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)

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


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

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


*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


#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


JAN   Ante-Natal Yoga (

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


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


        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)


    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


      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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