We meet every Wednesday from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GP. (Please take the lift to the 3rd Floor.)
Our next trip is on Thursday, 23rd May to Oldham Gallery, Oldham Cultural Quarter, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL. Meet at Victoria Train Station near the tram stop at 11.30am or Oldham Central tram stop at 12.00 noon.
Thursday, 30th May – Carnforth Station Heritage Centre. Leave Manchester Piccadilly 10.47am, arrive Wigan NW 11.20am, depart 11.25, arrive Lancaster 11.55am, depart 12.02pm arriving at Carnforth at 12.11pm.
Wednesday, 5th June – Instead of our usual meeting, we will be attending the Pride in Ageing launch at Union, Albert Square, Manchester. Arrive at 11.30am for the launch from 12.00 noon to 2.00pm. Sir Ian McKellen will be in attendance.
Spaces are limited and attendance is by invitation only. If you haven’t already given your name and you wish to attend please contact us here
Thursday, 6th June – Minibus trip to Plas Newydd, LLangollen LL20 8AW. Leave Chorlton Street Bus Station at 10.30am.
Thursday, 13th June – Fletcher Moss Park, Manchester
Sunday, 16th June (4.00pm) – Chineke! International Concert Series
Wayne Marshall conductor and Stewart Goodyear piano
Coleridge-Taylor Ballade in A minor 12’, Stewart Goodyear Callaloo – Caribbean Suite for piano & orchestra 27’ and Dvorák Symphony No.7 in D minor 35’
Live Music in Stalls Bar from 1.00pm
Preview 3.15pm in the Barbirolli Room – Chi-chi Nwanoku, founder of Chineke! discusses the orchestra’s work and aspirations.
Thursday, 20th June – Mystery trip! Meet at Church House (ground floor) at 10.30am.
Thursday, 27th June – Visit to Lytham St Anne’s. Leave Manchester Piccadilly 10.30am, Oxford Road 10.34am, Salford Crescent 10.41am, Bolton 10.50am, arrive Preston 11.22am, depart 11.35, arrive Lytham 11.54am or St. Annes 12.00 noon.
Thursday, 4th July – Whitworth Art Gallery (tour at 2pm). Meet at Piccadilly Gardens at 12.00 noon. Bus 41, 42 or 43 to University area. Lunch at Turing Tap.
Sunday, 7th July – 6.00pm at The Bridgewater Hall – The Anvil, an Elegy for Peterloo. World Premiere of major new piece of music by Emily Howard & Michael Symmons Roberts with BBC Philharmonic. We have 12 free tickets.
Thursday, 11th July – Harrogate. Depart Manchester Victoria 10.32am, arrive Leeds 11.19am, depart 11.29am, arrive Harrogate 12.04pm.
Thursday, 18th July – Steam train – Bury to Rawtenstall (Depart Bury Bolton Street 10.45am, arrive at 11.18am) Meet Manchester Victoria at 9.45am or Bury Interchange at 10.15am.
Thursday, 25th July – Clayton Hall. Meet at Piccadilly Gardens tram stop at 11.30am.
Saturday, 27th July – Happy Valley Pride / Oldham Pride
Thursday, 1st August – Leeds Royal Armouries. Depart Manchester Victoria 10.32am, arrive Leeds 11.19am. Bus 444 or 446 from Leeds City Centre Park Row or taxi to Armouries.
Thursday, 8th August – Meal in Northern Quarter and walk around New Islington
Thursday, 15th August – Minibus trip to Blue John Caverns & Eyam. Leave Chorlton Street Bus Station at 10.30am.
Thursday, 22nd August – Mystery trip! Meet at Central library (foyer) at 10.30am
Saturday, 24th August – Manchester Pride
Thursday, 29th August – Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford
Thursday, 5th September – Jodrell Bank (1.30pm to 4pm) One Giant Leap talk / tour (limited to 6) Depart Manchester Piccadilly 10.35am, arrive Macclesfield 10.55am. Then taxi.
Thursday, 12th September – Stockport Air Raid Shelters tour
Saturday, 14th September – Keighley Pride