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February 3, 2016


 

 

Come and Sing with Salford – Beethoven’s Mass in C

27 February 2016

This is an annual opportunity, held on a Saturday early in the year, for any singer to spend a day exploring choral repertoire and singing technique with like-minded singers in a convivial atmosphere. At the end of the afternoon, the work is performed alongside professional soloists.

The next Sing Day will be on Saturday, 27th February 2016, at Peel Hall, Salford University, led by John Powell, and the choir will be singing Beethoven’s Mass in C.

To apply for a place please download the flyer using the link below, complete the booking form and return it to Salford Choral Society with a cheque.

 

http://www.salfordchoral.org.uk/#!sing-day/cnql

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hacienda Classical

The DJ’s who shaped The Haçienda’s sound, Mike Pickering and Graeme Park will perform a continuous set of Haçienda classics alongside the 40-strong Camerata orchestra.

05 February – 12 February 2016

FAC 51 The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra, are to collaborate with the DJ’s who shaped The Haçienda’s sound, Mike Pickering and Graeme Park for a night of Haçienda classics at The Bridgewater Hall.

“Haçienda Classical” marks the first time that Haçienda DJ’s have performed with a live orchestra in a unique meeting of worlds.

The renowned DJs will select and perform a continuous set of signature Haçienda tracks alongside the 40 strong orchestra in the innovative live fusion event which will see The Bridgewater Hall transformed for the night by FAC 51.

Taking the euphoria of Haç nights to a whole new level, Haçienda Classical is a unique meeting of styles. This live fusion event will see The Bridgewater Hall transformed for what is set to be a very special night.

Alongside the 5 February date, a second date has been added on 12 February.

Special guest artists to be announced.

For more information visit bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

 

 

Match Day Experience at Hotel Football

Overlooking Old Trafford the hotel’s range of match day experiences offers something for all fans.

Fans can sample one of the finest pre and post-match day packages available at Hotel Football (football match tickets NOT include).

For the ultimate Match Day experience  fans can meet and greet with Ryan, Gary or Paul in the Stadium Suite which is open pre and post match.

Stadium Suite Ultimate Fan Experience package includes:

  • Post match analysis by either Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes or Gary Neville
    • Glass of champagne on arrival
    • Four course pre match meal inspired by two Michelin Star Chef Michael Wignall
    • Complimentary selected beers, wines and soft drinks (pre and post match)
    • Complimentary entry into the Hotel Football match day competition to win a signed shirt
    • Match day programme
    • Full time snacks and complimentary bar

Make match day one to remember by joining Hotel Football on Football Heaven – their very own rooftop football pitch with retractable roof, bar and BBQ, offering panoramic views of Old Trafford and the city.

Football Heaven  package includes:

  • Beer on arrival
    • Pre match BBQ and Grill
    • Cash bar
    • Complimentary entrance into the Hotel Football match day competition
    • POST MATCH: Free entry, cash bar

For more information and for details on match day packages visit hotelfootball.com

 

 

 

The Pitmen Painters

05 February 2016 – 27 February 2016

An Oldham Coliseum Production: The Pitmen Painters.

Based on a true story, The Pitmen Painters is a funny, feel-good, moving tale of a group of ordinary men who achieved extraordinary things.

The Ashington Group were Northumberland miners who, in 1934 employed Robert Lyon, Master of Painting at Kings College Newcastle, to teach an evening class in Art Appreciation.  Lectures on the Old Masters from a posh academic were lost on the pitmen and so instead Lyon taught them to paint, with amazing results.

The Pitmen Painters is a story of the hopes, dreams, determination and the camaraderie of these miners who continued to work down the pit, day in and day out until they retired.  Celebrated throughout the art world, this is a tale about friends, who accidentally became a working class phenomenon, having the time of their lives.

Lee Hall is best known as the writer of Billy Elliot – both the hit film and the highly acclaimed musical which continues to run in the West End. The Pitmen Painters was a sell at the Live Theatre, Newcastle, where it originated in 2007, before embarking on a run at The National Theatre, UK tours and a transfer to Broadway.

The Ashington Group paintings can be seen at Woodhorn Museum near Ashington, Northumberland.

 

http://www.coliseum.org.uk/

 

 

Telescope Demonstration Night

24 February 2016

The evening will start with the simplest telescopes that would make a good present for a youngster. The talk will then move upwards to the two main telescopes types ‒ refractors and Newtonians ‒ describing their advantages, disadvantages and also giving recommendations of the best that are currently available.

