What’s on in November

Saturday 1st November

Tarporley Done Room Pre-School presents ‘Electro80s’, the UK’s premier 1980s Electronica tribute band at Tarporley British Legion, from 7.30pm. Bar until late. Tickets £10. Call 01829 730233

 Saturday 1st November

The Tell-Tale Heart presented by Little Earthquake Theatre at The Barbour Institute, High Street, Tattenhall, 7.30pm. A Hallowe’en Treat adapted from the acclaimed story by Edgar Allan Poe. Suitable for 12+ years.  Call 01829 771374.

Monday 3rd November
There will be Bingo  at the War Memorial Hall, Duddon, 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 maintenance of the Hall.

Friday 5th December

The Snow Queen presented by RPO/Little Pixie Production, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, 7.30pm. A new interpretation of a timeless tale. Suitable for all. Call 01829 771374.

Saturday 6th December

Tarvin Christmas Festival, begins with a performance of the Snow Queen at Tarvin Community Centre at 2pm, and continues from 5-9pm in the High Street, with musical entertainment, Father Christmas, craft and food stalls.

Saturday 8th November

1st Tarporley Scouting Group are proud to announce that Tarporley’s annual bonfire and firework display will be held at the rear of The Crown Hotel on Saturday 8th November. Gates open at 6pm with the lighting of the bonfire at 6.30 and fireworks at 7pm. There will also be festive refreshments for you to enjoy. Adults £5 and children £2.50.

Saturday 8th November

Heartstart Training at The Studio Tattenhall – 2 – 5pm. Donations to the Tattenhall First Responders gratefully received. Please ring Jill on 01892 771895 to book. Details www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk
Three clients have had to use the skills they learned on the course in the last year so it’s well worth doing!

Saturday 8th November

This year’s Neil Howard Rally Stages will be bigger than ever before with a bonfire and fireworks display at the end of the rallying, ensuring entertainment continues well into the dark! This will be the only time this year that you can see cars tackling the Oulton Park circuit in reverse. It will also be the only time this year that the action continues into the darkness. Other attractions will include free face painting, a fun fair, and demonstrations from Group B rally cars. There will also be presentations at the end of the event in the Chequers Restaurant, along with bonfire party themed food and drink.C hildren under 13 go free, and advance tickets are on sale until the 5th November at £10 each for adults. Call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.oultonpark.co.uk


Sunday 9th November

There will be a Remembrance Concert at the Parish Church of St.Alban at 7pm. It will be a welcome return to Tattenhall for soprano, Helen Massey. Tattenhall Music Society are delighted to be invited to organise this concert on behalf of the Tattenhall Remembers Group. Helen and friends will perform a repertoire of songs and music from the Great War era and tickets are available from Tattenhall News and Tattenhall Post Office. All profits from the concert will go to the British Legion Poppy Appeal. Call Anne McGrath on 01829 770932.

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th November

There is an exhibition of painting & art work at the Tarporley Baptist & Methodist Church 10am to 5pm. Admission free, proceeds in aid of the church Restoration Fund. Tarporley Chapel is having a major restoration, which includes levelling the floor, and taking the old pews out.

Friday 14th November

Russell Crowe stars in ‘Noah’, at Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm, at Huxley Village Hall. £5 entrance Wine/ tea and coffee/ icecream on sale. Information 01829 781294 or 781573.

Sunday 16th November  

Tattenhall Creative Textiles: TaCTile, Tattenhall’s contemporary textile group & Friends invite you to their Autumn Show, 10am-3pm, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. Includes glass, willow baskets & jewellery and all the makers will be on hand to discuss their work.

Friday 14th November

The War Memorial Hall, Duddon will be holding a Quiz at 8.15pm, entry will be £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle. All proceeds will go towards the maintenance of the Hall.

Friday 21st November
Quiz Night at Cotebrook Village Hall in aid of the maintenance fund, at 7.45pm .Teams of up to 6 welcome , there will be a bar and raffle. Tickets £4 to include a light supper, available from:-
Marian Atkinson: 01829760698, Nicola Cervin: 01829760762 or Judith Walters: 01829760513.

