Wednesday, 29 September 2010
If you've discovered The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo you'll have been waiting for The Girl Who Played With Fire (15) on at Cinemac tomorrow night (Thurs 30 Sept) at 5 & 8pm.
Heritage Centre, Roe St
"A different kind of evening in prospect tomorrow night when we host a double-bill of two very fine singer-songwriters from either side of the Atlantic. Angie Palmer, hailing from the North West of England, entertained a packed Town Hall when she supported Glenn Tilbrook recently whilst Rachel Harrington, from Oregon, makes a welcome return after a fabulous festival appearance in 2009. Angie will hopefully be joined by guitar sidekick Billy Buckley whilst Rachel's heady mix of country, gospel and bluegrass will no doubt be influenced by the expert blues and slide playing of ex-Lindisfarne man Rod Clements.
Should be good!! "
Weds Sept 29 @ The Biddulph Arms 8pm Admission £12 Tel: 01782-514896
Review; Vavoom, Saturday 14th August, Swan with Two Necks
Everyone lucky enough to catch Vavoom on Saturday night at a packed Swan were treated to a real old-fashioned rockabilly riot. Those hepcats ripped into their show with the gusto of a wheel spinning dragster. The band played a mix of original rockabilly greats by the likes of Johnny Burnette and Gene Vincent, threw in a few Stray Cats numbers, and added a dash of the Ramones. Shook it all up, and let it loose on a willing crowd. And the gig was as much about the way the songs were played, as it was about the songs themselves. The band are a classic 3 piece. Booty on Gretsch guitar and vocals, Vince Viper on drums – resplendent in 2 inch fire red creepers, and Chris Large – playing some of the finest slap double bass this side of 1957. Every one of their songs was attacked from the off. Whether Chris was climbing all over his double bass or Vince was firing off drum roll volleys, the energy never let up.
Next time these cats swing through Macc, make sure you’re quiffed up and ready to rock, because based on Saturday’s performance, Vavoom will not leave you disappointed.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Macc library, Jordangate. 01260 281350
A bakers shop in Wellington Road, Bollington has extended to include a coffee shop.
There is the potential for local artists who want to display their images and/or exhibit their pictures on their walls - Get in touch via- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any commissions earned go to East Cheshire Hospice.
Monday, 27 September 2010
Crikey What a good turn out. It was marvellous to see so many people out on the sunny streets and open spaces of Macc on Sunday. The Treacle Market was bigger, with even more enticing stalls and more people out enjoying them.Thanks for your support.
Big thanks to Hot Vestry and les Peche and Rob on accordian for great music and to Marionette Theatre co for their stringed charms and the Morris Dancers for bringing the cobbles alive.
And now a word from Tim Woodhouse.
'You know about this nonsense and you are ALL very welcome. Andy Hughes is doing a guest spot if not too terrified, and anybody else can have a go, too!! Yours beatifically in the light of His Holiness' recent visit to our Godless shores,
The Boarhound, Thursday Tim'
Incidentally if you press one of the magic music buttons in issue 16 of the loop you can here him too.
Friday, 24 September 2010
This Saturday you can move easily from classical through choral to jazz and beyond. Starting with Rat Pack Swing Show at the Legh Arms, Adlington from 8.45pm. £15.99 including 3 course meal. 01625 829211.
Congleton Choral Society runs an all day Singing day with Bob Chilcott. 9.30am-4.30pm at St Michael's Church, Market Place, Macc 01260 276957. http://www.congletonchoralsociety.co.uk/
Macclesfield Music Society presents Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, on piano, marking Chopin's 200th Anniversary. 7.30pm. £12 at the Heritage Centre, Roe St., Macc. http://www.macclesfieldmusicsociety.co.uk/ 01625 582077.
The Nags Head on Water's Green presents live music Saturday night with The Pleasers a 60s tribute act. 01625 423786. http://www.nagsmacc.co.uk/
And topping off Saturday there's Rock at the Moss with Echoes of Windystock 1. Featuring The Feud and the Unshaggables. From 7.30pm. £6 (£7 on door) Mcllroy Suite, Macc Town Football Club, Tickets from 07818884324.
