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What’s on in Congleton!

Dates for your Diary

 

JUNE & JULY

 

JUNE

 

OPENING SATURDAY 26TH MAY

Congleton Town Council  OPENING OF CONGLETON PADDLING POOL; the Pool on Park Road, CW12 1DP will be open daily from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. admission is free, but donations for the upkeep of the pool are welcomed.  The pool is designed for Primary school aged Children and all Children MUST be accompanied by an Adult. Alcohol, smoking/vaping, dogs and cycling are not permitted inside the paddling pool area.  Due to concerns over safety, numbers may need to be restricted on the busiest or hottest days.  On days where more than 150 people wish to access the pool at the same time two sessions may be introduced and tickets given at the gate to restrict numbers.  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 and cannot be used for the pool, please respect the residents and workers in the area by using the Town Centre car parks only a few minutes’ walk away.

 

SATURDAY 2ND – SATURDAY 30TH JUNE

The Old Saw Mill  STUDIO7@10 – Exhibition of artwork inspired by land and seascapes, human and natural forms and man-made objects  at The Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ.  Open Monday – Friday 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Saturdays 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.  Free admission.

 

OPENING TUESDAY 5TH JUNE

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.

 

TUESDAY 13TH JUNE – SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER

The National Trust  THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HALL – For the first time original Staff Accommodation will be open to visitors and a set of rooms never seen before will be revealed.  At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD.  Open 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (NOT open Mondays & Tuesdays but open every day during August, please check with the Hall before visiting);  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.

 

FRIDAY 15TH – SUNDAY 17TH JUNE

Congleton Town F.C.  BEER FESTIVAL 2018 at the Football Club, Ivy Gardens, off Crescent Road, Congleton, CW12 4GA.  Friday from 6.00 p.m.  Saturday 2 sessions 1.00 & 6.00 p.m.  Sunday Families welcome and Children come free from 1.00 p.m. Tickets available from Barley Hops, Swan Bank, Congleton, CW12 1AH.

 

Christ Church  EATON WEDDING & FLOWER FESTIVAL 2018 at Christ Church, Eaton, (A.536 Macclesfield road from Congleton).   Friday 15th – Concert at 7.00 p.m.  (Tickets £15.00 each Tel: 01260 274777for details)  Saturday – Open 11.00 a.m. 5.00 p.m.  Sunday – 12 noon – 4.00p.m.

 

SATURDAY 16TH & SUNDAY 17TH JUNE

Congleton Choral Society  GARDEN TRAIL.  Visit 6 gardens for £5.00 – Pay at your first garden and receive a map with all the garden details.  For further details and access go to www.congletonchoralsociety.org.uk

 

Five Counties Vintage Machinery Organisation Ltd  1000 ENGINE RALLY at Astle Park, Chelford, Macclesfield, SK11 9AD, open daily 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Attractions include Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Vintage Cars, Motor Cycles, Tractors, Trade Stands, Auto Jumble, Beer Tent and Food Stands.   Admission Adults £5.00, Children under 12 years free.  This year’s charity is the Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities, Manchester.  For further details www.1000engines.co.uk

 

TUESDAY 19TH & WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE

Cheshire East Libraries  FESTIVAL OF LEARNING.  Chess – Chess Boards will be out for anyone to have a go.  Free drop in sessions Tuesday 19th 3.30 -4.30 p.m. and Wednesday 20th 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.  Sessions free at Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET Tel: 01260 375550.

 

TUESDAY 19TH – THURSDAY 21ST JUNE

Cross Street Church  HOLIDAY AT HOME 2018 – Three days of hands-on activities and interesting speakers for the over 55’s at Congleton Pentecostal Church, Cross Street, CW12 1HQ.  Activities include Butterfly Themed Crafts, Talk ‘The History of Bond’s Bakery’, demonstrations on Scone Making, Pickles, Chutneys & Preserves, Health & Wellbeing Day. Programmes and booking forms available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN. No charge for any of the sessions but a basket will be available for donations.  For further details Tel: 01260 273635.

