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he launch of Southside couldn’t be happening at a better time, our area is booming and this is an exciting time for businesses and residents alike.

Our £400 million airport tramline has just celebrated its first birthday with thousands of passengers making a grand total of 1.88 million journeys since the line opened last year. July saw the opening of Wythenshawe’s brand new £6 million transport interchange, the next link in the chain of regeneration for Wythenshawe and South Manchester. Built by local apprentices it has been about jobs and employment from the outset. Those of us who live and work in Wythenshawe have always known what a great location our garden city is, it now appears that this is reaching a much wider audience. In June the M22 postcode featured in the top ten postcodes in the Country for house price increases. In the same month the airport announced £1billion worth of investment in its transformation programme. Doubling the number of airport jobs to 40,000 within 30 years and adding 10m annual passengers in 10 years. MediPark, created by the University Hospital of South Manchester is aiming to attract major life science and medical research companies, with hopes that by 2026, it will employ around 4,500 people. Finally only last month during President Xi Jinping's visit to Manchester a £130m 'China Cluster' was announced to lure Far East firms to Airport City, as part of our £800m business park project. It is a fantastic story of renewed confidence in our area. I hope that Southside, as well as celebrating the ongoing achievements and successes of South Manchester, will be able to play its part in connecting local residents to the jobs and opportunities being generated by our amazing renaissance.

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Thousands of jobs just waiting for YOU in 2016


ith the onset of New Year, why not make one of your resolutions to be that 2016 will be the year when you embark on a new job and career? On 11 December 2016, there is a ‘Get Ready to Get Hired’ event being held at Wythenshawe Forum. It presents an exclusive opportunity for residents in M22 and M23 to get the help and advice about how they can claim one of these jobs for themselves. Following this, on 13 January 2016, Manchester Airport will be holding a Jobs Fair, where there will be 2,500 skilled/non-skilled roles available on part-time and full-time basis. The Get Ready to Get Hired event will deliver help and guidance on CV writing, presentation tips, interview skills and travel advice. Those who attend will be able to pre-register for the Airport Jobs Fair for exclusive early access, since it is envisaged a large number of people will be interested in attending this event. Make sure you put these dates in your diary so that 2016 is the year you take control of your working life. For further information visit or call Emma Molloy on 0161 219 6465.

Serving the Local Community at Wythenshawe Hospital


ythenshawe Hospital benefits from several busy cafés which provide an invaluable service for patients, visitors & staff. The Royal Voluntary Service café (formerly WRVS) is run mainly by volunteers and can be found just inside the Main Outpatients Entrance.

There are many reasons why people volunteer, for example: to get out and meet people; to give something back to the local community; unemployed and hoping to move towards paid work. Our café provides excellent experience of retail, fast food and customer service. We provide our volunteers with a wide range of training and support. Our profits support the nationwide work of the Royal Voluntary Service which provides practical solutions for elderly people struggling with loneliness and isolation. If you would like to find out more, please contact - via our website:

Message from the Editor Welcome to this, the first issue of Southside magazine, the publication for everyone living, working or with an interest in Wythenshawe and Northenden. Southside will deliver local news, views and information to the thousands of people that call M22 and M23 ‘home’, and to the large numbers of businesses that thrive and grow there. Significant investment from both the private and public sectors have been – and continue to be – pumped into M22 and M23, providing jobs and career opportunities for local residents - and for others from outside its borders. Airport City; the growing numbers of passengers and freight flying into and from Manchester Airport, and the associated positive knock-on effects for local businesses can’t be ignored. And it is opportunities like these that have helped Wythenshawe and Northenden grow into the substantial commercial hub it is today. A number of local enterprises have their roots in Wythenshawe and Northenden – and are often headed up by success stories. Businesses such as: Brodericks; Cardinal Maritime; Timpson; Bespoke Cleaning Company, Chevron and others have all thrived in the M22 and M23 postcodes, encouraging the ‘can do’ attitude Wythenshawe and Northenden people are famous for. Add to these a variety of actors, musicians, sports people and personalities, and it’s not difficult to see why companies and organisations see the wealth of potential in the towns inhabitants. Southside will promote everything that is positive about Wythenshawe and Northenden, and there is much to be proud of, so let’s get the message out! The next issue of Southside comes out in March 2016, send us your news and events by 10 February.