Friday 28th November

Dinner and lecture in Cotebrook Village Hall in aid of St John and the Holy Cross Church, £20 per ticket. Lecture by Gavin Hunter on the History of Port Sunlight and its founder William Lever. For more information contact: billspiegelberg@hotmail.com


Barbour Institute, Tattenhall

Friday Flicks ~ Friday 28th November, 8pm (doors 7.30pm)

‘Wadjda’(2012) Cert PG, Drama An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school’s Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Transgressive in the best possible way, Wadjda presents a startlingly assured new voice from a corner of the globe where radical cinema has been all but silenced. This film is highly recommended.

£5 entry per person. There will be a bar available. We do not have an interval but you are welcome to stay for a drink/chat at the end.

St. Andrew’s Night Ceilidh~ Saturday 29th November, 7.30pm

Live Band, Bar, Whisky Tasting Competition

Tickets £8 available locally – or phone Pat Black on 01829 770483

Proceeds to the Barbour Institute Cupboard Fund


Tattenhall Rural Touring Arts ~

‘The Snow Queen’ on Friday 5th December, at 7.30pm

Storytelling, original music & song to enchant the whole family this Christmas. (Suitability = age 3+)   Tickets £5.00 (under 16s) & £10.00.

Find out more & book online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/122516

or visit our local outlets of Complement in the High Street & The Studio in Worley Court or telephone 01829 771374 / 771649.

Also ~ join us to Create The Snow Queen’s Kingdom – We invite you to MAKE A SNOWFLAKE – the bigger the better, in any design & any material – and leave it in the special box in the B.I. We will publicly display every one we receive before the 5th December. (Sorry, we cannot return them.).

Bunbury WI

The group meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Bunbury Pavilion. As 2014 nears its end, the WI can reflect on a great year, with innovative and exciting additions to its programme. A variety of speakers from different fields of expertise have entertained us through the months, visits and outings have been thoroughly appreciated by all, a record number of visitors to the WI refreshment stand at Village Day and a joint Resolutions Meeting to name but a few of the activities enjoyed by Members. Bunbury has celebrated 85 years of WI history this year and, with increasing membership, and interest levels heightened by the recent filming in the village of Julie Summer’s book “Jambusters”, the Committee are hopeful of many more successful years in the life of our WI. The 2015 programme of events has been finalised and will be published before the end of the year. For more information please call Lesley Moore on 01829 262514 or simply come along to one of our meetings.


We next meet on Tuesday 4th November in the Barbour Institute at 7.30pm.  Our guest speaker, Steve Stanaway is an NHS Consultant in Diabetes in North Wales and earlier this year he climbed Mount Aconcagua in Argentina.  This is the highest peak on earth outside of the Himalayas being just short of 7000 metres.   His “Aim High” charitable campaign raised more than £10,000 for research into and the enhanced care of teenagers and young adults with Type 1 Diabetes.

Membership subscriptions are now due: full membership £25.00, concessionary £12.50 but visitors are alway welcome at the door for £3.00.
We are holding a fund raising *Big Quiz and Curry Night* – a night not to be missed – on Friday 21st November in the Barbour Institute at 7.30 pm. Tickets will be available from Tattenhall Post Office and further information from Andrew Hull 01829 770026, or myself Viv Forshaw 01829
770576. Don’t forget to take a look at our website www.tattenhallwildlifegroup.org.uk


Tickets are now available for our 4th Annual Supper Club – Saturday 6th December at Hargrave – 7.00 for 7.30 prompt. Dr Michael Leach, the speaker, is a well-travelled wildlife photographer and author who has worked with David Attenborough and has had much of his work included in documentaries on TV. The ticket, priced at £14 per person includes a welcome drink and a 3-course home-cooked meal. Bring your own tipple, sit back after a good meal and enjoy some fascinating recollections of the wilder side of life! Husbands and friends welcome. Tickets from Trisha on 01829 781255 or reserve from any member of the group.


Peckforton and Beeston WI

We had a very amusing talk at our meeting in October when Rev Lynne Morris entertained us with some of her experiences as a vicar. Lynne trained as a nurse but several years into her career she decided to change course and become a priest. She told us many entertaining stories including, blessing a baby at the till in a shop, baptizing children with very peculiar name combinations, being taken as a ‘kissogram’ on a train, and people being amazed that vicars do their own shopping, go swimming or to pop concerts. Another thoroughly enjoyable evening, do come and join us at one of our meetings and hear one of our excellent speakers.