Civic Trust talks – September 2017 – March 2018

Regular talks given in the Edna Rose room, Tarvin Community Centre  – Monthly, Tuesdays at 8:00pm

Payment of a small fee can be made on the night or £15pa

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Tuesday 26th September    The Poulton Research Project – Kevin Cootes

Tuesday 24th October          Chester Celebrates – David Cummings

Tuesday 12th December      Rural Life – Britain on Film


Tuesday 16th January         Conservation Along the River – David Rowlands

Tuesday 13th February       Exploring Family History – David Guyton

Tuesday 27th March            AGM followed by ‘She’s Airborne. She Flies! – Concorde – Gordon Bartley


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Ladies Fashion Event

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As they themselves say:

“Chameleon Style offers a selection of Ladies clothing, jewellery and accessories and use a variety of size and shape models to show how the clothes fit different shapes and ages.  We sell ladies tops, trousers and dresses in a variety of materials and styles at excellent prices.


We like to show during our catwalk how you might like to accessorise with jewellery and scarves and also take outfits from day to evening wear, informal to formal.

Our clothing pricing for clothing collections range between £8 and £40, our costume jewellry from £4 to £25 and our scarves from £8 to £15. This Autumn Winter we are also offering a new range of POM sterling silver jewellry.”

Tickets for the evening are £8 each including a glass of Prosecco and entrance will be by ticket only. They will be available from the Post Office soon but can be bought online now at  Chameleon Style offer such evenings to raise money for good causes, and the Community Centre is delighted that this time they will be the beneficiaries. The contract for the building of the storage shed has just been signed so the receipts from the evening will be put to immediate, effective use.

The fashions presented will be the latest arrivals for autumn, and with a wide selection of accessories available to purchase as well, everyone will be able to leave with a complete outfit or two for the new season. All that…and a glass of Prosecco as well… the bargain of the season!

For more details go to

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Bronte Classic comes to the Community Centre

The Community Centre is delighted to announce that their autumn theatre production will now be “Wuthering Heights” which will be on stage on Saturday November 18th at 7.30 pm.

The play has been created by Hot Buckle Theatre Productions, a Shropshire based company that specialises in adaptations of classic stories. They are veterans of the rural touring network and will be coming to Tarvin after an October tour throughout Ireland.

Sue Hardacre said “This is a change from what we had originally planned. Our first choice from the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts menu was a Dickens ghost story but the company offering the play did not get their Arts Council funding. This left CRTA with the problem of getting substitutes to offer promoters, and we are very, very pleased with the alternative”

The play uses four actors to weave the complex tapestry of this inter-generational love story. The performance will be full length with an interval and is more than likely to be performed on the stage.  Sue says, “It is a pleasure to be offering a solid piece of theatre which will use all the imagination and talents of the writer, director and actors to draw us into Emily Bronte’s dramatic and highly-charged world of doomed love.”

Tickets for the performance will be £10 for adults and, because the play may well appeal to a younger audience as well, tickets at £7 will be offered for those under 16. The performance is rated as suitable for 11+.

Tickets will be available from the Post Office in due course but for those who like to get their autumn diary in good shape early, they are available to purchase on line at


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Regular Activities

We have a number of regular, community-based activities that everyone to take part in.
See the booking and availability calendar for an up to date schedule of events/activities.

Tarvin Library is open every Tuesday 12:00 Noon – 7:00p.m.
and every Thursday 1:30p.m – 5:00p.m.

Email: libraries@cheshirewestandchester.


Flower Club
For all levels of ability. Our motto is: Fun and friendship through flowers. For details, contact and programme . . . . Read More

Slimming World
Nationally popular weight loss method. Fun to do and members share their experiences, recipes and strategies.
Members actual weight is treated confidentially.
It really works! . . . . Read More

Term time only . . . . Read More

Rugby Tots
Specilised motor-skills development classes for 2 – 7 year-olds. . . . Read More

Zumba Fitness
Upbeat and fun fitness class for all levels. . . . Read More

Zumba Gold
Zumba fun for the young at heart. . . .Read More

Tarvin W.I.
Tarvin’s branch meets for all manner of activities. . . . Read More

Tarvin Toddlers
Tarvin playgroup for babies and toddlers. . . . Read More

Tarvin Civic Trust
Voices the concerns of local residents about the built environment of Tarvin Village and its Conservation Area. . . . Read More

