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Free confidential help now available at Street Advice Business Working with Wythenshawe (BW3), Citizens Advice and Manchester City Council are hosting a FREE ‘Street Advice’ event so you can speak directly with professionals and local businesses to get the advice you need on a diverse variety of subjects. Street Advice will offer signposting and advice for a wide range of concerns. If you are you having difficulties, problems or issues that include: Debt and money, welfare and benefits, employment dispute, housing, energy providers, family disputes and mediation, finance/debt, CAB advice, counselling/stress and general and legal advice. Please come along to the monthly Street Advice event at the Wythenshawe Forum concourse on the first Tuesday of every month. between 10am and 1pm. Just turn up, no appointment necessary (Confidential meeting rooms are available).

WINNER OF THE TESCO £50 VOUCHER Ms Christine Prendergast from Peel Hall

Front cover: Local young people came together through WCHG’s Youth provision, at SS John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School, and over 5 days in the Easter Holidays turned an unattractive dull wall into a piece of art to be enjoyed for years to come. The project was designed and led by the Young People involved and allowed them to express their creativity and talents through artistic work that was inspired by the themes of positive thinking, caring for each other and raising aspirations to be the best you can be.

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A brand new charity project is coming to Wythenshawe and it is reaching out to residents, local businesses and schools to help make it a success. Creating Adventures, will provide a range of relaxing and stimulating activities for adults with a range of learning disabilities, to aid their physical and mental well-being and promote a sense of personal fulfilment. The charity has been donated a plot of land by Zeno Ltd, at the site of Newall Green Farm, and its vision is to build a bespoke centre for adults with complex needs and also for use by the community. The centre will be aesthetic, therefore pleasing to the senses, and will provide not just a centre for indoor activities, but also calm, relaxing grounds with a sensory garden, chicken coop, orchard and vegetable garden.

“We would love the community to get involved in helping us to raise funds for this amazing new charity.”

Jenny Allcock, the Founder of Creating Adventures, said: “We would love the community to get involved in helping us to raise funds for this amazing new charity. There will be a huge amount of money and effort needed to get this centre up and running.

“We would therefore be extremely grateful for every penny raised and for every bit of help received, so please get in touch to pledge your support.” Jenny is asking community groups, companies, schools and other organisations to contact her and discuss plans for making Creating Adventures a reality. Jenny, added: “In order to launch the charity, we would be absolutely thrilled if people would join us in our first major fundraising event, so please join the Manchester 100 Bike Ride from Wythenshawe Park on Sunday 4th September 2016 and raise funds for Creating Adventures. “All we ask is that you come along and raise as much as you can every penny counts.”

For further details, please contact Jenny Allcock on 0161 706 1040 or email


Wythenshawe food distribution warehouse opens its doors ‘Real Food Wythenshawe’, part of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG), in partnership with the ‘The Food Poverty Group’, has officially opened its doors to Unit-E at Wythenshawe town centre. Unit-E, a food storage warehouse based in Wythenshawe, will hold and distribute to seven food banks across the entire Wythenshawe area, working with the Trussell Trust model. This is an acumination of two years’ hard work and provides a real opportunity to make a difference in the Wythenshawe community. Utilising the model has resulted in a collaborative and sustainable approach, bringing people and organisations together to focus on, supporting individuals and families living in food poverty and addressing the long-term solutions. The Food Poverty Group was originally the brain-child of the late Paul Goggins MP, who was passionate about making a difference and improving the lives of people in the Wythenshawe area. WCHG has continued the work in partnership with the Food Poverty Group on this project to leave a lasting legacy for Paul’s vision for the area. Adopting the Trussell Trust model for this project and working in collaboration with Fareshare, will provide a more streamlined approach and reducing the potential ad hoc nature of food banks. With a bespoke referral system and data base in operation, this approach will allow frontline professionals to make referrals to food banks ensuring those in crisis do not go hungry.

What has been accomplished so far: • £46,000 Grant funding for the refurbishment and running costs provided by Manchester City Council • Brought in 7,000 kilos of food • Raised £19,000 for renovations • Distributed food to seven food banks • Completed 307 volunteer hours over seven sessions • Initiated recruitment of a warehouse worker Can you help people living in food crisis in Wythenshawe? Jacqueline Naraynsingh, Programme Manager, Real Food Wythenshawe said: “We are looking to source a regular flow of food donations to enable us to maintain supplies at the warehouse. “The items we really need are long-life milk, tea, milk, coffee, sugar, tinned meat and fish, beans, vegetables, soup, tomatoes and fruit.” For more information on how to get involved, please contact Real Food Wythenshawe, Jacqueline Naraynsingh, Real Food Programme Manager, or Pam Moran, Real Food Cooking and Skills Coordinator.

Profession Pathways get off to a flying start In June 2015 the Newall Green Profession Pathways was launched. 60 representatives from local businesses, training providers and the local authority came together to discuss how education and employers could work together to develop the skills and knowledge of the future work force. The Profession Pathways at Newall Green are designed to give learners an immersive experience of the sector in which they are training by: • Delivering Level 2 Diplomas in six sectors which are rapidly growing in Greater Manchester. • Developing students’ professional development by delivering courses in Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Diversity and Equality. • Providing students with up to 30 days sector experience with local employers.


Newall Green Sixth Form gives students access to a comprehensive careers education, information, advice and guidance programme. Since September, business partners have supported events such as: • • • • • • • • •

Where will my course lead me? Sector Talks Careers Events What skills does an apprentice need? CV Writing Workshops Workplace Visits Mock Interviews Meet The Employer Mentoring

Students have also successfully completed work placements with a variety of employers, which have included: • Leisure Assistants at the Forum • ICT Support and Medical Illustration at Wythenshawe Hospital • Teaching Assistants in local primary schools • Site Management at local primary schools • Catering Assistants at local primary schools • Business Administration support at Quarry Bank Mill • Construction Assistant and ICT support at WCHG. Karl Grimes Assistant Head Teacher, said: “We are constantly reviewing our curriculum and have some exciting plans for September 2016. We are now recruiting. “Contact us on 0161 413 8839 to arrange a tour and informal chat about how we can help you on your pathway to success.”

Visit Discovery Day at Quarry Bank – and it’s FREE! Explore all that Quarry Bank has to offer, with free entry for all at our Discovery Day on Sunday 26 June.

