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WHAT’S ON

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

FROM TUESDAY 5TH JUNE 2018

Congleton Museum  EXHIBITION  ‘A THOROUGHLY MODERN WOMAN’ – ELIZABETH WOLSTENHOLME ELMY.  Congleton Campaigner for Women’s Rights, a major figure in the Suffrage movement and worked closely with the Pankhurst’s and Millicent Fawcett.  She was involved in setting up a rigorous system of education for girls that would allow them eventually to attend University and it was as Headmistress of a school in Moody Hall that she first came to Congleton in 1867.  Exhibition at Congleton Museum, Market Square, CW12 1ET.  Tel: 01260 276360.

 

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER – FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES at Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL

TELESCOPE WALKS.  Join a walk around the base of the Lovell Telescope and find out more about how the Grade 1 Telescope works, its history and some its ground-breaking research.  Tours 12.15 p.m. (weekends) and 2.45 & 3.45 p.m. (weekdays) tour lasts around 45 minutes and are suitable for ages 10+.  Free with general admission.

LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS – THE SKY IS NOT YOUR LIMIT!  Find out about the new European Mars Rover mission, see how Scientists and Engineers are creating and launching the new James Webb Space Telescope to look deep into space.  Interactive science shows daily 10.30 & 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. lasting 30-45 minutes and is suitable for ages 7+.  Shows are free with general admission.   Part of Destination Space.

For further details on the above events or to book admission Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line at www.jodrellbank.net

 

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER – SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

Cheshire East Rangers  HALLOWEEN TRAIL at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton, CW12 4SU.  Some Spooky Visitors are visiting the Nature Reserve, see if you can find them all!  Maps available from the Visitor Centre from 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. daily.  For further details Tel: 01477 534115.  *Please note: wear suitable clothing and footwear, ideal for Families and accompanied Children, Car Park charge.

 

MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER – FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES at Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL

MEET THE EXPERT from 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.  Free with general admission. For further details on all the above events Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line www.jodrellbank.net/halftermadmission/

 

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER – SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

The National Trust  HALLOWEEN TRAIL & SPOOKY TUNNEL at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Grange Road, ST8 7SD.  Follow the clues around the Garden and brave our Spooky Tunnel, Trail £2.50 per Child (including small prize), normal admission charges apply.   Assistance Dogs only are welcome.  For further details Tel: 01782 517999 or go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/biddulph-grange-garden  *Please note: there are approximately 400 steps in the garden.  This and the dark may mean the Garden Lantern Walk is unsuitable for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.

 

MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER – FRIDAY 2ND NOVEMBER

Everybody Sport & Recreation Trust OCTOBER HALF TERM ACTIVITIES at Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall Street, CW12 1DT.  Tel: 01260 387717

Monday 29th         FAMILY SWIM with fun equipment such as Surfboards and Rafts 2.00 – 3.30 p.m. Adults £5.00, Junior £4.20, Family Swim £12.00.  This activity is for under 12’s and they must be accompanied by an Adult.

MOUSE TRAP a dry side inflatable.  Travel the maze, climb, swing and slide your way to the end 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.  Suitable for ages 6 – 12 years. £2.00 per child.

Tuesday 30th        BOUNCY TOTS a fun-filled bounce.  11.00 a.m. – 12 noon & 12 noon – 1.00 p.m. Suitable for ages 1-5 years.  Cost £2.00 per Child (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).

Wednesday 31st   HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR Come and join in the Halloween fun with games and activities including Wrap the Mummy, Creepy Crafts, Face Painting, Story Time and Mousetrap!  Dress in your favourite Halloween Costume. 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. Tickets £4.00 per person (£3.00 if you come in Fancy Dress), Family ticket £12.00 (2Adults & 2 Children or 1 Adult & 3 Children) available from the Leisure Centre, Tel: 01260 387717.  Mums/Dads/Guardians/Grandparents welcome.

Thursday 1st         FAMILY FUN SWIM with fun equipment such as Surfboards and Rafts 2.00 – 3.30 p.m. Adults £5.00, Junior £4.20, Family Swim £12.00.  This activity is for under 12’s and they must be accompanied by an Adult.

FAMILY CIRCUITS for the whole family in this fun-filled Circuits class.  1.00 – 2.00 p.m.  Family £5.00.

Friday 2nd                  BOUNCY TOTS 11.00 a.m. – 12 noon & 12 noon – 1.00 p.m. Suitable for ages 1-5 years.  Cost £2.00 per Child (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).

 

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre  HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES at Jodrell Bank, Lower Withington, SK11 9DL

AUTUMN FEST 11.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.  Join the Jodrell Bank Gardens team for a special autumn celebration;  make your own autumn crown or have a go at weaving a cosmic web.  Activities are available on a drop-in basis and are free with general admission, suitable for all ages.  For further details Tel: 01477 571766 or on-line www.jodrellbank.net/halftermadmission/

 

MONDAY 29TH OCTOBER – MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER

Astbury Merekats Out of School Club  OCTOBER HALF TERM HOLIDAY 2018 – Lots of activities suitable for Children aged 4 – 11 years of age.   Including Games, Outings, Guided Walks, Crafts and lots more.  Prices per Child Full day (from 8.00 a.m.) £24.00;  Half day 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. or 1.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.) £14.00.  10% second Child discount.  Additional Breakfast Club available.  At St. Mary’s C of E Primary School, School Lane, Astbury, CW12 4RG. All details available from the website www.astburymerekats.co.uk or E-mail: astburymerekats@btinternet.com  *Please note – Holiday Club runs Monday – Friday only.

 

TUESDAY 6TH & THURSDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

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.

 

FRIDAY 9TH – SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

United Reformed Church  REMEMBERING LIVES OF SACRIFICE AND SERVICE – An Exhibition Celebrating the Lives of the People of Congleton who were involved in the First World War.  At Congleton United Reformed Church, Antrobus Street, CW12 1HE, open Friday and Saturday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. including WW1 Poetry Reading 2.30 – 3.30 p.m. on the Saturday, open Sunday 12 noon – 4.00 p.m.

 

SATURDAYS 10TH & 24TH NOVEMBER

The Old Saw Mill  LIFE ART SESSIONS – Male and Female Models at The Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  £8.00 per person per 2-hour session, Professional and Amateur Artists welcome.  Other date 8th December.  For further details Tel: 07789 687428 or E-mail: congleton.life.art@gmail.com

 

WEDNESDAY 14TH – SATURDAY 17TH NOVEMBER

Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre  Present ‘OLIVER’ Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart.  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.  *Please note tickets purchased from Congleton Tourist Information Centre do not incur any booking/transaction fees.

 

FRIDAY 23RD – SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

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 £11.00 (Adults), £5.50 (Children over 4 yrs.), £29.00 (Family 2 Adults & 2 Children, extra Child £5.00), Tel: 01625 861 221 or go to www.capesthorne.com   Tickets on the Gate £12.00 (Adults), £6.00 (Children over 4 yrs.), £32.00 (Family, extra Child £6.00).  Ticket price includes entry to Hall & Craft Fair. For further details go to http://www.capesthorne.com/event/christmas-capesthorne-2017-2/

 

FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER & SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER

The Jenni Lee Performing Arts Foundation CHRISTMAS CONCERT – A Musical Extravaganza to Celebrate our Local Performers plus performances by several ex West End Artists.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £10.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1DP, Tel: 01260 271095.  *Please note tickets purchased from Congleton Tourist Information Centre do not incur any booking/transaction fees.

 

FRIDAY 2ND

Daneside Theatre  THE WEST COAST EAGLES – TRIBUTE BAND.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £15.00 each, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095  *Please note tickets purchased from Congleton Tourist Information Centre do not incur any booking/transaction fees.

 

Vale Club  SOUL NIGHT WITH MRS. JONES 60’s 70’s & 80’s Soul and Motown Tribute Artist.  At the Vale Club, Canal Street, Congleton, CW12 3AE starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £4.00 each available from Ruby’s Fund, Roe Street, Congleton.  In aid of Ruby’s Fund.

SATURDAY 3RD

St. James’ Church  ST. JAMES’ BAZAAR at New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EY from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.  Admission 50p.

 

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 Books, DVD’s, CD’s and Cake Stalls, Raffle and Refreshments.  Proceeds to Maggie’s At The Christie Hospital Manchester.

 

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 2nd NOVEMBER will receive a discount of £2.00 per ticket.

 

St. John’s Community Centre WINTER 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.

 

Key Green Chapel  CHRISTMAS FAYRE AND JUMBLE SALE at Key Green Chapel, Timbersbrook, CW12 3PY starting at 2.30 p.m. Admission 50p.  Newly New, Bric a Brac, Books, Toys, Tombola and Refreshments available.

 

Rode Hall  AUTUMN 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.

 

SUNDAY 4TH

Trinity Methodist Church  GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS starting at 10.00 a.m. with a Worship Service followed by Coffee/ Tea and Chatter at Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street, Congleton, CW12 4BA.  Come along and meet friends old and new.

 

Congleton Museum  Sunday Walks – ‘CO-OPERATION IN CONGLETON’ Leader Peter Aston.  As the Industrial Revolution forced many skilled workers into poverty, the Rochdale Pioneers, the fathers of the Co-op Movement, opened their own store selling food they could not otherwise afford.  This spread to other industrial towns including Congleton.  This walk will chart this growth and visit the shops/premises much loved in people’s memories. 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 6TH

Congleton Diabetic ‘Friends’ Group  Meeting –Topic for this month DVLA REQUREMENTS FOR DRIVING WITH DIABETES.  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 E-Mail: congletonlions@gmail.com  Congleton Lions in partnership with Diabetes UK

 

FRIDAY 9TH

Cheshire East Libraries  Illustrated Talk by Linda Hulse ’CONGLETON & YPRES’ at Congleton Library, Market Square, CW12 1ET starting at 10.30 a.m.  Admission is free, for further details Tel: 01260 375550.

 

The LOL Foundation/Royal British Legion (Congleton Branch)  CONGLETON REMEMBRANCE CONCERT 2018 featuring Brass Band, Mossley School Choir and the play ‘Letters from Home’.  At Congleton Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN starting at 7.00 p.m. prompt.   Tickets are free and available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095 (donations will be appreciated on the night).  *Please note admission is by ticket only.

 

South East Cheshire Ornithological Society  Monthly meeting – ‘A SHOT AT WILDLIFE’ a presentation by Pauline & Ian Greenhalgh, 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

St. Peter’s Church  ‘MORE THAN JUST A NAME’ – See the Remembrance Silhouettes, Read about some of the Men from Congleton who lost their lives in WW1, Commemorate Someone through the ‘Everyone Remembered’ website.  At St Peter’s Church Chapel Street, Congleton, CW12 4AB from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

 

East Cheshire Hospice  CHRISTMAS COFFEE AFTERNOON – Join the Congleton Support Group fundraising for East Cheshire Hospice.  Learn to Knit, Crafts, Cakes, Tombola, Christmas Shopping and Refreshments.  At Congleton Cricket Club, Booth Street, CW12 4DG from 1.00 – 4.00 p.m.  For further details Tel: 01625 664993.

 

Cheshire East Rangers  AUTUMN WALK TO LAWTON WOODS – A 4 mile (6km) Countryside Ramble to Lawton Woods and return to Rode Heath via the Trent & Mersey Canal.  Meeting point Rode Heath Rise, off Sandbach Road, Rode Heath, ST7 3RU at 11.00 a.m.  Suitable for Children aged 8 and over.  Cost £4.00, Children 16 or under go free. For booking (before 8th November) and further details go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autumn-walk-to-lawton-woods-tickets-42537405525 Tel: 01260 2977237.  *Please note: Ideal for Families and accompanied Children, Children must be accompanied by an Adult, wear suitable clothing and footwear, please leave your dog at home, moderate walking grade.

The National Trust  DINO WALK – Dino Walk through the Pinetum at Biddulph Grange Gardens, Grange Road, ST8 7SD. Come and watch the T-Rex take a walk through the tree lined Pinetum for the annual Dino Walk, Pre-booking for Dino Walk essential Tel: 0344 249 1895, times 11.00-11.30 a.m.  12 noon -12.30 p.m.  1.00-1.30 p.m. and 2.00-2.30 p.m. Dino Trail Maps £2.50 per Child (including small prize).  Meet the BABY DINOSAURS at intervals throughout the day, Face Painting, Costume Competition, Dino Photo Booth (free events), other normal admission charges apply.   Assistance Dogs only are welcome.  For further details Tel: 01782 517999 or go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/biddulph-grange-garden  *Please note: Children must be accompanied by an Adult, there are many steps and gravel paths around the garden and therefore may be unsuitable for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems.

 

SUNDAY 11TH

Royal British Legion  REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE & SERVICE 100 YEARS ON – A CALL TO REMEMBER. Parade will leave from Booth Street then follow the route 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.  Civic Service of Remembrance will follow at 11.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Church, Chapel Street, Congleton, CW12 4AB.

 

MONDAY 12TH

NSPCC Congleton District Committee  CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT THE TRAFFORD CENTRE.  Coach leaves from Congleton Library, Market Street at 9.15 a.m.  Tickets £13.00 (incl. a glass of sherry and a mince pie), booking essential Tel: 01260 278724.  Coach departs Trafford Centre at 4.00 p.m.

 

Cheshire East Libraries  Congleton Library Present ‘THE FINAL FOOTPRINT’ – Meet Thriller Writer David McCaddon.  In the Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET from 2.30 p.m. admission free.  For further details Tel: 01260 375550 or go to www.cheshireeast.gov.uk

 

WEDNESDAY 14TH

Cheshire East Libraries  ‘WAR IS OVER’ Music and Poetry at Congleton Library, Market Square, CW12 1ET starting at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets £5.00 each available from the Library, Tel: 01260 375550.

