Sunday, 30 November 2008

Rock at the Moss .....

The Moss Rose that is.

Just back from gigging in the states George Burowski and the Fabulous Wonderfuls will be playing along with special guests at the Moss Rose stadium next Saturday night. You can also catch him playing on the pitch before the Bury game earlier in the day. Get along to one or both...

Sat 6th dec


£5 advance. see poster for details.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Cheshire Open Studios spotlight :Victoria Scholes

Cheshire Open Studios, 6 & 7 December 2008, 11-4pm On the weekend of 6 & 7 December Victoria will be holding a special pre-Christmas 'Open Studio' as part of the wider Cheshire Open Studios event. You are warmly invited to come and join her. She will be showing a range of her glass sculptures, plus some jewellery, prints and drawings, and will be displaying items with Christmas gifts specifically in mind. There will be regular demonstrations of some of the techniques involved in glass-making, and she will be very happy to chat about her work and inspirations. There will be the opportunity to buy, but there will be no obligation! Following the success of the bead-making demonstrations at the September Open Studio, she will be offering a range of beads for sale, together with the opportunity to make your own unique Christmas gift. To get us in the mood for Christmas, mulled wine (and a soft version for drivers) and mince pies will be served throughout the weekend. Make a day of it and visit some of the other studios that are open across Cheshire that weekend. See for full details. Every studio will be marked with yellow signs.
Photograph by Simon Bruntnell

Mermaids in Macc

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


The Little Theatre is about to be transformed into Neptune’s underwater kingdom as the Majestic Theatre Group stage their annual pantomime which this time around is The Little Mermaid. But don’t worry, you will not need your snorkels or flippers as the Majestic will take you there with the magic of pantomime.Hans Christian Anderson’s enchanting fantasy of a beautiful young mermaid who falls in love with a prince is brought to the stage by a talented cast, dazzling song and dance routines and wonderful staging and costumes.The panto runs from the 19th Jan to 24th Jan at the Little Theatre, Lord St.
tickets £6 to £11 can be purchased by calling the box office 07725 627835.So come and dive into this wonderful show and have a night to remember or why not buy someone you love some tickets as a Christmas present.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Welcome to the Winter Loop

We hope you have received the latest issue of the loop and have printed it out and stuck it somewhere purposeful and highly visible. Incase it hasn't landed in your in box please email us at maccloop@googlemail (sadly there are always a few 'returns' when we haven't managed to type your e mail address correctly).

There are lots of good things happening, not all of them festive, and we aim to keep you fully up to date before the next issue of the loop in 2009. So keep having a look at this blog for Out of Town Events and spontaneous happenings in Macclesfield.

We'd love to hear what you've been out to see and what you thought, so please leave your comments here.

Out of Town Events

Out of town events that we are unable to list in the main Loop:

Bollington: Bollington Art Centre
For a brilliantly eclectic and inspiring programme of events including theatre, live music, exhibitions, readings, workshops and comedy go to
Of particular note, Bollington Chamber Concerts:
Their season consists of five concerts of by string quartets or small groups.performing to an international standard. See the Art centre programme for full listings of these and their other events.

Rainow : Gifts Galore Evening
Fri 21 Nov 8pm
In aid of Rainow Pre-School (registered charity number 1043182)
Avoid the High Street rush, come along and have a glass of wine and a mince pie and do some relaxed Christmas shopping. A wide range of stalls including: Gifted Originals wooden toys, Beadilicious unique glass and beaded jewellery, Bags of Fun handbags, Claire de Ruiter’s felt bags and accessories, silk scarves and wood turned gifts from Anne and Wilf Ford, Button and Skein craft kits, handmade chocolate gifts by the Chocolate Tailor, Phoenix cards & gift wrap, One House Nursery local jams & preserves and fairtrade children’s clothing and gifts from Little Green Tots.
The Institute, Stocks lane
Tickets are £3.50 and include a glass of wine/soft drink and a mince pie.
Available from: Leanne Halsey (574824) or Katherine Beswick (573809)

Rainow: Epiphany Carols in aid of Unicef
Sun 4th Jan 09 7.30pm
Seasonal music performed by members of the BBC Daily Service Singers, conducted by Christopher Stokes. The programme will be 'Christmas through the Ages', starting with some of the earliest Christmas music, travelling through traditional favourites and finishing with 21st century carols including a world premiere specially written for the Rainow Epiphany concert by Sasha Johnson Manning.
Last year they raised £600 for UNICEF sp please support the and this children’s charity again this year.
Holy Trinity Church, Rainow
Tickets avail on the door. Suggested donation £7/£4 incl mulled wine and mince pies.

Rode Hall: Seasonal farmers market
6 Dec 9.30am- 1.30
On the first Sat of the month at this beautiful country house near Congleton with live music and children’s activities.
For produce and crafts that are grown, reared, cooked, pickled, smoked, brewed or made by the stall holders. Enjoy fresh coffee and sausage and bacon sandwiches whilst you source quality food and special presents.
Rode Hall
Scholar Green 01270 874101