Cheshire villages entertainment

Thursday 6th April

A spring VIP shopping event at Caran D’Ache in support of Cotebrook Village Hall, 6-8pm. Tickets £5 includes complimentary drink at Piste Wine Bar. Contact Judith Walters on 01829 760513 / 07711 243521.


Friday 7th April

Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm, at Huxley Village Hall – ‘United Kingdom’. Entrance £5. Wine, beer, tea, coffee, ice cream on sale. Information 01829 781294 or 781573.


Friday 7th April
The War Memorial Hall, Duddon will be holding a Quiz commencing at 8.15pm, entry is £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Hall.


Until 17th April

Easter Bunny Trail at Blakemere Village, Sandiway, 10am-5pm. A fun adventure around Blakemere Village to discover lots of clues hidden by the Easter Bunny and friends. Using your trail map find all the hidden clues, once you have completed the trail, collect a prize at the end for each trail map purchased. A great trail for children aged 3-11yrs. Purchase your trail maps from the Main Office or Saffi Boutique 10am – 5pm, £2 per trail map. Tel: 01606 883261 or email Email:


Saturday 15th April

Easter Village Market, 10am – 12pm, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. The village market moves to a Saturday – call in for baked goods, fresh fruit and veg, plants and crafts.


Friday 21st April

Cheshire Constabulary Brass Band Concert at Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin, 7.30pm. An evening of great music to suit all tastes. Held in aid of the Community Centre and Tarporley Hospital. Call 01829 741962 or email


Friday 21st April

Tarporley Twinning Association’s annual fun Quiz Night at the Tarporley Scout Hut, Bowmere Road, Tarporley.  Doors open 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.  Tickets are £6 and are available from Swaffields or from members.  Everyone welcome!  More details at


Saturday 22nd April

Sammy and the Snow Leopard Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin, at 4pm. ​Follow the adventures of Sammy who adopts a snow leopard with hilarious results. From the acclaimed children’s theatre company Travelling Light. Sponsored by Cheshire Rural Touring Arts. Age range: 5+ Cost: ​£4 for children and £6 for adults. Call 01829 741962 or email


Tuesday 25th April

Kelsborrow choir are having an Open Evening at 7.30pm in The old School, Ashton Hayes. Come along and have a go, no previous experience required. Everyone welcome particularly basses and tenors. Email or call  Jim 01565 228235.


neston flicks bridge of spiesWednesday 26th April

Film Night at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall – Bridge of Spies 2015 (12A). During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.  Film start at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) Pay on the door, £5. Bar available.  Highly recommended!



Tarporley and District U3A

The next meeting on Thursday 27th April 27th in Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 10am Refreshments until 10:30. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12noon. The speaker will be Judith Walmsley, talking about: “Working with the Homeless”.


West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 20th April at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Fiona Martin will talk about her life in “Behind the Scenes in Theatre and Television”. Refreshments will be available from 2pm. For further information on membership and forthcoming events please contact either Hilary Scarratt 01829 770516 or visit our website

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Tattenhall Gardening Society
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th April when Nick Lightfoot, Garden and Collections Manager at Ness Gardens, will be talking about growing alpines in containers. The meeting starts at 7.45pm at The Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Non-Members are most welcome to attend (£3 at the door) as well. Further details available from Jen Benefield on 01829 770692.
Peckforton and Beeston WI

We had a change of speaker in March when a solicitor, Denise Woodward, gave an extremely interesting and thought provoking talk; Denise had left school at 15 with no qualifications, but worked as a legal executive before qualifying at the age of 40 and now works in ‘Family Law’.  This branch of the law has changed greatly during Denise’s working life especially with the introduction of Collaborative Law, an alternative to litigation in resolving disputes between couples, especially where children are concerned; both parties meet together with their lawyers to hopefully resolve matters and thus avoid going to court.  At our next meeting on 5th April we will be having a pottery demonstration by Annette and John Christophers and on 3rd May we have Jacqueline Anderson whose talk is entitled ‘Overseas Disability Charity’.  Any visitors would be made very welcome do come and join us at Peckforton Village Hall at 7.30pm.  Margaret Ellis 01829 261898

Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 4th April, 7.30pm, at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Get your garden in good shape for the summer by making an appointment with the Plant Doctor. Bring along your problem plants or questions for Mrs Anne Harrison from Reaseheath College to diagnose and prescribe a cure. Following the talk, there will be a bring and buy sale of plants, seedlings, home-made cakes, preserves etc, in aid of Club funds. If you have anything suitable just bring it along to sell. If not, you are just welcome to shop! Entry £1.50 (members), £3 (visitors) including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.

Spring Show: Staged by Tiverton Garden Club on Saturday April 8th at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Open classes for Spring flowers, pot plants, floral art, cookery, handicrafts, photography and junior classes. Something for everyone. Staging on the day from 9am to 12 noon. Show open to the public from 2pm with prize-giving at 3.15pm, followed by an auction of exhibits in aid of Club funds and a raffle. Free entry with home-made refreshments available. All are welcome – bring your family and friends. For more details tel. 01928 788898 or 01829 733465.
Tarporley WI

Our April meeting is on Wednesday 5th, at 7:30pm for 8pm in the Done Room behind St. Helen’s Church. Our guest speaker this month is Diana Mather, local writer, speaker, broadcaster and etiquette expert.  Diana travels the globe teaching modern manners, etiquette and public
speaking, and has also published 9 books.  Diana will be sharing light hearted and entertaining experiences of civilised human behaviour.  We hope you will join us. Find out more by visiting our website:, or find us on Facebook: Tarporley Women’s Institute. Bring a friend, the first meeting is free!  £5 for non-members.  Bring a torch as it’s dark! A warm welcome awaits you.
Kelsall WI

Two dates for your diary! On Wednesday 5th April local author, Rina Tillinger, will be speaking about the amusing differences between America and Britain. On Wednesday 3rd May Joanna Lomas will be telling us about the benefits of raw milk. Joanna and her husband milk their herd of pedigree Holstein cows and purebred Jerseys at Street Farm, Tarvin and now sell their milk direct to customers  at the farm gate via a vending machine called a ‘Milkbot’. Both meetings start at 7.30pm in Kelsall Methodist Hall. Details of all our meetings and events can be found on our website and visitors are always welcome.


Bunbury WI

The group meets every second Thursday of the month at 730 pm in the Pavilion. Our speaker in march was Kate Crawley on learning by my mistakes about her entries for WI in The Cheshire Show. It proved to be an enlightening and very amusing evening. Our next Meeting will be on 13th April and our speaker will be Karen Grimshaw,  presenting on the subject  Guide Dogs for The Blind. New Members are always welcome or just come as a visitor. We have many activities keep fit book club and many more.