What's On
Societies, organisations, clubs and groups - including sport and outdoor venues               See here for Out-of-town groups


68 Hospital Street, CW5 5RP


The South Cheshire Orchestra stages a minimum of three concerts a year - in the Church Centre and sometimes in Audlem or Wistaston Memorial Hall.

   They currently have vacancies for violin, viola, cello and French horn. Any amateur musician playing a musical instrument usually associated with a symphony orchestra who is interested in joining the orchestra should send their details to mail@southcheshireorchestra.org.uk or

telephone Ray Banks (Chairman) on 01270 569542.

   There are no auditions to attend but players should be of a standard equivalent to the ABRSM grades 5 or 6.

   Rehearsals are held at Wistaston Memorial Hall (CW2 8ER) on Sundays at 10am between the first Sunday in September and the last Sunday in June.


The Nantwich Group of The Family History Society of Cheshire, meets on the third Tuesday of each month, with a prompt 7.45pm start to 9.15pm. Normal admission prices are 2 for society members and 3 for visitors. Refreshments are included. Everyone welcome. You do not have to be a society member to attend the meetings. Chairman, David Higham. Website. 


lThe group also holds family history workshops at Nantwich Library, at 2pm, on Mondays.

Nantwich Historical Society. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7.45pm, for six lectures on European history (September to December and February to May) plus one historical visit a year. Annual subscription 8; students 5. Visitors are welcome at 2 a meeting. Founding Chairman: J.Herbert Rowsell MA. Secretary and Treasurer: Jean Kay. (01270) 624653.


November 6: "Life and Times of Cynthia Zur Nedden of Stapeley Grange" by John Parkin.

December 4: "50 years of Nantwich Historical Society" by J.Herbert Rowsell.

February 5: "Non-Conformity in Nantwich" by Keith Lawrence.

March 4: "Nantwich and the Railway" by Jeremy Nicholls.

April 1: "Nantwich Pubs, Taverns and Temperance" by Bill Pearson. 

The society celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019.

Nantwich Choral Society. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at 7.30pm during term time. First term's membership free of charge. For further information visit the website - www.nantwichchoral.org.uk - or contact the Secretary on 01270 780143. Details of concerts appear under What's_on-music or What's_on-churches on this website.     

Cheshire Wildlife Trust (South group). Meets at 8pm on Wednesdays (doors open 7.30pm). Admission 3, children 1, refreshments included. All welcome.

   Group Chairman, Bramham Knight, 01270 623375.

Website: www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk. Contact: Irmgard Ralfs on 01270 624835.

   The Trust is based at Bickley Hall Farm, Malpas (SY14 8EF).


Saturday, October 12:  An autumn bird walk at Bickley Hall Farm, 9am to 12noon. At the wildlife-friendly farm see how space is made for nature and see the birds who visit.


Saturday, October 26: A Pumpkin Party. Celebrate the autumn produce at Bickley Hall Farm between 10.30am and 12.30pm and harvest a pumpkin for Hallowe'en.



Shrewbridge Road


Nantwich Concert Band rehearse on Wednesday evenings: 6pm, Community Band (for one hour) then the Concert Band to 9pm (see below). Musical Director, Nick Birch. New players welcome for both bands. More details from the band's chairperson, Miranda Hill:




Nantwich Community Training Band is part of Nantwich Concert Band (above). Woodwind,

brass and percussion players of all ages and abilities are welcome. The band meets every Wednesday from 6pm to 7pm. Just turn up with your instrument. For further information visit www.nantwichband.co.uk or e-mail info@nantwichband.co.uk. Or telephone Sally Tooze on 0779 1245134.



The Gullet off Hospital Street (adjacent to a public car park) or Monk's Lane on foot. CW5 5DN.


Cheshire Land Rover Club. For drivers who wish to compete in "trials" with their vehicle. Founded in 2005 by Nantwich man Malc Bourne. Meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

l The club now meets meet at The Bowling Green after the Red Lion pub in Barony Road closed (See here).


Bowling Green Facebook page 



Pillory Street, CW5 5BQ.

(Opposite the Love Lane / Waterlode car park.)


Nantwich Civic Society meets on the third Tuesday

of every month at 7.30pm. They are "informal and welcoming". Membership is 6 a year. Contact the society here.


South Cheshire French Circle, "a vibrant group with members from local towns and villages who enjoy all things French - the culture, language and country." Meets on the first Monday of every month at 7.30pm. Meetings include presentations, films, poetry, music and discussions.

   The group is keen to welcome new members who would like the opportunity to practice their French and share experiences in the company of other Francophiles.

 For more information visit the website (www.southcheshirefrenchcircle.org.uk) or contact Paul on 07881 518243 or e-mail info@southchehirefrenchcircle.org.uk.



Cumberland Avenue, Nantwich, CW5 5HA


Zumba Fitness.  Tuesdays 6.15pm, Wednesdays 8pm and Thursdays 7.30pm. Telephone Rachael on 01270 659131, 07500 899343 or e-mail: rachaelswindells@hotmail.co.uk.

Cheerobics. Fat burning fun. Tuesdays 8pm. Ring to book. Telephone Rachael on 01270 659131, 07500 899343 or e-mail: rachaelswindells@hotmail.co.uk


Welsh Row


Beginners and intermediates salsa classes, Wednesdays, 7.30pm. Details: 07976 087949.


On the Snow Hill car park, off The Waterlode (CW5 5LS).


Nantwich Seals (Nantwich Amateur Swimming Club). A small voluntary group. Website: www.nantwichseals.co.uk or e-mail: nantwichseals@yahoo.co.uk

 OUTDOORS - various locations


Fortnightly rambles with Crewe and Nantwich Rambling Club on Sundays throughout the year. There is a choice of three walks of six, nine and 12 miles. Travel to the start of the rambles by coach - no booking required - with pick-ups at Nantwich, Wistaston and Crewe. Thursday morning walks are held monthly in the winter, and Thursday evening walks held fortnightly in the summer. Travel to the start of the walks is by car, and there is the option of a pub meal after the walk. New members are very welcome. Contact Richard Farrall on (01270) 624649 or visit www.creweandnantwichramblingclub.org.uk.  


Forthcoming outings: 

October: Wirral and St Martins.


 PARISH HALL (by St Mary's Church)



Nantwich Garden Guild meets on the second Tuesday of the month (September to April). Refreshments between 7pm and 7.30pm followed by a talk until 9pm. Membership fee: 7 a session. Visitors 2 a meeting. New members welcome. Details: Mrs Janet Platt (01270 665845).

Studio Art Group is a friendly, informal group who meet on Wenesday mornings between 10.30a.m.  and 12.30pm for a relaxing two hours of painting or drawing. No formal tuition is given but support from other members of the group is always available. To join just go along. For more details call Connie on (01270) 623766.

Nantwich Piece Makers' Needles and Natter, meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Nantwich Piece Makers are a friendly group enjoying needlework, including patchwork, quilting and embroidery, making both decorative and useful items. Potential members welcome to visit for a chat. Restarts on September 10.

Nantwich Dabber Dames Women's Institute. Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Cost 50p per meeting for tea, coffee, biscuits (or cake). Visitors 3. Monthly competitions. Open to women of all ages - young to young-at-heart. "Not very traditional but good fun". New members welcome. Contact the Secretary, Cathy Williams (01270 780504 or eeyorewilliams@hotmail.co.uk). 


Solo Salsa 7pm to 8pm every Wednesday

evening. Learn to dance, no need for a partner.  All the latin rhythms - cha cha, rumba, samba, salsa and more. Two Left Feet 8pm to 9pm every Wednesday evening. Social dance class - Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Ballroom basics and simple variations for social dancers. Call Shirley on 07760428554 or email

 shirley@wellkin.co.uk         www.wellkin.co.uk

Exercise 4 Health. Fridays at 10am. All ages

welcome, especially over 50s. Brand new classes. Contact Lynne on 01270 663958. Please book in advance.

Storm Dance Academy. Hip hop and modern jazz every Saturday. 3 per class or 5 for two on the same day. Classes for seven years to 14+. Contact Gemma on 07854 582502.

Pilates classes. Fridays at 9.40 am and Wednesday afternoons. Message Lynne on 07738117566 to book in, or email cw2pol@aol.com. www.crewedancefit.co.uk

for more classes and Keep Fit to Music sessions.

Please note that Nantwich Flower Club meets at Acton Parish Hall. See Clubs and Organisations Out of Town.



Audlem Road, CW5 7DY


Stagecoach Nantwich Performing Arts School. Meets every Saturday morning and offers classes in singing, dance and drama for 4 to 16 year olds. Regular Easter and Summer School Workshops. Afternoon school opening in the summer. Principal: Adele Fowell.

Website: www.stagecoach.co.uk/nantwich.

Email: nantwich@stagecoach.co.uk

Telephone: 01782 392659.

