Forum Centre News
Have Your Say
Manchester City Council invites your views on framework plans for Wythenshawe Town Centre and Medipark. Please use the link to find out more and have your say, by Friday 19 April.
Help Capture Wythenshawe's Blossom
Wythenshawe has almost double the average tree coverage for towns in England and this year you can join in with a photographic tutorial tour. Led by professional photographer from Manchester College, anyone can take part regardless of photographic knowledge. You don't even need a camera, a camera phone will do.
When the weather and timing is right we will provide at least three days notice of the tour. Places will be allocated at random.
Jack the Ripper - A 21st Century Investigation
Forum Hall's events programme continues to offer a variety of entertainment and on 11 May it hosts the intriguing show Jack the Ripper - A 21st Century Investigation that has evolved from a ten-year cold case investigation.
The mystery of the 1888 Whitechapel murders attributed to Jack the Ripper has captivated imaginations for the past 125 years. Retired British police murder squad detective and leading Ripper expert, Trevor Marriott, presents startling results of his investigation that dispel many theories previously accepted as fact.
In this fascinating show, which features original crime scene images from 1888, Trevor describes his lengthy investigation and discloses the startling new results. A 'must see' presentation....
American Wrestling Live
Next event at Forum Hall is American Wrestling Live on 23 March, then Dancing Queen - the ultimate party show on 27 April. Please visit our events page for full details and ticket prices.
Grand Day Out Anniversary
The Grand Day Out programme, held each Wednesday at the Forum for the over-55s, celebrated its first anniversary in January. The group has gone from strength to strength with an average of 76 members attending each week over the past six months and a total membership of 505 to the end of 2012.
Activities include exercise classes, yoga, computer support, knitting, sequence dancing, photography and trips out - or if that all sounds like too much activity, members can choose to relax in the refreshments room enjoying a chat with fellow members, reading the papers, or playing cards and board games.
Residents of the Brooklands and Baguley area can take advantage of the free minibus that makes a return journey in the morning and afternoon.
Grand Day Out members can participate in as little or as much as they want and can attend morning, afternoon or individual sessions to suit them. A reduced price roast lunch is available at Forum Flavours to members and free refreshments are available throughout the day.
Due to the success of the pilot at the Forum, Manchester City Council is rolling the programme out at other venues across the city. Further details on the Forum's Grand Day Out are available from reception on 0161-935 4020, or on the leaflet.
Forum Leisure Christmas Opening Times
Forum Leisure will have restricted opening hours for the Christmas and new year period.
Sunday 23 December 0900 - 1700hrs
Monday 24 December to Wednesday 26 December - CLOSED
Thursday 27 December to Sunday 30 December - 1000 - 1600hrs
Monday 31 December - CLOSED
Tuesday 1 January - CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January - 0630 - 2200hrs
Further enquiries to Forum Leisure reception on 0161-935 4020
New classes at Forum Leisure
January 2013 sees the introduction of three new exercise classes at Forum Leisure. Beamfit will run each Tuesday from 15 January, at 8.15pm, Pilates runs each Thursday from 17 January, at 7.45 and Bokwa® - a new approach to group that entails participants drawing letters and numbers with their feet while performing an energising and addictive cardio workout routine. Bokwa® starts on Friday 25 January at 5.00pm.
All classes can be booked as normal at reception, by phone on 0161-935 4020 or online at www.wythenshaweforum.co.uk
Health in Focus
Incorporating all aspects of health, the Forum hosts HEALTH IN FOCUS on Wednesday 14 November from 10am to 3pm. Advice, information, demonstrations are all available on the concourse. Dentistry, community health trainers, podiatry, health & wellbeing, carer support, NHS stalls.... plus community stalls including smoothie making, bread baking and crafts. Promotions and taster sessions. Refreshments available all day at Forum Flavours including all the healthy menu options.
Join us for Kids Get Creative during October half-term. Lots of pool activities and free swimming for age 16 and under plus activities in Forum Library and on the concourse.
Lots of spooky activities for ages 2 and up from 10am to 3pm. On 30 October - painting workshops, Jungle Trex Halloween Hex-travaganza, puppet making workshop and puppet shows. On 31 October - Witchcraft & Wizardry in Forum Library with a prize for the scariest costume. Workshops on the concourse. Refreshments and meal deals from Forum Flavours throughout the day.
Download further information from the right hand side of the page.