Wythenshawe, Brooklands & Northenden
489 Palatine Road
0161 998 3206
434 Altrincham Road
0161 998 5538
594 Altrincham Road
0161 998 3818
9 Maple Road
0161 962 1332
216 Wythenshawe Road
0161 998 2503
What's on in Northenden and Wythenshawe
Skill Up Sessions
MAES / Manchester Adult Education Service are offering Skill Up sessions where residents can come for between 1-6 sessions to learn anything they need re digital. Sessions are face-to-face across venues in Manchester (and hope to stay open even after this Thursday restrictions).
People will need to fill out on short online form. It used to be a drop-in but due to Covid, learners do need to book in advance and no obligation to attend all 6 sessions.
LAB Project (Learn Achieve Believe)
I wanted to let you know we are taking referrals now for our online LAB Project course that starts on 30 October.
The LAB Project is a free two-week confidence building and work skills course for anyone aged over 19, unemployed and with a Manchester postcode.
This digital version of the highly successful LAB Project (Learn Achieve Believe), which has motivated and up skilled learners for 25 years, aims to keep people connected, get them back into a routine and equip them with that confidence to move forward. LAB offers a unique blend of creative challenges and tutor mentoring to help learners match their skills and interests with further training, volunteering and current job opportunities.
Runs over Zoom over 2 weeks
Monday - Friday 10am - 1pm
Participants will need internet access
£50 voucher on completion
A wide range of participants may benefit including :
People who may need to participate in online interviews for training work in future
People who have not worked for a long time
People seeking public facing or online contact work such as customer service roles
Recent graduates or college leavers
Parents and carers who are looking to get back to work
People considering working from home
Those soon to be or recently made redundant / indeed anyone considering their options
We also run a taster session, called LAB Up, over zoom every Monday afternoon 2 - 3pm for anyone who is interested and would like to try some of our activities before deciding to commit to a longer course.
For more information or to refer someone please email me or give me a ring.
All the best and take care,
"Would you like to encourage others to join you on group walks in your workplace, or community, or specifically for the Greater Manchester Walking Festival? If so, maybe we can help support with this by providing training.
We are thrilled to announce the opening of a community cInema and film club just set up in Northenden. It's called 'The Block' and can be found at West View Court off Royle Green Road. They will be screening evening performances on Thursdays, and some afternoons they will be running 'Feel Good Cinema' which are screenings for people experiencing memory loss issues including dementia. Not only is there a large screening area, but you will also enjoy full surround sound!
Tickets cost £4 and include the first tea/coffee and biscuits.
Getting Here - Transport
There is parking available outside the cinema with a car park at the front and back. The cinema is close to bus routes on Longley Lane and Royle Green Road. From the bus stop on Royle Green Road, it is only a three-minute walk to the cinema down 'Greenway' and West View Road. It's a 10-minute walk from Palatine Road, if you take Church Road to Royle Green Road then Greenway on your left.
For those using GoogleMaps or SatNav, the cinema postcode is M22 4LQ.
Please see their website for more details.
Groups Meeting at Wythenshawe Forum Library
Chess Club - Every Monday 1pm - 4pm, first floor
Paint Pot Art Workshop - Every Tuesday 12pm - 4pm
Knitting - Every Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Anxiety Group - Every Saturday 10am - 12pm, Macmillan Room
Groups meeting in Northenden and Wythenshawe
Wythenshawe Good Neighbours - community lunches and information drop-ins for older people
Tuesdays 12.30pm - 2pm, Northenden Social Club - lunch
Wednesdays, Northenden Social Club - resource centre (information and advice)
The Carers Trust - a place for carers to meet for refreshments and share thoughts, questions and worries. Led by a Carer Links Advisor. Every 4th Tuesday morning, St Aiden's Centre in Wythenshawe.
Occasional Choir - Fridays 7pm, St Wilfrid's Church Rooms in Northenden. Tel: 0161 998 2615
Real Food Wythenshawe -
Thursdays 11am - 4pm, Wythenshawe transport interchange, outside the Forum centre - Green Doctor (learn how to grow and look after plants)
Fridays 10.30am - 1.30pm, Wythenshawe Park Horticultural Centre - Cooking with Confidence (learn how to cook from scratch)
Bideford Community Centre - activities and lunches throughout the week.
Betty's@M23 Diner. BBs Charity Shop. Tel: 0161 946 0506
Grand Day Out - enjoy good company and a range of activities for over 55s.
Wednesdays 10am - 3pm, Forum Centre in Wythenshawe
Keystones Community Café - run by adults with learning disabilities.
Every Thursday (except the first one of the month) 10am - 12pm