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Congleton Carnival Procession 2016
Took place on Saturday 16th July 2016 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Congleton Town Hall
Celebrated its 150th anniversary in July

Tour of Britain cycle race

Took place between 4th and 11th September 2016. Stage 3 was on Tuesday 6th September, and was between Congleton and Tatton Park.

The town hosted many cycling celebrities. It was a very exciting day.

Find out more about the event by checking the link cheshiretourofbritain.co.uk
The Tour of Britain website is at: www.tourofbritain.co.uk

Arc in the Park
was in Congleton Park on August 21st, supporting the RSPCA event

Alternative – Congleton Contemporary Arts Weekend
28 April – May 1st 2016
Watch this space................................

Every Step Counts

Your Steps did Count! Congleton Community Projects is part of Team Congleton, which pulled together a community-wide walking campaign in July. Lots of groups - such as schools, sports groups , doctors surgeries and businesses pledged their support and thanks to everyone who took part in the Challenge. Walking is a gentle form of exercise and has been proven to improve mental and physical health and it is hoped that walking habits formed will continue. Team Congleton are also working with others to improve and promote healthier walking routes in and around the town.

WW1 Commemorations

CCP was involved in the group planning activities and events for the 100 year commemoration of World War 1 from 2014 - 2018 Among the projects CCP organised was a Rural Touring Theatre Production – Silent Night – on November 15th at the New Life Church.

Congleton Community Projects organised a performance of the production Silent Night by the excellent Theatre in the Quarter Company based in Chester. It was performed at the New Life Church on Saturday 15th November at 7.30 and was part of the programme of events for the commemoration of WW1 in Congleton. We also encouraged people to wear costumes of the era if they wished put up any displays of work that school may have done in projects about WW1

To discuss any of these ideas please contact me on 07833 742200 or email jo@congletoncommunityprojects.org The production Over by Christmas performed at Congleton Station was very well received and also performed by Theatre in the Quarter


Theatre in the Quarter presents
SILENT NIGHT
A play with music. Written by Helen Newall. Original music by Matt Baker.

It’s the evening of 24 December 1914 on the Western Front. Along the miles of trenches, wet and freezing men face each other in stalemate. Then, over the temporary halt in gunfire, voices from both sides of No Man’s Land begin to talk, sing and break the silent night...

At once moving and entertaining, Silent Night tells the incredible story of the Christmas Eve truce of 1914, through the experiences of a group of Cheshire soldiers and the families they left behind. Against a backdrop of archive images, original music and popular songs from the era, Silent Night vividly portrays events surrounding the historic moment when the guns stopped.

‘Heart-warming... innovative theatre at its best’
Chester Chronicle

Presented as part of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary project.

Christmas Lights Switch-on 2014 Friday 28th November 4.00pm-7.00pm – click here for more information

Team Congleton
– Congleton’s Olympic Anthem - part of the team organising Congleton’s Olympic celebrations. CCP was responsible for organising the creation of an anthem for the town. Music director Matt Baker led a day’s workshop for 13 young people mostly from Eaton Bank school who devised the words and the music for the anthem know as Shout it out Loud www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dLBL3_ZL74 .and see the words on www.congleton-tc.gov.uk/community/team-congleton/a-celebration-song-for-congleton/

The anthem has been played at Olympic style events taking place across Congleton and Team Congleton has also provided a podium and special Congleton Olympic medals for the events.

Congleton Food and Drink Festival 2014

The town centre was transformed once again into a thriving food market with 100 stalls selling a mouth-watering range of top quality local produce and global street food. A handpicked selection of brand new producers joined our regulars, with plenty of firm Congleton favourites making a welcome return for the Festival’s sixth year.

For latest news and pictures of the last Food and Drink Festival please visit www.foodanddrinkfestival.net

Bearmania - a fabulous project to create a bear trail through Congleton similar to the Rhino trail and Cow trail in other cities. We are the smallest town to ever attempt such a project. The idea was hatched by Head teacher, Sandie Isherwood from Marlfields school and members of the Youth Council as a perfect project to bring schools, local community groups (including Congleton Community Projects), and businesses together in a common aim. A lot went on with this event so go to www.mybeartown.co.uk and find out all about it.

The Banner Bonanza
The Banner Bonanza Project was funded by an Awards 4 All Lottery grant and organised by Congleton Community Projects. Local environmental artist Jacki Clark and other local artists held workshops in ten of our local schools, Carter House and Visyon creating the colourful fun banners that now decorate the town.



The theme of the project was healthy eating and healthy living and after a discussion and fun activities around the topics the children devised designs onto plastic carrier bags which were then ironed on to pond netting measuring 12' x 3'. The banners were then decorated with ribbon and plastic knives and forks. Plastic pond netting was used to allow the wind to blow easily though the banners.

Congleton Now
Ever wanted to climb a mountain, deep-sea dive, start oil painting or singing or dancing? Just moved to Congleton and looking for activities for your kids to join in with? On your own and looking for social events to go to and meet people?...and much more

Thats what the Congleton Now event in Congleton Town Hall on Saturday April 2nd from 9.30-2.30 was all about.

It featured Local clubs, charities and voluntary organisations, Town Council, Congleton Partnership and Museum had stalls and exhibition space. Plus there was a programme of workshops and drop-in sessions, family fun activities, exhibitions and Town Hall Tours.