What's On
Societies, Organisations, Clubs and Groups - and their meetings  

See here for Out-of-town groups

 METHODIST CHURCH CENTRE

 Hospital Street 

CW5 5RP

 

The South Cheshire Orchestra stages a minimum of three concerts a year - in the Church Centre and sometimes in Audlem. 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 589542.

   There are no auditions to attend.

   Rehearsals are held at Wistaston Memorial Hall (CW2 8ER) on Sundays at 10am. The season is from the first Sunday in September to the last Sunday in June.

www.southcheshireorchestra,org,uk

 

December 2: Concert in the Methodist Church Centre.

   Details later.


The Nantwich Group of The Family History Society of Cheshire. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7.15pm, for a prompt 7.30pm 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 Smetham, 01625 426173. For contact details, visit the group's website. 

 

October 19: Cheshire Workhouses by Hilary Whittaker

November 21: The Villiers-Russell Twins - a World War One story by Mark Potts.

January 16: The New FHSC Website by Alan Bennett, the Webmaster.

February 20: UKBMD Update by Ian Hartas. 


Nantwich Historical Society. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7.45pm. Annual subscription 8; students 5. Visitors are welcome at 2 a meeting. Chairman: Herbert Rowsell MA. Secretary: Mrs Ruth Harding, 01270 560434.

 

November 1: Cheshire Norman Castles by Bernard Strawson.

December 6:  Mercia and the Making of England by the Rev John Whitehead.

February 7: William Andrew Nesfield by Dr Shirley Evans.

March 7: The Canal and River Trust, Conserving Waterways Heritage by Kate Lynch.

April 4: Mr Harvey Adams (1835 - 1916), Methodist Manufacturer and Martyr by the Rev David Leese.


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.    


Cheshire Wildlife Trust (South group). Meets at 8pm on Wednesdays.  Admission 3, children 1, coffee or tea included. All welcome. Details: Bramham Knight (Group Chairman), 01270 623375. Website: www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk. Contact: Irmgard Ralfs on 01270 624835.

 

November 15: "Forty Years of Watching Wildlife", an illustrated talk by Dave Ernley.

 

BROOKFIELD HALL, 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:

info@nantwichband.co.uk.

https://www.facebook.com/nantwichband

 

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 BOWLING GREEN PUB

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).

www.cheshirelandroverclub.org

Bowling Green Facebook page 

 

 NANTWICH MUSEUM, Pillory Street

CW5 5BQ. Opposite the Love Lane / Waterlode car park.

 

South Cheshire French Circle, "a vibrant group with members from local towns and village 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.

 

 HIGHFIELDS PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

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

 
 PARISH HALL (by St Mary's Church)

CW5 5RQ

 

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).


Needles and Natter, meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. A friendly group enjoying needlework, including patchwork and quilting, embroidery, including 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 eeyorewilliams@hotmail.co.uk). 

www.facebook.com/NantwichDabberDamesWI

 

November  9: AGM and craft night, with a competition to judge the items made on the night.

December 14: Christmas party.


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 9.45am, beginners and  intermediates; 10,45pm to 11.15am, beginners "back to basics" pilates; 50+ Fitness - easy low impact keep fit and zumba - 11.15am to 11.45am (booking essential). Telephone Lynne on 01270 663958 to book. www.crewenantwichzumba.co.uk.


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

 

 BRINE LEAS HIGH SCHOOL, Audlem Road

CW5 7DY

 

Stagecoach Nantwich Performing Arts School. Meets every Saturday morning and offer 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

 

 MALBANK 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, 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

 

NANTWICH PRIMARY ACADEMY, 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

 

 NAKATCHA, Welsh Row

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

 
 WEAVER STADIUM

 (Nantwich Town F.C.'s ground). The Waterlode

 

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. Membership Secretary: Anne Pegg, 01270 569661. Open to National Trust members, volunteers and prospective members. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/the-south-cheshire-association.

 

October 26:  The AGM and Wildlife and Scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast. A return visit of David Cummings with a talk and images of this beautiful part of the British Isles.

 

November 30: Annual Donation Cheque Presentations and local National Trust Trainee Rangers. The Rangers will tell about their training programme and the work they are carrying out at local National Trust properties.

 

January 25: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made of. Graham Dodd tells the story of Nantwich's theatres and cinemas from early to modern times. For some it will bring back nostalgic memories and for others a fascinating insight into town life in years gone by.  


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

 

 MARKET STREET CHURCH HALL

 

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.

 

CROWN HOTEL, 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. 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.

 

November 4 or 11: "An afternoon with Margaret Paston". A return visit from Lizzy Jones who takes on the persona of the 15th century noblewoman, Margaret Paston, and describes her life.

December 2: Christmas lunch at the Crown Hotel.

 

 REGENTS PARK, 129 London Road

 (also accessible from Crewe Road)

 

Nantwich Family Films @ 4 is a community cinema project by Nantwich Methodist Church. It is held in the Olive Grove Conference Centre on the first Sunday of each month. Doors open at 3.45pm for a 4pm screening.

   Funded by Nantwich Town Council, Nantwich Rotary Club, The Rank Foundation, The Co-operative Community Fund, Chester and Stoke-on-Trent Methodist District

Families Fund and Cheshire South Methodist Circuit.

   See https://www.facebook.com/nantwichfamilyfilmsat4.

   Further details from the Rev Geoff Etherton, Children, Young People and Families Worker, Nantwich Methodist Church, on geoffetherton@gmail.com, geoffetherton@hotmail.com or 07570 805961.

   Go to the What's On - Entertainment page on this website for the latest film.

 


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. 

 
 BARKER STREET

 

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/

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 NANTWICH SWIMMING POOL

 

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

 

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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