Nomads Badminton Club, a friendly, non-league playing club. Play every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on six courts. Go along as a guest, for a small, nominal fee, for a few weeks to try it out. Contact Roy on 07972 313448 for more details or go along and join.

Zumba Fitness.  Tuesdays, 8pm to 8.45pm (in the Drama Studio). Telephone Lynne on 01270 663958 to book. www.crewenantwichzumba.co.uk



Welsh Row


Nantwich Young Voices meet every Tuesday in the Main Hall, 4pm to 5.15pm (term time only). For children aged six to 13. Also regular performances at concerts and events. Contact: Victoria Palethorpe on 07545 158545.

 nantwichvoices@gmail.com www.nantwichvoices.co.uk


Nantwich Young Actors meet every Saturday in term time, in the Drama Hall. For young actors aged eight to 17. 10.30am to 12 noon. Contact: Geoff on 07793 105851 or visit www.tyacreative.co.uk


Manor Road, CW5 5LX


Drop in for Single Parents at Nantwich Children's Centre, Wednesdays, 1pm to 3pm.For support, advice, encouragement, confidential listening, fun and refreshments. Children welcome. Run by Crewe-based group South Cheshire CLASP. Details: 01270 250629 or 07957 605004; southcheshireclasp@btconnect.com; www.southcheshireclasp.org.uk



Beam Street, Nantwich, CW5 5TE


Social Morning, every Monday at 11.30am. Enjoy gentle movement to music and relax, have a chat and a joke with friendly folk. Tea and light refreshments. Transport can be arranged. Admission 3. More details from Ann on (01270) 650617.



Windy Arbour, Off the Alvaston roundabout on the A500 Middlewich Road junction. CW5 6PF


The "friendly club" are inviting new members, whether new to the area, taking up the sport after a break or just starting. All standards welcome. The club has four all-weather courts and two with a TigerTurf surface. All are floodlit. Club nights for social tennis on Monday and Wednesday. They field 11 teams in the South and Mid-Cheshire summer leagues. Adult, student and junior (four to 16 years) memberships. Coaching if required. Special membership offers available. For further information, contact the Membership Secretary, Mike Jones, on 01270 628544 or e-mail at michaeljones537@gmail.com. Or Sue Winters, 01270 582808 (mobile 07703 800180) or e-mail winterssusan@hotmail.com.



Barony Road, CW5 5QY


The club is seeking new members. All ages, male or female, experienced or not, but enjoying competitive action. Contact George or Myriam on 01270 625498. 



 Nantwich Town F.C.'s ground

The Waterlode, CW5 5BS


South Cheshire National Trust Association. Meets monthly on Wednesdays at 7.30pm to hear speakers. They also enjoy a luncheon club, days out by coach and car, and short-break holidays. Open to National Trust members, volunteers and prospective members. Membership Secretary: Anne Pegg, 01270 569661. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/the-south-cheshire-association.


October 30: AGM and Working for the British Antarctic  Survey. Joe Corner, Project Manager on the Antarctic Infrastructure Modernisation Programme tells of his work and life on the frozen continent.

November 27: Cheque presentations from the Association to successful NT properties, and A Gardener's Year at Wollerton Old Hall by Phil Smith.

January 29: HMS Rodney and my Dad. Steve Bartlett tells the story of the ageing Second World War battleship and its crew - all without losing a single crew member in action.

February 26: Roberts' Bakery - the Story of a Family Business. Graham Finnigan tells the history of the firm from small beginnings.

March 25: Global Warming: Not Quite All That It Seems. Dr Rick Marshall on the topical subject.

April 29: The Golden Age of Stage Coaching. A talk by Steve Booth.

May 27: The Role of the Lord Lieutenant. David Briggs MBE, KStJ, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, talks about his experiences in the role.

Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC, sessions for the visually impaired, every Monday from 4pm to 5pm. The club is looking for players aged 16 and over, male and female. Anyone with a recognised eye condition with some useable sight can join a competitive, but fun, football family and compete in a national visually impaired  league. Contact Craig Acton, Nantwich Town Wolves Manager on 07791 214269.

Weaver (Nantwich) Probus Club. For those recently retired or about to retire. Meeting at the Weaver Stadium on the first and third Tuesday of each month. After coffee a range of speakers present subjects, often supported by audio visual presentations. Social events include lunches, evening meals and day trips to interesting places with partners and friends often included. With one or two vacancies, this is a rare opportunity to join the club or arrange a free taster before deciding. Telephone the Membership Secretary, Ron Gartside, on (01270) 628260 or by e-mail on ronaldgartside911@gmail.com.

Slimming World Class, Thursdays, 7.30pm. Details: 01606 541079. 




Nantwich Baby Group. Coffee morning every Tuesday, 10.30am to 12 noon. 1 donation towards hall hire and refreshments. Details: www.nantwichbabygroup.org. Hullabaloo Baby Sign share the venue with Nantwich Baby Group for baby sign classes. Cost 3, 11am to 11.30am. E-mail: sharon@hullabalookids.co.uk 

Toddlers Dance Class. Tuesdays at 10.15am. Details: Sharon Burrows of Hullabaloo Kids (07973 479471).  

Zumba Fitness with Maria. Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Latin-inspired dance fitness party. Pay as you go. Details: 07882656624. www.mariazumba.co.uk.



High Street


North Mercia Group of the Richard III Society meets

on the first or second Saturday of the month at 2pm, apart from January, and unless stated otherwise. They also go on visits to various locations connected with the king. The group has members from South Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Shropshire and East Flintshire, and "long-distance members" from Australia, Austria, Suffolk, Oxfordshire, Devon, Hampshire and Yorkshire. The "friendly, happy band of Ricardians" are "not seriously academic, but have an enthusiasm for all things Ricardian". For more details or to join the group, contact the Secretary, Marion Moulton, on (01270) 623664.

Website: www.richardsarmy.co.uk.


October 12: 'Archaeology and the Latest Interpretation of the Battlefields Since 2013' - a talk by Richard              McKinder

November 2: 'Wizards' - a talk by Mark Olly and a social evening at the Crown Hotel for Halloween, 6.30pm 

November 9: 'Was Richard III's Henchman Buried in Gedling Church?' - a talk by Ted White about the             possible fate of Francis Lovell

December 7: Christmas lunch at the Crown Hotel



129 London Road


Entertainment closed down. Nantwich Family Films @ 4 was a community cinema project by Nantwich Methodist Church. Falling audience numbers caused it to close down in March 2018.

Nantwich Camera Club. Meets every Tuesday, 7.30pm (for 7.45pm start) to 10pm, September to May. A range of meetings (with tea breaks for informal chats) and competitions. New members and visitors are welcome. For details visit www.nantwichcameraclub.org.uk

The Creation Station. Arts and crafts classes for one to 11 year olds during holidays and weekends. 5 per child and 2.50 for siblings.

Baby discovery.  Baby learning and development at The Creation Station. Mondays at 1.45pm. Call Lindsay on 0844 854 9095, e-mail: lindsay@thecreationstation.co.uk. Visit: www.thecreationstation.co.uk.

Slimming World. Local group. Thursdays, 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.15pm and 7.15pm. Jenny, 01270 629596.

Centre Stage School of Dance. Dance classes from the age of two-and-a-half in different styles: classical ballet, tap dance, freestyle dance and street dance. Baby Boogie Ballet singing and dancing introduction sessions. [Fridays 9.30am until 10.15am, 3.50 per session. Children aged 18 months to three years.] Examinations and regular dance performances. Principal, Mrs Lisa Rachel Hitchen, RTS MBBO diploma. Information: 07900 195 823. 



St Joseph's Way (off London Road), CW5 6LZ


Adult Art Classes, with Jackie, on Wednesdays between 10.30am and 11.45am. Call Richmond Village on (01270) 629080 to register.


Grandma's Rhyme Time, at 2pm on Monday afternoons. A free fun activity for pre-school children.  Songs, music and stories. Carers welcome. Call Richmond Village on (01270) 629080 to register your child.


Social / Knitting Group, Mondays from 2.30pm to 4pm. Contact Jane-Ann, Head of Activities, Richmond Village main reception (01270) 629080 or jane.stubbs@richmond-villages.com  


Pilates Session (based on chair exercises), on Mondays at 3pm.Tailored towards senior citizens. Cost: 3 per session. It's about social integration. Everyone welcome.




Art Up Close art club, meets at the Barker Street Studios of Adam Capper (photographer), 12 Barker Street, on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm-ish. Artists in different disciplines. Cost 5. Contact: Lindsay Piper, 07738 277920; e-mail Lindsay@artupclose.org.

Details: www.cheshireopenstudios.org.uk/event/


See also What's_On - Out-of-town clubs on this website.   Note: Out of Town means anywhere outside the town boundary, e.g. Stapeley, Reaseheath

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