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Quarry Bank is a place where you can immerse yourself in the Industrial Revolution and discover what life was like for everyday workers during a time of immense change. A trip round the mill engages the senses, with the smell of oil and grease and the clattering sounds and movement of the working machines. On a guided tour of the Apprentice House, you can see how up to ninety pauper child workers lived side by side. Take a break from working life in the gardens, with extra activities for all the family, including tree swings, outdoor games and a wishing tree. There will be a free bus service to and from Wythenshawe Forum running throughout the day. With thanks to Waters Corporation for their support. Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA

Bishop welcomed into new WCHG role

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) has announced the appointment of its new Group Chair of the Board, The Bishop of Manchester, The Right Reverend Dr David Walker. Bishop David joined the WCHG board in April 2014 and is keen to build on the successes and numerous achievements since the Group came into formation on the 1st April 2013. He has been a Housing Association board member since 1988, and his passion for social housing, urban regeneration and the wellbeing of tenants has also included being a member of the National Housing Federation Board and as Chair of HACT. He welcomes the opportunity to serve the people of Wythenshawe through the vision of WCHG. David has held the position of Bishop of Manchester since 2013 and prior to that, he was Bishop of Dudley from 2000, following 17 years in assorted parish ministries and industrial chaplaincy in the Diocese of Sheffield. He is also Chair of the Advisory Council on the Relations of Bishops and Religious Communities and the Remuneration and Conditions of Service Committee and is a member of the ministry Council of the Church of England. He recently became an elected member of the Church Commissioners.

“I’m delighted to welcome David and look forward to working with him to contribute to the strategic future and the next leg of the Groups journey. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of Eddy Newman, Paul Andrews and David Chorlton, former Chairs of the Group and Subsidiary Boards. “They have contributed to a great deal of achievements and successes for the Wythenshawe Community over the past three years and I am proud of the legacy they have left which will be nurtured going forward by the Bishop and the Group Board.” Wythenshawe Community Housing Group Chief Executive, Nigel Wilson


Amazon to create 1500 jobs at Airport City Manchester The internet retail giant plans to occupy a substantial space at Airport City Global Logistics – part of the £800m business, hotel and industrial development being built around Manchester Airport. Online giant Amazon is set to move into a huge warehouse at Manchester Airport’s Airport City – bringing 1,500 jobs to the region. The retailer, the biggest internet seller in the USA, plans to occupy a 654,000 sq ft warehouse at Airport City Manchester, along with a 42,840 sq ft office and a 120,000 sq ft car park. Jonathan Haigh, Director of Development Management & Infrastructure at MAG Property, said: “This deal marks a major milestone for Airport City and creates 1,500 new local jobs, which is exciting news. “Manchester Airport’s network of flights to destinations around the globe is one of the key things that makes Airport City attractive to businesses looking to relocate or set up new bases in the UK.” “This deal provides clear evidence of that and also gives Amazon close access to both their supply chain and the 22m potential customers within a two hour drive of Manchester Airport. We look forward to welcoming them to the development.”

A 260,000 sq ft warehouse is already under construction after MAG Property and logistics specialist Stoford, were granted planning following a deal in June 2015, with Mountpark Logistics set to develop an 11-acre plot at Airport City. The Amazon plan follows DHL’s arrival at Airport City South. They opened a 37,308 sq ft warehouse in October 2014. The company now operates a daily freight flight from Leipzig to Manchester. Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The news that Amazon is creating 1,500 jobs at Airport City is tremendous for Wythenshawe and Manchester as a whole.” “This development shows how attractive a location close to the aiport, with its extensive connections, is for occupiers who require a global reach.It follows on from previous examples of investor confidence in the enterprise zone, such as DHL relocating their overseas delivery logistics hub to Airport City South. “There’s every reason to believe that Airport City will go from strength to strength.”

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When choosing a venue for your wedding you naturally want the best surroundings for your ceremony and reception. From later this month Wythenshawe Forum can be that special place, with bookings for weddings now available.

“We’ve created fully inclusive packages which have been designed to offer everything required to make a wedding day special and to make the most of any budget.”

Val Calder, Events Manager said: “We’re delighted to be able to host wedding celebrations here at the Forum. We’ve been planning for this for the last few months and have been working hard with local suppliers and our on site team to create an experience that ensures couples enjoy their dream day.

A Wedding Fair will be taking place on Saturday 28th May from 10am to 4pm, with free admission and a wide range of exhibitors on hand to enable brides and grooms to see the venue for themselves and get inspiration from local businesses on the all important wedding cars, flowers, photographers and dresses.

“We have the Willow Suite and banqueting hall which offer flexible spaces within what is a unique venue. Forum Hall offers banqueting for up to 350 guests, alternatively for a more intimate ceremony or reception the Willow Suite accommodates up to 80 guests. Forum Hall includes a large stage with lighting and audio provision – ideal if you have live entertainment in mind for your celebration, or for an extra special top table position.

“Whether you need a civil ceremony, just a reception venue, or both, our events team will help you to create a day to remember," adds Val.

canapés to a buffet, from a three-course cooked meal to a banquet. Menus are designed to suit individual requirements.

“There are also great locations nearby such as Wythenshawe Park and Quarry Bank Mill that offer the perfect backdrop to capture your wedding photographs. We can provide everything you need for a magical day.”

“Our on-site chefs, Obson & Co, are expert caterers and their artisan menus will help to make the special day memorable. Created from the best local ingredients, we can provide a wide range of options from


For more information contact Val Calder, Events Manager on 0161 935 4020

The House of Fairy Tales brings touch of magic to Quarry Bank FAMILIES will be able to enjoy an outdoor adventure of intergalactic proportions at Quarry Bank from April 30th. The House of Fairy Tales – a nationally-renowned children’s educational arts charity – will be creating an interactive installation telling the story of a mechanical seed that crash lands in Quarry Bank’s gardens from outer space. ‘The Clockwork Garden’ will see the seed unfurl to a reveal a puppet theatre, mechanical artwork and various puzzles for children to solve, whilst trying to keep itself safe from the ‘Mechanical Grizzlies’. Over a three-day launch of the exhibition and story trail, April 30 to May 2, characters from The House of Fairy Tales will bring the mechanical garden to life. They are also working with two local schools – Styal and Crossacres Primary – on the project to explore the wonders and joys of gardening. Children who visit will be encouraged to make cloudgazing poems, add blooms of joy to the garden and discover art from some brilliant contemporary artists. “It is like nothing we have seen here before and will enchant visitors both young and old,” said Kate Picker, Programming Officer at Quarry Bank. “To work with The House of Fairy Tales has been really inspiring and the end result is going to wow visitors this summer.” The Clockwork Garden will launch on April 30th and runs until September 11th. For more events throughout the year go to

Local legal eagles fly in with support Express Solicitors recently held an awards committee with its charity partner, Forever Manchester, to award grants to deserving local good causes. As a result, Friends of Wythenshawe Hall (FOWH), received £495; and the Wythenshawe History Group, £251. Solicitor Jennifer Lutton, who also helps to run the popular Parkrun event every Saturday at Wythenshawe Park, supported the committee’s decision, saying: “Building on our grant to the Wythenshawe Community Farm, which helped to build an outdoor shelter, we felt it was important to recognise the hard work and dedication put in by FOWH especially since the fire in the main hall. “This will go towards display board and allow FOWH to keep up their programme of events while repairs take place. “We are very proud to assist and lend our further support to an important part of green space within our local area.”