Airport City jobs will be welcome across Wythenshawe


irport City Manchester is one of the most exciting business destinations in development today, and one of the most significant in the UK since the 2012 Olympic Park.

Comprising five million sq ft of premium office space, hotels, advanced manufacturing, logistics facilities and ancillary retail. Situated adjacent to Manchester airport, it is perfectly positioned for the UK, Europe and the world and is expected to bring a significant number of jobs to the area. In October, during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the airport, Airport City Manchester launched a £130m International Business Cluster, which aims to appeal to companies from far and wide, but particularly from the Far East. His Excellency, Xi Jinping and Prime Minister David Cameron, witnessed the launch of the Cluster, which will provide a commercial base for Chinese and other international businesses arriving in the UK and offering a wide range of high quality office premises.

Wuhan Square - Airport City Airport City Manchester is a joint venture partnership that brings together Manchester Airports Group (MAG), Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG), Carillion PLC, the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) and Development Manager, Argent.

The new cluster consists of two areas, Wuhan Square, which comprises 200,000 sq ft of BREEAM ‘Excellent’ offices, serviced apartments and retail accommodation, in a 4 building cluster, each 6 storeys in height; and Shenzhen Gardens, three storeys of 15,000 sq ft, BREEAM ‘Excellent’, Grade A office accommodation.

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Boy band stars at the Addy Youth charity, Manchester Young Lives was recently delighted to host rising stars boy band ‘Race the Horizon’ at the Addy Young Person’s Centre in Wythenshawe. More than 100 local youngsters turned out to meet and greet the band who played a series of their new songs as well as spending time talking to young people. The band members Kris, Craig and Jay, originally from Manchester, make no secret of their similar backgrounds to the young people who Manchester Young Lives works with everyday and say they are thrilled to be supporting the charity and admire its work. The band who recently came runners up in Britain’s Got Talent, are headlining a fundraising concern on 17th December in Manchester at Deansgate Locks with all proceeds going to support the charity. For enquiries about tickets please contact:

Nacro Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning working in Wythenshawe What do our courses help with? Outdoor learning courses run by Nacro GMOL, have proven to be incredibly effective in the promotion of: • Improving performance at school/college and the work place • Personal, social and emotional development including well being • Team building • Skills for life & work Why are we successful? Suitably qualified staff are committed to the personal, social and educational development of children, young people and the wider community. Nacro Greater Manchester Outdoor Learning delivers quality outdoor learning for schools, colleges, the voluntary sector and the community working with children, young people and adults. It provides a range of fun, adventure and challenging inclusive activities which ensure an holistic approach to outdoor Learning. Where are we based? Based in Wythenshawe Park Horticultural & Learning centre, set in 109 hectares of open parkland in South Manchester, the park allows Nacro to provide activities within the grounds and has proved to be a good base for low-level activities, events and camping.

The skills, knowledge and experience of the staff allow the creation of meaningful learning experiences in a positive environment. Engaging groups in fun and active reviews, participants can reflect and think about what they have discovered about themselves and others. They are encouraged to transfer these skills into all areas of their lives, and staff support individuals in expressing and sharing feelings and opinions, helping them develop and discover new choices and possibilities. Wythenshawe Park Adventure Club Providing fun, adventure and challenge activities for young people aged 11-19 on Saturdays and during school holidays.

