METHODIST CHURCH CENTRE
The South Cheshire Orchestra stages
a minimum of
three concerts a year - in the Church Centre and sometimes in Audlem.
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
telephone Ray Banks (Chairman) on 01270
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
The Family History
Society of Cheshire,
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
You do not have to
be a society member to attend the meetings. Chairman,
lThe group also holds family
history workshops at Nantwich Library, at 2pm, on Mondays. The next
workshops is on February 25.
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. Chairman: Herbert Rowsell MA. Secretary:
Mrs Ruth Harding, 01270 560434. Treasurer: J.A.Kay. (01270) 624653.
This is the society's 50th anniversary season
March 6: "Cheshire's Ancient
Parish Churches" by Tony Bostock.
April 3: "Letters from Ellen
Tollett to Annabel Crewe, 1830 to 1850 - links between Betley Hall,
Madeley Manor and Crewe Hall" by Mavis Smith
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 -
- 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.
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk. Contact: Irmgard Ralfs on 01270
February 20: A talk by Michael Potts on "Travels in the
Antarctic, a history of exploration and wildlife".
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
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
Cheshire Land Rover Club.
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.
The club now meets meet at The Bowling Green after the Red Lion pub
in Barony Road closed (See here).
Bowling Green Facebook page
MUSEUM, 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
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
Tuesdays 6.15pm, Wednesdays 8pm and Thursdays 7.30pm. Telephone Rachael
on 01270 659131, 07500 899343 or e-mail:
Cheerobics. Fat burning fun. Tuesdays
8pm. Ring to book. Telephone Rachael on 01270 659131, 07500 899343 or
| OUTDOORS - various
Rambling Club on
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
are held monthly
in the winter,
in the summer.
Travel to the
start of the
walks is by car,
and there is the
option of a pub
meal after the
624649 or visit
in February are
and in March to
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.
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
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
Fridays at 9.40 am and Wednesday afternoons. Message
Lynne on 07738117566 to book in, or email
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
LEAS SCHOOL, Audlem Road
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.
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.
Tuesdays, 8pm to 8.45pm (in the Drama Studio). Telephone Lynne on 01270
663958 to book.
SCHOOL, Welsh Row
Nantwich Young Voices, 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.
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
NANTWICH PRIMARY ACADEMY, Manor Road
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;
RICHMOND NANTWICH VILLAGE,
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.
Beginners and intermediates salsa classes,
Wednesdays, 7.30pm. Details: 07976 087949.
The Waterlode (Nantwich Town F.C.'s
South Cheshire National Trust Association.
Meets monthly on Thursdays at 7.30pm to hear speakers. They also enjoy
days out by coach and car, short-break holidays and a luncheon club. Open to National Trust
members, volunteers and prospective members. Membership Secretary: Anne Pegg,
February 28: New Orleans to New York.
Roger Browne, with the aid of his portable piano, explores the musical
common ground between Jazz and Musical Theatre.
March 28: Santa Evita.
A return visit by Hazel Griffiths talking about the life
and legacy of Eva Peron. Was she a saint or a sinner?
April 25: "Development of the Chemical Industries
in Runcorn and Widnes in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Dr Diana Leitch
uses her personal recollections as a child of ICI and family connection
with salt and the chemical industry.
May 30: "Joseph Paxton - the Busiest Man in
England." Danny Wells tells how Paxton became the Head Gardener at
Chatsworth by the age of 23.
Slimming World Class, Thursdays,
7.30pm. Details: 01606 541079.
STREET CHURCH HALL
Nantwich Baby Group. Coffee morning
every Tuesday, 10.30am to 12 noon. £1 donation towards hall hire and
www.nantwichbabygroup.org. Hullabaloo Baby Sign share the venue with
Nantwich Baby Group for baby sign classes. Cost £3, 11am to 11.30am.
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.
North Mercia Group of the Richard III
first or second Saturday of the month at 2pm, apart from January. They
go on visits to various locations
connected with the king.
has members from South Cheshire, Staffordshire, North Shropshire and
East Flintshire, and "long-distance members" from Australia, Austria,
Suffolk, Oxfordshire, Devon, Hampshire and Yorkshire.
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,
Moulton, on (01270) 623664.
PARK, 129 London Road
(Same location as Elim
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
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:
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.
Windy Arbour, Off the Alvaston roundabout on the A530 Middlewich Road.
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 memberships. Coaching if
required. Special membership offers available. For further information,
contact the Membership Secretary, Mike Jones, on 01270 628544.
BARONY PARK BOWLING CLUB
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.
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
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: