year’s switch-on fun kicks off at 5.30, with free craft activities for children
in the library (under 8s must be accompanied).
it’s everybody out onto Wilmslow Road for the countdown to Christmas (from
6.50pm)! Enjoy live music from Manchester Contemporary Youth Choir and
festive fun hosted by our brilliant MC, Andrew Simcock. He’ll be announcing
Didsbury’s Christmassiest windows, before welcoming a Very Special Guest (the
clue’s in the picture!), who’ll arrive in style for that all-important lights
switch-on. Drinks and nibbles, kindly provided by local traders, will
add to the seasonal cheer.
Gin mixologist Hilary has carefully selected a range of gins to suit all tastes, which will be available on the bar under the headings Local, Fruity and World Gins. Hilary has worked closely with Peter Spanton Beverages, who specialise in premium choice tonics. Check out their fabulous range of classic and unique flavours.
These are all laid out in the drinks menu, with a description and the suggested “perfect mix” of tonic or other mixer & garnish to pair with your choice of gin.
Street Food is available with single or sharing options, along with music provided by talented local musicians.
The gin exhibitors will be selling their products on the night. Why not try before you buy, as all their gins are available from the bar. You can order at any point during the evening and your bottle(s) will be ready for you to collect as you are leaving.
Please note: The bars operate on a token system which can be purchased on the night from the Entrance Desk. Vouchers can be bought in multiples of £5 and are worth 1 measure (25ml) of gin plus tonic and garnish.
Didsbury Gin Festival is much more than just a gin drinking session; it is an opportunity to socialise, discuss, exchange ideas and most of all have fun!
Making a good first impression is key when presenting your home for sale. Potential buyers and renters are always extra vigilant when it comes to viewing properties, from the front gate to the back garden, meaning it’s even more important to present your home in its best light from the off. But even if you’re not looking to sell up, there’s something to be said for sprucing up the front of your home.
The government has announced an initiative to use proptech (property technology) to “digitally transform house-buying”, helping to speed up how we build and sell homes. However, research by KMPG suggests just 58% of real estate companies have a digital strategy in place.
Most companies use prop tech to streamline processes and reduce costs but 40% cited customer engagement as a motivation for adopting proptech solutions.
Findings from the Property Academy HomeMoving Trends, Landlord and Tenant Survey, analysed by Dataloft and based on 15,000 responses, suggested that using technology has and will have a positive impact on the experience of buying/selling and letting.
Easing paperwork, aiding reference checking, and creating options for virtual viewings were all seen as positive ways in which technology can aid the move process. Using tech solutions to share local market knowledge was highlighted by over one third of respondents.
Buy for Uni mortgages are now offered by three Building Societies. They allow students to buy a property while at university and pay the mortgage with the rent they charge other students.
Of the 2.3 million students in higher education across the UK, over three-quarters, 1.84 million are students studying on full-time or sandwich courses. The majority require student digs during their studies.
While nearly one in five live at home, 317,300 students, the equivalent to one in six live in their own residence, an additional half million more (531,715) in other rented accommodation. Together these two sectors account for nearly half (46%) of all student digs.
Students can borrow 100% of property value, however the 25% deposit required by lenders is put against their parents’ house and there are limits on the type of property that can be purchased.
PTA’S FAMILY BONFIRE & FIREWORKS NIGHT IS BACK MONDAY THE 4TH NOVEMBER 2019: 17:00 – 19.00 * GATES OPEN AT 17:00
We’re delighted to announce the annual, community family fundraiser will be back with a bang this year. Celebrating the 13th year lighting up the skies of West Didsbury, Manchester.
The Cavendish PTA Bonfire & Fireworks Night will take place on MONDAY the 4th 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 £4, children £2 and 2s and under free. Cash only on the gate. 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. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/cavendishpta/304013#
IN A SERIES OF WEST DIDSBURY COMEDY FESTIVAL WARM UP GIGS ‘COMEDY AT THE NORTHERN’ PROUDLY PRESENT…
On Friday 8th November 2019
MC KEVIN DEWSBURY (“His delivery
is spot on, delightfully funny” Broadway Baby) is your host presenting…
Your headliner is one of the very best and a legend of the Manchester & NW comedy circuit. Rip-roaring anecdotes and razor sharp observations combine to deliver a riotous set of laughter! As seen on ‘That Peter Kay Thing’ Channel 4, ‘Cold Feet’ ITV, ‘Phoenix Nights’ Channel 4, Steve Coogan’s Film ’24 Hour Party People’ and Channel 4’s Bafta award winning Buried.
Opening the show Brummie Craig
Deeley is an absolute joy! From real life struggles, surreal absurdities and
cutting one-liners, a very in demand comic across the UK.
“Craig Deeley makes me laugh on
and off Twitter. Which is rare.” Sarah Millican
Finalist of BBC New Comedian of
the Year 2019, Hannah is undoubtedly a rising star!