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Welcome to Rebecca

Welcome to Rebecca who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Professional Viewer on Saturdays.

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proove pizza

Due to open any time on the now famous Burton Road, West Didsbury (opposite the Met) is this Sheffield born wood fired pizza co.
The Sheffield version was started after an inspiring trip to Napoli, and they specialise in producing authentic Napolitan style pizza as well as offering an excellent range of Antipasti and Italian Desserts.
Watch this space and get in early to support another exciting new venture
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vegan fine dining

Being organised by ‘Cracking Good Food’ on January 28th is a Vegan Fine Dining experience taking place at Parrs Wood High School from 10am to 2pm.
You will cook some amazing dishes such as Jerusalem Artichoke Veloute, Quinoa and cashew nuts with stuffed mushrooms and much much more.
The host Chef Jan has cooked in Rosette and Michelin stared establishments both in the UK and abroad so you’ll be in very safe hands.
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tapas anyone?

You know how it is, you wait for a new Tapas restaurant to open in the village, then suddenly 2 pop up virtually at the same time!

Tony Barrow has opened his first restaurant ‘Nueve’ just along from Axons on Barlow Moor Road, serving ‘Authentic Spanish Tapas using the best of Spanish and Local Produce’, whilst just around the corner ‘La Cantina’ has just opened their doors on Wilmslow Road following the success of the Heaton Moor version which has proved very popular having taken over the bar area of Damson. Both appear big on the Gin selection and the initial feedback is great, so we wish them both every success in their new ventures…

‘Nueve’ opened by Tony Barrow is his first restaurant after 19 years in hospitality. His inspiration is trying to take the standards and quality from his experience in larger corporate restaurants and pairing it with the relaxed feel of the neighbourhood bars he loves in Moraira, experienced whilst working in Spain.

It’s been a long process to get the building ready. The place started off as a burnt out chip shop and had been abandoned for years; they’ve had to strip it right back and then start to put their own touches to the place.

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christmas tree recycling in didsbury

Taking place for the first time in M20, ‘JustHelping’ a UK registered Charity are supporting St Ann’s Hospice and other local charities by organising a Tree Recycling scheme.
This year you can forget those queues at the tip and avoid the pine needles in the car by registering for your tree to be collected on either Saturday 7th January or Sunday 8th January and making a voluntary donation to help raise money for people in need.
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pinchjo’s fundraising event on xmas eve

It’s been difficult not to be moved by the News coming out of Syria, and whilst we’re all busy at Christmas, sometimes we need to take note of other peoples suffering even if the powers that be don’t appear to be doing so.  So, on Christmas Eve, Ponchjo’s in West Didsbury from 2pm are serving food – £10pp – and all food proceeds will go directly to Medecins Sans Frontieries.  If you can’t attend, please think about donating – details of how to book and donate are on the website.

http://www.pinchjos.co.uk/

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manchester beethoven orchestra – winter concert

Taking place on Saturday 3rd December at Christ Church, West Didsbury is the Winter Concert by the Manchester Beethoven Orchestra.

In support of Barnabus, a support centre for the homeless in Manchester, the concert features music by Glinka, Massenet, Tchaikovsky and also the wonderful Brahms Symphony No. 4.

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didsbury gin festival – gintingle

GINTINGLE takes place on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd December at St. Catherine’s Social club on School Lane from 7.30 to 11pm.
Featuring over 20 Gins from around the world, Master classes, pop up stalls, cocktails and some great food, this promises to be a lively event.  Advanced tickets only £10 (including festival glass).
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christmas lights turn on in didsbury and west didsbury

With the now two distinct ‘villages’ of Didsbury and West Didsbury, there is thankfully the chance to enjoy the switch on of the Christmas lights of both areas on different days.

Didsbury village has its switch on Thursday 1st December, whilst ‘Lightsfest’ takes place outside the co-op on Burton Road on Saturday 3rd December.

Be sure to come along to get your festive fix and support the local traders in this critical time if year.
A great opportunity to come out and get the festive season well and truly underway and support your local traders at this important time of year.  No doubt there will be Carols, mulled wine and perhaps a mince pie or twelve and a great chance to meet friends and family and to finish off (or get underway) some Christmas shopping and socialising.

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didsbury lantern parade 2016

The Didsbury Lantern Parade with be back on Saturday 12th November at 6pm from a new venue – please meet at the Pavillion Café in Didsbury Park.

Come along again for the fantastic ‘Didsbury Arts Festival’ event and bring your lantern, join the parade and enjoy the spectacle. With contributions from local artists and musicians, all are welcome with a £2 donation per adult on the gates.

Need help getting creative? There are some Lantern building workshops in the lead up to the event so click below for full details.

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