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During Heaton Moor Library opening hours family / adult / art
Four Heatons Photographers Exhibition
Throughout the festival, photographs from the members of the Four Heatons Photographers group will be proudly displayed in the Heaton Moor Library. Come and view this local talent, and maybe you'll be inspired to take your own! 
Cost & Booking: Free, drop in any time the venue is open, between 4th - 14th October
Where: The Heatons Library, Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD

Friday 4th October

 
10:30 - 11:00 family / music
Heaton Norris Rhythm Time Classes for Toddlers: Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Music is a fantastic tool for developing confidence, concentration and social skills and our Rhythm Time music classes are designed to bring these benefits to life for babies and toddlers – whilst having lots of fun! On Friday 4th and 11th October we’re inviting everyone who attends our Rhythm Time classes at Heaton Norris All Saints to bring an extra grown-up friend or two to class with them to join in the fun. Be it Granny and Grandad, your favourite Auntie or your Mum’s bestie, the more the merrier to share the joy - hope to see you there! 
This class is for walking toddlers through to pre-schoolers and it will be a Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Cost & Booking: £5.50. Booking essential, contact Lucy Carroll on 07555 695 269 or rhythmtimestockport@gmail.com 
Where: All Saints Church Heaton Norris, Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, SK4 1QA
11:00 - 11:30  family / music
Heatons Story Time 
A wonderful opportunity for pre-school children and their parents/carers to meet together on a weekly basis to share stories and rhymes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Cost & Booking: Free! Just turn up 
Where: The Heatons Library, Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
11:10 - 11:40  family / music
Heaton Norris Rhythm Time Classes for Babies: Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Music is a fantastic tool for developing confidence, concentration and social skills and our Rhythm Time music classes are designed to bring these benefits to life for babies and toddlers – whilst having lots of fun! On Friday 4th and 11th October we’re inviting everyone who attends our Rhythm Time classes at Heaton Norris All Saints to bring an extra grown-up friend or two to class with them to join in the fun. Be it Granny and Grandad, your favourite Auntie or your Mum’s bestie, the more the merrier to share the joy - hope to see you there!
This class is for babies from birth to walking and it will be a Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Cost & Booking: £5.50. Booking essential, contact Lucy Carroll on 07555 695 269 or rhythmtimestockport@gmail.com 
Where: All Saints Church Heaton Norris, Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, SK4 1QA
12:00 - 13:00  adult / wellbeing
Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone
Relaxed flowing movements to improve and maintain health and well-being.  Newcomers, beginners, all ages and fitness levels always welcome in all classes.  Sooth the body and mind by taking part in a traditional Chen style Tai Chi class involving movements that have been practiced for hundreds of years.  Experience the potential health benefits including improved balance, breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, coordination, posture, strength and the reduction of stress. Each class is taught by an experienced Tai Chi practitioner and teacher in an open, friendly, welcoming environment. Take part in as much or as little of the session as you are comfortable with under no pressure. We hope to see you in class!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
13:00 - 15:00  adult (senior) / wellbeing
Senior's Social Group & Tea Dance
Come and join in our Senior's Social Group & Tea Dance as we meet, socialise and share songs and memories of the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s! 
Cost & Booking: £3, on the door. Limited to 40 seats. Tickets are first come, first served.
Where: Heaton Norris Pavilion, Love Lane, Heaton Norris, SK4 1JA
17:00 - 17:45 7-12 years old / wellbeing
Unwind Yoga
This class teaches children aged 7-12 the key principles of yoga and mindfulness. These creative classes incorporate the teaching of yoga and mindfulness to themes, as well as discussions, games, partner work to music and relaxation. The aim is to give children the tools of yoga and mindfulness to draw on throughout their lives. For example, in times of emotional stress or academic pressure.  Yoga and mindfulness help promote mental and physical resilience, which can be applied to everyday life.  Mindfulness permeates the lesson, via breathing exercises, reflection and reciting positive affirmations.
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers but limited places so call or email to book - 07940914579 or claire@greenshootsyoga.co.uk 
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
17:00 - 19:00 (drop in for 20 mins)  family / art
Heart Of The Heatons Print Drop In Art Workshop 
Get creative with this drop-in print art class brought to you by Nayna! You will be given a heart shaped piece of polystyrene to add your own detail to and then print several times to create a pattern. You will also print your hearts on a larger piece of paper to create a collaborative piece especially for Heart of the Heatons! Come along after school or work to join in. 
Cost & Booking: £3 per person, this is a drop in session, so just turn up! 
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
18:00 - 21:00  family / adult / art / music / culture
Art In The Alley In The Heart Of The Heatons
Join us for an Art Exhibition like no other, in an undiscovered and underappreciated alley in the Heatons. Meet and enjoy the work of some of Manchester's most talented artists; with refreshments from Heaton Hops and food from Feed. An event to truly celebrate the best of local art, culture and community.
Cost & Booking: Free - just turn up!
Where: 9 School Lane, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5DE
20:30 - late adult / film
NT Encore: Fleabag
Please see The Savoy Cinema website for more information on this special performance.
Cost & Booking: contact The Savoy for prices and booking: 0161 432 2114
Where: The Savoy Cinema, 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY
19:00 - 20:30 adult / wellbeing
Dawn’s Crafty Creations
HOTH is excited to welcome Dawn from Dawn’s Crafty Creations! Dawn's passion is being creative, particularly enjoying knitting and crochet and she teaches all age groups, working both in schools and the local community. Dawn's classes allow adults to spend time together having fun in a friendly environment whilst learning a new skill in a comfortable and encouraging way. Join Dawn at one of her classes at FEED and try this relaxing craft over a drink and a chat. 
Cost & Booking: £10 including a drink.  Pre-booking necessary, please contact Dawn Milnthorp - dawncraftycreations@gmail.com,
07487420571 
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY
20:00 - 23:00  adult / music
First Friday at West Heaton featuring The Matchstalk Men
An evening with chart-topping duo Brian & Michael with their group "The Matchstalk Men". The duo hit the number one spot in 1979 with their tribute to LS Lowry, "Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cat & Dogs". As well as their own material, the band also play great cover versions of hit songs from the golden age of pop and rock. Join this friendly monthly night of fabulous music!  Licensed bar available. 
Cost & Booking: £5 per person, tickets available on the door only 
Where: West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club, Princes Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3NQ

