Thursday, June 29, 2017
Town Events

Put a big ring around Thursday 6th July if you want to witness a feast of ‘fun-day’ football as two sessions of soccer are staged at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields.

In the afternoon, the ground will swell to see guest teams battle it out for The BILL FOULKES over 60’s, 6v6 Memorial Trophy.

Kicking off at 3.00pm, the teams will comprise veterans from: Chaddy Park Veterans, Curzon Ashton Select, Middleton Legend and Seizan Kickers along with Guests Ex- Pro Star Players.

Then to cap off the day, a further friendly charity match has been arranged between Man City Former Players XI and the Japanese touring team, Seizan Kickers who are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a tour of the UK.

The kick off for this match has been set at: 7.00pm.

Players involved will include Peter Barnes (Capt), Colin Hendry, Les Chapman, Tony Barrass, Jeff Whitley & many more; who will compete in a fun-filled electrifying football match all in aid of Arthritis UK.

Admission to both events is by donation with all proceeds in aid of Arthritis Research UK

It may be the more traditional sports that spring to mind when thinking of Japan, and certainly sumo, karate and kendo have many participants and followers, but as with many aspects of Japanese culture, the modern game of football has many thousands of enthusiastic fans sitting alongside the more traditional sports.

Many football fans of a certain age may well recall England’s Gary Lineker winding down his career with Nagoya Grampus Eight in the early 1990’s and between 1988 and 1991, the Manchester United legend Bill Foulkes managed the Japanese side FC Mazda before he returned to England in 1992

So, make a date to get down to Hyde United FC on Thursday 6th July 2017 and be part of this feast of football.

 

After all the months of planning; last Sunday we got the news we’ve been dreading …that rain was predicted on the day of our event. However, this week, the show definitely goes on!

Thanks to the Gee Cross Fete committee!

Karen Dorney, owner of Hyde’s Paper Tulips Craft Emporium – Main sponsor of Tameside’s ‘QUEST for a STAR’ in conjunction with the organisers for the much awaited talent competition to be staged at the annual Gee Cross Fete, where once again the judges are looking forward to shining the spotlight on the stars of Tameside, who will hopefully be showcasing their talents as part of the annual Gee Cross Village Family Fun Day.

The Gee Cross Fete will take place on Sam Redfern Green on Park on Sunday 2nd July, from 11.00am until 4.30pm with the ‘Quest for a Star’ talent competition taking place at 12.30pm.                                                                

The competition, organised and run by the Tameside Reporter, Glossop Chronicle & Tameside Radio (part of the Quest Media Group), the ‘Quest for a Star’ talent search is open to local talented people who will be showing their talent in the hope of taking away the top prize of £100 in cash and the prestigious ‘Quest for a Star’ trophy

Karen Dorney, owner of Paper Tulips, Tameside’s premier Craft Emporium, based in Hyde; competition sponsor and principle talent show judge, hopes to see a diverse range of performances from Magicians to Gymnasts, Dancers, Singers, Musicians, Comedians, Groups and Bands and any other individuals who wish to show off their hidden talents.

She commented, “This is a great opportunity for local people to take centre stage at the town’s carnival and show what they can do.”

It’s not known just how many people have applied to enter the competition so far, but Quest Media and the show’s exclusive sponsor, Paper Tulips, would encourage both young and older people alike; from primary and high school age to pensioners, to apply today and show their hidden talents through music, singing, dance performances or just by making the audience laugh by telling a few funny stories….who knows, they could be picking up the £100 cash prize and carrying off the ‘Quest for a Star’ trophy.

There’s still time to enter the competition, but you’ll need to be quick! Simply fill out the application form online and send it in to:

‘Quest for a Star’ Cavendish Mill, Rear entrance off Bank Street, Ashton – under – Lyne, OL6 7DN

Apply today online:

www.tamesidereporter.com

www.glossopchronicle.co.uk

www.tamesideradio.com

Saturday July 1st, will be party time on Hyde’s Artisan Market as the organisers celebrate its first birthday with a feast of fun, music, festival of food and a wide range of unique crafts for sale.

The event, which has grown in popularity month on month, has now, after 12months, firmly established itself as the most popular, regular Artisan Market event in Tameside.

