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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.
Tea Dances

We have the following Tea Dances in aid of Friends of Our Valley coming up:

August 25th - King Zepha

September 29th - Hailbails

October 27th - The Thumping Tommys

November 24th - The Washboard Resonators

December 29th - Louis Louis Louis

Tickets are £15 each (including evening meal) and it is bring your own alcohol. Tea Dances are in the Roman Lakes Tea Rooms, 5.30pm - 8.30pm. Pre-booking essential, tel: 0161 427 2039. 

The Melting Pot of Malaysia

10:30 am, Wed 10th October 2018

The Arts Society North East Cheshire hosts a talk by the author, journalist and lecturer, Viv Lawes, at the Brookdale in Bramhall at 10:30 am on Wednesday the 10th October. The talk is entitled: "The Melting Pot of Malaysia: Modern and Contemporary Fine Art as the Identity of a Developing Nation".

Free to members, £5 to visitors. Visitors please contact Maggie on 0161 427 9451 or before attending.
Lucy’s Ladies Dinner – Breast Cancer Now

On Saturday 13 October 2018, a charity event will be held in memory of Lucy Smith-Guy, a young woman who lost her brave battle with triple negative breast cancer in 2015.

Donations from businesses for the auction or raffle to help raise as much money as possible for the charity would be most welcome.

Places are limited, so contact Babs at if you would like to attend the evening.

Donations can be made via Just Giving at or by contacting Babs at
Naughty Dog Creative presents

SUPER NATURAL: Featuring Nan Collantine
9th-30th November 2018 Artist Reception: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 from 6pm-9pm
Please RSVP: by November 1st, 2018
Naughty Dog Creative is launching a new artist showcase at its framing studio in Disley, Stockport.  Nancy Collantine the first artist invited to display and offer her artwork for sale in this space from 9th-30th November 2018, with an artist’s preview on Thursday 8th November from 6.30pm.

SUPER NATURAL is a collection of new mixed media artworks by Marple-based artist Nancy Collantine, who responds to her subjects in an energetic and organic way using dramatic mark making, vivid colour and dynamic compositions.
Saint Martin’s Low Marple Heritage Trust Programme 2018-19

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS Saturday 17 November, 2.00 to 4.30

THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT Study afternoon led by Anthony Burton

Saturday 24 November, 11.00 to 12.30 CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP – Christmas Tree Decorations. Make twinkly decorations using pictures of artifacts in the church. 

Saturday 13 April 2019, 2.00 to 4.30 THE ARTISTIC RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENT  Study afternoon.  Some religious traditions like artistic settings for their observances, others need simplicity.

Thursday 25 April at 7.30 THE HUDSON FAMILY Talk by Mark Hudson

Monday 6 May 2019 COACH TRIP To visit St Peter’s, Alstonefield and St John Baptist, Elkstone (pre-Victorian Anglicanism) and St Giles’ church (RC), Cheadle, Staffs (medievalism bursts out, A. W. N. Pugin, 1846).

Friday 7 June 2019 at 7.30 ARTS AND CRAFTS TEXTILES: Tapestry, embroidery, printed fabrics Lecture by the Rev Ann Hyde

For more information ring Ann Sayer:  0161 427 2542.

Christmas Tree Festival

With Pop up Market at Holy Trinity Church

Friday 23rd November to Tuesday 27th November

For more information contact Sue Mellor on 01663 732005.
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

23rd-25th November

Friday 23rd 5pm-9pm, Saturday 24th 12noon-9pm, Sunday 25th 12noon-7pm

Beer, Live Music, Local Trades, Beer Bus, Mulled Wine, Cider and Gin

The Spring Gardens, 89 Compstall Road, Marple Bridge

For further details call 0161 637 5950

Marple Cottage Surgery

Marple Cottage Surgery Patients’ Forum Celebrates its 10th Birthday

by inviting members of Marple, Marple Bridge and High Lane practices to a talk by Dr Andrew Johnson on Children’s illnesses.

Hear about symptoms, what to do , what may be worrying. This will be valuable not only for new parents but also grandparents, carers and teachers.

Wednesday November 28 at 18.30pm  at Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, Marple, SK6 7AY

Please ring 0161 426 0011 for more details.
Rose Hill Primary School

Christmas Fair Stalls Wanted

We are looking for craft and gift stalls to attend our annual Christmas Fair on Friday 30th November 5-7.30pm

Stall costs: £20 for external stallholders, £15 for parents/carers of pupils.

Interested in selling your goods at the fair?

Send us your details.

Rose Hill Primary School, Elmfield Drive, Marple, Stockport, SK6 6DW
Make it Local Saturday

If you fancy a trip to sunny Marple, Small Business Saturday UK is on 1st December this year and Shop Local Club Card in association with Marple Business Forum and Make it Marple have arranged a 'pop up' Christmas Market.

Save the date, come along and support the Small Businesses that make where we live so special!

Make it Local Saturday - Saturday December 1st - 11am-4pm, Market Street, Marple.

Jingle Bell Jog

Jingle Bell Jog

Sunday 2nd December at 10am, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

5km Jingle Bell Jog, Registration includes your Sant suit. £10 early bird discount ends 31st October after which registration is £15.

700m Reindeer Run, for under 12's. Registration includes reindeer antlers. £2 early bird discount ends 31st October after which registration is £4.
Santa Dash

Romiley and Marple Lions proudly presents their annual Santa Dash

Sunday 2nd December 2018.

Santa Dash is a fun run supporting Kidneys for Life. Please join the fun starting at 12 noon from Marple Memorial Park to Marple Garden Centre on Dooley Lane (approx 2 miles).

Registration is £10 (includes your Santa Suit). Suggested Sponsorship: £30.

To take part please contact: Victoria on 07507 001829.

Visit the KFL website to register online.
Breakfast with Santa

The Railway, Marple are once again hosting a Breakfast with Santa on the 15th and 16th December from 9am-11am.

To book please contact The Railway and pay £10 per child to secure your space.

The £10 includes present, breakfast and meeting with Santa.

Action for Youth Africa

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

Disley Methodist Church

Saturday 15th December 10am-2pm

Cafe, Facepainting, raffle, tombola, crafts, gifts an more!

74 Buxton Road, Disley.

Make it Marple

Saturday 15th December at the Railway Pub from 4pm to 8pm

Christmas Night Market

Stalls, Christmas Gifts, Art and Crafts, Tasty Food, Entertainment, Bar.

Support Shop Local, Support Small Business, Support your Local Pub.

Werneth Concert Band presents ...

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

This is an opportunity to watch the well known and loved short film with live accompaniment by the band following sold out success in 2017. The band will also be playing some other well-known light pieces for children, parents and grandparents to enjoy.

Saturday 22nd December 2.30pm, The Forum Theatre, Romiley.

Tickets £10/£8 from Interiors of Gainsborough, Romiley or online.
Carver Theatre presents ...


11-19th January 2019

Weeknights: 7.30pm, Saturdays 2.30pm & 6.30pm, Sunday 2.30pm

Tickets £9