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The Oddest Ale Festival Of Them All

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th June 2013 Oddest Bar's very first real ale festival is just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! Spanning three days from Friday 28th of June 5pm until closing Sunday 30th at 11.30pm, we will be serving a r... continue reading


Meditation Workshop Living in the Moment

Wednesday 26th June 2013

6th July 2013 - 10am to 1pm @ 76 High Lane, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9XF How often do we give our selves the space to stop focussing on what needs to be done and simply relax into the present moment. Through taking time out to train in mindfuln... continue reading


Chorlton Drama Club at Habitual Fitness

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Have a Look Theatre Company offers young people aged between 8 and 16 a fun opportunity to develop their drama skills, increase their confidence and make new friends along the way. The exciting weekly drama classes run every Tuesday evening betwee... continue reading


Grow For It Community Allotment

Tuesday 25th June 2013

Come along and get your hands dirty down at the Grow For It Community Allotment in Chorlton. Help out... Learn... Grow stuff... Make things... Meet people... Share... Everyone welcome... Find us on Manchester Rd on the bridge near the swimm... continue reading


Aggravated burglary at The Trever Arms

Friday 21st June 2013

At around 6.15am on Wednesday 19 June 2013, a man climbed through an insecure window of the Trevor Arms pub, Beech Road, Chorlton and made his way to the living quarters. He picked up a knife and walked into the victim's bedroom where he was slee... continue reading


Chorlton Coffee Festival: A Shot Of Cafe Culture In South Manchester

Saturday 18th May 2013

The weekend of 28 – 30th June sees the launch of Chorlton Coffee Festival. Brainchild of Canadian-born Lorelei Loveridge, she decided it was time to bring cafe culture to south Manchester suburb, Chorlton, when refused a cup of coffee after 9 p... continue reading


Community Group Cash Grants May 2013

Thursday 16th May 2013

Manchester City Council is giving community groups across the city a chance to improve their local neighbourhoods. The Cash Grants scheme helps local residents and community groups to deliver projects that can make a real difference to their neighbou... continue reading


Chorlton Good Neighbours Vacancies

Saturday 11th May 2013

Chorlton Good Neighbours Care Group is looking to appoint two part-time workers. "We are seeking two flexible, committed and enthusiastic people who have experience of working with older people to join our team of workers and volunteers in order to s... continue reading


FlashTag collective launches third Chorlton Arts Festival writing competition

Thursday 18th April 2013

The FlashTag writing collective is pleased to announce its participation in Chorlton Arts Festival (CAF) for the third year running, and is now inviting entries for its annual short-short story writing competition. The FlashTag Writing Competi... continue reading


Run for fun this May Bank Holiday Monday

Thursday 18th April 2013

6th May 2013 Chorlton Fun Run is a wonderful day out for all the family. For those who want to keep on the move, there will be a 6km run from St Clement’s Church down through the nature reserve, along the River Mersey and back. There will als... continue reading


New Choral Mass To Be Performed In Chorlton

Thursday 18th April 2013

Saturday April 20th Urmston Choral Society is bringing a new Mass to St. Werburgh’s Church in Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, on Saturday, April 20, following their North of England premiere of it the same week in Flixton. Entitled “A Diminished... continue reading


Grand Day Out - Macmillan and Zumba Gold Presentations

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Chorlton Library Friday 19th April 1pm to 3pm Find out more about Zumba Gold – an exciting dance - fitness workout specifically designed for the older person. Featuring upbeat Latin and World rhythms, you’ll be smiling and laughing while ha... continue reading


Happy Returns Swap Party - January 2013

Tuesday 15th January 2013

Saturday 19th January 2pm to 4pm @ The Sports Hall, St. John's Catholic Primary School Enjoy a free, family-friendly, community event * Exchange your unwanted Xmas gifts and craft supplies; * Swap baby clothes and equipment; Gather new pla... continue reading


Urgent: Have you seen Sarah Wallace?

Wednesday 9th January 2013

Update: Sarah has be found safe and well. Thank you for all your shares and retweets. Police concern is growing for a teenage girl who has been missing since Tuesday. Sarah Wallace, aged 17, was last seen at an address on Wilbraham Road, Chorlton at... continue reading


Free Italian Taster Session

Tuesday 8th January 2013

Free Italian for Beginners taster session at Chorlton Library 28th January 2013 6-7pm Thinking about learning Italian but aren’t sure if it’s for you? Come to my FREE taster evening and find out! Meet expert tutor Amedea, start to learn a ne... continue reading


Opera Seria presents Orfeo ed Euridice at St. Clement's Church

Tuesday 4th December 2012

Opera Seria presents Orfeo ed Euridice An opera by Gluck Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 7:30pm St Clement’s Church, Chorlton, Manchester Set in the days of the Roman Empire, Orfeo ed Euridice is the story of Orfeo, the musician who ventures ... continue reading


Christmas Comes Early to Oddest!

Tuesday 4th December 2012

Oddest Bar, on Wilbraham Rd in Chorlton, is gearing up for Xmas early in fine and charitable style by offering a sumptuous Christmas Buffet, ticketed at a gut busting and wallet friendly £7.50 for adults and £4 for children. 

As it is t... continue reading


Chorlton Precinct Christmas Lights Switch On 2012

Tuesday 4th December 2012

Thursday 6th December at 6.15pm Join us at Chorlton Precinct (Manchester Rd entrance) for the Christmas lights switch on! Choir from Oswald Rd school, brass band from Chorlton High School. Carol singing, meet santa, refreshments available in... continue reading


Christmas 2012 Events with Beech Road Association of Traders

Tuesday 27th November 2012

Thursday 29th November, Xmas Tree light switch on.   Lights being turned on by Damon, from Badly Drawn Boy. @ 6.30pm. Mince pies for everyone! Followed by carols sung by local choir Glor. From 7pm onwards Xmas jazz on the Terrace presented by Sam ... continue reading


Pair jailed for Chorlton dangerous driving incident

Thursday 22nd November 2012

Two men have been jailed after they raced each other and collided with a motorcyclist, leaving him with life changing injuries, in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Umair Qureshi (24/07/1985) of Driffield Street, Moss Side pleaded guilty to dangerous driving an... continue reading


HM Revenue & Customs Newly Self-Employed – The Basics Workshop

Thursday 22nd November 2012

Learn how to register with HMRC The Basics of record keeping The date your Tax Return and payments are due. And much much more!! It’s totally FREE Chorlton Library 2 - 4.30 pm Friday 30 November 2012 Ring the Library to book your plac... continue reading


Chorlton Arts Festival Christmas Craft Fair enters fourth year

Tuesday 20th November 2012

Saturday 24 November 2012, 11am-4pm Chorlton Arts Festival organisers are pleased to announce that the successful annual Christmas Craft Fair is back for a fourth outing. This year sees the fair take place on Saturday 24 November 2012, 11am-4p... continue reading


CCTV image released after woman robbed

Monday 19th November 2012

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman suspected of robbing a woman who had been to a convenience store on her way home from work. At about 6.45pm on Friday 12 October 2012, a 55-year-old woman was leaving the Tesco on Manchester Road in Cho... continue reading


Asian jewellery stolen from Chorlton home by thieves

Friday 2nd November 2012

A large quantity of Asian jewellery was stolen by intruders who burgled a Chorlton home. Sometime between 10.15pm and 10.35pm on Friday 26 October 2012, unknown offenders broke into the house on Wilbraham Road. A safe containing the jewellery... continue reading


Making the cut in Chorlton: Close Male Grooming opens new salon in the suburbs

Friday 28th September 2012

From urban to suburban, Close Male Grooming is to open its third boutique salon in Chorlton this Saturday 29th September. Already established in Manchester with two city salons, Close is branching out and set to style the male population of this ... continue reading


Chorlton High School Winter Fayre 2012

Friday 28th September 2012

Last year Chorlton High School held a very successful Winter Fayre. All the proceeds that the school raised were donated to our linked school in Chisila, Africa. We made an impressive £3,455.00 which the small community school in Zambia used to trai... continue reading


Farmers' Market - Horse & Jockey

Wednesday 26th September 2012

Our regular market, held on the last Saturday of each month. The cream of the North West's farmers, growers, producers and artisans descend on Chorlton Green to sell directly to the public. Alongside farmers' market stalwarts such as Bessy Beck... continue reading


We Put Some Questions To Chorlton PCSO Claire Ryan

Monday 10th September 2012

An important part of Chorlton's crime prevention team is made up of the PCSOs who patrol the streets side by side with pcs dealing with crime and antisocial behaviour and helping to raise awareness of local policing issue. We put some questions to... continue reading


Oktoberfest Weekend at The Horse and Jockey

Sunday 9th September 2012

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September 2012 To celebrate Munich's annual Oktoberfest, The Horse and Jockey are putting on their own event which includes... Oompah Band Beer Steins 18 German Beers including 8 limited edition Oktoberfest ales (2 ... continue reading


Italian for beginners classes

Sunday 2nd September 2012

If you've always fancied learning Italian then now is your chance. Several local classes are available thanks to Amedea De Cataldis in Chorlton and Didsbury. They run for 6 weeks each... Chorlton: Mon 17th Sep 18:00-19:00 - Chorlton Library ... continue reading


Arsonists target Chorlton family twice in three days

Sunday 2nd September 2012

Police are hunting arsonists who torched two cars outside the same house in the space of three days. In the first attack, at about 3am on Thursday 23 August 2012, police were called to a Vauxhall Astra set alight on Reeves Road, Chorlton-cum-Hard... continue reading


Local Woman Gains Top Guiding Accolade at Special Ceremony

Monday 9th July 2012

Megan Charles, from Chorlton, has shown she is leading the way after receiving Girlguiding UK’s top accolade, the coveted Queen’s Guide Award. The award was presented to Megan by Baroness Floella Benjamin and Girlguiding UK’s Chief Guide ... continue reading


Social Touch Rugby Sessions Open To All

Friday 15th June 2012

Every Monday even in Broughton Park, Chorlton from 7pm until the end of August a group meet to play touch rugby, a sport which involved none of the rough and tumble of full fat rugby, but with all the enjoyment and exercise. Men and women over 1... continue reading


Recent Street Robberies in Chorlton

Friday 15th June 2012

Police are linking two street robberies in Chorlton. At around midnight on Sunday 15 April 2012, a 27-year-old woman was approached from behind on Hartington Road and was confronted by a man. He demanded she hand over her handbag and threaten... continue reading


Knife brandished during Tesco robbery

Friday 8th June 2012

A man threatened staff with a knife during a robbery in south Manchester. At 10.45pm on Saturday 2 June 2012, a man walked into the Tesco store on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton and ran towards the counter. He brandished a knife towards a staff me... continue reading


Help wanted to trace silver Mini Cooper following RTA

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Police are appealing for help tracing a silver Mini Cooper following a road traffic collision in Chorlton-cum-Hardy. On Monday 21 May 2012 at around 8.20pm, the victim, who was on his way home from work, was riding his motorcycle on Wilbraham R... continue reading


Local Allotment Events - Bees

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

Scott Avenue Allotments will be hosting several events over the summer... Bee Open Days June 24th August 19th 2pm to 5pm Free entry Everything you wanted to know about beekeeping and honey. Information, demonstrations and activities... continue reading


Jubilee weekend at The Lead Station

Friday 18th May 2012

Plenty going on at The Lead Station over Jubilee weekend and beyond... Starting Saturday 2nd June with an All Day Royal Breakfast - Strawberries & Royal Tipples too. Continues with a Retro Party on Sunday 4th June - complete with Gramaphone D... continue reading