Wythenshawe Woodland to be brought back to life


orse Covet, to the west of Peel Hall Road in Wythenshawe, will be given a much needed makeover by charity Red Rose Forest after the proposed project won a public vote.

In September last year, leading housebuilder Stewart Milne Group launched its RUBY (Regenerating Urban Back Yards) campaign as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations to improve run-down community spaces across Scotland and north-west England. Members of the public, special interest groups, charities and community councils were invited to nominate an outdoor space in need of improvement. A total of three projects were shortlisted by the judges. In addition to Gorse Covet; regeneration of The Venue, a community centre project in Rudheath, Cheshire and the development of a community reading and nature area in Moulton, Cheshire.

L-R: Paul Challinor, Managing Director of Stewart Milne Homes in North-west England; Peter Stringer, Special Projects Manager, Red Rose Forest.

Gorse Covet emerged as the winner of a public vote with charity Red Rose Forest proposing to work with the local community to clean up the woodland, plant native wildflowers, install bird and bat boxes and introduce new plants attracting more wildlife.

Paul Challinor, Managing Director of Stewart Milne Homes in North-West England, said: “We are thrilled to support the upgrading of the woodland at Wythenshawe as we know that community spaces like this can have a big impact on the lives of those in the local area.

Peter Stringer, Special Projects Manager, Red Rose Forest comments; “Community spirit is strong in the area, and we plan to work with residents to help bring this wonderful woodland back to life. “Gorse Covet is adjacent St Elizabeth’s Primary School so local children will have the unique opportunity to learn about the wildlife right on their doorstep and benefit from this fantastic local natural resource.”

“We look forward to working with Red Rose Forest to help them realise their plans.” Red Rose Forest is also part of a new movement – Manchester City of Trees. Spearheaded by a number of committed partners it aims to plant three million trees in the next two decades – one for each man, woman Wythenshawe and children in Greater Parks Watch Manchester. Association (WPWA)

Wythenshawe Parks – our green spaces Watch- eyes and ears around the park Association – Founded in1994 We are a group of local people ; regular users of the park, who care about our green spaces and want to see them remain and be looked after. Just as Lord Simon intende when he left the Hall and 250 d acres of land to the city and people of Manchester, for everyone’s use in 1926. We’ve been involved in: • • • •

raising funds for the propos ed outdoor gym new play area for children developing plans for the walled garden supporting the Horticultural centre

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Saint Paul’s youngsters get cooking! The Year 7 pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe have been throwing themselves wholeheartedly into their Food Tech lessons where they’ve been creating a range of delicious and healthy food. The school sees cooking as a core life skill and their aim is to give everyone the opportunity to learn to cook and enjoy good food. As part of their work with food, the school aims to teach pupils how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. The lessons help young people to be aware of the importance of following a healthy diet; have the necessary skills to prepare and cook healthy food; make more informed choices about the type of food and drink they consume; and follow correct food hygiene and safety procedures. The Food Tech lessons give pupils a solid grounding in cookery, allowing them to develop their knowledge and set of skills, discover a passion for food and find the fun and satisfaction in creating a great meal.

“In a society overloaded with junk food, our sedentary lifestyles, and the current ready meal food scandals, there’s never been a better time to encourage more young people to enjoy cooking.” Tony Billings, Executive Headteacher

“We work with the Year 7 pupils to develop key practical skills and build on the pupils’ nutritional knowledge and understanding,” explained Jenny Mawn, from Saint Paul’s. “We see the damage that is being done to the nation’s health, happiness and finances by bad diet, and we aim to lay out the benefits of introducing children to a good food culture as early as possible. We try to build the curriculum at Key Stage 3 around the Eatwell Plate and introduce dishes such as fruit salad, fruit scones, pasta salads and stir frys. “Instilling a love of cooking in pupils will also open a door to one of the great expressions of human creativity. Learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.”

Chimichurri Steak Ingredients Calories 202, Carbohydrates 4g Protein 28g, Fibre 2g, Salt 0.2g 2 rump steaks, 240 g (81⁄2 oz) each, trimmed of fat 4 tsp olive oil

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3 Add the tomatoes, cut-side down, for the final 3 minutes of cooking. Remove the steaks and tomatoes from the pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

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4 Meanwhile, make the chimichurri sauce by combining the remaining oil with the garlic, spring onions, herbs, vinegar, lime juice and chillies. Add black pepper, to taste. 5 Slice the steaks and divide into 4. Serve with a large spoonful of chimichurri sauce, tomatoes and salad leaves.


Can you help start a Code Club in Wythenshawe?


he Forum library is keen to run a Code Club after school on Tuesdays and are looking for volunteers to help run the club. They hope to start towards the end of May in the (by then) newly refurbished children’s area, and are keen to see the computer games, animations and websites the children will produce. Code Clubs are aimed at 9-11 year-olds who run through a variety of projects. Those attending don’t need to be expert coders to volunteer, just enthusiastic and willing to go through projects a week in advance. There's lots of useful material and online training videos available on the website and volunteers can even try out a couple of projects. There are currently more than 4,000 Code Clubs nationwide attended by close to 60,000 children. It’s not all about coding though; children develop problem-solving skills and have the opportunity to express themselves creatively through the games they make and the characters they design. We'd love people to help run a Code Club at the Forum Library or in one of the local Primary Schools who are also looking for volunteers. For more information email Liz at

Run for Your Life! M

anchester Health Academy colleagues Mr Dennis and Ms Cooper recently completed the Greater Manchester Marathon raising £751.14 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Despite suffering a broken arm prior to the event, Mr Dennis completed in 3 hours 37 mins. Ms Cooper had also previously been plagued by health issues, but was able run every step on the day. Funds will help the hospital’s Ward 77 in memory of Jack Norfolk, a Year 8 student at the Academy who passed away last year after a long battle with ill health, and the Time Saves Lives Helipad Appeal, which aims to fund a helipad for the hospital. There is still time to donate on their JustGiving page here or text MHAA60 and your amount to 70070.