 

Congleton History Society  Monthly Meeting – Talk by Ian Doughty ‘COINS GALORE’.  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

 

SATURDAY 17TH

Congleton U3A  AUTUMN FAIR at New Life Church, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4EY from 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  Stalls include Cakes, Jewellery, Art, Cards and Tombola.  Admission including refreshments £1.00.

 

Holmes Chapel Music Society  Present CHLOË HANSLIP (Violin) and DANNY DRIVER (Piano), programme includes items by Mozart, Prokofiev and Beethoven.  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

Cheshire East Rangers  INTERESTED IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION? Learn some simple countryside skills from our local Conservation Volunteers Group and help to improve natural habitats for wildlife.  From 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton, CW12 4SU.   Suitable for anyone over the age of 16.  Leaders Congleton & District Conservation Volunteers;  for further details Tel: 07999 562355 or go the Congleton & District Conservation Volunteers website.  *Please note: Children must be accompanied by an Adult, wear suitable clothing and footwear, please leave your dog at home, bring a packed lunch, car park charge.

 

TUESDAY 20TH

South Cheshire Floral Society  DEMONSATRATION OF SEASONAL FLORAL ART by Mark Entwistle, Chelsea Gold Medal Winner and former U.K.  Florist of the Year.  At Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £12.00 (£10.00 SCFS members), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.  For further details Tel: 01260 281696 or 01260 279142.

*Please note tickets purchased from Congleton Tourist Information Centre do not incur any booking/transaction fees.

 

WEDNESAY 21ST

Clonter Opera  TEA WITH… SONGS FROM THE SHOWS – Sung by Daniella Sicari and Samual Jackson, accompanied by Robin Humphreys, 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  *Please note tickets purchased from Congleton Tourist Information Centre do not incur any booking/transaction fees.

 

 

 

FRIDAY 23RD

East Cheshire Hospice  CHARITY NIGHT – BAND NIGHT IN BEAR TOWN with Trigger Hounds, The Red Kites, The Lack of Commitments and Rumours Acoustic Duo.  At the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN doors open at 7.00 p.m.  Tickets £20.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095. In aid of East Cheshire Hospice.  *Please note tickets purchased from Congleton Tourist Information Centre do not incur any booking/transaction fees.

 

SATURDAY 24TH

The Makers Market  MAKERS MARKET – CONGLETON in the Pedestrian Area, Bridge Street, CW12 1BA from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Further details www.themakersmarket.co.uk/markets/congleton

 

The Old Saw Mill  LIFE ART SESSIONS – Male and Female Models at The Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  £8.00 per person per 2-hour session, Professional and Amateur Artists welcome.  Next session 8th December.  For further details Tel: 07789 687428 or E-mail: congleton.life.art@gmail.com

 

The Makers Market  BIGGER & BETTER MAKERS MARKET!  Pedestrian Area, Bridge Street, CW12 1BA from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Further details www.themakersmarket.co.uk/markets/congleton

 

Congleton Town Council  CONGLETON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL.  Attractions will include Stage & Street Entertainment and Children’s Rides throughout the day. Santa’s Grotto and Local Groups & Charity Bazaar in Town Hall from 12 noon – 6.00 p.m.  Grand Lantern Parade from Lawton Street at 5.00 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

 

Rob Moreton  Presents on behalf of Congleton Town Mayor – A CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT with music from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s.  At Congleton Cricket Club, Booth Street, CW12 4DG from 7.30 p.m. until late.  Tickets £10.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095.

 

Cheshire East Rangers  HEDGELAYING FOR BEGINNERS – Learn the traditional way to maintain a boundary hedge, this hands on event will introduce you to the basic hedge laying techniques and the different tools required to complete the job.  Meeting point Rode Heath Rise, off Sandbach Road, Rode Heath, ST7 3RU at 10.00 a.m.  Suitable anyone over the age of 14.  Booking and payment in advance is essential cost £20.00.  To book and for further details go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hedgelaying-for-beginners-tickets-42541831764 or Tel: 01260 2977237 before 20th November.  *Please note: Children must be accompanied by an Adult, bring a packed lunch, wear suitable clothing and footwear.

 

SUNDAY 25TH

Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film – ‘KING OF THIEVES’ starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and Charlie Cox .  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.

