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Open Mic at the Melville, Stretford.

Last Saturday of every month.

8.30pm to 12.15am.

Organised by Liam Coyne 


The Osmonds are coming  to Urmston!! 

The Osmond Brothers, pop icons from the 70s, who had hits with “Crazy Horses”, “Love me for a Reason”, “Let me in” to name just a few, will be appearing at Urmston Festival’s Party On the Pitch on Saturday 25th May.

The Party On the Pitch is taking place on both Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May on the cricket pitch at Urmston Sports Club. 

This performance will be one of the last times we will see Jay Osmond as he has announced his retirement from touring later on this summer.

Fans of the band will be able to re-live the 70s and sing along to their chart-topping hits! 

The weekend promises to be one filled with live music and entertainment with the chance to see the internationally acclaimed band, The Bootleg Beatles, possibly the top Beatles tribute band around, alongside 90s band, Space, Tom Hingley’s Karpets, Stax of Soul, and some amazing tribute bands and local bands. 

There will also be a second acoustic stage, showcasing Urmston’s own talented music artists. 

The festival will be opened by Wayne Devlin and compered by Jonny Spangles, both local guys well known and admired in Urmston. 

A selection of street food vendors, bouncy castles, glitter make-up and a stall for the charity Francis House Children’s Hospice, the charity supported by the festival , will create the real festival vibe. 

There have been 14 months of hard work leading up to this festival but it’s looking like it’s going to be a great success, bringing live music to Urmston!

Details are available from urmstonfestival.com

Tickets are still available from The Three Barrels on Flixton Road and Urmston Sports Club on Moorside Road. 


The Venue, Urmston on Westbourne Road, Urmston, invite you to an open day, 12 - 4pm on Sunday the 2nd of June 2019. 

Visitors can view the function room and see the dressed Temple, where wedding ceremonies can be held. 

There will also be a DJ, Photobooth, Bouncy Castle and a local Photographer. 

If you are planning a wedding, anniversary, birthday party or any other occasion, this is your opportunity to come along and see what The Venue has to offer and ask any questions that you may have.

There is free parking available.

The Venue, 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston, Manchester, M41 0XQ

Telephone : 0161 748 6533  Mobile:07796 691 074   email: info@trulyamazing.events


4th Sale Central Brownies and Guides are holding a badge Swap and Craft Event.

7 - 9pm at St. Paul's Church Hall, Springfield Road, Sale M33 7YA.

£2 Entry. Tea and Coffee for a donation. 

Raising funds for International Adventures.

If you would like a stall to sell your crafts, please email brownowl4thsalecentral@hotmail.co.uk


Sale Festival 2019 will run throughout June with a wide range of events for all tastes.

For more details about our programme of events please visit our website www.salefestival.org.uk or our Facebook page @salefestivaltrafford 

22/06/19 - FAMILY QUIZ

4th Sale Central Brownies and Guides are holding a family quiz at St. Paul's Church Hall, Springfield Road, Sale, M33 7YA at 6.30pm.

£2 per person or £10 for a team of 6. (Age 9 and under free)

Raising funds for International Adventures.

Tea/Coffee/Juice for a donation or bring your own alcohol (over 18s) There will also be a cake sale.

For ticket info email brownowl4thsalecentral@hotmail.co.uk 


As part of sale Festival 2019, we are running a Photographic Competition for Amateur Photographers with a theme of "The Living City".

This is the 13th year we have run the competition, and it has always brought in a sizeable entry.

This year's judge is Aidan O'Rourke, the celebrated photographer who documents the events in Manchester.

The competition is free to enter, and there are big cash prizes. There is a category for age 16 and under and a category for adults.

Entrants can submit 4 prints with a maximum size of 15" x 10" and minimum 8" x 6", with their name and email address on the back, to the box office at Sale Waterside centre no later than Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Competition rules and further information can be obtained from Sale Waterside box office, the festival web site www.salefestival.org.uk  or www.salephoto.org.uk

29/06/19 - 80s FEST

The 80s Fest comes to Sale FC Rugby Club and will be raising funds for the Dianne Oxberry Trust.

The event will run from 12 noon until 10pm and tickets are available from www.80sfestival.co.uk 

Bands performing include: The Duran Duran Experience, The Jam'd,  Manoeuvers, Randall Butler, Vogue Madonna, 2Rude Ska and more!

There will be bars, street food, and a VIP area.

For more info email john@jwcpr.com or call 0161 696 6949


The Alma Singers of Sale are holding a fundraising concert for Cancer Research UK on July 5th 2019 at 7.30pm at The Avenue Methodist Church,  Wincham Road, Sale M33 4PL.

Tickets are £7 from audrey.binch53@ntlworld.com or 0161 283 7165 or you can pay on the door.


Delamere Road, Flixton. 12 till 3pm. Adults £2 Children £1. 

Performances by: The School Choir, Flixton Community Band, Fusion Gymnastics, Angela's Dance Big Team, Harry Merrell, The Alchemists and Evolution. 

There will be plenty of stalls, a BBQ and a licensed bar.


A free community event for all the family.

Golden Hill Park, Urmston, M41 5AR. 

Sunday 7th of July 12 - 4pm.

Wayne Devlin MC, 

Headline Band 'Small Weller' with other local musicians. 

NHS Award Ceremony. Food and Drink. Children's Activities.

Sponsored by Unison and Unite.

18/07/19 – 27/07/19 - REFRACTS:19

This summer Waterside’s annual festival returns, curated specially for audiences to see things differently.

With events in and around Waterside and Trafford, expect contemporary circus meets, comedy cabaret with top-drawer comedians, Ed Fringe theatre previews, a special Refract visual arts commission, headline music gigs and fantastic fun for families.

The full line up of events can be found at refract.org.uk

20/07/19 & 21/07/19 HALE BARNS CARNIVAL 2019

The Hale Barns Carnival will return for its third year held on Saturday 20th of July and Sunday 21st of July 2019.

This year's event features Spandau Ballet's MARTIN KEMP (Gold, True, Through the Barricades) headlining alongside UK soul legends; THE REAL THING (You to Me are Everything, Can't Get By Without You, Can You Feel The Force), Disco Superstars; ODYSSEY (Use It Up & Wear it Out, Native New Yorker, Inside Out) and 80s heart throbs; NATHAN MOORE/BROTHER BEYOND (Harder I Try) & OWEN PAUL (Favourite Waste of Time).

For tickets and further information please visit www.halebarnscarnival.co.uk/

21/07/19 - TRAFFORD LIVE

A fabulously free festival celebrating the best of our borough!

Sunday the 21st of July 2019 11am to 4pm at Trafford Town Hall, Stretford. (Parking available at Trafford College, Talbot Road, M32 0XH)

10 Festival Zones with Bouncy Castle. Climbing Wall. Live Performances. Storytime & Crafts. Sports Activities. Military Vehicles. Bush Craft. And Much More...

Take a stroll around the Town Hall, visit the Mayor's Parlour, see the civic silver and find out fascinating facts about the history of Trafford.

For all the latest news follow us on Twitter @TPaction #TraffordLive


The Urmston community and Carrington rugby club hosts it's 13th Family Funday on 21st July at 5th Urmston Scouts, off Queens road.

We raise money for local charities and this year it is Super Callum's SDR operation, where we are fundraising towards getting this lovely young man with cerebral palsy an operation to get him walking. So why come ?

It's fun for starters and we have added some more features, with lots of traditional stalls, all aimed at being affordable rather than ripping folk off. All profits go to the charity and all the volunteers from the rugby club work from the Thursday to make it happen. Here is what we have:Our famous Hog Roast and BBQ, Our amazing bar with delicious home made ciders. Our world famous cake stall , Our naughty tuck shop, Live acoustic music at the beer tent , Central sports area for lots of fun sports games for parents and kids, Free toddler area, Masses of stalls including: Raffle, tombola, face painting, badge making, hook a duck , roller ball, kids archery, rifle range, basket ball, beat the goalie, stocks, mini quads, bouncy caste, coconut shy, tin can alley, darts,

Admission is just £1 for adults and 50p for children. Under 5's are free No vehicle access is on site so parking is in the surrounding vicinity and take a stroll down .

15/08/19 - Ballads and songs of Peterloo with Dr Alison Morgan

Altrincham Library, Thursday 15 August at 7.30pm.

Ballads and Songs of Peterloo by Dr Alison Morgan is based on her unique collection of more than seventy poems and ballads which highlight the outrage, grief, defiance and resolution felt by labouring-class people in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre in which eighteen people were killed and more than 600 injured as they listened to the radical Henry Hunt speak on the need for electoral reform.

Alison’s talk focuses on a selection of these poems and songs which were circulated in radical journals and performed at markets and in taverns, highlighting how they aimed to keep a true record of the day in the public consciousness and counter the official government narrative. The talk will be illustrated by audio recordings from musicians who have worked with Alison to bring these important and entertaining songs to life once more.

A free event. Book your tickets on Eventbrite.

26/06/19 - The Peterloo Massacre: a Talk by Professor Robert Poole

Old Trafford Library, Wednesday 26 June at 2pm.

Join Robert Poole for an illustrated talk on The Peterloo Massacre of 1819 in this 200th anniversary year of commemoration.

Robert Poole is Professor of History at the University of Central Lancashire and a leading authority on Peterloo and Chartism. He is the author of the new book Peterloo: the English Uprising, co-author of the graphic novel Peterloo: Witnesses to a Massacre and consultant historian to the Peterloo 2019 programme.

Dr Poole will be signing and selling copies of his books after the talk. 

A free event. Book your tickets on Eventbrite.

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