 

SATURDAY 23RD & SUNDAY 24TH JUNE

The National Trust  MIDSUMMER CELEBRATIONS – Experience this Tudor Festival that gives thanks for the sunshine and water that nourishes the crops;  Dancing, Live Music from PIVA and various activities.  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.

 

SATURDAY 30TH JUNE & SUNDAY 1ST JULY

Cheshire Auto Promotions  STARS & STRIPES AMERICAN CAR SHOW – American Huge Fins ‘n’ Chrome cars from the 50’s & 60’s, Muscle Cars, plus Wall of Death, ‘Wild West Shoot Out’ plus much more.  At Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN, open daily 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Admission £9.00 (Adult) and £6.00 (10-15 years), Children under 10 free

 

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.

 

SATURDAY 16TH

Everybody INCLUSIVE CYCING – These sessions are aimed at Children who might find Cycling on a two-wheeled bike more challenging, whether that is due to a disability or injury.  A range of adapted bikes to support disabled Children to learn basic cycling skills are available including trikes, tandems and adapted bikes.  From 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.  Cost £3.60 per person.  Suitable for ages 3-18 years.  At Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall Street, CW12 1DT, contact the Leisure Centre for more details Tel: 01260 387717 or E-Mail: sport@everybody.org.uk

 

Bosley  ROSE QUEEN FETE & FELL RACE at Bosley St. Mary’s Primary School, Leek Road, Bosley, SK11 0NX, starting at 2.00 p.m.  Procession from Lakeside 1.30 p.m. Crowning Ceremony 2.00 p.m. and Fell Race start 3.15 p.m.  Variety of stalls including Homemade Produce, Tombola, Children’s Games and Races, Fairground Rides and new this year Donkey Rides, Refreshments and Beer Tent.  For further details go to www.bosleyvillage.org.uk

 

SUNDAY 17TH

Friends of Congleton Park  ANNUAL BRASS ON THE GRASS a free Concert on the Bandstand, Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG from 1.30 – 5.30 p.m.  With Roberts Bakery Bank, Sandbach School Youth Band, Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra, and Rode Hall Silver Band.  This is a free event but donations will be appreciated.  **Please note – parking on roads surrounding the Park is strictly time-limited or residents only, Daneside Theatre car park is private parking, please respect the residents in the area by using the Town Centre car parks only a few minutes’ walk away.

 

Congleton Town Council  The Town Mayor of Congleton Councillor Suzie Akers Smith – ANNUAL CIVIC SERVICE & PARADE.  The Parade will assemble at the Cygnet Club, Swan Bank, CW12 1AH at 2.30 p.m. and leave at 2.45 p.m. for Service at Congleton Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN starting at 3.00 p.m.  Service will be conducted by the Mayor’s Chaplain Steve Hodgkinson MBE

 

Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film – ‘THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (12A) starring Lily James, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton and Katherine Parkinson, directed by Mike Newall.   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.  Sold Out

 

MONDAY 18TH

Cheshire East Libraries  FESTIVAL OF LEARNING.  Family Learning – Let’s Code, Staff will be on hand to get you started with some fun, simple coding using a BBC Micro:bit.  Free drop in sessions from 4.00 – 6.00 p.m.  in Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET Tel: 01260 375550.

WEDNESDAY 20TH

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.

 

THURSDAY 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/

 

FRIDAY 22ND

East Cheshire Hospice – Congleton Support Group  CHARITY MUSIC NIGHT featuring Congleton Band ‘Nostalgia’ at The Cricket Club, Booth Street, Congleton, CW12 4DG starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £10.00 per person (including a sandwich supper) – Licensed Bar and Tombola.  For tickets Tel: 07969 632422.

