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What’s on in Congleton!

Dates for your Diary

 

SEPTEMBER

 

SATURDAYS MARCH – OCTOBER

St. Peter’s Church  Congleton’s Georgian Town Church OPEN SATURDAYS from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, Congleton, CW12 4AB

 

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

 

SATURDAY 27TH MAY – SUNDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER

Congleton Town Council  OPENING OF CONGLETON PADDLING POOL; the Pool on Park Road, CW12 1DP, admission is free, but donations for the upkeep of the pool are welcomed.  Open 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Due to the popularity on very hot days a maximum limit on the number of people visiting will be limited to 150,  two sessions will be introduced one from 10.00 a.m. – 1.45 p.m. and one from 2.15 – 6.00 p.m. at the end of the first session everyone will need to leave the enclosure;  those turning up when a session is full will be offered a ticket to the next session. The pool is designed for Children aged 11 and under, all Children must be accompanied by an Adult.  For further information Tel: 01260 270350 or go to www.congleton-tc.gov.uk    **Please note – parking on roads surrounding the pool is strictly time-limited or residents only, Daneside Theatre car park is private parking, please respect the residents and workers in the area by using the Town Centre car parks only a few minutes’ walk away.

 

SATURDAY 15TH JULY – SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER

The Electric Picture House ‘LAND & SKY’ Electric Picture House Artists’ Group 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

 

TUESDAY 25TH JULY – FRIDAY 25TH AUGUST

Tatton Park SUMMER ACTIVITIES AT THE FARM – Demonstrations, Storytelling and Sheep Racing at the Farm, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.  Farm open 12 noon – 5.00 p.m. (last entry 4.00 p.m.) Tuesday – Sunday (open Bank Holiday Monday).  Normal admission charges apply (car park entry £6.00 per car/mini bus).  For further details Tel: 01625 374428 or go to www.tattonpark.org.uk

 

SATURDAY 29TH JULY – SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER

The National Trust  A New Digital Art Commission ‘THE DREAMER IS STILL ASLEEP’ a sound and aromatic installation that explores the transcendent state between sleeping and waking with sounds that would once have filled the Hall.  This artwork is the creation of Scanner, internationally recognised artist and composer Robin Rimbaud.   At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD, open 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. free event but normal admission charges apply.  For further details Tel: 01260 272018 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall

 

MONDAY 31ST JULY – FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER

Congleton RUFC  FUN RUGBY SESSIONS – FREE!  On Hankinson’s Field by Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall Street, CW12 1DT.  Monday 10.00 – 11 a.m. (Years 1 & 2);  Tuesday 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon (Years 3 & 4);  Wednesday 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon (Years 5 & 6);  Thursday 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon (Years 7 & 8);  Friday 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon (Years 7 & 8 Girls) and 1.00 – 3.00 p.m. (Years 9 & 10 Girls).  For booking and further details to www.congletonrufc.co.uk

 

MONDAY 31ST JULY – FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre   THE JODRELL JUBILEE – Daily Drop-in Activities, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Lovell Telescope;  science-themed games, live demonstrations and fun activities from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Activities free with general admission.

TELESCOPE WALKING TOURS – Join one of the University of Manchester Physics students for a walk around the base of the Lovell Telescope, find out more about how it works, history and some of its research.  Tours at 11.30 a.m. 12.30, 2.30 & 3.30 p.m.  Talk last about 45 minutes, free with general admission.

SCIENCE SHOW: FROM SPUTNIK TO SUPERNOVAE – Fun experiments, interactive demonstrations live science shows at 11.30 a.m. & 2.30 p.m. Free with general admission.

At Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL, for further details Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line at www.jodrellbank.net

 

TUESDAYS 1ST 8TH 15TH & 29TH AUGUST

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  MEET THE EXPERT at 1.00 p.m.  A chance to meet one of the resident and astronomy experts, find out about their work and knowledge of Jodrell Bank.  All ages welcome but shows are recommended for ages 7 years and over.  Free with general admission.  At Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL, for further details Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line at www.jodrellbank.net

 

THURSDAYS 3RD 10TH 17TH 24TH & 31ST AUGUST

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  GALAXY GARDEN TOUR – Special tours with a member of the Gardens team at 11.00 a.m. & 2.00 p.m. recommended for ages 11 years and over.  Free with general admission.  At Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL, for further details Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line at www.jodrellbank.net

 

FRIDAY 18TH & 19TH AUGUST

Sol Theatre School  Present ‘HAPPY DAYS’ – A New Musical following the Cunningham household and not forgetting ‘The Fonz’.  Nightly at 7.30 p.m. in Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP.  Tickets £10.00 (Adults) and £8.00 (over 65’s & Children), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 or from Sol Theatre School, Tel: 07786 133443.

 

FRIDAY 18TH – SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST

Rode Hall  JUST SO FESTIVAL – Family Weekend Adventure beyond your wildest dreams at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP.  All details and tickets available from www.justsofestival.org.uk

 

SATURDAY 19TH & SUNDAY 20TH AUGUST

Tatton Park ‘PASSION FOR POWER’ CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.  Admission Adults £9.00, Children 10-16 yrs. £6.00 (Children under 10 yrs. Free).  (Car park entry £6.00 per car/mini bus).  For further details Tel: 01625 374400 or go to www.cheshireautopromotions.co.uk

 

SATURDAY 26TH & SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST

Congleton  CONGLETON JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL.  Free Festival celebrating everything from Cool Jazz & Rolling Blues to Funk & Soul.  New Orleans Style Umbrella March from the Community Gardens, Lawton Street, CW12 1BN at 1.15 p.m.  Programmes available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN or go to www.congletonjazzandblues.co.uk

 

SATURDAY 26TH – MONDAY 28TH AUGUST

Tatton Park   TRADITIONAL COUNTRY WEEKEND AT THE FARM, Country Crafts, Morris Dancing, Food & Drink plus a daily programme of Children’s entertainment. normal opening times and charges apply.  At The Farm, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN (Car par entry £6.00 per car/mini bus).  For further details Tel: 01625 374400 or go to www.tattonpark.org.uk

 

SUNDAY 27TH & MONDAY 28TH AUGUST

St. Mary’s Church  OPEN DAYS at St. Mary’s Church, Astbury, CW12 4RQ from 12 noon – 6.00 p.m. Light Refreshments available between 2.00 – 4.30 p.m.

 

Creative Crafts  CRAFT FAIR at Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, SK11 9JY.  A wide selection of handmade crafts plus gifts from around the world in two marquees including speciality food stalls, open 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  For further details and ticket prices go to www.creativecrafts-online.co.uk/

 

TUESDAY 29TH AUGUST – FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER

Cross Street Church  CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY CLUB – Friends and Heroes at Cross Street Church, Cross Street, Congleton, CW12 1HQ daily from 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.  Activities include Singing, Air Hockey, Table Football, Team Competition;  Crafts including Mosaic Photo Frame, Ceramic Lighthouse, decorate a Bag and Windchimes, cost £1.00 per day per Child.   Booking forms are available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN or Cross Street Church, for further details Tel: 01260 273635 or go to www.crossstreetchurch.co.uk

 

Cheshire East Libraries  Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – WHO DUNNIT?!  Become an Animal Agent, hunt for clues, solve the mystery and more!   At Congleton Library, Market Square, CW12 1ET from 10.30 – 11.30 a.m.  Cost £2.00 per Child, suitable for ages 6 and over, please book in advance at the Library or Tel: 01260 375550.

 

 

FRIDAY 18TH

Cheshire East Libraries  Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – ANIMAL MAGIC PARTIES meet and handle cute and creepy critters, followed by optional activities.  At Congleton Library, Market Square, CW12 1ET from 10.45 – 11.15 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. – 12 noon.  Cost £3.50 per Child, suitable for ages 5+, book in advance at the Library or Tel: 01260 375550.

 

SUNDAY 20TH

Friends of Congleton Park  Present RODE HALL BRASS BAND on the Bandstand, Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG.  2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

 

MONDAY 21ST

Cheshire East Libraries  Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – SHIFT DIGITAL ARTS Program your own Micro:bit LED display and create interactive bitmap art.  At Congleton Library, Market Square, CW12 1ET from 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.  Suitable for ages 7 plus, free but please book in advance at the Library or Tel: 01260 375550.

