      1.00 – 4.00 p.m. Ceramic City Choir

10th – 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Local Recorder Group                   1.00 – 4.00 p.m. Stone Choral Society

16th & 17th – Popular Group Piva

For further details Tel: 01260 272018 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall

 

FRIDAY 3RD

The Old Saw Mill  CARIBBEAN NIGHT at The Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ from

6.30 – 9.00 p.m.  Caribbean Food, Music and Rum Punch provided.  Tickets Adults – £8.00, Children £4.00 available from The Old Saw Mill, Tel: 01260 277658 or via E-Mail: harriet@theoldsawmill.org

 

Congleton Bath House & Physic Garden  Present PUNKFLYOD with Special Guest Dougie Francis and DJ Sweet at The Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 1AH from 7.00 p.m. – Midnight.  Admission £5.00 on the door, proceeds in aid of Congleton Bath House & Physic Garden.

 

United Reformed Church  ‘IT’S THE GIRLS THAT OIL THE WORKS’ a Musical Drama about Women in Wartime presented by The Kingsfield Singers.  At the United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, Congleton, CW12 1HE starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £5.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

SATURDAY 4TH

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.  Various stalls including Cards, Books and Cake Stalls, Raffle and Refreshments.  Proceeds to East Cheshire Hospice.

 

The Rotary Club of Congleton  BONFIRE & FIREWORK DISPLAY in Congleton Park, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1JG.  Gates open at 5.00 p.m. Torchlight Procession & Bonfire Lit at 6.00 p.m. Children’s Display (no loud bangs) at 6.30 p.m.  Main Display at approximately 7.30 p.m., other attractions include Fairground Rides, Stalls and Refreshments.  **Tickets £8.00 (Adults 16 years +), £6.00 Children (5 – 15 years), Under 5 years free.  **Tickets purchased on or before FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER will receive a discount of £2.00 per ticket.

 

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.

 

Key Green Chapel  CHRISTMAS FAIR AND JUMBLE SALE at Key Green Chapel, Timbersbrook, CW12 3PY starting at 2.30 p.m. Admission 30p (Children free).  Newly New, Bric a Brac, Books, ~Toys, Tombola and Refreshments available.

 

SUNDAY 5TH

Congleton Museum  Sunday Walks – ‘CONGLETON GETS CONNECTED’ – Leader Peter Aston.  Discover how local services Water, Sewage, Electricity and Telecommunications came to the Town during the 19th & 20th centuries and changed the way in which inhabitants lived and worked.  Starting from the Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET at 2.00 p.m.  Cost £5.00 (including Cream Tea), for further details Tel: 01260 276360 or go to www.congletonmuseum.co.uk

 

TUESDAY 7TH

Cheshire East Libraries  ‘MEET THE AUTHOR’ – David McCaddon will be reading from his latest book ‘In Digital Pursuit’ in the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.   Admission free but please book at the Library, Tel: 01260 375550 or go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

Congleton Diabetic ‘Friends’ Group  Meeting – Speakers Lyn Thompson (Optometrist) and Linda Horne (Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse).  At St. Mary’s Parish Centre, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4ES starting at

7.30 p.m.  For further details contact David Morris 01260 274758 or E-Mail: congletonlions@gmail.com  Congleton Lions in partnership with Diabetes UK.

 

R.N.L.I. Congleton Branch  50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT – ‘THEN AND NOW’ at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4ES starting at 7.30 p.m.  Admission £5.00 includes Tea/Coffee and Biscuits, Bar available;  R.N.L.I. Christmas Cards, Calendars and Diaries on sale.  All proceeds to Lytham St. Annes Lifeboat Appeal.  For tickets Tel: 01270 883765 or pay on the door.

 

Cheshire East Rangers  PRAM FIT/OUTDOOR FITNESS TASTER CLASS – Get back in shape after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.  Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There is a variety of exercises including toning and cardio. At Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, (Off Newcastle Road), Congleton, CW12 4FR from 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.  For further details Tel: 07803 245590 or E-Mail: hnb@kellymorley.co.uk  please book in advance.  This event repeats every 1st Tuesday each month (except June).

 

WEDNESDAY 8TH

National Blood Service  BLOOD DONOR SESSION at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.  Sessions from 1.45 – 4.15 p.m. and 5.30 – 7.45 p.m.  For appointments Tel: 0300 123 23 23.

