Come & join our Events team! Duty manager & bar staff needed


We are recruiting! Come and join our Events team, and get our relaunch off to a flying start.

Over the past 18 months, the hall’s large ballroom has undergone significant renovations. The result is a multi-purpose event space suitable for a variety of weddings, community events and private functions. We are now recruiting a team of passionate and enthusiastic event staff to support the opening of this new event space. We are looking to recruit a Duty Manager and a team of casual bar staff to support ad-hoc events throughout the year.

Duty Manager, £15 / hr

We hope to recruit a friendly and enthusiastic Duty Manager to oversee events and bookings outside of our usual opening hours. The Duty Manager will be responsible for managing all aspects of front of house during events and bookings, ensuring the safety and security of the building and its users. This includes being the main contact point for customers, managing the event staff team, and being responsible for all aspects of health and safety during the events. 

Download the full Duty Manager Job Description.

Bar staff, £11.50 / hr

To support our events, we are also looking to recruit a team of casual bar staff, to work on our bar during events and private hires. Bar staff will be responsible for the smooth running of hospitality at the hall so excellent customer service skills and a friendly attitude are essential. Bar experience is preferable but training will be provided.

Download the Bar Staff Job Description.

For more information about either role, please contact Joanna Jones by email [email protected] or on 07395 529034.

To apply, please send your CV to Joanna Jones, together with a cover email explaining which position you are applying for and why you would like the position: [email protected]

The deadline for applications is Friday 25thJune and we are keen to appoint staff as soon as possible.







ELEVATE Flag Design Competition



ELEVATE are inviting local people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds to design flags that will be flown in front of Stretford Public Hall and be part of ELEVATE's arts exhibition on July 17th and 18th 2021. 

You can be any age and have any artistic experience to get involved! The designs will respond to the theme of PATTERNS - you could look at patterns that you like and inspire you.

The deadline to submit your entry is SUNDAY 27TH JUNE. The three winning flag designs will be flown outside Streford Public Hall from July – September 2021

For the guidelines you will need to help you design of your flag and for further details how to submit your entry please see the flyer attached here

Twitter: ELEVATE_artsmcr

Instagram: @elevate_artsmcr



Successful ELEVATE Workshops


Last week ELEVATE hosted their first arts workshop led by Venessa Scott. Venessa took the group through a creative process that she often uses in her own work which explores paint, colour, texture and pattern.

“The workshop was really special as it was the first time in so long that we’d been in a room with other people making art, being creative, sharing ideas and encouraging words and above all laughing and having fun! Some of the group members moved to the UK just before or as the pandemic hit and so the workshop was a great opportunity to welcome them to the hall and to Stretford.” – Jessica, ELEVATE project manager.

There will be an exhibition at the Hall in July showcasing the art that is created in the workshops alongside as Venessa’s latest artwork and other artists.

Hall's Basement Consultation and Ballroom Preview




Thanks to generous funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund, we're currently working with our architects Buttress to explore redevelopment options for the Hall's huge basement. The basement has a high vaulted ceiling and maps the footprint of the whole building, so it's a pretty massive space!

We would love to get your views on how you think the basement could be used. What do you think Stretford is missing that might fit nicely below the Hall? Come and share your thoughts during our consultation drop-in sessions. There will also be a chance to see the renovated Ballroom and to find out more about the completed renovation too.

The drop- in sessions will be on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th June, 10am - 2pm.

There is no need to book, just come along to Stretford Public Hall.

Social distancing measures will be in place and one-way systems will be in operation, depending on numbers. Please wear a mask!

For more info, call Kate on 07926 686224 or email [email protected]




The Gift Shop Project: New Exhibition !

From today - the 25 May 2021 - these poster and many others highlighting the wonderful hand made products produced as part of the #42ndGiftshop project, will be exhibited outside Stretford Public Hall in the Pocket Park next to the building. The posters show a selection of the project's most recent work and a reliving of past designs, and the artists who worked with them.

The Gift Shop Project has been created through 42nd Street, who have been supporting young people aged 13-25 from across Trafford to participate in the #42ndGiftShop. The project has produced handmade products to be exhibited and sold across Greater Manchester.

The participants took part in a series of workshops in person and online (due to Covid) hosted by well established artists. They developed new skills, acquired knowledge on social enterprise and focussed on how they could incorporate general well-being into their designs. Art forms that they practised included; print, jewellery, graphic design, photography, fashion and pottery.

They hosted pop up events and collaborated with several groups in Trafford; Rainbow Reflections – Proud Trust, Collaborate Women, Transitions Group, Trafford Young Carer’s, Gorse Hill studio’s, Old Trafford Youth Forum, Butterflies Young Parents Group, Moss Studio Store, St John Vianney RC School, and Saturday Challenge. Throughout the project #42ndGiftshop had pop up stalls which were run by the young people and seven participants were selected to do more focussed work with an artist, which has recently been exhibited as a window display at the Horsefall on Ancoats and online.

We really hope you enjoy this exhibition!

With special thanks to Jessica Loveday and Friends of Stretford Public Hall. Trafford Housing for funding the project and support from the participating groups, and Greystone Action Sports, Limelight, Manchester Craft and Design Centre and OT Creative.

ELEVATE's Open Call !


ELEVATE is please to announce its open call for underrepresented people who make creative things. Please see the flyer below for the full details and you can download the pdf of the flyer below here






Wellbeing Tuesday Classes back at the Hall in June 2021: Book Now!!!



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Please see our website to find out all about all the Wellbeing Tuesday classes, which are starting back up at the Hall in June 2021! 

Please click here to go to our website's Wellbeing Classes page

Booking in required for all these classes and details of the other guidelines are available on booking. Booking for the Wellbeing Tuesday classes is available from Wednesday 12 May 2021: please click here for more details.

Welcome back everyone!! 


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May 17: What is happening at the Hall




We are glad to share that lots of classes and activities are returning to the Hall, following the change to the current government guidelines on the 17 May 2021. And that some of these will be in our new Ballroom! 

To see the details please visit of our Activities page here and our What's On calendar here. Please also note that the Stretford Children's Theatre and Stretford Singers are coming back along with our new project ELEVATE.  

Details of the return of Wellbeing Tuesday in June are here 

Please note that booking for Wellbeing Tuesday starts from 12 May 2021 

Closure of the Census Support Centre at the Hall




We just wanted to let you know that the Hall's Census Support Centre is now closed. Should you need any further support to complete your Census form you you can contact 'Census 2021',  until the 17 May, when this support will close as well.  

Census Support is part of the Office of National Statistics and you can contact them in many different ways - in whatever way best suits your needs. One way your can reach them is by calling for free on 0800 141 2021 between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm Monday to Friday, until the 17 May. 

We would like to thank our Census Support Advisors who have helped local residents to complete and submit their Census forms, including supporting them with the challenges faced by the first online Census. 

Please see these links for more details:


May 2021: New classes at the Hall





GKR Karate Kids class
Weekly on Mondays: 4:30 – 5:30pm

Karate is an ideal sport for everyone, who would like to build self-confidence, balance, co-ordination, discipline, fitness and courtesy, while learning basic self-defence skills. Children may start from as young as 5.
Here at Stretford we run a family class, allowing people of all ages to train together in the same class. Parents may train alongside their children, while brothers and sisters of all ages may also train in the same class.

To book a Free Trial Class or find out more about our zero joining fee and 2 week free training offer please contact Dave on 07525675990 or visit 


Singing Together
Starting Monday 17th May: 10.30am -11.30am

Singing Together is back at Stretford Public Hall from Monday 17th May 2021, singing from 10.30 to 11.30 am. Numbers are restricted and under strict Covid-19 safety measures so you will have to book on a session – ring Janice on 07758036557 for more info. Or! Join us online on Facebook Messenger Live!


Cotton on MCR
Starting on Monday 10 May: 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Then various Monday evenings (and one Saturday) at different time, see below for details.

Botanical Hoop Embroidery Saturday 08 May: 10:00am-1:00 pm

Wire Sculpturing Workshop Monday 10 May:7:00pm - 8:30pm
How to Draw for Beginners Monday May 17: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
How to use Watercolours for Beginners Monday June 14:    6:30 pm – 9:00pm
Collage Making Workshop Monday June 21: 7:00 pm –9:30pm
Lino Printing Workshop Monday June 28: 6:30 pm – 8:30pm
Screen Printing Workshop Monday July 5: 7:00 – 8:30pm
How to Draw: Techniques and Tips Monday August 9: 6:30 pm  – 9:00pm

MCR’s mission is to provide Manchester with a huge variety of new, engaging and exciting art events. We will bring you a great mix of art workshops, talks, exhibitions and more.

Cotton On MCR has a goal to bring the most amazing and inclusive art events to Manchester. Art can sometimes be seen as an elitist thing, with many people in the city never stepping foot in a gallery or art space. We want to change that. We want to show art is for everyone, and can be made by anyone!

To find out more and to book please see their website:



Helen's Mum and Baby Yoga
Starting Tuesday May 4: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Then weekly on Tuesday

The class is very gentle yoga based stretches for both Mum and baby...with lots of singing nursery rhymes for the babies. It's very beginner friendly and fun!
Tuesdays at 12.30pm for 45 minutes.
Course of 4 classes £15.

See this link to book and for more details:




Sivananda Yoga with Emma
Starting Wednesday 19 May: 6 - 7 pm

Sivananda Yoga with Emma from Your Yoga Journey previously SPH Friday morning class. This is a general level class and is suitable for all. Please contact Emma in advance to raise any queries and make prior booking:

Please see:
[email protected]
Your Yoga Journey @ Facebook


Wednesday to Friday ( June 2 to June 4 only )

Comedy Sketch and Improv Workshops with the Big Comedy Shop
Wednesday June 2nd to Friday 4 June : 10:30am - 3:00pm

This June Half Term workshops can be booked 1,2 or 3 days a week. It is for aged 8 to 12 years old. 
£35 per child per day.

To book a place contact Ali : [email protected] or 07793956228

pdf of Comedy Sketch Improv Workshop Poster/Flyer



Stretford Children’s Theatre
Mondays: 6:00 – 8:00pm, Thursdays 4pm-8pm
In Term Time only.

Stretford Children’s Theatre’s aim is to elevate local children and young people through the performing arts; and to enrich our community through public productions.

We achieve this aim through providing affordable, high-quality weekly drama sessions for local children/young people (aged 4-16yrs).

To find out more and to book please see their website:



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