Cash bingo every Thursday. . . . Read More

Tarvin Gardening Club – (Horticultural Show in August)
Talks on garden related topics and trips to gardens and places of interest…Read More

Cheshire Pilates and Physio
2 classes weekly. Progressive exercise using modified Pilates method to improve strength. . . Read More

Tai Chi
Deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. An ancient form of Martial Art practised the world over and recognised for its healthy benefits. . . .
Read More


Rucks of Fun
Musical activity for little ones
The first class starts at 9:30 – 10:00, the second at 10:15 – 11:00 on a Thursday morning.
Booking essential as places are limited. . . .Read More


More details:

 Flower Club
Affiliated to NAFAS
(National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies)

If you have never visited a Flower Club before, please join us for an evening to watch a highly skilled flower arranger demonstrate their art and amuse you with their wit and repartee. All arrangements are raffled, so you may even take one home with you. Watch out for posters around the village. Visitors are always very welcome, so just turn up.

You do not have to be a flower arranger to join us — many of our members come along solely to be entertained. However, if you wish to learn we can point you in the right direction for classes at all levels, and opportunities to take part in competitive work. The club is affiliated to NAFAS  which opens up further opportunities for club members to join in activities across Cheshire and the rest of the UK.

Second Wednesday of each month except August and December. 7:30pm

Contact: Merryn 01829 740832
June      01829 740473

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Slimming World
Slimming World’s members follow a ‘Food Optimising’ eating plan, take moderate activity through its ‘Body Magic’ programme, and have group support through shared experience with other slimmers to encourage behaviour change, called IMAGE Therapy. Slimming World’s eating plan is based on the science of satiety (the satisfying qualities of food) and energy density. Foods that satisfy the appetite and are low in energy density, such as fruit and vegetables, pasta, potatoes, fish and lean meat, are called ‘Free Foods’ and can be eaten without weighing, counting or measuring. Foods which are often banned on other weight-loss plans, are allowed within Food Optimising, and these are controlled by a “Syns” counting system.

Each session lasts approximately an hour

Every Wednesday morning 9:30
Wednesday afternoon 17:00   
Wednesday evening 19:00

Contact: Vicki 07568 070068

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Tuesday afternoon, term time only 15:30 – 18:00

Janice Anderson School of Dance

Contact: Jennie Donnachie  07734853336

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Rugby Tots
Busy Mum or Dad? Want something new to keep your ‘little ones’ active and develop new skills at the same time?Rugby Tots is the UK’s first play programme for 2 – 7 years olds, which focuses upon developing your child’s motor skills.
With sessions open to everyone, our DBS approved, first –aid qualified and fully trained coaches work hard to implement fun-filled games and programmes aimed at improving general ball skills, hand-to-eye coordination, balance, agility and social skills. Popular with both girls and boys of all ages.

Classes are age group specific:
2yrs – 3.5yrs/3yrs – 5yrs/5yrs – 7yrs

09:30 – Saturdays Term time
Contact: 0845 313 3254

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Zumba Fitness Class
Latin style dance aerobics.All fitness levels welcome!! £4 a class

Mondays 19:15 – 20:15

Contact: Nikki Goodrich

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Zumba Gold
Latin style dance aerobics for the young at heart. Dance party workout that moves at your pace. Good Fun, good exercise to music in the company of others. £5 a class

Mondays 10:00 – 11:00

Contact: Mari Santos Taylor 01948 820402/0750 1373426

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Tarvin WI
Woman’s Institute – a national body of women whose theme is to Inspire Women. Monthly meetings held where speakers are invited on various topics.During the meeting planned  outings are announced such as Theatre Visits, Garden Outings, date of our next luncheon club, we also take part in Village Activities such as the Fete and Christmas Market.Visitors and New members always welcome.

Every last Wednesday of the month. December date variable for a party lunch.


