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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

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
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!
New Mills quiz masters!

Quizit is the brainchild of New Mills friends Sean Whewell and Tony Audenshaw. 
The events take place at 9pm every Thursday at pubs and venues around the town. Quiz brains pay a small £1 donation, and all the money raised goes to local charities and organisations. The Quizit’s for March are set to take place:

1st March at the Pride of the Peaks, supporting Tiny Tickers, 8th March at the Royal Oak in aid of New Mills Litter Pickers, 15th March at the Hare and Hounds raising funds to buy a generator for town events, 22nd March at New Mills Football Club supporting New Mills Primary School PTA, 29th March at the Rock Tavern with donations going to New Mills Women’s Group
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

Combs Sailing Club

The 2018 Combs Sailing Club programme resumes on Sunday 11th March, 2018 starting the regular weekly race programme, with Wed evening racing from 18th April. On Saturdays the club is open for Family sailing (from 24th March ) or Sail training (from 21st April).

There is a range of club boats and training opportunities (beginners, improvers and learn to race) for new members. On 19th May the club is open to visitors for the RYA ‘Push the boat out’ event – a number of members will be on hand to take you out for a sail.

However, you don’t need to wait until then! potential new members of all ages are invited to come and see the picturesque setting; facilities; try the club boats and join the training, casual sailing or racing at our friendly club.
Etherow Park Cafe

Fundraising Event, Cycling and Rowing for Sports Relief.

Saturday 17th March.

BBQ, Treasure Hunt, Kids Activities.

Join us between the 17th-23rd March 9-5pm to collectively row and cycle 3133 miles (Manchester UK - Manchester USA)

Sponsor us: http//

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


Three debut crime novelists with three bold brilliant thrillers AND a Hot Pot Supper!


Upstairs at Rems Café Bar, 20 Market Street, Chapel en le Frith High Peak. SK23 0HP

The Perfect GirlfriendYou’ll never read a love story as twisted as this’

The Chalk Man‘A tense gripper with a leave-the-lights-on shock ending’

Too Close to Breathe‘A heart-stopping crime thriller’

Come along if you dare!  Tickets £15 from Reading Matters Bookshop Tel 01298 938166

Buxton inspires world of music

Buxton has been praised by one of the country’s top orchestras for helping to inspire generations of musicians.

English Touring Opera   – who will perform on March 23 in a concert for the Friends of Buxton International Festival – say they have developed a “special relationship” with the town which has become one of their favourite venues.

And they will be bringing a programme which promises musical fireworks.

Andy Crosbie as Elton John

Marple Cricket Club Presents Andy Crosbie as Elton John

The Ultimate Tribute to the Ultimate Legend.

23rd March 2018.

Tickets £10 including FREE prize draw.

Get your ticket now to avoid disappointment.

Tel: 0161 427 3006.

St Martin's Low Marple Heritage Trust

Social Evening

All Welcome

Saturday 24th March 2018 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, behind the church, on Brabyns Brow

Admission FREE

Donations gratefully received to cover the cost of wine, cheese andf other.


The evening will include a review of recent and future activities and an illustrated presentation on Artistic Heritage vs Religious Experience.

Life you Choose presents

Clubnight 4

2-5 High Street, Glossop, 26th March @ Club HQ

Free Entry 7-10pm


St Martin's Church

Open Saturdays at St. Martin's Church, Brabyns Brow, begin again on Saturday 31st March, Easter Saturday. 

The church will be open from 10.30-12.30.  We are next to Marple Station.  Do come and see our beautiful heritage church.  A warm welcome awaits you,and a cup of coffee or tea, too.

Guides will be available if you would like a guided tour. 

If you require more information, please phone 0261 427 2542

Demonstrations of Aikido

Aikido Dynamic Martial Art at Marple Cricket and Squash Club

Sunday 22nd April.

Why not pop in to one of our classes during Marple Festival of Sport Week to find out what Aikido is about?

IF you fancy having a go, there are FREE taster sessions on Monday 16th and Wednesday 18th April, 7.30pm-9.30pm at Marple Methodist Church, Church Lane, SK6 7AY.

Beginners always welcome.

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.