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Thank you to our keen bartenders who served refreshments at the recent Theatre in the Park - "Heroes" - presented by Dean Taylor Thank you to Astley Hall staff for making this possible, and for Dean and his actors who performed a thought-provoking production.

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Cafe Ambio

Remember that Friends of Astley Hall are entitled to a 10% discount for up to four people at Cafe Ambio on production of your membership card.

What are Time Credits?

For every hour you volunteer at the Hall in whatever capacity you earn a time credit which can be spent at a variety of places like the Leisure Centre, Chorley Little Theatre, Lancashire College for a number of different courses as well as a number of different participating local groups. That is the extra value of being an active member. The more active members we have the more events we can put on in the Hall, which will benefit us all as well as bringing the Hall to life.

Next Committee Meeting
Saturday 12th November 2017, at 10 am
All  Committee meetings are on the Second Saturday of each month. Non-committee members are welcome to meet in the Café Ambio from 11am.

Winter Sparkle
Sunday 5th November 2017. The Friends' will be helping with room stewarding.

Christmas Decorations
20th November 2017
We will be meeting at 9.30am at Cafe Ambio before going across to the Hall to put up the Christmas Decorations.  Not too soon to get into the Christmas Spirit!  Please come along if you can.

Astley Illuminated
25th November 2017. The Friends' will be helping with room stewarding. The 'Sparks' Percussionists will be revisiting this year!
— Chorley Council (@ChorleyCouncil) November 24, 2016
Festive Fridays
1st, 8th, 15th 12.00 noon to 4.00pm
This is a new venture hosted by the Friends, to give the general public a chance to see the Hall decorated for the Festive Season.  We will be serving seasonal refreshments and some of the Friends will be in costume.

Children's Crafts 
2nd  3rd  9th 10th  16th  17th December  12 noon - 3.00pm
We will again be giving children the chance to make Christmas Cards in the Farmhouse.  All materials will be provided.

Christmas Carol Concert
Thursday 7th December at 7.00pm in The Great Hall Astley Hall, Hallgate, Chorley.
Join the Friends of Astley Hall for an evening of carols with Sing It Big Choir in the beautiful Great Hall.
Tickets £7 including seasonal refreshments. Advance booking required.
Tickets available from infoastleyfriends@gmail.com or telephone 07746 147051
In aid of Astley Hall conservation.

Christmas Wreath Making Course
Saturday 9th December 2017.
The cost is £30 which includes everything required to make a Door Wreath and a Table Decoration, plus Lunch at Cafe Ambio.

The course will be held in the Activity Room, the Coach House (next to Cafe Ambio) and will begin with a coffee registration at 9.30am, ready to start the course at 10.00am, finishing at approximately 3.00pm.

Tickets are available at C

afe Ambio.  Cash preferred or cheques made payable to the Friends of Astley Hall

If you would like further details, please contact 0781 1181 8997

Santa Weekends
Every Saturday and Sunday of  December 2017. The Friends will be helping with children's craft activities. The Friends of Astley Hall will be running Christmas Crafts on 24 November and 25th December from 12.00 noon to 4.30pm.


Astley Hall features a unique Memorial to the men on Chorley who were killed in the Great War. Click HERE for more details.