Category: all things didsbury

Top tips for your bathroom

It’s been a long day at work and you’re a little stressed; what better than a relaxing, hot bath to unwind and loosen up? Bathrooms have become sanctuaries in our homes in recent years, with innovative design and outstanding comfort at the heart of all good bathrooms. If you’re thinking of updating your bathroom, then we have some handy hints and tips to help you create a space to relax in.

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parsonage garden party

The Didsbury Community are hosting a Garden Party in the Old Parsonage Gardens on Sunday 15th July which promises to be fun for all the family! The event is being held between 11:30am-4:30pm and is free to enter. There will be some tasty treats on offer including a great selection of Jams, Chutneys & Crumbles, and fun family activities for everyone to get involved in!

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mersey bank park – tree tidy

Join the Mersey Bank Park Tree Tidy this Saturday, 22nd June, at 2pm to help give the trees a much needed trim to keep the park looking tidy. Tools will be provided however if you do have any spare shears do bring those along too! Please meet by the entrance of the park at the corner of Borrowdale Crescent and Darley Avenue if you would like to lend a hand!

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didsbury car show

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Didsbury Car Show. It’s on Sunday 14 July, 11.00-5.00pm, on Didsbury Park. Admission is free! The event is being sponsored by RRG motor group, who will be displaying models from their Mazda and Lexus ranges. This year, the show is supporting Blood Bikes Manchester – a terrific charity who work alongside the NHS delivering blood, live organs and other medical supplies. There are already lots of interesting cars registered – some old, some young, some fast, some slow, some rare, some family transport from yesteryear. There’ll be good food, good company, and good music from the wonderful ‘Highly Strung’ quartet – a perfect summer day out!

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didsbury festival

From the much-anticipated carnival procession, to live music, talks and stalls, there’s something for everyone at Didsbury Festival 2019.

Taking place on Saturday 8th June, this year is the 40th festival and is truly set to be the best festival yet, with new zones and traders to explore. Bringing together residents, family, friends and the wider public, the event, which is organised by the Didsbury Community Association and run by a team of local volunteers and raises money for local charities and supports local businesses.

Check out the excellent website for more details:

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albert club beer festival

The Albert Club Beer Festival is returning for its TENTH YEAR on the 7th-9th June 2019.

It’s the club’s biggest event of the year – a three day beer festival open to all with over 50 beers on cask and keg from Manchester and the surrounding areas.  Plus, The Epicurean will be back for their 4th year showcasing beers from a bit further-a-field.
There’ll be live music in the club house on Friday evening from The Retrosettes and Saturday night from Mandy Montgomery’s Angels – and DJs on the terrace on Saturday afternoon and more live music on the terrace on Sunday afternoon!
There’ll be a Gin Bar at the side of the bowling green and the clubhouse bar will be fully stocked with traditional beers, lagers wines, fizz and spirits for those of you who like to stick to what you know!
Sunday is traditionally a family-friendly affair where, subject to ground conditions, those attending are allowed to lounge/dance/play on the fabulous bowling green whilst soaking up the sun (tbc) and enjoying the band.  
And to compliment all of the above, wood fired pizzas and full BBQ will be available all three days. (Other food concessions are still to be confirmed).

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pint of science!

Pint of Science is a worldwide science festival that takes place 20-22 May and brings researchers to your local pub to present their scientific discoveries.

Luckily enough, the Sports Club on Ford Lane in Didsbury is hosting a few events, with a couple still having some availability. On Tuesday 21st May, ‘REMEMBER REMEBER ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA’ and on Wednesday 22nd May ‘DON’T FIGHT BLIND! – TREATING PROBLEMS WITH THE WONDERSS OF NEUROIMAGING’.

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albert club lunch and a talk about the marquess of anglesey!

The nice folks at the Albert Club are piloting The Albert Lunch Club which will involve a great three course lunch created by the in-house chef, Boz Berry.  After this, while sipping coffee or finishing their wine, diners will be entertained by a first class speaker.

The first lunch will be on Wednesday May 1st.  The club will open at 12.30pm and lunch will be served at 1pm.  The speaker is Viv Gardner, MU Emeritus Professor in Drama who is now writing a book on the 5th Marquess of Anglesey (1875-1905).  Viv will take us through his bizarre idiosyncracies, squanderous lifestyle and eventual demise and assures us that he was a fascinating character.

The cost will be £22 per person. To buy a ticket, call into the club or book online You will be charged a £2 booking fee so it’s wiser to visit the club if you can.

Albert members and non members most welcome and anyone coming on their own will be made to feel most welcome.

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easter fun in didsbury park

Taking place on Saturday 20th April this annual event has been held for as long as I can remember so please bring your children / grand-children along as it is great fun and the weather forecast is for an unbelievable 21 degrees celcius! There will be the inevitable Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Games and Crafts.

The programme starts at 11am and lasts until 12.30pm. I hope you get the chance to support and enjoy it.

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