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What’s on in Congleton!

Dates for your Diary

 

MARCH

 

TUESDAY 30TH JANUARY – THURSDAY 12TH APRIL

The National Trust  CURIOUS FORMATIONS – Step back in time with Trust New Art and Jo Lathwood, 2 Sculptural Works inspired by the Crystal Formations in the Rock Strata in the Geological Gallery;  you can go inside each 4 metre long sculpture and experience it outside and in!  At Biddulph Grange Gardens, Grange Road, ST8 7SD, open 10.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Normal admission charges apply, for further details Tel: 01782 517999 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/biddulph-grange-garden  Assistance dogs welcome, there are over 400 steps throughout the garden and areas of the Woodland Walk are muddy.

 

SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY – SUNDAY 4TH MARCH

Rode Hall & Gardens  SNOWDROP WALKS at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP open daily (ex. Mondays)

11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Admission £5.00, Children £2.00 (under 5’s free).  Light Lunches and Cream Teas available in the Tea Rooms.  For further details Tel: 01270 873237 or go to www.rodehall.co.uk

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 3rd March  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.

 

FRIDAY 2ND – SUNDAY 4TH MARCH

Congleton  CONGLETON UNPLUGGED – FREE MUSIC EVENT covering more than 15 venues in Congleton with over 40 Gigs.  Full programmes now available at Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.  For further details go to www.congletonjazzandblues.co.uk

 

SATURDAYS 3RD, 17TH & 31ST MARCH

The Old Saw Mill  DARSHAN WITH DHYAN – Truth, Laughter & Meditation from 10.30 a.m. – 12 noon in the Lord Derby Room, the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ. For further details and prices contact Dhyan 07807 044908.

 

SATURDAY 3RD MARCH – SATURDAY 7TH APRIL

The Electric Picture House ‘DUO’ – Art Exhibition by Artists Bruce Lyons and Petra Lea.  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

 

MONDAYS 5TH 12TH 19TH & 26TH MARCH

Alzheimer’s Society  CARER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMME (CrISP) a series of 4 workshops for people caring for someone with Dementia, providing information, advice, tips and an opportunity to meet other Carers.  From 1.30 – 4.00 p.m. in the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET.  To reserve a place and further details Tel: 01625 503302 or E-Mail: east-cheshire@alzheimers.org.uk   Funded by Cheshire East Council, priority will be given to residents of Congleton and the surrounding area.

 

TUESDAY 6TH – SATURDAY 10TH MARCH

Trinity Amateur Operatic Society  Present ‘RENT’ based on the opera ‘La Boheme’ by Puccini.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m.  Ticket £8.00 Tuesday,  £10.00 Wednesday & Thursday, £12.00 Friday & £14.00 Saturday, available now from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN. Tel: 01260 271095 (no booking or transaction fees).

 

TUESDAYS 6TH & 20TH MARCH

The Old Saw Mill  MASSAGE THERAPY with Gill Armstrong from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. in the Lord Derby Room, the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ. For further details and prices contact Gill Armstrong 07951 848214.

 

WEDNESDAY 7TH – SATURDAY 10TH MARCH

Alsager Community Theatre Present ‘DAISY PULLS IT OFF’ by Denise Deegan.  Nightly at 7.45 p.m. in Alsager Civic, Lawton Road, ST7 2AE.  Tickets £8.00 (£7.00 for under 21’s), available from Alsager Library, Sandbach Road North, ST7 2QH or Tel: 01270 276165.

 

WEDNESDAYS 7TH & 21ST MARCH

The Old Saw Mill  CARERS & LOVED ONES (Dementia Friendly Group) – Afternoon Tea and Activities from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. in the Lord Derby Room, the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ. Cost £3.00.

 

FRIDAY 9TH & SATURDAY 10TH MARCH

Rotary Congleton  27TH ANNUAL SWIMATHON at Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall Street, CW12 1DT.  Enter your team of swimmers, all ages and abilities welcome, entry forms available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095, Congleton Leisure Centre, Tel: 01260 387717, for further details contact Rtn Lorraine Sloane Tel: 07732 326498.  2018 Rotary Charities Dementia UK and the New Congleton Less-Abled Club.

