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DECEMBER 2016

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WELCOME LEISURE GAZETTE has its origins which date back to 1990, when, operating from the town of Stokeupon-Trent, the publication – in those days, coming in the less ‘user-friendly’, more bulky form of an A3 tabloid newspaper – started offering people in North Staffordshire, the Staffordshire Moorlands and South Cheshire all the latest news about recreation and entertainment for all ages and tastes. Then, as now, we’re all about providing an all-round service, catering for consumers and advertisers alike; so, visitors to these pages will discover handsomelyillustrated articles about which venues provide the best opportunities to wine-and-dine (or simply enjoy a quick bar-snack); where to visit for everything from a weekend break to a proper vacation; and which places to visit throughout the current Summer Holidays (or during Easter and Christmas, whatever the time of the year). Moreover, every issue features the very best in musical and theatrical entertainment (and not just what’s coming up in the next, few weeks or so, but also what’s happening at the end of this year [and into 2017], so that you can book your seats well in advance, avoiding disappointment!). Motorists will also find a guide to the area’s best garages and MoT centres, while home-owners can locate invaluable advice about home improvements

and property and garden maintenance (not to mention reliable, qualified plumbers, electricians, central-heating engineers etc., whom you may need to contact in times of emergency!). As was the case 26 years ago, LEISURE GAZETTE is committed to promoting and supporting local clubland, and, each month, readers can reliably leaf through PAGES of entertainment-listings, activities, the latest news and photographs, concerning what the very best clubs – located the length-and-breadth of the City of Stoke-on-Trent and the Borough of Newcastleunder-Lyme – have to offer members and bona fide guests every weekend, in addition to private function and games facilities, charitable fundraisers, and other community-oriented events.

(We liaise with the premier entertainment agencies supplying this area, so that the unique service of ‘WHAT’S ON’ hits your club each month!). SO, NO CHANGE THERE, THEN! We thrive on all forms of ‘feedback’ (brickbats, as well as bouquets), so, let us know what you think of our ‘new-look’ website, and (just as important) how we can improve the ‘look’ and content of LEISURE GAZETTE – IT’S YOUR CALL!

OUT AND ABOUT FOOD AND DINING OUT

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from everyone at the Leisure Gazette

FAMILY FUN GETAWAYS GIFT IDEAS BUSINESS ASSIST HOME AND GARDENING MOTORING

With best wishes for the festive season from us all

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OUTANDABOUT2016

Event where price when

Trentham Estate,

Trentham Estate

Wednesday, 30 November from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 December from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Wednesday, 7 December from 3.30pm to 7.30pm. Saturday 10 and Sunday, 11 December from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Wednesday, 14 December from 3.30pm to 7.30pm Saturday, 17 to Friday, 23 December from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm

£6 per child

Santa and Mrs Claus

Santa Special

Santa specials

foxfield railway

(see when column)

Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 November - adults £13 & children £4, Monday, 5 to Friday, 23 December adults £13 & children £8, Saturday, 24 December adults £16 & children £11

Santa specials

Apedale Valley Light Railway

Advance bookings - adults £4

Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 December, Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 December and Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 December

Amerton Railway

Adults £4.50 and children £6.50

and children £7. Pay on the day and pay £1 extra each.

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Every weekend from Saturday, 2 December, to Saturday, 24 December

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Christmas at ‘The Nicholson’ THE annual Christmas Gift Bazaar at Leek’s Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery, on Stockwell Street, returns for a fourth year, running until Saturday, December 24th.

place to find quality gifts to suit even the most ‘difficult to buy for’ family-members and friends. The Gift Bazaar is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and entry is FREE.

Festive activities (including choirs, family entertainment, mulled wine and mince pies) make this the ideal

Also, don’t miss Father Christmas, mulled wine, mince pies and live carols on Saturday, December 17th, when Leek goes Victorian! All-year-round, the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery Shop carries a wide selection of traditional and exclusive gifts (including Arts & Crafts-inspired presents, greetings cards, local history books, and exquisite William Morris silk ties, bags and scarves) at great prices. Wednesday, December 21st, sees the final Vintage Tea Dance of 2016, when readers are invited to come along with friends or visit on your own and make new friends. On Saturday, December 17th, the Museum and Art Gallery takes you back to another time, with spirited fun for all the family, as it welcomes an afternoon performance of Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost’, starting at 2pm. This original stage-adaptation of Wilde’s famous, classic tale of spooky goings-on, as eerie incidents terrify the new inhabitants of stately home, Canterville Chase.

AUTHOR, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).

The story celebrates Christmas in Victorian style, featuring chills and chuckles. Will the ghost of Sir

Simon drive them away, or can the mischievous spirit finally be laid to rest?! For further information about all these events, contact Leek Tourist Information Centre on (01538) 483741, or email: tourism@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk

Malteaser Bars Ingredients

• 200g milk chocolate

75g unsalted butter

• 2tbsp golden syrup

185g Maltesers

45g Maltesers

• 60g Rice Krispies

For the topping • 200g white chocolate

Method Line a deep 8inch square baking tin with baking paper.

Enjoy

Weigh the milk chocolate, butter and golden syrup into a medium sized microwaveable mixing bowl and heat on a low setting, stirring in between. Leave to stand why you do the next part.. Use a food processor to blitz the 185g of Maltesers into fine crumbs.