These activities are one of the most powerful and effective tools for engaging young people. The club offers a wide range of adventure options, including: mountain biking; cycling; kayaking; canoeing; raft building, orienteering and team building. Other activities include: indoor and outdoor climbing gorge walking; mountaineering; scrambling, camping and residential experiences. The Adventure Club provides personal development opportunities by improving well-being and skills for life and work through fun, adventure and challenge. To get involved, contact Tel: 0161 371 5363 Nacro GMOL Bike Club: provides cycling events, bike mechanic workshops and community cycle rides every Sunday. The D of E Award Centre We provide an open Award centre for young people aged 14 – 24 The Open D of E Centre is a place where youngster can complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. A D of E programme is a real adventure from beginning to end, Youngsters just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa playing video games. For more information, Tel: 0161 371 5363


Manchester Credit Union expands its services T

housands of Wythenshawe residents are already members of Manchester Credit Union, whose branch is situated in the middle of Wythenshawe civic centre. Credit unions are a great place to save, with free life insurance which doubles your savings should tragedy strike. Why not start saving now in our Christmas Club? You can also access affordable loans, for anything from Christmas, to that new car or kitchen. Over the years. local people have saved £millions in interest each year by using the credit union, instead of other expensive alternatives, such as pay weekly stores. A loan from MCU gives you the cash to buy things at a discount, instead of paying through the nose elsewhere. The Wythenshawe branch is about to have a makeover in order to make room for a new apprentice. Anyone interested in this position should contact The credit union, which has been serving Wythenshawe residents for almost 20 years, now has a new customer service point at Sale Waterside on Mondays from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Manchester Credit Union also opened its first ever branch in Manchester city centre, with a special ceremony on International Credit Union Day.

The branch was opened by Julie Hesmondhalgh, well known for her role as Hayley Cropper in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. Julie, who lives within Manchester Credit Union’s common bond, signed up for credit union membership at the official opening. Christine Moore, Manchester Credit Union Chief Executive, said: “We were delighted to have opened our new flagship city-centre branch and head office on International Credit Union Day. “This year’s theme, ‘People Helping People’, embraces the longstanding credit union philosophy on which credit unions in Britain are founded. Together with other credit unions across the Greater Manchester City Region we are offering a real financial alternative to people across the city.”

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The Airport Academy getting people into work M

anchester Airport is like a small town, open seven days a week, 365 days a year, and employs around 20,000 people in a wide variety of jobs ranging from retail and catering, to security and aircraft handling. To help local people find work on the site, it has developed an Airport Academy which, in the last four years, has helped nearly 1000 people to find work, via courses that often have an 80% success rate. The Academy offers a wide range of training, from CV writing assistance to fully accredited qualifications, presenting job-seekers with the skills they need to go to work. Designed to equip people of different backgrounds and abilities with the confidence, support and knowledge needed to work within the unique environment of a busy International Airport, The Airport Academy presents employers with fully prepared candidates that are matched to Manchester Airport vacancies. The Airport Academy has developed close links with on-site employers, offering candidates unique advice on application and interview. On 13 January, 2016, the Academy will be a part of a Jobs Fair, where there will be a huge number of skilled/non-skilled roles available on part-time and full-time basis, many of which will be permanent.

Visit our Wythenshawe Office at: Suite 5, The Civic Centre, Wythenshawe, Town Centre, Manchester M22 5RQ We have specialists in the following areas to help you: • CRIMINAL DEFENCE • FAMILY AND CHILDREN LAW • HOUSING • PERSONAL INJURY • IMMIGRATION & NATIONALITY Tel: 0161 834 3114 24 Hour Police Station Call Out 07977 402020 Contracted with the Legal Aid Agency

If you would like to work in: • Customer service – retail/ passenger services/hotel and hospitality/food and beverage positions • Manual work - baggage handling/HGV/coaches/valet parking/warehousing/ cleaning/security roles the experienced team at The Airport Academy can guide you through the process towards the jobs best suited to your aspirations, skills and experience. The Academy team have been successful in placing more than 170 people into work within the airport in recent months and you could easily be one of them. To find out more call : 0161 489 3907/4527 and speak to Natalie or Mike The Airport Academy, Upper Level Rail Station, Manchester Airport, M90 3RR Email:

