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Support Needed For Green Energy From The Weir

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Show your support for Greening Didsbury Greening Didsbury has been shortlisted for energyshare funding, and needs your help to get through to the next round! The group plans to install an Archimedes’ Screw-type hydroelectric generator of 50k... continue reading

'Sector 7' Lazer Arena Arrives At Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre

Thursday 8th September 2011

On 17th September, a brand new 'Sector 7' arena will be launching at Tenpin Parrs Wood! To celebrate, they are giving away 15 pairs of tickets for the launch weekend on the official Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre Facebook Page. All you nee... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Festival 2011 Full Events Programme

Wednesday 7th September 2011

We've been given permission to print every single event of the Didsbury Arts Festival 2011 calendar. A huge amount to choose from. If you'd like to a filterable version of this information be sure to check out the official Didsbury Arts Festival Prog... continue reading

Enjoy-a-ball Classes Didsbury and Chorlton

Wednesday 7th September 2011

The Enjoy-a-Ball programme gradually develops the sports-specific skills and confidence of children across ten ball sports in a caring, positive and fun environment. Suitable for 4 to 8 year olds. Monday Chorlton C of E Primary School Brea... continue reading

Community Index Didsbury September

Thursday 1st September 2011

Community Index is a South Manchester based independent magazine publisher. Established in April 2008, Community Index current publish two A5 community magazines every month, one for Didsbury and one for Chorlton and Whalley Range. The Didsbury ... continue reading

G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness 'Physio Chat Live' Service

Thursday 1st September 2011

G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness in Didsbury is due to launch a One-to-One 'physio chat live Q&A service' to answer any questions about any injuries you may be suffering from and offer advice. Click on the below Facebook link and 'Like' to keep up to... continue reading

Packed Programme Shows Didsbury Arts Festival Going From Strength To Strength

Thursday 1st September 2011

A giant yak, Punch & Judy and a pair of very cheeky (but lovable!) horses are just some of the weird and wonderful characters being let loose on Didsbury's streets during Didsbury Arts Festival 2011 from 24th September to 1st October. With more t... continue reading

Club Creative Weekly Arts Class

Thursday 1st September 2011

Professional Arts Educator Johnny Woodhams is setting up a Didsbury based multi media arts group for adults starting this September. Club Creative aims to provide a relaxed, fun and informal weekly meet-up for anyone interested in exploring, rekind... continue reading

Postnatal Fitness Class - Squats with Tots

Monday 22nd August 2011

Know any new Mothers? Why not tell them about Squats with Tots - the new postnatal workout for you and your little one! Mon, Wed, Thurs 10am Wed 11am £6 per class (per adult) £22 per month Quote Fetch Didsbury before the end of S... continue reading

Sunday Spoonful - Folk, Blues and Rock n' Roll at Mary and Archie

Thursday 18th August 2011

Mary and Archie on Burton Road West Didsbury are putting on an evening of musical entertainment this Sunday 21st from 8pm - free entry. Folk/Blues/Rock n' Roll and all round fun. Sunday Spoonful this Sunday features Suttree, Matt Grey and T.G.El... continue reading

Harriet and Dee Pandora Jewellery Event

Thursday 18th August 2011

Harriet and Dee is a small jewellery shop on Warburton Street, a narrow cobbled street which meets Wilmslow Road at The Dog and Partridge. On Friday 19th August they are holding an event for a very well known jewellery brand called Pandora. ... continue reading

Volunteer at Westcroft Community Project

Thursday 18th August 2011

Would you like to help improve your local area? Why not volunteer at Westcroft Community Project? At Westcroft Community Project we offer a range of learning opportunites, help people find work and offer a host of volunteer opportunities. W... continue reading

Podiatry and Ostomy Clinic Opens In Didsbury

Thursday 18th August 2011

The UK’s oldest family-owned firm, Salts Healthcare, has opened a new office and its first UK dual ostomy and orthotics clinic in Didsbury – and to celebrate the unique nature of the site it also hopes to help set local, newly qualified medical... continue reading

Francis House Golf Day Fundraiser

Wednesday 17th August 2011

On the 28th August Didsbury's Francis House are holding a golfing fundraiser. If you love your golf and you'd like to help Francis House to raise much needed funds then here is your chance... Venue: Withington Golf Club Time: 10.30am for ... continue reading

Updated Local Library Hours

Wednesday 17th August 2011

As part of the council's budget cuts, several local libraries are changing their opening hours. These new library opening hours are valid from Monday 5th September. Didsbury Library 692 Wilmslow Road, M20 2DN Telephone 0161 227 3755 Mo... continue reading

Free Paint For Businesses, Schools And Voluntary Organisations

Tuesday 16th August 2011

Crown Paint is splashing out for free. The very well know name “Crown Paint” is calling on businesses, voluntary organisations, schools, and colleges to apply for some free paint. Any organisation is eligible to apply, explaining why they want... continue reading

We Put Some Questions To Didsbury PCSO Ben Scott

Friday 12th August 2011

Even if you don't know the name Ben Scott then you'd probably recognise his face. Our local PCSO has been racking up the column inches ever since he was given the nod to officially tweet from Greater Manchester Police's Didsbury twitter account @GMPD... continue reading

Contact the Elderly in South Manchester

Friday 12th August 2011

Contact the Elderly is a national charity which runs monthly tea parties for isolated older people over the age of 75 and volunteers. These older people have few or no visitors and are unable to get out by themselves, so these Contact the Elder... continue reading

We're Expanding!

