What’s On

Yoga in Walkden Gardens

Gaynor Mullin will once again be holding yoga sessions in the Gardens. Every Tuesday 6pm to 7pm.  Starting on 12 June then until 4 September 2018.

All ages welcome! Please bring water, something warm to wear at the end, and a mat if you have one, or feel free to plant your bare feet on the grass.

Free but donations appreciated.

Sunday 17 June – 4pm –  Heartbreak Productions (Waterside). “The Midnight Gang”

Welcome to the Midnight Gang! Midnight is the time when all children are fast asleep, except of course for? the Midnight Gang. That is when their adventures are just beginning? When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital, and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter. Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children?s ward? But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime!
You can book tickets via the “What’s On” page of the  Waterside Arts website or by phoning their box office on 0161 912 5616.

Sunday 24 June – 6pm – Heartbreak Productions (Waterside)  “Pride and Prejudice”

Pride and Prejudice is a romance novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story charts the emotional development of the protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet, who learns the error of making hasty judgments and comes to appreciate the difference between the superficial and the essential. The comedy of the writing lies in the depiction of manners, education, marriage, and money during the British Regency period.
Mr. Bennet of the Longbourn estate has five daughters, but his property is entailed, meaning that none of the girls can inherit it. His wife has no fortune, so it is imperative that at least one of the girls marry well in order to support the others on his death. Jane Austen’s opening line, “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife” is a sentence filled with irony and playfulness. The novel revolves around the importance of marrying for love, not simply for money, despite the social pressures to make a good (i.e. wealthy) match.
You can book tickets via the “What’s On” page of the  Waterside Arts website or by phoning their box office on 0161 912 5616.

Friday 10 August – 4pm -Folksy Theatre “The Princess and the Giant”

Princess Sophie is fed up. She’s EXHAUSTED and it’s all because the grumpy old giant can’t sleep – his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and, as she reads her favourite book of fairy tales, she wonders if she might just have the answer. Filled with music, puppetry and wonderful characters, this family show is one not to be missed! Based on the Children’s book by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton.
Tickets go on sale from 1st April 2018.
Contact Folksy Theatre website.

Saturday 11 August – 7pm – Folksy Theatre – “Love’s Labours Lost”

The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food, women, and sleep in order to study for three years. No sooner have they made their oath when the Princess of France arrives on business, with her ladies-in-waiting. How will the King and his Lords resolve hold up? This wonderful Shakespeare comedy is filled with Folksy’s touch of live music, audience interaction and downright silliness.
Tickets go on sale from 1st April 2018.
Contact Folksy Theatre website.

Saturday 25 August – Sunset Films – “The Greatest Showman”

Inflatable Flix presents to you, the popular outdoor Sunset Cinema in Sale, Manchester at the stunning Walkden Gardens.

Orphaned, penniless but ambitious and with a mind crammed with imagination and fresh ideas, the American Phineas Taylor Barnum will always be remembered as the man with the gift to effortlessly blur the line between reality and fiction. Thirsty for innovation and hungry for success, the son of a tailor will manage to open a wax museum but will soon shift focus to the unique and peculiar, introducing extraordinary, never-seen-before live acts on the circus stage. Some will call Barnum’s wide collection of oddities, a freak show; however, when the obsessed showman gambles everything on the opera singer Jenny Lind to appeal to a high-brow audience, he will somehow lose sight of the most important aspect of his life: his family. Will Barnum risk it all to be accepted?

Doors open 7pm. Film show  at 8.15pm
Tickets £7 (plus online booking fee).
Book online at  www.ticketsource.co.uk/inflatableflix

Friday 7 September – Sunset Films – “Grease”

Inflatable Flix presents to you, the popular outdoor Sunset Cinema in Sale, Manchester at the stunning Walkden Gardens.

ITS BACK!!!!
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary, of Inflatable Flix, most watched movie!
With a successful show 3 years ago, the gang are back on the grounds of Walkden Gardens!
End the summer with bang.
Invite your friends.
Buy your tickets.
And be sure to get dressed up!

Doors open at 7pm. Film show 8pm.
Tickets £7 (plus online booking fee). Includes free glass of fizz on arrival. Book online at  www.ticketsource.co.uk/inflatableflix