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. The season is from
the first Sunday in September to the last Sunday in June.
The Nantwich Group
The Family History
Society of Cheshire,
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
You do not have to
be a society member to attend the meetings. Chairman,
May15: Grave matters,
with Liz De Mercado. the ins and outs of burial records and monumental
The group also holds family
history workshops at Nantwich Library, at 2pm, on Mondays . . .
April 23, May 21.
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.
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.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust (South
group). Meets at 8pm on Wednesdays.
Admission £3, children £1, refreshments included. All welcome.
Group Chairman, Bramham Knight, 01270 623375.
www.cheshirewildlifetrust.co.uk. Contact: Irmgard Ralfs on 01270
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.
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
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
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
Beginners and intermediates salsa classes,
Wednesdays, 7.30pm. Details: 07976 087949.
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.
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.
Needles and Natter, meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1.30pm to
3.30pm. Nantwich Piece Makers is 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
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
Please note that Nantwich Flower Club meets at
Acton Parish Hall. See
Clubs and Organisations Out of
LEAS SCHOOL, Audlem Road
Worleston Music School are performing in Chamber
Music Concerts at the school between April and November. The
dates are Sundays and the concerts start at 3.30pm, ending
April 29: Margaret Ferguson, soprano.
May 13: Zelenka Trio Sonata in F. Two oboes,
bassoon and bass continuo.
June 3: Rybank Piano Trio. Violin, cello and piano.
July 15: Poulenc Sextet. Jonathan Ellis (piano) and
September 9: Wind Dectet. Tim Reynish, conductor, and
Wissam Boustany, flute.
September 30: Piano and Wind Trio. Flute, bassoon and
October 14: Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintet. Andrew
November 25: Schubert Octet "with all star line up!"
Tickets and further details on the website.
Admission £8 (£2 children). Telephone 079857 82085.
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.
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, 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;
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.
Membership Secretary: Anne Pegg, 01270 569661. Open to National Trust
members, volunteers and prospective members.
April 26: Local Food the
Cheerbrook way. Andrew Shufflebotham gives an insight into the
development and success of Cheerbrook farm shop.
May 31: Miracle in Manchester - Barbirolli and the
Halle. Geoff Scargill relates how Sir John Barbirolli came to Manchester
and how under his inspiration the Halle became a world class orchestra.
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.
12: "The De La Poles", a talk by Pat Oxley
9: Outing to Acton Burnell Castle and Stokesay
21: Archery Day at the Lichfield School of
August 11: To be arranged
September 8: "'The Private Life of Edward
IV", a Power Point presentation courtesy of Dr John
October 13: "The Medieval Manuscripts of
the Royal Archives" , a talk by Emma Stuart, Chief
Archivist of the Royal Archives
November 10: "The Young Henry VIII and the
Princes in the Tower", a talk by Sally Henshaw
December 1: Christmas Lunch at the Crown Hotel.
PARK, 129 London Road
(Same location as Elim
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
Funded by Nantwich Town Council, Nantwich Rotary Club, The
Rank Foundation, The Co-operative Community Fund, Chester and
Stoke-on-Trent Methodist District
Further details from the Rev Geoff Etherton, Children, Young People and Families
Worker, Nantwich Methodist Church, on
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
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.
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:
BARONY PARK BOWLING CLUB
Barony Road, CW5 5QY
The club is seeking new members for the 2018 season. All ages,
male or female, experienced or not, but enjoying competitive action.
Contact George or Myriam on 01270 625498.