Latest news

Annual fundraising lunch announced

The Saddleworth Concerts Society is holding its Annual Fundraising Lunch at the White Hart, Lydgate on Sunday 18th March 2018.

Entertainment will be by 'Etta' which is a lively, versatile and experienced piano and saxophone duo based in Manchester, with a diverse repertoire. Emily Owen (piano) and Hannah Corcoran (saxophone) specialise in performing pop and jazz music for any event or function with the utmost professionalism and taste. Both musicians are in their third year of study at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), where they met. They also perform together as part of Manchester's Smudge Big Band.

Price £33.00. Further information and booking details by phone from Brenda Roberts on 01457 875917 or Lynne Edge on 01457 872429 & Marion Deighton on 01457 874296

Brenda Roberts, January 22, 2018,


Annual lunch success

The Saddleworth Concerts Society again held its Annual Fundraising Lunch at the White Hart, Lydgate on Sunday 19th March 2017.

We were splendidly entertained by the Reul Duo with Cressida McKay Frith on flute and Steaphanaidh Chaimbeul on harp. They gave a varied programme:

Entr'acte, by Jacques Ibert
Moon River, by Henry Mancini, arranged by Steaphanaidh and Cressida
Danse Lente, by Joseph Jongen
Traditional Gaelic Melody, arranged by Steaphanaidh and Cressida
Histoire du Tango, by Astor Piazzolla: Café 1930 & Bordello 1900
Fields of Gold, by Sting, arranged by Steaphanaidh and Cressida
Argues, by Bernard Andres, movements 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7
Paquito, by Andy Scott

Duo Reul appeared by kind permission of the RNCM.

Geoffrey Roberts, January 22, 2018,


Felicitations to you all

Hello I’m Felicity. I am excited to be taking part in this Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Murder Mystery.

Married for many years to her husband, Giles and with daughter, Lucy, yet to leave home at the tender age of 36, I enjoy the challenge and escapism which I find in my acting pursuits. My other hobbies include macrame and writing to the Queen. I am yet to receive a reply.

I hope you will enjoy this production and feel sure that you will leave the theatre wanting more from the Farndale girls in the future.

Felicity, January 19, 2018,


Happy sleuthing!

Hello I’m Thelma. As a founder member of FAHETGDS - and I do take exception to the acronym Fatheads!- I am always excited by our annual production and this year, we have excelled, as I'm sure you'll all agree.

Playing the leading role is a challenge, as always, but one to which I am delighted to rise, based on my extensive experience. I trained at the Trixie Tappy Toes School of Dance and Drama, so am really semi-professional. My past roles have always stretched me, most especially my portrayal of Macbeth, to great acclaim, last year, and I am hoping to next year to give a seminal performance as Hamlet.

In the meantime, I know you will be 'knocked out' by our Murder Mystery, and look forward to receiving your acclaimation and congratulations in the bar after the show. Happy sleuthing.

Thelma, January 18, 2018,


I do what I am told

My name is Gordon and I am Stage Manager for the forthcoming ‘Farndale Murder Mystery’.

I have been asked to write this ‘bog’ as apparently it helps bookings and is cheap advertising; and to give some background information about myself (although why anybody would want to know about me is beyond comprehension).

I got involved (actually dragged in kicking and screaming) with the ‘Farndale Avenue Womens Guild’ as they thought it would widen my social circle (currently limited to my two Persians ‘Kit’ and ‘Kat’).

Although I do have other hobbies (active member of the local ‘Origami’ group and ‘Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates)’ I know that’s a surprise!

My role as Stage Manager is to do as I am told; understandable as all the other members are female.

Please join us at ‘The Millgate Arts Centre’, Delph; the show is running from Saturday 27th January until Saturday 3rd February, 2018.

I believe it is extremely good and the acting superb! – but what do I know – I have never been to see a play!

Gordon, January 17, 2018,