Saturday 5th October

 
08:45 - 11:00  family / adult / wellbeing
Parkrun Burnage & After Run Coffee
Parkrun is a global charity that organises free, weekly 5K events every Saturday morning. Burnage Parkrun is based in Heaton Mersey at Varley Park by the River Mersey. It is run entirely by volunteers. To take part, meet us at Burnage Rugby Club at 8.45am on Saturdays for a pre-run briefing. We'll have post-run coffees available too.
Cost & Booking: To take part in parkrun please register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register, print your barcode and come along - walkers, joggers and runners welcome plus volunteers
Where: Varley Park & Burnage Rugby Club, Varley Park, Battersea Rd, Heaton Mersey, SK4 3EA
10:00 - 11:30 family / art
Decorative Ceramic Heart Workshop
This is a family art class brought to you by Nayna! Work together to decorate a large ceramic heart, using collage, textured materials and paint. Decorate your hearts with words, names and images that have a special meaning for your family. The hearts will make a lovely wall hanging when completed.
Cost & Booking: £15 per heart project. Pre-booking required, contact Nayna - info@nayna-arts.com
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
10:00 - 12:00  family / art
World Card Making Day Heart of the Heatons style!
Join us in your local Heaton to make a card on World Card Making Day that has a special message in about what you love about the Heatons. We will help you send your creation to a random address of someone in SK4 that you don't know, spreading kindness and goodwill across the four Heatons!
Cost & Booking: No booking required, just pop in anytime during the morning. We will be taking donations for various charities linked to the host venues.
Where:
Heaton Chapel: South Manchester Muslim Community Association, 1 Weybrook Road, Heaton Chapel, M19 2QD
Heaton Mersey: St. John's Church, St John's Road, off Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, SK4 3BR
Heaton Moor: Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
Heaton Norris: (9am - 11am only) St. Martin's Church, St Martin's Church, Crescent Park, Heaton Norris, SK4 2JE
13:00 - 14:30 adult / family / wellbeing
Dawn’s Crafty Creations
HOTH is excited to welcome a taster workshop with Dawn from Dawn’s Crafty Creations! Bring the family down to a craft session in this free relaxing and encouraging class. Dawn's passion is being creative, particularly enjoying knitting and crochet and she teaches all age groups, working both in schools and the local community. 
Cost & Booking: Free taster session.  Pre-booking necessary, please contact Dawn Milnthorp - dawncraftycreations@gmail.com
07487420571 
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY
13:00 - 16:00 family / culture
South Manchester Muslim Community Association's Meet & Greet with Tasty Treats
We kindly invite you to come for some warm and hearty South Asian food made by our in-house chefs. Sweet and savoury food will be served. There is something for everyone. There will be Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian and Meat dishes to try! Join us for an afternoon of delicious bites - from mouth-watering spicy to the delightfully fragrant desserts.
Cost & Booking: Free but booking essential. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-manchester-muslim-community-associations-meet-greet-tasty-treats-tickets-71004964761 Donations willingly given are happily received for the charity.
Where: South Manchester Muslim Community Association, 1 Weybrook Road, Heaton Chapel, M19 2QD
14:00 - 16:00  family / adult / art / wellbeing
Walk, Ride, Decorate The Heatons
This novel event, organised by Sustainable Living in the Heatons, The Good Life, and Walk Ride Heatons, offers activities to suit everyone!
  • Walkers: Come to The Good Life at 2pm, where you can make plant pots and mobiles from used cans, led by an experienced community artist, and follow this with a 60 minute walk along the River Mersey and the Heatons Link. Walk starts at 3pm for 1 hour.
  • Riders: To cycle the route of the Heatons Link, meet at The Good Life at 2pm, for a 5 mile ride that should take us about one hour. Afterwards join in the art workshop to make plant pots and mobiles. 
  • Art workshop: If you just want to do the art workshop, join us at 2pm or 3pm.
Participants can choose to do the walk or the cycle ride with the art activity, or just the walk, cycle ride or art activity. Hot drinks and vegan cake for all participants in the art events!
Members of Walk Ride Heatons will be available at The Good Life with maps and information about the Heatons Link, as well as other walking and cycling plans for the Heatons.
Cost & Booking:  £3 to participate in the art event, including a hot drink and a piece of vegan cake, to be paid in advance. Cycling and walking sessions are free. Booking is essential whether walking, cycling or creating to monitor numbers. To book email: info@slheatons.org
Where: The Good Life, 472 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, SK4 3BS
14:00 - 16:30 adult (16+) / music
Hallé in the Heatons Workshop, supported by the Choral Leadership Network
HOTH is very excited to bring The Hallé and Choral leadership Network to the Heatons to run a singing meet-up, inviting people to come and join in a singing session designed to be accessible to all, fun to be a part of and inspiring to sing in. Hallé Choral Conductors will guide you on how to use your voice and you will learn songs that will be performed at the end of the meet-up - in fact, bring your friends and family to watch you perform at 4pm! No experience needed!  This is a very special opportunity for anyone who has dreamed of singing with The Hallé.
Cost & Booking: £9 per person with £1 donated to Omnimusic. Please book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/halle-in-the-heatons-workshop-supported-by-the-choral-leadership-network-tickets-69664172415
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY
15:00 - 16:00  adult (18+) / wellbeing
Yoga For Togetherness And Connection
Relax into your weekend as YourHealthRoots invites you to explore a variety of yoga tools from postures, breath work, to sound and meditation to bring you connection and balance. No previous experience required, we will be here to guide you. 
Cost & Booking: Free to attend - just turn up. Donations to mentalhealth.org.uk to support mental health week
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY
16:00 - 16:30 family / music
Hallé In The Heatons Workshop Performance
Come and enjoy a very special performance by the Hallé In The Heatons, involving workshop participants who have spent the afternoon being guided to create this very exclusive performance. Maybe you'll be watching friends and family take part, or just come along to see this very special workshop choir and be inspired to sing! 
Cost & Booking: Free to attend, charity donations welcomed. Just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY
19:00 - 22:00  adult / music
Evening of International Music & Food
Europe, Africa, Asia come together to celebrate the diversity of the Heaton’s communities. For an evening filled with the rhythms, sounds and movement of the world, organised by Heaton Mersey Collective; St John's Church and Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter.  The various local ethnic groups, including our own, who come together as in previous years - Indian, Egyptian, Irish, alongside the Muslim community - in joint participation, to give us a chance to be entertained by them, and to explore their heritage through music, dance and food to mark the distinct and contrasting neighbourhood that is the Heatons. The performances showcase talented individuals from around the world who have made their home in our area.
Cost & Booking: Free - donations will be collected for charity. No need to book.
Where: St. John's Church, St John's Road, off Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, SK4 3BR

