Fake Flyer: NOT at Stretford Public Hall


We have been made aware of a course that has advertised as running at Stretford Public Hall. The course has no affiliation with Stretford Public Hall or the Friends of Stretford Public Hall, and the course is not taking place at the Hall.

We understand that the course is now advertised online as cancelled but we are still investigating this. If you signed up to the course believing it to be at the Hall, please get in touch via email at: [email protected]


Bookings and Events Manager opportunity!

We have a new opportunity for a Events and Bookings Manager, to provide maternity leave cover for a minimum of ten months.

The main tasks of the Events & Bookings Manager will be to:
- Work alongside staff and Board members to deliver a vibrant and accessible programme of cultural and community events at Stretford Public Hall
- Manage all room booking and hire enquiries, including managing relationships with regular users of the hall and partner organisations
- Manage all commercial room hire packages, including weddings and conferences
- Managing a small team of casual hospitality staff and regular volunteers who will assist with events and commercial hires.

The role is five days per week, with some weekend working required, as well as occasional evening / late night working. We are looking for someone to start in late September 2021, to work alongside our Events and Booking Manager before they go on maternity leave in late October 2021.

Please download the full Job Description for more details about the role.

For further information or if you have any questions about the role, please email Kate McGeevor [email protected]


Please visit our Vacancies page to apply: https://www.stretfordpublichall.org.uk/vacancies

Deadline for applications: 12pm, Monday 9th August 2021



ELEVATE's Art Workshop at Stretford Mall



ELEVATE is please to announce that it will be holding a FREE Art Workshop at Streford Mall (where the Love Coffee stand used to be) on Thursday 1 July 2021 , from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

You do not need to book for this workshop however spaces are limited and the activity will be up to 30 minutes. 

All ages are welcome to come and create with Venessa Scott and the art work produced will be included in ELEVATE's fantastic Art Exhibition and Stretford Public Hall on the 17 and 18 July 2021, from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. Please click here for more details and to book you tickets for this event. 

Download the pdf of the flyer above here 

ELEVATE 's Art Exhibition at the Hall





Join ELEVATE to celebrate the creativity of local people and see new works by artists Venessa Scott, Princess Arinola Adegbite and Xhi Ndubisi. This FREE Art Exhibition will include FREE workshops and will be held at Stretford Public Hall on July 17 and 18 2021 , from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm. 

The exhibition is a showcase of artworks made by local people and artists as part of ELEVATE.

The exhibition will feature new works from the two artists selected for the ELEVATE Open Call:

1. Princess Arinola Adegbite (P.A.Bitez), is a poet whose work will look at patterns in human behaviour and activism; and

2. Xhi Ndubisi, a painter and performance artist who will explore conversations from the perspective of a “black, queer woman in a large body”.

To book a free ticket via Everbrite please click hereIf you wish to attend you must have pre booked. 


Download pdf of the flyers here:

English flyer

Arabic Flyer / نشرة عربية

Urdu Flyer / اردو فلائر

Take a look at Venessa’s website: www.venessascott.co.uk
Twitter @ELEVATE_artsmcr
Instagram @elevate_artsmcr
For more information, get in touch with Jessica, Project Manager on [email protected]


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 Monday 28thJune 2021 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







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