Diary updated on 20/03/2018
Updated on 20/03/2018


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Development of the web site will continue over the next few months, so if you have any comments, suggestions, requests or questions please email the Photographs of the local area or events are especially welcome.

• Latest News •

Poppies St Philip's Church - 150 years

Poppies at St Philips

1918 - 2018

To mark the centenary of the first Armistice Day, we want to fill our churchyard at St Philip’s with 3000 poppies (approximately one for each person in the parish). These will be displayed in July when we celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary, and then again in November to mark Remembrance Sunday. Can you knit, crochet or otherwise create poppies that are (approximately) 10cm diameter, which we will either fix to 30 cm sticks (you can supply these as well, if you prefer) or attach to netting. Can you ask family, friends, your club or group, to participate, to mark this very special anniversary year?

For more information, or for a pattern, please speak to Jo Mackriell (email: jo29@mackriell.me.uk tel 01829 752639).

Posted 12th February 2018

• Upcoming Events •

Sam Brady Poster


Sam Brady Poster
KADRAS and CRTA present


Award winning storyteller and failed Buddhist monk, Sam Brady,

performs two one-man shows in a single evening.

Kelsall Community Centre, Saturday 24th March
Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 pm start.


Written and performed by Sam Brady

This funny, heart -warming one-man show tells the true story of Sam's journey from businessman to Buddhist monk to single parent.

Things That I Say When I Don't Say I Love You

Witten and performed by Sam Brady, Directed by Hannah Banister

When Tommy is diagnosed with Alzheimers, his son, Ian and his wayward son agree to help him fulfil his life's dream to restore a classic car. But amid stripped engines, rusted metal and frayed tempers, the three men discover that piecing together the past can have unexpected consequences. A warm and uplifting one man play.

"Sam Brady's life has taken many twists and turns...but somehow he manages to find humour in the most difficult situations." Matthew Bannister BBC Radio 4.

"Life presented in its true form with highs and lows and much self-deprecating laughter throughout...Go see for yourself and maybe feel a little less cynical about life." Broadway Baby.

Tickets £10 from Jim Struthers 01829 751031 or jim.struthers2@gmail.com

Please bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles.

Flicks in the Sticks - Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Flicks in the Sticks - "Murder on the Orient Express (2017)"

Friday 6th April 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

Director Kenneth Branagh.

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer

Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752548

Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.

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Litter Pick


Saturday, 14th April - Meet at Village Green Car Park at 10am


Flicks in the Sticks - Breathe

Flicks in the Sticks - "Breathe"

Friday 4th May 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

BREATHE is based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish's own parents. It is an inspirational and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it's your last. Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio whilst in Africa in 1958. Against all advice, Robin's wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life.

Starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville

Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752548

Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.

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Chester Folk Festival

Friday 25th – Monday 28th May 2018

This year's festival will take place as always over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and features a varied line-up of some of the best performers on the current folk scene.


Tickets are available for afternoons, evenings or for the whole weekend. Admission is free to all workshops, sessions, displays, children's events and to the craft fair.

For more information, programme of events and ticket prices, see the website at www.chesterfolk.org.uk.

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Kelsall Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, 2nd June - Kelsall Green from 9.30

Kelsall Garden Club Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, 2nd June on Kelsall Green from 9.30 to 11.30. Plants for sale are all grown by club members and monies raised go towards the club and its activities. So if you have any gaps in your borders or your veg plot then come along and get something that is really "homegrown".


The 10th Kelsall Beer Festival

The 10th Kelsall Beer Festival

Friday 9th and
Saturday 10th November 2018
Community Centre

Save the date...

If any companies are interested in sponsoring the festival, or anyone would like to volunteer, please contact us via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kelsallbeerfestival

• Notices •

St Philip's Church - 150 years

St Philip's Church Lounge

St Philip's Church Lounge is now available for hire to small groups. The Lounge has recently been refurbished and is a pleasant meeting place for up to 40 people.

For further details or to make a booking, please contact Heather Leather on 01829 752558 or email hleather16@gmail.com

Posted 20th March 2018
Whitegate Daffodil Farm - Open Days & Walks


Whitegate Daffodil Farm - Open Days & Walks
Macmillan Cancer Support

Whitegate Daffodil Farm - Open Days & Walks

March 28th - April 8th 2018 10.00am - 4.00pm

A unique day out in the beautiful Cheshire countryside in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more information visit www.daffodilwalks.com.

Bookings: email gjackson58@talktalk.net or call 01606 889380.

Entrance Fee: Adults £2.00 Children £1.00 (Refreshments available).

Foxwist Green Farm, Whitegate, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 2BJ.

Guided tours daily at 10.30am (Booking Required). Cost £5.00 which includes entrance fee and refreshments.

Physiotherapy led Pilates

Pilates Classes

New Physiotherapy led Pilates Classes with Sarah Lloyd a Chartered Physiotherapist (CSP) and HCPC registered professional will be starting on Monday's from 9th April 2018 at Kelsall Methodist Church. Classes will run at 6:15pm and 7:15pm.

