What’s on in October

Friday 3rd October

Huxley Film Night, at Huxley Village Hall  7.30pm: “The Railway Man”. Tickets £5. Wine, tea/coffee, Ice cream on sale.

Friday 3rd October
Wine Tasting Extravaganza at Cotebrook Village Hall hosted by wine expert and guru, John of Define Food and Wine,Sandiway, one of the region`s best independent wine merchants and importers, will engage, inform and amuse as wines are sampled and explained. Price:£15 per person, admission by ticket only to age 18+. Tickets available from Nicky at Nicole James Hair and Beauty Salon, Country Design Centre, Cotebrook, CW6 9DY : 01829 760762 / 07957 252733

Sun 5th October

Book Sale ~10am – 4pm, Barbour Institute. Come and have a good browse through lots of categories of books – priced to sell. Donations of books may be brought to the Institute on Sat 4th October from 4.00-6.00pm, or call 01829 770516.

Monday 6th October
There will be Bingo at the War Memorial Hall, the doors open at 7pm and eyes down at 7.30pm, entry is free and there will be a raffle and refreshments. All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of the Hall.

Sunday 12th October

The opening concert of the Tattenhall Music Society for the 2014/2015 Season. We start with the most exciting British pianist on the concert scene at the moment … the internationally renowned Steven Osborne. This will be Steven’s 3rd visit to Tattenhall and anybody who has experienced listening to him performing will be aware of what an electric and outstandingly accomplished pianist he is. He has just completed a tour in Australia and is fitting us in after performing at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and then he is off to Brussels for a concert the following day. We are so lucky to be able to welcome him back and he enjoys playing for us too.

The concert will be in St. Alban’s Church, Tattenhall at 6.30pm. Admission for non- members is £8 and members £6. The intimacy of the Church is a wonderful experience and is in sharp contrast to the enormity of a City Concert Hall. Any young pianists should take the opportunity to hear Steven in Tattenhall and I can guarantee they will be inspired.                                                                                                                   Tickets will be on sale from Tattenhall News and the Post Office or you can pay on the door. If you require any more information telephone Anne McGrath …. 01829 770932

Sun 26th October

Jumble Sale ~ 2pm,Barbour Institute, entrance 30p. Donations gratefully received at the Institute 9.30-11.30am, morning of sale only.

Thursday 30th October

Tennants Auctioneers will be holding a free valuation event at Willington Hall Hotel from 11 – 3pm. The valuation team will be led by Nigel Smith of Flog It! & Bargain Hunt fame and will include Sarah Hardy Tennants’ jewellery specialist.

Nigel and Sarah will be pleased to look at items that you may simply want to know more about or advice on sending items for auction. Any items you wish to have included in an auction can be left with us on the day.

It would be great to see some items of local interest perhaps antique maps of the area or even a piece of Della Robbia Arts & Crafts pottery from the Birkenhead factory which closed in 1906.

Fri 31st October

Friday Flicks ~ , 8pm (doors 7.30pm), Barbour Institute. ‘Captain Phillips’ (2013) Cert 12A,Biography/Drama/Thriller starrring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi & Barkhad Abdirahman. The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. £5 entry per person.

Sat 1st November

Tattenhall Rural Touring Arts ~ Now Book ONLINE. “The Tell-Tale Heart” at 7.30pm, Barbour Institute is a modern adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic tale of a nurse’s haunting experiences in an empty house after he’s done away with his patient. This gripping story is performed alongside an Effects Artist you witness create live every heartbeat, every bump in the night – right before your ears…. Tickets £10.00 eachfrom Cat Got the Cream High Street, Tattenhall, The Studio in Worley Court, or by email from Linda: l.davenport987@btinternet.com / Barbara: tcabi@tiscali.co.uk Or book online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/122487

15th and 16th November
Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit holding an exhibition and sale of the work of 40 professional artists.  The work will cover many different media. There will also be an exhibition of young people’s work supported by some of the Decorative and Fine Arts Societies in Cheshire with an opportunity for visitors to vote for a people’s prize for this work.

Each artist will donate 30% from the sale of their work to the Hospices of Cheshire. Oulton Park are also providing some track taster events and for all those which are pre-booked on the Oulton Park ‘Art in the Park’ website prior to the event 20% will be donated to the Hospices.  For a modest sum vintage buses will be taking people round the track to learn more about the history of motor racing at the park.

Following a private preview on Friday 14 November the event will be open to the public with free entry on Saturday 15 November and Sunday 16 November from 10am to 4pm. In addition to viewing the art, visitors will be able to explore their own creative skills at the weekend workshops we are holding.

Visit  www.highsheriffofcheshire.co.uk for details


Tiverton District Garden Club
Tuesday 7th October, 8pm, at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49): “Gardening under glass” by Mrs Sue Nicholas from Deeside College.  This is a new topic for us, so come along and find out how to grow those more tender plants which need a little help to shelter them from the elements. Entry £1.50 for members and £2 for visitors, including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.

Tattenhall Gardening Society

First and foremost we would like to say a very big thank you to all the volunteers, judges and members for their hard work at the Annual Show last month.

Our first lecture of the season will take place on 8th October 2014 entitled ‘Propagation Practical’ at 7.45pm in the Barbour Institute. Our own experts will give a practical demonstration of propagation techniques appropriate for the time of year. Bring you own plant material to practice, share and swap. Growing media etc. provided.

Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings. Yearly membership costs £12.– for single and £17.– for joint membership. Visitors £3, Tattenhall Allotment Association members £2.
West Cheshire Rural U3A
Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 16th October at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall.  Dr Frank Nicholson will give a talk on Volcanic Damage at 2.30pm.  Refreshments will be available from 2pm.For further information on membership and forthcoming events please contact either Hilary Scarratt 01829 770516 Hilary@Scarratt.com or Pete Brunton 01829 741824 Peter@brunton.name

Peckforton and Beeston WI
Jonathon O’Marah deviated from his planned talk to tell us about the antique items that some of our members had brought to the meeting. He was extremely knowledgeable and introduced us to the world of silver assay marks, miniatures, silhouettes, squeeze boxes, porcelain, writing implements, leather storage containers, ornaments, toys, etc. He has promised to make a return visit to give his original talk. October brings us Lynne Morris with ‘Are you free next Friday’ followed in November by our AGM and supper. Please come and join us you could be surprised!