Advice from Gail Cartwright, Specialist Family Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer at local solicitors, Platt Halpern. Gail has 20 years’ experience dealing with all family law issues and specialises in the financial aspects of divorce and separation. Q “My husband and I are separating. The house is in his name. What should I do?” A Register a Matrimonial Home Rights Notice at the Land Registry and, if possible, Form A and II restrictions to ensure that any potential purchaser/new lender knows about your interest in the property. These steps are interim measures only so also try to agree overall financial settlement. Q “My estranged wife and I have agreed what we want to happen to the house and everything else. Is there anything I need to do?” A Obtain legal advice tailored to your circumstances before selling or transferring. You will be advised about obtaining a financial final consent order from court before selling/transferring as only a court order is binding on you both. If you sell and divide the proceeds or transfer before getting an order then you both remain entitled to apply to court for an order and your wife can try to obtain a further award from you in the future.

Q “My husband has a good pension, mine is tiny. If we separate is there anything that can be done?” A There are various options. The court can make a pension sharing order so that you receive a share of your husband’s pension and/or give you a greater share of any other assets with your husband retaining his pension, known as offsetting. The court would take account of all assets including your own pension, liabilities and incomes when deciding how to divide everything between you fairly. Effectively the starting point for anything other than a very short marriage is 50:50 although the court may decide that nonmatrimonial assets, for example, acquired pre-marriage, since separation, inherited or gifted, may not be shared after considering whether they are required to meet your needs, for example, for housing.

For further advice, including a free initial meeting, contact Gail Cartwright, Family Solicitor and Collaborative Lawyer, Platt Halpern Solicitors, Suite 5, Alderman Downward House, Wythenshawe, M22 5RQ 0161 834 3114

WCHG launches Heartstart programme

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is launching a FREE Heartstart training programme for staff and local people.

The Heartstart course is supported by Knutsford Heartstart and teaches CPR and other emergency lifesaving skills. The course is affiliated to the British Heart Foundation and gives Wythenshawe residents the opportunity to access a FREE course to learn vital skills that can help save someone’s life. Each course lasts around two and a half hours and offers participants the skills to deal with: • an unconscious person • the signs and symptoms of a heart attack • recognising a cardiac arrest and performing CPR • dealing with choking • dealing with serious bleeding. Each course is led by a qualified instructor and WCHG colleagues are undertaking training to help act as instructors and facilitators. Heartstart was set up by the British Heart Foundation in 1996 and to date, more than 3.5 million people have attended a Heartstart course. Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple (approximately 15 - 24%) a victim’s chance of survival.

The courses will be run from the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre each month and you can book on as an individual or a group. For more information contact Jordan Tyms on 0161 436 0560 or email





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Colour Runners get paint splattered for hospice charity A local charity recently brought a kaleidoscope of colour to Manchester with its latest fundraising event. More than 1600 people from across the city joined together for a special fun run with a difference, to raise essential funds to care for local patients from St Ann’s Hospice. Participants in the 5km sponsored Colour Run Event were showered with multi-coloured paint as they walked, ran or jogged the route through Wythenshawe Park. Runners were treated to a group Zumba warm up to get them in the mood, before setting off through the park. Throughout the untimed race, participants were covered in different coloured powder – a safe, environmentally friendly corn starch – along the route.


Runners were also encouraged to write the name of someone who means something to them on a special ribbon and wear it round their wrist on the day. These were then hung on a Tree of Dedication at the end of the run, just after participants had crossed the finish line. Alison Gilbody, Director of Income Generation and Communications at the hospice, said: “It was so humbling to see everyone from our local community coming together to support St Ann’s in this way – and having such brilliant fun at the same time. “Around a third of our funding comes from the NHS, which means we’re dependent on the amazing generosity of supporters like our Colour Runners to be able to continue to care for our patients and their families. “A huge thank you to everyone who has taken part, and every penny raised really does help the team at St Ann’s to support local patients, their families and carers at a time when they need it most.” For further information, or to make a donation, please visit, or call: 0161 498 3663.

the latest news from around the park

Wythenshawe Hall will be rebuilt with a little help from its ‘Friends’

Despite an horrendous fire that ripped through the historic building, the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall Group are redoubling their efforts to ensure the future of the Hall, relocating their operation to the Horticultural Centre in “We will continue to work closely with Wythenshawe Park for the the Friends’ group in the coming weeks time being. and months to support our shared desire The fire, which largely affected rooms in central second floor section of the Hall, broke out overnight on Tuesday, 15 March, with ten fire engines attending the scene.

to see Wythenshawe Hall open again. “The Hall is one of the most beautiful properties in the North West and I would urge anyone who has never visited, or if you haven’t been there for some time, to go along and support the Friends’ group.”

Paul Selby, Vice Chair of the Friends of Wythenshawe Hall, said: “The reaction to the fire at the Hall has been utterly humbling for the Friends’ group. The outpouring of support we have received on social media has been overwhelming and we can’t thank the public enough. “It’s times like these that we see the true spirit of the Manchester community come to the fore, and although it seems like a long and difficult road ahead, we will see the Hall restored and open to the public again.”

Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of Although the extent of For more information and details of how you can Manchester City Council damage to artefacts inside help, please visit the building is still being investigated, the majority of the furniture belonging to the Friends’ group has been successfully moved to undamaged Southside would like to thank all their contacts who have supported areas of the building. the request for help/services/products on behalf of ‘The Friends of

This includes a four-poster bed, built in the United States with the Tatton family crest engraved in to it, which was saved by the efforts of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue. In the coming months, the ambition of the Friends’ group is to install an information centre in the park with details for visitors about the history of the building, the Tatton family who inhabited the property for over 400 years, and general updates about the efforts to restore the property.

Wythenshawe Hall’ including: Business Growth Hub - Courses on Delivering Press Releases, Software Media Training and Advice on Charity Status. Michelle Hay Training - Training on Fire Marshall Course. Manchester Young Lives - Fridge Freezer, Printed Paper, Operational Finance Support and Guidance, Advice and Guidance Session on obtaining a Charity Status. Printon - Reams of A4 Paper. Barry Torr Distribution - Delivery of Paper and Fridge Freezer on behalf of Southside and Manchester Young Lives. If you have anything you would like to donate or services to offer please email Ingrid at Friends of Wythenshawe Hall at


Self-employed? You’re not alone With 15% of the UK workforce now self-employed, and new evidence showing this is set to grow this year, the rise of freelancing signals a fundamental shift in the nature of work.

services and it now has 50 teachers in membership, providing lessons to more 1,400 pupils and 70 schools. Or Co-operative Wealth, a business made up of nine independent financial advisers, which they set up in order to market their services and cut costs on back office services.

