Activities & Events

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 also on our Facebook page.
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Just keep scrolling down – and see all we have to offer!

March In the Art Gallery
The Art Wall:  Artworks by Local Artists
Cabinet Case: Gifts ideas by Maggie Blue
Presentation CaseCraft kits for kidsbuy 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)

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One-off Events & Courses
(If you are seeking our regular weekly clubs & classes, please scroll further down page; or click on this link)

MARCH

Tuesday 5 March (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) 

Saturday 9 March 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)

Changes Wellness Prog-logoEvery 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)

Every Thursday 11am-1pm (not 7th or 14th): 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!

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. Call 0121 296 5550 to book a slot

NEW!!!     Monday 25 March from 5.30-7pm: Monthly Creative Writing Group – £1. All abilities welcome. (Held every 4th Mon of every month)

Wed 20th March at 7.30pm: Charity Team-Quiz and Pie & Pea Night, presented by Blythe Bridge Rotary Club. Tickets on sale at desk – £5 per person.

Thursday 21 March from 1pm: IT Classes (once a month only) – support classes to increase your basic computer skills; beginners welcome. Cost: FREE but spaces limited, so please book a slot at the desk

Coming in APRIL…

Sat 13 April from 9.30-1pm: Spring Fair, selling produce from local crafters. Stalls for hire from £5; FREE to visitors

Wednesday 24 April from 9am-4.30pm: Emergency First Aid at Work Day-Course RQF Level Three. Fee: £65. To book, contact Dave Cartlidge at MIE Training: 07729948104, or email info@mietraining.co.uk

Sat 27 April at 7.30: Spitfire Solo, a one-man show with Nicholas Collett playing an RAF pilot looking back on his experiences in WW2.   Book tickets online through TicketSource

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REGULAR-EVENTS, CLASSES & SESSIONS

*Monday mornings 9.30-11.30am: Stay & Play, toys and games for babies & toddlers with qualified assistants – £1 for one/two children (includes snacks), 50p per extra child.  This is a private session, as the centre is closed to the public otherwise. Term-time only, and not bank-holidays. Fresh Tea and Bean Coffee drinks for £1  (Also on Weds)
*Monday afternoons, 2pm-5pm: Chess Club – FREE.  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 one/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.
Thursdays at 1pm: IT Classes (once a month only) – support classes to increase your computer skills; beginners welcome. Cost: FREE but spaces limited, so please contact us to check availability
* Thursday evenings, 6pm-10pm: Warhammer Club (over 16s only, drop-in session, 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

Blythe Centre art wall

Blythe Centre art wall

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COMING SOON

#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
#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

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PAST EVENTS

2019
JAN   Ante-Natal Yoga (bluemoonyoga1@btinternet.com)

2018
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

2017
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

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6 thoughts on “Activities & Events

    1. Sewing club dates

      At present the centre is taking details of anyone interested in the Sewing Club, please call 01782 296400 to leave your details, you will receive a call as soon as times and dates have been confirmed.
      Helen Bickerton

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        1. Needle-craft

          Our quilting ladies welcome sewers, knitters and all needle craft enthusiasts. Pop in and feel free to join in with your sewing.
          Helen Bickerton (Blythe Centre)

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    2. Helen Bickerton

      Hi Jen
      Thank you for your question,
      Every Thursday morning from 10.30am we host the quilters and sewers group; a small donation is made to the Library for the use of the space. Drinks ( from the machines) are £1.00 – Lavazza bean coffee, latte, cappuccino, tea or Galaxy Hot Chocolate – and snacks charged, but they are optional. New members welcome; pop in and speak to a club member.
      Helen Bickerton

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      1. Upholstery classes?

        Thank you for your response. However I am interested in whether there are any upholstery type classes available.
        Jacky Cwiero

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