Thursday 11th August 2011

After almost 3 years of running Fetch Didsbury we're finally expanding. To begin with this means a big hello to Fetch Chorlton and Fetch The Heatons, in the longer term you may see other Fetch sites pop up. Why? Good question. We've recently had l... continue reading

Beginners Cake Pop Making Class

Monday 8th August 2011

Since launching their Cake Pops several months ago, The Airyfairies have found they've proved a massive hit with cake fans of all ages. Due to popular demand from their Beginners Cupcake Class attendees, (and overwhelming requests for the little... continue reading

Greens Didsbury Attempted Robbery

Monday 8th August 2011

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a restaurant in Didsbury. The incident happened shortly after 10.30am on Monday 8 August 2011 at Greens Restaurant on Burton Road. Two men walked into the restaurant and threatene... continue reading

An evening with Milly Mog

Monday 8th August 2011

An evening with Milly Mog West Didsbury in aid of Manchester Children's Hospital is taking place on 1st September and everyone is invited to pop in and nibble on canapes from Pinchjo's while viewing the new Autumn Winter Collections. "Come and... continue reading

Community Index Didsbury August

Saturday 6th August 2011

Community Index is a South Manchester based independent magazine publisher. Established in April 2008, they current publish two A5 community magazines every month, one for Didsbury and one for Chorlton and Whalley Range. The Didsbury magazine is... continue reading

Didsbury's Sure Start Centres

Monday 1st August 2011

Didsbury has not one, but two Sure Start Centres. The first is based in Didsbury Park while the second is down Barlow Moor Road in West Didsbury. Here is a little about their activities and timetables: Didsbury Park Sure Start Centre Mo... continue reading

Learn to cook – free course!

Monday 1st August 2011

Would you like to...? * make cheap tasty meals at home? * be a more confident cook? * make new friends? An exciting new cookery course is starting in September at West Didsbury Sure Start Centre. Priority places are reserved for people... continue reading

Reserve Academy’s ‘The World of Wine’ 3-part introductory course

Monday 1st August 2011

Have you ever been in a restaurant and not known what wine to order with soup? Have you ever wondered why wines can be so varied in style, colour, smell and taste? Have you thought about why wine gets you tipsy but old grape juice just makes you ill?... continue reading

Robbery at Withington's Fuel Cafe Bar

Tuesday 26th July 2011

Robbers targeted a Withington cafe as it was opening up. At about 10.45am on Monday 25 July 2011, two men kicked at the door of the Fuel cafe-bar on Wilmslow Road, despite the fact that it was closed and the shutters were only half-lifted. ... continue reading

Armed Robbery at The Didsbury. Can you help?

Monday 25th July 2011

Staff at a pub in Didsbury have been threatened with knives during an armed robbery. At around 12.15am on Monday 25 July 2011, two men walked into The Didsbury pub on Wilmslow Road and demanded money. They threatened staff with knives and deman... continue reading

Didsbury Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2011 Nominations

Thursday 21st July 2011

The time has come for the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Award nominees to come out. Categories include restaurant of the year, bar of the year and wine list of the year. Didsbury businesses who are nominated for the 2011 Manchester Food and D... continue reading

Flash Fiction Writers Follow Chorlton Success With Didsbury Event

Thursday 21st July 2011

The writing collective behind the popular Chorlton Arts Festival 2011 Flash Mob writing competition and literary salon are currently inviting submissions of short stories for their latest project, running in conjunction with Didsbury Arts Festival.... continue reading

UK Visitor Attacked And Robbed In East Didsbury

Friday 15th July 2011

A man visiting the UK to learn English was attacked and robbed in East Didsbury. At about 4am on Sunday 10 July 2011, the 21-year-old man was walking along Parrs Wood Road near the junction with Kingsway. He was suddenly approached by the o... continue reading

Crime Falls Across South Manchester

Friday 15th July 2011

Figures released by the Home Office today show that crime across south Manchester has fallen by 8.2 per cent, equating to 1487 fewer victims. Between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011 compared to the same period 2009/10, all crimes decreased includin... continue reading

Guest Post: Didsbury Car Show 2011

Thursday 14th July 2011

In keeping with the show I cycled down to Didsbury park on an old Puch 3 speed ladies bike, to shake it down and see what needed fixing before selling it. There were a couple of bikes used as props to go with vehicles, so my little red sit-up-and-b... continue reading

