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CCTV issued following March stabbing of good Samaritan

Monday 1st July 2013

Police have issued CCTV footage after a good Samaritan was stabbed in Didsbury after intervening to stop a fight. Two men, aged 33 and 36, have been arrested and questioned in connection with the incident and police are now appealing to the publi... continue reading

Didsbury Car Show 2013

Thursday 27th June 2013

2013 Didsbury Car Show announced! Sunday July 14th 12noon - 4pm Over 90 cars now registered for the free Didsbury Car Show - programme sales in aid of The Christie. Register your characterful car at or just c... continue reading

Didsbury Book Group

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Wednesday 10th July - 7.30pm Didsbury Book Group are a book club who meet in The Fletcher Moss, in Didsbury Village every month. The next meeting is on Wednesday 10th July and the book being discussed will be The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg ... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Festival 2013

Wednesday 26th June 2013

Didsbury Arts Festival 2013 Local artists, people and organisations are invited to take part in Didsbury Arts Festival 2013, being held from 22 to 30 June. This year’s annual showcase of local talent promises to be more exciting than ever... continue reading

A Bloomin’ Good Do!

Wednesday 26th June 2013

8 – 11 pm, Wednesday 10 July Enjoy this musical fundraiser in support of Didsbury in Bloom. Soak up the vibe with acclaimed local jazz bands, JazzWorks and Aeola with vocals by Alison Clarke. Proceeds will pay for next year’s plants (you have ... continue reading

Didsbury Student Receives Progress Award From Lord Mayor of Manchester

Tuesday 25th June 2013

East Didsbury student Abuzar Haq was the toast of Abbey College Manchester’s glittering Graduation Dinner after he was presented with the college’s Progress Award. Abuzar, aged 19, of Glenmere Road, received the leading independent college’s... continue reading

Lofts West Didsbury Showroom Hits Stunning New Heights

Friday 21st June 2013

Lofts West Didsbury Showroom Hits Stunning New Heights Celebrating its 10th anniversary on a high, LOFT Interiors - the property management furnishings specialist - is marking its decade in business with a £100,000 renovation of its West Didsbury... continue reading

Armageddon Fitness Class

Friday 21st June 2013

Armageddon Fitness is a brilliant new class, never seen before in Manchester. Armageddon is the fast paced, variable intensity group fitness and personal training concept for people of all levels and led by certified fitness professionals. It is b... continue reading

The Limes Nursing Home Opens It's Doors

Friday 21st June 2013

First open in 1987, The Limes is the longest established private nursing home in Didsbury, Manchester. We are taking part in 'The National Care Home Open Day' on the 21st June. The idea behind the day is to connect our residents with their local c... continue reading

Fog Lane Runners

Sunday 9th June 2013

Wednesdays 6pm for an hour We have a new running group starting from Fog Lane Park which will take place every Wednesday at 6pm starting from the 5th June and meeting at the Parkville Road entrance. The group is free of charge and all abiliti... continue reading

Tag Rugby Uni-sex League In Didsbury

Sunday 9th June 2013

All abilities welcome. Great fun to keep you fit. Good friendly competition between the sexes! Tag Rugby Didsbury is an opportunity for local people to get involved in a uni-sex sporting activity. Not only is it great for personal fitness goals like ... continue reading

Join Broomfield Court Knitting Group run by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme

Sunday 9th June 2013

Do you love to knit or would you like to learn how? Would you like to meet new people? Then join the new free Broomfield Court Knitting Group! Every Tuesday at 10.30am at Broomfield Court, 121 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, M20 2TS CSV i... continue reading

Stage Is Set For School Chums’ Spooky Theatre Experience

Monday 27th May 2013

Four young actors are about to embark on a spooky theatre adventure. Gracie Ashpole (aged 12), Eloise Hall (11), Tom Hardern (11) and Joel Danziger (12) have been chosen to perform the key roles of Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw, which i... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Festival 2013 Highlights Revealed!

Friday 24th May 2013

Simon Armitage heads stellar line-up at Didsbury Arts Festival 2013 Saturday 22 – Sunday 30 June 2013 Poet Simon Armitage, Manchester jazz star Matthew Halsall, writer Jackie Kay and internationally-acclaimed pianist, Kathryn Stott, will provide so... continue reading

Haunted house is perfect setting for classic chiller! - Didsbury Arts Festival

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A haunting tale set in a haunted house! 7.30pm on Saturday 22nd, Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2013 3pm on Sunday 23rd June. There have been several adaptations of the classic ghost story, The Turn of the Screw, but none more authenticall... continue reading

Jobs at Bond Fashion - May 2013

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Bond has three permanent job vacancies which they are looking to fill. They have a shop in Didsbury Village and in West Didsbury. Part time - 20 hours per week (including weekends) Full time - 40 hours (including weekends) Are you a fashion gr... continue reading

SciBar Didsbury May

Friday 19th April 2013

SciBar Didsbury takes place at The Albert Club, Lansdowne Road, West Didsbury at 6.30pm on the third Monday of the month. Future discussions: 17th June - TBC 15th June - TBC The next discussion will be "So how much bandwidth do you real... continue reading

