May Day 2012

We're in May already and that means May Day celebratinos at the community centre.

This year saw comedy skiffle group Kick 'n' Rush perform as well as May Pole dancing to music provided by Whitwell Brass Band.

May Day Celebrations 2012

Once again the Whitwell Community Centre will be hosting May Day celebrations on Monday 7th May from 1PM.

This years celebrations will include:

There will also be stalls and displays from local groups as well as burgers and refreshments available including the bar being open.

Karl | Whitwell Parish

Whitwell Forward Presents – Eddie and the Goldtops

Whitwell Forward porudly presents, Eddie and the Goldtops by The Badapple Theatre Company at Whitwell Community Centre on 4th May 2012 at 8PM:


It's 'Swinging Sixties' Britain and Eddie the Milkman has dreams of musical stardom.

But life just keeps getting in the way………

Everywhere you look, there are bands determined to hit the big time. This tale follows our Eddie. He is inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk float of ordinary life. But it's thirty years before 'The X Factor' and he's got a long way to go if he wants to make it.

Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father and has fulfilled his promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly things are on the up! His songs are heading up the charts and if he can get there by tonight, he'll be on 'Top of the Pops'…. but when things take a churn for the worse, will he make it back for the morning milk?

This is a comedy play with original music and songs written by award-winning musician/composer Jez Lowe. He has recreated that sixties vibe to keep your feet tapping and put a smile on your face !


  Advance On the door
Adults £8 £9
Children £6 £7
Family £24 £24


Doors open at 7PM with the performance starting at 8PM.  The bar will be open.

Rock Against Alkane 2

Set a date in your diary to rock!  It’s time for Rack Against Alkane 2 on 31st March 2012 at Whitwell Community Centre.

After the fantastic success of the original Rack Against Alkane it’d time to dust of your dancing shoes and show Alkane Energy that we don’t want their stench in our village.

Door open at 7PM with the first band on stage at 7:30PM, entry is £3 and the bar will be open until late.

This year will see performances from:

  • Cold Gin
  • Midnight Riot
  • Six Inch Subs
  • Behind the Blind
  • Casper & the Fleas

As well as Matt Scott’s “The Drumming Workshop” which proved to be a fantastic hit last time around.

The event is also listed on Facebook where you can go to keep up to date with the latest news.

Whitwell Against Alkane

Christmas Parade of Lights – Sunday 4th December 2011

The switching on of the Whitwell Christmas lights will take place on 4th December 2011.  Proceedings start at 5:30PM with the Christmas Parade of Lights leaving the Community Centre car-park, with Christmas carols and Whitwell Brass Band.

After the parade the lights will be switched on, hot-dogs will be available and the bar will be open with mulled wine and mince pies available.

If you don’t have your own lights for the parade you’ll be able to purchase from the Community Centre.

The Phoenix Singers – 12th November 2011

Whitwell Community Centre will hosting a choir concert by The Phoenix Singers on Saturday 12th November 2011.

The concert will start at 7:30PM with tickets costing £1 and available from the community centre (01909 723490) or from Church members.

The bar will be open and food and other refreshments will be available with all proceeds from refreshments and food going to St. Lawrences Church.