Events and Promotions
With over 40 Beers & 20 Ciders to choose from why not come to along to our Beer Festival. Open from 12.00pm until 11.30pm each day.
For more details visit Edgely Park's Cheshire Conference and Events
Join us at Edgeley Park for a Barrel of laughs along with Irishman Caimh McDonnell described by the Daily Telegraph as “a stand out act”, along with Des Sharples “one of the city’s finest unknown acts”! The evening will be MC’d by Prestons own funny man, Tony Vino!! Tickets are priced at £15.00 per person & include a Buffet & Disco.For more details visit Edgely Park's Cheshire Conference and Events
Magical Christmas Experiences at Edgely Park's Cheshire Conference and Events centre with Themed Party Nights including Live Entertainment, 3-course meal and Resident DJ or Disco Party Nights with a 3-course Carvery Meal and Resident DJ.
For more information on Christmas Event and Bookings call 0161 286 8891 or email email@example.com
The crowds came out in their thousands for the Gatley Carnival Parade. Sunday 3rd July was the big finale for the Gatley Festival which involved a week long programme of community events.
The Gatley Festival Committee sent out a big thanks to all the volunteers who helped with road closures, collections and the parade.
The weather was stunning and the crowds at the festival fun day were huge. Festival goers were treated to performances from the Manchester School of Samba, Sandstorm Belly Dancers and His Majesty’s 22nd Regiment of Foot
Vernon Bear and Perry, Pure 107.8FM’s Panda were also there flying the flag for Stockport County’s the blue and white army.
3rd July 2011 - Wedding Fayre
All you need for your big day all in one venue. For more details call 0161 2868891 or visit http://www.idoweddingfayres.co.uk/
Party the night away with Boyzlife Tribute Band. Includes 3 course meal & disco @ £22.50 per person
Put on your dancing shoes & join us for an Abba Tribute Night. Includes 3 course meal & disco @ £22.50 per person
Party the night away with Take That Tribute Band, Want You Back. It's sure to be a night you will 'Never Forget'. Includes 3 course meal & disco @ £22.50 per person
Here are a few pictures from the Adswood and Bridgehall lantern parade. It was a great night!
Join us for 'The Time of Your Life'at the Cheshire Conference Centre Dirty Dancing event on Saturday, the 19th of March. For just £22.50 per person you can enjoy a three course meal, disco and a lovely evening. For additional details please visit the Cheshire Conference Centre website.
Head over to Edgeley Park for a Grease tribute. On the 18th of February the Go Grease Lightning event will include a three course meal followed by a disco, all for £22.50 per person. See you there!
The bonfire is back!
Join Pure on Friday 5th November from 6:00-9:00pm at Heaton Norris Recreational Ground for a bonfire blast. Organized by Calvary Chapel Stockport and local charities, the evening will include a bonfire, live music, funfair, professional fireworks and more.
Click here for more details.
To mark the launch of Marple Festival, Pure 107.8FM are going to be hosting a FREE music event in Marple Memorial Park.
Music in the park will be happening from 12pm - 6pm, on Saturday 11th September, and will feature the very best of local music talent including Rain maker and The Harks. The event is completely free and there will be food and refreshments available though out the day.
This promises to be a great day out for all the family. Why don't you bring a picnic, make a day of it and enjoy some of Stockport's best unsigned bands free of charge with Pure 107.8FM and Marple Festival.
For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building on the success of its Food & Drink Festival of the past three years, Marple is holding an exciting new festival celebrating local culture. This will be an ambitious two week event with a rich mix of arts, performance and heritage, culminating in a Food & Drink Day and Festival Ball.
The programme promises great variety, all showcasing Marple, with something for all ages. Foreign film, drama, dance, poetry and literary events will appeal to art buffs. Music and song feature strongly with jazz, pop, swing, brass, classical, symphony, folk...plus choirs, bands and barbershop.
There are guided canal walks around the spectacular flight of 16 locks and aqueduct; canal boat trips; local history talks; art in the park; children's storytimes; ‘meet the author' workshops; comedy and talent nights; a charity fashion show; painting and photography exhibitions. Then the Festival gears up for foodies - a beerfest, wine tasting, cookery demonstrations and the popular Food and Drink Day.
For more information visit marplefestival.org.uk, pick up a copy of Marple's own Festival newspaper or just stop by a local shop. For tickets go to the Vernon Building Society.
