Coming Up in October…
Wow! How is it October we hear you ask? We’ve almost been open for a whole year! This month is as busy as ever with regular bookings and special events; here’s a taster of what’s to come.
Children’s Performing Arts Club, every Monday
Are you, or do you know of an aspiring theatre performer aged 16 or under? If the answer is yes then you should be aware that weekly workshops with theatre company Renew Productions get underway on Monday 7th October from 3.45pm – 5pm (ages 3 to 11) and 5.15pm – 7pm (ages 11 to 16).
Sessions cover acting, singing, dancing, musical instruments and music theatre. Visit www.renewproductions.co.uk for more information or come along to the hall to check out the Monday workshops.
Eccles Cake Walk Tea Dance, Wednesday 9th October, 1pm
It’s cake week from 7-13 October and what better way to celebrate than to show our love for the iconic Eccles Cake at the Town Hall.
This event, in association with Eccles Tea Dance Group, kicks off at 1pm on Wednesday 9th October and will feature music, opportunities to dance, refreshments (yes, including Eccles Cakes) and fundraising activities for the Hall. Admission is £2 and all funds raised will go to the Eccles Community Hall Organisation.
Eccles Neighbourhood Team are planning plenty of cake week events to celebrate the Eccles Cake and its home town. Visit https://en-gb.facebook.com/EcclesCommunity for more information.
Dave Egerton Big Band, Saturday 12 October, 8pm, Tickets £6
The Hall is gaining quite a reputation as a venue for jazz, and so we’re really excited that one of Manchester’s leading big bands will be joining us on Saturday 12 October. Performing music from the 1930s to the 1970s typical sets can include songs such as Mack the Knife, Come Fly with Me, My Girl, April in Paris and many others. This ensemble makes the most of its traditional big band/jazz orchestra sound. Tickets available in advance from http://ecclescommunityhall.org/events/dave-egerton-band/ and The Vintage Café, Eccles (next to Eccles Parish Church on Church Street). Plus tickets will be available on the door on the night.
Check out the band’s website here http://www.daveegertonband.co.uk/
Sequence Dance Social, Saturday 28 October, 7pm
This monthly event is hugely popular. Bring your own drinks and try out the whole of the Ballroom’s sprung floor in whichever style you prefer to dance.
Plus, regular dates at the Hall
Regular sessions take place every week alongside our other events and all are welcome. Check out the list below and pay us a visit!
Rainbow OAPs, 12,30pm every Tuesday
This is a great chance to get out, meet new people and enjoy afternoon tea, bingo and a raffle in the lovely surroundings of the Eccles Town Hall Ballroom. If you’re reading this and know of anybody who may benefit from joining the group please encourage them to pop in and say hello. The afternoon lasts until around 2.30pm and the entrance is at the side of the Town Hall building from Irwell Place via a ramp; there is also an easily accessible lift available.
Slimming World, 7pm every Tuesday
A friendly group committed to eating healthy and getting fit. Contact Louise on 07760 161 190 more details or visit http://www.slimmingworld.com/
Dance for Fun, 7pm every Wednesday
Organised by Hurst Dance this is a social dance session featuring tutorials and different styles throughout the evening. 7pm is the Ballroom class for new beginners, 7.45pm new beginner Latin class, 8.30pm Rock & Roll, and then social practice from 9.15pm until late.
American Line Dancing, 1pm every Thursday
This is a fun session which takes place with qualified instructor Kerris Milligan. Taking in country & western, swing, irish, latin, 50s, 60s and pop styles this is not your typical line dancing class!
Dance for Fun, 6.30pm every Thursday
This is the second of the Hurst Dance sessions and offers even more styles and opportunities to dance (note the later start time in October!) Beginning with younger dancers in the children’s Strictly Latin and Ballroom, moving on to Latin Line (no partner required), Ballroom and Latin and then a chance to dance socially in Ballroom, Latin and Sequence until 9pm.
9am to 1pm, every Saturday
Our café is open serving tea, coffee, cakes and other refreshments. Come on in to grab a treat and say hello to our lovely baker and volunteers.
Details for all upcoming events at the Hall can be found on our website at http://ecclescommunityhall.org/events/