Some, driven by the lure of freedom, are choosing to go self-employed; others are going freelance out of necessity. Changes to the labour market mean that zero hours contracts, part time work and ‘portfolio’ careers are becoming more and more the norm. Our new report, Not Alone, looks at recent trends in self-employment, both here in the UK and across the world. What we are seeing is more and more freelancers coming together and forming co-operatives in order to create security for themselves. The co-ops are allowing people to work for themselves whilst sharing costs with others – whether that’s the cost of marketing products, workspace or back office services.

Co-ops like these can provide self-employed people with practical support and solidarity right across the UK – for care workers, taxi drivers, interpreters, cleaners, designers, IT consultants, plumbers … you name it.

There are countless examples of how co-ops benefit their freelance members. From Swindon Music Co-operative, which was formed in 1998 when the local authority disbanded its music service for schools. 20 music teachers, no longer employed by the council, formed the co-op to market their

Co-operatives UK’s business support programme, The Hive, provides online resources, training and advice for people wanting to set up a co-op. If you’re a freelancer and interested in seeing how a co-op can help visit Ed Mayo is Secretary General of Co-operatives UK, the trade network for the thousands of co-operative businesses.

WOWZone wows them at awards ceremony The Manchester Community Histories Awards 2016 were recently announced at a packed ceremony in the spectacular surroundings of the Banqueting Room at Manchester Town Hall. Hosted by Ian Carrington (aka Fat Roland), the shortlisted nominees reflected the quality and diversity of the work that is taking place to celebrate, reveal and preserve histories and heritage across the region. Wythenshawe’s ‘WOWZone’ programme was proud to have been recognised and shortlisted in the Communities category of the Manchester Community Histories Awards 2016, for their project: “Wythenshawe, Manchester’s Garden City”. The project went on to receive a trophy and commendation for their work, which was presented by actress, Julie Hesmondhalgh. Each nominated project took to the stage to present information about their project and their involvement. Hayley Sutton and Ben Dixon represented the WOWZone and spoke confidently about their involvement as part of the project management team. For more information about the Manchester Community Histories Awards and Manchester Histories – please contact Jennifer Dean

Girlguiding Wythenshawe are calling for more volunteers to help enrich the lives of girls and young women in the community. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers enjoy a hugely varied, girl-led programme of activities, incorporating everything from world issues and science to adventure sports, social action and international travel. Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities and faiths. From running a group to giving just one or two hours a month, volunteering is very flexible and can fit around a busy lifestyle. Alison, a volunteer, said: “I love volunteering with Girlguiding because I am able to give time back to my community. It is so rewarding to help girls grow in confidence, develop skills, and make long lasting friendships!” If you’d like to find out more about volunteering with Girlguiding please contact Alison and Pamela on


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Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) scoops ‘Apprenticeship Employer of the Year’ award The region’s largest apprenticeship training provider ‘The Skills Company’ - part of the Manchester Growth Company - has announced the winners of its annual Apprenticeship Awards and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) has picked up a well-deserved accolade. The Skills Company awarded accolades for Apprentice of the Year, Pre-Apprentice of the Year, and Apprentice Employer of the Year. The award winners took part in a ‘pass the torch’ campaign, which symbolises the passing of knowledge from one generation to the next. The Olympic-style torch, which was designed and manufactured by apprentices at the Skills Company’s Greater Manchester SkillCentre in Trafford Park, is part of a national campaign launched by Prime Minister, David Cameron, at the National Apprenticeship Awards. Now, WCHG’s work has been recognised for carrying the torch for apprenticeships after landing the ‘Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award’.

WCHG’s Group Chief Executive, Nigel Wilson, said: “The Award is a great recognition for the Group’s commitment to providing meaningful opportunities for local young people. “The apprenticeships have, over many years, provided a great inspiration for young people and for colleagues who mentor the apprentices on a daily basis. We are extremely proud to be recognised for this work.” The Apprentice of the Year award went to 22 year old Lisa Grimes who works at Creative Support in Manchester city centre, a provider of social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. The Pre-Apprentice of the Year award was won by Luke Pollitt; who attended the Skills Company’s North Manchester training centre and embarked on a study programme that involved maths, English, employability and a placement.

Jayne Worthington, Managing Director of the Skills Company, said: WCHG recruits a number of construction apprentices each year in various “National Apprenticeship Week is all about celebrating the impact trade areas, for local young people from the that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and Wythenshawe community, supporting the the wider economy, and our ‘pass the torch’ campaign “The winners of these Group’s vision ‘to create a community where aims to spread the word about how apprenticeships can people choose to live and work’. change lives and improve communities. three awards exemplify WCHG’s Young Apprenticeship Programme “The winners of these three awards exemplify all that is all that is best about offers the opportunity to learn and gain the best about apprenticeships. apprenticeships.” skills to enter employment and to raise the “From Luke, who has made such fantastic progress in his aspirations of local young people. It provides pre-apprenticeship programme to Lisa, who has excelled young recruits with the springboard into a in her professional studies, to WCHG, who have shown such a desire career within their chosen trade area, whether that be with WCHG or the to make a positive impact in their community, they are all extremely wider construction sector. worthy winners.”

RACK HOUSE IN S P A C E ! ! ! Year 5 had the ‘Once in a lifetime experience’ of speaking to Tim Peake, live from space. Tim phoned year 5 via Miss O’Connor (Tim’s niece) and had two question and answer sessions. The questions and what happened will be on the Year 5 blogs, but we were all very excited at this experience. This is something our children will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives and we are privileged to have been able to ask questions. Please go to the Year 5 blog to hear the fantastic questions and excellent answers. Rack House in Space!!! Today we also had two very special visitors (on top of speaking to Tim) who visited us at Rack House and spoke to Key Stage 2 about Space. They were Mr O’Connor (Tim Peake’s brother-in-law) and Mrs O’Connor, (Tim Peake’s sister). Here we learnt about many items that Britain makes that contributes to The International Space station and how exploring space helps our everyday lives e.g. Mobile Phones, Satellite Navigation.