Citizens Advice advises spending caution in run-up to Christmas At Christmas it’s all too easy to find yourself starting 2016 in debt. Citizens Advice Manchester has some top tips to avoid paying for Christmas this time next year. • Work out how much you are going to spend – and stick to it. • Remember that rent, mortgage, utility bills, and other existing debts still have to be paid. • If you need more money, don’t run up an overdraft without talking to your bank first. • Check for hidden extras in credit agreements. Interest-free credit sounds attractive, but if you don’t pay on time, or miss a payment, you could have to pay more. • Be wary of extended warranties; the cost of repairs could be less than the cost of the warranty. A crucial thing to consider is…don’t buy from unauthorised traders and don’t borrow from unauthorised lenders. To get in touch with Citizens Advice Manchester you can visit which provides a wealth of information and factsheets. Alternatively telephone 03444 111 222; the team may be able to solve your problem over the phone or make you an appointment at a range of venues in Wythenshawe. Or drop into the Information Hub at Manchester Town Hall, Monday – Friday between 9.30am and 2.30pm.


forum gym taking s Work has started on an exciting new gym project at the Forum Centre which will completely transform the current health and fitness offer. The refurbishment project, valued at £250,000, will see the creation of a brand new performance space downstairs. In addition, there will be new state of the art Technogym and Escape Fitness equipment throughout and new décor to bring a brighter, more modern feel. The number of equipment stations will increase by 25 across the existing gym and new performance space. The leisure element of the centre is managed on behalf of the Trust by GLL, under the Better brand. Andy King, Regional Director, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Wythenshawe Forum Trust on this project. Eddie Flanagan and his team at the Trust are passionate about the local community and in bringing first class facilities to Wythenshawe. “This project will certainly enhance what is currently available and we look forward to welcoming new and old customers along to what will be one of the best gyms in Manchester. It will be a great addition to the already fantastic community facility at the Forum.” The gym will reopen at 9am on Saturday 12th December. Members are able to use any other Better leisure centre in Manchester during this period at no extra cost.

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m project shape A taste of things to come Forum Flavours, managed by artisan caterers Obson & Co, has had a makeover with new furniture already in place and a variety of modern menus. All food is freshly prepared by the onsite chefs, who also cater for private functions and business meetings or large-scale events. Choose from deli sandwiches, the well-stocked salad bar, snacks and hot meals, with breakfast available from 8.00am. The cafe serves the Paddy & Scotts premium coffee range. Afternoon tea is served from 2.00pm and is accompanied by a tempting range of home-cooked tray bakes, cookies and cakes.

More than a library The Forum Library is a hub of activity – a peaceful haven for reading, research or surfing online – and also a home for family activities, events, clubs and meetings. One of the busiest libraries in Manchester, many activities on offer are designed to encourage young readers embrace and enjoy a lifelong love of reading. Not just for community, Forum Library offers excellent business resources through membership – onsite reference library, inventor’s information point and the 24-hour online Cobra (Complete Business Reference database). New for 2015 is the ‘Maker’s Area’ facility that encourages creativity, free thought, and problem solving. Customers have free use of equipment such as a 3D printer, Apple Mac computers, programming software, tablets, Smart TV, 3D doodle pens, a sewing machine and much more. The Summer Reading Challenge was completed by 228 children, with the winner of the city-wide challenge coming from Northenden. This is just one of the many diverse events hosted by the library... family learning festivals, Grand Day Out Easter egg hunt, U3A presentations, exotic animal handling, and even the occasional book signing!

Expanding horizons The latest addition to onsite services is Forum Travel, located just inside the library. A coach travel specialist, the knowledgeable staff can sort out any requirement for trips out around the region, for city breaks on a nationwide basis, or for luxury travel to European destinations. As agents for National Express and National Holidays, Shearings, Super Break, Alfa, Bullocks and more, Forum Travel has regular promotions and deals across all operators. They also sell coach and rail cards for travel in the UK. Christmas promotions are available for London shopping trips, Edinburgh Christmas markets and other UK cities.


Cardinal Maritime’s expansion move should bring new jobs to Wythenshawe


ocal logistics firm Cardinal Maritime is set to spread its roots after buying a neighbouring property firm.

The Wythenshawe-based business has swooped for Austrian-owned Promoa GMBH, in a move that gives it ownership of a warehouse on Harling Road, along with 2.8 acres of prime development land which is less than a kilometre from the company’s head office, on Leestone Road.

