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26th Nov It might have been wet, windy and biting cold but good crowds came out to support the official Droylsden Christmas lights switch-on yesterday. Attractions included a lantern parade, snow globe and fairground, the Tameside Huskies, giant characters plus plenty of festive food and cheer – and of course a chance to meet Santa. Organised by […]
26th Nov The crowds braved the cold, wet, sleet and snow for Hyde’s official Christmas lights switch on yesterday. The day-long event had been four months in the planning with the Hyde Community Events team and partners joining forces to bring a spectacle of acts and entertainment to the town for everyone. This year’s event coincided with […]
25th Nov Hundreds have been braving the cold this evening to bring the huge carnival inspired Mossley lantern parade to life. Building on the success of last year’s nocturnal cavalcade, Mossley Light Festival has returned to warm the hearts of all those taking part and watching. This year’s theme is ‘A Tale of Two Giants’ and tells the story of the […]
25th Nov Tameside Christmas Markets are off to a flying start following their official launch yesterday with the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman joining Father Christmas to help get the markets underway. Free rides on the helter skelter are just one of the many festive thrills in store following the opening of the markets this […]
25th Nov The Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal officially launched today at the Tameside Christmas Markets in Ashton – with Father Christmas himself arriving to help out. The launch was aired live earlier today on Tameside Radio. Local businesses have once again pledged their support kindly acting as drop off points for the collection of new toys especially […]
23rd Nov Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal will be officially launched at the Tameside Christmas Market in Ashton this Saturday – and everyone is welcome. Tameside Radio will be reporting live from the launch as we join forces with Tameside 4 Good, Tameside Rotary and Tameside Council to collect as many new toys as possible for children in […]
21st Nov Hyde Spectacular Christmas Lights Switch-on will be staged on Saturday following four months of careful planning by the Hyde Community Events team. This year’s event, which coincides with the Christmas themed Artisan Market will provide a full day of fun, family entertainment featuring more than 15 variety acts that will perform throughout the day from […]
19th Nov The legendary Black Knight led a stunning line up of more than 350 lanterns at the Tameside Winter Carnival in Ashton on Saturday as thousand flocked to enjoy the spectacle. More than 3,500 people attended the event which brought the streets alive with local folklore tales, including Ralph de Ashton, the maleficent Black Knight who cast […]
17th Nov Denton West Amateur Dramatic Society are bringing their latest production to the stage this week. The group is putting on the Ray Cooney 1990 classic ‘Out of Order’ – one of the playwright’s best loved offerings. The professional production came to the Opera House in Manchester  earlier this year, with a well known TV cast […]
11th Nov Remembrance Sunday will have an extra poignancy this year making as it does the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchaendale. Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, it has come to epitomise the true horror of the First World War with catastrophic casualties suffered on both sides as heavy rain turned the fighting […]