 

SATURDAYS 10TH & 24TH MARCH AND 7TH & 21ST APRIL

The Old Saw Mill  LIFE ART SESSIONS at the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  Professional and Amateur Artists welcome £8.00 per person, per session (Male and Female models available).  For further details Tel: 07789 687428 or E-Mail: congleton.life.art@gmail.com

 

SUNDAY 18TH – FRIDAY 23RD MARCH

Clonter Opera  ‘A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF CLONTER’ an Exhibition by Clonter’s Photographer-In-Residence Jack Thompson.  The Exhibition showcases the diversity and richness of Jack’s music portraiture throughout 2017.  At Clonter Opera, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR.  Open Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Monday, Thursday & Friday 12 noon – 4.00 p.m. Wednesday 12 noon – 3.00 p.m.  Closed Tuesday.  Tickets £3.00 each, for booking and further details Tel: 01260 224514 or go to www.clonter.org

 

TUESDAY 20TH – SATURDAY 24TH MARCH

Centre Stage Youth Theatre  Present ‘LES MISÉRABLES’ (School Edition),   At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP nightly at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £12.00 each, available now from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 (no booking or transaction fees).

 

FRIDAY 30TH MARCH – SUNDAY 2ND APRIL

The National Trust  CADBURY EASTER EGG TRAILS – Explore outside the Hall, follow the Trail and take home a Chocolate Egg!  At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD, open 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. normal admission charges apply plus £2.00 per trail.  For further details Tel: 01260 272018 or go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall

 

The National Trust  CADBURY EASTER EGG HUNT – Follow the trail around the gardens hunting high and low under rocks and in trees to find the hidden eggs and bunnies, once completed find your way back for a Cadbury’s Chocolate Reward.  At Biddulph Grange Gardens, Grange Road, ST8 7SD.  Open 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Normal admission charges apply, plus £2.00 per egg hunt.  For further details Tel: 01782 375533. (Children must be accompanied by an Adult.  *Please note: there are 400 steps into and around the garden which may not be suitable for wheelchair users, assistance dogs only are welcome.  Wear suitable outdoor clothing.

 

Tatton Park EASTER FUN –  Family activities including Egg & Spoon Race, Egg Rolling Competitions, follow the Trail around the Garden to earn an Easter Treat plus lots more at Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN.  Normal opening times and 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 31ST MARCH – MONDAY 2ND APRIL

Countrywide Events THE EASTER SHOPPING FAIR open10.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. In the Tenants Hall, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN, admission free to Tenants Hall free, (£6.00 car park fee), for further details Tel: 01625 374400 or go to www.countrywide-events.co.uk

 

OPEN UNTIL MONDAY 9TH APRIL

Congleton Town Council  700 WORDS SHORT STORY COMPETITION – Write a short story about the adventures of a Mayor of Congleton, it can be a Thriller, Funny, Historical, Mystical or about the Present Day as long as it involves a made-up or a real Town Mayor character.  There are 3 categories Primary, Secondary and 16+& Adults, there is a £2.00 entry fee which will go towards the Town Mayor Charities supporting Young People in Congleton.  Closing date for entries is 5.00 p.m. Monday 9th April, completed forms and a hard copy of the story must be handed in before this time to Staff at the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET.  Further details and entry forms are available at the Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN.

 

EXHIBITION UNTIL SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER

The National Trust  WELCOME TO THE SIXTEENTH ‘SCENT-UARY’ – How did the Tudors believe air and scent affected them, how did they think their body interacted with the environment around them?  Find out and discover how air and scent can keep you well today.  ‘You Smell’ trail and lots of Smelly Activities, suitable for Families.  At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD.  Open 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 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   Please note:  Assistance dogs are welcome.  Accessibility – some elements are on the top floor of the Hall which is only accessible via spiral stairs, contact the Hall for further details.

 

THURSDAY 1ST

Cheshire East Libraries  WORLD BOOK DAY – Superhero Rhymetime10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. admission free.

BEDTIME STORIES 6.00 – 6.30 p.m. Wear your pyjamas, bring your favourite Teddy and share some stories over milk and biscuits (suitable for ages 3+), please book in advance for this event.  Both events at the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET. Tel: 01260 375550.

FRIDAY 2ND

Congleton Team Parish  WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER. All God’s Creation is Very Good!  Praying for Suriname – Prepared by Ladies of The Suriname for Everyone at 10.30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, Congleton, CW12 1RL.  The service will be signed and a braille copy available.

 

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 3RD

St. Stephen’s Church  MILE OF PENNIES (bring your loose change and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat) at St. Stephen’s Church, Brook Street, Congleton, CW12 1RL from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  Various stalls including Books and Cake Stalls, Raffle and Refreshments.  Proceeds to Annual Charity Project.

 

Holistic Health & Wellness Events Ltd  MIND BODY & WELLNESS EVENT at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN from 10.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  For further details Tel: 07855 935326 or 07808 844380, Facebook: Holistic Health and Wellness Events or E-Mail: kejevents15@gmail.com    

 

Trinity Methodist Church  Present AUDLEY MALE VOICE CHOIR IN CONCERT Musical Director Susan Hallam, Associate Conductor Samuel Winter, Accompanist Ian Riddle.  At Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, CW12 4BA starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £7.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN Tel: 01260 271095.

 

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, Live Music and Children’s Spring Activity.  Admission to market free, Car Park charge £1.00.  For further information go to www.rodehall.co.uk or Tel: 01270 873237.

 

SUNDAY 4TH

Congleton Museum  Sunday Walks – ‘RELIGION IN CONGLETON’ leader Peter Aston, this walk will take you through the religious history of the Town using buildings to show how Astbury Church imposed itself upon Congleton and how the Town’s Victorian expansion led to diversity in religious buildings, practice and belief.  Starting from the Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET at 2.00 p.m. cost £6.00 per person (including Cream Tea), for further details Tel: 01260 276360 or

E-Mail: info@congletonmuseum.co.uk

 

WEDNESDAY 7TH

Biddulph Up In Arms Concerts  Present THE EDGELARKS – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin at St. Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph, ST8 7RG, concert starts at 8.00 p.m. doors open at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £12.00 in advance.  For tickets and further details go to www.biddulphupinarms.com  or Tel: 01782 523277.

 

THURSDAY 8TH

Congleton Women’s Forum  INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – VOTING WOMEN, Homage to Elizabeth Wolstenhome-Elmy Congleton’s Suffragist.  At the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ 10.00 a.m. Street Stall and Parade, Suffragette Dress;  2.00 p.m. Afternoon Tea with Speaker Olivia Smedley (£3.00 per person). For further details Tel: 07534 510841.

 

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  GIRLS NIGHT OUT – Celebrating International Women’s’ Day.  Events will be led by Sue Horne MBE from the UK Space Agency who will give an introductory talk, interactive activities including ‘The Dangers of Space Travel’.  At Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £13.50 each, suitable for anyone over the age of 12 years, to book tickets Tel: 01477 571766 or go to www.jodrellbank.net/

 

Cheshire Rural Touring Arts  Theatre Tours International presents ‘CHOPPING CHILLIES’.  Written and performed by Clair Whitefield, directed by Guy Masterson;  A Mystical Tale of Love, Loss and Soul-Food.  At Goostrey Village Hall, Main Road, CW4 8PE starting at 8.00 p.m.  For tickets Tel: 01477 544467 or go to www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk .  This performance is suitable for ages 13 years and over.

 

FRIDAY 9TH

Congleton Town Council  CIVIC DINNER AND MAYOR’S BALL at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN. Reception at 6.30 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Meal.  Dancing to the Four King Blues Band, Licensed Bar to 12.30 p.m.  Tickets £40.00 each, please apply to the Civic Administration Officer, at the Town Council Tel: 01260 270350 or by E-Mail: lm@congletontowncouncil.co.uk  All proceeds to the Town Mayor’s Charities.  Dress Code – Black Tie.