This is Didsbury Photography Project

Friday 19th April 2013

14th to the 19th May 2013 Didsbury Arts Festival 2013 will develop a photographic study about the local community at Didsbury to show in a exhibition during the Festival at the Fletcher Moss Park. The idea is shoot 7 images, and in each one... continue reading

An Open Letter Regarding 75% Cuts to Mersey Valley Funding

Thursday 18th April 2013

This proposal is not just about money this is a question of beliefs and principles. Parks and green spaces have been at the heart of Manchester’s metropolitan provision since it was a smoke filled, industrial city. The city governors recognised the... continue reading

Fletcher Moss Wild Food Forage

Thursday 18th April 2013

12pm Sunday 21st April - 3 hours This seasonal food hunt explores the diverse habitats of Fletcher Moss Park seeking out some of the very best free wild foods to be found. From the delightfully sweet, onion tinged flavour of Three-Cornered Leek... continue reading

Oxfam Didsbury April Appeal For Stock

Thursday 18th April 2013

Spring is officially sprung and after a long, cold winter it’s time to sweep away the cobwebs and have a seasonal clear out. But before you bin the clutter that has collected over the last 12 months – think again! Bring your unwanted goo... continue reading

Inspirit Spring Garden Party

Thursday 18th April 2013

Sunday 21st April - 11am to 6pm The Inspirit Workshop is opening its doors and surrounding grounds and inviting everyone in for a garden party. There will be a huge selection of vintage furniture and homewares, from romantic shabby chic pie... continue reading

The Wedding Fete at The Old Parsonage

Tuesday 9th April 2013

The Wedding Fete is taking place on Sunday 14th April 2013 at The Old Parsonage on Stenner Lane, Didsbury. Set within Didsbury’s very own secret garden, this unique and not-to-be missed event, bringing together the north-west’s finest wed... continue reading

Didsbury Police Issue Tickets For Good Behaviour

Monday 8th April 2013

Police in South Manchester are handing out tickets to young people – for good behaviour. The Positive Tickets scheme has been running for four weeks in the Didsbury area, and is designed to encourage good behaviour and leave youngsters with a po... continue reading

Employer Breakfast at Didsbury Jobcentre Plus

Wednesday 9th January 2013

Didsbury Jobcentre on Palatine Road is holding an Employer breakfast on Thursday 24th January 2013. Starting at 8.30am. We want to give information to local employers about the various schemes available to them to help with recruitment and to also... continue reading

New Year's resolution: Learn Italian

Tuesday 8th January 2013

New Year's resolution: Learn Italian? Perfetto! I'm running two small group Italian for Beginners classes in the heart of Didsbury: St James & Emmanuel church in Barlow Moor road. Classes are 1hr per week and start: Tues 15th Jan 18.30 or Tue... continue reading

Unwanted Christmas Gifts? Oxfam would love them

Tuesday 8th January 2013

Before you bin the Rudolph jumper your Aunt Agatha bought you – think again! Oxfam in Didsbury will be delighted to find new homes for your unwanted Christmas gifts. Every year the charity shop welcomes donations of books, clothes, jewellery ... continue reading

Hatha Yoga Class

Tuesday 8th January 2013

Please note this class no longer runs Hatha Yoga class at East Didsbury Methodist Church on Parrs Wood Road. The class runs every Wednesday afternoon 1.30pm - 3pm during term time. The class is gentle and slow paced with alternative postures u... continue reading

Abbey College Raises £400 for Francis House Hospice with Christmas Showcase

Sunday 30th December 2012

Generous and talented Abbey College Manchester students and staff were full of festive spirit when they took to the stage for a special Christmas showcase which raised £400 for Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury. A packed audience a... continue reading

Didsbury Comedy Club January

Sunday 30th December 2012

Sunday, 6th November, 7pm Didsbury Comedy Club is hosted by The Didsbury Cricket Club, Wilmslow Rd, East Didsbury, M20 2ZY TV's Jason Cook and Alun Cochrane! Jason Cook is an international award comedian haling from Newcastle. He is probably... continue reading

Oxfam Didsbury Presents ‘Extraordinary Colour’

Tuesday 4th December 2012

Oxfam Didsbury presents ‘Extraordinary Colour’ – an exhibition by local artist, Liz Scantlebury. Thursday 6 December, 6pm – 9pm, at Oxfam, 778 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury. A collection of drawings and paintings playfully exposing the ... continue reading

“Standby” for Manchester company’s TV debut

Tuesday 4th December 2012

Didsbury based video production company, Standby Productions Ltd may only be in their second year of business but they’re already making waves in the TV world. A big coup for the young company came when they were recently approached by Contrast... continue reading

Christmas in Didsbury 2012

Sunday 25th November 2012

Didsbury Christmas lights switch ons West Didsbury Lights switch on, Thursday 6th December at 6.15pm on Burton Road outside the Co-op. Didsbury Village Carols & lights - Wednesday December 5th, 7.00pm outside Didsbury Library - The Di... continue reading