Initially created by Karen Dorney owner of Hyde’s Paper Tulips Craft Emporium, in partnership with Hyde Markets & the Hyde Town Team, the group are still working tirelessly together to benefit the town, town centre retailers, market traders, and the local community by creating new and novel, FREE attractions geared to attract customers to shop in Hyde by offering more activities for shoppers and their families to enjoy so they can get more out of their visit.

This weekend the market will comprise over pop-up 30 stall holders, set in a musically charged fun-filled birthday atmosphere, all eager to display and promote their products at this regular family orientated event; an event which has become the ideal platform for many of the region’s finest designers’, bakers and makers. As tradition dictates, it wouldn’t be a birthday party without a birthday cake, so get down the Civic Square early to grab yourself a slice!

Although Hyde’s Market Square is a wonderful venue to stage the monthly Artisan Market events, there have been calls from both passionate shoppers and a growing number of the town’s retailers; who benefit greatly from the increased footfall that the regular pop-up specialist monthly market attracts, to expand from a little over 30 stalls to nearer 50 – by spreading the stalls down the pedestrianised area on Clarendon Street and down Market Place, past the Post Office, as far as Specsavers. The idea is to increase the overall volume of shopping, and by doing so, showcase other businesses activity by adding extra street vitality to a wider area.

Karen explained, “We are very proud that our Artisan events are not only commercially successful but have a strong community feel, with many of the Artisan family of stall holders and local traders going out of their way to be genuinely supportive of each other; and by gently expanding the market area, we want to give more local crafters the opportunity to grow their hobbies and passions, and help them flourish to become successful sustainable businesses alongside the towns more long-standing shop holders. “We know this will work as we have a growing waiting list, so there will always be more crafts, art, clothing and quirky products to see.”

The Artisan Market is set up in Hyde’s pedestrianised Civic Square and will be packed with a fantastic mix of stall holders selling top quality specialist food, drink and produce, together with vintage, handcrafted items, including jewellery, leather goods, ceramics, artwork, woodcraft and many more crafted lines.

Neil Openshaw, Vice Chair of Hyde’s Town Team, speaking about the growing visitors that the monthly artisan market attracts, said, “Our standing brief is to promote Hyde Town Centre, and to get more people to come back to visit the market, enjoy refreshments from the many cafés and to browse around the shops and spend locally from the many retailers in and around the town.”

The Hyde Artisan Market is also a great platform to launch new product lines and amongst those making their debut this coming Saturday is a lady who makes the prettiest fairy jars and a gentleman who makes bespoke wooden coasters.

It’s believed that these wonderful fairy gifts, wooden coasters will sell very fast, so don’t hesitate… seek out the new stall holders on Saturday!

The Market opens from 9am and 3pm.  – for a great mix of homemade food, local preserves, unusual articles of clothing & jewellery, crafts, wooden furniture, handmade pottery, artwork, paper crafts and much, much more.

And after you’ve finished shopping, then drop into one of Hyde’s many cafés for coffee and cakes or a full blown delicious meal!

Gtr Mcr Libraries launch Big Ideas Generators at Oldham Library Pictured Brain Ashley Arts Council England - Kathy Settle Library Taskforce - Wendy Breakell Breaking Into Business - Neil MacInnes Head of libraries

Greater Manchester libraries are introducing a new initiative that aims to help people across the city region launch their own start-up businesses. 

The Big Ideas Generators project will deliver personalised one-to-one business information sessions to visitors at libraries across all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. Library visitors will also have the opportunity to attend ‘How to’ sessions and workshops to help them with their new business ventures.

The project is focused on reaching residents across the city region; particularly people currently under represented in the business world, such as women and BAME residents.

Participants will be able to develop ideas that could be turned into start-up businesses and provide the chance to learn about trading through courses on eBay and Etsy.

The libraries will become informal networking spaces enabling budding entrepreneurs to link up with each other and share ideas.

Local people will be given access to vital information and digital support to help turn their ideas into reality. Specialist training in skills such as 3D printing will also be on offer.

In March, Greater Manchester libraries were awarded £250,000 by Arts Council England as part of the Libraries Innovation Fund.  This funding will now be used to support the Big Ideas Generators project.

Sir Richard Leese, Deputy Mayor for Economic Growth and Business, and Leader of Manchester City Council said: “Our libraries are vital community hubs, where everybody, no matter their age or background, is able to access the latest information and technologies. This is an exciting opportunity to boost to our business community across the city region, and ensure local people are able to reach their full potential.”

 

  

 

 

Last Sunday was the eighth year of the Manchester Parade, and Tameside Scouts took part in the parade in brilliant sunshine.

This year’s theme was ‘Abracadabra’ making it a truly magical parade for everyone.

Meeting up at Richmond Street Community Centre on the 16th of May, the cubs and veterans started by designing and making magic wands and hats with the Veterans helping with the sewing of the cloaks and showing the cubs some magic tricks.

The day was organised by Vanessa Rothwell from Stronger Communities Tameside, David Brown from Tameside veterans, in partnership with Andy Morton and Ken Marks from the Scouts.

Everyone had a great day with young cubs working with the veterans, who, by the way are not all old people! – Anyone leaving the services is considered to be a veteran – at any age.

 

The Droylsden Explorer units, have also been busy the Dover Explorers made a massive 3m high wizards hat and the Phoenix Explorers constructed the trailer for it to take part in the parade.

Young cubs and scouts led the parade with their pink bee balloons and ‘We Love Manchester’ tee- shirts with their banner ‘Manchester ‘Bee’ Remembers’ in remembrance of all the people who were tragically killed and injured in the Manchester terrorist attack, with many other people in the parade sporting black and yellow ‘bee’ themes with their costumes.

The contingent of Scouts was lead by the Colonel Hathi’s Magical March band. (Hathi, being the lead elephant in the magical Jungle book story adopted by Scouting.)

Following on were all the various floats and communities including Tameside Scouts, with their wands hats and cloaks, to demonstrate that when communities young and old come together, they become stronger. Perfectly epitomised by The Scouts fulfilling part of their promise, to help other people and keeping the Scout law.

Ken Marks, Assistant County Commissioner, Tameside, said, “It was a great day for the Scouts and a show of strength of communities working together in such bad times.”

If you would like to help and support young girls and boys in next year’s parade and in scouting to fulfil the scouting aims, empowering young people to make a positive contribution to all our communities, please contact:

alan.fish.161te@gmail.com 07931765120 or www.gmescouts.org.uk to find what you could do to help young people in Scouts and your nearest Scout Group.

 

Have you got a talent that can be shown on stage?

With the ‘Quest for a Star’ talent competition being staged at the annual Stalybridge Carnival, the judges are looking forward to shining the spotlight on the stars of Tameside, who will hopefully be showcasing their talents as part of the town’s main event which will take place in Cheethams Park on Sunday, 24th June 2017.

The competition, organised and run by by the Tameside Reporter, Glossop Chronicle & Tameside Radio (part of the Quest Media Group), the ‘Quest for a Star’ talent search is open to local talented people who will be showing their talent in the hope of taking away the top prize of £100 in cash and the prestigious ‘Quest for a Star’ trophy.

Karen Dorney, owner of Paper Tulips, Tameside’s premier Craft Emporium, based in Hyde; competition sole sponsor and principle talent show judge, hopes to see a diverse range of performances from Magicians to Gymnasts, Dancers, Singers, Musicians, Comedians, Groups and Bands and any other individuals who wish to show off their hidden talents.

She commented, “This is a great opportunity for local people to take centre stage at the town’s carnival and show what they can do.”

It’s not known just how many people have applied to enter the competition so far, but Quest Media and the show’s exclusive sponsor, Paper Tulips, would encourage both young and older people alike; from primary and high school age to pensioners, to apply today and show their hidden talents through music, singing, dance performances or just by making the audience laugh by telling a few funny stories….who knows, they could be picking up the £100 cash prize and carrying off the Quest for a Star trophy.

To enter the competition, simply fill out the application form and send it to:

‘Quest for a Star’ Cavendish Mill, Rear entrance off Bank Street, Ashton – under – Lyne, OL6 7DN

Or apply online:

www.tamesidereporter.com

www.glossopchronicle.co.uk

www.tamesideradio.com

 

Leaving the judging panel in fits of laughter, Manchester comedian, Daliso Chaponda deserved to win big on Britain’s Got Talent, however 3rd place, with a guaranteed place in the final was still a great achievement for the Malawi born comic.

Daliso, who combines his African roots with his experiences of living in Britain, offers his packed audiences an hilarious routine featuring chavs, the financial crisis and fish and chips, so he will go down an absolute storm when he takes to the stage at Hyde United’s Social Club on Friday 4th August.

Book your tickets early for your chance to witness his less restricted material.

Daliso appeared at the Football Clubs very first comedy night way back in August 2015 and returns for their 2nd anniversary show.

On the night there will also be 2 supporting acts as well as our MC, Ste Porter of Hit and Run Comedy: – That’s 4 great comedy acts in one fun filled evening! – Where else would you see a top 3 BGT finalist and 3 other great comedy performers for just £10 which also includes your food at the interval?

Don’t delay; get your tickets now, as most of our regulars have already booked, so places are limited.

To get your tickets you can E-Mail bookings@hydeunited.co.uk to arrange to collect and pay for your tickets.

 

Following last year’s successful event which saw over 1400 visitors to Hyde United’s Ewen Fields ground, The Rising Moon Motorcycle Club are once again playing host to one of the most popular events in Hyde’s Public Events Calendar.

This annual event is organised by members of the Rising Moon Motorcycle Club; a family oriented club that helps charities and community groups from around the Northwest, and this premier event is specifically in aid of their nominated charity, Blood Bikes Manchester, which is based in Hyde.

The show opens on Sunday the 18th June 2017 from 11am – 4pm at the Walker Lane Stadium Car Park, where, as well as the many Bikes’, Trikes’ and Scooters’ on display, will be Live Music, Food & Drink, plus Stalls, Trophies, a fabulous Raffle and wealth of family entertainment.

Entrance to the Bike Show is £2.00 (over 14’s – under 16’s MUST be accompanied)

Often described as ‘The Greatest FREE Show on Earth’, the Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contests take place on Friday 9th June at a number of venues throughout the borough.

As usual, contests typically start at about 4.30pm and goes on until around 11.00pm.

All the bands play their well-rehearsed show-piece at each venue, where they are scored ‘blind’ by an independent adjudicator, hidden from view in an adjacent room before the band go rushing off to their next port of call to repeat the exercise.

No matter what the weather, or in fact, which venue you choose, you’re guaranteed a lively atmosphere with well over 50 bands competing for the laurels in the annual contest; – with cash prizes for the Open Champions, Local Champions and Best Youth champions.

This coming Saturday (June 3rd 2017) sees Tameside’s most popular monthly Artisan Market taking place on the Hyde’s Civic Square. The growing Crafters & Artisan Market, which consists of over 30 of the very finest, specially selected, Artisan traders, who’ll be selling a wide selection of high-quality authentic goods and hand-made crafts with a huge emphasis on all that is good, and all that is local, ethical and original

As always, the Artisan atmosphere, which only exists on Hyde’s Outdoor Market Square, will be set against a backdrop of music that has shoppers and visitors from all across Tameside, literally dancing in the aisles.

Joining this heady mixture of hand crafts and foodies, the organisers are pleased to welcome for the first time The Tweed Brewery with their range of craft bottled beers & Tea at 77, with some super food. As always there will be a great offering of breads & cakes and a vast array of crafters selling artwork, jewellery, paper crafts, felted items and much, much more.

Get your weekend off to a fantastic start by visiting Hyde’s outdoor Artisan Market; enjoy a brilliant day shopping for those fun and quirky items, and don’t forget to try your luck at the Town Team’s prize Tombola stall, where there’s face painting and balloons. Plus, keep a lookout for Hyde United’s friendly mascot ‘Roary’ who pops up now and then to say hello and hand out FREE season tickets to children under 12!

Start your family fun activities start at Hyde’s Artisan Market on Saturday, 3rd June between 9am and 4pm.  – for a great mix of homemade food, local preserves, unusual articles of clothing & jewellery, crafts, wooden furniture, handmade pottery, artwork, paper crafts and much, much more.

And after you’ve finished shopping and have danced yourself to exhaustion dancing to Steve’s infectious musical talents, then drop into one of Hyde’s many cafes for coffee and cakes or a full blown delicious meal!