 

Congleton History Society  Monthly Meeting – Talk and Exhibition by Tony Bostock ‘CHESHIRE VILLAGES’.  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 or E-Mail: congletonhistory@gmail.com

 

The Arts Society – Dane Valley  LECTURE – ‘WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS’.  At Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DX starting at 7.45 p.m.  For details on joining the Society Tel: 07856 721087 or

E-Mail: danevalley@theartssociety.org

 

Biddulph Up In Arms Concerts  Present HANNAH ALDRIDGE & JETBONE at Biddulph Town Hall, High Street, ST8 6AR, concert starts at 8.00 p.m. doors open at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £10.00, for further details and booking go to www.biddulphupinarms.com  *Bring your own refreshments.

 

THURSDAY 9TH

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  LOVELL LECTURE – ‘Exploring the Cool Universe with the ALMA Telescope present by Dr. Adam Avison (a Research Astronomer from the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics).  At Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8.00 each (£6.00 concessions), for booking and further details Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line at www.jodrellbank.net  Pre-Lecture Dining available, please book in advance.

 

FRIDAY 10TH

South East Cheshire Ornithological Society  Monthly meeting – ‘SCILLY PELAGIC MAGIC’ a presentation by Jim Almond, 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 or go to www.secos.org.uk

 

SATURDAY 11TH

St. James’ Church  ST. JAMES’ BAZAAR at New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EY from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.  Stalls include Bric-a-Brac, Cakes, Preserves, Crafts, Raffle and Books, Refreshments available.

 

East Cheshire Hospice – Congleton Support Group  CHRISTMAS COFFEE AFTERNOON (and learn to knit) from 1.30 – 4.00 p.m. at Congleton Cricket Club, Booth Street, Congleton, CW12 4DG. Come along for a chance to learn to knit, a coffee and a slice of homemade cake, Christmas Gifts also on sale.  Tickets £3.00 available from A & A Music or pay on the door.

 

The Old Saw Mill  CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR at The Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ from

10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Admission free, anyone wishing to have a stall please Tel: 01260 277658 or via E-Mail: harriet@theoldsawmill.org  cost £10.00 per table.

 

Congleton Choral Society  GLORIA!  Chilcott – ‘Gloria’ & Requiem and Vivaldi – ‘Gloria’.  Conductor Christopher Cromar, Soloists Charlotte Richardson (Soprano), Rebecca Barry (Mezzo Soprano) and Jonathan Cooke (Tenor).  At the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £15.00 (Adults), £12.00 (Concessions) and £2.00 (Students), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

Clonter Opera  OPERA GALA – A Variety of well-loved Opera Arias and Duets and some Musical Theatre numbers.  At Clonter Opera, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR.  Performance starts at 7.00 p.m. (doors open at 6.00 p.m.),

70-minute supper interval, pre-order supper, hamper or canape basket or bring your own picnic (picnic tables available, please book).   Tickets £27.00, £37.00 & £45.00, (Students £10.00) available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN or the Clonter Box Office Tel: 01260 224514.  Further details from www.clonter.org

 

SUNDAY 12TH

Congleton Team Parish  TEAM CELEBRATION – REMEMBRANCE SERVICE at St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, Congleton, CW12 1RJ starting at 10.00 a.m.

 

Royal British Legion  REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE & SERVICE.  Parade will leave from Booth Street led by the 230 Sqn (ATC) Band and March along West Street, Antrobus Street, Mill Street, through the Pedestrian area, High Street, Market Square, Bank Street and onto Lawton Street to the Cenotaph for the two minutes silence at 11.00 a.m. laying of wreaths and short service of Remembrance. This will be followed by the Civic Service of Remembrance at the Town Hall, High Street at 11.30 a.m.

 

TUESDAY 14TH

Alzheimer’s Society  DEMENTIA CAFÉ – If you are living with dementia and would like to meet and spend time with others affected by dementia, you will be welcomed at this support group.  From 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon at the Topiary Coffee Shop, Astbury Meadow Garden Centre, Newcastle Road, Congleton, CW12 4RL.

 

Cheshire East Libraries  CRAFT AND COFFEE – Whether you love knitting, sewing or card making bring it along and enjoy a chat and refreshments, £1.00 per person from 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. at the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET.  For further details Tel: 01260 375550 or go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

FRIDAY 17TH

Beartown Soul Promotions  MOTOWN, NORTHERN SOUL & CLUB CLASSICS at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN from 7.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m.  In aid of East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield.  SOLD OUT

 

SATURDAY 18TH

Holy Trinity Church  ‘A TASTE OF CHRISTMAS’ from 9.30 a.m. in Mossley Village Hall, Leek Road, Congleton, CW12 3 HX.  Refreshments, Stalls, Activities and see Santa arrive at 10.00 a.m.  No admission charge.  For further details Tel: 01260 272679.  In aid of Holy Trinity Church, Congleton.

