What’s on in Cheshire

Friday 6th March

Huxley Film Night,7.30pm at Huxley Village Hall, screening the film “Mr Turner”. Entrance £5. Information   01829 781294 or 01829 781573

Friday 13th March

Rural Touring Arts: ‘From Berlin to Broadway’, 7.30pm, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. The Orichalcum Band – featuring chanteuse Katherine ‘Liberty Pink’ Pledger – present a lively musical journey from the seedy underworld of Berlin’s cabaret clubs to New York’s glamorous, glitzy Broadway. Performed on the B.I. stage. Age suitability = 10+. Tickets £9.00 from Complement Tattenhall High St, The Studio in Worley Court, or tel. 01829 771374.Or book online

Friday 13th March
At the War Memorial Hall, Duddon there will be a Quiz, entry will be £2.50, start at 8.15pm and there will be a bar and raffle. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Hall.
Saturday 14th March

Grand Book Sale at Huxley Village Hall, 10am to 4pm. There will be over 2,000 books on sale covering both fact and fiction. Proceeds will split between Tarporley Hospital and the Huxley and Hargrave village halls. We would like to thank those who have made this sale possible by generously donating books. Should you still have books that you would like to donate would you please contact Les Pritchard on 01829 781321. Can we also thank those who came to our sale last September which raised over £1,500 which went to local good causes.

Sunday 15th March

If you’re out and about in Cheshire treating the mothers in your family, what better way to spend the afternoon, after a lazy lunch, than listening to some beautiful music and supporting Macmillan Cancer Support at the same time! Decibellas Women’s Choir, collaborating with Crewe Concert Band will be performing a repertoire based around the theme of “hope” at Nantwich Civic Hall from 3pm. www.decibellas.co.uk

Thursday 19th March

Charity antiques valuation event at Willington Hall, Willington, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. An experienced team of antiques specialists from leading regional auction house Halls in Shrewsbury will be available to assess and value a wide range of antiques, silver, jewellery, militaria, toys and paintings between 6pm and 9pm. For more information about the event please contact either Halls on Tel: 01743 450700, Helen Knight on 07977 864278 or Willington Hall on Tel: 01829 752 321.
Friday 27th March
Pamper Evening  at Cotebrook Village Hall, doors open at 8pm, entrance £5 includes wine and nibbles. A range of treatments will be available including nails, threading, waxing; there will also be a Taro/psychic and Stella & Dot stall. Each treatment is £6 for 15 minutes, Booking essential. For more information and to book contact Nicole James on 01829760762.
All proceeds in aid of Cotebrook Village Hall development fund.
Saturday 28th March

The Tarporley Twinning Association is holding its annual quiz evening to raise funds for the children¹s exchange this summer.  The quiz is open to everyone. Come along for a fun and not-too-challenging quiz evening for teams of six to eight people. It¹s on in the Tarporley Scout Hut from 7pm.  The quizmaster will once again be Richard Vicars. Tickets are available from Swaffields, and a limited number of tickets will also be available on the door. Don¹t worry, no knowledge of French is needed for the quiz! For more information visit www.tarporleytwinning.org.uk

Monday 30th March
At the War Memorial Hall, Duddon there will be Bingo, entry is free and the doors open at 7pm and eyes down at 7.30pm, there will also be refreshments and a raffle. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Hall.

West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 19th March at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Sue Ord will give a talk on Graphology at 2.30pm.   Sue will demonstrate how to analyse your handwriting. 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


Tarporley WI
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 4th March, at 8pm, in the Done Room, behind St Helen’s Church on the High Street. Professional photographer Helen Rae will be giving us ‘Top Tips for Fab Photos’. Refreshments will be served, all welcome.

Kelsall Flower Club

Wednesday 18th March 7.30pm, Methodist Church Hall, there will be a flower arranging demonstration. Visitors welcome – £6, pay at the door.

Tattenhall Wildlife Group

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 4th March in the Barbour Institute starting at 7.30 pm.  Chris Whitehurst will be giving an illustrated talk “Wigland Conservation – a Malpas Nature Reserve”.  Chris’s talk will cover the work that has taken place on a site of open pasture farmland (often referred to as green deserts) to turn it into a wildlife friendly area.  Six years on and after lots of hard work, the addition of a pond, some 1800 trees, and other features the “green desert” has been transformed into a site which attracts a wide variety of wildlife.  Come along and find out how Chris has achieved such a remarkable result. Non-members are always welcome at the door, £3.00 entrance and don’t forget to take a look at our website www.tattenhallwildlifegroup.org.uk.
Viv Forshaw (01829 770576).


Tattenhall Gardening Society

On Wednesday 11th March at 7.45pm in the Barbour Institute we will have a talk entitled ‘CHOLMONDELEY, A UNIQUE GARDEN’ by Barry Grain, Head Gardener. Barry will be telling us about what it takes to keep a garden open to the public but also a private garden looking its best and will have some plants available for sale. Then on Wednesday 13th May we will have a private guided visit around the Cholmondeley Castle Gardens.  We will meet at the castle at 6pm for the tour which will cost £2.50 a head and last for about 2 hours. Please let us know if you would like to attend as places are limited. Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings. Yearly membership costs £12 for single and £17 for joint membership. Meeting Visitors £3, Tattenhall Allotment Association members £2. Contact Alex Radley at alex@albany0.demon.co.uk

Peckforton and Beeston WI

During our February business meeting our President, Ann Wall, brought to our attention the very important matter of new regulations for allergen food labelling which is something that everyone who sells food items to the public must now adhere to. Our speaker was Johnnie Gillet ,‘The Journeyman’, who entertained us with Cheshire Folktales. He travels around the world with storytelling as the basis for workshops, teaching school children, corporate training, inspiring team leaders and general entertainment. During his travels he collects more stories to add to his already large collection. We entered the world of The Wizard of Alderley Edge, Æthelflæd a female Mercian warrior, Ginny Greenteeth, and a dragon of the Sandstone Ridge. Johnnie explained how some of these tales appear in different parts of the world in a similar guise. Our next speaker will be Jean Finney and “An interval with Joyce Grenfell”, we would welcome any visitors to join us at what should be an amusing evening.


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 3rd March, 7.30pm at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49).Our speaker will be Mr Bernard Wright, talking about “Owls and conservation” with some stunning pictures of these beautiful, but endangered birds, and telling us how we can help to keep them thriving in Cheshire. Entry £1.50 (members), £2 (visitors) including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.