Mawdesley Villages

Events

Please see the list below for some forthcoming events.


Dates for your Diary
April 2019
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.
Sun Apr 28thBreakfast ClubCome for Brunch and a Chat at The Farm at Burscough.
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
Fri May 3rdWalkingMedium Walk - 6 miles with 4 stiles

Ashurst Beacon & Beyond

Leader: Ken Byrom

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Tue May 7thSocial GroupA visit to Blists Hill. This living Victorian village is part of the Ironbridge Museums. Lunch can be purchased on site
Thu May 9thPhilharmonic: Live MusicPiano Recital -Launch of Ribble Valley International Piano Week

Martin Roscoe, the well-known international concert pianist, is giving the launch concert of the 2019 Ribble Valle International Piano Week at
Westholme School, Blackburn BB2 6QU at 1930 hrs.

He is playing
Bach French Suite No 3
Beethoven Sonata in E minor op 90
Mozart Sonata in C minor K457
Liszt Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
Dohnanyi Suite in the Olden Style Op 24

Tickets £23 using our bus, collecting at Rufford/Mawdesley & Parbold or £13 if you make you own way there
Thu May 9thBird Watching and Nature GroupMere Sands Woods reserve.

Another free reserve on our doorstep. They do have a parking charge, but it is a small price to pay.

More details to follow.
Fri May 10thWalkingShort Walk - 4 miles with 4 stiles

Charnock Richard / Euxton

Leaders: Chris Parker & Sue Jones

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Mon May 13thWalkingStrenuous Walk - 10 miles circular route, 1,300ft. climbing

Malham, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, Malham Cove

Leader: Charlotte Mahoney

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu May 16thLuncheon ClubLunch at The Corner House, Wrightington at 12:30

2 courses £15.50, includes gratuities
Thu May 16thTheatreSweeney Todd at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool.

Cost: £28, inclusive of coach fare.

Pick up times:
Rufford 5:15
Croston 5:30
Mawdesley 5:45
Parbold 6:00

Bookings to be taken at the Community Morning from Wednesday 27th February
Tue May 21stWalkingLong Walk - 9.5 miles circular route, 1,350ft climbing.

Whalley, Nick of Pendle, Sabden and Reed

Leader: Fred Mahoney

More information and sign up at the Walking Table, Wednesday Community Morning.
Tue May 21stSpeakerThe Housekeeper

Betsy the Scullery Maid has been promoted and will return as the Housekeeper

7:30 in Mawdesley Village Hall

Cost:£2, includes Tea and Biscuits.
Wed May 22ndSocial GroupCroquet at Birkdale Croquet Club, Rotten Row, Southport
2.00pm til 4.00pm
Beginners very welcome Cost £5
Book at the Social Table
Tue May 28thSocial GroupCome and try your hand at Archery
Its a Fun Night - nothing serious!
Scarisbrick - 6.00pm - £5 per session

Cuppa and Biscuit as well

All details from the Social Table
Tue May 28thWatercolour PaintingSalford Art Gallery/Museum

An Art Trip

Following the visit there will be an included lunch followed by a "Surprise Visit and Tour"

More information and book at the Art Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
June 2019
Fri Jun 7thTheatreThe Comedy About a Bank Robbery at the Liverpool Empire

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy cape.

Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can't be trusted. In a town where everyone's a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

Bookings will be taken at the Theatre Table at the Wednesday Community Morning from 20th March
Wed Jun 12thSocial GroupCroquet at Birkdale Croquet Club, Rotten Row, Southport
2.00pm til 4.00pm
Beginners very welcome Cost £5
Book at the Social Table
Sat Jun 15thWeekenders Sat/SunTour of Royal Liver Buildings, Liverpool

A tour of the building's hidden secrets, journeying to the 15th Floor for a panoramic view across Liverpool and visiting the Clock Tour and discovering the building's significance to many aspects of Liverpool.

There will be time for lunch and then a surprise stop on the way home.

Cost: £27, includes coach and Entrance Fee.

Pick ups
Rufford - 8:50a.m.
Mawdesley - 9:00a.m
Parbold - 9:10a.m.