Wythenshawe youth has its say on £5k spend Wythenshawe young people have voiced their opinions on what local projects they think £5000 worth of funding should be spent on. More than140 local youngsters, aged 10-19, came together to take part in an event at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, where their votes helped to commission youth projects in the area, some of which will provide activities aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour in Wythenshawe. The event was run by the Wythy Tree Youth Bank (WTYB), a newly formed group run by young people with the support of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s (WCHG) Youth Involvement Team. It was attended by Chair of the WCHG Board, Eddy Newman, and local councillor, Brian O'Neil, as well as key individuals from Manchester City Council and WCHG. Joe Amos, Operational Coordinator for WTYB, said: “We were really delighted with how well this event was attended and the buy-in that we received from the young people. “It’s a really exciting project to be involved in, and to see young people working together to help the projects that are important to them and their lives is fantastic.”

“It was really great to be heard and know that our voices mattered. We don’t want to leave it to the adults to make decisions on the things that matter to us.” Youth Bank member Lucy, 16

A group of six young people have been working on the WTYB since October 2015, and they not only helped to make the funding criteria and guidelines, but led on the planning of the launch event and project. To find out more, contact the WCHG Youth Involvement Team at

N-Gage and Catalyst - promoting positivity in local youngsters Founded by Christie Spurling in response to his own experiences of educational exclusion, Wythenshawe-based, N-Gage combines creative skills with a range of projects and programmes for young people across Greater Manchester. ‘Catalyst’ is N-Gage’s mobile youth work programme and, staffed by a growing team of passionate youth workers, it operates in two areas across Wythenshawe: Thursdays outside Wythenshawe Forum, 7.30pm-9.30pm and on Fridays outside the Community Centre on Royal Oak Road, 7.45pm-9.45pm, operating all year round (except bank holidays) including during the school holidays. Christie, said: “Here at N-Gage, we strive to champion young people by challenging negative stereotypes, raising expectations for themselves and their peers. “We aim tell good news stories about the young people in Wythenshawe, and we are committed to giving youngsters a voice and opportunity to positively contribute to their own community. “If you’re a young person – aged between 11-18 and living in Wythenshawe - we would love to see you at either of our Catalyst sessions.” Our website has further details Or you can contact us by phone on 0161 637 1302 or email


Greater Manchester Walking Festival

steps out for second year

Greater Manchester is again putting its best foot forward with the region’s second annual Walking Festival taking place throughout May. The festival, which runs from Sunday 1 to Tuesday 31 May, has doubled in size, this year offering more than 200 free guided walks exploring local towns, cities, countryside, canals, riversides and parks across Greater Manchester. The walks are coordinated by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and are supported by around 30 walking groups and charities, showcasing all the region has to offer. There will be expert-led walks covering interests including wildlife, history, music and much more. While enjoying a walk, people taking part could also learn how to forage for food and listen out for bats or get tips on taking a great photo – and there’s even the chance to give Nordic walking a go. The full list of walks is at the Greater Manchester Walking Festival website.

“People are often surprised that walking briskly for just 20-25 minutes a day can add up to seven years to your life – it really is that simple” In addition, in 2016, TfGM will be keeping the momentum going with ‘Walking Weekends’, offering more free guided walks, held over a series of weekends throughout the summer and autumn months as well as engaging with businesses through the ‘Walking Workplaces’ project, which works with businesses to encourage walking in work and during the working day. Funded by the Department of Transport, the Greater Manchester Walking Festival is part of TfGM’s Walking Works project, encouraging people to make a walk part of their daily routine.

The festival aims to get as many people as possible across Greater Manchester to find out how easy – and enjoyable – walking more can be. The walks, which cater for a variety of abilities and ages, provide the chance to explore Greater Manchester, meet new people and get more active. Helen Ramsden, Head of Travel Choices and Active Travel for TfGM, said: “I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to run the festival again following the success of last year. This year it’s bigger and better and we want to get even more people involved. “We owe a huge thank you to all our walking partners and walk leaders, many of whom are voluntary, who run all the walks and make this festival possible. “We hope that by encouraging people to join a local walk that they will be inspired to continue walking regularly after the festival has ended.”

“We hope that by encouraging people to join a local walk that they will be inspired to continue walking regularly after the festival has ended.”

To find out what’s happening in each area, visit where there is an online copy of the festival brochure containing all the walks. Copies of the brochure are also available in TfGM Travel shops and various other outlets across Greater Manchester. Or you can order a copy from: On social media, check out the GM Walking Festival Facebook page or search for the #GMWalkFest hashtag on Twitter.



ythenshawe Forum is one of two swimming pools in the City currently working towards becoming dementia-friendly. Since July 2015, the centre has been offering dementia-friendly swimming sessions in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and Manchester City Council. With almost 4,000 people living with dementia in Manchester, and an estimated 850,000 in the UK, dementia is a condition that touches many people’s lives. Wythenshawe Forum is part of a wider project that aims to build a network of dementia-friendly pools across the country enabling people living with dementia, and their carers, to swim in a safe and supportive environment. One of the barriers people affected by dementia often face when considering attending a swimming session such as this, is how to get there. To help people access local sessions, the Dementia Friendly Swimming Project has formed a partnership with Manchester Community Transport (MCT). The first 12 months of this exciting new partnership will be funded by the Dementia Friendly Swimming Project and MCT; providing free transport to those people attending dementia-friendly swimming sessions at Wythenshawe Forum. MCT is a not-for-profit transport provider established in Wythenshawe that has been working with the people of Greater Manchester since 1982. Rob Marshall, MCT Managing Director, said: “The transport we provide reflects the diverse nature that is Greater Manchester. “We fully understand the varying needs of our passengers and, with a fleet of more than 70 buses and a staff of 130, we are well placed to support any new initiatives such as the Dementia Friendly Swimming Project. “We look forward to working with the partners to deliver a service that will have a huge benefit to all participants.”

Why swimming? Swimming is a great way to stay active. It helps to relax the mind and supports the body in a relatively weightless environment, making it good for any age and ability. Swimming is also a great activity for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy together. This can be a good way to engage with the local community, and feel supported while maintaining a healthy level of fitness. What’s good for the heart is also good for the mind. The project would like to encourage housing providers, health professionals, dementia support groups and services supporting people living with dementia, to take up this offer and help people living with dementia to access these swimming sessions. If you would like to find out more about the Manchester Community Transport offer or the Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions, please contact Catriona Sudlow on 07583 134810 or email for further details. *Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions take place every Friday from 1-2pm at Wythenshawe Forum.