 

FRIDAY 25TH

The Olde Kings Arms  RECORDSVILLE SOCIAL – Pop Classics & Forgotten Gems.  At the Olde Kings Arms, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN from 8.00 p.m. – Midnight.

 

The Luna Cinema  OUTDOOR CINEMA – ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ (PG) at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.  Doors open at 6.30 p.m.  Screening at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets Adults £14.50, Children (3-15 yrs.) £9.50 available from www.thelunacinema.com  *Capacities are strictly limited so advisable to book early.

 

SATURDAY 26TH

Congleton Town F.C.  vs WEST DIDSBURY at the Richborough Estates Football Ground, Ivy Gardens, off Crescent Road, Congleton, CW12 4GA. Kick-off 3.00 p.m.  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.

 

The Luna Cinema  OUTDOOR CINEMA – ‘GREASE’ (PG) at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.  Doors open at 6.30 p.m.  Screening at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets Adults £14.50, Children (3-15 yrs.) £9.50 available from www.thelunacinema.com  *Capacities are strictly limited so advisable to book early.

 

SUNDAY 27TH

Classic Shows  CLASSIC CAR SHOW from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. at Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, SK11 9JY

For further details and tickets Tel: 01484 667776 or go to www.classicshows.org

 

SUNDAY 28TH

The Luna Cinema  OUTDOOR CINEMA – ‘HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE’ (PG) at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.  Doors open at 6.30 p.m.  Screening at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets Adults £14.50, Children (3-15 yrs.) £9.50 available from www.thelunacinema.com  *Capacities are strictly limited so advisable to book early.

 

Glebe Farm  CAR BOOT SALE at Glebe Farm, Peel Lane, Astbury, CW12 4RQ. Hot and Cold Refreshments available, admission free.  Pitches £5.00 per car, for booking and further details Tel: 01260 273916.

 

THURSDAY 31ST

Cheshire East Libraries  Summer Reading Challenge 2017 – CANINE CAPERS CREATIVE WRITING Come and meet Bentley the dog and be inspired by him to think and write like a dog!  At Congleton Library, Market Square, CW12 1ET from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.  £2.00 per Child suitable for ages 8 plus, please book in advance at the Library or Tel: 01260 375550.

 

CONGLETON LEISURE CENTRE – ACTIVE HOLIDAYS

AUGUST

 

Tuesdays 22nd & 29th    MULTI SPORTS Come and try Badminton, Racketball, Short Tennis, Squash & Table Tennis

                                    10.00 a.m. – 12 noon.  Cost £2.00

Wednesday 23rd                  ROLLER DISCO 12.30 – 2.30 p.m.  Fun for the whole Family, use Leisure Centre skates or bring

                                     your own.  Cost Adults £3.25, Juniors £2.80

                                    *Wednesday deal – Get both Skating & Swimming for just £5.00

Thursdays 17th & 24th   BOUNCY TOTS Fun filled Bounce!  10.00 a.m. – 12 noon (ages 1-5 yrs). Cost £2.00 (Parents

                                    must stay with Children).

Fridays 18th & 25th        THE MOUSETRAP Dry Side Inflatable, Maze Climb, Swing & Slide.  10.00 – 11.00 a.m. (6-9 yrs.)

                                    11.00 a.m. – 12 noon (9-12 yrs.).  Cost £2.00

Monday 21st                 JUNIOR REC 1 hour free Swim followed by 1 hour supervised Sports & Games, including roller-

skating, football, badminton, bouncy castle and floor games. Cost £3.20 per session.

Tuesday 22nd               BUBBLE FOOTBALL Try a new type of inflatable bumper football.  2.00 – 3.00 p.m. Book early, spaces limited.  Cost £6.50.

Wednesday 23rd &        STREET DANCE WORKSHOP This workshop will introduce Children to all styles of Dance from

30th                              Breakdance to Hip Hop. 23rd 10.00 a.m. – 12 noon and 30th 1.00 – 3.00 p.m.  (8-11 yrs.)  Cost £7.50 (£5.00 Members/Options price)

 

All the above at Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall Street, CW12 1DT.  For further details Tel: 01260 387717

E-Mail: sport@everybody.org.uk or go to www.everybody.org.uk

 

AUGUST

Lee’s Football School  SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP at Eaton Bank Academy, Jackson Road, Congleton, CW12 1NT.