Didsbury Artisan Market

Thursday 22nd November 2012

Every Thursday between 4pm and 9pm in the run up to Christmas 2012 a new market is running in The Didsbury car park next to the pub. It's a collaboration between the Castlefield Vintage and Artisan Market and The Didsbury pub, hence the name, and hop... continue reading

Francis House new mascot meets Giggsy and Fred the Red

Tuesday 20th November 2012

North West children’s hospice Francis House have revealed a new mascot today. Francis Mouse, a life sized furry mouse, will help promote the work of the hospice that provides care and support for children and their families with life-limiting condi... continue reading

Late-night Xmas shopping & author reading at Didsbury Oxfam

Tuesday 20th November 2012

When? Friday 30 November, 5 pm to 9 pm Where? Oxfam, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury What? Book reading by Livi Michael (5 pm), food-tasting, shopping Charge? Free event with donations welcome Oxfam in Didsbury will open its doors to late-night sho... continue reading

Didsbury Christmas Craft Bazaar

Tuesday 20th November 2012

Saturday 8th December 11am to 4.30pm Enjoy traditional festive fun at the DAF Christmas Craft Bazaar! Meet Father Christmas and join in the carol singing; visit the craft stalls and take part in willow weaving, children’s activities and mu... continue reading

The First Didsbury Santa Dash

Monday 19th November 2012

Give Rudolf a rest and enjoy a festive run for the whole family. Kick off your Christmas celebrations and raise money for the Red Cross at the first ever South Manchester Santa Dash, at Fog Lane Park in Didsbury. Don't worry if eating too many ... continue reading

Abbey College Manchester raises £1,785 for Francis House Children’s Hospice

Monday 19th November 2012

Generous and kind-hearted Abbey College Manchester students have helped to raise a grand total of £1,785 for the Francis House Children’s Hospice following a year-long fundraising campaign for the charity. Based in Didsbury, Francis House provi... continue reading

Manchester Green Corridor Walking Circuit

Friday 26th October 2012

On Monday 29th October 2012 the Manchester Green Corridor launches. "We would like to invite you to the launch of Manchester’s Green Corridor. The Green Corridor is made up of 14 routes which connect many of the beautiful green spaces and tr... continue reading

Didsbury Beer Festival 2012

Wednesday 17th October 2012

Didsbury Beer Festival 2012: Didsbury Beer Festival 2012 will take place from the 1st to the 3rd November. DBF Beer Festival 5th Anniversary The Didsbury Beer Festival in November celebrates it’s fifth year after raising the magnificent sum of £4... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Cafe October 20th

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Following on from our first cafe in January, Didsbury Arts Cafe returns on 20th October 10.30 - 12.30 at Ivy Manchester, Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury. Freshly roasted coffee, quality baking, live classical music, craft stalls and egg decorating ... continue reading

Post Master and his family held at gun point

Tuesday 16th October 2012

At about 8pm on Sunday 14 October 2012 the manager was outside the post office on Burnage Lane with his family when two masked men who were hiding behind a gate jumped out. One of the men pushed the manager towards the gate and pointed a gun in hi... continue reading

The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show - Friday 12th October

Thursday 27th September 2012

Friday 12th October 2012 On Friday 12th October, Jimmy Cricket and supporting cast will put on an evening of laughter and entertainment at St Catherine’s, Didsbury. The Irish comedian will entertain in the Parish Hall from 7.30pm with all pro... continue reading

Fujitsu Shelter Take-over Challenge

Monday 24th September 2012

Fujitsu UK have announced an official partnership with the charity Shelter. Shelter were chosen by the employees, as the charity the company will support for 2012/2013. Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessn... continue reading

DAF Diamond Weekend highlighted events

Thursday 20th September 2012

There is lots going on at the Didsbury Arts Festival from 27th to 30th September 2012 so we thought we'd highlight a couple of events that you might have missed... Border Fiction Comma Press presents three exciting authors, whose short ... continue reading

The Didsbury Dinners Didsbury Food Trail 2012

Wednesday 19th September 2012

22nd and 23rd September 2012 A weekend of food-related activities throughout Didsbury and surrounds, organised by Didsbury Dinners The events include Cookery Demonstrations, a Wild-food walk, stalls and workshops, live music, local discount... continue reading

Free screening of "Gasland" - 12th September

Monday 10th September 2012

Manchester Friends of the Earth, Didsbury Film Club and The Co-operative Membership would like to invite you to a free screening of the film "Gasland" at 7.15pm for 7.30pm on Wednesday 12 September in the St James & Emmanuel Parish Centre in Didsbury... continue reading

Don’t miss the DAF Diamond Weekend! - 27th September 2012

Wednesday 5th September 2012

A weekend showcasing the best of Didsbury Arts Festival will bring together new talent and old favourites from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 September 2012. Featuring both new artists and highlights from the last three years of DAF, the DAF Diamond... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Festival 2012 Programme

Wednesday 5th September 2012

Update: Due to ground conditions, with more rain forecast, Sunday’s outdoor events outside Didsbury Library and at Fletcher Moss Park have been cancelled. All Saturday’s events are going ahead as planned. Come down to the library (12 pm – 2 ... continue reading