 

South East Cheshire Ornithological Society  Monthly meeting – ‘FOCUS ON BIRDS’ presentation by Nigel Spencer ARPS, 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 10TH

The Friends of The Blackden Trust  Talk by Henry Owen-John ‘BRITAIN’S WORLD HERITAGE: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT’.  Henry Owen-John is the Head of International Advice at Historic England and a Trustee of the Blackden Trust.  To be held at Terra Nova School, Jodrell Bank, CW4 8BT starting at 3.00 p.m.  Tickets £11.00 each, for booking form

E-Mail: brianrich457@btinternet.com or Tel: 01538 384713, for further details www.theblackdentrust.org.uk

 

Clonter Opera  The Lock Inn present ‘FOLK FAIRY TALE’ Folk & Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza – A Great Night Out for all the Family with Live Music, Sword Dancers, Breakdance, Clog Dancing and Comedy. At Clonter Opera, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR;  performance starts at 7.00 p.m. (doors open at 6.00 p.m.).  Tickets from £18.00, Students £10.00, (Children under 16) £8.00, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, Tel: 01260 271095, or the Clonter Box Office, Tel: 01260 224514.  30-minute pre-performance supper, hamper or canape basket or bring your own picnic (please book when booking tickets, picnic tables available).

 

SUNDAY 11TH

Dementia Friends  BECOME A DEMENTIA FRIEND – A free awareness session open to residents and anyone working in shops, businesses or community organisations to gain a better understanding of dementia and the how you can really make a difference.  At Congleton Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET from 2.30 – 3.30 p.m., to book your place Tel: 01260 276360 or E-Mail: info@congletonmuseum.co.uk

 

The Bulls Head  THE FLOYD MACHINE – Playing Pink Floyd Tunes from 6.00 p.m. at The Bulls Head, Mill Street, Congleton, CW12 1AB.

 

TUESDAY 13TH

South Cheshire Floral Society  MONTHLY MEETING – ‘Create with Colour’, Demonstrator Pat Murphy (Cheshire Area Demonstrator).  In Astbury Village Hall, Astbury, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4RG starting at 1.30 p.m.  For details on joining the Society contact the Secretary 01260 281696

 

WEDNESDAY 14TH

Congleton History Society  Monthly Meeting – ‘ELIZABETH OLSTENHOLME ELMY – CONGLETON’S SUFFRAGETTE presentation by Olivia Smedley, 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

 

FRIDAY 16TH

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.

 

United Reformed Church  SCHOOLS CHOIRS FESTIVAL at the United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, Congleton, CW12 1HE staring at 6.30 p.m.  Tickets £5.00 each, available on the door.

 

The Old Saw Mill  ST. PATRICK’S NIGHT DINNER at the Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ.  Arrive 6.30 p.m. for Dinner at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets £10.00 per person from The Old Saw Mill or Tel: 01260 277658.

 

Congleton Baptist Church  SOUTHERN GOSPEL – SMIPLE FAITH Professional Singers in Concert at Mossley Old School Community Centre, Leek Road, Congleton, CW12 3HX from 7.30 p.m.  For further details Tel: 07530 290496.

 

SATURDAY 17TH

Congleton Town Hall Events & Parties  ST. PATRICK’S DAY CEILIDH in the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN from 7.00 p.m.  Live Music, Irish Stew and Bar, tickets £12.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095 (no booking or transaction fee). For further details Tel: 07900 606225 or E-Mail: info@congletontownhallevents.co.uk

 

Holmes Chapel Music Society  Present ALEXANDRA LOMEIKO (Violin) and ANTONINA SUHANOVA (Piano) playing music by Bach, Schubert, Janáček and Ravel.  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.

