Tarporley & District

Events

Our MONTHLY MEETING is on the fourth Thursday of every month and is held in the Tarporley Community Centre Hall. Doors open at 10:00 and coffee/tea and biscuits are provided, together with a chance to meet up and chat. Chairman opens the meeting and makes announcements at 10:30.
The talk begins soon after 10:30 and usually lasts for about an hour. PLEASE SHOW COURTESY TO OUR SPEAKERS AND ARRIVE BEFORE 10:30.

There is a hearing aid induction loop fitted in The Community Centre Main Hall. Switch your hearing aid to T or LOOP when the speaker is using the microphone.

Are you aware that Tarporley’s Local Authority - CWaC - runs a flexible bus service which you can book to bring you to and from Tarporley and other Meeting Venues? It costs £4.50 for a return trip, but this is reduced if you have a bus pass. ANYONE can use it. It is small with only 4 seats and has to be booked by phone 24 hours in advance. You have to register before you can use the service. Ring 01244 973039 to register.
If you live in Cheshire East, then you will need to contact their service for lifts from your address. Call D&G Little Bus on the booking line number 0845 077 9110 to register.
PLEASE let a committee member know what more you think we should do to help with access and disability issues.

There is a popular programme of OUTINGS and TRIPS including visits to theatres and places of interest and a luncheon club which meets regularly.

Our INTEREST GROUPS all meet regularly, most monthly, but some more often. Some of the Interest Groups arrange meetings in the form of Trips Out to venues relevant to their Interests.

FIVE WALKING GROUPS are currently active, each organizing one or more walks each month. Three have their own page - the fifth, for DOG WALKERS hopes to have a page when they graduate from dog obedience classes.

Our future events are below. Click here to see Past Monthly Meetings


Dates for your Diary
February 2020
Sun Feb 23rdConcert Goers

23 February 2020 - £35

Theatr Clwyd - Anthony Hopkins Theatre

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

‘Breathtaking’ – The Guardian
‘He commands the stage with aristocratic ease…makes you sigh with joy’ – New York Times
A Gramophone Young Artist of the Year and Classical Brit winner, Grosvenor is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year, now internationally recognised for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound and insightful interpretations.
Programme:
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.4 Op.7
Liszt: Ballade No.2
Liszt: Valses oubliées Nos 1 & 2

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.50 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance.

Thu Feb 27thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
David Barker 'Climate change and the battle for fresh water'
Doors open at 9:45 and the meeting starts at 10:30. Admission £1. Visitors welcome.
March 2020
Sun Mar 15thConcert Goers

Sunday 15 March 2020 - £35

Theatr Clwyd - Anthony Hopkins Theatre

Jess Gillam & Zeynep Ozsuca

‘Lustrous tone and winning passion… Jess gave a great show’ – The Times
Saxophone sensation Jess Gillam was a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and has featured at the Last Night of The Proms in 2018. She is a regular performer and presenter on BBC radio.
Programme:
Britten: Temporal Variations
Poulenc: Sonata FP184

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.50 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance.

Thu Mar 26thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
Susan Sellers 'A stitch in time. A women's place in society'
Doors open at 9:45 and the meeting starts at 10:30. Admission £1. Visitors welcome.
April 2020
Thu Apr 23rdMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
Fran Sandham 'Solo walk across Africa'
Doors open at 9:45 and the meeting starts at 10:30. Admission £1. Visitors welcome.
Tue Apr 28thConcert Goers

Tuesday 28 April 2020 - £30

The Bridgewater Hall

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra with Nicola Benedetti

Sakari Oramo conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 (24’)
Sibelius Symphony No.2 (43’)

Nicola Benedetti’s ability to captivate audiences with her innate musicianship and dynamic presence, coupled with her wide appeal as a high-profile advocate for classical music, has made her one of the most influential classical artists of today. Max Bruch’s First Concerto for Violin was a bittersweet achievement for the composer. Weighed down by its popularity, he was frustrated by the relative lack of success of many of his other works. A grand finale will be heard in the evening’s final work, Sibelius’ Second Symphony, which the Finnish composer described as ‘a confession of the soul’.

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included. Alternatively, members are welcome to make their own arrangements.

May 2020
Sat May 16thConcert Goers

Saturday 16 May 2020

The Bridgewater Hall

BBC Philharmonic: Beethoven – A Hallé Collaboration - £15

Sir Mark Elder conductor (Symphony No.6) | Ben Gernon conductor
Martin Roscoe piano
Crouch End Festival Chorus

Beethoven Fantasia in C minor, ‘Choral Fantasy’ (19’)
Beethoven (compl. Barry Cooper) Symphony No.10 (16’)
Beethoven Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’ (38’)

The BBC Philharmonic and the Hallé’s joint Beethoven celebrations present the second part of a unique exchange programme: following Ben Gernon’s Hallé appearance, Sir Mark Elder returns the favour in the sumptuous ‘Pastoral’ Symphony. Martin Roscoe appears regularly at Wigmore Hall and has long standing associations with many of the UK’s leading orchestras. He is a prolific recording artist and is one of the most broadcast pianists on BBC radio. The programme also includes, Beethoven’s 10th Symphony (assembled by Barry Cooper) and the joyful Choral Fantasy. The Crouch End Festival Chorus is one of Britain’s leading symphonic choirs known for their wide range of singing skills, performing and recording specially commissioned pieces as well as the traditional classical works from the 16th to 21st centuries.

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included. Alternatively, members are welcome to make their own arrangements.

Thu May 28thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
Martin Lloyd 'Passports, assassins, traitors and spies'
Doors open at 9:45 and the meeting starts at 10:30. Admission £1. Visitors welcome.
June 2020
Sat Jun 6thConcert Goers

Saturday 6 June 2020

The Bridgewater Hall

The Hallé: Giants of Jazz with Liane Carroll - £33

Roderick Dunk conductor
Liane Carroll vocalist

Described by The Times as ‘Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest’, multi-award-winning jazz vocalist Liane Carroll joins the Hallé in an unforgettable evening of great jazz standards and timeless classics, including I Got Rhythm, Just One of Those Things, Fascinating Rhythm, Love Me or Leave Me, Come Rain or Come Shine,Day In, Day Out, Embraceable You, What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?
‘Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz.’ MOJO Magazine

The coach will leave from Tarporley Community Centre at 3.15 pm, picking up members from Kelsall Community Centre about 10 minutes later, thus allowing time for a meal before the performance. A booking will be made for a group meal prior to the performance for those who wish to be included. Alternatively, members are welcome to make their own arrangements.

Thu Jun 25thMeetingMonthly meeting at Tarporley Community Centre
Philip Caine 'Barrow to Baghdad and back again'
Doors open at 9:45 and the meeting starts at 10:30. Admission £1. Visitors welcome.