Professor Ian Morison will also give demonstrations setting up the two common telescope mounts, ALT/AZ and Equatorial to overcome a common stumbling block for beginners.

Click the link below for more information:

http://www.jodrellbank.net/events/telescope-demonstration-night/

 

 

 

Lunchtime Concerts Bury Parish Church

04 March 2016 – 29 April 2016

The concerts are from 12.30 to 1.30pm and tickets @ £5 are available on the door. 4th March – Helen Lacey (soprano), Peter Edge (baritone) accompanied by Russell Lomas (piano) 11th March – Geoffrey Haydock (clarinet) and Penolope Smith (piano) 18th March – Elmet Quintet 1st April – Emma Smith (guitar) 8th April – Helen Bywater (clarinet) 15th April – Jenny Dyson (flute) 22nd April – James Woodrow (violin) and Daniel Browell (piano) 29th April – Sarah Atter (flute) and Amy Bowles (guitar)

http://www.buryparishchurch.com

 

 

Ramsbottom Choc Fest

19 March 2016 – 20 March 2016

A weekend full of chocolate. Browse the many varied stalls and local independent shops and cafes. The event will run 10 till 5pm on Saturday and 10 till 4pm on Sunday. There will be competitions for the bes egg creation, egg hunts, duck races and much more. Visit website for more details www.visitramsbottom.org or #chocfest16

http://www.visitramsbottom.org

 

 

Classic Bike Rally

27 March 2016

http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities/2016/3/classic-bike-rally.aspx

Get your motor running

Leather bound petrol heads rejoice, the Classic Bike Rally is making a welcome return in 2016!

Bikers from around the country gather to show off their vintage mean machines. The exhibition takes place outside Bury Transport Museum, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to ogle some of the finest two wheeled transportation ever conceived.

If you would like to exhibit, please fill out and return the form here.

Standard Bury Transport Museum admission is as follows:

Adult £3.50
Child (aged 5 – 15) £2.00
Concession (60+ or Concessionary Pass Holder) £3.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £9.00

 

 

 

 

Your Shelter is R

09 April 2016 – 22 October 2016

It shows how people took shelter from the bombing raids by the enemy aircraft which passed over; it also looks at rationing and how it affected every part of their lives from the weekly amount of food they were given to eat to the clothing they wore and the furniture they bought for their homes.

http://www.buryartmuseum.co.uk

http://www.visitbury.com/whats-on/your-shelter-is-r-p316981

 

 

Dodgeball World Cup

The top 8 nations in the World are competing to become the first ever World Champions

14 April – 17 April 2016

The inaugural 2016 Dodgeball World Cup will take place in Manchester at the new National Basketball Arena – a state of the art 2,000 seated capacity stadium.

The top 8 nations from across the world in both respective Men’s and Ladies Competitions will be competing to become World Champions.

Manchester Band “Race the Horizon” formely known as The Mend will be headlining both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Dodgeball World Cup.

Tickets are currently on sale via the official ticketing agent, ticketweb.

For more information, go to planetdodgeball.com

 

Summer Diesel Spectacular

08 July 2016 – 10 July 2016

East Lancashire Railways most spectacular Diesel event of the year. This two day festival will feature an intensive, all diesel timetable running locomotives from the ELR home fleet and special visiting engines from our fellow heritage railways.

http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

 

 

ALL YEAR

Manchester Music Tours

Explore the legendary Manchester music scene from Joy Division to Oasis and everything in-between.

Founded by Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill, the Manchester Music Tours offer a fascinating first-hand insight into the history and legacy of music in the city.

With world famous bands and venues including The Hacienda, The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis among others, this tour is unmissable for anyone with an interest in music or the ‘Madchester’ period.

Manchester Music Tours accommodates both individuals and large groups and there are event and cororate packages which are catered for.

For more information visit manchestermusictours.com

RAIL ALE TRAILS

THROUGH THE YEAR

 

Guided Rail Ale Trail – A Toast to St. George

Dates for this event

  • 23rd April 2016

Prepare to slay the dragon… of thirst with some quenching local ales on this themed Rail Ale Trail. As far as epic quests go, this one will see you scouring the finest local bars and olde worlde pubs of the beautiful Irwell Valley to find the most legendary local ales. Lunch of champions as well as beer sampling is also included at the Irwell Works Brewery.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, beer sampling and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Beer Sampling
Start: 11.30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: 11.50am Steam (Blue Timetable)
Lunch: Irwell Works
Cost: £35.50
Walking Grade:1