From 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Monday – Friday, suitable for ages 7 – 11. For dates, prices and booking Tel: Lee 07484 623028

or E-Mail: leesfootballschool@yahoo.com.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

WEDNESDAY 6TH & TUESDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER

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.

 

SATURDAY 9TH & SUNDAY 10TH

Middlewich Heritage Trust  HERITAGE OPEN DAY – MIDDLEWICH ROMAN FESTIVAL on Harbutt’s Field, off King Street, CW10 9PB daily from 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Activities, Re-enactment and Mini Tours.

 

SATURDAY 9TH – SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER

The Electric Picture House ‘MIXED MESSAGES’ Electric Picture House Artists’ Group 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

 

FRIDAY 15TH & SATURDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

Centre Stage Youth Theatre Company  Present – STAGE & SCREEN SPECTACULAR music from ‘Guys & Dolls’ to ‘Les Misérables’, ‘Back to the Future’ to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.  At the Daneside Theatre, 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, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

SATURDAY 23RD & SUNDAY 24TH

The National Trust   TUDOR MOP FAIR – Find out who would have hired you in Tudor times and see real Tudors at work, including Archers, Knights Spinner & ~Wool Dyer, Cook and many more.  At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD.  This event is free but normal admission charges apply, open 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. for further details Tel: 01260 272018 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall

 

FRIDAY 1ST

Congleton Museum  PAS FINDS DAY (Portable Antiquities Scheme) at Congleton Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET from 10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Bring along any objects which you wish to have identified and recorded on www.finds.org.uk/database including metal finds, flint and pottery which are more than 300 years old;  please bring along grid reference/find spot of the object in order that a record can be made.  For further details Tel: 0151 478 4259 or E-Mail: vanessa.oakden@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

 

SATURDAY 2ND

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.

 

SUNDAY 3RD

Congleton Museum  Sunday Walks – ‘HISTORY ON YOUR DOORSTEP’ Leader Ian Doughty.  This walk will look at some of the techniques which can be used when visiting an unfamiliar place to find out about its history.  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

 

Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film – ‘DUNKIRK’ (12A) starring Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and Harry Styles.  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.

 

Clonter Opera/Congleton Beartown Classic Car Club  CLONTER FAIR & CAR BOOT SALE at Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR.  For further information on being a stall holder Tel: 01260 224514 or E-Mail: boxoffice@clonter.org  In aid of Cancer Research UK and Clonter Farm Music Trust.

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 5TH

Congleton Diabetic ‘Friends’ Group  Meeting – Presentation by Nick Broome M.Ch.C ‘FOOT CARE FOR DIABETICS’   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

 

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).

 

FRIDAY 8TH

South East Cheshire Ornithological Society  Monthly meeting – ‘A LANE IN A MIDLANDS FOREST’ a presentation by Mike Lane, FRPS, 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 9TH

Heritage Open Days  CONGLETON BATH HOUSE & PHYSIC GARDEN, Colehill Bank, (rear of Lawton Street Cenotaph), Congleton, CW12 3AD, open 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Late 18th century Bath House, a rare survivor of a private cold water plunge pool, plus Physic Garden of period medicinal plants, Barbara Wilkinson of the Herb Society will give talks on the medicinal plants.  Bog garden and wildflower areas, history tours of the building throughout the day.  Please noteThis being a sloping and terraced garden site, unfortunately accessibility is limited, flat shoes recommended, Bath House only accessible via steps.  At present there are no refreshments or toilets at the site, but there are cafes, pubs and toilets in the Town Centre a short walk away.  No parking available at the site and nearby on-street parking time limited, nearest car park Back Park Street, just off Lawton Street.

 

Congleton & District Horticultural Society  ANNUAL SHOW at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN open 10.30 a.m. – 3.15 p.m. Presentation of Trophies at 3.00 p.m. Admission 50p, Children free.  For details on joining the Society Tel: 07968 168293.  Show Schedules available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall.

