Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Heritage Centre Roe Street Macclesfield SK11 6UT Recorded Information: 01625 423535 Enquiries: 07871 422937
Tues 30: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (12A) 4.00, 7.30
Weds 1:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (12A) 4.00, 7.30
Thurs 2: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (12A) 4.00, 7.30
Fri 3: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (12A) 4.00, 7.30
Sat 4: cinema closed
Sun 5: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (12A) 4.00, 7.30
Mon 6: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (12A) 4.00, 7.30
Tues 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One (12A) 4.00, 7.30
Monday, 29 November 2010
But lovely too, with bright sunshine and dreamy glimpses of white misty hills as you walked from Treacle Market Place to Treacle Food and Drink down Church St. Lots of festive goodies down there and we even tried our hand at roasting chestnuts!
Have a look at http://www.youtube.com/
Sat 18 Dec Antiques, art. vintage, craft, the unusual! 10am-3.30pm Market Place
Sat 18 Dec Festive food and drink 4-9pm Market Place
Sun 19 Dec Antiques, art, vintage, perfect gifts 10am - 3.30pm Market Place
Sun 19 Dec Quality food and drink and seasonal provisions. 10am-3.30pm Waters Green
Huge thanks to Jo Bell for her marvellous creative camera work.
Friday, 26 November 2010
The sun is out and its crisp and cold and we are off to Music at Mikes for a lunchtime gig. Hope it's jazz! Saw the latest show at Jobling Gowler last night. Get a long and look for your self. Weekdays till 5pm.
Remember its Treacle this Sunday!
St Michaels Church, Market Place Fri 26 Nov 1pm free.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
The Old Butter Market
Macclesfield's covered Butter Market was built in 1823 as part of the Town Hall and shown on the 1871 map between the new Town Hall and the Police Station.
Farmers with their wives and children brought baskets of eggs, pats of butter on cabbage and rhubarb leaves, cheeses and fruit etc.
There were many cheese markets held regularly in the town. This Butter Market dwindled and was closed in 1939, and for a number of years now it has been used for storage until coming to life again as part of the Treacle Market.
Make sure you take a look inside this Sunday for stalls of antiques and interesting craft.
Sun 28 Nov 10am-3.30pm
Treacle Market: Waters Green, Market Place and the Old Butter Market
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Pull The Other One: Cabaret Extraordinaire
A word from the bizarre Pull the Other One team who charmed, startled, and frankly over stimulated their Macc audience in June. They’re back with a mission: to help raise funds for Barnaby Festival (17-19 June) 2011:
‘Were you there the first time? Did we not Pull The other One ?
Well here we come again and this time with bells on.
Back by popular demand, Boothby Graffoe completes his performance along with London Variety and Speciality impresarios The PTOO Team; Players skilled in the craft of the obscure and surreal plus local exponents of the art ,songster Tim Woodhouse and Poetess Jo Bell.’
Tickets sold out last time, so grab yours, a bunch of friends and enjoy an evening of extraordinary cabaret, exceptional beer and some very odd performances. We’ve only just recovered from the last time. Actually we may never be the same again…
Sat 11 Dec 8pm doors and bar. 9pm performance.£15 table, £10 without.
Tickets from : Waterstone’s & Margin Music and from www.barnabyfestival.org.uk
Weds Nov 24 @ The Biddulph Arms 8pm Admission £12 Tel-01782-514896
Monday, 22 November 2010
Tickets are now on sale for the Macclesfield Ice Rink at www.maccice.co.uk. The Macclesfield Ice Rink is operating from 10th -24th December and will be great fun for all the family. The 50 skater Ice Rink will be situated in the grounds of St Michaels Church in the Marketplace.
The rink will be operating for ten hours a day, a full list if skate times is available at www.maccice.co.uk. Skating costs just £6 for a one hour session including boot hire. If you are planning an Christmas party why not have fun on the ice? Exclusive bookings are available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Book now to ensure your slot on the ice at www.maccice.co.uk
Treacle Markets and you
We are looking for local musicians, choirs, bands, singers or... to serenade the Treacle Markets in Macclesfield. This is a chance top play in front of a friendly Macclesfield audience with the dramatic back drop of the big Town Hall pillars. Don't worry its under cover and there is an electrical point although it could be chilly! Its a chance to busk whilst promoting yourselves as well.Got a CD to sell or concert or gig to promote? Dates available. Sun 28 Nov Sat 18 Dec Sun 19 Dec Please get in touch if you would like to know more or mention this on to your musical friends.
Pic: Les Peches at Treacle Market
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Musical Director, Congleton Choral Society
£30k-40k pro rata
Congleton Choral Society requires a Musical Director to take up the post from May 2011. They are an established mixed choir of 70 voices. Rehearsals are held on Mondays in Congleton and three concerts a year are held in the Town Hall/Astbury Church. In addition they run very successful workshops and a sub group have performed abroad and sung the services in English cathedrals and churches. The new MD will be expected to develop an interesting and challenging programme in discussion with a supportive committee.
For information about the choir, please visit the website www.congletonchoralsociety.org.uk
For further details please email Roger Burgess at email@example.com or telephone 01477 535443
Thursday, 18 November 2010
.....And just when you thought it all was over till the spring......
www.wackywoods.co.uk has just been updated to show the winter programme which will include more family days, a Christmas Decoration Making Day and by popular request, another Scavenger Hunt ... as well as Christmas Holiday Wacky Woods Sessions – you can do your last minute Christmas stuff in peace, while Alex plays in the woods with your treasures: (you can have them back on Christmas Eve!)
