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May 2019

Discovering Bollington’s Railway History

May 1 to December 1
Discovery Centre, Clarence Mill
Bollington, SK10 5NU United Kingdom
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An exhibition about the Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway.

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When the Railway came to Bollington…

May 10 to May 27
Bollington Library, Palmerston Street
Bollington, SK10 5JX United Kingdom
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Celebrating 150 years since the opening of the Macclesfield, Bollington, Marple railway.

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Postapoem

May 10 to May 27

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Look out for Postapoems during the Festival

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Periodic Table Scarecrow Trail

May 10 to May 27

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Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

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Yarn Bombers

May 10 to May 27

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Yarn Bombers are filling Bollington with birds, flowers and many more
handcrafted Community Creations!

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Table Tennis

May 10 to May 27
Bollington Health & Leisure, 5 Heath Road
Bollington, SK10 5EX United Kingdom
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Free throughout the duration of the festival

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Gym Open Weekend

May 10 to May 12
Bollington Health & Leisure, 5 Heath Road
Bollington, SK10 5EX United Kingdom
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Free access for all

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Fitness Class Access

May 10 to May 27
Bollington Health & Leisure, 5 Heath Road
Bollington, SK10 5EX United Kingdom
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Free throughout duration of the festival (dependent on availability)

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Model Railway Enthusiast Exhibition

May 11 to May 12
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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Come along and enjoy the trains!

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Festival Parade

May 11 at 11:00 am
from outside The Poachers, ending at the Leisure Centre
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With a railway theme to remember the opening of the train station in Bollington 150 years ago.

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Bollington Festival Walks

May 12 to May 26

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Walks all around Bollington and beyond: suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Love Bollington Market

May 12 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Market Square, High Street
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5PH United Kingdom
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Our very own monthly market, showcasing local arts, crafts, foods and more.

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HOPE in NE Cheshire

May 12 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Festival Marquee, Bollington Recreation Ground, Adlington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JT United Kingdom
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Ecumenical worship service with David Maidment of the Railway Children Charity plus "One Way" puppet show.

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Embroidery and Craft Exhibition

May 13 to May 18
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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Come and see the train-themed embroidery intricately designed and sewn by our very own stitchers.

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Bollington SciBar: Graphene – Unexpected Science in a Pencil Line

May 13 at 6:00 pm
The Vale, Adlington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JT United Kingdom
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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Bollington SciBar with a talk from Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan of the National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester.

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Make Your Mark

May 15 at 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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Printing techniques for the reluctant artist with Debbie Tracey of Isle Be Creative

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Bollington Family History Club – Background to Bollington’s Buildings

May 16 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JR United Kingdom
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Come and see a display on the history of some Bollington Buildings - including details of owners and inhabitants.

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Bollyrocks

May 18 to May 19

Calling all #BollyRock(ers). Get creative and hide a batch of your very best #BollyRocks in and around Bollington.

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Dog Show

May 19 at 10:00 am
The Rec, Adlington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JT United Kingdom
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The time for Bollington’s dogs to shine. A wide variety of classes for all our canine friends and their humans. Pimp My Dog returns by popular request.

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Cheshire artists and MAFA Academicians Lorna Green and Joanne Risley

May 20 to May 22
Civic Hall, Palmerston Street
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JX United Kingdom
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Their sculptures and installations, inspired by topical issues, nature, people, and local history

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Tytherington School Art Exhibition

May 20 to May 25
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JR United Kingdom
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Tytherington School exhibits a range of work produced by its Senior School art students.

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Journey Into Light

May 21 to May 27
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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Exhibition of art from prisoners of HMP Styal and HMP Thorn Cross expressing the experiences of prisoners and their background stories.

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James Chadwick and the Discovery of the Neutron

May 21 at 7:30 pm
Bollington Cross School, Bollington Road
Bollington, SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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Peter Rowlands of the Institute of Physics history group talks about the Nobel laureate from Bollington who discovered the neutron.

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MFM Project UK (My Fertility Matters Project UK) – 9:15am Session

May 22 at 9:15 am to 10:15 am
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JR United Kingdom
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An innovative and fun education program brought over from Germany- what every 11 year old  (and their parents and carers) needs to know, presented in an interactive workshop  An hour - long presentation, repeated three times during the morning, will teach parents, carers and educators to understand the amazing things that happen during puberty: facts that everyone should know.  

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MFM Project UK (My Fertility Matters Project UK) – 10:15am Session

May 22 at 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JR United Kingdom
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An innovative and fun education program brought over from Germany- what every 11 year old (and their parents and carers) needs to know, presented in an interactive workshop  An hour - long presentation, repeated three times during the morning, will teach parents, carers and educators to understand the amazing things that happen during puberty: facts that everyone should know.  

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MFM Project UK (My Fertility Matters Project UK ) – 11:15am Session

May 22 at 11:15 am
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JR United Kingdom
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An innovative and fun education program brought over from Germany- what every 11 year old (and their parents and carers) needs to know, presented in an interactive workshop  An hour - long presentation, repeated three times during the morning, will teach parents, carers and educators to understand the amazing things that happen during puberty: facts that everyone should know.

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Pilates Taster Session

May 22 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JR United Kingdom
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Improve core strength, posture and flexibility with Pilates. Suitable for all abilities, beginners welcome. Equipment provided. Just wear something comfortable.

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Gospel Train

May 22 at 2:00 pm
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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A church-run praise event for all.

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Junior Schools Big Sing

May 24 at 2:15 pm
Festival Marquee, Bollington Recreation Ground, Adlington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JT United Kingdom
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Singers from all of Bollington’s junior schools as well as from Rainow, Adlington & Pott Shrigley perform together in the Big Tent.

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Bollington Railway History Day – Session 1

May 25 at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Civic Hall, Palmerston Street
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JX United Kingdom
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Browse the records; Look at early railway maps and plans of the MB&M railway and of Bollington from the 1840s onwards, specially brought over for the day from Chester by the Cheshire Archive Service.

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Joe Riley and Friends

May 25 at 2:00 pm
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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A musical talent showcase by young local people, headed by Year 7 pupil and fine composer, Joe Riley.

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The Bollington Movie

May 26 at 9:30 am
Civic Hall, Palmerston Street
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JX United Kingdom
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Relive our very own community movie made for the Festival in 2014.

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Club Tropicana

May 26 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Civic Hall, Palmerston Street
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JX United Kingdom
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The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine invites you to explore a tropical disease wonderland through fun, family-friendly scientific demonstrations and games.

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Taize Worship Service

May 26 at 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
St Oswald’s Church, Bollington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5EG United Kingdom
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Prayer, Song, Thanksgiving. Refreshments.

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Schubert Exhibition

May 27 to June 2
Bollington Arts Centre, Wellington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JR United Kingdom
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Paintings for sale, inspired by Die schöne Müllerin, a Schubert song-cycle sung by Mike Bell on 31st May.

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Family Picnic

May 27 at 12:00 pm
The Rec, Adlington Road
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JT United Kingdom
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Gather together with your friends and family to wind down at the end of the Festival. Food and drink will be on tap to purchase.

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June 2019

Bollington Art Group Exhibition

June 7 to June 9
Civic Hall, Palmerston Street
Bollington, Cheshire SK10 5JX United Kingdom
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Annual Exhibition with paintings for sale. Homemade refreshments available.

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