It is currently used as storage for its Cardinal Plus ‘3PL’ clients, who range from importers of toys, fashionwear, furniture, home appliances and many other consumer focused items. Brian Hay, Cardinal Maritime’s Chief Executive, said: “Growing up in Wythenshawe, I would pass the Harling Road building on the bus and I was intrigued by its art-deco style and the history associated with it. It may sound romantic, but I am thrilled to own it now.

The 40,000 sq. ft. property on Harling Road is a Grade II listed building, which was designed and completed in 1942 to garage 100 Greater Manchester Buses. During the Second World War, the Ministry of Aircraft Production seconded the building and used it as a site to assemble wings for the Avro Lancasters.

“Our 38,000 sq. ft. head office and Harling Road facilities are at full capacity, it was vital that we looked for additional space. The 2.8 acres next to the existing building will allow us to build our third facility in the Wythenshawe area.”

Prior to the purchase, Cardinal Maritime were tenants of the Harling Road building for three years.

The company aims to construct a 50,000 plus sq. ft warehouse facility on the site and is expected to create a further 20 jobs.

Brian Hay Mr Hay, added: “As a company, we are committed to the local area and developing local talent. Our aim is to train and inspire the next generation of freight professionals here in Wythenshawe. “The Cardinal Maritime Academy currently has a number of apprentices, and I work with local schools and colleges as a mentor. My assigned mentee from the local Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA), whom I spent over six months mentoring, has just joined Cardinal Maritime in a full time role.”

Eating well is for everyone R

eal Food Wythenshawe is a five-year, £1million Big Lottery funded community food campaign that was launched in September 2012, with match funding from key partners in the public, private and voluntary sector in Manchester.

everyone, regardless of age, budget, ability or how much time you have to spare. Working in partnership with The Manchester College, Real Food Wythenshawe has established a groundbreaking Geodome, an innovative sustainable food system which supplies healthy food to the college catering courses as well as enhancing awareness of connections between food, health and climate change – a living classroom.

“ I like to inspire people about the food they eat.”

The project came about from the successful campaign that was created to challenge the outdated and negative images of the community of Wythenshawe.

Jacqueline Naraynsingh - Real Food Programme Manager, said: “The main aim of this Project is to inspire the people of Wythenshawe - which covers an area of 11 square miles and 83,751 people - about the food they eat, with a slogan of ‘Grow it. Cook it. Eat it!’” From plant to plate, the campaign, which is led by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG), encourages and supports residents to take control over what they and their families eat by promoting ways that people can grow their own produce, learn to cook healthy, economical meals using local, seasonal produce. It demonstrates that healthy eating and ‘real food’ is possible for



The Real Food Team is developing a programme of educational tours and visits to experience the science around growing food in a more sustainable way. The Geodome will demonstrate modern and experimental growing techniques including aquaponics, hydroponics, vermi-culture and fungi-culture.

Real Food Wythenshawe

Why Cheadle Hulme School? Edward Fluck

Whether joining Cheadle Hulme School at the beginning of that journey in our wonderful Reception class, entering the Senior School aged 11, or joining us for the final crucial Sixth Form years, it is the individual child that we see and educate.

Edward is a Sports Scholar and has played with the First XI Cricket Team from a young age, alongside captaining the U15 Football Team, playing at fly half on the Rugby Squad and competing with Cheshire County Cricket Club.

Each child is a learner who has their own strengths, skills and talents, as well as those areas where they feel less confident or which they find more demanding. Our job is to foster personal confidence, develop skills and enable each individual to fulfil their academic potential. We aim to achieve this through a challenging, dynamic and relevant education which values individual effort, active engagement, collaborative learning and which deepens thinking and communication skills.

Year 11 Sports Scholar

CHS is a challenging, lively, fun and winning School to be at where teachers recognise your individual qualities.


ach child is unique – and so is their educational journey.

