What’s on in October

Sunday 8th October

Tattenhall Music Society’s new season starts with ‘Metropolitan Brass’, featuring some of the most talented brass players in the North West, 6.30pm at St Alban’s Church, Tattenhall.  Contact Anne McGrath on 01829 770932 or mcgrath.prickleygreen@btopenworld.com


Monday 9th October

Bunbury Singers – Singing and Cake Open Evening at Bunbury Primary School, from 7.15pm. You don’t have to read music and there are no auditions!


Friday 13th October

The Duddon and Clotton Quiz is back at the War Memorial Hall, starting at 8pm (note the slightly earlier time), entry will be £2.50 and there will be the usual bar and raffle.


Friday 13th October

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


Saturday 21st October

HospFest, a music festival in aid of the Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, will be held at Tarporley Community Centre, with a tea dance 4pm, and music from The Spitting Feathers and many more at 7pm.


Saturday 28th October

Beer & Band Night at Cotebrook Village Hall, 7.30pm, with live music from local band ‘Random Parents’ covering songs from the last 30 years including Van Morrison and Blondie. Details / tickets available from Judith Jones 07711243521 or Graham Dyke 07711 152889


Thursday 9th November

Arts Society Tarporley Lecture: Lars Tharp, one of the best-known experts from Antiques Roadshow, will present a lecture on Chinese ceramics on at 1pm at the Tarporley Community Centre.  Mr Tharp will present major wares of Chinese ceramic history, illustrations and examples from the world-famous Shanghai museum.  If you are interested in attending as a guest or would like to know how to become a member, please email tarporley@theartssociety.org.



Tarporley WI

Our 3rd Birthday celebration event is on Wednesday 4th October.  We are having a wine and cheese tasting party, hosted by Jon from DeFine Wines.  Please note, this event is FREE to members. Visitors and guests are welcome provided they have booked and paid £10 by the end of September. See you on Wednesday 4th at 7:30pm for 7:45pm in the Done Room behind St Helen’s Church. Find out more by visiting our website: www.TarporleyWI.org, email TarporleyWI@hotmail.com, phone Sarah on 733813 or find us on Facebook: Tarporley Women’s Institute. A warm welcome awaits you!


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm. Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49, park in laybys). Gardeners are forward-thinking folk, so with Spring in mind, we are having a talk on Bulbs by Mr David Toyne. This will be followed by a demonstration and then a workshop. Everyone will be given some bulbs, and a pot with compost to plant their own Spring display, which we hope will be entered into a special class in next April’s Show. Don’t miss it! Entry £1.50 (members), £3 (visitors), including raffle and refreshments. All welcome.


Tattenhall Gardening Society

‘Succulents for the Cactophile’, a presentation by Ian Robinson, Specialist Cacti and Succulent Grower since the age of 5 in 1952! Ian is a national show judge for the British Cactus and Succulent Society on Wednesday 11th October 7.30pm in The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. Non-members welcome. Annual programme card will be available. Contact Jen Benefield, Chairman, for further details 01829 770692.


Tarporley and District U3A

The next meeting on Thursday 26th October will be in Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 10am. Refreshments until 10:30am. Speaker starts at 10:30. Usually ends by 12noon. Speaker: Peter Turner – Through the eyes of the magician


West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 19th October at theBarbour Institute in Tattenhall.  Jill Burton will talk about Chirk Castle 1911-1946 In “The Howard de Walden Years”. 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/west-cheshire


Peckforton and Beeston WI

In September Margaret Bourne gave us a brilliant display of flower arranging in superfast time.  Four arrangements were made of different shapes and sizes using a variety of flowers and foliage; Margaret also gave us some tips to make things easier.  We were fascinated at how easily she built up a shape from small beginnings and ended up with a magnificent display to grace any table and we will be able to take inspiration from her when doing our own flowers in future.  At our next meeting on 4th October Karen Grimwood will talk about Guide Dogs and in November we have our AGM and supper.  Visitors are always welcome.  Margaret Ellis 01829 261898


Kelsall WI

Now Summer has almost ended and Autumn is on the way you might be looking for something to do on the long, dark evenings to come. Why not join us on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church School Room. You will hear interesting speakers, make new friends and learn new hobbies. At our next meeting on 4th October the guest speaker is Christina Spencer who has worked as the archivist for the Liverpool based Bibby Line Group for over twenty years. Christina will be telling us about the history of The Bibby Line which began trading in 1807. It should be an interesting talk and will be followed by the usual tea, coffee and cake. Checkout our website www.kelsallwi.org.uk


Huxley & Hargrave WI
On Friday 3rd November, the Annual Supper Club meets again at Hargrave Church Hall at 7.00 for 7.30pm.
There will be a welcome drink and home-cooked 3-course meal (bring your own tipple for the evening) and, our recommended speaker, Coral Greenwood will give a talk about “From Birkenhead to Buckingham Palace via Betws-y-Coed”.
Non-members, husbands and friends are