There are no shortage of interesting things to do in Stretford M32 .If you happen to be visiting this very friendly and vibrant area of Manchester be sure to make time to include the following attractions in Stretford Trafford

Visit the world famous Old Trafford Cricket Ground

It opened in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club and has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864

The Stretford home of cricket is enormous and has several different choices for seating whether you are hosting  a  business group, there for a day out with friends or if you have brought your children you can select appropriate seating for the days event.

The club is the home not only for professional cricket squads but also educates the up and coming cricketers of the future at the Lancashire Cricket Club Academy and Lancashire County Age Group squads.  The facilities for cricket training are state of the art with five indoor nets

There are superb facilities for all types of conference events and many Christmas functions are held here because of the proximity to the city centre and the packages offered include venue plus food and drinks

Visit Stretford Arts Collective Annual Exhibition

The Stretford Arts Collective Annual Exhibition is held at the beautiful, newly renovated Stretford Public Hall and this year is the fourth annual exhibition celebrating the work of 60 of our talented local artists and community groups.

The Art exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate Stretford Community’s renovation of their Public Hall and to see it put to such excellent use as the venue for the artisans and craftpeople of the community. A very extensive array of art will be showcased including photography, installation, sculpture, paintings and ceramics made locally and from the wider region also . The show is curated by the Stretford Arts Collective who organise this event. The show includes works from Gorse Hill Studio young artists group and drawings and paintings from the Drawing Social Club at the Limelight Centre in Trafford.

There will be an opening celebration featuring local Djs and the exhibiting artists have donated artwork which will be auctioned at the opening to raise funds for the ongoing renovation of the public hall. Entrance is free on the opening night and on Saturday from noon until 6pm and Sunday from noon until 4pm . Volunteers will be serving tea and coffee and cake.

The residents of Stretford launched a massive appeal only 5 years ago when the Public Hall was put up for sale and was under possible threat of demolition. A successful community campaign saved the Hall and it is now owned and run by the community for community purposes.

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