 

Cheshire East Rangers  HEDGE LAYING FOR BEGINNERS – One day hands on event will introduce you to the basic hedge laying techniques and to the different tools required to complete the job.  Meeting point Rode Heath Rise, off Sandbach Road, Rode Heath, ST7 3RU from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Suitable for anyone over the age of 14, booking and payment must be made in advance, cost £20.00.  Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hedgelaying-for-beginners-tickets-32025010669 before 14th November.  For further details Tel: 01260 297237. *Please note: wear suitable clothing and boots and bring a packed lunch.

 

Holmes Chapel Music Society  Present the RUISI STRING QUARTET playing items by Haydn, Schubert, Hugo Wolf and Janáček.  At Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, off Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DZ starting at 8.00 p.m. Tickets for non-members £16.00 each, available from The Print Room, Holmes Chapel or on-line at www.themusicsociety.org.uk  for details on joining the Society visit the web site above.

 

SATURDAY 25TH

Congleton Town Council  CONGLETON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Attractions will include Reindeer from the Cheshire Reindeer Lodge from 1.00 – 5.00 p.m.  Christmas Makers Market in the Pedestrian Area and High Street, Local Charity Stalls in the Bridestones Centre from 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.  Stage Entertainment from 11.00 a.m. with Brass Bands, School Choirs, Dance Troupes and Magician Nick Barnes.   Grand Lantern Parade from Lawton Street at 5.05 p.m. through the Town Centre to the bottom of Moody Street for the Big Switch-On at 5.30 p.m. followed by Finale Fireworks Display sponsored by Congleton Rotary Club.

For further details contact the Town Council, 01260 2706250 or E-Mail: info@congletontowncouncil.co.uk

 

Congleton Town Mayor’s Charities  AFTERNOON TEA at New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EU from 1.00 p.m.  Tickets £10.00 each Tel: 07803 291762 or E-Mail: chd.booth@btinternet.com  Proceeds to the Mayors Charities – Visyon, Friends for Leisure and New Life Youth Group.

 

Congleton Youth Orchestra  CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring Christmas Favourites ‘Sleigh Ride’, ‘Frozen’, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire’, ‘The Sound of Music’, ‘The Dambusters March’ and Duke Ellington Selection.  Starting at 7.30 p.m. in the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.  Tickets Adults – £7.00, Children under 16 years of age – £3.00, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

Holmes Chapel Singers in association with Holmes Chapel Royal British Legion FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Theatre, Selkirk Drive, CW4 7DX starting at 7.30 p.m..  Tickets available from the Ticket Secretary, Tel: 01477 534928, any member of the Choir or E-Mail: pianotales@hotmail.co.uk

 

WEDNESDAY 29TH

Congleton & District Horticultural Society  Monthly Meeting – ‘HYDROPONICS, – GROWING WITHOUT SOIL’ presentation by Reaseheath College.  In the Library Meeting Room, Market Street, Congleton, CW12 1BP starting at 7.30 p.m. Admission for visitors £4.00.  For details on joining the Society Tel: 07968 168293.

 

Sandbach Concert Series  Present AMY GREEN & CHARLOTTE HARDING – Celebrate the pioneering female Saxophonists, Composers and Bandleaders, with Pianist Christine Zerafa.   Spotlight Concert featuring talented young people of Sandbach and the local area, starting at 7.00 p.m. main concert at 8.00 p.m.  In St. Mary’s Church, High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1AL.  Tickets £9.50 (Adult); £8.00 (Concessions); £3.00 (School Children); Family tickets available £20.00, on sale at Demeters Wholefoods and Bramwells Opticians, Sandbach. Or on-line at www.sandbach-concert-series.co.uk

 

THURSDAY 30TH

Congleton Museum  Autumn Talk Programme – ‘LOCAL HISTORY SOURCES’ with Ian Doughty, find out about some of the sources available to help you research the past.  At the Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET starting at 2.00 p.m.  Free entry for Friends of the Museum or £2.00 each for visitors.  For further details Tel: 01260 276360.

 

CONGLETON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB – NOVEMBER

 

Tuesday 7th         v RUNCORN LINNETS                     Kick-Off 7.45 p.m.               Cup

Saturday 11th      v RUNCORN LINNETS                     Kick-Off 3.00 p.m.               North West Counties League

Saturday 25th       v CITY OFLIVERPOOL                     Kick-Off 3.00 p.m.               North West Counties League

 

All games played at the Richborough Estates Football Ground, Ivy Gardens, off Crescent Road, Congleton, CW12 4GA.