 

Bossons  10TH ANNUAL BOSSONS EUROPEAN MEETING at The Lion & Swan Hotel, Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 1AH from 12 noon – 3.30 p.m. (doors open 11.00 a.m.).  Find out more of the Congleton Company, buy and sell Artwork and Memorabilia relating to the Bossons Company and join in various activities.  Open to collectors, ex-employees, historians and families.  Admission free, plus complimentary Tea/Coffee.  For further details and information Tel: 01206 231996 or E-Mail: chapfox@aol.com

 

Congleton Choral Society  COME AND SING  Vivaldi – ‘Gloria’, Handel – ‘Zadok the Priest’ and ‘My Heart is Inditing’.  Led by Christopher Cromar, Musical Director of Congleton Choral Society and Sandbach Voices at Congleton United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, CW12 1HE.  Registration from 2.00 p.m.  Sessions start at 2.30 p.m.  Light refreshments included in the fee, available before the evening performance at 6.30 p.m.  Prices for ‘Come and Sing’ participants £10.00. (£5.00 for Students) booking forms and Audience tickets £5.00 (£2.00 for Students) available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.  For all other enquiries Tel: 07884 157012 or

E-Mail: secretary@congletonchoralsociety.org.uk   All proceeds in aid of United Reformed Church funds.

 

Heritage Open Days  LITTLE MORETON HALL, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD.  Iconic Tudor Manor House open 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  For further details go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhall

 

SUNDAY 10TH

Congleton Lions Club  7TH ANNUAL CHARITY DUCK RACE in Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG.  Ducks will be released at 2.00 p.m.  .  Tickets £1.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.  1st Prize £100.00  2nd Prize £50.00. Raising funds for Local Charitable Causes and Friends for Leisure.

 

TUESDAY 12TH

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

 

The Congleton Partnership  AGM starting at 5.30 p.m. (followed by the Quarterly Executive Meeting) in the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.  For further details go to www.congletonpartnership.co.uk

 

WEDNESDAY 13TH

St. John’s Community Centre TEA CHURCH – Short Public Worship Services (normally 2nd Wednesday in the month, not school holidays) at St. John’s Community Centre, Buxton Road, Congleton, CW12 2ES starting at 3.30 p.m.  Sing, Pray and enjoy some fellowship, Sandwiches, Tea or Coffee and Cake are essential.

FRIDAY 15TH

Legacy Productions  Presents MICHAEL THE LEGACY (Michael Jackson Tribute) starring Craig Harrison (CJ) at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.  Tickets £16.50 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095.  Doors open 7.00 p.m.  Show starts at 8.00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY 16TH

Glebe Farm  THE 2ND BILLY JOE FUN DAY – Lots of Children’s activities at Glebe Farm, Peel Lane, Astbury, CW12 4RQ. For booking further details Tel: 01260 273916.

 

SUNDAY 17TH

Henbury Hall  PLANT HUNTERS FAIR at Henbury Hall Gardens, Henbury, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9PJ from 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.   Quality plants and advice from a number of specialist nurseries.  The Tea Room will be open for refreshments.  Admission to the Fair, Gardens & Grounds £2.50 (half the normal admission price), Children free.   For further details Tel: 01625 422101 or go to www.henburyhall.co.uk  *Please note – due to uneven terrain in certain areas the gardens are unsuitable for those with limited mobility.  Well-behaved dogs welcome, must be kept on a lead.

 

SATURDAY 23RD

Rode Hall Silver Band  180TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT in the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN starting at 7.30 p.m.  Concert includes Guest Soloists from the Multi-Champion winning Cory Band – Glyn and Helen Williams.  Tickets £7.00 (Adults) and £5.00 (Concessions), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, C£W12 1BN. *Tickets on the door £8.00.

SUNDAY 24TH

Cheshire Gardens Trust  KEMP WALKS IN CHESHIRE PARKS – CONGLETON PARK.  To celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Kemp’s birth, designer of Congleton Park.  Meet outside Stock at the Pavilion in Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG at 2.00 p.m., the walk will take 1½ – 2 hours and will include some walking on grass and moderate gradients.  The walk is free but donations to Friends of Congleton Park will be appreciated.  For further details go to

http://www.cheshire-gardens-trust.org.uk

 

MONDAY 25TH

Cheshire East Libraries  Listen to local Author CHARLES HEATHCOTE read from his latest humorous book ‘Indisputably Doris’ at Congleton Library, Market Square, CW12 1ET from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.  Admission free, all welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY 27TH

Congleton & District Horticultural Society  Monthly Meeting – ‘WILD FLOWERS OF THE PEAK DISTRICT’ presentation by Brian Machin.  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.

 

FRIDAY 29TH

Cheshire East Council, Congleton Partnership & The Community Agents  CONGLETON SENIOR HEALTH & WELLBEING FAYRE from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. in the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.  Free activities include ITea & Chat Taster Sessions, Winter Wellbeing Advice, Information about local Social Groups, Information and Advice from Health Professionals.  Taster Sessions including Scam Awareness, Forget Me Not Staying Safe at Home Assisted Technologies and Dementia Friends. All over 50’s Family & Friends welcome.  For further details Tel: 07901 787272 or go to www.congletonpartnership.co.uk

 

SATURDAY 30TH

Phil Maddocks Music  AN EVENING WITH PHIL MADDOCKS – Singer/Songwriter at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN starting at 7.30 p.m. (doors open at 7.00 p.m.).  Tickets £6.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 2871095 (tickets on the door £7.00).

 

The Prince of Wales  Music at the Prince of Wales – THE ACOUSTICS from 9.00 p.m.  At the Prince of Wales, Lawton Street, Congleton, CW12 1RP.

 

Holmes Chapel Music Society  Present LEON McCAWLEY (Piano) programme includes music by Schumann, Beethoven and Rachmaninov.  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.

 

CONGLETON TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB – SEPTEMBER

 

Saturday 2nd        v AFC LIVERPOOL                           Kick-Off 3.00 p.m.               North West Counties League

Saturday 16th       v BURSCOUGH                                Kick-Off 3.00 p.m.               North West Counties League

Tuesday 19th        v WINSFORD UTD                            Kick-Off 7.45 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.

NOW ON SALE

 

TUESDAY 24TH – SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER

Congleton Musical Theatre  Present ‘JEKYLL & HYDE’ THE MUSICAL At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £12.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

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.

 

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

 

FLASHDANCE ~ 25TH – 30TH SEPTEMBER       AWFUL AUNTIE ~ 4TH – 7TH OCTOBER

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

JERSEY BOYS ~ 6TH – 17TH FEBRUARY 2018

LEGALLY BLONDE ~ 12TH – 17TH MARCH 2018           SHREK ~ 2nd – 13th MAY 2018

At the Regent Theatre, Hanley

 

JOE MCELDERRY ~ 16th AUGUST

MILTON JONES ~ 14THOCTOBER        KEN DODD ~ 16TH DECEMBER

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

At the Victoria Hall, Hanley

 

DERREN BROWN ~ 28TH – 30TH AUGUST

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA ~ 4TH & 5TH OCTOBER

HAIRSPRAY ~ 23RD – 28TH OCTOBER

At Buxton Opera House

 

ALL THE ABOVE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

**Please note there are no booking or transactions fees on the above shows bought through

Congleton Tourist Information Centre.

 

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE AT CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

 

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW

 

CHESTER ZOO

 

SATURDAY 21ST JULY – SUNDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER

ADULTS £21.75                  CHILDREN (3-17 yrs.) £18.50                         OVER 65’S & FULL-TIME STUDENTS £19.50

 

ALTON TOWERS

 

ADULTS (12+ yrs) £28.50     CHILDREN (3–11 yrs) £27.00     CHILDREN (2 or under) Free

STUDENTS (16+ with valid ID card) £26.50

Full-time Student tickets not available at the gate or on-line.

 

DRAYTON MANOR THEME PARK

 

ADULT (12+ yrs) £19.50                  CHILD (4-11 yrs) £19.50                   TODDLER (2-3 yrs) £6.75   

CHILD (0-1 yr) Free, but do need a ticket.

 

GULLIVER’S THEME PARKS

 

ADULTS & CHILDREN OVER 90cm £16.95                  OVER 60’s £15.95

 

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE & SEALIFE CENTRE, MANCHESTER

 

£11.50 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

 

NATIONAL EXPRESS COACH TICKETS

 

 

2018 CHESHIRE CALENDARS FROM £3.99

 

AVAILABLE AT CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

 

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 & December

9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.          October & November, January, February & March

 

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

 

 

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Please remember to include a contact name, telephone number and/or E-mail address.

 

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.