Mawdesley Villages

Events

Please see the list below for some forthcoming events.


Dates for your Diary
February 2019
Sun Feb 10th
→Thu Feb 28th
ArtThe Art Group has arranged to hold a display of their pictures at The Avant Garden Centre on the A49 north of Euxton Village just outside Leyland for general public viewing.

The display will be on until the end of February.

The display will be available for viewing during normal Garden Centre opening hours. Many of the pictures will be available for purchase. There will be a wide range of media used and subject matter displayed, so do please come along and see our work.

For further details contact Norman.
Mon Feb 18thWalkingLong Walk - 10 miles

Parbold "Alps"

Leaders: Charlotte Mahoney & Tessa Rowe

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Tue Feb 19thSpeakerVic's big walk

Vic, at the age of 70 walked for 70 days, from the Pyrenees to the Pennines (well close to the Pennines)

Speaker: Mr Vic Heaney

Mawdesley Village Hall

Cost:£3.00, includes tea and biscuits.
Sat Feb 23rdWalkingMedium Walk - 7 or 8 miles (depending on conditions)

Burscough/Rufford

Leader: Jaki Higson

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Sun Feb 24thBreakfast ClubCome for Brunch and a Chat at The Farm at Burscough.
Wed Feb 27thPhotographyPresentation by Trevor Davenport ARPS DPAGB, Naturalist and Photographer

Titled “Natural Treasures of the Sefton Coast”

In the Annex at Mawdesley Village Hall, 1:30 start.

Cost: £2.00 includes Tea, Coffee etc.

All members are invited.
Thu Feb 28thFamily History ResearchPride of Preston, a talk by Gail Newsham about the setting up of a Ladies Football Team by Dick Kerr in 1917.

Cost: £2 to include tea/coffee and biscuits

Time: 10:00 to 12:00 in Mawdesley Village Hall

All Welcome.
March 2019
Tue Mar 5thPhilharmonic: Live MusicMozart's - The Magic Flute

This well known and popular opera is being performed by Opera North at the Lowry.
The Magic Flute is a story about the trials of life: growing up, finding your way in the world and learning to love. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama.
An ideal introduction into opera for everyone.

Cost £40 (incl coach and tip)

As the performance starts at 7:00pm please note the earlier collection times
Pickups- Rufford 4:50; Mawdesley 5:00; Parbold 5:10


Booking opens mid November (as we need to confirm numbers early due to its popularity)
Tue Mar 5thWatercolour PaintingLady Lever and Liverpool Exhibitions

This Gallery houses one of the UK’s best collections of fine and decorative art. It has the best collection of Wedgwood jasperware anywhere in the world and its collection of Pre-Raphaelite and other paintings is internationally renowned (including Burne-Jones, Gainsborough and Constable). Also a fine collection of sculpture and Chinese porcelain as well as drawings.

Lunch Included.

More information and sign up at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Fri Mar 8thWalkingShort Walk - 4.5 miles

Rufford, Mere Sands Wood area

Leaders: Carol & Peter Harrand

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Mon Mar 11thWalkingStrenuous Walk - at least 8.17 miles, 2000ft ascent

Grasmere

Leader: Ralph Telford

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Tue Mar 19thSpeakerFrom Galley to Cockpit, Progress in the Air

Speaker Maureen Baxter

Mawdesley Village Hall - 7:30p.m

£2 - includes Tea and Biscuit
Sat Mar 23rd
→Sun Mar 31st
Walking in Foreign LandsAndalucia, Spain commencing 23rd March 2019 for eight nights.

A booking form is available at the Walks table from 16th May.

n.b. Bookings will be open for a few weeks only.
Thu Mar 28thSocial GroupBy popular request a second visit to the Liverpool Synagogue then on to Speke Hall where lunch can be purchased.

Booking now
Sun Mar 31stBreakfast ClubCome for Brunch and a Chat at The Farm at Burscough.
April 2019
Thu Apr 4thTheatreKinky Boots at the Liverpool Empire

Note change of Date

Winner of every major Best Musical award, including the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

Tickets £32.50 plus Coach £8.00

Pickup Times:
Rufford 5:15p.m.
Croston 5:30p.m.
Mawdesley 5:45p.m.
Parbold 6:00p.m.
Tue Apr 9thWatercolour PaintingLeonardo da Vinci, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Liverpool Athenaeum

A rare opportunity to see Leonardo’s actual drawings, selected to reflect the full range of his interests. The exhibition will include drawings and also the materials employed by Leonardo. The exhibition will also present information about Leonardo's working practices and creative process.

The Mackintosh exhibition will present objects across a spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture.

The Athenaeum has been at the heart of Liverpool life since it was founded in 1797. Tucked away in a sedate side street, just yards from the hustle and bustle of a city centre is a haven of tradition, history, and good food.