Just a reminder: you may need to get in quick for the Christmas Scavenger Hunt on 18th December!
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Loop Social: Bugged
Join us for a sociable Loop evening based around this summer’s BUGGED
day of eavesdropping. The UK’s brightest writers went out and about to listen in
to other people’s lives and some fascinating conversations were
overheard...'It's round, tubular and like a plum... 'What's ephemera? Is it
The resulting stories, poems and scripts are brought together in a new book -
Bugged. Some are funny, some sinister, and some a little bit fruity! Books will
be on sale on the night.
Macclesfield writer, Jo Bell will be leading the reading, helped by Jane (the
Birch one) and Jude D’Souza among others. And what a better place to meet, to
laugh, think and delve into other people’s private moments than at al PANINO’s
on Chestergate, after hours. Come at 7pm for the reading to begin at 7.30pm,
giving you plenty of time to take a table and order the finest of refreshments.
Entry is free but booking essential firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jane on:
07981 128 454
Wed 17 Nov 7pm al Panino's Chestergate, Macclesfield
Workshop for children at
‘The Longden Gallery’
on Saturday 20th November
£10 per session inclusive
Children of any age are very welcome to come along and make tree/table decorations and gifts
Please call into ‘The Longden Gallery’ at
2, Shaw Street to book a place to avoid disappointment on the day
Please note children must be supervised by an accompanying adult
Monday, 15 November 2010
A word from Macclesfield Waterstone's:
'Quick reminders - Erica James talking about her new book Promises, Promises - TOMORROW (Tues 16th) 7.00pm - tickets £3 - 'promises' to be a great evening - no pun intended
Thursday, 11 November 2010
No Something for the weekend this week. Instead Loop issue 17 is out today. Make sure you will be recieving yours by mailing us at email@example.com for 18 pages of pictures, listings, editorial and music when you press the magic buttons!
If you are baffled not to receive yours, just check you have the loop in your address book. Remember how high handed those servers can be when filtering out bulk mailing.
Hooray, another Vintage Clothes Shop is opening in Macc on Saturday 13 November at 11am. ’Cosy Kitsch & The Classy Bird’ will sell gifts, homeware,vintage clothes & accessories. Find them at 94 Mill St, Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm & Sat 9.30am-5pm
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
An evening of eavesdroppings at al PANINO!
'It's round, tubular and like a plum....'
'What's ephemera? Is it sexual?'
This summer, the UK's brightest writers went out to eavesdrop - from bus station to garden centre, playground to parade ground. The resulting stories, poems and scripts are brought together in a new book - BUGGED. Some are funny, some sinister, some a little bit fruity!
Join us for a reading from Bugged by Macclesfield writer Jo Bell, with help from Jane Birch, Jude D'Souza and others. Come along to eat, drink, laugh, think and enjoy the company of other nosey parkers.
al PANINO, Chestergate, Macclesfield.
Wednesday 17 November 7pm for 7.30pm reading
FREE entry! but please book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Weds 10: The Social Network (12A) 2.00
Thurs 11: The Social Network (12A) 5.15, 8.00
Fri 12: The Social Network (12A) 5.15, 8.00
Sat 13: cinema closed
Sun 14: Legend of the Guardians - The Owls of Ga''Hoole (PG) 3.00
Sun 14: The Social Network (12A) 5.15, 8.00
Mon 15: The Social Network (12A) 5.15, 8.00
Tues 16: The Social Network (12A) 5.15, 8.00
Weds 17: The Social Network (12A) 5.15, 8.00
Thurs 18: The Social Network (12A) 5.15, 8.00
Heritage Centre Roe Street Macclesfield SK11 6UT Recorded Information: 01625 423535 Enquiries: 07871 422937
Friday, 5 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
A word or 10 from Craig Pickering:
'Tonight, Nov 3 is another big occasion for Biddulph and I am not just talking about the new Sainsbury's gala opening! If you can drag yourselves away from the supermarket aisles get down to The Biddulph Arms for an action-packed evening of Americana. OTIS GIBBS from Indiana (not a black blues singer by the way) is your archetypal folk singer; travelling from town to town with just his guitar for company; singing songs about people he has met and places he has visited, all interlaced by a dry, sardonic wit. He has been likened to a modern day Woody Guthrie, with echoes of Steve Earle and Tom Waits also in evidence and went down extremely well just over the way at Crewe Roots last Spring. His latest album 'Joe Hill's Ashes' received a very favourable review in last week's Biddulph and Congleton Chronicle courtesy of JMC. A couple of Otis' friends Courtney KAISER and Benjamin CARTEL, coming along for the ride, are very much an unknown entity. They have two cds available in the States, share a European agent with some very good names and descibe themselves as a 'low-fi, song-driven, harmony-heavy Brooklyn dased duo'. Intrigued? WINSTON BALDWIN and PHIL BRIGHTMAN (one half of the Providence Jug Band) complete a fabulous line-up.'
Weds Nov 3 @ The Biddulph Arms 8pm Admission £12 01782-514896
Picture courtesy Jo Bell. The Janes at the Treacle market.