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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

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

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!

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.
Marple Bridge and Mellor U3A

Marple Bridge and Mellor U3A meet the third Tuesday of the month at St Paul's Church Hall, Compstall at 10.00am.

Our June meeting is "An Artist’s Journey" by Charlotte Newson

The July meeting is Geoff Scargill "Miracle in Manchester" which is a talk about John Barbirolli and the Halle Orchestra.

For more information contact Barbara Scholes.
Friends of Buxton Festival Garden Party

Oh what a perfect day: afternoon tea in an English country garden with a brass band

One of the oldest brass bands in the world is teaming up with the Friends of Buxton Festival to create a perfect English afternoon of music and food.

Buxton-based Burbage Brass Band, founded in 1861 to teach music free of charge, will march down a country lane from its headquarters to the home of former Friends Chairman Louise Potter where guests can enjoy afternoon tea in her English country garden.

The fund-raising garden party at 2.30pm on June 24 will feature a medley of music from the Band’s repertoire which includes, marches, opera, ballads and film scores.

Louise will host the party which will feature home-made cakes and sandwiches at Bishops Grange, Bishops Lane, which leads to the hills above the town.

The event will raise money for the Friends to support the Festival, which runs from July 6 to 23 this year.

Friends of Buxton Festival Garden Party: June 24, 2.30pm, tickets £30. To book, go to
Buxton Festival Fringe

Wednesday July 4 - Sunday 22, Buxton Festival Fringe

One of the country's largest open access arts festivals including dance, drama, music, poetry, comedy, film, exhibitions and more. Highlights include Sun 8, 2pm-4.30pm, Fringe Sunday, afternoon of free entertainment in the Pavilion Gardens. Sat 21, 10.30am-4.30pm, Buxton Day of Dance with Chapel Morris Men and guests, various locations around the town.

Full programme of events visit
Marple Naturalists

Wednesday July 4 and August 1, Marple Naturalists: meeting on the first Wednesday of each month at the United Reformed Church (left side front entrance), Hibbert Lane, Marple, 8pm.

Summer Exploration of Wildlife:

July 4, Tegg's Nose Country Park;

Aug 1, Gatley Carrs. 

For further information contact Derek Clifford 0161 427 4611 or Jane Michael 07917 434 598

Buxton International Festival

Friday July 6 - Sunday 22,

Buxton International Festival:

Spellbinding performances, opera at its finest,  fabulous music events, plus leading authors with great tales to tell, including:

Sat 7, John Suchet - Classic FM presenter and former ITN newsreader;

Tues 10, Helen Pankhurst, descendant of leading suffragette Emmeline;

Sun 15, Time Team trio Tony Robinson, Francis Pryor and John Gater;

Fri 20, Shirley Williams (Baroness Williams of Crosby), daughter of Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth author who lived in Buxton from age 11 until her late teens.

St Martin's Church

Saturdays until October 27, St Martin's Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple: Open Saturdays for visitors to see the beautiful windows and artefacts. Guides will be on hand each week to show you round, doors open 10.30am-12.30pm.
Community Defibrillator Seminar

Community Defibrillator Seminar 19th July 6.30pm.

The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.

Held at Marple Library, Memorial Park, Marple, Stockport, SK6 6BA.

Please confirm your attendance by the email below.

The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in our community, the more the chance there is of saving the life of a victim of a sudden cardiac arrest.

Burbage Art Group’s 2018 Art Exhibition will take place on Saturday July 21 with a greater variety of art than ever.

Says organiser and art teacher Rachel Slaney: “We have everything from intricate fabric collages to sculptures and award-winning miniature oil paintings. There really is something for everyone.”

The show will take place from 11am to 4pm at Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL.

The event is very family-friendly with balloons and a free children’s quiz. The artists all attend Burbage Art Group’s relaxing evening class on Wednesday evenings at the institute.

Anyone wanting further information about the exhibition or pay-as-you-go classes should contact Rachel Slaney on 01538 266220.

Pemberley Walk

Last Saturday of the month, until September 28, Lyme Park, Disley: Pemberley Walk, discover the locations used during the making of BBC's Pride and Prejudice,' including Darcy's famous pond and the classic Pemberley view, 11.30am-1pm. Booking essential, For full details of these and other events, phone 01663 762023.
Marple Carnival monthly Car Boot Sale

Last Sunday of the month, until September 30, Rose Hill Station car park:

Marple Carnival monthly Car Boot Sale.

Turn your trash into cash. No advance booking, simply turn up on the day, join the queue and be ready to start selling from 8am, £9 per car.

For more information email 
Jazz Regular Monthly Session

Monday July 2 and August 6, High Lane Conservative Club (A6): Mart Rodger's Manchester Jazz regular monthly session, traditional and Dixieland, 8pm,

£7 on the door.