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Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams At The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester

Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams At The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester until 24 November There’s a shop and there’s a procession of gossips and misfits and a sense of small town boredom and people just killing time. And into the store walks a man with a snakeskin jacket and a guitar. He’s just killing time too, wondering if he’s too old to stay on the road. In Orpheus Descending,... 

Movember – Men Needed To Take Part In “Movember”

Movember - Men Needed To Take Part In “Movember”
Men – we need as many moustache growers as possible! Take part in “Movember” Unleash your inner Magnum (the man, not the ice cream!) or your inner spitfire pilot (wing commander moustache? Go for it!) Building on the success of last year South Manchester Healthy Living Network is working with Wythenshawe FM to promote this campaign. Listen out for ads, news features and interviews throughout... 

LORD ALFRED MORRIS Memorial Service

LORD ALFRED MORRIS Memorial Service
 ST ANTHONY’S CHURCH, DUNKERY ROAD, WOODHOUSE PARK 12 NOON   FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER  –  ALL WELCOME Local people are being invited to celebrate the life of Lord Alfred Morris at a memorial service which will be held at St Anthony’s Church inDunkery Road,WoodhouseParkat 12 Noon on Friday 12 October. Everyone is welcome to attend to pay their respects to a man who was Wythenshawe MP for 33... 

High profile charity photographic competition launches in Manchester

High profile charity photographic competition launches in Manchester
In a year when all the focus is on London with the Jubilee, Olympics and Paralympics, a photographic competition to capture the community and spirit of Greater Manchester and put it back on the map is being launched by Informa plc.* The Manchester division of the international publisher is launching a quest to find photos to represent a 24 hour period in the city, forming a collage of the people and... 

WYTHENSHAWE RESIDENTS INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY BY SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER

WYTHENSHAWE RESIDENTS INVITED TO HAVE THEIR SAY  BY SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER
Wythenshawe residents are being encouraged to give their views on proposed changes to the support given to people who need help to pay their Council Tax. The Government is abolishing the current Council Tax Benefit Scheme from next April and has asked each council to design a local scheme. Manchester City Council says that, while the Government currently meets the whole cost of council tax support,... 

ARE YOU COMPROMISING TO GET THE LIFE STYLE YOU WANT?

ARE YOU COMPROMISING TO GET THE LIFE STYLE YOU WANT?
Are you compromising to get the lifestyle you want? As Professor Karen Pine from the University of Hertfordshire says almost three quarters of people make trade-offs in their everyday lives in order to achieve the lifestyle they want, we ask what do the compromises we make say about us?   We all know compromise is important in life but in times when budgets are being tightened, the main reason Brit’s... 

CREWS FACE PANICKING CROWDS AND THICK SMOKE IN MAN CITY EXERCISE

CREWS FACE PANICKING CROWDS AND THICK SMOKE IN MAN CITY EXERCISE
PANICKING crowds and plumes of smoke faced firefighters and football ground staff in a dramatic training exercise at the Etihad Stadium. Plans to deal with a large incident at the ground were put to the test on Sunday, September 30, when volunteers filled one of the stands and were engulfed in synthetic smoke to make training realistic for crews and club security. Volunteers demonstrated acting skills... 

Russian State Ballet and Opera House® Brings Swan Lake To The Plaza, Stockport

Russian State Ballet and Opera House® Brings Swan Lake To The Plaza, Stockport
This autumn experience the magic of Swan Lake as the Russian State Ballet and Opera House® brings the delightful ballet classic to The Plaza, Stockport on Thursday 18th October 2012, the impressive cast of  Swan Lake will be visiting 37 theatres, spanning the length and breadth of the UK. Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky’s classic will be sure to enchant audiences. Composed between 1875 and 1876, and still... 

Coast Flagship Store At The Trafford Centre

Coast Flagship Store At The Trafford Centre
  Coast is opening their first flagship store in the Trafford Centre on Thursday the 27th September. In order to celebrate the launch Coast are hosting an exclusive VIP launch party.  The North West celebrity style icons will be attending including; Coleen Rooney, Michelle Keegan, Jorgie Porter etc. There will be champagne, an exciting catwalk presentation of the latest Coast collection and... 

Garden City Festival serves up a treat for Wythenshawe

Garden City Festival serves up a treat for Wythenshawe
Garden City Festival, south Manchester’s celebration of local horticulture, produce and good food, takes place on Saturday 15 September from 11am to 4pm across Wythenshawe town centre and at the Forum. With three main zones of ‘food’, ‘gardening’ and ‘crafts’, it promises to be a great day out for all the family, with stalls, workshops and demonstrations to interest all ages. Visitors... 

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE
START LIVING THE DREAM KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH A PRINCE’S TRUST COURSE WYTHENSHAWE MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER. Last year’s Prince’s Trust team receive their certificates during a presentation in Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre. Young unemployed people have the chance to kickstart their career dreams with a course run by the Prince’s Trust in conjunction with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue... 

Dough To Be Made

Dough To Be Made
There is plenty of dough to be made at Brownley Green Village. It has recently been the venue for several very successful Baking Bread Workshop’s. The kitchen has been open to community groups and individuals were they have been taught the art of bread making. The sessions have proved so successful that the organisers are now planning a series of regular workshops. “The feedback we get is brilliant”... 

200 Girls Experience Football At The Wythenshawe Games 2012

200 Girls Experience Football At The Wythenshawe Games 2012
Tuesday 24th July  saw The FA Girls’ Football Festival, supported by Continental Tyres, Sport England and UEFA visit the Wythenshawe Games,  near Manchester. More than 200 girls, most of them playing for the first time, took part in a free programme led by FA coaches and aimed at encouraging girls to get involved in the game. The Festival, which lasted from 1pm to 4pm, synchronised with the Wythenshawe... 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, MANCHESTER

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, MANCHESTER
If you want to escape the washout summer and be entertained with lots of laughs, why not try A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Exchange theatre, running until August 4th? This is a very different production, by Filter Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith, where director Sean Holmes manages to create a truly exciting interpretation of Shakespeare’s play-within-a-play. I worried beforehand... 
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