(covering SK1, SK2 and SK3)

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unveiling of ‘the story of the a6’ artwork

This Saturday, the 22nd July, between the hours of 1pm and 3.30pm, Stockport Central Library are unveiling the ‘story of the A6’ artwork. It is a series of artworks which celebrate Stockport’s history and heritage, through illustrations, literature and stories, all hand picked from the library. There are also cakes and drinks on offer, as well as children’s activities.

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Stockport Centre section of the A6 due to close soon for 12 week’s!

This will potentially be terrible news for some… a major part of the A6 will be closed from July 24th for 12 weeks as essential repairs are being done to the bridge below. The area in question runs between Exchange Street (Near the Garrick Theatre) and Heaton Lane, with both lanes permanently shut throughout this time. You might want to start researching alternative routes!

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Buy to Let Investment Property of the Month

This months Buy to Let Investment property is located close by to Stockport Town Centre on Gill Street in SK1. The double extended semi-detached property boasts four bedrooms and sits on a generous corner plot. We estimate a monthly rental income of £850 which, based on paying the current asking price of £169,950, creates a yield of 6%.

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Beyond Baked Beans Cooking Club (for 2-5 year olds)

Struggling for things to do with your kids? I may have the answer. Walthew House in Shaw Heath are hosting Little Chefs cooking classes every Friday between 16.15pm and 17.15pm. The classes are for children aged between 2 and 5, and their parents, where you can explore a varied range of different recipe’s. You can pay per class at £9.50 or there is a monthly rate of £7.50 per session.

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Free Business Class to be held at Stockport Library

On Monday 26th June between 18.30pm and 20.00pm, Stockport Library are hosting a free business class. Wendy Breakell from Break In to Business will be running the class which is aimed at people who want to be self employed but don’t know which area of work to best hone their skills. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

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The Fairey Band return to The Plaza this weekend

The Fairey Band return to their home town at the Plaza this June and their programme will include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which combines the bands technical prowess with spectacular cannon effects. Founded in 1937, the band have had great success, including being crowned champions 16 times at the British Open. It will be a great day for any music fans out there.

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the simon & garfunkel story comes to the plaza

Following on from it’s sold out tour on London’s West End, the hugely popular Simon & Garfunkel Story is coming to the Stockport Plaza on May 31st. Starting at 19.30pm, the 50th anniversary celebration includes a full band as they celebrate the fascinating lives and numerous hits from one of the greatest musical duo’s of all time.

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the chinese state circus are coming to town

The incomparable Chinese State Circus are playing at Torkington Park, Hazel Grove, on Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th May, in a fully heated big top venue. The show, which has wowed audiences for over 2,000 years, is a breath taking one which must be seen to be believed, and can be enjoyed by all the family. Tickets start at £10 and go up to £28 for the ringside seats. For information on tickets.

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mad hatters art and crafts club for 2-5 year olds

This is an action packed arts and crafts session aimed at children aged between 2 and 5, with an emphasis on having fun. The session is taking place at the Hat Works in Wellington Mill on Friday 26th May between the hours of 10am and 12noon. Entry is £6 per child with up to two accompanying adults allowed in for free, and remember, they advise to ‘dress to get messy’!

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stagecoach to become stockport exchanges biggest occupant

More great news for Stockport Exchange came in last week when it was announced that Stagecoach will be moving their head offices there. They have signed a 15 year lease on three floors of the fantastic new development, which takes it close to it’s full capacity, following the confirmation that Cafelito will be occupying the remainder of the ground floor, next to Sainsbury’s. It’s really starting to take shape!

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