Pour the Maltesers crumbs into the melted chocolate mixture and then weigh in the Rice Krispies, mix everything together. Tip the chocolate mixture into the tin and press it firmly. Place the tin into the fridge for about 30 mins. Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and heat in the microwave, on a low setting, stirring regularly. Once the white chocolate has melted, take the Maltesers mixture out of the fridge. Pour the smooth melted chocolate over the surface and spread it into all the corners. Pick up the tin and gently drop it onto the worktop to level the surface and remove air bubbles. Roughly halve the remaining Maltesers, place them as evenly as you can over the white chocolate. Sprinkle over any crumbs you have left. Pop back into the fridge to set for another 30 mins. Cut and enjoy!g! TO ADVERTISE PLEASE CALL - 01782 960 282

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Terrific duos offer festive cheer this year!! MEMBERS of, and bona fide guests, at Smallthorne Victory Club will be enjoying terrific entertainment by top-class artistes and bands during 2016’s festive season, thanks to Mike Kirk Ltd! Appearing at the Hanley Road venue on Christmas Eve is great boy/girl duo, KARNIVAL, followed by Stoke’s own, perennially-popular twosome, TOP MARX, on New Year’s Eve. You can contact Mike at mikekirkltd@btinternet. com

NORTON CENTRAL SOCIAL CLUB DECEMBER Sat 3 - KAREN KRISTIAN Sun 4 - TERRY JAY Sat 10 - NATHAN JOHN Sun 11 - LEANDRA Sat 17 - DARREN COLLINGS Sun 18 - KATH MORRIS Sat 24 - KRIS KANE Mon 26 - SIMON ORE Sat 31- TWO’S COMPANY

DECEMBER Sat 3rd - MEMBERS’ PARTY (sold out) Sun 4th - IAN C Sat 10th - SANTA WILL BE HERE from 12 noon UNTIL 2pm, plus AUNTY DAWN’S DISCO Sat 10th - RETRO 80’S Sun 11th - NATLIC JAXX Sat 17th - ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS PARTY (TICKET ONLY - £7) - DANCE TO GLEN DARREN & THE KREWKATS Sun 18th - DAVE OZ CHRISTMAS EVE - TIDE OF SOUND BOXING NIGHT - WALLACE & JONES NEW YEAR’S EVE - EMBRACE

JANUARY Sun 1st - tba Sat 7th - BACK TO BACK MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL, FROM THE COMMITTEE, THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

DECEMBER Sat 3 - THE SENSATIONS (great duo) Sun 4 - DENNY DEE (the Potteries’ favourite vocalist) Sat 10 - RADIO ACTIVE (male/female 80s duo) Sun 11 -HEROES (great group) Sat 17 - RANDY (Stoke’s top vocal entertainer) Sun 18 -NIGHTSHIFT (top Leicester male duo) Sat 24 - KARNIVAL (great boy/girl duo) Mon 26 - AL (terrific guitar/vocalist) Sat 31 - TOP MARX (Stoke’s own)

JANUARY Sun 1 - LOTTIE T’VAY (terrific girl vocalist) Sat 7 - SILVER SIXPENCE (5-piece group) Sun 8 - JEFF MARTIN (West Midlands guitar/vocal)

DECEMBER SAT 3RD - SHANNON LEAH SUN 4TH - DARREN JAMES SAT 10TH - GARY WELLS SUN 11TH - LENNY LEE SAT 17TH - LINDA DEAN SUN 18TH - NATHAN JOHN SAT 24TH - DARREN COLLINGS MON 26TH - TREV MORRAY SAT 31ST - SARAH JAY

JANUARY

ROCK & ROLL EVERY WED 8.30 TILL LATE BINGO THURS/FRI/SAT & SUN FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE (RING CLUB FOR DETAILS) SKY TV ALL SPORTS SHOWN INC STOKE COACH-TRAVEL TO STOKE CITY FC HOME-GAMES CONTACT CLUB FOR DETAILS

SUN 1ST - ENTERTAINMENT FROM 2PM, PLUS BINGO

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DECEMBER Sat 3rd - Genetics Sun 4th - Dave Oz Sat 10th - Scarlets Web Sun 11th - Amanda Lea Sat 17th - Silhouette Sun 20th - tba Sat 24th - tba Mon 26th - Lydeon Sat 31 - tba

‘ROOMS FOR HIRE’ DECEMBER FRI 2ND - ROCK & ROLL (WITH COLIN) SAT 3RD - TOM NICKHOLSON FRI 9TH - BOXING SAT 10TH - NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN (WITH DJ TONY & FRIENDS) FRI 16TH - PRIVATE PARTY SAT 17TH - JOHNNY DEAVILLE FRI 23RD - ROCK & ROLL (WITH DANCING DAVE) SAT 24TH - BACK TO BACK SUN 25TH - BAR OPEN 12 NOON TILL 3PM MON 26TH - NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN (WITH TONY & FRIENDS) SAT 31ST - THE ONE-AND-ONLY JOE WALL - NOT TO BE MISSED!!