 

SUNDAY 18TH

Congleton Museum  MUSEUM QUIZ at The Young Pretender, Lawton Street, Congleton, CW12 1RS.  Pie Supper at 7.00 p.m. followed by Quiz at around 8.30 p.m.  Teams of up to 6 players invited. Tickets £10.00 (including Pie Supper), available from The Museum, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET.  Quiz only £2.00 per person.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 21ST

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre/The Blackden Trust  STARS AND STONES an opportunity to visit both Jodrell Bank and the historic Blackden Trust site includes Guided Tour at The Blackden Trust and a Talk on the History and Science of Jodrell Bank.  Tickets £32.50 per person, including morning coffee and lunch.  Booking is essential Tel: 01477 571766 or go to www.jodrellbank.net/

 

Clonter Opera  TEA WITH… SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – Two singers and a pianist, singing songs from the shows, preceded by Afternoon Tea.  At Clonter Opera Theatre, Swettenham Heath, Nr. Congleton, CW12 2LR doors open at 3.00 p.m. (tea served at 3.30 p.m.), performance 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.  Tickets £24.00 each, available from the Clonter Box Office, Tel: 01260 224514 or go to www.clonter.org

 

SATURDAY 24TH

Congleton Youth Orchestra  Present AN OUT OF THIS WORLD SPACE CONCERT at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN starting at 7.30 p.m.  Music will include Mars & Jupiter from The Planets Suite, Star Trek, Thunderbirds, Glen Miller, Beauty and the Beast plus much more.  Tickets £7.00 (Adults) and £3.00 (Children under l6), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

TUESDAY 27TH

Congleton Museum  Museum Talk Programme  ‘BRADSHAW HOUSE – A PLACE OF SIGNIFICANCE’ given by Ian Doughty find out about the history of this building and its predecessor Cole Hill House which have dominated this street for over 500 years.  At the Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET starting at 2.00 p.m.  Free entry for Friends of the Museum or £2.50 each for visitors.  For further details Tel: 01260 276360.

 

WEDNESDAY 28TH

Sandbach Concert Series  Present SOPHIE ROSS & BEN POWELL performing a programme centering around Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in G major Op 96 plus works by Kreisler and Brahms Hungarian Dances.   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

 

Congleton & District Horticultural Society  Monthly Meeting – ‘COMPOSTING’ by Mick Poultney ‘The Compost King’.  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 30TH

The Olde Kings Arms  RECORDSVILLE – IT’S ALL POP!  Pop, Soul, New Wave, 60’s, Indie, Bubblegum, Disco, Hits Misses and Forgotten Gems.  From 8.00 p.m. ‘til late. at the Olde Kings Arms, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.

 

APRIL

 

SUNDAY 1ST APRIL

Congleton Museum  Sunday Walks – ‘LAMBERSOONE’ ROUTEWAY TO THE PAST, Leader Ian Doughty.  A walk for Easter Sunday following the route taken by Medieval Priests as they travelled from Astbury to Congleton to take Mass in the High Chapel of St. Peter’s Church.  Starting from the Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET at 2.00 p.m. cost £6.00 per person (including Cream Tea), for further details Tel: 01260 276360 or E-Mail: info@congletonmuseum.co.uk   *Please note depending on the weather waterproof footwear may be required for this walk.

 

Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film – ‘DARKEST HOUR’ (PG) starring Gary Oldman. Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James and  Samuel West, directed by Joe West. 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.

 

TUESDAY 3RD – FRIDAY 6TH AND MONDAY 9TH – FRIDAY 13TH APRIL

Lee’s Football School  EASTER FOOTBALL CAMP 2018 – Boys and Girls 7 – 11 years at Eaton Bank Academy, Jackson Road, Congleton, CW12 1NT daily 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.   Cost £15.00 per day or Week 1 (4 days) £55.00, (2 Siblings £100.00);  Week 2 (5 days) £65.00 (2 Siblings £105.00).   F.A. Qualified Football Coach Levels 1 & 2, CRB/DBS checked.  For full details and booking Tel: 07484 623028 or E-Mail: leesfootballschool@yahoo.com

 

SATURDAY 7TH APRIL

Congleton Choral Society  MOZART ‘REQUIEM’ & HAYDN ‘MARIA THERESA MASS’, Conductor Christopher Cromar with Stockport Symphony Orchestra.  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 (no booking or transaction fees).

 

St. John’s Community Centre EASTER-TIME DANCE with music by Chris Francis.  At St. John’s Community Centre, Buxton Road, Congleton, CW12 2ES, from 8.00 – 10.30 p.m.  For further details Tel: 01260 277684/271103.

