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 https://www.gkrkarate.com/locations/listing/gkr-karate-stretford/ 


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: https://cottononmcr.com/



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: https://bookwhen.com/helensyoga




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  https://www.facebook.com/YourYogaJourney/


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: https://stretfordchildrenstheatre.org.uk/index.html


Pocket Park: Blooming Marvellous!



We wanted to share with you these lovely sunny pictures of our volunteers Mark, Sue and Barbara and our Centre Manager Kate getting the Pocket Park by the Hall visitor ready. They have planted it with beautiful wildflowers - so it will be blooming marvellous soon!

All we ask is that you remember to social distance and enjoy.


We are recruiting! Come & join our team

Friends of Stretford Public Hall are recruiting a new coordinator to lead the hall’s work within the local community of Stretford and north Trafford. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual to run and further develop an exciting programme of community activities.

The main responsibilities of the Community Programme Coordinator will be:
• The management and delivery of the hall’s programme of existing community activities and projects
• The management and delivery of Stretford Public Hall’s community hub services
• The development of new community outreach activities, particularly aimed at engaging with groups who do not currently use the hall
• The management & support of Stretford Public Hall’s volunteer team.

The hours of work will be mainly Monday to Friday but some weekend working may be required, as will occasional evening / late night working.

Download the Job Description for full details.

Hours: Full time, 37.5 days per week
Duration: Permanent

Deadline: Monday 17th May 2021
Interviews: Wednesday 26th / Thursday 27th May 2021

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


ELEVATE Creative Workshops


Download the ELEVATE Creative Workshops Flyer pdf here 


As part of ELEVATE* the Hall is happy to invite those who live in the North Trafford area and who are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to take part in FREE creative workshops with Venessa Scott - a fantastic local community artist and the new artist in residency at the Hall. The work created at these workshops will be displayed in a public exhibition. Watch this space for more details! 

As you can see from the flyer above you can choose whether you would like to participate in these workshops online via Zoom or in person at the Hall. To book a place and if you have any questions please contact [email protected] or call 0161 989 1689. 

Online Zoom Workshops: 6 and 15 May 2021 10.00 am to 11.30 am

In person at Stretford Pubic Hall Workshops: 19 May and 2 June 2021 2.00pm to 3.30 pm  or 2 June 9 June 2021 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm 


* ELEVATE is the Hall's new artist in residency and community engagement project. It aims to amplify the creative voices, ideas and talents of under represented people in our community, working in partnership with Voice of BME Trafford. ELEVATE is a direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement. We identified that we must do more to embed diversity in our creative offer in an authentic and responsive way by supporting people from diverse backgrounds to influence artistic decision-making and use creativity as a platform for change.


New project at the Hall: ELEVATE


This week we are launching a new project at the Hall called ELEVATE, which is an artist residency and community engagement project that aims to amplify the creative voices, ideas and talents of underrepresented people in our community and working in partnership with Voice of BME Trafford.

Local artist, Venessa Scott, will move into our artist studios this week where she will start planning and making new art works. Venessa said,

“ I’m so excited to do an artist residency, I’ve never done one before and it’s such a great opportunity to take time to create new things and develop my artistic practice, something artists don’t often get the time to do ”.

Venessa will also be running creative workshops for local Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community groups, who will make their own artworks. These will be featured in a public exhibition at the Hall alongside the new artworks produced by Venessa.

ELEVATE is a direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement, we identified that we must do more to embed diversity in our creative offer and in an authentic and responsive way by supporting people from diverse backgrounds to influence artistic decision-making and use creativity as a platform for change.

Take a look at Venessa’s website: www.venessascott.co.uk

ELEVATE is funded by Arts Council England

Twitter: @ELEVATE_artsmcr

Instagram:  @elevate_artsmcr

For more information, please get in touch with Jessica, Project Manager on [email protected] 

Photo courtesy of Venessa Scott

Chairobics: New free online class




Charlotte has kindly created a new chairobics online workout for you to do at home, to help keep you active until her class is able to start again at the Hall. Please click on the text link below to join in! 

Click link here : Chairobics : A ten minute seated workout to get your heart pumping!



You may be aware that under the current government guidelines indoor fitness classes should be permitted in Step 3, which means after the 17 May 2021.  We are currently working towards this and hope to see you all back at the Hall soon and getting fit! 





New: Thriving Communities



Continuing our collaborative work with other local groups, Stretford Public Hall is working alongside St John’s Centre and the North Trafford Primary Care Network to oversee a new partnership called 'Thriving Communities'.

'Thriving Communities' will bring together community groups and patients (referred by their GP) to design community-based activities that promote health and wellbeing. The resulting diverse projects will be delivered by eight different local groups: Be Bolder; Cyril Flint; Friends of Victoria Park; Old Trafford Creative Space; Rehoboth for Families; String of Heart;  the Trafford Urban Fitness Collective; and Stretford Public Hall. These projects will support people through exercise, advice, art, out door activities and much more.

As well delivering new activities, the aim of 'Thriving Communities' is to pilot a more a strategic approach to social prescribing across North Trafford. Social prescribing is the name given to the system whereby patients can be referred to community projects or social activities, rather than prescribed medical help. Social Prescribing Link Workers, who are often based at GP surgeries, can refer patients to a range of activities that are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations, for example, volunteering, arts activities, gardening, befriending, healthy eating advice and a range of sport.

'We will work alongside a diverse team of project partners, to deliver a range of activities covering arts and culture, nature, physical activity, and life advice, in an area that has been badly affected by COVID-19, ' says Kate McGeevor from Stretford Public Hall.

  Kate added,  'By bringing together patients and community groups to design community-based activities, and by strengthening the links between partners within Trafford’s health care system, the project will create a framework to support the development of person-centred, place-based commissioning and will allow us to strengthen the provision of social prescribing across North Trafford.'

'Thriving Communities' will be funded by the Thriving Communities Fund and the Trafford Partnership.

For further details, you can contact us at  [email protected] or on 0161 989 1689. 


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