Fully booked, but you can add your name to the waiting list.

More information and book at the Weekenders' Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Mon Jun 17thSocial GroupCome and try your hand at Archery
Its a Fun Night - nothing serious!
Scarisbrick - 6.00pm - £5 per session

Cuppa and Biscuit as well

All details from the Social Table
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

Fully booked, but there is a waiting list.
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.
Mon Jul 8thSocial GroupA visit to Bodryddhan Hall near Ruthin. A beautiful family home and gardens.

Booking early May
Wed Jul 10thSocial GroupCroquet at Birkdale Croquet Club, Rotten Row, Southport
2.00pm til 4.00pm
Beginners very welcome Cost £5
Book at the Social Table
Thu Jul 18thSocial GroupCome and try your hand at Archery
Its a Fun Night - nothing serious!
Scarisbrick - 6.00pm - £5 per session

Cuppa and Biscuit as well

All details from the Social Table
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.
Wed Aug 14thSocial GroupCroquet at Birkdale Croquet Club, Rotten Row, Southport
2.00pm til 4.00pm
Beginners very welcome Cost £5
Book at the Social Table
Mon Aug 19thSocial GroupCome and try your hand at Archery
Its a Fun Night - nothing serious!
Scarisbrick - 6.00pm - £5 per session

Cuppa and Biscuit as well

All details from the Social Table
Thu Aug 22ndTheatreThe Ladykillers at The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

The celebrated Ealing comedy THE LADYKILLERS tells the classic black comedy tale of a sweet innocent old lady, alone in her home, pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing….

Bookings will be taken at the Theatre Table at the Wednesday Community Morning from 20th March
Sat Aug 24thWeekenders Sat/SunMersey Tunnel Tour

The Mersey Tunnel Tour takes you on a unique, behind the scenes, look at the famous Queensway Mersey Tunnel which opened in 1934

Cost: £22, includes coach and Entrance Fee.

Pick ups
Rufford - 10:30a.m.
Mawdesley 10:40a.m.
Parbold 10:50a.m.

More information and book at the Weekenders' Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu Aug 29thShakespeareTrip to Stratford to see Measure for Measure in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
September 2019
Thu Sep 5thSocial GroupCome and try your hand at Archery
Its a Fun Night - nothing serious!
Scarisbrick - 6.00pm - £5 per session

This is the last shoot of the Season

Cuppa and Biscuit as well

All details from the Social Table
Wed Sep 11thSocial GroupCroquet at Birkdale Croquet Club, Rotten Row, Southport
2.00pm til 4.00pm
Beginners very welcome Cost £5
Book at the Social Table
Mon Sep 16thGardeningTalk from 2 volunteers from New RHS Garden Bridgewater

All U3A members welcome.

Venue - Charity Farm WN6 9PP

Cost - £3
October 2019
Wed Oct 2ndTheatreAs You Like It

The Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester

Ticket Price £38 inclusive of coach fare

Pick up times:
Rufford 5:15
Croston 5:25
Mawdesley 5:35
Parbold 5:45
November 2019
Thu Nov 21stPhilharmonic: Live MusicL'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti)

Performed by Glynebourne Touring Opera at the Liverpool Empire

2pm (Note afternoon performance)

This is the best travelling opera company who have come north for the first time for over 10 years and is a performance that should not be missed.

L'Elsir d'Amore is a comic opera with some lovely melodies and brilliant singers which will be enjoyed by anyone whether they know anything about opera or not.

Tickets £62 (including coach and tip)

Coach will leave from
Rufford tba; Mawdesley tba; Parbold tba
Sat Nov 23rdPhilharmonic: Live MusicRigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)

Performed by Glynebourne Touring Opera at the Liverpool Empire. Start time 1915 hrs

A well known opera with many well-known 'tunes'. As always with opera it is a tragedy with a dramatic results.

This is the best travelling opera company who have come north for the first time for over 10 years and is a performance that should not be missed.

Price £65 (including coach and drivers tip)

Coach departs from
Rufford 5:15 pm; Mawdesley 5:25 pm; Parbold 5:35 pm

This is likely to be sold out quickly