Admission £6.00 Adults and £3.00 Concessions, Children £3.00 if accompanied by an Adult.

Club House – The Bears Den is open throughout the game, selling local beers and traditional brews. BT Sport is shown.

Refreshment Hut – Pies, Chips, Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Crisps etc. are available throughout the game.

 

DECEMBER

 

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN DECEMBER UP TO 24TH

Glebe Farm  Glebe Farm, Peel Lane, Astbury, CW12 4RQ. BREAKFAST OR LUNCH WITH SANTA.  Full English Breakfast at 9.30 a.m. or Traditional Turkey Lunch at 1.00 p.m. Both will also include special visit by Santa Claus who will invite the Children to visit him in his Grotto, where he will be waiting with a present for each Child.  Also included in the price are a tractor ride, gingerbread man to decorate and each Child will receive a bag of animal food for the animals on the Farm.  Booking is essential, tickets are £17.95 per person and must be booked through Glebe Farm booking line Tel: 07825 241960 or in person at Glebe Farm.

 

SATURDAY 16TH – FRIDAY 22ND DECEMBER

Cheshire East Rangers  ELF HUNT at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton, CW12 4SU.  Some Elves are loose in the Nature Reserve; can you find them all and collect their names?  Maps available from the Visitor Centre from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. daily (small charge for map).  For further details Tel: 01477 534115.  *Please note: there is a charge for this event, wear suitable clothing and footwear, ideal for Families and accompanied Children, Car Park charge.

 

SATURDAY 2ND

Congleton & District Horticultural Society  COFFEE MORNING in the Library Meeting Room, Market Street, Congleton, CW12 1BP 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon.  Admission includes a coffee or tea and biscuits.  For details on joining the Society Tel: 07968 168293.

 

Congleton United Reformed Church  CHRISTMAS GIFTS & GOODIES TABLETOP FAIR from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. at the United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, CW12 1HE.  Tel: 01260 270628 to book a table.

 

Clonter Opera  LONDON ADVENTIST CHORALE conducted by Ken Burton return to Clonter to perform their annual Christmas Special.  At Clonter Opera, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR, performance starts at 7.00 p.m. (doors open at 6.00 p.m.), 70-minute supper interval, pre-order supper, hamper or canape basket or bring your own picnic (picnic tables available, please book).   Tickets £16.00, £21.00, £26.00 & £30.00, (Students £10.00) and Children (under 16 years) £8.00, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN or the Clonter Box Office Tel: 01260 224514.  Further details from www.clonter.org

 

SUNDAY 3RD

Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film – ‘GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN’ (PG) starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald, directed by Simon Curtis.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets £5.00 available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

FRIDAY 8TH

Congleton Town Mayor’s Charities  BAKE SALE at New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EU from

10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.   For further details Tel: 07803 291762 or E-Mail: chd.booth@btinternet.com  Proceeds to the Mayors Charities – Visyon, Friends for Leisure and New Life Youth Group.

 

SATURDAY 9TH

Rotary Club of Congleton  FAMILY CHRISTMAS SHOW featuring Silk Brass’ and The Eaton Bank Academy School Choir.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets – Adults £10.00 and Children up to 11years of age £5.00, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

Biddulph Male Voice Choir  and their guests Rode Hall Silver Band present ‘A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at Kidsgrove Town Hall, Liverpool Road, ST7 4EL starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £10.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

SATURDAY 10TH

Rood Lane Methodist Church  ‘CLARITAS AT CHRISTMAS’ – A Concert with Claritas (East Cheshire Hospice Choir) and Young Singers Eliza Dawson, Sarah Rhodes and Jake Butler-Smith.  At Rood Lane Methodist Church, Derby Street, Congleton, CW12 1HZ from 7.30 p.m.  No tickets required, but donations on the night in aid of the East Cheshire Hospice.

 

SUNDAY 24TH

Cheshire East Rangers  CHRISTMAS EVE SANTA SEARCH along the Salt Line.  Walk the along the trail looking for Christmassy clues hanging in the trees;  once you’ve solved all the clues pick up a small gift from the Rangers Office at the Car Park.  Trail from the Salt Line car park, Hassall Road, Nr Hassall Green Sandbach, CW11 4XT.  Booking and payment in advance is essential, cost £5.00 per Child, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-eve-santa-hunt-tickets-32084933901  before 21st December.  Start the trail anytime between 12 noon – 2.00 p.m. (Rangers office closes at 4.00 p.m. prompt). For further details Tel: 01260 297237.  *Please note: there is a charge for this event, wear suitable clothing and footwear, ideal for Families and accompanied Children, Children must be accompanied by an Adult, total walk distance is around 4 km (2.4miles)Car Park charge.

