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Mellor FC 5-a-side Tournament

15th July 2017 at Wood Lane Marple.

£60 Entry per team. Group stages followed by knock-outs. 15 minute games one way.

Hot food and drinks van on site, cold drinks also available.

£30 deposit to secure your place with £30 payable on the day (or in advance if you prefer).
Nibs For Chapel Arts

Nibs For Chapel Arts organised readings at REMS Wine bar where writers can listen or read out their own work.

Chapel Arts have a jam-packed agenda over the next few months with something to suit everyone. Art and Craft workshops are being held every Monday afternoon in the lounge at Chapel Methodist Church. The classes which are open to all and run by experienced tutors cover printing, glass, felt, jewellery and textile making. Email:

Following on from the popular 4th Chapel Arts Creative Writing course there are plans to run another  for authors wanting to share their work, or gain in confidence. Contact Jean on 01663 719945 or

After the success of the Chapel Arts 2nd Annual Writing Competition there are plans to run a similar event for Chapel High School pupils and a grant has been applied for. Further details will be available  through the website

The group is also looking to organise a writing competition for primary pupils to start in 2018. Anyone interested in sponsoring this venture should contact Jean on 01663 719945 or

Mock Deer (Ricky Damiani)

Friday 25th August 8pm

Tickets £10 - bring your own beer!

Book online
Summer of Sport

Wednesday August 23, Lyme Park, Disley: Summer of Sport - Come and Try Golf, 1pm-2pm. Free event (normal park admission), no need to book.  Contact Graham Clark  01663 761411,
All Things Nice

Themed evenings 

14th October – fine dining classical French

21st October – casual dining – South East Asia

25th November – Cheese and Wine night

16th December – fine dining – Narnia Christmas Special

Please call for more details

All Things Nice, 48-52 Market Street, Marple SK6 7AD tel 0161 427 2222 email
Mellor & Townscliffe Golf Club

Sunday 12th November – Wartime Memories Tea party – the Fabulous Paula Marie will entertain as you enjoy afternoon tea – tickets £14.50 including afternoon tea

Sunday 3rd December – Children’s Christmas Party - £6 per child. A visit from Santa and a party entertainer. Everyone welcome. Booking essential.

Friday 15th December  - party night – disco and meal for £20 pp. 

New Year’s Eve Party - £25 pp with live band and delicious buffet.
Strawberry Studios - I Am In Love

Until January 29, Stockport Museum, Market Place (SK1 1ES): Strawberry Studios - I Am In Love, exhibition recalling the many artists who recorded there from 10cc and Neil Sedaka to The Smiths and Stone Roses. Open Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sundays and bank holidays 11am-5pm. Free admission. Phone 0161 480 1460.

Secret Singers Choir

Tuesday afternoons, Marple Methodist Church: Secret Singers Choir, for those who usually sing in secret. New members always welcome. no audition, no need to read music, 1.30-3.15pm. For more information contact Olwyn Pearce 07891 471 404, or go to

Light up a Life Hospice Service

Sunday 26th November 2017

4pm Servvice at Blyth House Hospice, Eccles Fold, Chapel-en-le-Frith.

This service will be standing only with no seating.

The money raised from the Light up a Life appeal will continue to help the Blythe House Hospice provide care and support to people across the High Peak, all year round.

Aladdin, starring Ted Robbins

Friday December 1 - Sunday January 7, Plaza, Stockport: Aladdin, with Ted Robbins (Phoenix Nights, BBC Radio Manchester) playing the hilarious Widow Twanky and Brian Capron (Coronation Street killer Richard Hillman) as the evil Abanazar. Take a magical carpet ride to the North Westís home of sensational pantomime entertainment for another glittering, fun-filled family show. Performances most days/evenings, various times. Box office 0161 477 7779,

Christmas Tree Festival

Friday December 1 - Sunday 3, St Martin's Church, Brabyns Brow, Low Marple: Christmas Tree Festival - Fri 1, open for viewing from 6.30pm, 7pm concert (£6 adults, £1 children) including mulled wine or a soft drink and mince pie; Sat 2, 11am-5pm, with a craft fair and refreshments in the hall; Sun 3, open for viewing from 9.30am before the morning Mass and Toy Service, and afterwards until 4pm. The Mayor of Stockport (and consort) will judge the Christmas trees at 12noon on the Saturday. Visitors are also invited to vote for their favourite tree. Small prizes will be awarded for the winning trees.

Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland

Saturday December 2, Marple Bridge Winter Wonderland: Town Street is the setting for the 30th anniversary event, from 1pm to 4pm, with an array of 35 stalls selling a variety of gifts. Santa will meet the children in his Grotto at the Royal Scot. Entertainment will be supplied by various school choirs, Rainbows, Pantonic All Stars, Marple Brass Band. Stockport Morris Men, Mill Town Cloggies, and the Chapel Morris Men, ready to jingle their bells. Over at Marple Station, 11am - 3pm, there will be a pop up gallery and art sale. The afternoon ends with carols by the tree and the Christmas tree lights switch on by Santa, approx 3.50pm at Town Street.

Marple Santa Dash

Sunday December 3, Marple Santa Dash: fun run approx two miles, supporting Kidneys for Life, organised by Romiley & Marple Lions, starts 12 noon from Marple Memorial Park. Registration £10 including your Santa suit. Contact Terry Harding 0161 330 9494, email

Monthly Jazz sessions

Monday December 4, High Lane Conservative Club (A6): monthly session by Disley-based Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz, traditional and Dixieland, 8pm, first Monday of the month, £6 on the door. Website
Enjoy live music and raise money for great causes at a charity band night in New Mills

On Saturday December 9th, a Charity Band Night will be taking place at The Butterfly House in The Torrs on Market Street, New Mills. The event is to raise money and awareness for Christians Against Poverty and the Nightstop Homeless Project in Buxton, as well as offering an opportunity enjoy live music. There will be five live acts with folk/pop to start with from entertaining guitar songstress - Zoe Kyoti, followed by all-round talents - The Acoustix. Later in the evening, they'll be some naked noise from New Mills tea-drinking legends - NmMf of 13Luger and more melodic pop punk from the Galaxy Monsters. The charity gig will be concluded by the accomplished blues, soul singer / guitarist - Terri Shaltiel, who will play out the rest of the night with her terrific band.

Tickets cost £6.00 and can be bought from Priscillas Cards,  High Street Books & Records and The Butterfly House in New Mills.

Christmas Concert

Chapel-en-le-Frith Ladies’ Choir Christmas Concert will be held on Saturday 9th December at Buxton Methodist Church, Chapel Street, Buxton, SK17 6HZ, phone 01298 27065 at 7.30 pm.

The Choir’s guests that evening will be the highly acclaimed Burbage Brass Band. Tickets will be available from Hall’s Mica hardware Stores in Chapel, or on the door. Further details may be obtained by visiting the Choir’s website.