What’s on in Cheshire

Tarporley Rotary Country Market

The next market is on Saturday 3rd March 9.30am – 1.15pm, at Tarporley Community Centre, with 25 stalls including cheese, bread, coffee, yoghurts, cakes, jams, pickles, pies, fish, pates, eggs, gift cards, children’s books, beauty products etc. Inquiries to AK Wallace on 07850 250641
Friday 9th March

Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm, at Huxley Village Hall, presents ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. Entrance £5. Information 01829 781294 or 781573


Friday 9th March
A Quiz will be held at the War Memorial Hall, Duddon, starting at 8pm. Entry is £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle.


Quartet return to Tattenhall

Sunday 11th March sees the return to Tattenhall of the wonderful Zelkova Quartet. They performed at our November concert in 2016 and are made up of siblings Caroline, Ed and Jonathan Pether plus Alex Mitchell. They were founded at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2010 and continue to perform to great acclaim and we are delighted as a society to welcome them back. Their programme will include Hayden String Quartet Op. 64 No2, Janacek String Quartet No2 ‘Intimate Letters’ and Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No2 ’Razumovsky’

This is the final concert of the 2017/2018 Season and the performance starts at 6.30pm (doors open at 5.45pm) at the Parish Church of St. Alban. Tickets are £10 and £8 for Members (under 18 years old are free) and available from Tattenhall News, Pluto House Post Office or you can just pay at the door.

If you would like any more information about this concert or TMS contact Anne McGrath Tel: 01829 770932


Saturday 17th March

Grand Auction and Jumble Sale will be held in aid of NWCR/Clatterbridge Cancer Research Kelsall Branch at Kelsall Community Centre. Doors open 1pm Auction 2pm.


Saturday 17th March
Little Birdhouse Arts Market at Tarporley Community Centre 10am to 4pm. 25 stalls including ceramics, paintings, jewellery, glassware, felt work and recycled oak.  Local artists selling their original work. Coffee and cake available! Free entry and a free art demonstration.  Enquiries Liz Taylor on 01829 732062.


Tuesday 20th March
​Charity Auction of Promises at the Alvanley Arms Cotebrook. Tickets £10 each including a 2 course meal from 6.30pm, auction begins at 8pm. Proceeds from the evening will be divided between St Luke`s Hospice & Cotebrook Villages Hall Development Fund. For further information and tickets contact the pub on 01829 760200 or Judith Walters 01829 760513 or email judithmjones@hotmail.com.


Wednesday 28th March

Film Night at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, 7.30 for an 8pm start:  ‘Hidden Figures’ – the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.  All welcome.


Thursday 29th March

Wine Appreciation evening at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, 7pm.  Contact Gill 07964 588453 for details and to book your place.


Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April
Blakemere Village, Sandiway, is the venue for an Easter Bunny Trail, each day from 10am – 4pm. Children aged 3-11 can 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. Call 01606 883261


National Garden Scheme at your doorstep

The very popular open garden days at The Hall in Tattenhall are possible due to an ever-supportive organisation: the NGS, National Garden Scheme. On Wednesday 14th March, 7.45pm, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, county organiser John Hinde will talk about the latest Cheshire gardens to join this charity which gives everyone the opportunity to access and enjoy private gardens at their leisure – for a day out and for inspiration. Organised by Tattenhall Garden Society, the talk will follow the surprising history of the charity to the present and explain where the money goes to and what it takes to have your garden accepted into the scheme. Non-members welcome! Contact Jen Benefield, Chair, for further details 01829 770692


Kelsall WI
We were pleased to welcome guests and a new member to our first proper meeting this year when we had a really interesting, informative and funny talk by Carol Codd a retired superintendent registrar at Liverpool Registration Service.  Our next meeting is on 7th March at 7.30pm when the speaker will be Edward Abrams talking on Chester’s history during the English Civil War. All details are on our website. www.kelsallwi.org.uk. Call 01829 759310


Peckforton and Beeston WI

Peter Holloway gave us a fascinating talk on uncovering the life story of his Uncle Flt. Lt. Arthur Weller DFC (known as ‘Sam’), who served in both 80th and 274 RAF squadrons. Memories from Peter’s aunts and RAF veterans, papers found in his grandfather’s home and official records, all provided the details for Peter’s book, Desert Wings, which gives an insight into the lives of Sam and other pilots in the North African Western Desert in 1940.  The project took Peter six years without the help of the Internet; he travelled thousands of miles and met many very interesting people. With a large measure of luck Sam’s widow was discovered in California and the DFC, awarded to Sam for a daring lone attack on the enemy, was found and eventually passed to Peter. This was an excellent start our programme for 2018; on 7th March we will have a talk entitled Silk’n’Stuff by Sarah Evans, and we would welcome any visitors to join us at 7.30 in Peckforton Village Hall.  Margaret Ellis 261898


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 6th March, 7.30pm, at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane. Spring is on the way (we hope), so tonight we have Mr Richard Lewis to tell us about “Waking up the garden for the year ahead”. I’m sure this will inspire us all to come out of hibernation and start digging and planting. Entry £2 (members), £3 (visitors), including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.


Tarporley WI

In March, Annie Oliver will be sharing style and colour advice from Colour Me Beautiful. Join us on Wednesday 7th, doors open at 7:30 for 7:45pm in the Done Room behind St. Helen’s Church.  Bring a friend – your first meeting is free!  £1 donation for refreshments. We have new lights so the drive is now well lit to walk down, and the heating in the hall has also been fixed so we should be toasty warm. We are always happy to hear from anyone wishing to join our Committee or help out with events.  We have 4 planning meetings a year, plus other get togethers for meals, chat, book club, cinema trips and walks.  Offers of help are always gratefully received! Find out more by visiting our website: www.TarporleyWI.org, email TarporleyWI@hotmail.com, phone Sarah on 733813. A warm welcome awaits you!


West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 15th March at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Peter Turner will talk about “The Art of Magic”. 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


Tarporley U3A 

The March meeting will be held in the Community Centre, Tarporley, High Street on March 22nd. Speaker Jean Finney “The Origin of Nursery Rhymes”.   Doors open at 10am and the speaker starts just after 10.30am, usually ends by noon.

Bunbury WI

The group meets every second Thursday in the month at 7.30pm in The Pavilion. In March there will be aPainting Demonstration by Gill Adlington. Guests and New members are always welcome so please do join us.