To celebrate Stockport Heritage Open Days, over 45 FREE events will take place between the 9th and 12th of September - many for the first time!
Find out more about all the fascinating places right on your doorstep. Look out for backstage theatre tours, a medieval dungeon, Victorian schoolrooms, a crematorium tour, a Jacobean staircase, pie-tasting, shove half-penny, gravestones of the famous and more.
To find out what's happening right on your doorstep go to visit-stockport.com.
Sunday 25th July 2010
8:30am - 1:00pm
Together Trust Centre
Schools Hill, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 1JE
Click here for more details.
Visit http://www.togethertrust.org.uk/ to learn more about Together Trust.
If you like darts then you don't want to miss this event! On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July the England Masters will be taking place at Edgeley Park. Local darts heroes Tony O' Shea and Darrly Fitton will be playing against some of the world's best darts players. Doors open from 9:00am and admission is free. There will be food and drink available all day.
How do you fancy taking the family for a picnic in the park? Come down to Romiley Park this Saturday 3rd July. The celebration runs from 11:00am until 3:00pm with loads of stuff to do including a martial arts demo, dog show and fun rides. The kids can have fun on the bouncy castle or trampoline or get their faces painted. There will also be a BBQ and refreshments. Plus, Pure 107.8FM will be there on the day doing live broadcasts and giving away goodies. Don't miss out on a good day - get yourselves down there!
This Saturday 3rd July Pure 107.8FM's Kay Whyld will be down in Offerton having a look around Harron Homes' new housing development, "The Woodlands". Kay will be giving away radio goodies, chatting to the developers about the site and having a look around the new homes. For this weekend only Harron will be giving away vouchers up to the value of £3,000 off a new home exclusively for Pure 107.8FM listeners. Make sure you don't miss out on this offer - come along to The Woodlands to meet Kay and have a look around the new houses. The Woodlands is just off Kingfisher Road, Offerton, Stockport, SK2 5JP. For more information call 0161 482 4460.
There is a new annual charity all abilities running event based at The Woodford Centre near Stockport in September. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for The Critical Care Unit at Stepping Hill Hospital (charity no 1048661). The care provided by the Unit includes intensive care, high dependency and all the theatre and recovery teams.
Chris & Vicky Ackers decided to organise the event with the help of family and friends to support the expansion of The Critical Care Unit, as they provided such excellent care for Mum (Jean Jenkins) and the family.
The event is ‘a 10K multi-terrain event, with chip timing, on an undulating, scenic and rural course - each participant to receive an excellent goody bag'.
Open to all abilities, participants can run, jog or walk the Woodford 10km.
Date: Sunday 12th September 2010
Venue: The Woodford Centre, Chester Road, Woodford, SK7 1PS
If you would like to participate in the event and/or raise funds for The Critical Care Unit, please see the website or call 0161 439 2939.
The annual Relay for Life includes some of Pure's own. Please come and support them this weekend the 26th and 27th of June at the Stockport Rugby Club on Headlands Road (off Bridge Lane) in Bramhall. For more information visit the website.
Update: As of 1 July 2010 the event has raised over £68,000 for Cancer Research UK and money is still coming in. Pure 107.8FM will keep you posted on the final amount raised, so keep checking in!
Come on down to Outwood Road in Heald Green on Saturday 26th June at 2:00pm for the Heald Green Festival.
Starting at the Village Community Hall on Outwood Road with a band-led parade through the main thoroughfares at 1:00pm, the festival will be officially opened by the mayor of Stockport Councillor Hazel Lees at 2:00pm.
The centre arena programme includes Urban Gypies, Phoenix Morris Dance Troupe, Outwood Primary Steel Band, Poynton Commodores, Natalie Bates Dancers and Cadets Tug Of War. Stalls and side shows include Punch & Judy, Go Karts, Giant Inflatables, Fun Fair, Toddler Play Area, 5 aside football tournament, licensed bar and donkey rides.
There will be a prize draw as well - first prize is a £500 voucher to spend at John Lewis.
Entry is free. Profits from sales of raffle tickets, donations and charges to vendors and exhibitors go to local charities such as St Ann's Hospice and Cafe Unity.
This Father's Day why don't you take all the family down to the Sale Lions Father's Day Fete at Worthington Park on Broad Road in Sale. A huge event that starts at 12 noon with music, stalls and much much more! Fun for all the family this Father's Day, and it's free admission.