DECEMBER SAT 3rd - THE CONSPIRATORS SAT 10TH - CHARLIE FROST SAT 17TH - PHOENIX SAT 24TH - OVER AND OUT DUO MON 26TH - SAMANTHA HARDY SAT 31ST - TRIPLE BYPASS (vocal harmony trio)

JANUARY

SUN 1ST - KARAOKE IN THE BAR (2.30PM TILL 7PM)

The RAOB meets on Wednesday Nights & Sunday Dinner

DECEMBER DECEMBER

SAT 3RD - LAVIDA SAT 10TH - MELISSA SAT 17TH - THE SILVER SIXPENCE BAND SAT 24TH - THE TOP DUO MON 26TH - DEVOTION (outstanding harmony trio) SAT 31ST - SUREFIRE (top cabaret male/female duo)

SAT 3 - ROBBIE DIXON SAT 10 - EMBRACED SAT 17 - LITTLE MISS MOTOWN SAT 24 - SKINCH MON 26 - DARREN TIGHE - ROCK OF AGES SHOW SAT 31 - RETRO 80S DUO

DECEMBER THU 1ST - NORTH STAFFS. ORGAN

CLUB CONCERT NIGHT WITH GUEST, STEVE HUBBLE

SAT 3RD - TREV MORAY FRI 9TH - ROCK N ROLL WITH J.D. FRI 16TH - THE WOLSTANTON

RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IS HOSTING ITS CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVENT (FROM 6PM)

SAT 17TH - DONNA SAT 24TH - ALAN NEWTON (VOCAL INSTRUMENTALIST)

MON 26TH - ROCK N ROLL WITH

DECEMBER

DANCING DAVE

Sat 03 - . ...................................JAMES HART Sun 04 - ...........................TUESDAY MOORE Sat 10 - . .......................................ROBBIE ‘H’ Sun 11 - . .................................VIKKI ROSINA Sat 17 -....................................................... tba Sun 18 - ................................ SCOTT ANSON Sat 24 - . ................................... FAYE HORNE Mon 26 .................................................... - tba Sat 31 - . .....................................................tba

DECEMBER SAT 3RD - KARL MERRY SUN 4TH - LISA MUNRO WED 7TH - MICK TAYLOR SAT 10TH - ROBBIE DIXON SUN 11TH - TUESDAY MOORE SAT 17TH - M. J. CLARKE SUN 18TH - JESSIE BOLAS SAT 24TH - SALVATORE SUN 25TH - STEVE BLACK MON 26th - JACOB SAT 31ST - IMOGEN LOUISE

SAT 31ST - DEVANTE

Excellent Games Facilities with a Bowling Green - Snooker- Darts and Indoor bowls teams

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Celebrating Christmas & New Year’s Eve at Pittshill! MARVELLOUS, festive entertainment can be enjoyed at Pittshill Victory Club, at Chell, in

Stoke-on-Trent, courtesy of Stafford-based MJE Management Agency.

The artistes featuring this month include ultratalented, female trio, DEVOTION (below, left)

on Christmas Eve; chantueuse, DONNA (right), on Boxing Night; and popular,

male quartet, KRYS (below, right), on New Year’s Eve.

Concert secretaries can contact

Ashley Blake and Mike Davenport at MJE Management Agency on

(01785) 824824, or email: info@ mjemanagement.com

DECEMBER ENTERTAINMENT MJ ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY

SAT 3RD - OVER AND OUT * BINGO -

Wednesday Evening Friday Evening Saturday Evening Sunday Lunchtime & Evening

* Our famous disc draw * Snack bar open Friday and Saturday Evenings

SUN 4TH - MICHAEL LEWIS SAT 10TH - IN UNISON SUN 11TH - KEIR EDWARDS TUE 13TH - STEVE BLACK SAT 17TH - GOT THE T-SHIRT

DECEMBER ENTERTAINMENT SAT 3RD .............STEVE BLACK SAT 10TH............KICK SAT 17TH............GOOD TIME ROCK SAT 24TH.............THE CONSPIRATORS SAT 31ST..............BEARDSMITH FAMILY (tickets priced at £10 [Members] & £15 [Non-Members] available from behind the Bar)

SUN 18TH - TREVOR LEESON SAT 24TH - DEVOTION MON 26TH - DONNA SAT 31ST - KRYS

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FOODANDDININGOUT Why ‘bubbly’ is ‘pourfect’ for the festive season CAN there be a better way of celebrating Yuletide and New Year’s Eve than by ordering ‘bumpers’ of ‘bubby’ to your table as you wine-and-dine? But, what exactly are ‘sparking wines’, and why are they so popular? All sparkling wines start life as ‘still’ ones, and have the ‘sparkle’ added later - the crucial factor in the quality of every sparkling wine is how the ‘fizz’ is introduced. The fermentation-process naturally produces carbon dioxide (CO2), the waste-product of of the yeasts devouring the sugars. In ‘still’ wine-making, this gas is allowed to escape, but, in the sparkling wines, the CO2 is retained, dissolving within the wine, while kept under pressure, and, when released, it bubbles to the surface. The method for producing a wine, filled with CO2, varies from the very time-consuming and expensive ‘Champagne’ modus operandi of natural, secondary fermentation in individual bottles, to the comparatively inexpensive and easy method of introducing the gas into tanks of ‘still’ wine. This high-quality, drywhite wine is made ‘ordinary’ tankfermentation; once the wine is complete, it is placed into special, heavyweight bottles, and a fresh dose of yeast and sugar is added. The bottles are, then, capped and placed in the cellars of the winery for up to two years, during which time, a second fermentation takes place. Remember: it’s ‘all inthe nose’; the shape of the glass from which you drink champagne can affect the flavour and sensation, because it dictates which bit of the tongue is ‘hit’ first. Therefore, insist upon a ‘tulip’ or ‘fluted’ glass with your ‘bubbly’, as this will ensure that all the evervescence will tickle your nostrils, and impact joyously on your tastebuds!

