This year sees the 20th annual Celebrate Whalley Range festival which will celebrate everything that’s great about Whalley Range! Come along and see local performers, musicians and artists, and join in with the best free event of the year! Plenty of things to do for all ages so come down and let’s CELEBRATE!!
This year will be the 20th (yes we are 20!) Whalley Range Celebrate Festival, and we’re looking for local artists, musicians, creatives and volunteers to help make it the best one yet. If you’d like to get involved, message us on here, or email email@example.com
I can now reveal for 2017 I will be playing at a new night starting on Saturday March 18th at the Carlton Club in Whalley Range Manchester for One Tree Productions called Your Disco Needs You. It will be monthly on the third Saturday of every month. I’ll be joined by on the decks by Neil Craven & Brett Dearden playing Disco & Classic House. Looking forward to seeing you all shakin’ your asses & shimmying down the front… x
Event page & ticket info below….
Our Whalley Range Community Forum and Age-friendly Whalley Range and Chorlton Volunteer Photographer, Anthony Morris, has an exhibition of his work coming up at Chorlton Library from 3rd to 29th April.
Green Walk Open House Arts & Crafts Weekend 2017
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 April, 12noon-6pm
Green Walk, off Wood Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 9RE
This home-grown, local arts event does exactly what it says on the tin: houses open their doors to artists and crafters – professional and amateur – to exhibit their work.
Green Walk Open House is a firm favourite on the south Manchester arts calendar, and, despite attracting a growing audience each year, retains its homely feel and welcoming, neighbourhood spirit.
The unassuming turning into Green Walk opens out to a central, tree-lined green where there’ll be plenty of seating for a chance to refresh and regroup, with wood fired pizzas or Tibetan Kitchen, and Ginger’s ice-cream. Participating, open houses in this leafy cul-de-sac are marked by a colourful flag at the gate and everyone’s welcome to come on in, browse, chat, be inspired or snap up a bargain direct from the artist. Across the threshold of all ten open houses you’ll find creativity on show in the halls, sitting rooms and kitchens: this year’s contributors will include a fantastic variety of artists (many of them local) including potters, sculptors, painters, photographers and more (did we mention artisan pie makers?)
For a full list of contributing artists, more info, directions and pictures from last year see www.greenwalk.co.uk or join the ‘Green Walk Arts & Crafts’ Facebook page. Profits from the event will help to maintain the trees on the green, which is officially ‘unadopted land.’
Regular activities in local pubs/bars &Â further afield…
(Also see Health & Wellbeing – sports clubs news)
Check with organisers in advance in case of cancellations!
Jazz @ the Hillary Step
Live JazzÂ is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary Step.
Every Sunday and and Wednesday from 9pm we will be hosting a jazz gig featuring musicians largely from the NW, but also those on a national tour that our booking guru Bob Jones brings to Whalley Range.
2017 live musicâ€¦
Sunday 19th March Spider Mike King, legendary songsmith with accompaniment
Wednesday 22nd March Midnite Johnny, acoustic blues trio
Sunday 26th March Tim Franks Quartet, Tim France, Gary Boyle, modern jazz
Sunday 2nd April Rowland Jones, bluesy guitarist/singer plus pedal steel
Wednesday 5th April Dee Byrne, London based saxophonist with her band, modern jazz
Sunday 9th April Richard Wetherall Trio, piano led modern jazz
Sunday 16th April Matt Owens Trio, bass led modern jazz
Wednesday 19th April Stuart MacDonald, sax, John Settle, vibraphone, Al Morrison, guitar.
Sunday 23rd April Dave Luvin Band, modern jazz with a Kansas feel.
Sunday 30th April Sam Healey Trio with Stuart McCallum and Luke Flowers, sax, guitar and drums high energy improvisations.
For further information please contact us at The Hillary Step on 0161 881 1978
Sue & Angela’s Quiz
Regular pub/bar events…
Wednesday is jam night at Jam Street!
209 Upper Chorlton Rd
Featuring Exhibit Reggae Band plus guests jamming
For more information find our event page onFacebook.
â— Gaslight â€“ monthly open mic night
This months GaslightÂ takes a small break but returns on the 27th October with a 80’s pop theme. Who’s your pop star idle? Show us your best pop star impression!
Gaslight is a monthly open mic night that hosts a theme for our regulars or for those who want to learn something new. You can of course play any songs you would like. You can find out about each night via Facebook / Twitter.
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We can cater for birthdays, engagements or any celebration you might have. Get in touch to discuss your requirements â€“ including catering â€“ using our contact form or call 0161 8607330.
For regular updates, and to find out how to get involved, join the group below.
Every Wed 6-7pm Chorlton Irish Club Â£1 each.
Bring your own instrument/s (and maybe chord/sheet music for all to play).
Any style, any background, any ability.
A recent ICM survey revealed that only 2% of the British public were aware of the extent of contribution of Muslims to World War One (WW1). Given the current political and social climate around the UK and Europe, and with the centenary memorials well under way and set to continue for the next few years, the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC) has been had at work researching and documenting Muslim stories from WW1.
11am & 2.30pm
Running Time: 50 mins
Watch the trailer
Presented by Theatre-Rites
Deep in the forest, in a wintry land, lives a gorgeously grizzly Beasty Baby. Mayhem and laughter await around every corner as three people embark on a wild adventure to bring up a very mischievous and totally lovable child.
Beasty Baby is a lively celebration of family, growing up and the rituals both children and adults go through in those extraordinary early years of life. Using an inspired mix of puppetry and live music, Theatre-Rites create a funny and magical shared experience.
â€œThis production is a bundle of joyâ€œ â€“ The Stage
â€œThe company that has put play back into the play and produced some of our most outstanding theatre of the past decadeâ€ â€“ The Guardian
Cafe Z will be closed on the 28th, but there will be picnic boxes available for both children and adults.
BOOK TICKETS NOW – choose a time below
Sat 28 Jan 11:00 14:30
Times displayed in grey may be sold out or not currently available.
Hillary Step Pub Quiz
Every month on the first Tuesday, maximum 6 per team, Â£1 a head. Winning team gets the cash, runners up get booze. Hurrah!
These Jazz gigs are on Sundays from 9pm Â â€“ they’re free!
2016 live musicâ€¦
Live JazzÂ is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary Step. Every Sunday and (from February 17th) Wednesday from 9pm we will be hosting a jazz gig featuring musicians largely from the NW, but also those on a national tour that our booking guru Bob Jones brings to Whalley Range.
For further information please contact us at The Hillary Step on 0161 881 1978 or emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet each month at Chorlton Library in South Manchester, on the last Friday of the month.
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Venue:Â Rear of Chorlton Library (look out for the ramp near the telephone booths)
Manchester Road, Manchester M21 9PN
CHECK WITH VENUES…
Hello! 123rd Manchester has spaces available for Boys and Girls to join our Monday evening Beaver and Cub groups. We’re based in Whalley Range – At the scout hut behind English Martyr’s Church on Alexandra Road South, M16 8GF For more information see our page, drop us a message or just pop by on Monday’s at 6:30pm