On Saturday 19th June come and join Pure 107.8FM as we celebrate the 10th birthday of local community group MADOCG.
With plenty of entertainment for all the family including lots of sporting activities, face painting and even a rodeo bull!
The garden party will run from 1pm till 6pm and entry is free.
Refreshments available throughout the day so make sure you get yourself down there!
This event is supported by Offerton Parish Council.
Lancashire Hill is having a fun day on Saturday 19th June from 11am - 3pm in the central piazza & multi game area in Lancashire Hill.
Pure 107.8FM are going to be there playing great music and doing some live broadcasting on the day.
There will be lots of fun and free activities going on including a bouncy castle and slide, a climbing wall and demonstrations from the fire service and police!
Don't miss out on a great day! Get yourselves down there.
As you are probably well aware Pure were down at the CAMRA beer and cider festival which was held at Edgeley Park between the 3rd and 5th June. With over 150 beers, ciders & perries we thought it would be a good idea to send down Pure 107.8FM's Kay Whyld to tell us all about it and sample a few of the drinks on offer. It was a great night and saw a record attendance of 1,900. We can't wait for next years event!
YOU could save a life by joining the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register.
If you are aged 18-40 and in good health, you could help. No blood, no needles, just a small sample of saliva.
Please come along to a special donor registration session to be tested and join the bone marrow register at:
The function room
THE RAMS HEAD
Saturday June 12th 12 - 4pm
This is part of an annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and highlight the need for more foster families in the borough of Stockport.
Listen in to Pure 107.8FM for some interviews at the start and end of fostering fortnight with Sara Hughes. If your interested in finding out about fostering then there are plenty of opportunities coming up for you to have a chat with someone from Stockport's fostering team.
On Saturday 15th May the fostering tem will have a stall in Merseyway shopping centre from 11:30am -3pm, they will also be having a stand at Culturefeast Super Funk Roller Disco in St. Petersgate Square from 12 noon on Sunday 16th May. The team will be giving away free cakes, balloons, sunflower seeds and chatting to the public about fostering.
Thursday 20th May will see a regional coffee morning being held in Blackshaw's Café in the Market Place from 11am-2pm. Pop in for a coffee and chat with someone from the fostering team.
Make sure you download your voucher for a free cup of tea/coffee (on purchases over £5) from www.pureinnovations.co.uk/pure-cafebars.html before you head down there.
For more information please visit Stockport's Fostering website www.stockport.gov.uk/fostering.
Culturefeast is Stockport's annual festival of arts and culture. Prepare to be surprised, challenged and inspired by our diverse festival programme. Open your mind, broaden your horizons and enjoy Stockport's colourful cultural offer. Whatever your interests, Culturefeast 2010 will celebrate the wonderful, the weird and the downright bizarre!!
Highlights include the Super Funk Roller Disco on 16th May. The Pure team will be down at this event - so get your skates and legwarmers on and get down to the funky disco groove at Stockport's open air roller disco. The rink will be located in the newly opened St. Petersgate Square, and is free of charge. The event is opened from 12 noon until 7pm and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
Children under the age of 12 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Skates and protective equipment can be hired on the day. For more information ring 0161 474 4444 or visit-stockport.com.
Bank holiday weekend 28-30th May sees the 5th Strummercamp Festival take place at Manchester Rugby Club in Cheadle Hulme. One of the only true 'Do It Yourself" festivals run entirely by volunteers, this has become a much talked about special weekend by music fans far and wide.
The organisers, Los Amigos, consciously try to mix the line up with many established acts as well as up and coming bands, also giving local bands a chance to play on a big stage. This year the legendary Blockheads make a special appearance.
Pure will be there doing a live broadcast, so come on down. It's a child friendly event with a great atmosphere, excellent value for money catering and a great selection of drinks including various real ales. Full details for the event can be found at www.strummercamp.co.uk.
This Sunday 28th March, Marple Garden Centre will be holding a farmers' market, and we are going to be broadcasting from the market.
The market will start at 10am, and we will be chatting to stall holders and shoppers to find out what it is all about.
Come along to pick up regionally sourced produce at the farmers' market, and say hi to the Pure team this Sunday at Marple Garden Centre with Pure 107.8FM.
