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Saddle up for a charity cycle for all abilities with the Willow Wood Mini Manc Bike Ride.
Tameside's Willow Wood Hospice is working alongside the Tour De Manc to offer the family friendly and short distance alternative so that everyone can get involved.
It takes place on Sunday 7 July from 10am at Tameside Cycle Circuit, Richmond Street, Ashton, OL7 9HG.
There are four professionally organised routes:
1-8km on a flat cycle track, ideal for young or inexperienced cyclists who can choose their distance on the day. From £5 to take part.
16km, mainly country lanes and quieter roads if you cycle for fun and fitness. From £5 to take part.
32km, more of a challenge, incorporating some testing hills. £15 to take part.
48 km, some significant inclines for those with stamina. £15 to take part.
You can sign up and get more information at:
The Tour de Manc itself, sponsored and supported by Tameside Council, takes place on the 5 May with the 104 mile long route travelling through all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. With over 9,000ft of climbing to complete, it's the ultimate challenge.
Tour de Manc is a charitable sportive - run 100% by volunteers, using cycling as a force for good to raise significant funds for registered charities.
For 2019, Tour de Manc has chosen as its lead charities: Royal Manchester Children's Hospital; Booth Centre, a Greater Manchester charity providing a day centre for the homeless; and HaTS, an independent charity which supports the patients and the families of the Haematology and Transplant unit located in Manchester's Christie Hospital. Riders also have the opportunity to ride for charities of their choice.
Tameside Council's sustainable travel officer, Michael Hughes, said: "We're delighted to support this fantastic event, which offers something for everyone to get involved in and will have a wonderful atmosphere. As well as raising significant funds for good causes, cycling is a great way of getting fitter and healthier and a sustainable way to travel."
A Willow Wood spokesperson said: "We're proud to once more partner with Tour de Manc to provide the very best cycling experience for our supporters. There are four routes so whether you cycle for fun or fitness or like a real challenge, there'll be one that's right for you. And while the distances are shorter, the routes incorporate some significant hills to test stamina. All routes will be well signed and there will be a mechanic out on the roads for minor repairs. Come rain or shine, saddle up for what will be a great event."
For more information and to register for Tour de Manc 2019, please visit:
  • 07 July 2019 - 07 July 2019
  • Tameside Cycle Circuit
  • Richmond Street

FOR anyone who has a little Peter Pan about their character, and has never fully grown up, the new exhibition at Portland Basin Museum should be a real treat.
Toy Box Tales, which opens on Saturday, April 6, looks back at playthings that have entertained children – and older generations – since Victorian times. It offers a chance to step back in time and explore toys and games from the past.
Items on display include books, jigsaws, card and board games, dolls and teddies, as well as much-loved classics ranging from Scalextric, Lego, My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Toy Story and Thunderbirds through to Atari and gaming memorabilia.
There will also be a fun interactive area with lots of games and toys to play with, and a dressing up area for children.
Portland Basin Museum, which is in Portland Place, Ashton, is open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call 0161 343 2873.
  • 06 April 2019 - 29 August 2019
  • Portland Basin
  • Portland Basin

In this brilliantly observed one-woman play, middle-aged Angela attempts to find a new life when husband Max leaves for a younger woman. Using a wonderful mixture of comedy and pathos, she recounts her journey back to happiness. A sell out in 2015, Hayley Johnson returns as Angela (originally played in the West End by Dawn French). Hayley’s previous roles at the theatre include Mrs Robinson (The Graduate), Chris (Calendar Girls), Irene Ruddock (Talking Heads) and Peggy Ollerenshaw (Hi-De-Hi), Rose (Di & Viv & Rose) and Nancy (Nell Gwynn). She also played Nancy in Bryony Lavery’s hard hitting play, Frozen which was seen in Romiley (The Wharf), The Isle of Man (The Gaiety Theatre) and Woking (The Rhoda McGaw Theatre)
14th - 16th March 2019 @ 7.30 pm
Tickets £7 Tel 0161 646 0047
  • 14 March 2019 - 16 March 2019
  • Hyde Festival Theatre
  • Corporation St

Rattle of a Simple Man - Monday 21st to Saturday 26th January 2019
Written by Charles Dyer
Directed by Tony Birch
When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to believe he has found true love.
Booking commences 10th January 19.30 p.m.
Box office 0161 370 7713
  • 21 January 2019 - 26 January 2019
  • Droylsden Little Theatre
  • 7 Castle Close

‘Who Cares?!’ is an original piece of music theatre created by Hearts and Minds Theatre Company that aims to inspire a new generation of carers and a culture of compassion and understanding in Tameside and beyond. It follows the story of Chloe, a girl with and attitude who alongside Dean, an unassuming sci-fi fan, ends up with the bottom of the barrel work experience placement – an elderly care home. Through their journey, this odd pairing fall in love with each other, and more importantly, the act of caring itself.
The Performance will last about an hour.
Tickets are free
Who Cares?!
Presented by Hearts and Minds Theatre Company
Friday November 16th 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday November 17th 2018 at 3:30pm
Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5HJ
Telephone:0161 330 8078
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  • 16 November 2018 - 17 November 2018
  • Guide Bridge Theatre
  • Audenshaw Road

Fancy yourself as a comedian? Then come and perform your set with us here at Smokies! Fancy a laugh? Book your places to watch our amateur comedians on stage!
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Start Date: 14 Sep 2018
End Date: 14 Sep 2018
Time: 07:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Price: £10.00
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  • 14 September 2018 - 14 September 2018
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