TUESDAY 24TH – SATURDAY 28TH APRIL

Congleton Players  Present ‘CONSTELLATIONS’ BY Nick Payne, directed by Becky Morley (by kind permission of Curtis Brown).  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP nightly at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £8.00 (Adults) and £7.00 (Concessions), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel; 01260 271095.

*Pre-Show Dinner available at Bojangles, Congleton, £11.00 for 2 courses per person, must be booked in advance at the Congleton Tourist Information Centre when purchasing show tickets.

 

FUTURE DATES

 

SATURDAY 19TH MAY

DJ’s Past & Present in association with The Congleton Carnival Committee 70’s SOUL, MOTOWN NORTHERN SOUL from 7.30 p.m. – 12.30 a.m. at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.  Tickets £6.00 each available NOW from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095.  Fund raising event for Congleton Carnival.

 

Daneside Theatre  GA GA – QUEEN TRIBUTE BAND.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets Adults £15.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 (no booking or transaction fees).  Tickets on the door £17.00 each.

 

SATURDAY 26TH MAY

Daneside Theatre  WEST COAST EAGLES – EAGLES TRIBUTE BAND.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets Adults £15.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 (no booking or transaction fees).

 

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.

 

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

BENIDORM ~ 24TH – 29TH SEPTEMBER

Starring Sherrie Hewson, Tony Maudsley and Janine Duvitski

At the Regent Theatre, Hanley

           

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

RUSSELL WATSON ~ 14TH MARCH

At Buxton Opera House

 

VOTES FOR WOMEN by Elizabeth Robins ~ 6TH MARCH – 24TH MARCH

THE SCARY BIKERS by John Godber ~ 27TH – 31ST MARCH

HARD TIMES (new adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel by Deborah McAndrew) ~ 4TH – 14TH APRIL

EDUCATING RITA by Willy Russell ~ 18th – 5th MAY

At the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

 

 

NEW

 

CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE ARE NOW BOOKING

ROY MCCARTHY DAY TRIPS

CALL IN FOR THE LATEST BROCHURE AND FURTHER DETAILS

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE AT CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

 

 

 

 

CHESTER ZOO

 

MONDAY 1ST JANUARY – FRIDAY 23RD MARCH 2018

ADULTS £17.30                  CHILDREN (3-17 yrs.) £14.05          OVER 65’s & FULL-TIME STUDENTS £14.30   

 

 

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 OR TRANSACTION FEES

 

 

ON SALE AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

NEW BOOK

MOTIVATING CONGLETON’ – MARGARET MARY WILLIAMSON MBE, DL by Jean Phillips

 

LOCAL INTEREST BOOKS & WALKING GUIDES

JODRELL BANK SOUVENIRS

LOCALLY PRODUCED GIFTS

LOCAL JIGSAWS ~ MUGS ~ TEA TOWELS ~ CANDLES

THEATRE TOKENS

 

GIFTS FOR MOTHERS DAY

 

 

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 would like to receive an E-Mail copy of the ‘What’s On’ please send your E-Mail address to congletontic@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Please put ‘What’s On copy’ in the subject line.

 

 

If you are interested in promoting your local event in a future edition of the Congleton ‘What’s On’ please send your entry to congletontic@cheshireeast.gov.uk or alternatively Tel: 01260 271095 or 387718.

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

 

 

If you are interested in promoting your local event in a future edition of the Congleton ‘What’s On’ please send your entry to congletontic@cheshireeast.gov.uk or alternatively Tel: 01260 271095 or 387718.

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.

 

 

 

Open Day Astbury Water Centre Congleton

Afternoon Tea at The Old Saw Mill

Dementia Friendly Service at United Reformed Church, 3rd Thursday of every month.

Dementia Friendly Service at United Reformed Church, 3rd Thursday of every month

 

New edition of the Get Involved Booklet! 

Download the Get Involved Leaflet, a glossary of voluntary community groups and organisations in and around Congleton.

Get Involved Leaflet - Community groups in congleton

Click on the picture to download.