 

Biddulph Up In Arms Concerts  Present LOCAL LIVE SHOWCASE with John Dhali Band, NixonTate & The Honey Club, Don’t Call Me Ishmael and Taskrz at St. Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph, ST8 7RG, starting at  8.00 p.m. Tickets £8.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN Tel: 01260 271095.  Part of Biddulph Festival.

 

SATURDAY 23RD

Guide Dogs  COFFEE MORNING in aid of Guide Dogs from 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon in the Library Meeting Room, Market Street, Congleton, CW12 1BP.  Meet Guide Dogs and Puppies, Win a Puppy Soft Toy, Stalls include Home-made Cakes, Tombola, Children’s Activities.  Free admission

 

Cheshire East Libraries  CANINE CAPERS Storytime and Creative Writing.  Meet Writer Jaris Ash and Cassidy the Dog, enjoy a Story about Cassidy and Friends then have a go at writing your own story.  From 10.00 – 11.00 a.m. in Congleton Library, Market Square, Congleton, CW12 1ET Tel: 01260 375550. *Remember your notepad and pen!

 

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

 

SUNDAY 24TH

Friends of Congleton Park  AUDLEY SILVER BAND on the Bandstand, Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG from 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.   **Please note – parking on roads surrounding the Park is strictly time-limited or residents only, Daneside Theatre car park is private parking, please respect the residents in the area by using the Town Centre car parks only a few minutes’ walk away.

 

TUESDAY 26TH

Congleton Museum  Museum Talk Programme ‘CIVIC PRIDE – CONGLETON’S TOWN HALLS’ Presented by Ian Doughty.   For over 700 years 7 High Street has been the focus for the Town’s Government, this talk will look at how each of the buildings to occupy successively this site reflected the Town’s increasing independence from manorial control and its growing importance as a commercial and industrial centre.  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 27TH

Congleton & District Horticultural Society  Monthly Meeting – ‘THE ROSE FROM SEED TO POT’ Present by Kate Brophy (Fryers Roses).  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.

 

Biddulph Up In Arms Concerts  Present THE EAST POINTERS at St. Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph, ST8 7RG, starting at  8.00 p.m. Tickets £14.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN Tel: 01260 271095.  Part of Biddulph Festival.

 

Sandbach Concert Series  Present TUBALATÈ – One of the UK’s leading Low Brass Ensemble   Spotlight Concert featuring talented young people of Sandbach and the local area, starting at 7.00 p.m. main concert at 8.00 p.m.  In St. Mary’s Church, High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1AL.  Tickets £9.50 (Adult); £8.00 (Concessions); £3.00 (School Children); Family tickets available £20.00, on sale at Demeters Wholefoods and Bramwells Opticians, Sandbach. Or on-line at www.sandbach-concert-series.co.uk

 

THURSDAY 28TH

The National Trust  AN AUDIENCE WITH PIVA an evening concert with this popular Renaissance group.  At Little Moreton Hall, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4SD starting at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £16.00 (inc. glass of wine or orange juice) available from the Hall.  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.

 

FRIDAY 29TH

The Olde Kings Arms  RECORDSVILLE – 60’s SOCIAL, Rare & Classic 60’s Pop, Soul, Northern Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Mod Sounds, Motown, Beat, SKA and Rock and Roll.  From 8.00 p.m. ‘til late. at the Olde Kings Arms, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.

 

Astbury Community Events  BEER FESTIVAL from 7.00 – ‘til late at Glebe Farm, Astbury, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4RQ  Free entry and parking, food available.  Further details from Glebe Farm Tel: 01260 273916.

 

SATURDAY 30TH

Vale Juniors F.C.  FAMILY FUN DAY at Eaton Bank Academy, Jackson Road, Congleton, CW12 1NT from 11.00 a.m.  Bouncy Castle, Birds of Prey, Multiflex Free Kick Competition, Army Assault Course, Pillow Bash, Disco and much more.