The Lead Station Turns the Tables On Family Tea Time

Wednesday 16th May 2012

One of the most dreaded questions asked every day must be “What’s for tea?”. With increasingly fast-paced lives and less time to cook, Mums and Dads are faced with the daily challenge of figuring out how to feed their kids good quality, homecoo... continue reading


Chorlton Good Neighbours Fundraising Event

Wednesday 18th April 2012

Chorlton Good Neighbours Spring Variety Concert Singers from the Halle Steel pans and string ensemble from Loreto College Folk music Musicians Irish dancers At Wilbraham St Ninians Church, Egerton Road South Chorlton M21 on Saturday... continue reading


Boplocal returns to Chorlton Irish Club Saturday 28th April

Tuesday 17th April 2012

If you've been on the edge of your seat waiting for the next Chorlton Bop Local, then here are the details... Chorlton Irish Club Saturday 28th April You can find more details on the Bop Local Tumblr. There is also a Bop Local’s Big Night... continue reading


Chorlton Open Gardens 2012

Friday 13th April 2012

The second Chorlton Open Gardens will be held on Sunday June 24, 2012, from 11am to 5pm. You will be able to purchase programmes from mid May via Chorlton Bookshop on Wilbraham Road, Blossom Flowers on Manchester Road, Chorlton Plant Nursery on Vi... continue reading


Chorlton's Big Green Festival 2012

Thursday 29th March 2012

Chorlton's Big Green Festival is an annual celebration of sustainable living in Manchester which offers a vibrant mix of live music and performance, hands-on practical workshops, food and drink, arts and swaps, and much more. Best of all, entry t... continue reading


FlashTag collective launches writing contest for Chorlton Arts

Wednesday 21st March 2012

The FlashTag writing collective is delighted to announce its participation in the 2012 Chorlton Arts Festival, the second year the two organisations will have teamed up to present a flash fiction writing competition, open now for submissions. Flas... continue reading


Over 50s Friendship Walking Group

Wednesday 21st March 2012

RSVP Free Walkers, an over 50s friendship walking group has walks planned on the last Wednesday of the each month at 2pm for the next few months - 28th March, 25th April, 30th May, 27th June. Each walk will be between 3 and 3.5 miles and will tak... continue reading


Have your say on Wythenshawe Hospital's priorities

Monday 19th March 2012

Members of the public, former patients, carers and local people are invited to attend a meeting to help steer future priorities for the Trust that runs Wythenshawe Hospital. The ‘Health Matters’ event on Wednesday 21st March at 12 noon will be... continue reading


Tributes flood in for Junaid Khan

Monday 12th March 2012

The family of a 12-year-old boy who died following a collision in Chorlton have paid tribute to him. Police were called to Brantingham Road shortly before 5.40pm on Saturday 10 March 2012, following reports a collision involving a Suzuki Swift and... continue reading


Chorlton Arts Festival announces music line-up for May 2012

Monday 5th March 2012

Chorlton Arts Festival organisers are pleased to reveal details of the first confirmed live music acts for the event, scheduled to take place 17–27 May 2012. This year’s Festival is shaping up to be an exciting and fresh celebration of gig... continue reading


Doggy Love Lounge and Photoshoot at Betty & Butch

Friday 3rd February 2012

Has your dog got a Valentines Date? Ten days of doggy dating from 1st February culminates in a weekend of love lounge on the 11th and 12th. Cocktails and treats are on offer while they get in them mood for love, Will your dog meet Mr Woof or ... continue reading


Chorlton's Big Green Ceilidh

Thursday 2nd February 2012

February can be a bleak and unwelcoming month. To soothe the winter blues, Green Chorlton has a little ray of Irish sunshine for you in the form of a traditional Irish Ceilidh. So why not come down to the Chorlton Irish Club and get your jig on... continue reading