And top of my list at the BATE HALL there's Fretbuzz with the wonderous Dead River Disco and Rich House (see pic) - there will be dancing from 9pm.
On Sunday, we can't say enough about the Treacle Market. Come and join us on the LOOP stand and say hello, before buying fine foods and drinks, or a little something unusual.
Rounding off at Ronnie's bar in Duke's Court for Help For Heroes Charity Event. See the http://www.ronnies-bar.co.uk/ for more 01625 665050.
See you out there. the Janes.x
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Its Treacle Sunday!
The monthly Treacle market resumes. Grab a coffee, and indulge in something delicious from the Food and Drink Market. Bring a big basket and find something unique and gorgeous in Market Place.
Treacle Market Sunday 26 Sept 10am-3.30pm Waters green: high quality food and drink from local producers. Covered area to munch your purchases. Cookery demonstration 10.30 from Cook Clever. Market PLace Antiqes, craft, plants, vintage clothes and furnishings quirky gifts, knitting yarn..... The unusual!
Plus live music from Hot Vestry, Les Peche and Rob on Accordian. Free for children: Jasper's swap shop. Bring a comic or your football cards to swap with jasper ( age 9) and pals. Have a go with puppets from 12 noon in St Michaels Church Yard with Marionette Theatre co.
Get whittling and get creative with Wacky Woods, all day. Get knitting and bring a cardi to see Jean Westbrook and her very big cardigan in St Michaels, plus videos and 'tears of sadness, tears of Joy,. Plus old film about Barnaby holidays passed in the church foyer.
Keep an eye on Treacle facebook and new web site www.treaclemacclesfield.co.uk
Two local artists are setting up MIDAS – Middlewich Art Support at the community centre on Monday evenings starting 6 September 10 from 7pm to 9pm.
The aim of the group is to provide support and advice for beginners and to help more experienced artists by sharing information and expertise.
Everyone is welcome, refreshments provided, why not go along and join them for a friendly night out with like minded people.
For further information tel. Jean on 01606 738290 or 07510510367
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Autumn Glory You are invited to the opening of the latest Jobling Gowler Art Exhibition where you can meet the artists of Moving Clay. Paintings, prints, ceramics, textiles, wood, jewellery.Wine & nibbles too. Thursday 23 Sept 6-8pm
RSVP 01625 614250 email@example.com
Sunday, 19 September 2010
L'Artiste Gallery has recently opened its doors in Marton on the A34 and is owned by Lindsay Sommer who has had many years experience in the world of Fine Art in South Africa. Lindsay has sourced art from a number of UK artists and encourages art lovers to visit the gallery to view the eclectic range of work on display. The gallery has ceramics by Sue Gorman, pencil works in fine detail by Elizabeth Furniss, Lynne Wilkinson's bright oil paintings of animals and flowers and Suzy Shackleton's colourful modern designs created from mohair felt using ancient methods. There are works by a number of other artists on display. L'Artiste features a range of top quality one off pieces from a young South African jewellery designer who uses citrines, ostrich eggshell, coconut shell and leather.
T he gallery will have its official opening on Thursday 23rd September at 5.30pm when drinks and canapes will be served - please call on 01260 224344 to advise attendance.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Find the poet in you
A tremendous opportunity to work with a full-time, professional, published poet on a relaxed and non-intimidating course full of ideas, inspiration, personal feedback and positive advice on writing and getting published.
Whether you consider yourself an absolute beginner, a regular writer or simply enjoy reading poetry, you will benefit from this course under the friendly guidance of former Cheshire Poet Laureate, John Lindley.
Starts 21 September
Tuesday evenings 7 – 9 pm
Sandbach School Adult Education. Tel: 01270 767322
John Lindley: 01260 273219
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Monday, 13 September 2010
A Talk by Ray Rowe on the Victorian Pharmacy in Congleton
The talk will provide an overview of the people, places and products of Congleton during the Victorian era and provide a local perspective to the BBC series on Victorian Pharmacy.
Wednesday 15 September7.30pm
Lower entrance on Market Street, Congleton
01260 276360 or 01260 375550 £2/Free for Friends of Congleton Museum. Admission by ticket only, available at the museum or library.
Mills, Walks and Yarns
A talk by Lyndon Murgatroyd
The talk will take the form of a virtual walk around Congleton reflecting on the history of the mills and recounting the stories of the people who once worked in them.
Friday 17 September 7.30pm
Market Square (behind the Town Hall), Congleton
Cost: £1/Free for Friends of Congleton Museum. Admission by ticket only, available at the museum
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Join Fiona Ware and Macclesfield History Society's John Gee to learn how the town of Macclesfield has been shaped by its long history. Leaders: Fiona Ware from Cheshire East Council and Macclesfield History Society's John Gee. Monday Sept 13 10am to 1pm Meeting point: Outside Macclesfield Town Hall (SJ917737)Booking: 01625 504505 Places limited so booking essential, Partnership event, Please wear suitable clothing/boots.
Friday, 10 September 2010
A little later at the fabulous Baths Hotel on Green Street, you can hear Les Peches from 9pm.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
the Martyn Donaldson Music Trust are bringing Jazz to Macc.Jazzing into Macclesfield Methodist Church on Saturday 11 September at 7.30pm is the
fabulous trio THE LIQUORICE STICK ALL-SORTS
one of the UK’s top groups created to celebrate particularly
the music of Benny Goodman. The trio’s repertoire ranges
over the whole jazz spectrum but the keystone remains ‘swing’
in its many forms
ALAN BARNES (clarinet and sax) has played with countless
bands from Humphrey Lyttleton to Freddie Hubbard and has
won over 20 major British Jazz Awards as well as being BBC
jazz instrumentalist of the year twice!
PAUL CLARVIS (drums) is one of the busiest studio percussionists
in the country.
JIM HART (vibraphone), an astonishing virtuoso, is relatively new on the scene
but already in great demand nationwide.
£10 on 01625433187 / 01625615298
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
A Harvest display in the loop's favourite Chapel
Monday, 6 September 2010
(former Cheshire Poet Laureate)
A chance to read your own poems
or your favourites
or just come to listen
(and drink, of course)
Thursday 9 September
8 PM £2 on door
Upstairs Beartown Tap
All proceeds to Pakistan Flood Appeal
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Make a monster!
Children of all ages are invited to come along to The Longden Gallery to make their own clay monster creation.
When? - Saturday 11th September between and .
Where? – at The Longden Gallery
Macclesfield SK11 6QY
The cost of making a monster in clay will be £6.00 to cover materials used and cost of firing.
Please note parents will be expected to accompany and supervise their own children.
Home is a 2009 documentary by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on Earth and relates to global warming and how the earth has changed. The documentary chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage—how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a "delicate but crucial" natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.There is no charge.
There is a short discussion afterwards aswell. Just turn up on the night.
Friday, 3 September 2010
Longden Gallery are running workshops in both monoprint and ceramics this Saturday
. The am sessions run from 11 - 1 and the pm from 2 - 4. The cost is £25 and includes all materials. They still have a few places left on each. To book please ring the gallery on 01625 433953 or call in to 2 Shaw Street, Macclesfield.
Catch JOHN HALLAM JAZZTET WITH JEFF BARNHART Making their annual visit to Bollington Art Centre, September 4th £8 01625 574410
Also on Saturday the Swan with Two Necks, Chestergate, Macclesfield. Tuesday Tony Presents: The Rock'n'Roll Circus Tour featuring Macc's own The Gracies and Stellar and much more. Free admission, 7pm til late. As they say 'Come one come all, grab a pint and have a ball!!'.
Saturday night also heralds a Northern Soul soul night at the Jollies, or the Jolly Sailor if you prefer. Friendliest pub in town?
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Its that time of year when things get going again. Some great creative part time courses at Macc College: drawing, painting, printing, photography, graphic design, ceramics, ....All the courses start the week beginning 13 Sept so enrol quick.www.macclesfield.ac.uk.
A new workshop course begins in September at Morton Hall Community Centre on
The course begins on Thursday September 16th, 1 – 3 pm and costs £40 for 6 sessions.
For further information, contact Patty Callaghan, firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07791 504971.