Two day dry stone walling course for beginners in Association with DRY STONE WALLING ASSOCIATION of GREAT BRITAIN This course runs several times a year, usually between March to October. March 17th
Two day dry stone walling course for beginners in Association with DRY STONE WALLING ASSOCIATION of GREAT BRITAIN
This course runs several times a year, usually between March to October.
March 17th & 18th Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth
April 21st & 22nd Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth.
August 18th & 19th Beginners Training Course Gorse Hall, Stalybridge.
October 20th & 21st Beginners Training Course Harrop Edge / Larkhill Road, Roundhill Farm Dobcross, Saddleworth.
Please ring or email for a booking form
All of our courses are suitable for both beginners and improvers and are run by qualified and certified DSWA instructors.
Each course is run over two days (9:00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.) and covers:
Health and safety
Use of tools
Preparing the site
Building the wall
Printed material provided at end of course
All our courses are very practical and over the two days, you will take down and rebuild a section of dry stone wall. You can work at your own pace and there is plenty of opportunity for discussion.Lots of help for those that may struggle.
All our walls are on working farms, and serve a purpose in maintaining the upkeep and management of the countryside. All our drywalls are built to a higher standard of the walls that they replace each wall is recorded and photograph for future generations to enjoy.
Places on courses are limited to a maximum of 6 participants per instructor and this ensures that you get plenty of individual attention.
Of course, many people who attend our courses want to continue to improve their walling skills. The best way to do this is to join the Dry Stone Walling Association (currently £35 per year) – you will then be eligible to attend any of our walling practice sessions free of charge.
What’s included in the price?
All of the tools that you will need are provided, but you should wear stout boots and heavy duty, non-slip gloves. It’s advisable to bring water-proofs / sun hat & sun cream.
All training courses run by DSWA have public liability insurance to cover course members for third party risks. Course participants should arrange their own personal insurance if they feel this is relevant.
Its advisable to bring a packed lunch and refreshments.
Simple toilet is provided
Satisfaction of building your own section of wall that will remain untouched for the next 100 years.
On conclusion of the day, each participant is provided with a range of excellent informative handouts, brochures and a – ‘Certificate of Achievement’.
(Sunday) 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Larkhill Road, Dobcross, Saddleworth OL3 5QH
Drystone Walling Associationhttps://www.craftcourses.com/providers/dry-stone-walling-association-lancashire-branch
Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism As seen on Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report and BBC Question Time Lancaster Comedy Club at The Borough Sunday 18 February, 2018 @
Geoff Norcott: Traditionalism
As seen on Live at the Apollo, The Mash Report and BBC Question Time
Lancaster Comedy Club at The Borough
Sunday 18 February, 2018 @ 8pm
‘An absolute tonic’
**** The Telegraph
Star of BBC’s Live At The Apollo and The Mash Report, Geoff Norcott takes to the road with his new show following a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
The world is changing at a dizzying rate. Geoff is trying to hold modern views but worries that tradition is becoming a dirty word.
Meanwhile, in this divisive political climate, a Conservative and Leave-voting comedian is certainly a rare breed.
Geoff is happy to pick fights with the liberal choir on subjects including identity politics and Europe and wrestle with the idea of toxic masculinity. However, in the spirit of equality, he’s also not averse to the odd dig at his own side (‘An equal opportunities satirist’ says the Evening Standard).
As a satirical comic, Geoff has written for Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night, featured as a guest on Question Time (BBC One), Daily Politics (BBC Two), and supported Katherine Ryan on her UK tour. Geoff is also a regular on BBC Radio with appearances on The Now Show, Breaking the News, the Today programme and his own forthcoming Radio 4 stand-up special. Due to popular demand, extra performances were added in for Geoff’s Edinburgh Fringe run for a second year in a row and he also enjoyed multiple sell out dates on last year’s national tour.
‘A comedian with a big future’
**** The Mirror
Geoff will appear on the new series of BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, to be broadcast shortly, and is a regular correspondent on BBC Two’s topical show The Mash Report. He also was a regular guest on My5’s topical show Comedy Bigmouths. Meanwhile, Geoff made his debut on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show in June this year.
As a pundit and commentator, Geoff has featured on Question Time (BBC One), Daily Politics (BBC Two), BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and Loose Ends, BBC Two’s Edinburgh Nights with Kirsty Wark. Geoff has written for The Daily Telegraph, Independent Voices and The New Statesman.
A former nominee for Leicester Comedy Festival’s Best New Show, Geoff Norcott is one of the most sought-after writers on the circuit with an impressive list credits including Live At The Apollo and The Sarah Millican Television Programme for BBC One and BBC Two and Play to the Whistle for ITV1. For Channel 4, Geoff has written on Channel 4’s Alternative Election Night (2015), 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Alan Carr’s Happy Hour, British Comedy Awards, and, for Channel 5, Stand up for the Week and It’s Not Me It’s You. Geoff’s Sky credits include A League of Their Own and Katherine Ryan in Ireland.
Geoff received an operational services medal for his five tours of forward positions during the Afghanistan conflict.