Budding performers WANTED for new stage show


ythenshawe’s very own Community Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS) are looking for new cast members to join their enthusiastic chorus line as they prepare for their upcoming performance of The Wizard of Oz! Charlotte Royle, of CATS, said: “We have been producing shows since 1999 and everyone involved is a volunteer. “We pride ourselves in the time and effort that goes in to producing a show and always giving new members a chance to take on new projects as and when they think they are ready. Our next show will be the Wizard of Oz, which will take to the stage in July.” Shannon Dunne, added: “We still need people for the chorus if anyone is interested in getting involved. We also encourage our members to write and have staged lots of plays written by our members. “In fact, our autumn production in 2015, 'A turn up for the book', was written by Jeannie Harris who has been with the group for just under three years.

l-r: Lynn Howe, Kerry Beford, Norman Hursthouse, Charlotte Royle and Phemy Houghton, Jeannie Harris and Irene Hammond and directed by Paula Baker.

“We meet each Wednesday at 7.00pm at St Andrew’s Church (corner of Brownley Road and Simonsway) and new members are always welcome.” For more information, please contact or Tel: 0161 945 1051 Also Facebook/Cats Drama Wythenshawe & Twitter @amdramcats.



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Borough Care is currently recruiting for the following roles: Laundry Assistants, Housekeepers, Care Assistants, Night Care Assistants and Senior Night Care Assistants About Us Borough Care is a leading not for profit provider of sustainable and responsive residential, day services and flexible services, serving the older people of Stockport and Greater Manchester. Our people are at the core of our values and through their dedication, we offer our service users and their families the engagement, person centred care, comfort and commitment that deliver the highest quality of care services. Working for Borough Care We are very proud that many of our employees have worked for Borough Care for a number of years. This reflects how committed our work force is and it accentuates our passion and desire to deliver high quality care for our service users across our Homes.

Benefits of working for Borough Care When you join Borough Care you will be part a great team who are committed to nurture and develop your skills. If you want to progress, we will offer you every chance to do so and will offer you great learning and development opportunities, 28 days holiday, a competitive rate of pay, flexible working arrangements, workplace pension, long service awards, group life protection, employee wellbeing support and a day off for your birthday! We would love to hear from you and welcome your application for the roles that we are currently recruiting for. Visit or telephone 0161 475 0149 for more details.

We believe that our employees really make a difference and enrich the experience of all of our residents on a daily basis.


Apprentice Opportunities Available Cardinal Maritime Group is the UK’s fastest growing logistics business.

Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, based in The Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital, has many supporters and over 50 volunteers, all of whom play a vital role in our success. Are you looking to make a difference, gain new skills or boost your confidence whilst making new friends? Then Genesis would love for you to join our team as a volunteer. Many of our volunteers come in on a regular weekly basis, running either the Gift Shop or the Coffee Bar in the centre. We also have volunteers who help in our office or help out at external events, bucket collections and social events. Full training is provided. Please call 0161 291 4400 or email to request a Volunteer Application Pack.

Established in 1998 and now employing over 175 committed employees, we’re always looking for talented and motivated team players to join our Group and would like to hear from anyone that aspires to be exceptional. We currently have a number of apprenticeship vacancies available. This is an excellent opportunity for talented and committed individuals to join an award-winning business and receive on-the-job training. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain a Level 2 International Trade & Logistics Operations NVQ. Candidates should: O Have good organisational skills and problem-solving ability O Be comfortable with IT O Be able to deal with pressure and deadlines Entry Requirements: O Candidates must be aged between 18 – 25 to apply O Educated to either GCSE or A Level standard Previous industry experience isn’t necessary. If you’re considering a new career, please send your CV to • 0161 491 0491


Volunteers… We need you! We’re always looking for help across our 14 shops, and in particular are looking for volunteers in our Northenden, Ladybarn, Sale, Altrincham and Stockport shops. Could you give a few hours of your time? Call in to one of our shops and speak to the manager, or apply online at Registered charity number 258085

Prince’s Trust offers personal development opportunities The Prince's Trust Team programme, delivered by The Manchester College and based at its Wythenshawe campus, is currently recruiting for the next programme which starts on 31st May 2016. The Team programme is a 12-week personal development opportunity aimed at enabling young people, between 16-25, to develop the confidence to get back into employment or education. Glen Hobbs, the course’s Team Leader, said: “We provide achievable opportunities for young people to improve in key areas including: • Communication • Confidence • Team-working • Planning and Organisation • Problem Solving • Leadership • CV building • Interview Skills • Numeracy • Literacy “The programme includes a five-day residential and a two week work experience placement and students will be awarded the Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills on completion.” Benefits are protected and transport costs provided. If you are aware of any young person who you feel may benefit please contact Glen on 07711 370127 or pass on the relevant details to the interested party.

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10km sponsored walk in aid of St Ann’s Hospice

Friday 24th June 2016 Visit or call 0161 498 3631 Registered charity number 258085





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WHAT’S ON 30 APRIL TO 28 JUNE THE CLOCKWORK GARDEN Quarry Bank, Styal, Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 4LA UNTIL 23 MAY DANNY THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD IN THE GARDENS Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN THE ENORMOUS CROCODILE IN THE PARKLAND Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN UNTIL 5 JUNE THE IMITATION GAME Manchester Art Gallery UNTIL 11 JUNE ENDURING EYE: THE ANTARCTIC LEGACY OF SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON AND FRANK HURLY Manchester Central Library UNTIL 14 AUGUST PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM GRAFTERS: INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY IN IMAGE AND WORD Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. 17 MAY PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM THE LITTLE PEOPLE’S HISTORY MUSEUM – UNDER THE RAINBOW Family Friendly activity. Suitable for under 5s and their grown ups. Booking required via Eventbrite. http://undertherainbowlphm.eve In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3. – 11.00am – 12.00pm 21 MAY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE GREAT SCOTT! 7.30pm £10 / £8 The true story of Captain Scott and the invaders from outer space*.


22 MAY GREAT MANCHESTER RUN CITY CENTRE £38 per entry via 28 MAY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE WILD! Saturday 28 May 11.30am & 2.30pm £8.50 / £6.50 Age 8+ | 55 mins 28 MAY – 5 JUNE PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPE CRAFT TABLE Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages. No booking required, drop in activity. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3. 10.00am – 5.00pm 4 JUNE WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE ERROR 404 11.30am & 2.30pm £8.50 / £6.50 Ages 8+ | 60 mins PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM Manchester District Music Archive presents: Activist / Archivist. A Show & Tell event Suitable for adults and young people. No booking required In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 12.00pm – 5.00pm (12.00pm – 2.00pm: Scanning Room / 3.00pm – 5.00pm: Show and Tell).