Contact: President Irene Wilkinson   01829 740868/07902 699555
Contact: Secretary Margaret Mathews 01829 741081

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Tarvin Toddlers
Tarvin babies and toddler playgroup warmly welcomes all mums, dads, grandparents and carers to its friendly weekly sessions…

Tea, coffee and a chat for the big people
Drinks and snacks for the little people

  • Toys and equipment to suit all pre-school ages
  • Art and craft activities
  • All in one large, spacious room
  • A great, friendly place to meet new people

Every Friday – term time only 10:00 – 11:30

Contact: Lisa and Alison: 077130639372/07841 484639

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Tarvin Civic Trust
Tarvin Civic Trust holds open meetings during the winter months when members enjoy talks from interesting speakers on topics relating to local and heritage matters.

Monthly on a Tuesday during the winter months  20:00
For details of this season’s talks click the link: Talks 2017/2018

Visitors are always welcome. Hon Sec: Mark Wyatt: 01829 740909

More Trust details:

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3 Jackpots. Good raffle

Thursday – 20:00

Contact: Sheila Ankers 01829 740983

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Tarvin Gardening Society – (Horticultural Show in August)
What we do
Gardening is a great way to exercise AND have something to show at the end of it. TGS is great value and will be of interest to anyone who enjoys a garden, whether they tend it or want to look at one tended by someone else. There are regular talks in the summer months, trips and a horticultural show to satisfy those with a competitive streak. Visitors are very welcome to join us at all events, which includes entering the show.

Membership is £5 per year, Meetings £1 for members, £2 for visitors. (This includes refreshments.)
Talks on a variety of gardening related topics, annual horticultural show including classes for children, trips to places of interest to gardeners.
Watch out for posters with dates, etc!

Meetings usually 3rd Tuesday from March to October, show in August, lunch/dinner in January.


2016/2017 Programme of talks

14th September 2016 Cynthia Preston Jones- ” Written in the Stars”
12th October 2016 Lynn Picken- “Strictly Flowers”
9th November 2016 Mark Entwistle – “The Colours of Christmas”


11th January 2017 Sharon Nolan- “Paint it Black”
8th February 2017 Kate Russell- “Floral Scrap Book”
8th March 2017 Judith Windsor &
Doreen Pritchard
12th April 2017 Louise Jones
10th May 2017 Anne Russell- “From Dogs to Dogwood”
14th June 2017 Garden visit
12th July 2017 AGM
13th September 2017 To be arranged
11th October 2017 Jacqueline Owen- “A River Runs Through it”
8th November 2017 Kathleen Williams- “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”

Contact: Sharon  01829 740870
Jacqui    01829 741172

August Horticultural Show August
Contact: Chris      01829 741389

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Cheshire Pilates and Physio
Gradual progressive exercise , using modified Pilates method to improve strength , endurance and flexibility of all muscle groups. Come and keep fit with a chartered Physiotherapist.

Friday 09:00-10:00 and 10:00-11:00 Term time only

Contact: Clare Tilley 07885 413815

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Tai Chi
Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, and practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise.
This is a new venue for the Tai Chi class with Graeme Waterfield

Every Tuesday 1:30pm – 2:30pm

The cost of the class is £35 for 10 weeks, or £5 for an individual session.  A free taster session is available to anyone who has not been to the class before.
To reserve your place, please call Ash-worth Time Bank on (01829) 751398 – Caroline Massos

Follow link for more details of Tai Chi and its benefits.

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Rucks of fun

A new activity for little ones of musical merriment, will be coming to Tarvin Community Centre in September with Rucks of Fun!
There will be two classes, 0-2yrs and 2-4yrs, where children will learn musicality and creativity in a stimulating and enjoyable way.
The first class starts at 9:30 – 10:00, the second at 10:15 – 11:00 on a Thursday morning. Booking essential as places are limited.

There are very few activities for little ones so let’s make this one a success

Contact Cheryl 07854 710304






Gallery of Past Events

Past events at Tarvin Community Centre

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Tarvin Village Fete 2015

Photographs taken by Alison Whyatt, Ceri Blockley, Emma & Duncan Blain, Chris Rigby, Lyn Brunton

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Village Quiz 2015
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Tarvin Village Fete 2014

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The Second Minute 2014

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Whatever The Weather 2014

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The Snow Queen 2014

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Some of committee and friends at the official lease signing

Some of committee and friends at the official lease signing


Band 2012