Mawdesley Villages

Events

Please see the list below for some forthcoming events.


Dates for your Diary
January 2020
Sun Jan 26thBreakfast ClubCome and join us for Brunch at the Farm.
Tue Jan 28thWalkingPrePrandial Walk

This will start at the Red Lion, Mawdesley at 0945hrs with a cup of coffee whilst choosing lunches before leaving at 1015hrs on a gentle preprandial 4/5 mile walk around Mawdesley.

The walk details will depend on the weather and conditions under foot. It will be principally on tarmac or bridle paths.

Please sign up at the Walk Table at the Wednesday Community Morning where more details are available.
Tue Jan 28thWatercolour PaintingTrip to Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and the University of Liverpool's Victoria Art Gallery and Museum

In the morning visit the "An English lady's wardrobe" at the Walker. An exhibition of Dresses and other items from the Edwardian Age.

There will then be a Soup and Sandwich Lunch at the Victoria Art Gallery followed by a Guided Tour of the Gallery and Museum.

Cost : £42. This includes coach, lunch and guided tours.

More information and sign up at the Art Trip Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Wed Jan 29thPop-up-ClassesBritish Sign Language - Week 3

From 1pm until 3pm in the lounge of Stocks Hall.

Please be sure to park round the back, not in the front car park even if there are spaces.

More information from Lindsey.
Thu Jan 30thLuncheon ClubThe Lounge, Bar and Restaurant, Much Hoole at 12:30

2 Courses for £15.95, Vegetarian and Vegan menu available

Book and select from the menus at the Wednesday Community Morning.

Formerly Langs of Longton
Thu Jan 30thTheatreCurtains, A Musical Whodunnit at the Liverpool Empire

"It's murder putting on a new musical - literally"

This hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore!


Price £35, including transport.

Tickets on sale at the Community Morning from Wednesday 2nd October.

Pick up times:
Rufford 5.15pm
Croston 5.30pm
Mawdesley 5:45pm
Parbold 6.00pm
February 2020
Mon Feb 3rdWalkingShort Walk - Approx 4 miles

Location: Walton Le Dale - Preston

Leaders: Catharine Blezard & Christine Garrity

For more information and to sign up visit the Walks Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Wed Feb 5thPop-up-ClassesBritish Sign Language - Week 4

From 1pm until 3pm in the lounge of Stocks Hall.

Please be sure to park round the back, not in the front car park even if there are spaces.

More information from Lindsey.
Thu Feb 6thPop-up-ClassesArchaeology Talk by Ron Cowell, Head of Archaeology at Museum of Liverpool

On the Mesolithic excavation at Lunt Meadows, near the village of Sefton. This is a rare example of a Mesolithic site.

2 to 4 in Mawdesley Village Hall Lounge
Fri Feb 7thSocial GroupTHE WINTER GIGGLE EVENT IS NOW ON 28TH FEBRUARY AND NOW BOOKING
Fri Feb 14thPhilharmonic: Live MusicSongs from the Musicals for Valentines Day
Philharmonic Hall

Classical Broadway songs of love & romance, including Younger than springtime; Falling in love with love; My Funny Valentine; Some Enchanted Evening; If I loved you; I won't send roses;One Hand, One Heart

Vocalist - Matt Ford
Singers - From the West End
Conductor - Anthony Gabriele

Price £36 (Includes coach and drivers trip)

SOLD OUT - Waiting List only

Pick-ups: Rufford 5:30 pm, Mawdesley 5:40 pm, Parbold 5:50 pm
Tue Feb 18thWalkingMedium Walk - 7 miles

Location: Brinscall, Roddleworth & Tockholes

Leader: Joan Taylor

For more information and to sign up visit the Walks Table at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Tue Feb 18thSpeakerJohn Clayton – “Behind the mic at BBC Radio Lancashire”
Wed Feb 26thPop-up-ClassesLAUGHTER CLUB

What makes us laugh?

It's something we should do every day. It's good for us and laughter spreads a good feeling.

Come and join us to find out more.

St Peters Church Room, Mawdesley 2.00-4.00

Limited to 10 persons - No charge at this 1st meeting.

See Barry King at the Hi Table on Wednesday Mornings or ring 01704 229499 to reserve your place or find out more.
Fri Feb 28thSocial GroupIts time again for a Winter Giggle
Drive away the Winter Blues and have an evening of fun and laughs
at Mawdesley Village Hall
Cost £15 to include supper 7.30pm
Now booking at the Social Table
March 2020
Thu Mar 5thPop-up-ClassesArchaeology Talk by Steve Baldwin, freelance heritage and archaeology consultant.

On the recently discovered Roman Fort at Burscough.

2 to 4 in Mawdesley Village Hall Lounge
Thu Mar 12thPhilharmonic: Live MusicRomeo & Juliet
Philharmonic Hall

Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite
Liszt - Piano Concerto No 1
(soloist: Stephen Hough)
Prokofiev - Romeo & Juliet Suite)

Conductor: Diego Matheuz

Some well known melodies in the Grieg and Prokofiev plus the phenomenal piano playing of Stephen Hough will give you an evening to remember.

Price £33 (Includes coach and drivers trip)

SOLD OUT - Waiting List only

Pick-ups: Rufford 5:30 pm, Mawdesley 5:40 pm, Parbold 5:50 pm
Tue Mar 17thSocial GroupA behind the scenes tour of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Visit the Departures, Security (see what people try to smuggle in !) and various other departments not seen by the public,maybe meet a pilot!!!
This will be a 2 hour tour with a lot of walking.
Numbers are limited to 24 so book early.
See also 26th March.

