What’s On

Listed below are details of current events being broadcast on Wythenshawe FM’s “What’s On Guide”.

What’s On Guide 13.11.14

  • GMYN’s Volunteer Infrastructure Project – (VIP) – offers bespoke packages of support to organisations across the city of Manchester to aid them in their involvement of volunteers in young people’s settings. They are now offering a short introductory training event about youth work volunteering on 19th November. This is a free event and light refreshments will be provided. More details and for booking go to http://bit.ly/1EjCe6h
  • Help recreate Wythenshawe as The Garden City next spring by planting bulbs in Northenden and Baguley. The bulbs are provided – just turn up between 2 and 4 at any of these venues – on Saturday 15th Nov. at either – Hall Lane, Floats Hall Road, or Haybrook Road, all in Baguley. On Saturday 22nd Nov. at either – Johannasburg Gardens, Greenbrow Road or Chalford Road
  • This is an invitation for local businesses – Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Networking event at Manchester Airport on Tuesday 18th Nov. It’s hosted by the Radisson BLU Hotel and Sponsored by Virgin Atlantic & Delta Airlines – here is an opportunity to find out how membership could help your business grow and succeed so don’t miss out this great networking opportunity There will be a business card draw during the evening with the chance to win 2 flights courtesy of Virgin Atlantic and an overnight stay courtesy of Radisson BLU at Manchester Airport. This is a Networking Evening for local businesses on Tuesday 18th Nov. from 5.30 ’til 7.30pm at The Radisson Blu Hotel, Chicago Ave, Manchester Airport. M90 3RA. Cost is £10 incl. VAT – To book contact – The Events Team on 0161 393 4343
  • Can you buy one extra food item as a donation to help alleviate food poverty among local young people? …… If you can help please contact Rev. Jeremy Tresise tel: 0161 976 3864 or Kath Roberts at Signpost tel: 0161 436 5432
  • It’s that Movember time of year again. Movember is now a highly successful international campaign to raise awareness about men’s health, particularly prostate and testicular cancer, mental health and the importance of physical activity. The moustache is the badge – much like the pink ribbon is the badge for Breast Cancer Awareness.
    You can get involved by visiting uk.movembe.com or Movember UK on Facebook to see what the Mo brothers and sista’s are up to this year. Encourage the men you know to grow some facial hair – and sponsor them. Then donate monies raised to Movember UK.
  • Free sessions of Walking Football every Friday 12 -1pm at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre. For more information call Colin on 07875 739155 or email; colinm@gmail.com
  • There’s an Active Families Session each Monday at The Life Style Centre, Woodhouse Park M22 1QW – it’s between 6 and 7pm and there’s something for all the family – children between 5 and 15 are wecome. It’s £1 for Manchester residents and £2 for others.
  • If you would like us to add your event to this ‘What’s On Guide’, email the details to Jason Kenyon at: jk@wfmradio.org
  • Come along for a brew and a chat. Get some friendly advice and meet new friends at The New Stroke Cafe J – Tree of Life Centre Wythenshawe Greenbrow Road, Newall Green, Manchester, M23 2UE. It’s open on Thursday 18th of December from 10am to 1pm. A lovely meal will cost you £2.99 – tea and coffee are free – and the11 and 101 bus services stop right outside the centre
  • Every first Saturday of the month there’s a ‘Rummage’ at Lawton Moor Church, Button Lane, M23 0ND – it’s between 11am and 12:30pm at the cost is 30p. This is not your usual Jumble Sale – although there are unusual bargains to be picked up – there’s a café and the chance to have a superb monthly communityevent for all the family. Every first Saturday of the month at Lawton Moor Church 11 til 12.30
  • Wythenshawe Community Initiatve announce a FREE LEGAL ADVICE SERVICE with the assistance of Ayres Waters Solicitors This service in relation to FAMILY LAW, is usually held monthly – but it is limited to certain legal areas. You can find out which areas and make an appointment for a free half hour sesssion by telephoning 0161 498 0292 or Emailing info@whpfamilycentre.co.uk
  • How should the Council provide independent ‘advocacy’ for people who need personal care and support so they can say what they want, and get the service they need? This consultation is part of the Council’s work with the NHS and other agencies to address changes in the law affecting the care and support needs of adults. If you need personal social care and support, you must be involved in planning and managing the service you need. If you would like to ask any questions about this consultation or need help to access or complete the questionnaire, please call 0161 234 1875, Monday to Friday, 10am–4pm or email Paul Johnston at p.johnston@manchester.gov.uk
  • From Couch to 5k in 10 weeks? – try it – with Beginners & Back into Running, Run England Group. On each Thursday at 6pm from Wythenshawe Athletic Track, Wythenshaw Rd, M23 0AB. Any queries tel Debbie on 07977203478 or tinpet40@yahoo.co.uk
  • Are you interested in doing crafts ……. if so … then join ‘Crafts R Us’ at St Andrews on Brownley Rd M22 0DM each Friday from 2 til 4. for full details on 07804 423 2825
  • Volunteers are needed at Kirkup Gardens Park, which is opposite MEA. If you are interested in planting bulbs, applying for funding or putting on events in the park you can get more information from Jane Ayrton at The Forum Library or telephone 0161 227 3770 or Email: j.ayrton@manchester.gov.uk
  • There are many activities for adults with learning disabilities, such as Health Walks, Yoga, Football, Discussion Groups, Health Groups. These take place in Burnage, Wythenshawe and West Didsbury. For details contact: 0161 217 3667 or Email: gemma.barrington@mhsc.nhs.uk lllPlease Note:out more and book your FREE place
  • UK Counselling Service at Northenden Methodist Church Victoria Road is available every Wednesday, from 7-9pm – do you need some help – need to talk through some issues or need someone to listen? for further details & to book an appointment contact: Lyn on 07773 899 761
  • Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre have many projects promoting community inclusion for adults with learning disabilities in Manchester. Drop in Tuesdays 11 ’til 2 at Portway Wythenshawe Manchester M22 1QW
  • There are local courses, jobs, courses and volunteering opportunities with MARIM more details on 0161 234 5580 email: faisal.farid@manchester.gov.uk or look on the website : www.manchester.gov.uk
  • Wythenshawe Oasis is conducting research to find out if people in Wythenshawe want to volunteer – and if they do – why – and what do they wantto do. Please fill in our survey, there are only 10 questions, and it will help Wythenshawe Oasis develop better volunteering opportunities for local residents. Details on; https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SGZ95GP
  • Connect Support is a registered charity giving help and support to relatives and carers dealing with mental illness. For the over 50’s there is Moorside Community Hub where you can find: Northenden Healthy Living Group, The Tuesday Club, Moorside Residents Group, The Thursday Club, The Generation Project, Connect Support and South Manchester Arthritis Support Group. Activities include: bingo, guest speakers, quizes, coffee mornings, chat, crafts and excercises. The venue is Moorside. 6, Robert Owen Gardens, Northenden. M22 4DD Find out more, during office hours, on 0161 945 2950
  • Wythenshawe Oasis and Manchester Advice Alliance are setting up access points, where people will be able to use computers for free with the support of trained volunteers, to make their benefit claims and find information online……Volunteers are needed …..and they will get free training, so if you would like to be one, you must to be able to offer 3 hours per week and have good computer skills. The access point will be open Tuesday and Thursday 10am till 1pm at St Andrews House. For more information, or to sign up for the training contact Jason Kenyon 0161 437 4003 or email Jason.kenyon@woasis.org.uk
  • ‘Real Food Wythenshawe’ is running courses to help you grow, cook and eat sustainably. To book Tel; 0161 946 7548 or email: lewis.crowther@wchg.org.uk
  • If you would like to get involved with helping the Real Food team at the walled garden in Wythenshawe Park, they will be meeting at 1pm every Wednesday at the Community Farm.Come and get involved and have some fun!
  • If you would like us to add your event to this ‘What’s On Guide’, email the details to Jason Kenyon at: jk@wfmradio.org


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