WILMSLOW, ALDERLEY EDGE AND PRESTBURY - Autumn Diary

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What’s on and where to go over the next couple of months

October 5

Sotto Voce join with Wilmslow High School Band to present an evening of music at Wilmslow Methodist Church, Water Lane, in aid of The Christie hospital. An appearance by BBC Radio Manchester’s Allan Beswick is promised. Sotto Voce are a group of singing friends from the north west, all experienced choral singers and also soloists.

October 16

Clarinettist Colin Blamey and pianist Russell Lomas perform at Alderley Edge Methodist Church as part of the series of lunchtime concerts at the church in Chapel Road, this year celebrating its 150th anniversary.

October 19

A quiz night with a fish and chip supper is staged by the Friends of the Parish of Wilmslow at Wilmslow Parish Hall. It’s in aid of the fabric of St Bartholomew’s and St Anne’s churches. Tickets at £12.50 must be bought in advance (parish office 01625 520309) for catering reasons.

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October 21

Know your mushrooms from your toadstools by joining a family fungi walk at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal on October 21, 23 and 25. Who knows, it might save your life one day. The fungi-spotting fun concludes with a bowl of, what else, mushroom soup and a traybake.

November 3

October 27

The Alderley Edge Antiques Fair is held at the Festival Hall, Talbot Road, from 9.30am to 4pm. Almost 30 stalls will be selling antiques and collectables with an emphasis on jewellery, silver, watches and vintage fashion.

November 1

A day late for Halloween, but no less scary for it, we’re sure, is a murder mystery event at Alderley Edge Festival Hall. A professional cast take willing eye-witnesses on a journey to the vampire’s crypt at Hellfadore Abbey where an appointment with murder awaits. The action comes courtesy of Manchester’s Nuts & Bolts Theatre Company.

November 4

Sublimely hoofed by Gene Kelly and hilariously spoofed by Morecambe and Wise, Singin’ In the Rain is the choice of autumn offering from the Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company. Monday November 4 is opening night, and the production runs until the following Saturday at the Evans Theatre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre.