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Rotary Club of New Mills, Marple & District

Public speaking competition for school children

This is the first year that we are organising a Public Speaking competition for children ranging from 9 to 16 years of age and New Mills Primary School, Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Marple Hall and Thomas Moore, Buxton have entered in the different age categories.

New Mills, Marple and District Rotary Club. Contact: Bob Lord for Marple area. The Rotary Club of New Mills, Marple and District meets every Thursday lunchtime in Hazel Grove Golf Club at 12.15pm, for 12.30pm.
Rosie's Friendship Group

Rosie's Friendship Group provides help and support for anyone who has become socially isolated.

Rosie's Friendship Group gets together every week to offer a meeting point for anyone over the age of 18 who might find themselves isolated.

Every Monday between ten and midday at Queen's Court, Marple, SK6 6BS for a cup of tea and a friendly chat.

New members are always welcome, please call Mark on 07800 618976 for more information.

Secret Singers Community Choir

Secret Singers Community Choir has been running in Marple for 7 years now. New members are always welcome to join us. We meet on Tuesday afternoons at the Methodist Church, Church Lane Marple SK6 7AY from 1.30-3.15pm
If you usually sing in secret (car, shower, shed) then come and sing with us!
Take Note Community Choir

New Community Choir

Come and meet us Tuesday 6th March

7.30pm at St Thomas' Church Hall, High Lane, SK6 8DX

Have fun, enjoy yourselves! Music reading not necessary.

Weekly practices to be held 7.30pm-9pm, Tuesday Evening starting from 13th March.

Pop, Rock and show tunes - a real mix.

Dementia Drop in

A relaxed social gatherinf for anyone with dementia and their relative or carer.

Advice, information, support and make new friends.

Marple Cricket Club, Bowden Lane, Marple, SK6 6LJ

Every Friday 11.30am-1.30pm (Except Bank Holidays)

For more details contact 0161 477 6999

Who Let the Dads Out ...


Future dates, 10th March/7th July 2018

10am until 12noon in All Saints' Church Hall, 155 Church Lane, Marple SK6 7LD

A time for Dads, Grandads and male carers to have fun with their children/grandchildren ... chat, coffee and cake provided.

For further information contact Matt Kayes on 07748 115274

Make it Marple

Make it Marple is a community project set up to give prominence to local creative businesses, makers of arts and crafts, including artists, printmakers and ceramists; alongside people who are upcycling and making handmade products from raw ingredients.  We are also showcasing some of our finest local food producers and retailers.

The Make it Marple Market takes place every 3rd Sunday of the month, starting on 18th March at the Railway Pub carpark, Rose Hill, from 11am-3pm.

For more information follow us on Twitter or Facebook @MakeitMarple

Marple Beer Traders

Live Music every Tuesday from 9pm.

Great Atmosphere, Great Beer.

What goes on? Opening set from featured guest with Harmonica from Robin Sunflower, Open Mic (just turn up, plug in and play!)

Free Entry

Call Robin Sunflower on 07747 117698.
The Northumberland Arms Thumb Runs!

Every Tuesday Night

Meet at the Thumb at 6.50pm for a 7pm start.

We will be heading to Etherow Park and running round the lake, up to the weir, 2 laps approximately 6km (You can choose to do only 1 lap or half laps to make the run shorter!)

All Welcome!

Doing Dementia Differently

Stockport Town Hall’s Ballroom will be hosting this years “Doing Dementia Differently event” on Thursday 24th May at 7:30pm.

The annual free event now in its 4th year is part of a week-long of activities to mark Dementia Action Week. The event celebrates the achievements of people living with dementia through music, film, poetry conversation and theatre performance.

Booking for this FREE event is not required just turn up on the night - doors will be open from 6:45pm with the event starting at 7:30pm and finishing at 9:30pm.

Refreshments will be available.

Those attending will be able to make donations to support the work of EDUCATE.

This year Stockport’s Intergenerational Choir will be joined by “Together in Song” a Gospel choir from Manchester and the “Dementia Diarists” who will be reciting their powerful stories.

Flats and Sharps

Friday 25th May - Doors 7.30pm

St George's Church, Church Lane, New Mills, SK22 4NP

Tickets £13 Early Bird/£8 Concessions/£15 Full

Priscilla's Cards, Market Street/Online

Licensed Real Ale Bar.

Telephone 07753 842861 for further details.
Buxton Opera House

Tuesday May 29 - Saturday June 2, Buxton Opera House: The Kite Runner, unforgettable theatrical tour de force, fresh from an outstanding West End run, 7.30pm nightly + 2.30pm Sat.

Box office 0845 127 2190,
Stockport Plaza

Friday June 1 - Friday 8, Stockport Plaza: Fri 1, 7.30pm, Justin Hayward - The Legendary Voice of The Moody Blues, plus special guest Mike Dawes.

A rare chance to connect with one of music’s keenest talents and to hear the music that he loves, presented with a truly personal touch.