‘Objectively funny regardless of your political leaning’
‘A right laugh…from the hitherto little known loveable end of the conservative
‘Funny, sharp and well-polished’
**** The List
‘A refreshingly brilliant comedic voice.’
‘Master of anecdotal story-telling’
**** Edinburgh Festival Magazine
‘Genuinely has something original to say’
**** The New European
‘An equal opportunities satirist’
**** Mail on Sunday
‘Repeatedly and satirically incisive’
‘By comedy standards, Norcott is an out and out rebel’
*Gepff Norcott ‘Traditionalism’ Off The Rails Comedy Club, Manchester Rd., Greenfield OL3 7HX
£12 Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm details 07874 152 338 www.saddleworthcomedy.co.uk
(Sunday) 8:00 PM
Saddleworth Comedy Club
Saddleworthn Comedy Clubhttp://www.saddleworthcomedy.co.uk/
The Saddleworth Literary Festival is coming back! On the 24th and 25th of March we will be holding our festival at saddleworth school. If you have never heard of Saddleworth Literary Festival
The Saddleworth Literary Festival is coming back!
On the 24th and 25th of March we will be holding our festival at saddleworth school.
If you have never heard of Saddleworth Literary Festival before, here is a description:
“Saddleworth Literary Festival is an annual event taking place in the picturesque village of Uppermill, on the edges of Saddleworth Moor, not many miles from Bronte country, over in Haworth.
This isn’t a high-brow literary festival, instead focusing on being a community event involving schools, businesses, local organisations and local councillors. It is a credit to those involved that on a very tight budget the festival manages to attract writers, poets and literary agents from all over the country as well as highlighting the enormous wealth of talent that exists within Saddleworth, and encouraging young talent with a writing competition, giving the youngsters the chance to rub shoulders with established writers.
Although in its infancy, the festival organisers have ambitions to make the festival one of the highlights of the Saddleworth events calendar.”
march 24 (Saturday) - 25 (Sunday)
High Street, Uppermill OL36BU
Saddleworth Schoolhttp://www.saddleworth.oldham.sch.uk or 01457872072
Talking Stock Productions presents GODFREY'S LAST SUMMER by Alan Stockdill Godfrey Shackleton, international cricket umpire and famous Lottery winner, is coming to the end of his innings. Before he leaves the Middle for the very
Talking Stock Productions presents GODFREY’S LAST SUMMER by Alan Stockdill
Godfrey Shackleton, international cricket umpire and famous Lottery winner, is coming to the end of his innings. Before he leaves the Middle for the very last time he needs to put his affairs in order.
This gentle comedy drama is about life, death, dreams, family, fun and friendship.
Join Godfrey’s journey through the tears and smiles as he spends his last summer.
Talking Stock Productions’ witty, charming and moving plays enjoy sell-out performances around the country. This play is the third to feature the loveable Yorkshireman, Godfrey Shackleton after ‘Godfrey’s Last Stand’ and ‘Godfrey’s Last Love’. It is not necessary to have seen the other two plays to enjoy this ‘stand alone’ story. Alan Stockdill is a highly regarded award-winning Yorkshire playwright. ‘Le Grand Return’ by Alan Stockdill was declared winner of the Best New Writing Award at the 2015 Greater Manchester Festival Fringe.
“Stockdill writes true northern characters to recognise and care about, each with their own developed traits and quirks that resonate with our childhoods and memories” Halifax Courier
“As usual with this company, there are serious, thought-provoking undertones, but also plenty of laugh-out-loud moments to savour as the ingeniously engrossing plot twists and turns its way along”. Kevin Bourke (Manchester Theatre Awards)
It’s a real treat to see an Alan Stockdill play. He is a master at drawing out the idiosyncrasies of character and taking his audiences on the most incredible journeys. Jayne Marshall
Bookings can be made in person, by phone or online. The box office (at Delph Library) is open Tuesdays 2pm–5pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays 2pm–7pm; and Fridays & Saturdays from 9:30am–1pm. The box office telephone number is 01457 874644. Tickets must be paid for at the time of booking, and we accept payment using all major credit and debit cards.
(Saturday) 7:30 PM
Saddleworth Live at the Millgate
1 The Sound, Delph, OL3 5DY
Saddleworth Live at the Millgatehttp://www.saddleworthlive.com/
SNAP up a treat at huge indoor Sunday Market at the Civic Hall in Uppermill. The monthly events are hosted in aid of The Samantha Jones Trust, which raises funds for
SNAP up a treat at huge indoor Sunday Market at the Civic Hall in Uppermill.
The monthly events are hosted in aid of The Samantha Jones Trust, which raises funds for the children’s leukemia charity, based in Delph.
There is plenty on offer for visitors from more than 50 stalls including handmade craft stalls, food produce, and goods.
There will also be a tombola, refreshments, and children’s activities. Profits from the kitchen (which serves food all day) and charity stalls go direct to the charity.
The next Sunday Market will next be held on March 25 from 10am-3pm. Admission 50p.
Dates for 2018 are: April 22 and May 27. For stall enquiries, call Julie: 01706 842623.
Find out more on their Facebook page.
The Samantha Jones Trust01457829479 43 Grains Road, Delph
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