FUNDRAISING FOOTBALL MATCH at 3.00 p.m.   If you would like to book a Stand or Stall Tel: 07718 795055

 

Everybody INCLUSIVE CYCING – These sessions are aimed at Children who might find Cycling on a two-wheeled bike more challenging, whether that is due to a disability or injury.  A range of adapted bikes to support disabled Children to learn basic cycling skills are available including trikes, tandems and adapted bikes.  From 2.30 – 3.30 p.m.  Cost £3.60 per person.  Suitable for ages 3-18 years.

INCLUSIVE TRAMPOLINING This session is designed for Children who would love to have a go at trampolining but need some extra help, during the session Disabled Children can trampoline to their ability level with guidance from a qualified instructor;  additional activities are offered to reduce anxiety whilst they wait for their turn.  From 1.15 – 2.15 p.m.  Cost £5.00 per person.  Suitable for ages 4-18 years.

At Congleton Leisure Centre, Worrall Street, CW12 1DT, contact the Leisure Centre for more details Tel: 01260 387717 or E-Mail: sport@everybody.org.uk

 

Congleton Youth Orchestra  Present A JOHN WILLIAMS CONCERT dedicated to the film music of John Williams, at the Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN starting at 7.30 p.m.  Music from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. ‘Superman’, ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘E.T.’, ‘Indiana Jones’ and more.  Tickets £7.00 (Adults) and £3.00 (Children under l6), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall, Tel: 01260 271095.  Concert kindly sponsored by Congleton Inclosure Trust.

 

Astbury Community Events  ASTONBURY 2018 – LIVE MUSIC.  A family festival of local bands from 5.00 – 11.45 p.m. (gates open at 4.30 p.m.)  At Glebe Farm, Astbury, Nr. Congleton, CW12 4RQ.  Food available, bring your own gazebo, picnic rugs etc. Tickets £12.00 (Adults), £6.00 (Children under 16) or £30.00 (Family 2 Adults and up to 3 Children) available from Glebe Farm or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/372255 (booking fee applies).

 

Classic Ibiza  CLASSIC IBIZA ANTHEMS with Urban Soul Orchestra, D.J.’s Goldierocks and Urban Soul Vocalists, at Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, SD11 9JY.  Gates open 6.00 p.m. Music starts at 8.00 p.m.  Tickets £39.50 (Adults), £17.50 (Children 5-16), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN (no booking or transaction fees).  Tickets on the night £45.00 & £20.00.

 

 

GAWSWORTH HALL OPEN-AIR THEATRE

 

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES ~ June 29th                    SHAKESPEARE’S ‘THE TEMPEST’ ~ June 30th

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN ~ July 1st            FLEETWOOD BAC ~ July 6th          ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS ~ July 7th

LET’S HANG ON ~ July 8th              EDDI READER ~ July 12th               AN EVENING WITH LEO SAYER ~ July 13th

MICHAEL PORTILLO ~ July 18th                   BIZET’S ‘CARMEN’ ~ July 19th

WHITNEY QUEEN OF THE NIGHT ~ July 20th            THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN ~ July 21st

UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN ~ July 22nd                     THE MANFREDS ~ July 26th

JASPER CARROTT’S STAND UP & ROCK ~ July 27th            ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN ~ July 28th

THE ILLEGAL EAGLES ~ July 29th               GERVASE PHINN ~ August 2nd

FASTLOVE-A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL ~ August 3rd              ABBA REUNION ~ August 4th

SUMMER PROMS ~ August 5th      RICHARD THOMPSON ~ August 8th            

RUSSELL WATSON ~ August 9th   (Sold out)                   WILD BOYS-BACK TO THE 80’s ~ August 10th              

ELO AGAIN ~ August 11th               FODEN’S BAND ~ August 12th

 

At Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield, SK11 9RN

Tickets on sale NOW at Congleton Tourist Information Centre,

Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN. Tel: 01260 271095.  (No booking or transaction fees).

