Samuel Oldknow pie competition
Venue: Marple Centre
Time: on the Food & Drink Day to be judge at 1pm
If you’re passionate about pies, then why not enter the Festival Pie Competition on the Food & Drink Day on 17th September. Four categories: Savoury (vegetables, meat, fish); Fruit; ‘A Pie for One’; and Professional savoury or fruit (local businesses or pubs).
To enter, please email or phone for details and an application form, or just bring your pie to Market Street at midday. They will be judged at 1 pm, then the winners announced. Judging is based on appearance, flavour, filling, pastry and topping.
Prizes from Marple Wine Club. Open to over 18 years but entrants under 18 are eligible to win a ‘Special Prize’.
Tel: 07748 542672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PS If you don’t want to enter the pie competition then please let us have your pie recipes. Bring them to the pie stand on Market Street on the day. We plan to produce a booklet!
Venue: Market Street/Derby Way
The busking event during the Food & Drink day on Saturday 17th September, organised by Music in Hospitals, is open to members of the public to display their musical talents!
Prize of £50 for the best busker.
Contact: Sid/Jess on 0161 907 5387 or email email@example.com
Venue: Memorial Park
Time: Sign in 9-10am
Sign in 9-10am Memorial Park If you enjoy painting outdoors, or want to experiment, come along to Memorial Park between 9-10am then go off to find inspiration. Return artwork by 4pm. You can choose what topic (eg landscapes, portraits, abstract) and which medium. Bring everything you need – canvas, paper, easel and equipment, even a frame to show the masterpiece off! Categories: up to 11yrs, 12-18yrs, and 19yrs+. Prizes from sponsor Derwent Pencils. Contact Just turn up no need to book.
Any queries, phone Steve Abbott on 0161 449 9963
Crime Writing Competition
Venue: Marple Library
Time: Entries in by 17th September to the Library
Price: FREE to enter
For all budding crime writers!
As part of the innovative Evening of Crime on Tuesday 27th September at the Carver Theatre, people can create their own mystery set very firmly in Marple.
Local author, Chris Simms, has provided the opening lines. Complete this passage in fewer than 600 words – you choose the style and you decide the plot.
“It was an unnerving sound, especially to be echoing across Marple so early on a Sunday morning. Sam Evans cautiously rounded the corner of Market Street and came to a sudden halt...”
Please take your completed story to Marple Library by Saturday 17th September. Do not put your name on the story but put it in an envelope with a separate sheet of paper with your name on.
Chris will announce the winners during the first half of the Crime Evening.
Two prizes: best under 16 entry and best overall entry
Contact The Carver Theatre, Hollins Supplies and the Vernon