Go Crazy Day with Beaver Road Primary School

Wednesday 13th July 2011

Friday, July 15th 2pm to 5.30pm The children of Beaver Road Primary and the parent fundraisers (PTA), would like to extend a warm welcome to all the children, friends, family and neighbours of our school to join us at our Go Crazy Day on Friday,... continue reading

Find out about franchising at Didsbury Jobcentre

Wednesday 13th July 2011

If you are unemployed and claiming benefits and want to find out more about Franchising as a way of setting up your own business, then book yourself into the Find out about Franchising session at Didsbury Jobcentre. This informative session delive... continue reading

Meet Stella & Dot at The Didsbury House Hotel

Wednesday 13th July 2011

Come and see what the buzz is all about! Stella & Dot, a fun and fashion forward phenomenon is the USA and Canada is coming to the UK! Join us for a coffee and pastry and bring a friend or two! Talk with us about being the first in the UK to... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Festival Highlights Revealed

Monday 11th July 2011

Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, writer Jackie Kay, Shameless actor David Threlfall, and classical pianist, Kathryn Stott, will contribute to some of the highlights of Didsbury Arts Festival 2011. The annual showcase of local talent, now in its thi... continue reading

New Queenston Art House Exhibits

Friday 8th July 2011

Right in the middle of West Didsbury is a very special house. A house where art oozes from every surface. Queenston Arthouse is a unique gallery space for browsing and buying contemporary art,where artists can show their work in the setting of a be... continue reading

Find Out About Courses at Westcroft Community Project

Friday 8th July 2011

Are you looking to develop your skills? Come and find out about our courses in English, Maths, computers, arts and crafts, and more on Monday 11 July and Monday 18 July 2011, anytime from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Westcroft Community Project is next ... continue reading

Beginners Felt Making Course

Friday 8th July 2011

Join Em's Creative Crafts in a felt making workshop for beginners! You will learn the method and technique behind making felt. Designing, layering and setting fibres to create your own truly unique and personal pieces of felt for using in all so... continue reading

Fetch and TagPassItOn Working Together

Thursday 7th July 2011

Tag is a local loyalty scheme which rewards those who shop and socialise using their local shops, bars and restaurants. The scheme has grown fast since it launched and now covers areas including Chorlton, Didsbury & Withington, Levenshulme, The He... continue reading

St. Catherine's Pantomime Presentation Night

Wednesday 6th July 2011

After raising an amazing £5000 for Francis House and St. Anne's Hospice with this years St. Catherine's Pantomime Dick Withington, on July 16th the presentation of the funds raised will take place at the St. Catherine's Club on School Lane. In ad... continue reading

Classes for the Florally Curious - Vintage Inspired Blooms

Wednesday 6th July 2011

14th July 6:30pm to 8.30pm This two hour 'Class for the Florally Curious' from Laura Coleman Flowers will be focused on 'Vintage Blooms Inspired by Baking'. There will be many a gorgeous bloom, all the things you'll need and cake and tea, nat... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Festival Summer Barbecue

Wednesday 6th July 2011

Didsbury Arts Festival Summer Barbecue The Northern Tennis Club 23rd July from 7pm Tickets from The Northern (limited availability) We’re planning a great evening on Saturday 23 July, with live jazz swing, dancing, barbecue and a fundraising ... continue reading

Climbing Fun Day

Wednesday 29th June 2011

2/241st Manchester (St Catherine of Siena) Scout Group are holding a Climbing Fun Day on Saturday 2nd July there will be a mobile climbing wall set up outside Didsbury Library. If you fancy a challenge then go along and have a go. It's £5 for t... continue reading

Chorlton Metrolink Delayed A Week After Computer Glitch

Tuesday 28th June 2011

The M.E.N is reporting that the opening of the Chorlton section of the South Manchester Metrolink extension is to be delayed by a week following a computer glitch which brought the Metrolink Network to a virtual standstill on Monday 27th June.... continue reading

Calling all Didsburyites

Thursday 23rd June 2011

Update: Vote for your favourite term for a person from Didsbury in our Facebook Poll Calling all Didsburyites…or is it Didsburians? What are the people of Didsbury actually called? This was the unexpected question I faced recently when one perso... continue reading

Police Issue Bogus Burglar Warning

Tuesday 21st June 2011

Police are warning residents to be on their guard after a bogus burglar tricked his way into two homes in Didsbury within the space of an hour. The incidents took place on Tuesday 14 June between 5.50pm and 6.50pm on Hesketh Avenue and Austin Dr... continue reading

West Didsbury Beer Festival

Saturday 18th June 2011

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th June The Albert Club on Old Lansdowne Road in West Didsbury with help from Kro Bar will host the West Didsbury Beer Festival. The event will include lots of real ale, ciders, a bbq, and live music. It's free ... continue reading

A New Lease of Life for the Veteran's Pavilion

Friday 17th June 2011

Didsbury Good Neighbours have confirmed that they will be moving to a new home in the Veterans Pavilion in Didsbury Park in the near future. They've just signed a lease with Manchester City Council and hope to start works in the coming weeks to r... continue reading