Box office 0161 477 7779,
Buxton Opera House

Sunday June 3 - Sunday 10, Buxton Opera House: Sun 3, 3pm, The Little Mix Experience - tribute show suitable for all ages;
Fri 8, 7.30pm, Killer Queen - dynamic, high energy salute to the musicianship and stage presence of Freddie and co; Sun 10, 7pm, Bla, Bla, Bla - night of live music from Buxton local area bands.

Box office 0845 127 2190,
Mart Rodger's Manchester Jazz session

Monday June 4 and July 2, High Lane Conservative Club (A6): Mart Rodger's Manchester Jazz regular monthly session, traditional and Dixieland, 8pm, £7 on the door.
Healing Hearts 2018

For bereaved parents.

The first Thursday of each month.

Time: 6.30pm-8.00pm, Venue: The Lodge at Reuben's Retreat, Park Crescent, Glossop, SK13 7BQ.

Here at Reuben's, we understand that your 'miss' never leaves you. Time has no bearing on your journey. We also understand that some days, weeks and months can be tougher than others. We have formed this group for all bereaved parents, no matter how long or short your time of loss, and we leave the door open for you to come by and be with us as little or as often as you wish.

We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to help you remember and rebuild.
Tintwistle Well Dressing

Friday June 8 - Sunday 17, Tintwistle Well Dressing: Fri 8, 7pm, Dedication ceremony. See the dressing being made - Mon June 4 - Thurs 7, at the temporary Council Offices on Sexton Street (off New Road),

For a calendar of similar events throughout the summer, visit the website.
Hadfield Open Art Show

Saturday June 9 - Sunday 10, Hadfield Open Art Show: this year teaming up with The Craft Barn, an additional venue on Station Road, where entries by young people up to age of 15 will be showcased and judged separately.

All entries are to be taken to Hadfield Hall on Tuesday 5, from 2-7pm.

Adults can submit up to three pieces of work, £2 fee per piece, children can submit one for free. Judges will be Holmfirth artist Pippa Ashworth and Glossop photographer Adrian Lambert.

Glossop illustrator Chellie Carroll will judge the children's work.


The eighth Hadfield Open Art Show takes place this year over the weekend of June 9/10, 10 - 4 each day, with the Preview on Friday evening 8th June.  Plans, which are well underway, include an exciting new development - this year Hadfield Art Show is teaming up with The Craft Barn, an additional venue on Station Road in Hadfield, where entries by young people up to the age of 15 will be showcased and judged separately.  

All entries being  submitted are to be taken to Hadfield Hall  on Tuesday 5th June from 2 – 7pm. Adults can submit up to three pieces of work with a fee of £2 for each piece; children can submit one,  without a fee.  Judges this year will be Holmfirth artist Pippa Ashworth and  Glossop photographer Adrian Lambert:  Glossop  illustrator Chellie Carroll  will judge the children's work.

Disley Well Dressing

Saturday June 9 - Thursday 14, Disley Well Dressing: Sat 9, 2pm, opening ceremony; Sun 10, 2pm, dedication service. Look for dressings in the Woodland Memorial Garden behind St Mary's Church, near the Church car park off Red Lane.

Visitors can watch a demonstration dressing being made during the opening weekend in a marquee nearby.
Picnic in the Park

Marple Memorial Park

Free Concert with Marple Brass Band and Hawk Green (Marple) Brass Band

Saturday 9th June

2.30pm - 4.30pm

Summer Fun Brass Concert

Bring your picnic, chairs and picnic rugs and enjoy a summer fun concert in aid of your local bands. A voluntary collection will be made to maintain and support the local brass bands. 

If wet, the concert will be in The Senior Citizens Hall, adjacent to the Memorial Park, front entrance near Asda car park steps.

High Peak Independent Film Festival

Friday June 14 - Monday 17, New Mills Art Theatre: High Peak Independent Film Festival, celebrating shorts and feature films from filmmakers, of all ages, around the world.
Buckle & Boots Country Festival

The 2018 Buckle and Boots Festival takes place at beautiful Etherow Country Park in Stockport from June 22-24th 

Buckle & Boots’ is a country music festival that hosts the cream of UK Country talent alongside chart topping US Country stars from across the Atlantic.

Nestled in picturesque countryside, ‘Buckle & Boots’ Country Music Festival has the specific aim to give the UK country fan a festival that highlights our own UK Country artists and sees them sharing the same stage as top US performers. 

With a wonderful variety of food, drink and camping facilities on site you’ll have everything at hand to experience a great festival of country music.
A summer concert

The St Martin’s Low Marple Heritage Trust will be hosting a summer concert on Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm in the church.

The concert will feature the inspiring Cantus/ Bravura Chamber choir under the directorship of Mrs Daphne Sumbler.

Tickets are priced at just £5 including interval refreshments and will be available from the beginning of June or on the door on the night of the concert. Please ring 0161 427 4665 for any further details.

Come along and enjoy what promises to be a wonderful evening.