Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Maxonian Society: a voice for Macclesfield?

Who are they? The Maxonian Society is comprised of individuals who are passionate about the preservation, environment, arts, culture and heritage of Macclesfield and the surrounding area. They want to help inject some life into our old town and create a place we can all be proud of.

As we know we have so many things going for us in Macclesfield. We are on the main London/Manchester train line; we are near to the airport, to Manchester itself; and we are the gateway to the Peak District. The Society believes that we should be benefiting from these advantages.

With that in mind The Maxonian Society feels the council need to do more to improve the town itself. Well thought-through action is needed now. A new town centre built in a few years will not help the problems we are facing today.

This is your chance to really participate and join forces with like minded people. If you are interested in making Macclesfield a better place, have a look at the Maxonian Society website .

Christmas Events and Services

Ushering Christmas In
Fun for children of all ages as they dress the tree and the chapel for the festive season
King Edward St. Chapel
Friday 19 December, 4pm.
Tel: 01625 669233

Candle Lit Festive Celebration
A special celebration at this tiny, unique chapel
King Edward St. Chapel
Sunday 21 December 3pm
Tel: 01625 669233

Carols by Candlelight
St Michael's, Market Place
Sunday 21 December, 6.30pm

Christingle Service
Macclesfield United Reformed Church, Park Green
Sunday 21 December, 3.30pm

Family Nativity Service
Carol Service
With seasonal refreshments, 4pm
All Saints (CofE), Brough St. West
Sunday 21 December, 10.30am
Tel: 01625 426931

Farmers and Christmas Market
Featuring carol singers from St. Peter's at 7.30pm
The Hollins, 262 Black Road
Sunday 21 December, 6pm
Tel: 01625 424920

Music & Mince Pies
Festive fair, sounds of the season and Father Christmas
The Pavillion, West Park
Sunday 21 December, 1 - 3pm
Tel: 01625 504515

Christmas Communion
Macclesfield United Reformed Church, Park Green
Wednesday 24 December, 11.15am

Christmas Day Celebration
Macclesfield United Reformed Church, Park Green
Thursday 25 December, 9.30am

Family Communion
St Michael's, Market Place
Thursday 25 December, 10.30am

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Not enough Luvvies? - discuss.

For lovers of theatre there will be thigh-slapping and thespians in Macc this winter. The MADS cast are treading the boards in The School For Scandal; the Blue Lizard Theatre Presents: The Reading Room; and the Majestic Theatre group brings to the stage it's adaptation of The Little Mermaid. But Christmas aside, whilst there is an abundance of music (gigs and classical), there is a real dearth of comedy, theatre and spoken word year-round - why is this? We'd love to hear your opinions, so leave a comment here.