All levels catered for from beginners to advanced. No previous experience of Pilates required.

For more information please contact Sarah. Mobile: 07813297757,
email: sarah.lloyd-pilates@hotmail.com or Facebook: www.fb.me/kelsallpilates.


Kelsall Medical Centre

We need your help to make
Kelsall's new Medical Centre a reality.

It has finally been agreed that Kelsall Medical Centre will be relocated into a new purpose built medical practice, which will be located on land behind the new Morris Dancer. This is envisaged to be completed in 2020.

The Doctors are keen that the new Medical Centre contains a Community Space, which will be used for medically related activities such as diabetic, age concern and young mum groups. They also want a place to encourage people to meet in order to address the growing problem of social isolation in sections of our community. Therefore the space will also be used daily as a Community Café, which will be run by volunteers.

Whereas the Medical Centre is already funded, the Doctors have asked if the village can raise the money to pay for the community space. The figure that is needed is £130,000.

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) has been tasked with running this fund raising effort.

This is a great opportunity to get Kelsall a fantastic facility but the PPG needs your help to make it happen. We need volunteers who have experience and enthusiasm to contribute ideas and practical assistance.

If you would like to join the team please contact us at:

Email: kelsallppg@gmail.com

Caroline Stein 751308

Michele Grant 752778

Humphrey Claxton 752905

Or visit our website www.kelsallmedicalcentre-­patientgroup.org

Posted 24th January 2018
Arthritis Care Arthritis Research UK

Come along to the Tattenhall Chronic Pain

and Fatigue Support Group

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
10am - 12am
Barbour Institute, High Street, Tattenhall, CH3 9PX

You are not alone, a very warm welcome awaits you. Refreshments available, hugs and information. Come along to share experiences.

For more information about the Group and to register interest in coming, please contact Sarah: cheshireacpfsg@gmail.com

Full details available here: Tattenhall Chronic Pain and Fatigue Support Group

OPAL - Older People Active Lives

Great News OPAL GoOnLine is returning to Kelsall

Starting Tuesday 13th February at The Royal Oak, 10am to 12noon

We are thrilled to be back at The Royal Oak an excellent venue for our free service for carers, or anyone over 60 years of age.

So if you lack confidence or just need a little help in using your laptop, tablet or mobile phone pop along and get one to one support from one of our experienced volunteers.

The sessions will run on alternate Tuesdays 10 am to 12 mid-day on February 13th & 27th and March 13th & 27th.

For further details see the OPAL GoOnLine website here: www.opalservices.org.uk

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St. Philips Church, Kelsall

150th Anniversary

2018 Photography Exhibition and Competition

"Through the Seasons in Kelsall

(and surrounding area)"

Adults and Childrens classes — 13 winning photographs will be chosen for a 2019 village calendar.

Prizes for the winners!

Photographs need not be recent and do not need to be digital - dig out some old snaps that fit the bill.

Photographs of the village welcomed for exhibition only (no entry fee) in addition to or instead of competition entries.

Entry forms available from 1st December at the Firs Veterinary Centre, local shops, St. Philip’s Church (generally open 10-4 daily), Kelsall Village website and St. Philip’s Church website www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk.

Entries to be received by Friday 10th August 2018.

Full rules and entry form for the competition can be found here: 2018 Calendar Competition and Photographic Exhibition - Rules and Entry Form

A photography exhibition and voting for entries by the public will take place on Saturday 8th Sept, 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Sunday 9th Sept 12noon - 4:00pm at St. Philip’s Church Lounge with afternoon teas available.

Cheshire Primary Winner 2016/17 - Milo Forster


Cheshire Primary Winner 2016/17 - Milo Forster

dot-art Schools announces new exhibition venue
for Cheshire's inter-school art competition!

dot-art Schools is delighted to announce Chester's new culture hub Storyhouse as the exhibition venue for the second year of our inter-school art competition across Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington.

dot-art Schools is currently welcoming applications from schools in Cheshire and Warrington to showcase the artistic skills of their Year 5 and Year 9 students. Registration is open until Christmas for mainstream and Special Educational Needs schools, both primary and secondary, to take part in the highly anticipated 2017/2018 art competition.

Storyhouse is Chester's brand new £37m theatre, library and restored 1930's cinema and will be proudly hosting the public exhibition of leading entries from Cheshire's dot-art School competition. The annual competition entries can be of any theme and will be shortlisted by noted arts professionals, culminating in a public exhibition with winners selected by an online public vote. A prestigious award ceremony is hosted for students and their families where the overall winners and runners up are chosen by a special guest judge.

Read more in the attached release: Press Release

Posted 19th November 2017
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The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas

Kadras has kindly allowed the full text of the book 'The Story of Kelsall' by Elspeth Thomas (with illustrations by Anne Saul) to be made available on the website. The book is in a text searchable pdf format. Click the link below to have a read of this fabulous resource.

The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas