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Free Employability Skills Course

Friday 17th June 2011

Are you claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) benefits? If so, you can get help with your job search at a free 6-week employability skills course at Westcroft Community Project. With this course you ... continue reading

Vintage Fascinator and Hair Accessory Classes

Thursday 16th June 2011

The classes available at Didsbury's The Classroom On School Lane go from strength to strength. The latest is Vintage Fascinators and Hair Accessories with Nicola Wellard of Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe. £30 per person 6.30pm - 9.30pm Tues... continue reading

Afternoon Tea Available On Burton Road Every Weekend

Wednesday 15th June 2011

Back when Wills and Kate decided to tie the knot, Burton Road's And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon tested out serving afternoon tea to the people of Didsbury. Unsurprisingly the combination of sandwiches, tea and cake went down a storm, so a... continue reading

Independents’ Day 4th July Shop Local

Tuesday 14th June 2011

On 4th July 2011 across the country, the public will be encouraged to buy at least one item from their local, independent shop to keep the high street alive for Independents’ Day. Skillsmart Retail and the National Skills Academy for Retail ... continue reading

Self-Employment Awareness Session

Monday 13th June 2011

Are you unemployed and claiming benefits? Do you want some idea on how to become self-employed? Not to sure about how to start? 23rd June 12:15pm to 2.00pm Didsbury Jobcentre are working in partnership with a business start-up provider a... continue reading

Win a £50 Bond Gift Voucher!

Saturday 11th June 2011

To be in with a chance of winning a £50 Bond Fashion gift voucher all you have to do is 'Like' their Facebook Page - Bond - West Didsbury & Didsbury Village. You can even do it via their Fetch Didsbury profile without leaving this site! Yo... continue reading

Win Fish & Chips For a Year With Fosters Fish

Wednesday 8th June 2011

Didsbury's Fosters Fish & Chips are going all Willy Wonka! 5 golden tickets are being hidden away in Fosters new tray 4 2s and those who find them will get themselves a years supply of fish and chips! For those interested in the food and not j... continue reading

Fletcher Moss Charity Guitar Trail

Tuesday 7th June 2011

On the 12th June 2011 from 12.30pm until 5.30pm a unique charity event with a little something for everyone will take place in Didsbury's Fletcher Moss Park. The Charity Guitar Trail are hoping to create a real wow factor by inviting 20-30 ac... continue reading

The Northern Summer Party

Tuesday 7th June 2011

The Northern are hosting a Summer Party on Saturday 18th June to celebrate the start of the summer. Members £6, Non Members £10. Free drink on arrival, DJ and the use of our new heated decking area. Drinks offers from 8pm until late. ... continue reading

Bus Fall Woman Dies

Saturday 4th June 2011

A woman who fell while on a bus that braked suddenly in West Didsbury has died. The incident took place on the 23A bus as it was travelling along Barlow Moor Road at about 1pm on Monday 18 April 2011. As the bus was near the junction with C... continue reading

Be Part Of ITV's Filming With Gino D'Acampo at Piccolino West Didsbury

Friday 3rd June 2011

Piccolino Didsbury are looking for diners to attend a filming session at the Piccolino Restaurant on Lapwing Lane West Didsbury. Gino D’Acampo is on a mission to prove that “There’s No Taste Like Home”. He is helping three home coo... continue reading

East Didsbury Residents Urged To Keep Eyes Peeled For Burglars

Wednesday 1st June 2011

Police in East Didsbury are urging residents to keep a look out for suspicious people following a spate of burglaries. Since January there have been 24 burglaries in the East Didsbury area, with more than half of those taking place in the la... continue reading

Airyfairy Family Fun Day

Tuesday 31st May 2011

Join the Airyfairies and take the kids, this Saturday 4th June for their Family Fun Day! To celebrate their opening (better late than never!) the Airyfairies are holding an Open Day and welcoming cake lovers young and old into the Airyfairy Ca... continue reading

JP & Brimelow Landlord Workshop

Friday 27th May 2011

JP & Brimelow's lettings office based in Didsbury Village will be holding a Landlord Workshop to offer free advice to local Landlords. Whether you are new to letting, want to know more about general letting issues or have encountered probl... continue reading

Didsbury Good Neighbours Fabulous Summer Fayre

Thursday 26th May 2011

Didsbury Good Neighbours Fabulous Summer Fayre takes place on Saturday 9th July at St Catherine's Centre, School Lane, Didsbury from 1pm until 3.30pm. Cakes, crafts, plants, face-painting, local societies, volunteering opportunities, learndire... continue reading

Latin Kitchen Bring The La Vida Loca Back To Didsbury

Thursday 26th May 2011

Latin Kitchen has unfortunately been temporarily closed for the last 6 weeks but they've been busy in their time away from Didsbury travelling around Europe and Asia as well as getting married (which also happened to be on the same day as the Roy... continue reading

Try Ultimate Frisbee In Fog Lane Park Free

Thursday 26th May 2011

This Sunday 29th May the team at DUFFA ( Didsbury Ultimate Frisbee For Amateurs ) are holding a beginners taster session to allow any local residents who fancy trying Ultimate Frisbee a chance to do so at no cost. "Come and try a fast and ex... continue reading

