What’s on in May

Friday 6th May

Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm, at Huxley Village Hall: “Bridge of Spies”. Entrance £5. Wine, beer, tea, coffee and ice cream on sale. Information 01829 781294 or 781573.

Saturday 7th May

Tarporley Rotary Country Market, at Tarporley Community Centre, 9.30am – 1pm. 16 food and gift stalls plus a wooden garden furniture stall. Call 07850 250641 for info.

Sunday 8th May

Folk & Supper @ the Barbour Institute at 7pm, doors open 6.30pm and there will be a bar. Tattenhall Music Society and the Barbour are joining together to present an evening of folk music and supper. Tickets will be £14 per person and will include a two course supper. Seating will be in tables of eight so if you want to sit with friends then mention that when booking. Tickets are available from Anne McGrath, Tudor Cottage, Church Bank, Tattenhall CH3 9QE, Tel: 01829 770932. Cheques to be made payable to ‘Tattenhall Music Society’. Tickets can be posted if a stamped addressed envelope is provided. The outstanding folk group “4Square” from Manchester will make their debut in Tattenhall. They have received excellent reviews and are much sought after on the folk and jazz circuit following their performances all over Europe. For a taster of their music visit www.4squaremusic.co.uk and www.soundcloud.com/4square There will be no tickets for sale on the door.

Friday 20th May: ‘Origins’ – Animikii Theatre at the Barbour Institute

Barbour Institute logoDirect from dates at The Lowry and The Southbank Centre, London, Animikii Theatre brings the story of Cain after the murder of his brother. Origins is a psychological thriller that plunges into the heart of darkness where movement, sound and rhythm fuse to create a physically pulsating stage adventure.  Join us on Friday 20th May to see this exciting and inventive Manchester based physical theatre group.

All tickets: £7.50. Group bookings – every 7 tickets booked together receive a complementary ticket – please ring 01829 771374.

Tickets available at Complement and The Studio, or ring 01829 771374, or use on-line booking at  www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/246972


Saturday 4th June and Sunday 5th June

Tattenhall Garden Trail: A number of gardens will be open in the Parish of Tattenhall between 11am and 5pm. Admission by programme £6 available from Alison’s coffee shop, Tattenhall News, Pluto House (former Post Office) and at the open gardens. Children free. No dogs. Proceeds for Christian Aid.

Friday 17th June: Fashion Show at the Barbour Institute, brought you once again by Fizz and Jazz Fashion Events; more details next month!




West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 19th May at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall for our AGM. There will be a presentation about our new website and also information about our varied interest groups. 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 Jean Hancox – jean.hancox1922@btinternet.com


Tattenhall Wildlife Group
We next meet on Wednesday 4th May in the Barbour Institute at 7.30 pm when Sue Makin, our guest speaker, will be talking about “Wildlife Gardening”.  Sue has been nurturing her present 2 acre organic, wildlife friendly, gold award winning cottage garden in Duddon for the past 8 years.  The garden has been opened on behalf of Cheshire Wildlife Trust and will open again in support of The National Gardens Scheme (2 July).  Sue and her husband are both biomedical scientists running their own consultancy. Non-members are more than welcome for £3.00 at the door.
As we are now enjoying the occasional fine spring day how about walking the “circular walk around the Mill Brook Wildlife Corridor”?  The explanatory leaflet can be found  on-line www.tattenhallwildlifegroup.org.uk. Tel Viv Forshaw 01829 770576
Tarporley WI
Our April meeting was very enjoyable, Francis Illing stepped in at short notice to tell us ‘How FANYs helped win the war!’ about a group of women who assisted the Medical Corp during WW1. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 4th May, in the Done Room behind St Helen’s Parish Church.  Doors open at 7:30, followed by regular business with our president Abbie, and we will welcome our speaker from 8pm, so please come along if you can make it by 8pm!
This month, Angela Bartlett from local salon Sensoria Beauty will be telling us about ‘The Changing Face of Beauty’.
Bring a friend, your first meeting is free!  £5 for non-members. Please email TarporleyWI@hotmail.com or phone 01829 733 813 for directions or encouragement.


Tattenhall Gardening Society

The group have two events in May. The first, on Wednesday 11st May is an evening visit to Brynkinalt Hall Gardens, near Chirk. Leaving the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall at 5pm, we will travel by car share. A £10 charge will include a tour of these interesting gardens, plus refreshments. Contact Jen Benefield on 01829 770692 for further details.  New members are always welcome.

The second event is the Annual Plant Sale on Saturday 14th May, between 11am and 12.30pm, at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Always popular, you can buy a wide selection of home-grown plants and vegetable seedlings. Advice readily available from local experts.

Finally, please note that the annual coach outing will be on Thursday 23rd June and will take us to gardens on the Wirral. More information next month. A warm welcome awaits you.


Peckforton and Beeston WI
In April Martin Wood gave us an insight into his experiences as Town Crier of Shrewsbury for 30 years and explained the history of the profession, the main purpose of which was to give information to the people before modern day forms of communication were available.  Martin was made a Freeman of Shrewsbury for his services to the town and in addition to his normal duties
he acts as toastmaster at various functions.  His bell certainly woke us all up when he gave us a peal!!
We entered the preliminary round of the County Quiz but were not successful in progressing to the next round however, a good time was had by all.
Some of our members also attended an ‘Eyebrow Event’ in March courtesy of Sensoria at The Wild Boar Hotel, followed by a tour of part of the building and tea and cakes.
We will be hosting another Musical Afternoon in aid of Tarporley Hospital on June 10th in  Bunbury Pavilion at 2pm followed by tea and cakes.  We look forward to seeing those who supported the event in 2014 together with new attendees, we can assure you of an enjoyable time.
Our next meeting will be on 4th May – when Resolutions will be discussed followed by Memories of Iraq 1976-1979 – Ruth Court, and in June we will be having our Garden Party.