Monthly cinema comes to Goostrey

Goostrey’s Tony Taylor is starting a Film Club at the Scout Hut & Youth Centre – with free tickets to the first showing this Saturday 7th September!*

*first come basis – up to 80 seats available (take a cushion for extra comfort!)

7th Sept: What We Did on Our Holiday with Billy Connolly, David Tennant, and Rosamund Pike.

Doors open 6.30pm – film starts at 7.00pm.  Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  

What we didCOMING SOON:

5thOctober: Bohemian Rhapsody (with a sing-a-long finale!)

9thNovember: A Star is Born

7thDecember: Blinded by the Light

Register now to receive online booking links to future films.  Tickets will be £6….Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  



A link will be sent out two weeks before each showing, when you can book your tickets for the upcoming film…Click the link to register:  Goostrey Film Club  

Simon Weston Trophy raises £1130

There was a great occasion at the weekend on the Booth Bed Lane Playing Field. The 6th annual Simon Weston Trophy Match resulted in a hard-fought 2-1 victory for the West of the village. I’m not sure it matters who won as, most importantly, £1130 was raised for the Remembering Nell Foundation from a wonderful community event.  Well done all!

The organisers would like to pass on many thanks to all who attended.

Musical evening at The Blackden Trust 6th May

Chimney Music


Fireside Folk  An intimate evening of sublime singing and musicianship.

James Patterson: guitar and vocal

John Dipper: viola d’amore, violin and concertina


Monday 6thMay 2019

The Blackden Trust CW4 8BY

Doors open 7.00 pm – Music starts 7.30 pm – Finish 10.00 pm


James Patterson’s voice is considered one of the best on the folk scene, while John Dipper’s musicianship has been praised by the Sunday Times as “exquisite”.  James’ soulful, resonant and rich vocal delivery is underpinned by his intricate finger-style guitar playing.  John’s 14 string viola d’Amore weaves around the melody, at times joining the guitar, or harmonising with the voice, all the while heightening the atmosphere.

During the first half of the twentieth century a number of composers took a particular interest in the indigenous folk song of their native countries. A developing interest in this process and in the resulting “classical” arrangements led James and John to explore the possibility of reflecting them in a folk revival idiom.

Please join James and John for an intimate evening of music and discussion, exploring the diverse and inspiring folk song heritage that belongs to us all. Patterson Dipper

Refreshments will be served during the interval.

Fee: £15 plus booking fee.

Suitable for ages 13 and over.

Advanced booking is essential.

Tickets are available at Eventbrite

or Booking can be made via The Blackden Trust events  Or call 07534 288960

40 places are available..

James Patterson & John Dipper


The Old Medicine House, off Bridge Lane, Blackden, Holmes Chapel 

CW4 8BY 

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Barbara Dickson to appear at Goosfest!

Renowned singer Barbara Dickson is the headline act at this year’s Goosfest!

Barbara Dickson 20th Oct’19

She will be appearing at the festival finale at Terra Nova School on Sunday October 20th 2019.

The schedule for Goosfest 2019 is shaping up well, including a presentation by Iolo Williams, a Welsh
nature observer and television presenter best known for his BBC and S4C nature shows, who recently appeared on the BBC’s ‘Winterwatch’ series. Iolo is at Goosfest on Saturday October 5th.

The following Saturday October 11th features a stunning Elvis tribute act by one of the top Elvis
impersonators in Europe, complete with stage band and three backing singers in true Vegas style.

Goosfest Chairman Bill Ollier said: “The schedule for Goosfest 2019 is nearly complete, and we are
delighted to have secured such a talented and well-known performer as Barbara Dickson. Her concert will be a gala occasion and a prestigious finale to this year’s festival.”
With 17 Platinum and Gold albums to her name, Barbara is Scotland’s biggest-selling female singer, and is also a talented actress known for stage shows such as ‘Blood Brothers’ and for TV acting such as ‘Band of Gold’.

Her many well-known hits include several from top London musicals such as ‘Another
Suitcase in Another Hall’ from Evita’ and ‘I know him so well’ from ‘Chess’, recorded with Elaine Paige.’  Barbara Dickson’s Goosfest appearance is part of a national tour with Rab Noakes, a Scottish singer song writer whom she has known and worked with for many years. Rab has also had a long association with the band Lindisfarne.

Help needed:
But – although planning for this year’s ‘Goosfest’ festival of music and arts is well underway – the Goosfest Committee would like extra help.
One or two new volunteers are needed to join the Committee, and a few more Goosfest supporters are needed, who might not want to join the committee but who are able to help at the odd event or two.
“We’re a relatively small team of volunteers,” said Goosfest Chairman Bill Ollier, “and it would be great to have a few extra people to share the fun with!”
The Committee usually meets monthly, as each year’s programme evolves. Extra helpers are required during the festival itself, which this year opens on Friday October 4th and continues to Sunday October 20th.
“You don’t have to be a Committee member to help set up a venue, or go on the bar and refreshments rota, or help distribute the festival programmes and put up posters,” said Bill. “We’re just looking for extra help and it’s a case of the more, the merrier. And it doesn’t matter if volunteers haven’t been involved in anything like this before. We’re a friendly bunch of local people, who enjoy each other’s company and the fun of putting on something like this for local people.”

If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch with Bill direct, by emailing him on or by calling him on 01477 544467.
Tickets for this year’s Goosfest will go on sale online in the summer… for now just put the dates in your diary!!