Saturday, 29 August 2009
Following on from our previous picture request.A big thank you to Lucy who has sent in this photo from her hols of a maginicent and deliciously goofy lion from a small town in Wales. I wish he would come to Macc.
A few people have mentioned to us how much they enjoy peering at the blog but don't get round to signing up to the loop proper. We're baffled by this ( but admit we don't get round to quite a few things ourselves) as you are missing out on so much info if you don't.The blog is only a top up / up date/ reminder/ last minute sort of listing place, whereas the loop proper gives you lots more events information plus editorial too. A reader told me recently he prints it off and highlights the must see/ do bits with a high lighter pen.Thats a tidy mind for you.
The Janes are working on the next edition as I type so nows the time to e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure you receive it this time.
With that in mind, is your club or group starting its Autumn programme, have you some great gigs lined up, a series of workshops or an exhibition taking shape that we should know about ? Please let us have full information by Friday 4th September. Remember these listings are entirely free.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
We do like a bank holiday weekend although it usually heralds a good down pour. Grab a brolly and get on with it any way. Theres 'folk in a field' at Rushton Spencer on Saturday night and Crafts in Siddington Village hall on Sunday and Monday 10.30-4.30.The 'Creative Craft Association' is well known for Craft and Gift Fairs and they are in action at Gawsworth Hall Saturday- Monday this weeknd with speciality food and entertainment also.
We're eagerly heading down to West Park on Sunday 12- 4pm for the Skate Jam at the specially built ramp. Frankly a danger to ourselves on anything other than our own feet, but we are keen to see the graffitti art by Krek and Mers, who will be decorating the newly enlarged and enhanced skate ramp. They will also be producing two special original canvasses that will go on display in Macclesfield town center and up for auction on eBay, with other art from local artists, to support the costs of the jam.Oh there's reggae too.
Gig wise theres Conspiricy of Equals(friday) Electric Echo (Saturday) and Guttersnipe on Sunday at the Nags Head. Whilst Ronnies hosts George Borowski on Monday 31st.
Nags Head WATERS GREEN, MACCLESFIELD - 01625 423786
Siddington Crafts 01260 297087
Folk in a field 01782 519379
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Returning from the annual holiday hosing with trench foot and a mountain of washing, it is reassuring to see Macc is still wet. Irritating though. The School hols are in the final phase and parents will be more desperate than ever for diversions to prevent in house fratricide. They are chez loop any way. With that in mind:
Crafty Creations at Lyme Park 25/ 26 Aug afternoons. Drop in workshop for 4-11 yr olds. Normal admission charges apply . Booking not needed.
Meanwhile at the Silk Museum:
Wed Aug 26 Childdren’s Workshop Modern silk dyeing for youngsters led by Stephanie Dakin, artist and freelance art teacher. Free but please book.
On Thursday between 10-12 there is the Quest seeker Crafts session in the library tooIf you just want to hole up at home with them and get the paints out why not have ago at the Number ten Art competiition.
Lyme Park www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-lymepark
For your delectation at Cinemac until 3 Sept.
Aliens in the Attic (PG) Inglourious Basterds (18) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Time Traveler''s Wife (12A)
Tickets £4- £5.50
Don't forget cheap tickets on a monday night £3
If you have not yet discovered Cinemac, an unconventional and charming cinema, check out the website: http://www.cinemac.org.uk/ for further information, times and full listings.
Roe St, Macclesfield.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
While we’re talking about the Hospice, it is still not too late to sign up for the Midnight Walk. It is the most important fundraising event of the Hospice year and a night of great fun. Sign up this weekend and hit the road walking on Saturday 12 September 2009.
Oh, and Saturday, for fans of Stephanie Meyer, Kristin Cast and all books vampire-esque, is Gothic Teen Day at Waterstones. Including, the release of the 6th House of the Night novel.
Sunday 23 August is, of course, Family Fun Day (picture courtesy of http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/) in West Park, with exciting stunt acts, kiddies’ Arena, acrobatic display team, fairground, craft marquee, giant inflatables and much more. The fun begins at 10am and entry is free.
Very important to say too, that with the release of The Time Travellers Wife scheduled at Cinemac (and on general release) for Friday 28 August (5.30 and 8pm) there is still time to read the book. A writer (Audrey Niffeneger) who can make time travel seem feasible must be worth reading – an excellent novel.
This weekend’s film programme at Cinemac is shaped as follows:
Friday 21, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August:
Bandslam (PG) 3pm.
Aliens in the Attic (PG) 5.30pm.
Inglourious Basterds (18) 8pm
St Michaels and All Angels, Market Place, Macclesfield.
Silk Brass, PR Officer: Sue Howell: 07710 406002.
East Cheshire Hospice
To register: 01625 433477
Waterstones, Mill St, Macclesfield
Family Fun Day, West Park, Macclesfield
Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe St, Macclesfield SK11 6UT
Recorded Information: 01625 423535
Enquiries: 07871 422937
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
For tickets please telephone the box office as listed below. Ticket orders will be held at the Gate for collection. (Picture courtesy of Gawsworthhall.com)
Another month must have gone by because it’s the Farmers Market at Cloverbank again this Saturday (8.30 am to 12.30 pm). It’s worth going for the piglets alone – with the weather they are in mud-bath bliss. There are eight, 6-week old youngsters and two Kune Kune sows with nine very young ones between them. Lindsay Moores makes her debut as a stall holder too with her business, Adam’s Very Clever, providing healthy food for busy people – a healthy chunky vegetable ready meal in a pot – and there will be free samples to try on the day.
Finally, fair weather or foul a good film is always a weekend favourite and where better than the very charming Cinemac:
Showing on Friday, Aliens in the Attic (PG) 3 and 5.30pm and at 8pm, The Taking of Pelham 123. This is a change from the scheduled showing of Moon, cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
And, on Saturday and Sunday: Aliens in the Attic (PG) 3 and 5.30pm and at 8pm the Special Advance Screening of: Inglourious Basterds (18)
Thursday, 6 August 2009
And... as if that wasn’t enough on Saturday night The Hollies play Gawsworth Open Air Theatre and Bang on Presents Question the Mark at the Swan With Two Necks. Away from music there’s the Perseidis Meteor Shower Party at Jodrell Bank. With telescopes, talks, 3D theatre and a BBQ from 9pm to midnight, cross everything for a clear night.
And finally for the children Saturday is Ben 10 day at Waterstone’s and The Balloonist will be up to high jinks in the Grosvenor Centre between 11am and 4pm.
Mind, Body and Boogie, field behind Cock and Pheasant, Bollington
Gawsworth Open Air Theatre,
Ronnie’s Bar, Duke’s Court, Macclesfield
Hoping to get to Mind, Body & Boogies at least once. Details of the music can be found here, sounds like there'll be some great talent!
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Stories of Dragons and more... can be heard at Macc Library between 10am and 12 noon on Thursday 6 August. While there is an Indian Pow Wow at the Silk Museum, for children aged between 6 and 11 years, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 August, for the making dream catchers and totem poles. (picture courtesy of Silk Museum)
For the grown-ups and if it’s not sold out, tonight (Wednesday 5 August) you could spend An Evening with Pam Ayres as part of the Gawsworth Open Air Theatre Season. And, not forgetting Cinemac for a genuinely charming night of film entertainment... Showing Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6: G-Force (PG) 3, 5 and 7pm; The Hangover (15) 8.45pm.
Macclesfield Library, Jordangate: 01625 374000
Silk Museum, Park Lane Galleries, Macclesfield:
Gawsworth Open Air Theatre:
Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe St, Macclesfield: