Classes and Activities


Want to write but don’t know where to start?

Used to write but lost the love?

Or maybe you just need to make some progress on that work in progress?

Join experienced writer Nicola Mostyn for these supportive, relaxed writing classes designed to get your creativity flowing. There’s no critiquing, no scary reading out, just getting words down on the page, building your confidence and nurturing your relationship with your creativity.

Classes include:

Creative Writing PRACTICE – build your confidence, meet like-minded people and get hundreds of words down on the page.

Creative Writing FOCUS – each month we’ll deal with a new subject, from finding inspiration to writing dialogue, creating believable characters, maintaining motivation, how to pitch out your work and more.

Classes take place at various venues in Chorlton and are currently running on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evenings.

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See also sports, fitness & gentle exercise…



Whalley Range Community Forum

Term time classes and activities at JNR8


Talk English Cafe

Monday 10 -11:30 am

Male/Female Residents with low-level English


Tai Chi

Monday 1:30-2:30

Local residents, all ages + abilities

Women’s ESOL Practical

Tuesday 10-11am

Women with low-level English skills

Women’s ESOL Computer class

Tuesday 11-am

Women with low-level English skills: access to free online practice ESOL courses



Finding your Confidence and Motivation for getting into

Work, Training and Volunteering 

Tuesdays from 1-3pm  – Back again in September!

Jobseekers and people moving from benefits and back into Work, Training and Volunteering


Keep Fit for Women only (female instructor)

Weds 10-11am


Afternoon Tea

Wednesdays 2-3pm

Age-friendly Whalley Range:

Local older residents, community events, older people’s food project, newsletter,

Generating Opportunities: New classes starting again 27th April

Basic Computer class 10-11am

Job search workshop 11-1pm

Thursdays 10-1pm

Local jobseekers

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Time to Change Whalley Range Mental Wellbeing group social group

Fridays 6-8pm


WRCF Advice/Drop in Local residents Call 0161 881 3744

Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting – 0161 881 3744


OPEN VOICE Community Choir (South Manchester)

Open Voice is an friendly open choir of about 50 members. We sing songs from all over the world in a capella harmony. Occasional gigs but no pressure to perform.

We sing at Community events, charities, for causes and in protest.

  • No experience necessary!
  • Whether you are a seasoned singer or you only sing in the bath …
  • Sing in harmony – songs from all over the world -African, Eastern European.  Songs of protest, freedom, songs to uplift.
  • Relax, unwind & let it all hang out, in a friendly, warm, fun atmosphere.

WHEN?    Wednesday eves at 7:30 -9pm, term time. Term starts back on Sept 7th ’16 but you can drop in any term week

WHERE?  The beautiful old St Margaret’s church, corner of Rufford Rd/Whalley Rd,

Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AE

COST?     Pay per half term (cheaper) or can just drop in any evening for £5. Concessions too.

We sing at Community events, charities, for causes and in protest.

Any money we get for paid gigs goes to Duncan Gibbon’s charities –  A street shelter for children in San Luis, Argentina and the World Land Trust, specifically to save rainforest in Argentina.  Duncan Gibbon was my son’s best friend -a fabulous young man of extraordinary kindness, confidence and charisma, who died in an accident over the 2010 Xmas period  aged 21. These causes are all close to his heart.

You can because you think you can’ Duncan Gibbon








Thai Boxing Fitness & Circuit Training at JNR8 Whiz Youth Club Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6-9pm Call 881 3744 for more info.