Fallowfield Community Choir

 

We’re an all-inclusive community choir with the aim of singing together for enjoyment. We are open to all, with no audition process, and welcome voices of all styles, abilities and backgrounds. Our choir represents the diversity of the Fallowfield area and beyond, and we sing a range of songs from golden oldies to modern hits, musical numbers to Christmas carols.

 

We rehearse every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7-8.30pm at The Place@Platt Lane.

 

Cost is £2 per rehearsal with the first taster session free. Email sarahhfrazer@gmail.com for more details.

Lego Club

Every Saturday 1pm to 2:30pm at The Place we need builders aged 5+!

Come along to design, create, have fun and meet new friends

Benefits of Lego Club

Teamwork and Communications

Patience and Organisational skills

Problem Solving and Lateral Thinking

Adventure and Experimenation

Fine Motor Skills Development

and Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Story Time

Every Thursday from 10.30 am to 11.30 am our wonderful story tellers transport parents and tots to magical places through stories suitable for babies and toddlers under 5 .

Chidren and parents are able to discover the love of stories and the joy of books while relaxing on comfy beanbags and enjoying the adventures of going on a bear hunt or finding out if you can tickle a tiger?

Sharing a story with your child is a chance for you to relax and spend time together. Even the youngest babies respond to songs, music and rhythm, and this helps to develop their language. Everyone is welcome – mums, dads, grandparents and carers. It’s a great way to meet and make new friends, and give your child a fantastic start in life at the same time!

There’s no need to book, just come along and join in.

It’s never too early to visit the library with your child

Our Storytime sessions take place in term-time only

Knit and Natter

As the name suggests this is a group for those who wish to come together to knit or do crafts in a group setting.

If the trust be told we natter a lot and knit a bit but there are lots of laughs and learning along the way.

We meet every Thursday from 1 pm till 3 pm

There is no charge so bring your knitting along and come and join us for the afternoon.

Forever Young

Forever young is a social group for anyone over 50.

We meet every Monday between 1pm and 3pm

Sometimes we will just have a chat, sometimes we will do crafts or have a game of bingo

One thing for sure we have great fun and catch up over a cup of tea.

We also organise occasional days out to the theatre or for a meal together.

If your feel like a bit of company feel free to come and join us, its free and we would love to see you

Girls Friendly

Welcome to GFS South Manchester

GFS South Manchester is a fun weekly group for girls, run by amazing women volunteers, who create a space where the girls know they can be themselves.

Every week, sessions have fun activities, including four sessions per term that are influenced what the girls say is most important to them. 

The games, crafts and activities at GFS South Manchester are fun and age appropriate ways to teach girls about themselves and others too.

Everyone is welcome at GFS South Manchester and being kind to one another is at the heart of our group – we all benefit so much from the friends we make here.

This group is not focused on formal achievement. There are no certificates, badges or levels to achieve. GFS is all about each girl growing as an individual and being proud of who she is.

If your daughter has an additional needs, we will always seek to accommodate them at GFS. Just let us know about them on the sign up form, and our volunteers will discuss them with you when they get in touch.

We cant wait to meet you and your daughter, more information on age, times and how to sign up can be found below! 

Age: Open to all girls in school years 3-9

Time: Every Thursday during term time, 5.45-7.15pm

Location: The Place at Platt Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7FB

Weekly fee: £2 (fee waiver available, more info here)

Sing Yourself To Better Health

‘Sing Yourself To Better Health’
Free singing and wellbeing sessions

What is involved:
Our FREE singing sessions take place weekly and last for two hours, with time included for refreshments and socialising. They are led by a professional musician and singing tutor who is also a wellbeing tutor, and they are very much about FUN. You will do some warm-up exercises (all whilst sat down) for the voice and general wellbeing before enjoying learning and singing popular songs from across the decades – from Elvis to Ed Sheeran, sea shanties to the swinging Sixties. These groups are NOT choirs, and you do not have to be a talented singer or have any experience of singing beyond your own living room to get involved and enjoy taking part. You also don’t have to be able to come every week – you can drop-in and out as your life allows.

What’s good about them:
Singing is scientifically proven to help you both mentally and physically, and our tutor creates a welcoming and friendly environment that will help to improve your singing skills as well as your breathing and physical stamina. Most importantly, the groups are very welcoming and you will make new friends, and possibly eat too many biscuits, whilst improving your general wellbeing by escaping the stresses and strains of modern life for a couple of hours.
What sort of people go:
The sessions are attended by people of all ages and backgrounds from the local area. Some people have sung with others before, and some have not. You will never be singled-out and asked to sing alone. You can sing as loudly or quietly as you want, mime or just sit and listen.
How much does it cost:
The sessions are completely FREE of charge and include free refreshments as well.

Where and when are they:
The Place at Fallowfield Old Library, Tuesdays 10.30am-12.30pm
St Andrew’s Church, Wythenshawe, Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm
(Sessions do not usually take place during the school holidays.)

Fallowfield and Withington Foodbank.

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
We parter with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
We work closely in Partnership with the Place at Platt Lane to deliver this service on Wednesday evening from 17.00 to 18.00
You can contact us via
Phone us
07411 077654

Job Club

Employment and Skills
One Manchester deliver Employment and Skills help at the Place.
Whether you’re just starting out in your career, currently unemployed, wanting to change career, or are looking to get back into work after a career break, One Manchester can help. They work with a wide range of people aged 16 and over, whatever stage they are on their employment and career journey.
They offer a dedicated one-to-one employment support service to help you find employment that meets your needs.
The team offers support in a range of areas including CV writing, job searching, job application writing, finding work placements and volunteering opportunities, interview preparation, confidence building, and help finding and completing training programmes. As part of the employment and skills service, you will benefit from support from One Manchester’s  friendly Employment Mentors who will work with you to achieve your career goals. All  Employment Mentors are qualified to deliver accredited training and advice, and they have lots of experience in employability advice and guidance.
You can drop in to see us any Tuesday between 10.00 am and 14.00 pm
or
you can make an appointment to see us on a Thursday between 10.00 am and 14.00 pm by calling  0161 227 3744 and asking for a Job assistance appointment.
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