We will have a guided tour of the Athenaeum and have afternoon refreshments.

More information and book at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu Apr 11thWalkingMedium Walk - 6 miles (approx.)

Saltscape Trail, Northwich

Leaders: Catherine Blezard and Christine Garrity

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Tue Apr 16thSocial GroupBackstage tour of Bridgewater Hall followed by a visit to Gorton Monastery Manchester. Price includes a light lunch and a free flow tour

Booking early February
Tue Apr 16thWatercolour PaintingLeonardo da Vinci, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Liverpool Athenaeum

A rare opportunity to see Leonardo’s actual drawings, selected to reflect the full range of his interests. The exhibition will include drawings and also the materials employed by Leonardo. The exhibition will also present information about Leonardo's working practices and creative process.

The Mackintosh exhibition will present objects across a spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture.

The Athenaeum has been at the heart of Liverpool life since it was founded in 1797. Tucked away in a sedate side street, just yards from the hustle and bustle of a city centre is a haven of tradition, history, and good food.

We will have a guided tour of the Athenaeum and have afternoon refreshments.

More information and book at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu Apr 25thWatercolour PaintingLeonardo da Vinci, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Liverpool Athenaeum

A rare opportunity to see Leonardo’s actual drawings, selected to reflect the full range of his interests. The exhibition will include drawings and also the materials employed by Leonardo. The exhibition will also present information about Leonardo's working practices and creative process.

The Mackintosh exhibition will present objects across a spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture.

The Athenaeum has been at the heart of Liverpool life since it was founded in 1797. Tucked away in a sedate side street, just yards from the hustle and bustle of a city centre is a haven of tradition, history, and good food.


We will have a guided tour of the Athenaeum and have afternoon refreshments.

More information and book at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Sat Apr 27thTheatreEducating Rita at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Tickets £24, coach £10, total £34.

Pickup times:
Rufford 8:45,
Croston 9am,
Mawdesley 9:15,
Parbold 9:30.

Bookings will be taken from January 2nd.
Mon Apr 29thWalkingStrenuous Walk - 8-9 miles, 2000ft ascent

South Lakes (Loughrigg), Skelwith Bridge

Leaders: Wendy and David Tilston

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
May 2019
Tue May 7thSocial GroupA visit to Blists Hill. This living Victorian village is part of the Ironbridge Museums. Lunch can be purchased on site

Booking early March
Thu May 23rd
→Sat May 25th
Travel Group2 night holiday to the Chelsea Flower Show and Windsor

Staying at Double Tree by Hilton at Heathrow for 2 nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

Travelling down via the Cotswolds and Hidcote Manor Gardens, Friday will be spent at the Flower Show and explore Windsor in the following morning before travelling home after lunch.

Cost: £340pp, (£326 RHS members).
Extras: £80 single room supplement and £12 Insurance.

Early booking, with deposit, necessary to reserve the hotel rooms.

More information from Marie or the Wednesday Community Morning.
June 2019
Tue Jun 25thSocial GroupA trip on the good ship Floating Grace.This wide beamed boat departs from Albert Dock and travels on a scenic tour of the historic Liverpool Docks and Marina.
Afternoon Tea will be served on board

Booking from early April
July 2019
Fri Jul 5thWalkingLinear Walk - 11 miles

Swaledale, North Yorkshire. Alongside the River Swale from Keld to Reeth. The route is straightforward and there is no heavy climbing. (Keld is about 200ft above Reeth).

Leaving Parbold at 0800hrs. Expecting to be back in Parbold by 2130hrs.

Dinner afterwards at the Buck Hotel, Reath.

Costs: Coach will cost £20-£25 per person, dinner will be £10-£20pp, dependent on choice.

Expressions of interest please.

More information and sign up at the Walk Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu Jul 11thSocial GroupA visit to Bodryddhan Hall near Ruthin. A beautiful family home and gardens.

Booking early May
Mon Jul 22ndSocial GroupCartmel Races again. This ever popular "day at the Races" is a not to be missed day out.Bring a chair and a picnic

Booking from early May
August 2019
Thu Aug 8th
→Sun Aug 11th
Social GroupSHORT HOLIDAY 2019
THURSDAY 8TH TO SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST


This year we are venturing back to the North East to make our base in Durham City staying at the Raddison Blu Hotel just off the centre.
It will include Kynren which is a magnificent outdoor performance showing the history of Britain from the Romans to present day.
It will include Whitby for the day, Raby Castle for an afternoon and calling at Dalemain House on our way home.

The cost of this will be in the Region of £365 and will include all gratuities but no lunches.
There will be a supplement of £78 for single rooms.
We will be booking for this from Wednesday 21st November, a deposit will be required.
Thu Aug 29thShakespeareTrip to Stratford to see Measure for Measure in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.