If you like film and need an excuse to get out of the house this cold and wet January, why not pop down to the Didsbury Library on Wednesday 22nd January and watch the new Downton Abbey film? Oh, and did we mention it’s completely free!?
Feel free to bring your own snacks & drinks, and get
ready to have a ‘reel’ fun time!
January is renown for being a bit dark and dismal so what better time to visit the Didsbury Comedy Club to help shake off those festive blues. The comedy club has taken place on the first Sunday of every month since 2008 and acts who have appeared include well known names such as John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Romesh Ranganathan and Justin Moorhouse!
The venue has a fully stocked bar including real ale and they also offer ample free parking. Tickets are just £9 when bought either from the venue or online and the next event will take place on the 5th January, 2020, so get booking now before they sell out.
You can visit their website and purchase tickets, here.
If you pass our Didsbury office on Friday the 20th December, you may see a very tired team member of Julian Wadden in a Christmas jumper, peddling on an exercise bike…no you’re not seeing things! This Friday is our Charity bike ride to the North Pole and this is all in aid of the wonderful, Didsbury based charity, The Christie! We have been fundraising throughout this year and this will be our last event of 2019.
The Christie does some wonderful things and I am sure most of us have come into some form of contact with them so, please do pop in to have a laugh, to donate if you wish or, for a mince pie (or two)! This will take place from 9am to 5pm so pop in any time.
You can also donate to this cause by clicking here.
Where great things gather – West Didsbury at its stylish Sunday best. Enjoy great food, street art, design, music, performance and a warm welcome. The market takes place on the last Sunday of every month, where Burton Road meets Nell Lane. Interesting and quirky makers, bakers, artists and artisans of all shapes and sizes – plus a Burton-Roadful of cool bars, shops and eateries.
I wanted to give Alix Johnstone a warm welcome as she joins our Didsbury team and starts her journey with us as a Lettings Negotiator. I am so happy to have Alix on board and if you have any queries lettings related, please give myself or my team – Jordana and Alix a call – 0161 249 5160
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!