Junior Cupcake Decorating Classes With The Airyfairy

Thursday 19th May 2011

If you're 10 to 16 years old and you quite like the idea of decorating cupcake, then taking them home and scoffing your face with them, then The Airyfairy Cake Boutique have got just the thing for you! You can now sign up to junior cupcake dec... continue reading

Waterside Hotel Afternoon Tea Offer

Tuesday 17th May 2011

Today only (Tuesday 17th May) you can buy vouchers which entitle you to afternoon tea for two at The Waterside Hotel, East Didsbury for £12 instead of £26. You can also upgrade your afternoon tea to be accompanies by champagne for £... continue reading

Heartbreak Productions Open Air Theatre at Fletcher Moss Park

Sunday 15th May 2011

The Taming of the Shrew and Pride and Prejudice are both on at Fetcher Moss Park this summer thanks to Heartbreak Productions. You can book tickets for The Taming of The Shrew for Friday 19th August through to Sunday 21st August."Everyone want... continue reading

Top Marks for Didsbury Mum of Three's New Business

Saturday 14th May 2011

Now that Easter is over, many youngsters will be turning their thoughts to exams looming in the summer term ahead. The prospect of spending hours alone revising can be a daunting one but help is at hand from a new business venture launched in Didsbur... continue reading

Mindful Hypnotherapy Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Offer

Friday 13th May 2011

Mindful Hypnotherapy is offering 50% off Weight Loss Hypnotherapy from June until August 2011. Sessions will be £35 and typically 4 sessions are needed for long lasting change. Gastric Band hypnotherapy is also included in this offer. Pl... continue reading

Chorlton Arts Festival 2011

Thursday 12th May 2011

Biggest-ever Chorlton Arts Festival takes place over 12 days Chorlton Arts Festival returns on 19 May with its busiest and most diverse programme yet. Since the Festival launched in May 2001, it has established itself as one of the most exciti... continue reading

Beaver Road Primary Nearly-New Sale

Thursday 12th May 2011

This event has been cancelled Beaver Road Primary School are holding a nearly-new sale on Saturday May 21st with a whole range of stalls to browse from 10am to 12 noon. You can even rent a stall and sell your wares... "Would you like... continue reading

Voluntary Organisations And Community Groups PPA Funding

Tuesday 10th May 2011

A chance for Didsbury Voluntary Organisations And Community Groups to get valuable extra funding. The Police Property Act Fund is made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated in Didsbury and other parts of Manchester by order... continue reading

Didsbury Arts Festival Competitions

Tuesday 10th May 2011

Writers, poets and photographers are invited to show off their talents during Didsbury Arts Festival 2011. Three major competitions, being held as part of this year’s Festival, are open to artists of all ages from within and outside Didsbury. ... continue reading

Big 4tea Party With St. Ann's Hospice & Felicini Didsbury

Tuesday 10th May 2011

Celebrate the day St Ann’s Hospice opened 40 years ago with fabulous fun for all the family! A tea party and tea dance at Felicini Didsbury on Tuesday May 17th from 4pm. Cake bake & buy, kiddies crafts and a tea dance with a twist! £3 A... continue reading

Manchester Run Offer From G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness

Tuesday 10th May 2011

The Great Manchester Run 2011 (15th May) is fast approaching... Didsbury's G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness are currently offering a discounted rate of 25% off sports massages and initial physiotherapy appointments (with treatment) for those who are pa... continue reading

Didsbury Pub Changes

Sunday 8th May 2011

It's all change for several Didsbury pubs this month. Paul and Paula have been running The Didsbury for 7 years. One of, if not the best known pub in Didsbury. Sadly today (8th May 2011) is their last day at the helm, and from tomorrow new fac... continue reading

Vacancy for Sales Assistant at Bond Didsbury

Friday 6th May 2011

Bond are looking for a new team member to join us on a permanent basis (this position is not offered on a temporary contract). Applicants must have an excellent proven knowledge of current fashion and great customer service skills. Must be ab... continue reading

Swingin' Affair Play The Didsbury Baptist Church

Wednesday 4th May 2011

Swingin' Affair the Didsbury based big band / concert band well know for supporting local charity events such as the Didsbury Beer Festival is playing again this weekend at Didsbury Baptist Church. Swingin' Affair has been playing together for over 3... continue reading

Didsbury Open Gardens Programmes Go On Sale

Wednesday 4th May 2011

The programmes for Didsbury Open Gardens charity event in aid of St Anne's Hospice went on sale on Tuesday 3 May. A programme allows you entry to more than 25 public and private gardens on Sunday 12 June. Last year they sold out so don't miss ... continue reading

Reserve Wines 8th Summer Wine Fair

Thursday 28th April 2011

Reserve Wines 8th Summer Wine Fair The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, M16 0PX Thursday 16th of June, 7-10pm £20 per person Reserve Wines are pleased to announce they will be holding their Summer Wine Fair... continue reading

