Category: community news

new ‘green walk’ development

Following the success of the St James Park development here in the heart of Didsbury village, PJ Livesey Group have started to release new homes on the Green Walk development situated off Nell Lane, West Didsbury. Phase one comprises of a stunning collection of 3, 4 & 5 bedroom new build family homes with a selection of preview properties available to see on the developers website. If you are in the market for a new build home here in Didsbury, but need to sell your existing home in order to proceed, we can help!

Here at Julian Wadden Didsbury we offer a free no obligation sales valuation where we can advise on a recommended marketing and pricing strategy. Our sophisticated marketing coupled with the structured launch approach ensures your existing property realises its true potential, achieving the very best price in the appropriate time scale, enabling you to pursue your new home! Contact a member of our team on 0161 434 4311 or call into our high street branch to learn more.

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gusto pumpkin trail – happy halloween

Gusto Bar & Restaurant Didsbury is holding a Pumpkin Trail throughout Didsbury village, starting at 5pm on Wednesday 31th October for Halloween. This a superb family event will take you on a trail around Didsbury village where you are ‘dared’ to spot all of the pumpkins, the start of the trail begins at Gusto restaurant here on the high street where you can collect your map and the first trick or treat!

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didsbury beer festival

Coming soon! The annual Didsbury Beer Festival returns next month and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Expect over 100 craft beers, ciders and perries, coupled with delicious hot and cold foods to appeal to all. This much anticipated event brings the community together at St Catherine’s Social club on School Lane over the last weekend of October and is a great opportunity to try a range of craft ales whilst catching up with neighbours and friends. A variety of live music performances will feature over the weekend to make for a great atmosphere! The event is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers and the festival is now on the look out for staff for this year, so if you can spare anything from a few hours to a full weekend see @dbf_beer to learn more! Keep the date for your #Didsbury diary 25th/26th/27th October, £5 entry includes a glass.

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Try Yoga!

Inner Peace – Outer Strength – Great Fun – all things that Yoga can offer to you close to home here in Didsbury village! Yoga with Manjunaga hold weekly drop in yoga classes aimed at all ability levels at The Didsbury  Parsonage, a beautiful Grade II listed building set in the urban oasis of Parsonage Gardens. All classes are kept small and intimate to allow for greater personal attention and there’s no need to book in advance, just turn up and don’t worry all yoga equipment is provided! With Wellbeing venues recently voting the Didsbury Parsonage one of the 10 most Beautiful Venues to hold a Yoga Class in the UK, we think this event and venue is well worth a visit! Classes take place at the convenient time of 6pm and cost just £9 per person. To learn more click;


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Welcome to Isabelle

Welcome to Isabelle who has joined our busy Didsbury team as a Professional Viewer.

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outdoor bbq class by foodsorcery

As the weather continues to surprise us all, surely its time to brush up on your outdoor cooking skills.  With that in mind, Food Sorcery, the cookery and Barista school based at Waterside Hotel in Didsbury are hosting an updated and accessible BBQ course that will give you the skills to cook on the open flame with confidence. Take your place as pit master for the day and whip up some classic BBQ dishes to your preference with friends.

Cooking Vegetarian on the barbecue doesn’t need to be boring and predictable, opening your eyes to some of the flexible ways of cooking outside and what you can do with some exciting ingredients – you will eat what you cook, so plenty of food!.

This event is about enjoying the BBQ experience (yes there is a bar) with a focus on developing core BBQ skills of fire control, preparation and cooking.

Taking place on Saturday 28th July, click the link for details and to book:

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‘baity’ a palestinian kitchen due to open soon

Another new restaurant addition soon to open right opposite our Didsbury Branch in Wilmslow road is ‘BAITY’ a Palestinian Kitchen – due to open this Summer and already recruiting!

Baity is the word for ‘home’ in Arabic, the main language of Palestine. The cuisine is a healthy mix of Mediterranean flavours, unique spices and herbs from the Holy Land! Being custodians of the Holy Land, hospitality and good food is what they’re good at! The team are very excited to bring that experience, with a twist of European presentation to Didsbury.

From home made Hummus to Musakhan, they will surely impress your palate with new flavours, textures and experience.

Watch this space for details for their launch date – I’m sure they’ll get a warm Didsbury welcome when the doors open…

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‘fress’ cafe, restaurant and bar opens in didsbury

Following on from the success of their Northern Quarter premises, FRESS has just opened 2 doors down from us on Wilmslow Road.

FRESS Café, Restaurant & Bar is one of the few places in Manchester to make everything fresh in house. They pride themselves on using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to make their tasty dishes. Their chefs meticulously prepare everything from ice cream to chilli sauce themselves. Serving fresh seasonal foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner with delicious mouth watering dishes and cocktails throughout the day.

With many years experience in the hospitality industry, the FRESS team wanted to stamp their mark on the Manchester food scene. They have an insatiable passion for great food & drink, delivering friendly, unpretentious service and judging by the numbers we’ve witnessed enjoying the sunshine on their outdoor frontage, it looks like the Didsbury venture is destined for a great things.

We wish them all the best with their new Didsbury premises – click here for more details:

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didsbury car show 2018

Calling all petrol heads, the Didsbury Car Show rolls into town next month and promises to be a fun fuelled day out for all the family to enjoy! A superb event in the Didsbury calendar, the car show was first held within the leafy settings of Didsbury Park in 2010 and returns in July for its ninth year running here in the village. This year’s theme is cars with character so we can expect to see interesting entries from vintage sports cars to modern day classics, with the event organisers making space to accommodate up to 300 cars. This is a great opportunity to get together with the family and enjoy an afternoon in the sunshine seeing some fantastic classic and vintage cars, monies raised at the event goes to the very worth while Oxfam UK Poverty Programme, helping local people. Schduled to begin at 11am on Sunday 8th July at Didsbury Park, registration for exhibitors is now open, for further details click;

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didsbury guitar trail

If you’re stuck for plans on a Sunday, why not take a leisurely stroll over to Fletcher Moss Gardens and enjoy the Guitar Trails taking place on 22nd July throughout the afternoon in the Gardens. This popular event returns for its 10th year here in Didsbury where musicians of all ages and skill level set up and play guitar music with family and friends in the landscape gardens. Head over to the Didsbury Map Events Guide for more information on this event!

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