At Cheadle Hulme School, we believe that it is our role to provide each child with the skills and opportunities to help them to make the very best of their journey: to challenge them academically, to give them opportunities for personal and social development, leadership and commitment to service, preparing them to be the best that they can be.

Being a Sports Scholar has opened up lots of opportunities for me. I have been able to develop my skills and push myself to progress.

Why CHS? Find out for yourself by contacting our Admissions Team on 0161 488 3345, or at, to arrange a personal tour.


Job interview and nothing to wear... Smart Works can help


f you are a woman with a confirmed job interview, Smart Works will give you a complete outfit (yours to keep) and advice on how to get the job.

At Smart Works, we dress and train women for interview. We see you when you have a confirmed job interview lined up, and help you look great, feel confident and get the job. Each appointment lasts about two hours. In that time, we will give you a complete outfit, chosen especially for you, and one-to-one advice and training. We have an expert, experienced and welcoming team who know how to work with you to give you the best possible chance of getting the job. Our high quality clothes are donated by other working women or come direct from our retail partners. Smart Works has a long track record of success. Over the last five years, we have dressed, trained and helped almost 6000 women back into work. In 2014, 59% got the job. We would love to welcome you to Smart Works. To book an appointment, simply ask your employment adviser at a Job Centre Plus, Work Programme provider, housing association or other organisation to call us. All we ask is that you have a job interview lined up. We will then make the booking over the phone and give you a time to come and see us. It is as simple as that. Ask your employment adviser to call and book your appointment on 0161 974 0669.



ementia Friendly Swimming sessions have taken place at Wythenshawe Forum this year and are part of a health project to build a network of dementia friendly pools for people affected by the condition. Delivered in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association and Manchester City Council, the Dementia Friendly Swimming project is part of a wider public health campaign to create dementia friendly communities across England. Manchester is one of the first areas in the country to pilot the project and has almost 4,000 people living with the condition. What is a Dementia Friendly Swimming session? The swimming sessions focus on the needs of those living with dementia and their carers. They offer the opportunity to socialise and swim in a safe and supportive environment with trained staff on hand. At Wythenshawe Forum, this has meant increasing staff awareness and understanding of the condition. Key staff have attended in-depth dementia awareness training, delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society, and there are opportunities for others to attend a Dementia Friends workshop. The centre is also looking at how it can create a dementia friendly environment. This may include additional signage, making group changing areas available, providing an allocated area in the pool to swim during sessions or creating a quiet area where people attending can go if needed.

The initiative is already proving popular, enabling those affected by dementia and their carers to enjoy quality time together and to maintain their fitness and wellbeing levels. Dementia Friendly swims take place every Friday at Wythenshawe Forum, 1.00-2pm. If you are affected by the condition or are caring for someone who does and you enjoy swimming, why not come along and try a session? Please contact Catriona Sudlow on 07583 134810 or at for further details or to arrange attendance.

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Jobcentre Plus to host December Jobsfair


Jobsfair on Thursday 3rd December

obcentre Plus is working closely with employers to offer jobs that are suitable for local residents. In Wythenshawe, the Jobcentre on Wavell Road will be hosting a Jobsfair on Thursday 3rd December, the first of many similar events where local employers will be promoting their job vacancies.

If you are currently receiving an out of work benefit ask your Work Coach about this event. There will also be great opportunities for eligible residents to gain worthwhile work experience. If you are receiving an out of work benefit, the barrier preventing you from getting a job might be a lack of recent work experience. But if you can’t get the job then how do you gain the experience? Let Jobcentre Plus help you to break out of this catch-22 situation by finding you a suitable placement that will put you on the first step to a better future. Jobcentre Plus recently re-launched their Manchester and Cheshire Twitter accounts. We share information on local jobs, advice, events and opportunities between 8am and 11pm, 7 days a week. How do I find jobs? Getting started is easy. Simply search online for @JCPinManchester or @JCPinCheshire using your smartphone, tablet or computer and then click this link:

