On this page, you’ll find all the events on offer at Blythe Centre – including our regular weekly events, learning courses and specials. Frequent updates on our Facebook page. To get a monthly email-alert of what’s happening, please click on the ‘Follow’ button to the right.
Just keep scrolling down – see all we have to offer!
January In the Art Gallery
The Art Wall: Artworks by Pat Bradshaw
Cabinet Case: Gifts ideas
Displays: Artefacts from Blythe Colours created by Blythe Colours Archive Group
Presentation Case: Craft kits for kids – buy some and get started – any time, any day! Design mugs, keyrings, T-shirts, pencil cases and more
(NB the gallery wall and cabinets are available to rent monthly at £15 and £7.50)
One-off Events & Courses
(If you are seeking our regular weekly clubs & classes, please scroll further down page; or click on this link)
NB THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED:
SAT 22ND DEC 1pm TO THURS 3RD JAN 9am
Thursday 3rd January at 9am: Library reopens after Xmas holidays
Tuesday 8 Jan (and every first Tuesday of each month) 9.30-1.30pm: Citizens Advice from the Cheadle Citizens Advice Bureau. Helping you with independent advice, and with support in the fields of benefits, debt & financial services and capability. Also, help with basic computer skills via our Digital Champion.
FREE – but by appointment only (call Cheadle CAB on 01538 751816 for a slot)
Every Tuesday 6pm-8pm: ‘Changes’ a mutual-support group for those feeling under mental strain in their daily lives. Confidential, closed session. (Click here for more details)
Saturday 12th January from 10am-noon: Drop-in Advice Session with your community police officer and your local councillors (district cllrs Keith Flunder & Ian Herdman, and – 11-12noon only – county cllr Ross Ward), listening and helping with queries. (Held every 2nd Sat of every month)
Saturday 12th January 4pm-5pm: Free trial of Ante-Natal Yoga. To reserve a place email firstname.lastname@example.org – with midwife
Every Thursday 11am-1pm: Fairtrade stall with foods & crafts/gifts (from jewellery and scarves to cards). Run by Chris Thompson
Every Thursday 1pm-2.30pm: French Language Classes with Vanessa (for cost, see LanguageForFun’s website). Conversational courses with no exams, no tests!
Thursday 17th January at 1pm: IT Classes (monthly) – support classes to increase your computer skills; beginners welcome. Cost: FREE but spaces limited, so please contact us to check availability
Every Friday 9am-1pm: Careers Service Sessions for 19 years old and up – covering employment services, CV writing and application support. FREE
For those unemployed or not.
Saturday 19th January 4pm-5pm: Ante-Natal Yoga, weekly class. To reserve a place email email@example.com – with midwife
Wednesday 23rd & 30th January (& 6th & 13th February) from 6.30pm–9.30pm: Paediatric First Aid Course (Level 3). All four sessions have to be attended to pass the qualification, which is valid for 3 years. Cost – £95 per person.
To book, contact Dave Cartlidge at MIEtraining: 07729948104, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Monday mornings 9.30-11.30am: Stay & Play, toys and games for babies & toddlers with qualified assistants – £1 for two children (includes snacks), 50p per extra child. This is a private session, as the centre is closed to the public otherwise. Open in school holidays, but not bank-holidays. Fresh Tea and Bean Coffee drinks for £1 (Also on Weds)
*Monday afternoons, 2pm-5pm: Chess Club – FREE. Absolute beginners welcome, friendly tuition provided. Just drop in
*Wednesday mornings, 9.30-11.30 but closed in school holidays: Stay & Play, toys and games for babies & toddlers with qualified assistants – £1 for two children (includes snacks), 50p per extra child. This is a private session, as the centre is closed to the public otherwise.
*Thursday mornings 10am-noon: Knit & Natter – FREE. For knitters, crochet or needleworkers, of all abilities
*Thursday mornings 10am-noon: Quilting. Join the local quilting group, a social
group giving help and experienced tuition.