 

JULY

 

THURSDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 22ND

Jodrell Bank  BLUEDOT 2018 – Music, Science and Comedy featuring The Chemical Brothers, The Flaming Lips, Gary Numan and The Blue Planet in Concert with the Hallé Orchestral.  At Jodrell Bank, Nr. Macclesfield, SK11 9DW.  Full details and tickets from www.discoverthebluedot.com/tickets

 

FRIDAY 20TH SUNDAY 22ND TUESDAY 24TH THURSDAY 27TH & SATURDAY 28TH JULY

Clonter Opera  Present ‘LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini sung in Italian with English subtitles and Orchestra.  At Clonter Opera, Swettenham Heath, Congleton, CW12 2LR.  Evening performances at 7.00 p.m. Friday, Thursday and Saturday;  7.30 p.m. Tuesday;  Matinee at 3.00 p.m. Sunday.  There will be a Director’s Talk at 6.30 p.m. Friday only. Tickets prices £24.00 – £70.00 available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, Tel: 01260 271095 or the Clonter Box Office, Tel: 01260 224514.  Friday, Thursday & Saturday Intervals – 70minute supper;  Sunday Post-performance Tea;  Tuesday Pre-performance Supper;  all available to pre-order or bring your own picnic, please book when purchasing performance tickets.

 

MONDAY 23RD JULY – FRIDAY 24TH AUGUST (WEEKDAYS ONLY)

Lee’s Football School  SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP 2018 – Boys and Girls of all abilities 7 – 11 years at Eaton Bank Academy, Jackson Road, Congleton, CW12 1NT.  Week 1 Monday 23rd – Friday 27th July;  Week 2 Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August;  (No Football 6th – 10th August).    Week 3 Monday 13th – Friday 17th August;  Week 4 Monday 20th – Friday 24th August.  Times and Cost:  Early drop-off 8.30 a.m.  – Later pick-up 3.30 p.m. £20.00 per day or £75.00 per week per Child.   Drop-off 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. pick-up £15.00 per day or £65.00 per week, discounts are available for siblings, please ask for details.  Full details and booking Tel: 07484 623028 or E-Mail: leesfootballschool@yahoo.com  Facebook page – Lee Hartley’s Football School.  F.A. Qualified Football Coach Levels 1 & 2, CRB/DBS checked

 

SUNDAY 1ST

Congleton Museum  Sunday Walks – ‘MILL WALKS AND INDUSTRIAL YARNS’ Leader Lyndon Murgatroyd.  It is difficult to imagine that rural Congleton was one of the earliest mill Towns;  it’s first and largest Silk Mill was erected in 1752, long before Arkwright’s mills at Cromford.  This walk will aim to show the extent of the Town’s textile heritage and how it influenced the lives of its inhabitants.  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

 

TUESDAY 3RD

Congleton Diabetic ‘Friends’ Group  MEETING at St. Mary’s Parish Centre, West Road, Congleton, CW12 4ES starting at 7.30 p.m.  For further details contact David Morris 01260 274758 or E-Mail: congletonlions@gmail.com  Congleton Lions in partnership with Diabetes UK.

 

FRIDAY 6TH

The Young Pretender  Live Music – PICKFORD STREET BLUES starting at 9.00 p.m. at The Young Pretender, Lawton Street, Congleton, CW12 1RS.

 

SATURDAY 7TH

Cheshire East Rangers  NATIONAL MEADOWS DAY – A morning stroll around Dane-in-~Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest and along the Biddulph Valley Way with local Naturalist Jack Swan and the Countryside Ranger Service. From 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.  Meeting Point Henshall Drive, Congleton, CW12 3TA (park on the road, just before Canal).   Booking essential at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/national-meadows-day-tickets-42494176225  *Please book in advance, wear suitable boots and clothing, moderate walking grade.