Technology and space at The Forum is the business


he Forum Library has lots of resources to help you get your business started, and take the next steps to success. The new Maker Space area has a range of business information from books on starting up to databases to help you target customers, research your market or find out about protecting your idea. If you’re a library card holder you can access the COBRA database from home too. The Complete Business Reference Advisor has thousands of factsheets for anyone running a business with information on tax, insurance, managing staff, etc, plus the Business Opportunity Profiles clearly explain the issues of starting up for hundreds of different small business types. What you might be surprised to find is some of the new technology available to use. Would-be designers can use the software on the iMac to create new marketing campaigns, edit video, record audio, as well as design in “3D” using Google SketchUp. But it doesn’t stop there: a 3D printer can turn your ideas into reality! And the new Sprout PC is perfect for creatives to manipulate images and designs using the in-built 3D scanner. The new “maker space” has a layout that can be adapted to meetings, networking sessions, seminars and workshops. Recent events have included a talk by Carla Taylor from Penelope’s Kitchen at Media City, and a live screening from London featuring Deborah Meaden from Dragon’s Den as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. With access to PCs, wi-fi and the resources at the Business & Intellectual Property Centre at Central Library, it’s a great place to do business.

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JUST TURN UP 0870 840 7550 Belle Vue Vue Greyhound Stadium, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Manchester M18 7BA. Over 18’s 18’s only only.. Drink is a pint of carling or bottle of VK, or soft drink.

WHAT’S ON UNTIL 20 DECEMBER FATHER CHRISTMAS AT THE FARM TATTON PARK Tel: 01625 374428 UNTIL 21 DECEMBER MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKET 10am – 8pm (Albert Square market open till 9pm) UNTIL 24 DECEMBER SANTA'S GROTTO AT MANCHESTER ARNDALE SHOPPING CENTRE Monday – Friday: 10am-8pm, Saturday: 9am-7pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm, 21-23 December: 9am-8pm. Christmas Eve: 9am-4pm Price: £4.50 per child (off-peak), £ 5.50 (peak time) FATHER CHRISTMAS STORY TIME CHESTER ZOO Price: £6.99 Tel: 01244 380280 SANTA’S SECRET WORKSHOP GROTTO Trafford Centre Barton Square Monday-Friday 9am - 9pm, Saturdays 9am - 9pm, Sundays 0am - 6pm, Christmas Eve 9am - 5pm Prices: Children - £6, Adults - £3 Tel: 0161 749 1717 SANTA'S SNOW KINGDOM AT THE CHILL FACTORE Tel: 0843 596 22 33 UNTIL 3 JANUARY 2016 FESTIVE STALLS IN TRAFFORD CENTRE BARTON SQUARE Monday – Friday: 10am - 8pm, Saturday: 10am - 9pm, Sunday: 11am - 6pm, Christmas Eve: 9am - 5pm, Boxing Day: 9am - 8pm Tel: 0161 749 1717 2 DECEMBER ST ANNS HOSPICE CHRISTMAS FAYRE 12pm - 3pm Neil Cliffe Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital 4 – 23 DECEMBER LANTERN MAGIC AT CHESTER ZOO Tickets: £8.99 Tel: 01244 380280 5 DECEMBER XPLORER ORIENTEERING Lyme Park Disley, Stockport Tel: 01663 762023

KIDDY COOK TATTON PARK, KNUTSFORD Cost: £22 Book via Nikki Geddes on 07976619648 or Tel: 01625 374428 MARPLE BRIDGE WINTER WONDERLAND Marple Bridge, Town Centre, Cheshire, SK6 5AA CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR St Thomas' Church, Holt Street, Stockport, SK1 3PY 10am - 4pm Entry - £1 5, 6, 12, 13 DECEMBER A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS QUARRY BANK MILL AND STYAL ESTATE 11am – 3pm Tel: 01625 527468 -bank-mill 6 DECEMBER MANCHESTER CITY FC SANTA RUN, ETIHAD CAMPUS From 9.30am Entry Fee: (includes sky blue Santa suit) Adults £10, Children £5, Family Ticket £25 (2 Adults and 2 Children) Get involved at WYTHENSHAWE HALL CHRISTMAS YULETIDE YARNS AND FESTIVE FUN OPEN DAY 50p Entry Fee 9 DECEMBER 10am – 2pm CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING WORKSHOP Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport Adult £20 Includes refreshments and exhibition entry Call 08442491895 10 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS FAIR Marple Cricket Club, Bowdon Lane, Marple, SK6 6LJ. Tickets: £3, includes a glass of wine / orange juice or a bottle of beer. Tel: 07753817359 12 DECEMBER LYMM DICKENSIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Lymm Village, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0AD 12 DECEMBER – 3 JANUARY WINTER WONDERLAND Event City, Phoenix Way, Manchester M41 7TB Tel: 0843 208 1842 www.winterwonderlandmanche