Sunday 6th October

 
10:30 - 14:30  family / art
Heaton Moor Producer's Market 
- with Live Graffiti Demo by Lee Hartley 11am - 1pm
Heaton Moor Producer's Market is back for you to get your regular fix of great artisan produce and this month, as part of the HOTH festival, Lee Hartley will be doing a live graffiti demo on canvas. Come down to watch this wall mural artist create something very special! 
Cost & Booking: Free - just come along!
Where: Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4AG
11:00 - 14:00  family
Heart of the Heatons Family Treasure Hunt
Come along to the weekend's most exciting family activity in the Heatons! Take part as a group of family or friends and follow the clues around the Heatons. The race will be on and there will be prizes for the quickest team, runners-up and imaginative answers to some of the clues!  Prizes generously donated by Roost. 
You can start anytime from 11am to 2pm and we will be timing every team. Fastest winner will be announced on the @heartoftheheatons social media page at the end of the day. There will be other prizes too!   
This activity is weather dependent. If it is chucking it down, we will reschedule to the following weekend. Please keep an eye out on social media for weather postponement if it's raining. 
Cost & Booking: Free - the start point is the Heart Of The Heatons stall at the Heaton Moor Producer's Market
Where: Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4AG
14:00 - 15:00  adult / wellbeing
Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone
Relaxed flowing movements to improve and maintain health and well-being. Newcomers, beginners, all ages and fitness levels always welcome in all classes. Sooth the body and mind by taking part in a traditional Chen style Tai Chi class involving movements that have been practiced for hundreds of years. Experience the potential health benefits including improved balance, breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, coordination, posture, strength and the reduction of stress. Each class is taught by an experienced Tai Chi practitioner and teacher in an open, friendly, welcoming environment. Take part in as much or as little of the session as you are comfortable with under no pressure. We hope to see you in class!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
14:30 - 16:30  family / film
Mrs. Lowry & Son (PG)
Please see The Savoy Cinema website for more information.
Cost & Booking: contact The Savoy for prices and booking: 0161 432 2114
Where: The Savoy Cinema, 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY
17:00 - 19:00 adult / film
NT Encore: Fleabag
Please see The Savoy Cinema website for more information on this special performance.
Cost & Booking: contact The Savoy for prices and booking: 0161 432 2114
Where: The Savoy Cinema, 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY
17:00 - late family / adult /music
Urban Acoustic Project
Returning for a special Heart of the Heatons edition, this urban acoustic music project celebrates all musical stylings, writers, composers, singers and musicians. Unplugged, informal and performed in the surrounds of Brent's tonsorial workspace Brent Hairdressing, in Heaton Chapel. This event is about getting people together and hearing what everyone has got to offer. An 'anything goes' attitude is encouraged, so if Brazilian thrash country is your thing let's hear it! See you in the Barber's Chair. 
Cost & Booking: Free. No booking required - just turn up! 
Where: Brent Hairdressing, 9 School Lane, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5DE
18:30 - 19:30 family / adult /music
Piano Music for Inspiration and Relaxation
Enjoy a wonderful piano and organ music performance from local musician Helen Earey, an experienced musical performer, teacher and conductor. The programme will be a varied selection of music ranging from Debussy and Bach to Scott Joplin and Gershwin and this will be an evening of inspiration and relaxation to round off your week. 
Cost & Booking: Free but booking essential to reserve your seat. Please book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/piano-music-for-inspiration-and-relaxation-tickets-67093292845 
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY

Monday 7th October

 
13:00 - 16:00 adult (male) /wellbeing
Men in Sheds
Heatons’ Men in Sheds is a voluntary group that aims to tackle social isolation in our community. Our Mens Shed provides a setting where people can socialise, work together, learn new skills and share their own skills. Our main activity is woodworking where we build and repair things in the community (planters for the parks, notice boards, repairing fascias etc). None of us are experts, just enthusiastic amateurs. To find out more see: www.heatons-mis.co.uk/events_all/
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY
13:30 - 14:30 adult /wellbeing
Walking with the Heaton Moor Strollers & After Walk Coffee Catchup
We are an informal group who get together for a gentle stroll around the park. We meet at The Moor Club for a 1.30pm start and returning after about 40-45 minutes for a cuppa and a chat. All are welcome and the gentle stroll suits all abilities. All being flat, no hills. A great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and do some gentle exercise followed by a chat over a brew at the end.
Cost & Booking: Free to join the walk
Where: The Moor Club, 35 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4PB
18:00 - late adult / film
SAVOY ARTS: Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Please see The Savoy Cinema website for more information on this special performance.
Cost & Booking: contact The Savoy for prices and booking: 0161 432 2114
Where: The Savoy Cinema, 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY
19:30 - 21:30 adult 
An Evening With... Chris Warburton & Danny Brocklehurst
Heart of the Heatons is very pleased to bring together two of the Heaton’s finest for an evening of conversation. From sitting with the Brownlee’s parents as their son took gold at the Olympics, to conducting a world-first live presenting during a heart transplant operation and producing some of the most talked about factual podcasts of recent years, BBC Radio 5Live presenter Chris Warburton has covered many significant events over the years and will be recounting the story behind story. Alongside Chris, award-winning screenwriter Danny Brocklehurst will be talking about his work on numerous hit television drama series like Brassic, Ordinary Lies, Clocking Off, Shameless and The Street. Chris and Danny will be interviewing each other in this one-off, not-to-be-missed, event.
Cost & Booking: £8 (including £2.50 donation to Charnwood). Please book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-chris-warburton-bbc5live-danny-brocklehurst-writer-tickets-69658758221 
Where: The Heatons Sports Club, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, SK4 2NF

Tuesday 8th October

 
14:00 - 16:00  adult / wellbeing
Chat it out
YourHealthRoots, a collaborative healthcare company, are offering an informal health support session. An opportunity for people to come and have their musculoskeletal, movement, nutrition and lifestyle health questions answered over a coffee. Ruth and Matt from YHR will be available so come along, enjoy a drink and great atmosphere and allow Your Health Roots to listen and give you a friendly yet professional, personalised support on your health queries.
Cost & Booking: Free to attend. Donations only to mentalhealth.org.uk to support mental health week. Contact info@yourhealthroots.com to guarantee your spot
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY
13:00 - 14:00  adult / wellbeing
Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone
Relaxed flowing movements to improve and maintain health and well-being.  Newcomers, beginners, all ages and fitness levels always welcome in all classes. Sooth the body and mind by taking part in a traditional Chen style Tai Chi class involving movements that have been practiced for hundreds of years. Experience the potential health benefits including improved balance, breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, coordination, posture, strength and the reduction of stress. Each class is taught by an experienced Tai Chi practitioner and teacher in an open, friendly, welcoming environment. Take part in as much or as little of the session as you are comfortable with under no pressure. We hope to see you in class!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
16:00 - 17:00  adult / wellbeing
PhysiYo
Come and experience PhysiYo, a unique combination of physiotherapy and yoga to release aches and pains both in body and mind using modern and traditional practices.
Cost & Booking: Free to attend. Donations only to mentalhealth.org.uk to support mental health week. Contact info@yourhealthroots.com to guarantee your spot
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY
18:00 - 20:00  adult (16+) / art
Still-life Canvas Painting Workshop
Calling all budding artists! Join Nayna as she leads you through this still-life painting workshop. Create your own masterpiece on canvas using various props including fruits, vegetables and flowers. The focus will be looking at shapes, form, textures and colour and how this can be recreated on a flat surface. The artwork you'll produce will be fairly expressive, rather than it being too realistic. No experience necessary and all materials provided.
Cost & Booking: £25 per person. Pre-booking required, contact Nayna on info@nayna-arts.com
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
18:45 - late adult / film
ROH Live: Don Giovanni
Please see The Savoy Cinema website for more information on this special performance.
Cost & Booking: contact The Savoy for prices and booking: 0161 432 2114
Where: The Savoy Cinema, 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY
20:00 - 23:00 adult / culture
Heaton Live
Heaton Live is a monthly open mic night held at PALE in Heaton Moor. Hosted by Chris Adams (from local band The Slow Day) it is a great opportunity for singers, songwriters, poets and comedians to show off their talent in a relaxed and friendly environment. Singers and musicians can perform original material and/or cover songs and usually get to perform around 4 songs on the night. Comedians can make everyone laugh for around 10-15 minutes. As well as enjoying the talent, spectators can enjoy an array of drinks and pies and there are often drinks promotions on the night.
Cost & Booking: Free - just turn up!
Where: PALE, 3 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4AG

