What’s on in February

Wednesday 1st February

Film Night at the Barbour: ‘Brooklyn’ (12A). Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson it tells the story of an Irish immigrant who lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Doors open at 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm.

Thursday 2nd February

Harry Potter Book Night at Tarporley Library 4.30-5.30pm. Muggles & Wizards all welcome. Prize if you come dressed as a character. The library is based at Tarporley High School. For info, email Tarporley.library@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or call 01829 731794

Friday 3rd February

Wine tasting at Cotebrook Village Hall, 7.30pm, hosted by Silver Fox Wines. Tickets £7.50 bar / raffle Contact Judith 01829 760513 or Marian 01829 760698.

Saturday 4th February

Casino Night at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, from 8pm. Professional Croupiers / Roulette and Blackjack tables. Wine Bar / Buffet / Music…dress to impress!  Admission £15, in aid of the Barbour Institute. Tickets on sale in the Post Office and Alison’s Coffee Shop, both in Tattenhall, or ring 01829 771649.

Friday 10th February 
Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm at Huxley Village Hall: “Bridget Jones’s Baby”. Entrance £5. Tea/coffee/wine/beer/ice cream on sale. Information 01829 781294  or  781573

Saturday 11th February

Tattenhall Tennis Club are holding a Jumble Sale on at The Recreation Club Tattenhall starting at 2pm. Donations accepted from 9.30am on the morning of the sale. All monies raised in aid of resurfacing Tennis Courts.

Sunday 12th February

Tattenhall Music Society’s next concert, 6.30pm at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, features a very energetic and charismatic group of musicians. Roberto Carillo-Garcia, who hails from Tenerife, is Principal Bass with the Hallé Orchestra and is also a virtuoso guitarist. His wife, Rachel Clegg is Principal Oboe with Manchester Camerata and Paul Barret is Co-leader with the Hallé. There will be also a pianist and singer. It will be a café style performance with tables in the Barbour Institute and will be an evening of fun items with classical musicians who like to let their hair down. Tickets are available from Tattenhall News and Tattenhall Post Office or you can just pay on the door. TMS members £8 and non- members £10, under 18 years are free. It is the fourth in the season of subscription concerts. Call Anne on 01829 770932 for more info.

tarp O.Park poster updated 2017Sunday 19th February

The annual Family Fun Run, Walk or Cycle at Oulton Park Racing Circuit in aid of St Peter’s Church, Little Budworth. It is a 2.7mile racing circuit but participants can go as far as they like. It is‘Church in the Pits’ at 11am with the track opening at 12noon and last start at 3.30pm. Minimum sponsorship of £10 for adults, £5 for Under 12s. For more details and sponsorship forms visit: www.stpeterslittlebudworth.co.uk Tel: 01829 760 604


Wednesday 22nd February

Film Night at the Barbour: ‘The Danish Girl’ (15). Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Doors open at 7.30pm, film starts at 8pm.

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Open mic night at Tarporley Community Centre from 7pm. After the initial 2.5 hrs open mic session, there will be homemade curry and beers/wine on sale followed by an evenings entertainment of live music from the local band Spitting Feathers. All funds go to the Cheshire Fire Cadets Nepal School Project 2017. £5 per ticket. Tickets available from Swaffields, Tarporley. Visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/hfordnepal for more info.

Tarporley and District U3A
The next meeting is on Thursday 23rd February in Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 10am, refreshments until 10:30, speaker starts at 10:30 – 12noon. The speaker will be Prof Ian Morrison, on: “Are we alone? Is there life outside our galaxy?”

Tarporley WI
Come and join us on Wednesday 1st February, at 7:30pm in the Done Room behind St. Helen’s Church. This month we are joined by Tarporley based independent travel expert Richard May. Richard is planning a light-hearted talk about his own travel experiences but in particular those of his clients showing what can be done once you set your mind to it! Bring a friend, the first meeting is free!  £5 for non-members.  Bring a torch as it’s dark! We have an exciting programme of activities planned for the New Year, always involving fun and friendships.  A warm welcome awaits you.

West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 16th February at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Maureen Thompson will talk about her role as a JP in “Sitting on the Bench”. 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 visit our website u3asites.org.uk/westcheshire


Peckforton and Beeston WI

We had a most enjoyable Christmas Party in December and our 2017 programme will commence with a New Year’s Lunch in January followed by Frank Forrest talking about Plant Hunters on 1st February and Edward Bridge telling us about a yacht trip around Ireland on 1st March. We would welcome visitors or potential new members at any of our meetings, just come along on the first Wednesday of the month to Peckforton Village Hall at 7.30.  M. Ellis 01829 261898

Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 7th February, 7.30pm. Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Now is the time to prepare for a spectacular display later in the year in your garden, as Mr Barry Smith will tell us how to grow “Chrysanthemums and Dahlias”. They will look good in our Autumn Show too. Entry £1.50 (members), £3 (visitors), including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.

Tattenhall Gardening Society
The next meeting of the Gardening Society will be held on Wednesday 8th February, at the Barbour Institute, starting at 7.45pm. The Speaker will be David Lock, Head Gardener at Chirk Castle, who will be giving us an insight into the management of the Castle gardens. After the successes of our last two evenings, learning about plants of the world, it will be good to hear about a local garden, which we can easily visit. The Castle grounds are renowned for their spectacular snowdrop display in February. Check the Castle website for opening days and times. Non-members welcome to the meeting, with a small entry charge payable.

Tattenhall Wildlife Group
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 1st March in the Barbour Institute at 7.30pm.  It will take the form of a discussion “The Trouble with Badgers” and will hopefully be presenting differing points of views on what can sometimes be a contentious subject.  Non-members are most welcome for £3.00
at the door.  You will find more information about us on www.tattenhallwildlifegroup.org.uk

Bunbury WI

The group meets in The Pavilion every second Thursday in the month. In January our members enjoyed a New Year Year luncheon at Forest Hills Hotel in Frodsham. At our February meeting the speaker will be Sue Leicester talking about Seven Ages of Woman.New Members are always welcome. Tea and cakes are always served and visitors will receive a very warm welcome.
Please do come and join us we have many activities including keep fit and craft classes.