13 DECEMBER MANCHESTER UNITED FC SANTA RUN 11am. Adults £15 - includes one Santa suit and a medal. Children (Under 16) £5 - includes a Santa hat and a medal. Family £30 - includes two Santa suits, two Santa hats and 4 medals 20 DECEMBER MACCLESFIELD TREACLE MARKET Market Place, Chestergate, Mill Street, SK11 6BA LYMM SUNDAY MARKET Lymm Youth Community Centre, 1 Bridgewater Street, Lymm, WA13 0AB 11am – 4pm Entry is free. Tel: 07727259356 21 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS FAYRE Timperley Methodist Church, Stockport Road, Timperley, WA15 7UT 10 JANUARY WYTHENSHAWE HALL Guide Tours of the Hall 12 – 4pm Entry Fee 13 – 21 FEBRUARY SCARECROW FESTIVAL Tatton Park, Knutsord Tel: 01625 374400 14 FEBRUARY WYTHENSHAWE HALL Love Your Hall Open Day 12 – 4pm Free Entry 15 – 19 FEBRUARY FEBRUARY HALF TERM QUARRY BANK MILL AND STYAL ESTATE Styal, Wilmslow 11am – 4pm Tel: 01625 527468 -bank-mill/

WYTHENSHAWE MARKET 22 Dec 9am-5pm 23 Dec 9am-5pm 24 Dec 9am-4pm 26 Dec Closed 27 Dec Closed 28 Dec Closed 29 Dec Closed 29 Dec 9am-5pm 30 Dec 9am-1pm 31 Dec 9am-5pm 1 Jan Closed 2 Jan 9am-5pm With independent traders and great value, Wythenshawe Market is all you need for Christmas. There’s a massive range on offer, from fashion and beauty to food and electronics. You’re sure to find exactly what you need.


Fancy a day out with the kids – have a look at some of these... MANCHESTER GAMES – WHATS ON! Tuesday 4-6pm at Newall Green High School - Football, for 13-19 years (Free) Tuesday 6-8pm at Wythenshawe Sports Club, Cricket, table tennis, football for 13-19 years (Free) Thursday 7-9pm at Norbrook Youth Centre, WCHG youth club and sports session for 13-19 years (Free) Saturday 5-8pm at Wythenshawe Forum, Gym, swim & football for 11-19 years (Free) Saturday 4-5pm at Wythenshawe Forum, Girls only Basketball for 13-19 years (Free) For further information please email

YOUTH CLUBS IN WYTHENSHAWE BIDEFORD Bideford Drive, Baguley Tuesday 6.30pm – 9.00pm / 13-19 years NORBROOK Bordley Walk, Wythenshawe Thursday 6.30pm – 9.00pm / 13-19 years WOODVILLE Sale Road, Northern Moor Friday 6.30pm – 9.00pm / 13-19 years YOUTH HUB Benchill Road, Wythenshawe Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm / 11-19 years LIFESTYLE CENTRE Portway, Woodhouse Park Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 7.00pm – 9.30pm / Senior Club 13-19 yrs Monday & Friday – 4.30pm – 6.30pm / Junior Club 10-12 yrs Tuesday – 6.00pm – 8.00pm / Disability Club 11-25 yrs

PARENTS AND TODDLERS SESSIONS Manchester Health Academy Moor Road, Wythenshawe Tel 0161 998 3992 Wednesday 9.15am – 11am (Term time only)


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