We will be also visiting Speke Hall which is just next door. Lunch may be obtained there
Cost £30 or £20 if you are a National Trust member
Booking from 5th February
Tue Mar 17thSpeakerGeoff Barton – “Iranian Embassy Siege”
Wed Mar 18thCinemaWhite Crow at 2pm at Stocks Hall

N.B. Change of date from January

The White Crow is a 2018 British film written by David Hare and directed by Ralph Fiennes. It chronicles the life and dance career of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, played by Oleg Ivenko. It is inspired by the book Rudolf Nureyev:The Life, by Julie Kavanagh.

Please book at the Wednesday Community Morning.
Thu Mar 19thTheatreQUALITY STREET BY J M Barrie at the Liverpool Playhouse

Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children. Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action.
She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Lily, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves?


Price £25 inclusive of coach and driver’s tip
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Pick ups:
Rufford 5:15
Croston 5:30
Mawdesley 5:45
Parbold 6pm.
Thu Mar 26thPhilharmonic: Live MusicCarmen (Bizet)

Performed by Welsh National 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.
Sung in French with surtitles.

Price £45 (including coach and drivers tip)

Coach departs from
Rufford 5:15 pm; Mawdesley 5:25 pm; Parbold 5:35 pm
Thu Mar 26thSocial GroupA behind the scenes tour of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Visit the Departures, Security (see what people try to smuggle in !) and various other departments not seen by the public,maybe meet a pilot!!!
This will be a 2 hour tour with a lot of walking.
Numbers are limited to 24 so book early.
We will be also visiting Speke Hall which is just next door. Lunch may be obtained there
Cost £30 or £20 if you are a National Trust member
Booking from 5th February
April 2020
Thu Apr 2ndPhilharmonic: Live Music

Sibelius 5 & Chopin Piano Concerto No 2
Philharmonic Hall

Beethoven - Egmont Overture
Chopin - Piano Concerto No 2
(soloist: Pavel Kolesnikov)
Shaw - Entre'acte for strings
Sibelius - Symphony No 5

Conductor: Joshua Weilerstein

The wonderful melody of Sibelius' 5th with the poetry of Chopin (*played by the rising Russian star Pavel Kolesnikov) plus a hauntingly beautiful Entre'acte - a Liverpool 1st from the Pullitzer Prize winner, Caroline Shaw.
A concert not to be missed.

Price £33 (Includes coach and drivers trip)

Pick-ups: Rufford 5:30 pm, Mawdesley 5:40 pm, Parbold 5:50 pm

Fri Apr 17thWalkingAdvance notice - Section of Witton Way

7.5 miles

More details nearer the time
Sat Apr 18thTheatreMallory Towers at Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Cost: £34, includes coach fare

Pick ups:
Rufford 8:30a.m.
Croston 8:45a.m.
Mawdesley 9:00a.m.
Parbold 9:15a.m.

Now booking at Wednesday Community Morning
Tue Apr 21stSpeakerStuart Elliott – “English Village Life in the Middle Ages”
Thu Apr 23rdSocial GroupWe are calling at the lovely Cheshire town of Knutsford, lots of places to eat here for lunch and then moving on to Jodrell Bank for a talk and tour

Cost £22 (lunch not included)


Booking early March
May 2020
Tue May 19thSpeakerPhilip Caine - “From Barrow to Bagdad and back again”
Thu May 21stSocial GroupCome with us on a sail on the River Dee with Afternoon Tea included. There will be Leisure Time to explore the lovey City of Chester

Cost £35

Booking early April
June 2020
Thu Jun 4thTheatreThe Cat and The Canary' at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Booking at Wednesday Community Morning from 14th February 2020
Mon Jun 8thSocial GroupThis date needs to be confirmed in the New Year

Planned day is a return visit to Bodrhyydan Hall nr St Asaph for everyone who couldn't make it last time and anyone who fancies a trip to this beautiful Hall
We will also be calling in to St Asaph Woollen Mill

Cost £24

Booking early May
Wed Jun 17thWalkingAdvance notice - Section of Witton Way

9 miles

More details nearer the time
Tue Jun 23rdSocial GroupCome with us to lovely Arley Hall nr Knutsford, Visit the house, stroll around the beautiful gardens. Take a picnic maybe or have lunch in the delightful cafe

Cost £23

Booking early May
July 2020
Sun Jul 5th
→Thu Jul 9th
Social GroupHoliday in Kent

Visiting Canterbury Cathedral, Hever Castle, Chartwell House (home of Winston Churchill) and to Chatham Historic Docks and site of the "Call the Midwife" series

Booking from 9th October and all details will be on the Social Table from that date.

Just a £50 deposit secures the booking.
Mon Jul 20thSocial GroupOur Annual Visit to this wonderful Country Racecourse - Cartmel.
Come and have a flutter!, bring a picnic, a chair and a bottle.What more do you need for a super day out.

Cost £25

Booking early June
August 2020
Tue Aug 11thSocial GroupWe are visiting Shibton Hall (where Gentleman Jack was filmed).
Lovely house and Gardens in the morning then on to the amazing Piece Hall in Halifax where lunch is available (but not included)

Cost £24

Booking early July
September 2020
Fri Sep 11thTheatreBoeing Boeing at Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Booking at Wednesday Community Morning from 4th March 2020
Thu Sep 17th
→Thu Sep 24th
Walking in Foreign LandsCatalonia, Spain

Cost £699 pp for 7 days, includes flights, accommodation, guided walks, a day trip to a place of local interest and transport costs in Spain.

Further details will be available at The Community Mornings from 13th November, after which bookings can be made.
November 2020
Wed Nov 18thWalkingAdvance notice - Section of Witton Way

6.5 miles

More details nearer the time