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from one mum to another

Hi I’m Eleanor a mum to Eddie who’s 19 months I’m always looking for fun activities to do with my little one. Here’s a few ideas I thought id share with you.. Why not make use of the local children’s centre’s, all the activities are free and some even have an indoor soft play areas. Westfield Children Centre in Longton and Treehouse Children’s Centre in Bentilee imparticular are both really well used centre’s with soft play areas and both even have a café! There are also Christmas events on throughout December which again are all free of charge! Check out their facebook page by searching for your nearest centre.

Trentham Gardens is also a popular attraction for families. They have Santa every weekend throughout December, along with Penguins visiting Santa’s grotto on the 7th December at 3:30-7pm and Reindeer visiting on the 4th/ 11th/ 18th December between 11:30am-3:30pm.. Events not to be missed! Finally, NEW to Hanley this year is the Winter Wonderland, this is a great attraction running throughout the whole of December and into the new year! There’s a real ice rink, giant snow globe, live music and not forgetting the new years eve party and the best part of it all…its FREE entry!

Recipe of the week

Mince Pies for Santa

Ingredients • • • • • •

225g cold butter diced 350g plain flour 100g golden caster sugar 280g mincemeat 1 small egg icing sugar, to dust

Method 1.

To make the pastry, rub 225g cold, diced butter into 350g plain flour, then mix in 100g golden caster sugar and a pinch of salt. Combine the pastry into a ball – don’t add liquid – andknead it briefly. The dough will be fairly firm, like shortbread dough. You can use the dough immediately, or chill for later.

3.

Take slightly smaller balls of pastry than before and pat them out between your hands to make round lids, big enough to cover the pies. Top the pies with their lids, pressing the edges gently together to seal – you don’t need to seal them with milk or egg as they will stick on their own. (The pies may now be frozen for up to 1 month).

2.

4.

Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Line 18 holes of two 12- hole patty tins, by pressing small walnut-sized balls of pastry into each hole. Spoon 280g mincemeat into the pies.

Special Mentions

During December we would like to remember all the born sleeping or those that passed soon after birth. SANDS is a charity that supports bereaved parents and their work really touches the hearts of parents during a difficult time.

You can contact them through the national helpline - 020 7436 5881

Beat 1 small egg and brush the tops of the pies. Bake for 20 minutes until golden. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. To serve, lightly dust with icing sugar. They will keep for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.

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Puzzles The best start in life!

‘TO stimulate and educate the children we care for’: the mission statement of Roosters Day Nursery, where the fullyqualified staff has one, single objective in common with you, the parent, and that is a desire to provide the best start in life for your child/children. A more idyllic location (on the edge of Betley Village, situated in rural countryside, with pleasant views) could not be found than that enjoyed by this 44-place nursery, which opened in 1997, and provides a safe and stimulating environment for your child. “Our aim is to allow your child to gain understanding and knowledge by by learning through play,” explains Ruth Morris, Officer-in-Charge. The children are nurtured in three groups, age-dependent, and each group is looked after by a qualified team of caring staff, responding to and fulfilling the needs of each child. The nursery’s secure, outdoor playarea provides its charges with an ideal opportunity for daily, physical development, and the garden offers both soft and hard play-areas, providing outdoor experiences (whatever the weather). Ofsted-registered Roosters is a ‘feeder’ nursery for all, three schools in the area (Betley, Meadows and John Offley), offering a ‘wraparound service’ to, and from, them; additionally, it provides Afterschool care for John Offley children, and onsite care for Betley and Meadows.

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BLACKPOOL Stunning costumes & side-splitting comedy!! FOLLOWING last year’s record-breaking pantomime, ‘Show White and the Seven Dwarfs’, Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is promising another terrific show in 2016. Readers are invited to fly on a magic carpet, rising in association with the fantastic, family adventure of ‘Aladdin’! The eponymous, poor street-urchin goes on a quest to win the heart of the beautiful Princess, and retrieve a mysterious oil-lamp for his longlost uncle (in fact, the evil sorcerer, Abanazer, in disguise). Featuring spectacular sets, stunning costumes and side-splitting comedy, ‘Aladdin’ is a classic Arabian fantasy jam-packed with music and dance, fun and laughter, bravery and love, a magic lamp, a wicked uncle, and, of course, an incredible genie. Will our hero see through the Abanazar’s disguise? Will the beautiful princess find true love? And what’s all the fuss about a dusty, old lamp? Aladdin is being played by children’s TV star, Barney Harwood, with Blackpool’s favourite from BBC Radio Lancashire, Steve Royle, taking the role of Wishee Washee. Performance-times vary, so you are advised to check the theatre’s website - www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk - for full details. Audio-Described and BSL Sign-Interpreted performances can be enjoyed on Saturday, December 17th (at 2pm). The running-time is, approximately, 2 hours 20 minutes, including an interval (although the first, few shows may be longer). Presented by Martin Dodd for UK Productions, ‘Aladdin’ runs from Friday, December 9th, to Sunday, January 8th, 2017; tickets, priced from £16.50 (adults) and £15.50 (children), are available from the Box Office on (01253) 290190, or online at www. blackpoolgrand. co.uk

SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL OUR VISITORS

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ChristmasIdeas “The experience is truly magical” THUS, Brian Anderson, Headteacher of Springhead Primary School, of the inter-active storytime for families and young children staged each Christmas by Newcastle’s New Vic Theatre. ‘Tale Trail to The Snow Queen’ is a bewitching , 45minute performance, devised especially for 3-to-5-yearolds and their grown-ups (and is, moreover a perfect introduction to the magical world of theatre and books for the theatre-in-the-round’s youngest audience-members!). Every Yuletide, the New Vic invites children, grownups and never-growing-ups to step into an exciting , make-believe world, revolving around its festive production. It is a special, immersive theatre experience, where storytelling actors lead you through the world

of a classic children’s story, exploring themes and ideas along the way. In previous years, the theatre has been to C.S. Lewis’s Narnia and Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland; to J.M Barrie’s Neverland and Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, and, in 2016-17, it is inviting readers to join it in the wintry world of ‘The Snow Queen’ by Hans Christian Andersen. ‘Tale Trail’ is about discovering the magical world of words; giving children and their grown-ups a chance to explore stories together; helping to inspire a love of books from a young age. ‘Tale trail’ runs from Saturday, December 10th, to Saturday, December 31st, with performances for nurseries, pre-schools and schools available from Monday, December 12th, to Tuesday, December 20th. Tickets are priced at £7.50, with a school/group ticket costing £150 (for a class-sized group), and can be purchased from the New Vic Box Office on (01782) 717962, or online at www. newvictheatre. org.uk Adapted and directed by Theresa Heskins, ‘The Snow Queen’ can be enjoyed until Saturday, January 29th, 2017.

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Spine-tingling, moving & unforgettable!! THE Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir has appeared at Newcastle’s New Vic Theatre every Christmas for more than 30 years - and the men from the valleys are back on Saturday, December 17th! A leading choir in the land of choirs, ‘The Fron’ is offering its annual concert, bringing the glorious sound of Wales with a programme traditional, Christmas music and an opportunity for the audience to join in with muchloved carols in what promises to be a dynamic and moving concert in traditional, seasonal style.

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Spine-tingling, moving and unforgettable, the choir’s concerts are an instant sell-out, so ensure to book soon! Tickets (priced at £18.50, £22 and £23.50, with concessions) are available from the New Vic Box Office on (01782) 717962, or online at www. newvictheatre. org.uk

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ChristmasInCongleton&BIDDULPH Security, longevity AND style! FOR 48 years, Congleton Glass Co Ltd has taken great pride in adhering to its original ethos of good service, premier quality and excellent workmanship. Since the family business was founded in 1968, it has acquired a nonpareil reputation for providing its customers with the highest-quality windows and doors (including top-rated brands like KAT, Nova and Rockdoor) at eminently-affordable prices. The Royle Street-based company, then, installs all products to correct standards, adhering to strict guidelines on energy-efficiency and ventilation (as set out by FENSA [the Fenestration SelfAssessment Scheme]). Originally comprising just one man and a single van, it is, now, one of the busiest glazing companies in the town, serving clients not only in Cheshire, but also throughout the North-West. The business’s insistence upon first-class products AND service has, of necessity, meant that it has outlasted numerous, other companies unable to match its sheer skill and invaluable, decades-long experience, which has allowed it to identify the quality and values that will enhance and protect a client’s property.

Festive musicality in Congleton CONGLETON Choral Society is staging its annual Christmas Concert at Congleton Town Hall on Saturday, December 17th, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from CCS’s Ticket Secretary on (01260) 276957, Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Tel: (01260) 271095, or online via its ticket agency, Oxboffice (no booking-fee). You can also visit the website: www.congletonchoralsociety.org.uk

Yuletide attractions abound!!

Quite simply, customers may located cheaper products on the market, but these lack the service, support and longevity which Congleton Glass offers.

THERE is no shortage of festive entertainment on offer

in the neighbouring towns of Congleton and Biddulph this

Pay a visit to the company (located by the River Dane, close to the town centre), and you will discover that its stock represents the very latest in window-technology, while its doors provide security, longevity and style.

year.

On Saturday, December 3rd, Congleton’s Daneside

Theatre is the venue for the annual Silk Brass Christmas

All its PVCu products come with a redoubtable, 10-year warranty.

Concert, organised by the Rotary Club of Congleton, and starting at 7.30pm.

As an additional bonus, Congleton Glass features a pleasingly-diverse range of miscellaneous services, including the supply of materials, brokenwindow-repairs and cut-glass and plastics.

The proceeds will go to Claire House Children’s Hospice;

tickets, priced at £10, are available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre (located within Congleton Town Hall, on High Street) on (01260) 271095.

The Park Road theatre is hosting a show by the Louise

Carter School of Dance on Saturday, December 10th, also

YOU can enjoy Emily Smith’s ‘Songs for Christmas’ at St. Lawrence’s Church, Biddulph.

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ChristmasInCongleton&BIDDULPH commencing at 7.30pm. Looking forward to the New Year of 2017, the show,

‘Dick Whittington’, which is being staged by Congleton Pantomime from Saturday, January 14th, to Saturday, January 21st.

The panto has been written by Darren Brown, who is

also directing, with the aid of assistant director, Sandra Copestick.

The show can be enjoyed at 7.30pm, with 2.30pm

matinee performances on Saturdays 14th and 21st,

plus a 1pm one on Sunday 15th; there is also a special

SIGNED performance for the hard-of-hearing and deaf on Sunday,15th, at 5.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £9 (adults) and £7.50

(concessionaries), with ALL tickets costing £9 on Friday

and Saturday evenings, and are on sale from Congleton

NO sign of Dick! Congleton Pantomime is staging ‘Dick Whittington’ at Daneside Theatre in January.

