Yep – its fast approaching and we can’t hold off much longer!
Christmas starts here!
Join us for the big lights switch-on! You know the place – outside the library, in the heart of the village. As per tradition, Santa arrives in Didsbury in style – no boring old sleigh for him here! There’ll be carol-singing led by local children around the tree, plus brass ensemble and a harmony singing group from Parrs Wood High.
Drinks and nibbles, kindly provided by local traders – including La Cantina, Cau, Croma, the Dog & Partridge, Expo Lounge, Gusto, Little Pigs Butchers, the Stoker’s Arms – will add to the seasonal cheer.
There are 4 million children who live in poverty across the UK, and for these families buying Christmas presents is a luxury they can’t afford. That’s why Key 103 has joined up with Cash for Kids and launched Mission Christmas. We are delighted to announce that Julian Wadden are taking part in Key 103’s Cash for Kids 2017. All 5 of our offices at Stockport Exchange, Didsbury, The Heatons, Reddish and Marple will be used as drop off points over the coming weeks.
In 2016 over 2.9m was raised through cash and presents, making Christmas special for 60,800 local children, and they are aiming to achieve more this year!
All we need are any presents – new and unwrapped. Gifts suitable for children aged between 0-18. The addresses for all 5 branches are as follows:
We’re regularly treated to delicious smells wafting down from the excellent Sangam restaurant situated above our Didsbury branch, and we’re delighted to announce that after a comprehensive refurbishment, the new look Sangam re-opens this Friday 20th October.
We’re delighted to see that the annual, community family fundraiser will be back with a bang this year. Celebrating its 11th year lighting up the skies of West Didsbury, Manchester.
The Cavendish PTA Bonfire & Fireworks Night will take place on Friday the 3rd November in conjunction with Chorlton Fireworks and we hope that both new and familiar faces will join in for a fun filled, family night.
Gates will open at 17.00. Adults £3, children £2 and 2s and under free. Cash only. Correct money will be greatly received on the night! All children have to be accompanied by an adult (18+). Please use Cavendish Community Primary School’s car park entrance to access the event.
Bonfire to be lit at 17.30 and the fireworks display will start at 18.30.
A Date for the diary – head to Didsbury Croma on the 1st October and enjoy a lovely meal whilst being entertained by Jeremy Sassoon with a set of laid back soul & jazz, it’s an evening which is not to be missed.
This October The Old Parsonage have some exciting exhibitions on! Head down to see Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim, this exhibition is by members of the Megastitchers, Manchester Embroiderers Guild. You will be able to view the exhibition between the 2nd October to the 22nd October between 9:30am – 5:30pm, with a sneak peak available on the 1st October between 1pm and 3pm.
The Albert Club will be going all German in celebration of Oktoberfest.
Enjoy a range of German beers from their outside “Wunder”-bar. Bavarian food will be available from Boz’s kitchen and BBQ. There will be live music from 4pm courtesy of BIMM (British & Irish Modern Music) Institute Manchester and then more live music into the evening…
This year The Annual Didsbury Festival Gala is to be held on Saturday 7th October at Northenden Golf Club. There is also a new theme.. Great Gatsby! This means black tie dress code with 1920s/Gatsby theme optional.
If you wish to attend please contact Jayne Crawshaw on 07808581963 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the booking form to confirm you tickets. It’s set to be a really great event.
The tickets are £45 each which includes a 3 course meal (menu to be sent). This year there is also a live band, DJ, a raffle and auction.