 

WEDNESDAY 28TH

Congleton & District Horticultural Society  Monthly Meeting – ‘FIVE GREAT GARDENING MYTHS’ presentation by Lis Morris (Garden Geeks).  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 MARK EDEN & CHRIS STELL Guitar Duo.  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 Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD.  For further information and tickets go to www.sandbach-concert-series.co.uk

 

DECEMBER

 

SATURDAY 1ST

St. John’s Community Centre XMAS BUFFET DANCE with music by Chris Francis.  At St. John’s Community Centre, Buxton Road, Congleton, CW12 2ES, from 7.30 – 10.30 p.m.  For further details Tel: 01260 277684/271103.

 

Congleton Youth Orchestra  CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring Christmas Favourites Sleigh Ride, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Troika and featuring The Finlandia, selections from The Nutcracker, Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai and many more.  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.

 

SATURDAY 8TH

St. James’ Church   COFFEE MORNING in the Meeting Room, Congleton Library, Market Street, CW12 1BP.  In aid of St. James’ Church, Congleton.

 

 

SATURDAY 15TH

Rotary Club of Congleton  CHRISTMAS SHOW featuring Silk Brass and Eaton Bank Choir.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP 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.  All proceeds in aid of Eaton Bank Choir.

 

FUTURE EVENTS

 

SATURDAY 12TH – SATURDAY 19TH JANUARY 2019

Congleton Pantomime  Present ‘SOW WHITE’  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW1241DP, nightly at 7.30 p.m. (except Sunday 14th & Monday 15th), Matinees Saturdays 12th & 19th at 2.30 p.m. Sunday 13th 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 13th at 5.30 p.m. and Wednesday 16th

at 7.30 p.m*Please note tickets purchased from Congleton Tourist Information Centre do not incur any booking/transaction fees.

 

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE AT CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

 

CHESTER ZOO

 

 FROM MONDAY 3RD SPETEMBER – SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2018

ADULTS £19.00                  CHILDREN (3-17 yrs.) £15.70                         OVER 65’s & FULL-TIME STUDENTS £16.30

 

MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER – MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2018

ADULTS £17.50                  CHILDREN (3-17 yrs.) £14.30                         OVER 65’s & FUL-TIME STUDENTS £14.80

 

CHILDREN 2 years and under FREE, but do need a ticket.

 

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 £16.50

 

All Zoo anAd Theme Park Tickets are open-dated and there is no booking or transaction fee

 

 

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE & SEALIFE CENTRE, MANCHESTER

 

ADULTS £14.50                  CHILDREN (3 – 17yrs.) £10.50

 

CHILDREN 2 years and under FREE, but do need a ticket

 

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

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.

 

            CALENDAR GIRLS ~ 13TH – 17TH NOVEMBER

THE FULL MONTY ~ 19TH – 24TH NOVEMBER with GARY LUCY

NATIVITY THE MUSICAL ~ 5TH – 8TH DECEMBER

MOSCOW CITY BALLET ‘SWAN LAKE’ ~ 24TH – 26TH JANUARY

KINKY BOOTS ~ 28TH JANUARY – 9TH FEBRUARY      ABIGAIL’S PARTY ~ 18TH – 23RD FEBRARY

At the Regent Theatre, Hanley

 ‘THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS’ by Kenneth Grahame ~ 17TH NOVEMBER – 26TH 

At the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

 

            AWFUL AUNTIE ~ 1ST – 4TH NOVEMBER

DICK WHITTINGTON ~ 8TH – 30TH DECEMBER             BING LIVE! ~ 20TH & 21ST FEBRUARY

At Buxton Opera House

 

ON SALE AT THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

LOCAL INTEREST BOOKS & WALKING GUIDES

JODRELL BANK SOUVENIRS                         LOCALLY PRODUCED GIFTS

LOCAL JIGSAWS ~ MUGS ~ TEA TOWELS ~ CANDLES

THEATRE GIFT CARDS

 

LOCAL SCENES CHRISTMAS CARDS

 

CONGLETON MUSEUM CALENDAR 2019

LARGE £6.00             SMALL £4.00

 

IN & AROUND CONGLETON IN WATERCOLOUR CALENDAR 2019

£10.00

 

CHESHIRE CALENDARS 2019 FROM £3.99

CHESHIRE MEMORIES 2019 CALENDAR £5.99

 

 

CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE ARE NOW BOOKING

ROY MCCARTHY DAY TRIPS

CALL IN FOR THE LATEST BROCHURE AND FURTHER DETAILS

 

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

 

WE ARE NOW ON FACEBOOK

 @CongletonVIC

 

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.

 

otice. 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.

 

 

 

Dementia Friendly Activities (Click to enlarge)

dementia activities

 

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.