9 JUNE WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE TEA DANCE 1.30 - 3.30pm £3 (price includes tea and biscuits). There’s tuition as well as social sequence dancing. WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE LADY SINGS THE BLUES: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF BILLIE HOLIDAY Doors 7.30pm Adv £14 (Door price £15) 10 JUNE WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY Doors 8pm Adv £23.50 (Door price £25.50) A standing show 11 JUNE PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM THE LITTLE PEOPLE’S HISTORY MUSEUM – BEEING SPECIAL Family Friendly activity, suitable for under 5s and their grown ups Booking required via Eventbrite – In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3. 11.00am – 12.00pm

18 JUNE WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE COMEDYSPORTZ 6.30pm £7 / £5 Age 8 19 JUNE MANCHESTER DAY 2016 FREE TO WATCH 12.00-18.00 City centre albert square Manchester M60 2LA RUNWAY VISITORS PARK FATHERS DAY CONCORDE CLASSIC TOUR AND CARVERY To book - https://book.manchester 24 JUNE MANCHESTER MIDNIGHT WALK 2016 VENUE – MANCHESTER CENTRAL £20 (standard adult fee – cheaper rates available for early bird entrants. 11-17 year olds and previous walkers). 25 JUNE SAINT PAULS HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER FAYRE & CAR BOOT SALE 12pm-3pm To book a stall or a car boot pitch please contact Angie Holland at Saint Pauls on 0161 499 0000. Prices are £10 for a stall and £10 for a car boot pitch.

12 JUNE WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE DAVID WALLIAMS’ RATBURGER Sunday 12 June 4pm Walkden Gardens £13 / £9 / £37 Family ticket Age 7+ | 120 mins

WYTHENSHAWE FORUM TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING FITNESS Call for over 55s Thursday from 21st April 2016 10am – 11am £3.90 per call Booking – online at, in person at reception or call us on 0161 935 4020


WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE FOGS AND SNAILS AND TEDDY BEAR TALES Saturday 25 June 2.30pm £8.50 / £6.50 Ages 3 – 7 | 50 mins




9 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE COMEDYSPORTZ 6.30pm £7 / £5 Age 8+ 12 JULY PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM THE LITTLE PEOPLE’S HISTORY MUSEUM – MR ORDINARY'S PRIZE Family Friendly activity, suitable for under 5s and their grown ups. Booking required via Eventbrite – http://mrordinary. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3. 11.00am – 12.00pm 14 JULY – 31 AUGUST PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM THAUMATROPES CRAFT TABLE Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages. No booking required, drop in activity. In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 10.00am – 5.00pm 14 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE TEA DANCE 1.30 - 3.30pm £3 (price includes tea and biscuits). There’s tuition as well as social sequence dancing. 23 JULY PEOPLES HISTORY MUSEUM THE CAKE MAP OF MANCHESTER Family Friendly activity, suitable for all ages. No booking required, but please be aware that when all the cake has been eaten the map will be gone! In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3. 12.00pm – 4.00pm (or until the cake runs out!). WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE SUMMER FAMILY FESTIVAL THE BOGGLE 11.30am & 2.30pm £8.50 / £6.50 Workshops 1pm & 4pm £2 Age 6+ |60 mins

24 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE SUMMER FAMILY FESTIVAL THE ADVENTURES OF POM 11am & 1pm £5 adults / £3 (2 – 4 yr olds) / Free (0 – 23 mths) Age 0 – 4 | 45 mins 25 & 26 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE SUMMER FAMILY FESTIVAL COMEDYSPORTZ WORKSHOPS Monday 25 July Age 7 - 9 Tuesday 26 July Age 10 - 13 10am – 12pm & 1 - 3pm £5 Adv (Door price £6.50). 26 JULY DRINKING IN THE CITY SUITABLE FOR ADULTS Booking required via Eventbrite – http://phmdrinkwalk In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3 2.00pm – 4.00pm Please meet in Piccadilly Gardens near the Memorial Tree (by Café Nero). We will finish with an optional visit to a pub. 27 JULY – 29 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE 11.30am & 2.30pm £8.50 / £6.50 Free workshop - Thursday 28 July 4pm Age 6+ | 60 mins 27 JULY TO 31 JULY WYTHENSHAWE GAMES WYTHENSHAWE PARK AND HALL 11am-7pm www.wythenshawegames 27 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE SUMMER FAMILY FESTIVAL CIRCUS SKILLS 10am & 1pm £5 Adv (Door price £6.50) All ages welcome. 28 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE SUMMER FAMILY FESTIVAL DANCE TASTERS 10am & 1pm £3 Adv (Door price £4) All ages welcome.

30 JULY WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE BOY MEETS GIRL WATERSIDE PLAZA 11am, 1pm & 4pm £8.50 / £6.50 (Pick up your headphones from Box Office) Aimed at Age 11+ (but all ages welcome). WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE BAD GUYS Saturday 30 July 2.30pm £8.50 / £6.50 Ages 5 – 11 | 65 mins 20 AUGUST WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE COMEDYSPORTZ 6.30pm £7 / £5 Age 8+ 22 AUGUST – 26 AUGUST SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSES WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE ARTFUL PLAYGROUND’S MUSICAL THEATRE COURSE Monday 22 - Friday 26 August 10am – 4pm (Ages 7 – 16) £80 10am – 12.30pm (Ages 4 – 6) £50 (Fri 26 Aug 10am – 4pm) 3 SEPTEMBER WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE GS PROMOTIONS PRESENT THE SMITHS LTD Doors 7.30pm £10 Adv (Door price £12) 16 SEPTEMBER WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE GS PROMOTIONS PRESENT THE CHRISTIANS Doors 7.30pm £20 Adv (Door price £23) PLACES TO VISIT JODRELL BANK DISCOVERY CENTRE The University of Manchester Macclesfield Cheshire SK11 9DL E: T: 01477 571766 SEALIFE CENTRE MANCHESTER The Trafford Centre Barton Dock Road Manchester M17 8AS T: 0871 221 2483 JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY 150 Deansgate Manchester M3 3EH T: 0161 306 0555 IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM NORTH Quay West Trafford Wharf Road Manchester M17 1TZ T: 0161 836 4000

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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)

WYTHENSHAWE FORUM Total Body Conditioning Fitness Call for over 55s Thursdays from 21 April 2016 10-11am / £3.90 per session Bookings - Online at, in person at reception or call us on 0161 935 4020


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