TIC on (01260) 271095; in addition, online tickets can be purchased via: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ congletonpanto

The music season of ‘Biddulph Up in Arms’ continues

Scottish singer, Emily, will be joined by Jamie McClennan and Anna Massie, with tickets priced at £12 In advance) and £14 (on the door).

at St. Lawrence’s Church, Congleton Road, Biddulph,

The same venue is hosting Johnny Coppin’s ‘All on a Winter’s Night’ on Wednesday, December

December 3rd, starting at 8pm.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017.

with Emily Smith’s ‘Songs for Christmas’ on Saturday,

14th, while The Biddulph Arms is staging a performance by Adam Holmes and The Embers on Tickets are available by telephoning organiser, Craig Pickering, on (01782) 523277, or online at www.biddulphupinarms.com

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ChristmasGREETINGS Tommy & Bobby head this year’s Crewe panto!! COMEDY duo, Cannon and Ball, are starring in Cheshire’s biggest pantomime, ‘Aladdin’, at Crewe’s Lyceum Theatre. They will play the parts of PC Tommy and PC Bobby, and will be joined by Sid Sloane, of ‘CBeebies’ fame), who takes the role of Wishee Washee; Malcolm Lord (Widow Twankey) and Dooby Duck, plus Dan Walter as the eponymous Aladdin. ‘Aladdin’ is produced by Odos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer and the company behind the Lyceum Theatre’s recent, record-breaking productions of ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. In a career which has spanned more than 50 years, Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball are best-known for the legendary variety show, ‘The Cannon and Ball Show’, which ran for nine years on ITV1, featuring their classic comedic routines and trademark catchphrases. In addition to their television work, the duo headlined shows throughout the UK and broke box office records in the West End. Having lit up television screens and children’s faces across the country for eleven years as presenter of ‘CBeebies’, Sid Sloane has subsequently toured the UK with his one-man production, ‘Sid’s Show’, where his biggest (yet smallest) fans had the opportunity to meet their favourite star. Sid has also worked for the BBC on voice-overs and radio dramas, and still regularly appears on ‘CBeebies’ on the much-loved show, ‘Let’s Play’. Said the show’s executive producer, Jonathan Kiley: “Once again, we’re delighted to be bringing our band of pantomime magic to the beautiful Crewe Lyceum. “This year, we have assembled a wonderful cast who will be bringing their talents to the stage in an unmissable family panto, perfect for all ages.” Added Lyceum Theatre director, Gordon Millar: “’Aladdin’ is set to be a fantastic pantomime adventure to be enjoyed by both young and old across Cheshire and

Staffordshire. “We are very lucky to have such a fantastic cast with us here in Crewe. Audiences are in for a treat with coimic geniuses, Cannon and Ball, and Sid Sloane, live on-stage. “Understandably, ‘Aladdin’ is on-track to be the most popular pantomine on record at the Lyceum, so book early to avoid missing out!” Tickets are already selling fast for ‘Aladdin’ to smash box office records set by ‘Cinderella’ last year. ‘Aladdin’ runs from Saturday, December 10th, to Saturday, December 31st, and tickets can be booked at crewelyceum.co.uk

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ChristmasGREETINGS A DOG IS FOR LIFE - AND NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS!! THAT’S a message, upon which all advertisers upon this page agree most vehemently! For this reason, Leisure Gazette urges all readers NOT to purchase puppies (however cute they [inevitably] are) in a ‘spur-of-the-moment’ mood - and this applies to not only to the so-called festive season, but also to every month of the year! In short, creatures should only be purchased as pets, once the cost of their up-keep, good health and status within the family environment have been FULLY thought out!

Clean up after your pet and worm it regularly; in addition, protect against disease (obviously your vet can provide you with the requisite advice). Prevent unwanted litters and neuter your pet, when appropriate. Groom your pet regularly; also, control it, ensuring that that it is properly identified (micro-chipping is a great boon, here).

It is an indubitable fact that the main priority for all pet-loving readers is to provide your favourite creature with a long, healthy life. Readers wishing to be genuinely responsible pet-owners need to consider cogently numerous points. Think carefully before getting a pet and ascertain its special requirements; then, ensure that he or she is sociable and well-trained. Provide a nutritious, well-balanced diet and apposite housing and bedding.

‘Give a Dog a Christmas Dinner’!! AS this year’s festive season draws ever nearer, the owners and staff of this remarkable, local animal welfare organisation will, once again, be making their annual appeal, ‘Give a Dog a Christmas Dinner’. Each and every year, the City Dogs’ Home is inundated during the so-called ‘Season of Good Will’ and the immediate New Year period, with myriad canines discarded, following ‘impulse buys’ of ‘cute’ puppies as pets. The CHH is passionate about caring for local dogs which (for whatever reason) have been given up, abandoned, lost, are stray, and there is nobody left to care for them. Thousands of them through its kennels during the 30 years it has been providing a rescue-service, and the Home has rescued and re-homed many hundreds of dogs during the interim period. As a result, the Home (which cares for dogs around the clock every day) really does need readers’ help. Many of the canines sent to the CDH are often abused, abandoned or in poor condition, and usually require medical attention. This Christmastime, the Home is asking for the simple things in a dog’s life, such as blankets, food, and bedding, to keep the dogs warm during the winter months. If you could spare a dog-blanket, tins of food, dried food, bedding, or anything else that can make a difference to the care which the Home provides, and allow the dogs to be warm and well-fed this year, its staff would be most grateful. Please bring your item or items to Signal Reception, or drop it or them at City Dogs’ Home, 192, Brookhouse Lane, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 8ND, Tel: 01782 304130. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND REMEMBER - A DOG IS FOR LIFE!