Grade Amount/Type of Walking
1 Walking on pavements in local villages
2 Walking 10 – 20 minutes between pubs, walking on pavements and hills in local villages
3 Hiking involved, steep hills, 20 minutes – 1 hour walk

Guided Rail Ale Trail – Spivs, Skirmishes and Spitfire Ale

Dates for this event

  • 29th May 2016

We all know it’s a long way to Tipperary so why not get dolled up in your finest forties gear and spend the journey touring the Irwell Valley with a professional green badge tour guide. Head into some of the spiffiest local bars and pubs and sample the ales that have made Britain great and enjoy a pub lunch at The Major, no ration books needed.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Occasion
Start: 11.30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: TBA
Lunch: The Major
Cost: £34.50
Walking Grade:1

 

Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to.

Pull on those walking boots and have that mac at the ready, this guided Rail Ale Trail will tour both the great outdoors and great pubs! A steady climb up Holcombe Hill will surely work up a thirst and what better way to refresh than with a fine ale or two and some hearty Lancashire fayre at Falshaw’s Farm.

Tour Type: Walking
Start: 11:30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: 11:50am Steam (Yellow Timetable)
Lunch: Falshaw’s Farm
Cost: £33.50
Walking Grade:3

 

Guided Rail Ale Trail – Cheers to Dad

Dates for this event

  • 18th June 2016,
  • 19th June 2016

Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to.

It’s time to treat Dad with our Father’s Day Special! This year do something a little different and take Dad on a steam and stout powered adventure through the Irwell Valley, there’s plenty of pubs and bars to visit and many fine ales to sample on one of the most popular trails of the year.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Occasion
Start: 11.30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: 11:50am (Yellow Timetable)
Lunch: Owens
Cost: £34.50
Walking Grade: 1

 

Guided Rail Ale Trail – Full Line Beer Special

Dates for this event

  • 2nd July 2016

Taking in the entirety of the East Lancashire Railway line this professionally guided Rail Ale tour includes a scrumptious pub lunch at The Railway and affords more than a few opportunities to wet your whistle with some delicious local ales along the twelve mile route.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale to get you started and a hearty pub lunch to keep you going.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Classic
Start: 10.30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: 11.02am Steam (Yellow Timetable)
Lunch: Hamers Arms
Cost: £33.50
Walking Grade:2

 

Guided Rail Ale Trail – A Journey East to Heywood & Rochdale

Dates for this event

  • 30th July 2016

Take a tour on the wild side… of the Heywood East Lancashire Railway line. This tour will see you take a steam train up to Heywood, known affectionately by locals as Monkey Town, before disembarking to explore the local history and the local ales. Tour includes a filling pub lunch at The Baum and a “No Monkey Business” guarantee.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Classic
Start: 10:30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: 11.02am Steam (Yellow Timetable)
Lunch: The Baum
Cost: £33.50
Walking Grade:1

 

Guided Rail Ale Trail – Hike for Your Hops

Dates for this event

  • 3rd September 2016

Does chugging through lush valleys and pretty villages, stopping at some of the finest drinking establishments en route to sample a pint of locally brewed ale sound like the ideal way to spend a day? Then embark on a Rail Ale Trail and explore the fascinating history, heritage and hops that the area is home to.

Pull on those walking boots and have that mac at the ready, this guided Rail Ale Trail will tour both the great outdoors and great pubs! A steady climb up Holcombe Hill will surely work up a thirst and what better way to refresh than with a fine ale or two and some hearty Lancashire fayre at the Lord Raglan.

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Walking
Start: 11:30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: 11:50am Steam (Yellow Timetable)
Lunch: Lord Raglan
Cost: £33.50
Walking Grade: 3

 

Guided Rail Ale Trail – Lancashire Day Tales & Ales

Dates for this event

  • 19th November 2016

Hear ye, hear ye! Celebrate everything Lancastrian with this special Rail Ale Trail tour. Join an expert guide as they take you on a journey of discovery through some of the finest Lancashire scenery. Explore local history, discover popular drinking grounds and some hidden gems and raise a glass to the red rose county!

Ticket price includes a full line return ticket, tour from a Blue or Green Badge Guide, a complimentary bottle of ale and a pub lunch.

Tour Type: Classic
Start: 11:30am from Bury Bolton Street Station
Finish: Between 4pm – 5pm
Service: 11:50am Steam (Blue Timetable)
Lunch: The Major
Cost: £33.50

 

 

 

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