 

Congleton  CONGLETON CARNIVAL Theme this year SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS.  Procession at 11.00 a.m. starting from Bromley Road, through the Town Centre to Hankinson’s Field.   Activities in Congleton Park, Park Road, from approximately 12 noon including Punch & Judy Show, Dapper Donkeys, Fun Fair, Interactive ‘Bring your own Dog’ Show, Feathery Folk Birds of Prey, Various Stalls, Live Music and Entertainment.  Free entry forms to download and further details available from the Carnival Facebook page or at www.congletoncarnival.co.uk E-Mail: info@congletoncarnival.co.uk

 

Congleton Players  ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL – Enjoy the Four Finalist Plays from over 400 entries in the 2018 Playwriting Competition.  The audience on the night will each cast their vote for the winning play with a prize of £150.00 to the successful playwright.  At the Daneside Theatre, Park Road, Congleton, CW12 1DP starting 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.

 

St. John’s Community Centre MID-SUMMER 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.

 

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 8TH

Friends of Congleton Park/Congleton Lions Club  LIONS YOUTH BRASS BAND on the Bandstand, Congleton Park, Park Road, CW12 1JG from 2.00 p.m.   **Please note – parking on roads surrounding the Park is strictly time-limited or residents only, Daneside Theatre car park is private parking, please respect the residents in the area by using the Town Centre car parks only a few minutes’ walk away.

 

TUESDAY 10TH

South Cheshire Floral Society  MONTHLY MEETING – PRESENTATION by Susan Fairhurst (North West 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 11TH

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/

 

FRIDAY 13TH

Biddulph Up In Arms Concerts  Present IAN MCNABB at Biddulph Town Hall, High Street, Biddulph, ST8 6QJ starting at  8.00 p.m. Tickets £10.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN Tel: 01260 271095.  Part of Biddulph Festival.

 

SATURDAY 14TH

Congleton Choral Society  ‘THE ARMED MAN’ –A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins and ‘ETERNAL LIGHT’ by Howard Goodall, Conductor Christopher Cromar.   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).

 

Sandbach  SANDBACH ROCK & POP FESTIVAL featuring Totally Taylor, Almost Ariana, The Coldplayer and Dan Budd as Robbie Williams.  At Sandbach RUFC, Bradwall Road, CW11 1RA, gates open at 12 noon, Last Band until 11.00 p.m.  For tickets Tel: 07710 694489 or on-line at Eventbrite.co.uk

 

WEDNESDAY 18TH

Biddulph Up In Arms Concerts  Present EMILY MAGUIRE at the Biddulph Arms,  Biddulph, ST8 6AR, starting at  8.00 p.m. Tickets £12.00 each available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN Tel: 01260 271095.  Part of Biddulph Festival.

 

THURSDAY 19TH

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 21ST

The Olde Kings Arms  RECORDSVILLE SOCIAL CHARITY ALL DAYER! 9 hours of Pop Hits Misses & Forgotten Gems on 45 rpm.  From 3.00 p.m. – ‘til late at the Olde Kings Arms, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN.

 

Macclesfield  MACCLESFIELD FESTIVAL 2018 at Macclesfield Rugby Club, Priory Lane, SK10 4AF open from 10.00 a.m. Main Events including Live Music from 12 noon – 8.00 p.m.  Bands appearing include The Happy Mondays and The Virginmarys;  For Children – Mr. Bloom, Superhero Show;  Dance Tent, Fun Fair and lots more.  For further details go to www.macclesfieldfestival.co.uk  Tickets £27.50 (Adults), £13.75 (4-15 years), Family tickets available, Club House After Party 10.00 p.m. ‘til late £11.00 (18 years and over only), all tickets available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 (no booking or transaction fees).