This Saturday 27th March we are going to be down at the Brinnington Lantern Parade with Stockport Homes to help light up the community!
The Pure team will be there giving away radio goodies, so why don't you come down and take part in this community parade.
Due to the success of last year's Beer Festival Marple Cricket & Squash Club are hosting another event, with the assistance of the local branch of CAMRA. With live music from some of the areas best bands, entertainment and fantastic home cooked food, this wil prove to be a weekend not to be missed! Pure 107.8FM will be there doing a live broadcast.
The event will be Friday 12th March 7:00pm - 11:30pm and Saturday 13th March 12:00pm - 11:30pm. Marple Cricket & Squash Club is located on Bowden Lane in Marple, SK6 6ND.
For more information and tasting notes please visit marplecricketclub.co.uk or call 0161 427 3006.
Over 100 local businesses had the opportunity to pitch for work from Stockport's public sector organisations at the Council's third Meet the Buyer event, and Pure 107.8FM were there meeting local businesses.
The event, organised as part of the Stockport Boost campaign, proved popular with over 270 one-to-one appointments taking place, allowing local businesses to sell their goods and services to public sector buyers.
The way local authorities buy goods and services can have a major impact on the local economy and Stockport Council and its partners are keen to make the most of this to support local business.
Councillor Dave Goddard, Leader of Stockport Council, said: "The third Meet the Buyer event has proved a great success. Since 2003 the percentage of the Council's goods and services supplied locally has increased from 17% to 36%. And we are always looking at ways we can improve this even further.
Local companies also had the opportunity to meet and chat with the Pure 107.8FM promotions team and take some goodies back to the office with them!
Romance on the Orient Express
At Merseyway Shopping Centre
Not everyone is fortunate enough to take a trip on the Orient express, so this Valentine's Day Merseyway, Stockport's Shopping Centre teamed up with Pure 107.8FM to offer shoppers the chance to get on board!
The Orient Express Coach stage was set up in the Shopping Centre on Saturday 13th February. Shoppers were invited to pose for a photograph in the luxury carriage setting, whilst listening to the music of romantic Paris and got to take away a FREE photograph from the day. As well as their free photograph shoppers were also given a pack of Love Heart sweets to take away with them, with one pack containing a Golden Ticket to win a weekend break on the real Orient Express.
In addition Stockport Radio station Pure 107.8FM were on site with Thornton's to gather all the shoppers love song dedications, which were played out on air on Sunday 14th February in their Valentines show special. All song requests received a money off voucher for delicious chocolates from Thornton's.
Citizen Awards 2010 Rewarding and Recognising Stockport's Extraordinary Citizens
The Proud of Stockport Awards is now in its third year, of celebrating extraordinary and exceptional people doing great things to help their local communities. The Awards are a celebration for Stockport's special citizens who go the extra mile to make Stockport a special place.
This year's awards were held at Stockport Town Hall, on Thursday 11th Feb, and guests were treated to some superb musical entertainment from the choir at St. James‘ Catholic High School in Cheadle Hulme, with Jim Hancock hosting the evening.
The awards have been publicised through local papers and on Pure 107.8FM, with dozens of nominations being made across a wide variety of different categories. The panel of judges had a hard time looking through all the nominations and had to choose only one winner for each category who they felt best demonstrated the qualities that make us proud of Stockport.
The winners of this year Proud of Stockport Awards 2010 were:
Ambassador for Stockport - John and Ann Hearle
Sponsored by Pure 107.8FM
Professor John Hearle and his wife, Ann, are Stockport's Ambassadors for 2010 because they put the borough on the map through their work in archaeological circles.
Professor and Mrs Hearle founded the Mellor Archaeological Trust. Professor Hearle has recently been awarded the MBE after more than a decade's tireless work for an archaeological dig. Professor Hearle says that his most important task is fundraising. Among his fundraising successes he secured a £450,000 Heritage Lottery grant over three years from 2007.
Nominator Peter Forbes from Stawberry Hill, Marple said "By bringing a wide circle of people from all walks of life to understand and appreciate the ancient heritage of this part of Stockport, they have enriched many lives"
Liz Attenborough Radio Sales & Promotions Manager from Pure 107.8FM added "We are a community radio station and we value everyone that adds to their local community. Mellor Archaeological Trust does great work and we think John and Ann Hearle play a leading role in that."