Royal Wedding Didsbury Road Closured

Wednesday 27th April 2011

There are 5 road closures planned for this Friday to help with the Royal Wedding celebrations. They are... Elm Grove 11am-5pm Lyndhurst Road 9am-9pm Parrswood Avenue 12pm-9pm Evans Close 3pm-7pm Cresswell Grove 2pm-10pm You can also vie... continue reading

Royal Wedding Events And Parties

Tuesday 26th April 2011

The Royal Wedding is just around the corner, and to celebrate Kate and William getting hitched on Friday 29th April a few events will taking place in Didsbury which you might want to take part in. Royal Wedding - Live Screening & Family Fun Da... continue reading

Vintage Sweethearts Reunited by Cupid

Monday 25th April 2011

Childhood sweethearts Beth and Simon overcame one challenge after another on the path to true love. But 18 years after losing touch, they celebrated their engagement on 9th April, winning a vintage photo shoot competition. Beth and Simon h... continue reading

Chester Ladies Racing Day At Piccolino

Monday 25th April 2011

Thursday May 5th from 10am Spend your day in style at Piccolino The ultimate pre and post race day package*… Guests enjoy brunch and bubbles, transport to and from the racecourse followed by a 2 course dinner at Piccolino Didsbury for ... continue reading

Albert's Didsbury's 1st Birthday Party

Thursday 21st April 2011

It only feels like yesterday that we posted about the development work taking place on the site of The Barleycorn Public House, but on 28th April Alberts Didsbury will be holding a party to celebrate it's 1st Birthday! "Start the royal celebra... continue reading

Easter Events 2011

Wednesday 20th April 2011

The happenings in and around Didsbury over easter. If we've missed anything then let us know. Easter Events at Didsbury Community Church Friday 22nd April, 11am – Joint Good Friday Service – churches throughout Didsbury coming togethe... continue reading

Flash Mob: Flash Fiction At Chorlton Arts Festival 2011

Wednesday 20th April 2011

Flash Mob is delighted to announce its participation in this year’s Chorlton Arts Festival. This will be the first-ever flash fiction writing competition and event in the festival’s ten-year history and the group behind the idea are looking f... continue reading

Easter Weekend Heaven Spa Offer

Wednesday 20th April 2011

With Easter just around the corner, and the "Wedding of the Year" on our doorstep, Heaven Spa on Lapwing Lane are making it a little bit easier for you to enjoy the "Heavenly" treats you deserve, and Glam Up in preparation for the forthcoming holid... continue reading

Didsbury Good Neighbours Open Days

Tuesday 19th April 2011

Didsbury Good Neighbours Open Days are two events aimed at recruiting more community volunteers in the Didsbury area. Didsbury Park Children's Centre Saturday 23rd April and Saturday 30th April 11am to 2pm We are looking for local peopl... continue reading

The Metropolitan Launches Their Spring Menu

Tuesday 19th April 2011

The Metropolitan Spring menus are now live. We have a new lunch menu, evening menu, pud & bar menu available with some lovely seasonal dishes. Copies of all the menus will be available on our website, ~ and dont fo... continue reading

Easter Mosaics At Didsbury Library

Tuesday 19th April 2011

Tuesday 19 April 3pm until 4pm at Didsbury Library A free event where kids between 5 and 16 can come along and make lambs and chicks with funky foam and gems. Didsbury Library 692 Wilmslow Road Childre... continue reading

Didsbury Park A Disgrace After Sunny Days

Tuesday 19th April 2011

Local residents were aghast at the state of Didsbury Park on Monday 18th April after the gorgeous weather the previous day saw the park filled with sun-worshippers, many of them armed with picnics and even disposable barbecues. According to An... continue reading

Jazmin Keeps Great Company at Downing Street

Thursday 14th April 2011

Conker Communications account executive Jazmin Cabrera found herself in prestigious company – and a long way from her Lapwing Lane office - after she was selected to visit Number 10 Downing Street for a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron and... continue reading

Cocktail School and Dinner at Piccolino

Thursday 14th April 2011

Thursday 14th April from 6pm There are a few spaces available tonight for Piccolino's Cocktail School "Join us for our Cocktail School and master the art of the mixologist!" Tickets are only £30 and include: A glass of prosecco on ar... continue reading

Parrs Wood Casino Gets Planning Permission

Wednesday 13th April 2011

Manchester City Council have approved planning permission for an all-day casino at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre. The casino will be open from noon each day until 6am. Conditions of the planning permission include security staff manning the door... continue reading

City Car Club New Didsbury Village Location

Wednesday 13th April 2011

City Car Club is an online car rental system which allows short period, and short notice car hire. It's ideal for those who do not own a car but want to do a large weekly shop or would like to go on a day trip where public transport isn't an option. ... continue reading

Help Save Didsbury's Memories

Monday 11th April 2011

This is part of a project by Didsbury Civic Society to electronically archive physical and oral memories of Didsbury’s past. These memories are precious to the whole community and need preserving for future generations. Free light refreshments, P... continue reading