* NEW!!! Thursday evenings, 6pm-10pm: Warhammer Club (over 16s only, weekly sub)
*Friday mornings: Baby Bounce & Rhyme from 9.30-10am. Free; no booking required. For children up to 4yrs, and their parents or guardians. Closed in school holidays
*Friday from 2-4pm: Backgammon Club Beginners welcome – enjoy or learn the art of backgammon. FREE
*Saturday from 10am-12.30: Games For Kids – including lego and board-games. Under-11s must be accompanied. Free
And…. every day, all day: Self-led Arts & Crafts Creativity – paint a pot, design a keyring, paint a money box etc. This is an anytime drop-in activity – from 50p to £2.50p depending on materials. This activity is ‘self-led’ so parents are asked to supervise children who are under 9.
NB Our Language Classes run by the LanguageForFun company. Each class is weekly for ten weeks, £120. (See LanguageForFun’s website). Conversational courses with no exams: French for Beginners, Spanish & Italian classes. Learn or develop the language in a fun and friendly way – no tests!
We hope all classes will be returning soon. Watch this space
#Sewing & Upholstery Club (anyone got some sewing machines they no longer want that they could let us have?) Please email us for details
#Space Technology & Computer Engineering, Tuesday evenings. Please email us for details
#IT Buddies – help with your computer or online queries.
#Afternoon Tea with tea & cakes on Fridays – £2.50. Please email us for details
#Course in ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) + Computer and Tablet Basics. Weekly session, date tba. Fee: £10 pp for a 6 week course, booking required. See ICT website
Our main upcoming events can be booked online through TicketSource
DEC Christmas Fair with Santa’s Grotto / Launch of Brian Mate’s book ‘A Sporting Prodigy‘
NOV WW1 Poppy Display created by the Blythe Centre Knit & Natter Group / ‘Crossings’ from New Perspective Theatre / Author Matt Sparrow signing copies of his book / Wine Appreciation Evening with Roger Leach
OCT ‘Restart A Heart’ Day training sessions for children
SEPT WW1 Commemoration Evening organised by Blythe Bridge Rotary Club
AUGUST Warhammer Day / ‘Mischief Makers’ Reading Activities
JULY Blythe Centre Summer Fair / Warhammer 40000 for Beginners Course
JUNE The ‘Roots’ Literature Festival / Get Your Child Ready For School, a course for parents and carers / Summer-Wines Appreciation Evening
MAY The Mile Roses Band
APRIL Warhammer for Beginners course / Jewellery Display by Fay Rowe
MARCH Kel Elliott & Her Three-Man Band / Health & Well-Being Fayre
JAN Exhibition of Works by Cheadle U3A members
DECEMBER Xmas Fayre / Wine-Tasting Event / The Elves and the Carpenter Xmas Play
NOV Talk by Crime Author Chris Boult / Exhibition by Ken Bradshaw
OCT Autumn Craft Fayre / Poetry talk by Mel Woodend / Start a Heart Day – Learn CPR / Exhibition by Blythe Bridge Watercolour Society / Sgt Egerton VC Tribute exhibtion
SEPT Arts & Crafts with Debbi Silcock, inspired by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh / Your Bard – An Informal Audience with … Will Shakespeare! one-man show
AUGUST Exhibition from Debbi Silcock’s Art Classes / Kids’ Drop-in Crafts sessions / Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge / Children’s Poetry Workshops by Mel Woodend
JULY Our Summer Fair / Wine Appreciation Evening / Blythe Bridge Photography Club exhibition
JUNE: Stand and Stare exhibition, photographs by Bev Reardon
MAY Collage Paintings by Katrina Wright exhibition / ‘The Meakin Diaries’ a talk from Penny Meakin
APRIL: Display by The Penny Stamp Artist
MARCH: Cheadle U3A Art Club Exhibition exhibition / Arts & Crafts Spring Fair / ‘Quilter and the Ghost’ theatre