Wednesday 9th October

 
10:30 - 11:30  adult / wellbeing
Heatons Library Coffee Morning
A chance to make new friends and have a chat over a drink and a biscuit, everyone welcome. With its welcoming, safe environment, join in with friendly conversation and access the wonderful choice of books, use the PC or free Wi-Fi, ask the staff about our online resources such as e-books, magazines and newspapers. Libraries are places of warmth and safety where you can access information and support. They are a gateway to much needed human interaction, helping bring people together. They are a welcoming community hub hosting local group activities for adults and children alike.
Cost & Booking: Free! Just turn up.
Where: The Heatons Library, Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
18:00 - 20:30  adult (16+) / art
Manchester Bee Tote Bag Printing Workshop
Join Nayna as she guides you through creating your very own Manchester Bee inspired printed tote bag. Using polystyrene, you will print decorative hexagonal shapes several times on the bag to form a background and then print an image of a bee over the top. Decide your own colour choices to personalise your tote bag, and be inspired by nature as you detail your hexagons. No experience necessary and all materials provided. 
Cost & Booking: £25 per person. Pre-booking required, contact Nayna on info@nayna-arts.com
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
18:30 - 19:20  adult / wellbeing
Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone
Relaxed flowing movements to improve and maintain health and well-being.  Newcomers, beginners, all ages and fitness levels always welcome in all classes.  Sooth the body and mind by taking part in a traditional Chen style Tai Chi class involving movements that have been practiced for hundreds of years.  Experience the potential health benefits including improved balance, breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, coordination, posture, strength and the reduction of stress. Each class is taught by an experienced Tai Chi practitioner and teacher in an open, friendly, welcoming environment. Take part in as much or as little of the session as you are comfortable with under no pressure. We hope to see you in class!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
19:00 - 21:00 adult (male) /wellbeing
Men in Sheds
Heatons’ Men in Sheds is a voluntary group that aims to tackle social isolation in our community. Our Mens Shed provides a setting where people can socialise, work together, learn new skills and share their own skills. Our main activity is woodworking where we build and repair things in the community: planters for the parks, notice boards, repairing fascias etc. None of us are experts, just enthusiastic amateurs. To find out more see: www.heatons-mis.co.uk/events_all/
Cost & Booking: £2 donation. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY
19:00 - 21:00 adult (male) /wellbeing
Stockport Music in Sheds
Stockport Music in Sheds is an informal group, so if you are a bedroom musician who wants to jam with like-minded local people, come along. Bring an instrument and a cable to plug into the PA. We have been playing a bit of blues, some 60s and 70s classics, jamming in the style of Can and the Velvets, all with varying degrees of success. All abilities are welcome. Come along and join in the racket.
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY
19:00 - 22:00 adult / culture
LOVE Heaton Chapel Community Social!
Often our lives are so busy we do not get to connect with the people who live the closest to us. This is especially true in big cities, where everyone comes and goes at different times of the day, and neighbours move in and out of our streets. Research has shown that well-being is higher amongst people who have regular contact with their neighbours, and that getting to know people in your local area, even to just say hello, can have a big impact on how secure and happy we feel. As part of the Heart of the Heatons Festival, LOVE Heaton Chapel would like to invite you to come to a social event for all those living in Heaton Chapel. We would like to encourage you to invite one of your neighbours who might not be getting out that often, or who you would like to get to know better, or who you think would like to be involved in LOVE Heaton Chapel. Look forward to seeing you there!
Cost & Booking: Free - just turn up!
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY

Thursday 10th October

 
18:30 - 19:20  adult / wellbeing
Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone
Relaxed flowing movements to improve and maintain health and well-being.  Newcomers, beginners, all ages and fitness levels always welcome in all classes.  Sooth the body and mind by taking part in a traditional Chen style Tai Chi class involving movements that have been practiced for hundreds of years.  Experience the potential health benefits including improved balance, breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, coordination, posture, strength and the reduction of stress. Each class is taught by an experienced Tai Chi practitioner and teacher in an open, friendly, welcoming environment. Take part in as much or as little of the session as you are comfortable with under no pressure. We hope to see you in class!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
17:15 - 18:00  7 - 12 years old / wellbeing
Yoga Together
This session will introduce children to yoga, making it fun and accessible. It will start with some breathing techniques to center the mind and relax the body. Then we will be moving on to having fun with some strengthening partner postures which involve trust, eye contact and the important life skill of collaborating. All to some cool tunes and beats. We will then end the session with a relaxation and visualisation, learning to reconnect with ourselves and any big emotions. 
Cost & Booking: £4.50. Places are limited so call or email to book - 07940914579 or claire@greenshootsyoga.co.uk 
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
18:00 - 20:00  adult (16+) / art
Mixed-media Heatons Collage Workshop
Are you a lover of abstract art? Then come and join Nayna as she leads you through this mix-media collage workshop to create your own piece focusing on the local area. You will use images of buildings as well as maps to create an abstract collage, which will be enhanced with text, textures and detail, creating a layering effect. No experience necessary and all materials provided.
Cost & Booking: £15 per person. Pre-booking required, contact Nayna on info@nayna-arts.com
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
19:00 - 21:00 adult / culture
Kick The Plastic!
Join us for an evening of information sharing and discussion around the issue of plastic waste. We’ll be looking at how local businesses, schools, and the Heatons community are tackling plastic waste and ways in which the use of plastics can be reduced. Recycling is a key theme of this, our third ‘Kick the Plastic’ event. With the help of key speakers, we are hoping to navigate our way through much of the confusion surrounding plastic recycling and discuss how we can help support recycling and further reduce plastic use in the Heatons.
Cost & Booking: Free but booking essential. Book here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kick-the-plastic-tickets-67438425145 
Where: The Heatons Sports Club, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, SK4 2NF
19:00 - 21:00 adult / art
So You’ve Been Asked To Photograph A Wedding
Have you ever been asked to help to photograph a family or friend’s wedding? It can be a daunting prospect, even for a competent amateur photographer. Phil worked as a professional wedding photographer for 8 years and in this workshop he’ll take you through the following:
- The protocol of photographing the big day
- How to pose individuals and groups to get professional looking photographs
- How to produce a lasting record of the day in around 30 key shots.
At the end of the session you should have the confidence and knowledge to take photographs at any wedding to which you are invited.
Cost & Booking: £5. Booking essential, book here: www.philpage.org.uk
Where: The Moor Club, 35 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4PB
19:30 - 21:00 adult / culture / wellbeing
How to Avoid Being A Victim of Web Fraud
Join us for an evening of information sharing on how to stay safe online. Let us explain in simple terms how to avoid scams and stay safe online. From ensuring you keep your information private and choosing a strong password, to knowing when a website is secure and spotting scam emails. We will cover the main pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Cost & Booking: Free but book your place: www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-avoid-being-a-victim-of-web-fraud-tickets-69953251057
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY
19:30 - 21:00 adult / music
PopVox Stockport
PopVox Stockport is a fun and friendly local pop choir who meet weekly to rehearse songs and work towards performances both big and small (although not compulsary). There are no auditions or previous experience required to join, just simply a love of music and singing, whether that’s in the car, the shower or into your hair brush!! Our repertoire spans across the decades from artists such as Tom Jones to Adele and everything in-between. We rehearse on a Thursday evening at Heaton Moor United Church from 7.30pm - 9.00pm. Join us today and be a part of something fabulous!!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers: email stockport@popvoxchoir.co.uk to book your free taster
Where: Heaton Moor United Church, Stanley Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4HL
19:30 - 21:00 adult / music
Soul Sounds Stockport
Soul Sounds Stockport is a local choir. Hayley who runs the choir wanted to create a fun and friendly setting for anyone who loves to sing and most importantly for people who love soul music. The emphasis is on learning groovy arrangements and funky renditions of sweet soul music! The group is still growing and looking for more voices, so if this sounds like something you would like to try, get in touch to find out more.
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers - no booking required
Where: Heaton Chapel Community Centre, Broadstone Hall Road South, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5JD
20:00 - 23:00 adult / music
Open Door
Open Door is a weekly open mic that’s much more than an open mic, bang in the bosom of the Heatons. Expect scintillating sets from singers, strummers, speakers and serenaders visiting from Stockport and beyond alongside weekly audience challenges, all squeezed into the beautiful and bijou Nook Café Bar and programmed by Night & Day’s Jay Taylor.
Cost & Booking: Free, just turn up!
Where: Nook NC, 111 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY

Friday 11th October

 
10:30 - 11:00 family / music
Heaton Norris Rhythm Time Classes for Toddlers: Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Music is a fantastic tool for developing confidence, concentration and social skills and our Rhythm Time music classes are designed to bring these benefits to life for babies and toddlers – whilst having lots of fun! On Friday 4th and 11th October we’re inviting everyone who attends our Rhythm Time classes at Heaton Norris All Saints to bring an extra grown-up friend or two to class with them to join in the fun. Be it Granny and Grandad, your favourite Auntie or your Mum’s bestie, the more the merrier to share the joy - hope to see you there!
This class is for walking toddlers through to pre-schoolers and it will be a Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Cost & Booking: £5.50. Booking essential, contact Lucy Carroll on 07555 695 269 or rhythmtimestockport@gmail.com 
Where: All Saints Church Heaton Norris, Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, SK4 1QA
11:00 - 11:30  family / music
Heatons Story Time 
A wonderful opportunity for pre-school children and their parents/carers to meet together on a weekly basis to share stories and rhymes in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Cost & Booking: Free! Just turn up 
Where: The Heatons Library, Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
11:10 - 11:40  family / music
Heaton Norris Rhythm Time Classes for Babies: Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Music is a fantastic tool for developing confidence, concentration and social skills and our Rhythm Time music classes are designed to bring these benefits to life for babies and toddlers – whilst having lots of fun! On Friday 4th and 11th October we’re inviting everyone who attends our Rhythm Time classes at Heaton Norris All Saints to bring an extra grown-up friend or two to class with them to join in the fun. Be it Granny and Grandad, your favourite Auntie or your Mum’s bestie, the more the merrier to share the joy - hope to see you there!
This class is for babies from birth to walking and it will be a Heart of the Heatons celebration!
Cost & Booking: £5.50. Booking essential, contact Lucy Carroll on 07555 695 269 or rhythmtimestockport@gmail.com 
Where: All Saints Church Heaton Norris, Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, SK4 1QA
12:00 - 13:00  adult / wellbeing
Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone
Relaxed flowing movements to improve and maintain health and well-being.  Newcomers, beginners, all ages and fitness levels always welcome in all classes.  Sooth the body and mind by taking part in a traditional Chen style Tai Chi class involving movements that have been practiced for hundreds of years.  Experience the potential health benefits including improved balance, breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, coordination, posture, strength and the reduction of stress. Each class is taught by an experienced Tai Chi practitioner and teacher in an open, friendly, welcoming environment. Take part in as much or as little of the session as you are comfortable with under no pressure. We hope to see you in class!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
17:00 - 17:45  7-12 years old / wellbeing
Unwind Yoga
This class teaches children aged 7-12 the key principles of yoga and mindfulness. These creative classes incorporate the teaching of yoga and mindfulness to themes, as well as discussions, games, partner work to music and relaxation. The aim is to give children the tools of yoga and mindfulness to draw on throughout their lives. For example, in times of emotional stress or academic pressure.  Yoga and mindfulness help promote mental and physical resilience, which can be applied to everyday life. Mindfulness permeates the lesson, via breathing exercises, reflection and reciting positive affirmations.
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers but limited places so call or email to book - 07940914579 or claire@greenshootsyoga.co.uk 
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
18:45 - to late  family / music
Reddish Has Got Talent
Do you have a talent you have been waiting to share with the world. Could you be the next Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Alfie Boe or Diversity dance troop? Reddish Has Got Talent needs you! Register your act today by emailing artscentralreddish@gmail.com
The talent show is open to all ages and the cost of entry is £5 for a solo act and £10 for a group. There are fantastic prizes to be won!!
For those wishing to be in the audience, tickets are available at £3 and there will be a full cash bar.
All monies raised will go towards Arts Central which is a voluntary music and theatre group based in St Elisabeths Church.
Cost & Booking: £3, available on the door 
Where: St Elisabeths Church, St Elisabeths Way, Reddish, SK5 6DJ
19:00 - 20:30 adult / wellbeing
Dawn’s Crafty Creations
HOTH is excited to welcome Dawn from Dawn’s Crafty Creations! Dawn's passion is being creative, particularly enjoying knitting and crochet and she teaches all age groups, working both in schools and the local community. Dawn's classes allow adults to spend time together having fun in a friendly environment whilst learning a new skill in a comfortable and encouraging way. Join Dawn at one of her classes at FEED and try this relaxing craft over a drink and a chat. 
Cost & Booking: £10 including a drink.  Pre-booking necessary, please contact Dawn Milnthorp - dawncraftycreations@gmail.com,
07487420571  
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY
19:30 - 20:30 adult / music
Soul Sounds Choir Concert
Soul Sounds Choir will be singing soul and Motown classics. Soul Sounds Stockport, which is a contemporary soul and Motown choir, will be singing some groovy hits from artist such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Nile Rodgers. There will also be soulful rendition's of classics such as 'Lean on Me' by Bill Withers and 'Stand By Me' by Ben.E.King.  Music that is good for the soul! Come and join us!
Cost & Booking: Free. No booking required, just turn up! 
Where: St Paul's Church Hall, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY

Saturday 12th October

 
08:45 - 11:00  family / adult / wellbeing
Parkrun Burnage & After Run Coffee
Parkrun is a global charity that organises free, weekly 5K events every Saturday morning. Burnage Parkrun is based in Heaton Mersey at Varley Park by the River Mersey. It is run entirely by volunteers. To take part, meet us at Burnage Rugby Club at 8.45am on Saturdays for a pre-run briefing. We'll have post-run coffees available too.
Cost & Booking: To take part in parkrun please register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register, print your barcode and come along - walkers, joggers and runners welcome plus volunteers
Where: Varley Park & Burnage Rugby Club, Varley Park, Battersea Rd, Heaton Mersey, SK4 3EA
11:00 - 15:00  family / adult / wellbeing
Garden In The Park
Make friends and help to keep Heaton Moor Park even lovelier! On Saturday 12th October you’d be very welcome to join volunteers who ensure this beautiful historic park remains a great community asset. Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm and you can take part in a gardening workday (held every second Saturday of the month). You don’t need to be an expert as we set goals – for example trimming back branches and foliage, weeding a flower bed or planting spring bulbs. If you can, bring hand tools and gloves but we also have tools. Any time you can contribute would be appreciated. Just look out for people with rakes / secateurs / wheelbarrows!
Cost & Booking: Free - drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm!
Where: Heaton Moor Park, 9 Park Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4PY
11:00 - 15:00  family / adult / culture
Teenage Artisan Market
The students of Priestnall School and other participating schools, are raising money to fund an exciting and inspiring opportunity to visit Cambodia, as well as raising money for other local charitable causes.  Some entrepreneurial students have made exceptional artisan crafts to sell to raise their funds. Join us for the first Teenage Artisan Market in the Heatons and get your Christmas shopping started whilst admiring the talent of our young community! Why not pop in and check out the Kick The Plastic Workshops too - see listing below.
Cost & Booking: Free - drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm!
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
12:30 - 15:00  family / adult / culture
Kick The Plastic Workshop
You've heard all about the effects of plastic in our oceans, so now's your chance to do something about it. Join us at the Kick the Plastic workshop for tips and advice on how to reduce the use of plastics in the home, as well as information on where to dispose of some of the plastics that cannot be put into your brown bin. Find out how to make your own beeswax wraps with the Heatons WI, talk to Sustainable Living in the Heatons about ideas to reduce and reuse plastics, and find out from the 4 Heatons Traders Association what local businesses are doing, where you can refill products, and which shops allow you to use your own containers. This is a not-to-be missed practical workshop.
Cost & Booking: Free - drop in anytime between 12.30pm and 3pm!
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
12:00 - 15:00  family / adult / culture
SpookyHouse @ PJK
Come along to Philip James with your Spooky House art competition entries and get free spooky cakes and face paints when you drop off your entries. Your designs will be decorating the branch windows in the run up to Halloween and the winners will be announced on Halloween. Prizes include: Kids Choice vouchers, large artwork print outs and Roost vouchers
Cost & Booking: Free - drop in anytime between 12pm and 3pm!
Where: Philip James Kennedy, 218 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4DU
15:00 - 16:00  adult (18+) / wellbeing
Yoga For Togetherness And Connection
Relax into your weekend as YourHealthRoots invites you to explore a variety of yoga tools from postures, breath work, to sound and meditation to bring you connection and balance. No previous experience required, we will be here to guide you. 
Cost & Booking: Free to attend - just turn up. Donations to mentalhealth.org.uk to support mental health week
Where: FEED, 393 Manchester Road, Heaton Chapel, SK4 5BY
20:30 - late adult / film
Billy Connolly: The Sex Life Of Bandages
Please see The Savoy Cinema website for more information on this special performance.
Cost & Booking: contact The Savoy for prices and booking: 0161 432 2114
Where: The Savoy Cinema, 105 Heaton Moor Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY

Sunday 13th October

 
10:00 - 11:30  family (8+) / adult / culture
A Brief History of Codes
Jo loves codes, as you can probably tell from her trilogy of Children's books: The Einstein Code, The Darwin Code and The Quantum Code. In 90 minutes she will whisk you through 2000 years of coding, ranging from ancient Romans to modern spies, including how to crack and construct codes. This workshop has been enjoyed in lots of primary and secondary schools, WI groups and festivals. Books will be for sale and Jo will be happy to sign books. 
Cost & Booking: Free - No booking required.
Where: The Heatons Centre, Thornfield Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 3LD
14:00 - 16:00  family / music
Heart Of The Heatons - Make, Do and Bop
After their sell-out last year and fresh from the amazing Just So festival, Our Kids Social are super excited to announce that they will be back to host their legendary family silent disco as part of Heart of The Heaton’s. Start the afternoon with festival themed arts and crafts and raid their fancy dress box for silly snaps in the OKS family photo frame. We will then move the party to the dancefloor where you can choose which channel you want to listen to through the super special OKS silent disco headsets! It’s 2 channel kids’ pop vs adults’ guilty pleasures! Bring your family and friends and get ready to throw your hands up and let your hair down! 
Cost & Booking: £6 per person and £22 family of 4. Booking essential:ourkids.social/events/heart-of-the-heatons-make-do-and-bop
Where: The Heatons Sports Club, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, SK4 2NF
14:00 - 15:00  adult / wellbeing
Tai Chi & Qigong for Everyone
Relaxed flowing movements to improve and maintain health and well-being.  Newcomers, beginners, all ages and fitness levels always welcome in all classes.  Sooth the body and mind by taking part in a traditional Chen style Tai Chi class involving movements that have been practiced for hundreds of years.  Experience the potential health benefits including improved balance, breathing, mindfulness, relaxation, coordination, posture, strength and the reduction of stress. Each class is taught by an experienced Tai Chi practitioner and teacher in an open, friendly, welcoming environment. Take part in as much or as little of the session as you are comfortable with under no pressure. We hope to see you in class!
Cost & Booking: Free taster session for newcomers. No booking required - just turn up!
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 4RY
18:30 - 19:30   adult / family / music
Choral Evensong
St Paul’s church celebrates its longstanding choral tradition with a service of Choral evensong.  The choir keeps alive the very best of church choral music, with works by Stanford, Vaughan Williams and Thomas Tallis.
Cost & Booking: Free. No booking required, just turn up! 
Where: St Paul's Church, St Paul's Rd, Heaton Moor, SK4 4RY

Monday 14th October

 
20:30 - 22:30 adult / culture
SK Film Awards Night!
Heart of the Heatons is proud to host the inaugural SK Film Awards! Come along to watch short films created by local talented filmmakers and participate in the judging.  
Cost & Booking: Contact The Savoy Heaton Moor to book: 0161 432 2114
Where: The Savoy, 105 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY
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