 

NOW ON SALE

 

SATURDAY 13TH – SATURDAY 20TH JANUARY 2018

Congleton Pantomime  Present ‘JACK AND THE BEANSTALK’  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW1241DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m. (except Sunday 14th & Monday 15th), Matinees Saturdays 13th & 20th at 2.30 p.m. Sunday 14th at 1.00 & 5.30 p.m.  Tickets £9.00 (Adults) and £7.50(Concessions) all tickets £9.00 Friday & Saturday evenings, on sale from early September at Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

*Special SIGNED performances for the Hard of Hearing and Deaf on Sunday 14th at 5.30 p.m. and Wednesday 19th

at 7.30 p.m.

 
THEATRE TICKETS ON SALE

 

there are no booking or transaction fees on TICKETS bought through

Congleton Tourist Information Centre FOR THE THEATRES BELOW. 

PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE.

 

MOTOWN’S GREATEST HITS ~ 24TH NOVEMBER      

SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE ~ 9TH DECEMBER (INCLUDING CHRIS FARLOWE & HERMAN’S HERMITS)

KEN DODD ~ 16TH DECEMBER

JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA ~ 20TH DECEMBER

BILL BAILEY ~ 7TH FEBRUARY 2018

At the Victoria Hall, Hanley

 

 

CILLA ~ 14TH – 18TH NOVEMBER         THE BAND ~ From 28th NOVEMBER

JERSEY BOYS ~ 6TH – 17TH FEBRUARY 2018

LEGALLY BLONDE ~ 12TH – 17TH MARCH 2018 (Starring Rita Simons & Lucy Jones)

THIS IS ELVIS ~ 26TH – 31ST MARCH 2018

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL ~ 24TH – 28TH APRIL       

SHREK ~ 2nd – 13th MAY 2018

At the Regent Theatre, Hanley

 

           

HAIRSPRAY ~ 23RD – 28TH OCTOBER              ROMEO & JULIET (BALLET) ~ 26TH NOVEMBER

SOME MOTHER’S DO ‘AVE ‘EM (STARRING JOE PASQUALE) ~ 27TH FEBRUARY – 3RD MARCH 2018

At Buxton Opera House

 

 

TREASURE ISLAND ~ 18TH NOVEMBER – 27TH JANUARY

At the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

 

 

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE AT CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

 

CHESTER ZOO

 

 

SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER – 5TH NOVEMBER 2017

ADULTS £20.00                  CHILDREN (3-17 yrs.) £15.85                         OVER 65’S & FULL-TIME STUDENTS £17.00

 

MONDAY 6TH NOVEMBER – SUNDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2017

ADULTS £16.50                  CHILDREN (3-17 yrs.) £13.50          OVER 65’s & FULL-TIME STUDENTS £14.50   

 

 

 

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE & SEALIFE CENTRE, MANCHESTER

 

£10.50 EACH (Children 2 and under FREE)

 

All tickets for the above are open dated so no need to tell us which day you’re going.

NO BOOKING FEES

 

 
 
AVAILABLE AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

JODRELL BANK SOUVENIRS

LOCALLY PRODUCED GIFTS

LOCAL INTEREST BOOKS & WALKING GUIDES

LOCAL JIGSAWS ~ MUGS ~ TEA TOWELS ~ CANDLES

THEATRE TOKENS

 

2018 CHESHIRE CALENDARS FROM £3.99

 

LOCAL SCENES CHRISTMAS CARDS

 

 

 

NATIONAL EXPRESS COACH TICKETS

 

 

 

 

CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE – OPENING HOURS

 

Monday – Friday                9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.         All Year

Saturdays                           9.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.         April – September

                                                          9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.         October – March

 

TOWN HALL, HIGH STREET, CONGLETON, CW12 1BN                   TEL: 01260 271095 / 387718

 

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If you are interested in promoting your local event in the monthly edition of Cheshire East What’s On please visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk and click on the “What’s On Events” page to add your event to the database.

 

If you are interested in promoting your local event in the monthly edition of Cheshire East What’s On please visit www.cheshireeast.gov.uk and click on the “What’s On Events” page to add your event to the database.

 

A range of organisations and members of the public have provided details of events contained in this publication. Event details can often change at short notice. It is therefore advisable to check with the organisers that the event is going ahead before attending. Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this publication, and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. Cheshire East Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.

New edition of the Get Involved Booklet for 2017! 

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