 

SUNDAY 22ND

Daneside Trust/Reels on Wheels Film – ‘EDIE’ (12A) starring Sheila Hancock, Kevin Guthrie and Wendy Morgan, directed by Simon Hunter.  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 25TH

Nantwich  NANTWICH SHOW & INTERNATIONAL CHEESE SHOW at The Showground, Nantwich, CW5 8DB.  Largest Cheese Show in the World, Shopping & Craft Marquee and Food Hall, Celebrity Chefs James Martin, Will Holland Jonathan Harrison and Sean Wilson (tickets required for James Martin Theatre Chef from the web site).  Early Bird tickets £15.00 (Adult) available up to 30th June;  Advanced tickets £16.00 (Adult) £5.00 (Children 5-16 years inc.) and £35.00 (Family 2 Adults/2Children), available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, High Street, CW12 1BN, Tel: 01260 271095 No booking or transaction fees.

 

ADVANCE NOTICES

 

FRIDAY 17TH & SATURDAY 18TH AUGUST

Sol Theatre School  Present MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT – A new Musical lovingly ripped off the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail!  Presented by arrangement with TRW, Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John DuPrez and Eric Idle.  Nightly at 7.30 p.m. at 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.

 

SATURDAY 1ST 8TH & 29TH SEPTEMBER

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 dates 13th & 27th October, 10th & 24th November and 8th December.  For further details Tel: 07789 687428 or E-mail: congleton.life.art@gmail.com

 

 

DISCOUNT TICKETS ON SALE AT CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE

 

 

THE ROYAL CHESHIRE SHOW 2018

 

TUESDAY 19TH & WEDNESDAY 20TH JUNE

Adults £17.00   Child (5-15 years) £8.00   Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £40.00

(No booking or transaction fees).

 

 

R.H.S. FLOWER SHOWS – ADVANCE TICKETS

 

TATTON PARK ~ THURSDAY19TH – SUNDAY 22NDJULY

£27.50 (Open-dated for any of the Public Days)         

**SPECIAL OFFER FOR NATIONAL TRUST MEMBERS £26.00**

(No booking or transaction fees).

 

SHREWSBURY FLOWER SHOW

 

FRIDAY 10TH & SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST

ADVANCE TICKETS ~ ADULTS £25.00  OVER 60’S £23.00

 (No booking or transaction fees).

 

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW

 

THURSDAY 16TH – SUNDAY19TH AUGUST

ADVANCE TICKETS £20.00

(No booking or transaction fees).

 

 

CHESTER ZOO

 

SATURDAY 26TH MAY – SUNDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER  2018

ADULTS £20.60                  CHILDREN (3-17 yrs.) £17.35                         OVER 65’s & FULL-TIME STUDENTS £17.85

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

 
 
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.

 

PEPPA PIG ~ 6TH & 7TH JUNE               HAIRSPRAY ~ 12TH – 16TH JUNE         

BENIDORM ~ 24TH – 29TH SEPTEMBER Starring Sherrie Hewson, Tony Maudsley and Janine Duvitski

 SUMMER HOLIDAY ~ 2ND – 6TH OCTOBER     DIRTY DANCING ~ 15TH – 20TH OCTOBER

BLOOD BROTHERS ~ 22ND – 27TH OCTOBER              CALENDAR GIRLS ~ 13TH – 17TH NOVEMBER

At the Regent Theatre, Hanley

 

WHSKY GALORE ~ 16TH MAY – 2ND JUNE

CABINET OF CURIOSITIES ~ 18TH – 27 JULY

DIAMONDS ARE FOR ERIC ~ 20TH AUGUST – 1ST SEPTEMBER

At the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme

 

 

LOCAL INTEREST BOOKS & WALKING GUIDES

JODRELL BANK SOUVENIRS

LOCALLY PRODUCED GIFTS

LOCAL JIGSAWS ~ MUGS ~ TEA TOWELS ~ CANDLES

THEATRE TOKENS

 

 

CONGLETON TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE ARE NOW BOOKING

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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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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.

 

 

 

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.