The Trafford Community Response to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) will help people in need in Stretford and in its surrounding areas.
As a result of COVID 19 do you need help with anything such as;
- Getting food
- Getting fuel (if you're on a pre-paid meter)
- Getting essential medication
- Looking after your pets
- Someone to talk to
Get help by calling 0300 330 9073
If you live alone, are struggling to make ends meet, are self-isolating or generally in need of advice or support, please contact:
0300 330 9073
(8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday).
The advice line is for Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford. Please Select option 4 for Trafford, then ignore the options for 'good and services' or 'pensions' - just hold the line and we will signpost you to one of the Trafford Community Response Hubs to access the support you need.
If you are able to volunteer in your community, or are a local business who can support with anything from supplies to logistics - please visit the Thrive Trafford Website: www.thrivetrafford.org.uk/covid-volunteer
(If you are part of a community group who are already offering support to your community – Trafford’s Community Response could help with supplies, training, environmental health and safeguarding support. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also, if you are a local neighbourhood group who has established themselves to help those in need, as a result of Coronavirus, please see Stretford Mutual Aid on Facebook.
In light of the ongoing coronavirus situation and following new government advice asking people to avoid unnecessary social contact, we have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel activities at the Hall from today (17/03/2020), until further notice.
We are really sorry to have to do this as we know how important social activities and good health are at times like this. We're hoping to film many of our classes and we're looking at ways of making our classes available online over the coming weeks, so you can keep fit at home.
We're also considering ways that the Hall can provide support over the next few months, including supporting those who are self-isolating or who've been advised to stay at home. We'll be posting more about this in the coming days.
Although the government are advising social isolation, it's physical not social distance that is needed; social connections are more important than ever at times like this.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates & stay safe Stretford.
As of Friday 13th March, all our upcoming activities and events are still scheduled to go ahead. In light of the covid-19 virus, we are monitoring and re-assessing our planned activities on a day-to-day basis in line with government and NHS advice. We will keep you posted if there are any changes, but in the meantime, please do not attend any event or activity if you have any of the symptoms associated with the virus (coughing /high temperature / fever). When you do attend events, please be sure to wash your hands before and after your activity. For up-to-date information about the virus, visit the government's website here
Your future, Your Stretford. 5pm - 7pm, Wednesday 25th March
Are you 16 - 21yrs? Come along to Stretford Public Hall on Wednesday 25th March to share your views on the future of Stretford town centre.
We want to find out what you think of the Council's future plans for the town centre. Join us at this special event for young people to talk about Stretford.
Everyone who takes part will get a £20 high street shopping voucher, and there will be free pizza & refreshments too.
Your views on the future plans will be shared with the council and with Stretford Mall.
It's free to attend but places are limited so please register for a free place to let us know if you'd like to come along.
If you've got any questions about the meeting, email email@example.com or call/text/whatsapp on 07926 686224.
Frock off to binning old clothes, and hello to swapping them!
Stretford Public Hall's fabulous Clothes Swap is on Sunday 1st March 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
( doors open at 1.30 pm)
It works by you bringing along your old but clean and in good condition clothes and taking away some lovely different ones. Just drop off your old clothes at the Hall between 9am and 5pm this week, Tuesday to Friday (just ring the reception buzzer on Dorset St) and then come back on Sunday 1st March!
At our amazing Clothes Swap there wont be a token system so please don't get carried away - if you need a wheelbarrow to carry your stash home, we might ask you to put a few things back for others.
Please see our websites Events page for more details or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We are delighted to invite you to Journeys Into Film, a film festival, led by Journeys Festival International Manchester, exploring stories of belonging, migration, education and women’s empowerment. The programme of films highlights global issues of displacement and refuge in non-traditional cinema venues around Manchester.
The films have been selected in partnership with a number of community groups and venues in the city. Screenings will be followed by Q&A’s, talks and discussions where the audience can discuss the issues raised in the films in a relaxed and sociable setting. We look forward to welcoming to you this inspiring and inclusive series of events.
