What's On North West

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dommy B’s Best Adventure Ever!

Tuesday October 26th 2021

11.00am and 2.00pm

Venue: Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN

Find out more and book your place here or call 0161 342 4144

Details: Big Imaginations regular and CBeebies 'Rhyme Rocket' poet Dommy B goes back on tour with 'Dommy B's Best Adventure Ever!', a fantastically fun show for children 5+ and their families.


Dommy B's Best Adventure Ever! is an engaging and hilarious show full of rhymes, silliness, and a lot of joining in, as the audience help Dommy B embark on his greatest challenge yet!


Welcome to a normal, everyday primary school. The children here have the same worries as any children in any primary school would have... dealing with task-setting teachers, horrible homework, scary school bullies... plus, of course, magic-casting goblins and smelly dragons! How does anyone even just get safely through to the end of the day?


The audience will guide the action as Dommy B improvises around their suggestions, creating a whole fantastical world on stage with only his words and imagination.


Dommy B's charming shows have toured around theatres, festivals and schools nationally and world-wide, delighting children and presenting them with lovable, accessible poetry.


Dommy B says, “I love performing kid’s shows because children make the best audiences! As well as loads of fun, I’m hoping to offer my audiences a really good experience of poetry, so that they’ll see that it’s not boring, or something that you’ve got to be a grown up to understand and enjoy. It’s something everyone can join in with, and most importantly have a great time listening to!”


Suitable for ages 5 plus and their grown-ups

Tickets £3.50 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).*


Presented by Ri Ri’s Dance Academy

Wednesday October 27th 2021

Venue: Astley Cheetham Gallery, Trinity St, Stalybridge, SK15 2BN

Find out more and book your place, or call 0161 342 4144


Details: Who would have thought a kite festival could change your life?

It certainly came as a surprise to Sue whose magical journey into a classic Indian tale dating back hundreds of years revealed as much about herself as about historic Indian culture. She is amazed to find that she has more in common with the goddess Sita, than she would have thought.

Sue & Sita uses puppetry, shadow theatre, and dance to celebrate identity and heritage.

Suitable for ages 8 plus and their grown-ups

Tickets £3.50 per child, accompanying adult free (max 1 per child).*



Witches, Wizards & Wands

Thursday 28th October

11:00am - 3:00pm

Venue: Near to the Playground, Cheetham Park, Stalybridge, SK15 2JR Find out more here



Details: Take part in our wizard training, make your own spooky potion decorate a magical wand and toast a yummy spooky snack on the campfire.



Druids of Droylsden

Saturday 23rd October (11:00am - 2:00pm) Thursday 28th October (10:00am - 12:00pm) Friday 29th October (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Venue: Droylsden Library, Manchester Rd, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6EP Find out more here

Details: Come meet the druids at Droylsden library and help them search for the missing pages by taking a trip around the town centre on an interactive treasure hunt featuring artwork produced by children from Manchester Road and Greenside Primary Schools. The treasure hunt will run from 23rd October for the October half term holidays and can be collected from Droylsden Library during opening hours. If you can solve the clues and find all the pages, we all just might make it through Halloween!

Lancashire County Council

The Miniature Library

Monday 25th October

11.00am and 1:00pm Free Admittance

Venue: Longridge Library, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3JA

Find out more here


What’s the smallest book you can think of? Who would you read it with? More than 200 years ago, John Marshall created The Infant's Library, to help children learn by reading little books to their dolls. These books measure 57mm high and 47mm wide – around the same length as a mouse’s tail! The very first work author Charlotte Brontë created was a miniature book containing a short story written for her baby sister Anne. Queen Mary's dolls’ house library contains nearly 600 books, handwritten by famous writers such as the author of Winnie-the-Pooh, A A Milne, and James Barrie, who wrote Peter Pan.


Now it’s your turn to make a miniature book for your toys! What would you like to read to them? A bedtime story? Would it be a pirate adventure, a fairy tale or a soothing lullaby? Would it be a factual book about other countries and cultures, about the universe, about life at the bottom of the ocean or about a famous period of history such as Ancient Egypt or the Fire of London? It could be a graphic novel, a recipe book, a sketchbook, a schoolbook to help your toys learn about the world, a book to write music in, or perhaps a simple ABC.

Bug Bingo

Tuesday 26th October

3:00pm - 4:00pm Venue: Longridge Library, Berry Lane, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3JA

Find out more and book your place here


Discover all kinds of insects – from the giant hawker dragonfly to the kissing bug and the orchid bee to the sacred scarab – mark them off on your card and BINGO! Enormous (and sneakily educational) fun for all the family.