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OUTANDABOUT2016 A JANUARY visit to Newcastle’s New Vic Theatre by ‘The Pasadenas’ is getting to be a New Vic tradition - and why not?!

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With the best arrangements and the finest musicians, when it comes to enthusiastic dance band and early swing music, the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has no equal. On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017, the New Vic show will offer syncopated sophistication and toe-tapping fun in an infectious celebration of the era, featuring all-time classics from the greats, such as Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Tickets for the performance (which starts at 7.30pm) are priced at £18.50, £22 and £23.50, with concessions and Under-16s Go Free, and are available from the New Vic Box Office or online at www.newvictheatre.org.uk

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THE now-traditional appearance by The Albion Band at Newcastle’s New Vic Theatre offers a special Christmas concert on Wednesday, December 14th. Four, great musicians feature in a guided tour through the Yuletide customs of Britain, via readings, folk carols and music. The evening comprises the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band), Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guv’nor himself, Ashley Hutchings, founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band. Lauded by The Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the Corporate Christmas”, the show starts at 7.30pm, and tickets (priced at £17, £19.50 and £21, with concessions and Under-16s Go Free) are available from the New Vic Box Office on (01782) 717962, or online at www.newvictheatre.org.uk

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

‘Christmas by Candlelight’ at St. James’s ACCLAIMED, local choral group, the Barbara Walton Singers, is presenting its traditional, spectacular evening of carols and readings in a candlelit church. ‘Christmas by Candlelight’ takes place at St. James the Less Church, on Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, on Wednesday, December 21st, commencing at 8pm. The conductor for will be the Singers’ Artistic Director, David Burrowes, and Michael Lambert the organist. The church is warm and comfortable, with access for wheelchair-users and secure parking located close-by. Tickets, priced at £8 (reserved), £6 (unreserved) and £2 (young students), are available on (01889) 502377; from A Major Music Supplies, 45, Bridge Street, Newcastleunder-Lyme, Tel: (01782) 634634. You can also book online on www. barbara-waltonsingers.org. uk or via email: bookings@ barbara-waltonsingers.org.uk or at the door on the night.

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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS MAKING a welcome return to Hanley’s Victoria Hall on Thursday, December 15th, is the perenniallypopular show, ‘Beyond the Barricade’. Recreating original West End/ Broadway musical hit-songs with amazing authenticity, a cast of past principal performers from ‘Les Mis’erables’, including Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, perform classics from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘The Jersey Boys’, climaxing with a spectacular finale from ‘Les Mis’erables’! Tickets for the show (which commences at 7.30pm) are priced from £25.50 (£23.5 online/phone), and are available on 0844 871 7649 or online at www.atgtickets. com/stoke

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HOMEIMPROVEMENTS2016 KEEP WARM & SAFE IN WINTER Thermal commonsense!! FREQUENTLY, the simplest ideas are the best! Several, thin layers of clothing will keep you warmer than one, thick layer, as the layers trap warm air; clothes made from wool, cotton and fleecy, synthetic fibres are a good choice. Start with thermal underwear, warm tights or socks, and always wear gloves and a hat when you go out.

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HOMEIMPROVEMENTS2016 KEEP WARM & SAFE IN WINTER When sitting indoors, keep a shawl or blanket handy in case you feel cold: try to keep your feet up, as the air is cooler at ground-level. Wear warm clothes in bed: when very cold, wear thermal underwear, bed-socks and even a hat (a lot of heat is lost through your head!). Use a hot-water bottle or an electric blanket to warm the bed (but it’s not safe to use both together). Don’t sit or stand outside for long periods, as you’ll quickly get cold, and choose boots with non-slip soles and a warm lining or wear thermal socks (this keeps your feet warm and keep you safe, if the ground is slippy).

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OUTANDABOUT2016 “Exhilarating” musical is Hanley-bound!! DON’T miss your chance to see a record-breaking, critically-acclaimed, new production of ‘Funny Girl’ at The Regent Theatre, Hanley, for one week only next year. Director, Michael Mayer’s, version of the perenniallypopular musical (which brought global fame to Barbra Streisand 50 years ago) boasts some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including ‘People’ and ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’. ‘Funny Girl’ tells the story of Fanny Brice, whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from Brooklyn vaudeville singer to Broadway star. Director, Michael Mayer’s, West End credits include ‘Spring Awakening’ (Lyric Hammersmith) and Novello Theatre) and ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (Shaftesbury Theatre).

Direction of a Musical), ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (Drama Desk Award for Best Direction of a Musical), and ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ (Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Direction of a Musical).

For Broadway, his work includes ‘Hedwig and the Angry Itch’ (Tony Award nomination for Best Director), ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’ , ‘American Idiot’ (Drama Desk Award for Dest Direction of a Musical), ‘Spring Awakening’ (Tony Award for Best

Mayer made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, with a celebrated, new production of Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’.

For television, his work includes ‘Smash’ and ‘Alpha House’, and, for cinema, his credits include ‘A Home at the End of the World’, ‘Flicka’ and (currently in post-production) Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’.