HE NAMED ME MALALA (PG)
Monday 24th February, 6.30 pm, Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NE
The story of activist Malala; following her survival of an attempted assassination. A testament to family, freedom, and education.
WE ARE NOT PRINCESSES (12TBC)
Friday 6th March, 7.30 pm, Stretford Public Hall, Chester Rd, M32 0LG
A group of women find a sense of empowerment and belonging whilst preparing for a theatre performance in a refugee camp in Lebanon
BHAJI ON THE BEACH (15)
Saturday 7th March, 2pm, Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Rd, M12 4NE
On the road, headed for Blackpool, a group of women are seeking escape and a good time. A ‘90s comedy classic From director Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham)
KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS (U)
13th March, 12.30 pm, Revive Centre, 1 Northallerton Rd, M7 3TP
Born walking and talking, Kirikou is not your average baby! Setting out on an adventure to destroy the evil sorceress to bring peace to his home. (Family Friendly)
DESERT DANCER (15)
20th March, 7.30 pm, Nexus Art Cafe, 2 Dale St, M1 1JW
Based on a true story charting a childhood discovery of Dirty Dancing an opening a dance company at university; all whilst dancing is forbidden in Iran.
Saturday 28th March, 6.30 pm, Stretford Public Hall, Chester Rd, M32 0LG
This Oscar nominated feature tells the tale of 12-year-old Zain who attempts to sue his parents for giving birth to him.
All screenings are offered on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis. People seeking asylum can attend for free and travel expenses can be covered. Please contact email@example.com to make arrangements.
Please find more details for each event and register your place here: http://journeysfestivalint.eventbrite.com/
You can find all the events listed on our Facebook Page here:
All films will be screened in English language with English Subtitles.
With thanks to our partners; Manchester Libraries, MAC Fest, Stretford Public Hall, Screen 32, Manchester City of Sanctuary, Revive, Rethink Rebuild Society.
With thanks to our funders; Film Hub North, BFI Film Audience Network, supported by The National Lottery.
This International Women's Day we are delighted to be screening We Are Not Princesses, a moving documentary which tells the story of empowerment through art. This documentary follows a group of Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut, who come together to tell their stories of love, loss, pain and hope through the ancient Greek play, Antigone.
With intimate footage and stunning animation, this film focuses on the strong, resilient, and often hilarious Syrian women who are moving forward in spite of the ever-worsening situation back home.
The screening is a collaboration between the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival MACFEST, Journeys Festival International, and Screen32, Stretford's community cinema. It is supported by Film Hub North, proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.
Please register your place online and Pay What You Can on the door.
Doors open at 7.30pm. Film starts 8.00pm.
We’re very proud to be hosting the first community Christmas performance at Stretford Public Hall since 1977!
Stretford Children’s Theatre are staging their biggest-ever show in December at The Hall. You will see Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all your favourite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life
onstage in Seussical JR, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Performances dates and times are:
- Fri 13th Dec 7pm - 8.30pm
- Sat 14th Dec 2pm - 3.30pm
- Sat 14th Dec 7pm - 8.30pm
This is a fun show for all the family and suitable for children from 3 years old.
Please support this fantastic local children’s charity and buy your tickets here.
We’d love to see you here for what promises to be a wonderful festive show!
Volunteers here at Stretford Public Hall take our Christmas Festival very seriously. This year they've been working super hard to gather some great prizes for our yearly raffle!
The list of prizes include:
Hamper donated by Unicorn Groceries
Friends of Stretford Public Hall Hamper
Hamper donated by Morrissons
2 bistro sets donated by Chief Productions
4 meals for two at Samir's restaurant
A signed Manchester United Football
An Adults Bike
A chocolate bouquet donated by Dunky Spoons
....an more still arriving!
Tickets are £1 each and will be on sale at events at Stretford Public Hall, and on the Christmas fair on 7th December 2019.