Delph Coop raises £1,707 for the Auditorium Appeal

We’d like to thank all the members of the Coop in Delph who have raised £1,707 towards the Millgate Auditorium Appeal through The Coop Local Community Fund.

Photo: Martin Poole, the manager of Delph Coop, presents the fundraising cheque to David Plowright at the opening night of The Pitmen Painters on Saturday 24 November.

Come and see our Christmas panto and help to raise money for the appeal

Delph’s very own professional Christmas panto, Jack & the Beanstalk, runs from Saturday 15 December until Monday 31 December at the Millgate Arts Centre, with all proceeds being used to support the auditorium appeal.

The production will be staged by Dream Factory Theatre who have an excellent reputation for innovation and creativity. With new music and popular favourites, spectacular costumes and exciting puppetry, you’ll be transported on a magical journey above the clouds.

Featuring everything you love about a traditional panto – gallons of glitter, a bucket load of laughs, barrels of gunge and one very grumpy, very hungry, very gigantic giant. Will Jack save the farm? Will Jill save the day? Will Dame Trot save her cow from disaster? There is only one way to find out!

Book your tickets and see an exciting interpretation of this classic fairytale, while helping to raise fund for the auditorium appeal. Tickets from:

Britain’s funniest doctor supports Millgate appeal

A big thank you to Dr Kevin Jones for his kind generosity and support for our auditorium appeal. All money raised at the box office for his one-man show ‘Dr Kevin Jones: Telling the Wrong Man he had Cancer and other Hilarious Stories’ on Friday 15 March will go directly to the Millgate appeal.

Dr Kevin Jones is a practising consultant physician who has been on the comedy and after-dinner circuit for 30 years. His one-man show, a huge, sell-out hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, celebrates the dark humour inherent in hospital medicine – frightening, illuminating and very, very funny. It is poignant, insightful, bizarre and gut-wrenchingly funny.

There will be no dead bodies, or dissections, or actual surgical procedures but he’ll have you in stitches and any side-splitting will be of your own accord. Get your tickets from:

Sponsored bike ride raises over £1,200 for Millgate refurbishment appeal

John Tanner

A big well done to John Tanner who cycled 150 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon to the Millgate Arts Centre in aid of the auditorium appeal. John started his sponsored bike ride on Friday 21 September and arrived at the Millgate on Sunday evening on 23 September. His efforts have raised £1,270 for the appeal. You can still sponsor John by visiting his Just Giving webpage.

Photo: John pictured outside the Millgate stage door on completion of the bike ride on Sunday evening.

Millgate Promenaders raise £1500 towards the Auditorium Appeal

Millgate Night at proms cast

A packed audience of Promenaders raised over £1500 towards the Millgate Arts Centre Auditorium Appeal at Saddleworth Live’s Millgate Night at the Proms on the evening of Saturday 8th September.

They were treated to a bubbly reception, and then two sessions from Local musicians & Singers led by Miriam Lawsom of favourite songs from West End musicals, before joining the Last Night at the Proms at Royal Albert Hall live through link to BBC.

Millgate Arts Centre is raising £50,000 towards an auditorium refurbishment replacing the Edwardian seats with more comfortable modern seats. Theatre Goers can support by donating £150 and “putting their name on a seat” or through the fundraising events planned in the year . All the profits from the Panto “Jack & the Beanstalk” in December are being donated to the Appeal.

Photo of the cast from the Millgate Night at the Proms: (L to R) Richard Healey, Tim Newbold, Vince Kenny, Ian Ball, Emily Drake, Kim Healey, Mirriam Lawton, Martin Bradbury, and Felicity Drake.