It all started with a Dream and a Teepee
Once upon a teepee.. ever since my first community event in 2013 I have dreamt of having teepee's. Infact I wanted to achieve this dream before Bob's Bus! (Those who know - knowww!) While I was opening a community cafe early 2020, the twists of the journey has led me to a way of life which includes magical moment after another...
Nat's Style Party Planning
The local loon who makes it happen..
If you’ve been to an event in Cheadle before no doubt it was Natalie’s. What started as an afternoon for the family at Halloween on the Green, grew into all sorts of shindigs over the years. While the first Picnic in the Park was a dream come true, the few hundred grew into thousands over the years and it will always be happy memories for many. Anyone who attended Cinema on the Green will also know it was probably the coolest thing to hit Cheadle since sliced barms!
Once lockdown life made all that impossible, what was wonderful about the time in smaller groups were the opportunities for a more special event. Sometimes simple works like magic, the whole shabang is not always needed.. but just maybe you always thought.. Oo if I could have my own party in the park it would be like: ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
I’ll let you in on something you may not know about Natalie.. not only was simply seeing The Makers Market on the green such an inspiration in itself, when it first started she was too socially anxious to even leave the house!! She only joined the Cheadle Civic Society as her lovely friend man handled her and made her speak to the chairman and share a few of her ideas.. and the rest is history! Or as the chairman would say, ‘Folklore’
Getting involved with Cheadle-Get-Connected was inspired by her love of events and her empathy and understanding for those more disconnected individuals, the ones who were also in need of inspiration, or just simply something to do!
The break away led to the realisation that burnout always came and she was starting to serve from an empty cup. Also, the people pleasing, she didn’t want that, not to be rude to others, for she became wise enough to know she wasn’t for everybody, once even known to resemble some kind of marmite..
Yet what she did realise was while there were those who thought she was a loon, they were right, she was! Through being more herself and unashamed of that, she realised how much she was valued by those she cared for, those she’d worked with and come across on her path. She has big ideas, barmy as can be, but one things for sure, she’s real, authentic and true to her word. Dam she’ll even stop the rain if she told you she would, but most of all she will go above and beyond to make your day as magical as possible.
The Rest of the Gang
Lorna & The Magical Moments Crew
She's awesome, she's magic, she's the very lovely Lorna! Since those toddler days, we may of got older but we certainly did not grow up!
Phillip Gould-Bourn & The Cheadle Civic Society
The Chairman of Cheadle. An inspirational & supportive soul. Quite phenomenal to say the least. Honoured to know him.
Cat n' Co & Cheadle-Get-Connected
On the doors, on the camera.. our awesome team of go-to guys! Collaborating with creative locals and making treasured friends.
Mr Cheadle AKA Andrew
A man with many hats! He holds the keys and the toll post to the village! Historian, Vice Chair of CCS, Co-Founder of CGC & Site Manager of Cheadle Primary.
She Started it!
If it wasn't for this ray of Sunshine, Sami G there's a good chance none of this would of started ..or kept going! Her support, inspiration and all that sparkle is like no other!
Cheadle's Fairy Godmother Bridie.
Owner of Quality Care of Cheadle & Socially Yours Community Allotment. Her support, kindness & support are beyond words!
From PopUp Painting to Stockport Frogs! Whether it's at Phantasmagoria or Magic School, she simply rocks!! Want to make your party creative - this is your girl!
Oh My Bubbles!
This lovely lady makes every event extra special. Can't wait for her return this Halloween. In a few words she's simply Magical!
And if it wasn't for this lot..
My mini people are part of all I do, event curation the lot. And if it wasn't for my Mama.. Every part of my creativity comes from and was learnt from this wonderful woman!
Don't Forget The Farmer
For all your hay requirements, or to borrow a field, like ya do! I mean, he says it's straw but I like the sound of HAY!
Local - Love
Our Resident Barn Owl, not always available but if you're lucky maybe so! We adopted her last year and invited her to Abney. You can meet her at our Open Day!
Those Enchanting Entertainers
From Bubbles to Bands, Singers, Dancers and Duo's..
They're all just awesome! If you already know who you want let us know!