The music of ‘Funny Girl’ is by Jules Styne, with lyrics by Bob Merill and book by Isobel Lennart (from her own original story). Choreography is by Lynne Page, and the design-team comprises Michael Pavelka (sets), Matthew Wright (costumes), Mark Henderson (lighting), and Richard Brooker (sound); Alan Williams has provided the musical supervision and arrangements, with orchestrations by Chris Walker. Michael Mayer’s vivacious production has wit, charm and energy, sparkling choreography and a strong, ebullient cast” thundered The Financial Times, while The Evening Standard opined that it “triumphantly reinvents ‘Funny Girl’ for a new generation.” ‘The show enjoyed a ‘sold-out’ run at The Menier Chocolate Factory in 2015, and, then, returned to the West End for the first time in 50 years, at The Savoy Theatre, from April 9th, 2016. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Scott Landis Productions, Chocolate Factory Productions, Dante Di Loreto and Michael Harrison, ‘Funny Girl’ can be enjoyed at the Piccaddily venue from Tuesday, March 28th, to Saturday, April 1st, at 7.30pm, with 2.30pm matinee performances on Thursday and Saturday.

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WINTERMOTORING2016 Spurious fuel - efficiency claims exposed A MERE two models deliver their advertised fuel-economy, when actually driven on the road. That’s the claim of comprehensive, new figures, which show that thousands of other models are 30% worse on average in the ‘real world’! Some popular cars, such as the Fiat 500 and Ford Fiesta, achieved barely half the advertised mileage. Experts aver that the result of this is that drivers are being misled, ending up paying far more to drive; furthermore, they warn that a stricter, official test (scheduled to start in 2017) will only close about the half the gap between official and real fuel-efficiency.

Published by testing company, Emissions Analytics, the data uses onboard equipment to measure fuel-mileage over four hours of real-world driving, in contrast to the official, regulatory test which is a laboratory-based exercise. The worst hiatus between official miles per gallon (mpg) and real-world performance was recorded by the Fiat 500 (which is rated at 70.6mpg, but delivered a pathetic 39mpg on the road - a 45% drop! Other favoured, petrol-powered vehicles displaying performances that are at least 40% worse on the road include the UK’s most popular car, the Ford Fiesta, in addition to the Ford Focus, Toyota Yaris and Mini Hatch. (Meanwhile, some diesel vehicles [which generally offer superior fuel-efficiency] also had 40% gaps, notably the Volkswagen Golf and Peugeot 308). The only cars to produce better fuel-efficiency on the road were the 4.7-litre Aston Martin Vantage (giving 21.5mpg in reality, 5% higher than in the lab), and the 3.7-litre Nissan 370Z (which, at 26.8mpg, was 1% better on the road).

Providing the worst, actual fuel-economy was the BMW X5, with just 16.2mpg, with the Range Rover Sport (17.5mpg) and the Porsche Cayenne (at 17.8mpg) coming an unenviable second and third, all well below their official ratings. Said Nick Molden, chief executive of Emissions Analytics: “Drivers have been misled by the official numbers, but, even when the new system comes in next September, it won’t solve the problem.” Molden stressed that tests had to be conducted on real roads, in order to know what cars really do in normal driving (something which happens in the USA, where road-tests are used to police the system). The data showed that cars with small engines had the biggest gap between official economy and asctual performance, and those with big engines possessed the smallest lacuna.

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MUSICALMISCELLANY Enjoy ‘The Magic of Vienna’ - Prosit! AS ever, early-January at Hanley’s Victoria Hall is synonymous with the popular, annual Viennese concert, staged by Manchester’s worldfamous Hallé orchestra!

On Friday, January 6th, 2017, the concert will offer myriad, perennially-popular favourites (with many of the tunes you love) from the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, including works by Johann Baptist Strauss II (or ‘The Younger’), including the ‘Gypsy Baron’ March; Pizzicato Polka; Austrian Village Swallow Waltz; Mit Dampf Polka Schnell Op. 70; and, of course, the ‘On the Beautiful Blue Danube’ Waltz, and his father, Johann (‘The Elder’) Strauss: the Radetsky March . The programme will also feature Suppé’s ‘Light Cavalry’ Overture; the Feuerfest Polka of Josek Strauss; and the Gold and Silver Waltz of Lehár.

You haven’t seen in the New Year until you’ve raised a glass of champagne to Vienna, where songs are sweeter than ‘sachertorte’, and every waltz awakens a thousand tender memories. The concert - appositely named ‘The Magic of Vienna’ - will be conducted by Stephen Bell, with Joshua Elliott the tenor soloist.

Tickets for the concert (which commences at 7.30pm) are priced at £16-£32, and can be purchased from Music Mania Box Office, 3-6, Piccadilly Arcade, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Tel: (01782) 206000; they are also available online at www.musicmaniauk.com

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MUSICAL MISCELLANY ‘Classical Fairytales’ in full flow! THE second of its four appearances in Stoke-on-Trent Classics 2016/7 at Hanley’s Victoria Hall sees the BBC Philharmonic performing under the baton of its chief conductor, Juanjo Mena, on Friday, December 9th. BBC Radio 3’s New Generation artist, Siberian-born Pavel Kolesnikov, will combine with the orchestra to perform the astonishing Piano Concerto No. 2 of the young Frédéric Chopin (1810-49). The festive season will be brought to life by a performance of extracts from the magical ‘Nutcracker’ by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovky (1840-93). The concert also includes Four Slavonic Dances by Anton Dvor’ak (1841-1904), and ‘Night on a Bare Mountain’ by Modest Mussorgsky (1839-81), arranged by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). Tickets for the concert (which starts at 7.30pm) are priced at £16-£32, and can be purchased from Music Mania Box Office, 3-6, Piccadilly Arcade, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent , Tel: (01782) 206000, and are also available online at www. musicmaniauk.com

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