Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Tues 31: Salt (12A) 8.00
Weds 1: Marmaduke (U) 5.30
Weds 1: Salt (12A) 8.00

Thurs 2: Marmaduke (U) 5.30
Thurs 2: Salt (12A) 8.00
Fri 3: The Sorcerer''s Apprentice (PG) 5.30
Fri 3: Salt (12A) 8.00
Sat 4: Toy Story (U) 3.00
Sat 4: The Sorcerer''s Apprentice (PG) 5.30

Sat 4: Salt (12A) 8.00
Sun 5: Toy Story (U) 3.00

Sun 5: The Sorcerer''s Apprentice (PG) 5.30
Sun 5: Salt (12A) 8.00

Heritage Centre Roe Street Macclesfield SK11 6UT Recorded Information: 01625 423535 Enquiries: 07871 422937

Monday, 30 August 2010

Wild and young

Pure radios have teamed up with the RSPB Wildlife Explorers, Fun Kids and Reading for Life to launch the WildVerse poetry competition. Write a poem on any wildlife subject you like and your poem could be read out on Fun Kids, a radio station that’s for you, not your parents.

And what’s more, the winner gets a really cool PURE Sensia and the four runners-up an EVOKE Flow internet-connected digital radio so you and your friends can listen to your poem on the radio!

Children and young people “aged up to 19” are invited to submit their ‘wild poems’ which can be about a bug, a bird, a tree or any kind of wildlife, and the winning entries will be read out on Fun Kids between the 18th and 31st of October 2010.
How to enter

Send your poem to

RSPB Wildlife Explorers,
The Lodge,
SG19 2DL.

Or e-mail it to wildverse@rspb.org.uk Please include your name, age and address.

Your poem must reach them by Friday 24th September 2010.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Mmmm, as ever the weather looks determined to scupper bank holiday plans with intermittent fierce little squalls. Take a brolly and carry on regardless we say!

There is must visit Secondhand & Antiquarian Book Fair on Saturday at the glamorously badged Senior Citizens Hall ( please please think of a better name, anything...)

Meanwhile get down in/ to Congleton for their first ever Jazz & Blues Festival to witness the likes Of Funk School, Box Groove Coolers, The Hoochie Coochie Cry Baby Blues Band,
on Gomm, Andy Stubbs, The Robin Pierce Band, Tattoo, the Providence Jug Band, Blueztones, the Cartellos, the Groove Merchant...

Forget the weather and enjoy music under Ronnies ample canopies on Sunday: Cristopher Birdsall, Collider, Black Tie White Noise with Carjack Mallone headlining. It’s a charity do in aid of Windyways but it is free to get in but please donate something, they do great and very worthwhile work at Windyways. Visit www.windyway.org
And to finish off the bank holiday in style on Bank Holiday Monday the utterly fantastic Chinese Marbles
will be strutting their stuff, strumming their things and tooting their horns at Ronnie's from 7pm.
For more great music check out the previous post for the Baths Hotel gig too.

Secondhand and Antiquarian Book Fair Aug 28. Macclesfield Book Fair Senior Citizens Hall Duke St 10am - 4pm Ronnies Sunday 29th Aug 2-10pm 30th Aug Chinese marbles

Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival Details from www.mybeartown.co.uk/congleton-jazz-and-blues-festival.htm

Sunday it’s not just Garry The Hat’s gig of the week (thanks for tristopher Birdsall, Collider, Black Tie White Noise with Carjack Mallone headlining. I
t’s a charity do in aid of Windyways but it is free to get in but please donate something,
they do great and very worthwhile work at Windyways. Visit www.windyway.org/ for full
details of just what they do. The gigs start at 2pm and run through to 10pm. There’s also
hot food available too. A taster of Carjack Mallone performing is on our website
at http://www.ronnies-bar.co.uk/this-weeks-live-music-at-ronnies/

And to finish off the bank holiday in style on Bank Holiday Monday the utterly fantastic Chinese Marbles
will be strutting their stuff, strumming their things and tooting their horns from 7pm. They are magnificent
and if you haven’t seen them before you must, and if as I suspect most of you have seen them before,
you simply must see them again. And we have a clip of them
http://www.ronnies-bar.co.uk/this-weeks-live-music-at-ronnies/ to prove the point.
he great plug in this week’s paper Garry) it literally is the free gig of the week. Six acts – Matt Hiom, Birdsong, Ch

Monday, 23 August 2010

Cinema: Cinemac

Tues 24: Marmaduke (U) 3.00

Tues 24: The Karate Kid (PG) 5.00, 8.00
Weds 25: Marmaduke (U) 3.00
Weds 25: The Karate Kid (PG) 5.00, 8.00

Thurs 26: Marmaduke (U) 3.00

Thurs 26: The Karate Kid (PG) 5.00, 8.00

Fri 27: Toy Story 3 (2D) 3.00

Fri 27: Marmaduke (U) 5.30

Fri 27: Salt (12A) 8.00
Sat 28: Toy Story 3 (2D) 3.00

Sat 28: Marmaduke (U) 5.30
Sat 28: Salt (12A) 8.00
Sun 29: Toy Story 3 (2D) 3.00

Sun 29: Marmaduke (U) 5.30

Sun 29: Salt (12A) 8.00

Mon 30: Toy Story 3 (2D) 3.00

Mon 30: Marmaduke (U) 5.30

Mon 30: Salt (12A) 8.00

Tues 31: Marmaduke (U) 5.30

Tues 31: Salt (12A) 8.00

Weds 1: Marmaduke (U) 5.30

Weds 1: Salt (12A) 8.00

Thurs 2: Marmaduke (U) 5.30

Thurs 2: Salt (12A) 8.00

Coming Soon: Tamara Drewe - from Friday 10 September
Cinemac Heritage Centre Roe Street Macclesfield SK11 6UT Recorded Information: 01625 423535 Enquiries: 07871 422937

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Blue Funk

A word from Garry....
'The future of the Blues? Very possibly. Another alarmingly young (17yrs) lad with a huge talent on guitar, fronting his own band of veteran players who can barely keep pace!! I just adore this huge groundswell of young raw talent that is keeping the blues alive. This kid is playing half the venues/festivals on the planet this year.
Support is from the Alex Mckown Band. Remember the first time Bernie Marsden played for Bluefunk at the British Legion. Well I used a trio called Inside to support him. A trio comprising 2x 11yr olds and a 10 yr old. Everyone thought I’d gone out of my mind including Bernie...... and then they blew us all away!!! including Bernie. Alex is now 13yrs old fronts his own blues band and is a veteran of several major blues festivals (Colne x3) Think I got that one right? Aah....to be young again.'

Tickets £8 from Garry on garrywhite10@yahoo.co.uk or 07818884324

Blue Funk
The Krissy Matthews Band
Alex McKown

26 August 7.30-11pm
:Bluefunk@the WMC (Krissy Matthews Band + Alex McKown Band)
Park Lane
Poynton Northwest SK12 1RG

Read more: http://events.myspace.com/Event/2315656/Blue-Funk#ixzz0x6ZyJZ00

Just So Magical!

This was So, Just not an ordinary festival! This was JUST SO; an absolute celebration of childhood.
Congratulations, rapturous applause and a million thanks to Sarah, Rowan, Geoff, John, their divine and inspirational families, and the whole Just So Team for what was a resounding success on every level. If you missed it this year be sure to be first in the line for tickets next. It was extraordinarily magical and Just So inspiring! Tickets for next years Festival on sale shortly.
the Janes.x

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Something For The Weekend

The Just So Festival is most on our minds this weekend and the only way to understand the absolute wonder of it all is to visit: http://www.justsofestival.org.uk/whats-on .

There's a real beach in the woods (with buckets and spades); face painting in the magical bespangle hazel-wood circle; indie-rock from the Scaremongers. There's lantern making and a fairy queen trail and circus skills and a cinema and... just so much more!!!

Bring all your dressing up and just love being a child again - whatever age you are!

Please remember that there will be NO tickets available on the gate - they must be purchased on-line in advance for both Saturday and Sunday.

See you there!!!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A Spontaneous Outburst of Art

The Intention was to tell of Astro Kid's Day tomorrow at Jodrell Bank but as always you have to move at cosmic speed to get a ticket and we're sorry to say it's sold out.

But... how exciting, a spontaneous outburst of art and at the top of White Nancy, Bollington. James Wood is exhibiting a small installation piece that will put focus on the landscape, this Friday (20 August) between noon and 3pm. Take a look at his work on the blog: jameswood10@blogspot.com and get yourself along...

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


We don't know about you but the sght of that drizzle makes us yearn for a matinee at Cinemac with a giant bag of minstrels...with that in mind:

Tues 17: Cats and Dogs 2 (U) 3.00

Tues 17: The Last Airbender (PG) 5.30

Tues 17: Knight and Day (12A) 8.00

Weds 18: Cats and Dogs 2 (U) 3.00

Weds 18: The Last Airbender (PG) 5.30

Weds 18: Knight and Day (12A) 8.00

Thurs 19: Cats and Dogs 2 (U) 3.00

Thurs 19: The Last Airbender (PG) 5.30

Thurs 19: Knight and Day (12A) 8.00

Fri 20: Marmaduke (U) 3.00
Fri 20: The Karate Kid (PG) 5.00, 8.00
Sat 21: Marmaduke (U) 3.00

Sat 21: The Karate Kid (PG) 5.00, 8.00

Sun 22: Marmaduke (U) 3.00

Sun 22: The Karate Kid (PG) 5.00, 8.00

Ps after reading the Guardian review of Airbender it is worth going to purely to appreciate the audience response....

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Something for the Weekend

Just back from our holidays in time to post for tonights ... Concert in the Park.

The name has changed this year, but essentially West Park will again host a rich list of top tribute acts on the Silk 106.9 Main Stage. As well as, the best local talent on the Macclesfield Express's Live and Local Stage. Features include top tribute acts for Swedish singing sensations ABBA, to swing superstar FRANK SINATRA and pop queen LADY GAGA. (pic courtesy of www.menmedia.co.uk/macclesfieldexpress)

Tickets are available on the gate tonight (14 August) from opening at 5pm.
£25 family, £10 adults and £5 children.

The Express's own local music columnist and theLOOP friend Garry the Hat, has chosen the 5 local bands. Including relatively new bands - Bad Blood, the David International and the Gracies. Alongside the better known - Steller and Rough Twist - and will be introducing them on stage.

It'll all finish at 11pm with a whopping firework show! and looking out of the window - that's how close we are to kick off now, the weather will be splendid!!!

Hope very much to see you there?!

And then to see you again tomorrow at Ronnie's, Duke's Court, when the Magic Otters will fill the Courtyard from 3pm. www.ronnies-bar.co.uk

Friday, 6 August 2010

Victorian worthies

Sunday, August 8 - Cemetery Heritage Trail (The Victorian Worthies)

Join Fiona Ware to discover the histories of some of our Victorian worthies from the Mayor to the Mill Owner and the policeman to the Workhouse Superintendent who rest in Macclesfield Cemetery.

Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Meeting point: The Cemetery Lodge, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield (SJ908741)
Leader: Fiona Ware, Streetscape and Bereavement Services
Information: 01625 504530
(Historical walk/event, Easy walking grade)

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Something for the Weekend

There's something for all the senses this weekend. Musically why not kick off Friday night by joining a Loop Jane at the Hollins to hear friends, Gareth, Ben and Pete, otherwise known as The Echo Report, support the Unshaggables from around 8.30pm. There will be dancing!
On Saturday night Carus Thompson whisks the courtyard into party mode at Ronnie's with a BBQ (pic courtesy of http://www.ronnies-bar.co.uk/)
And to soothe the soul on Saturday and Sunday (10am-5pm) head for the Knutsford Civic Centre for the Mind Body and Spirit Weekend. There'll be eminent international mediums, clairvoyants, spiritual healing and Indian Head massage, and many workshops and talks. For more details check out http://www.rosemarydouglas.com/ or call 078287468.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Homegrown Reggae

Macclesfield & Reggae. Not words that you hear in the same sentence very often.Til now.

A slice of the Manchester Reggae scene comes to Macc when Homegrown Effect play
The Townhouse on Saturday 7th August.

Greg Jackson plays bass guitar, whistle, kazoo and sings backing vocals. Stu Baggaley (bassist in Glass Ankle) is the main songwriter and plays rhythm guitar, Melodica and sings main vocals. On drums, Alan Redfearn, lead guitar Tom Jackson and percussion Dan Seddon.

Live and on record they make use of delay and reverb, creating a rootsy, atmospheric dub sound reminiscent of King Tubby's production style during the 70's. Fingers crossed, they are some times joined by a Saxophonist and Trumpet player but are not sure if he can make it yet or not! Support this gig if we want more reggae in town.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Harry Sidebottom at Macc Library

The Library has pulled out all the stops to bring Harry Sidebottom, historian; best-selling author of the Warriors of Rome series; and presenter of the History Channels, Ancient Discoveries, in to Macclesfield to talk about his work. It is a brilliant coup and if we want more author visits and a dynamic programme of events in our library it has to be well supported. Don't miss it on Wednesday at 2pm or even better buy your ticket in advance for just £2 (including refreshments).

Praise for Harry: 'Sidebottom's prose blazes with searing scholarship' The Times. 'Gladiator - style battle scenes and well researched details - not to mention religious zealots hell bent on destroying the Roman Empire - not even Gladiator had that' Shortlist.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Deja Vu

Deja vu, 77 Chestergate, Macclesfield, formally The Private Shop, will open it's doors at 10am on Tuesday 3 August . They will be selling Antiques, second hand furniture and various bric-a-brac items. They can also supply and fit multi/fuel/wood burning stoves and their fitter is HETAS registered. Happy to undertake full house clearances, they hope to have many interesting and unique items for sale. They are also interested in purchasing single items, so call in and see them.

The loop loves a good rummage and is delighted to see an interesting independent shop opening in Macc and wishes them well with their new venture!