Friday, 31 December 2010
A big thank you to Jo Bell who was wielding her camera at the last Treacle Market. Have a look. A genuinely festive atmosphere and we actually felt Christmassy! Darned cold mind you... Great music from Annies Saints and Sinners, Hot Vestry, Phil Maddox, Rockschool singers and more.
Get your crisp new diary out and make a note that the next Treacle Market is Sunday 30 January. It will be food and drink only in the Market Place. Antiques, arts and crafts will be back for February don't worry.
In the meantime we wish you a rewarding and creative New Year from the loop.
Image Yvonne Philipps. Thanks Yvonne.
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves
From 17 to 22 January , Macclesfield Majestic Theatre Group present at MADS Theatre, Lord Street, Macclesfield, their annual pantomime, “Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves”.
The story tells of a Prince destined to marry a Princess he has never met; a Princess desperate to marry; An overpowering Mother who expects her Daughter (Elly) to do everything for her. Ali Baba the poor hopeless romantic, who tries his hardest to ensure his best friend (Elly) is happy and would do anything for!
After the princess is robbed, by the 40 thieves, Ali goes on a mission to find the stolen treasure and claim the reward, so that his beloved Elly can have the riches she deserves, and marry the man she loves.
A comedic plot of good against bad, with twists and turns, revealing characters who are not who they seem to be!
Tickets are selling fast, but are available online at www.mmtg.co.uk or by phone on 07875 149943 or on the night at the box office. Performances start at 7.15pm each night with a matinee at 2pm on the Saturday.
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
A couple of words from Jo Bell:
' A request for a tiny Christmas favour (a matter of two clicks and a poem choice) - and the offer of a tiny poetic opportunity.'
Photo: Yvonne Philipps.
Please keep sending your pictures.
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Cinemac Heritage Centre Roe Street Macclesfield SK11 6UT Recorded Information: 01625 423535 Enquiries: 07871 422937 All tickets on Sundays & Mondays: 3.20
Mon 20: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 5.30, 8.00
Tues 21: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 3.00, 5.30, 8.00
Weds 22: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 3.00, 5.30, 8.00
Thurs 23: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 3.00, 5.30, 8.00
Fri 24: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 3.00
Sat 25: cinema closed: Merry Christmas
Sun 26: Gulliver''s Travels (PG) 3.00
Sun 26: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 5.30
Mon 27: Gulliver''s Travels (PG) 3.00, 8.00
Mon 27: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 5.30
Tues 28: Gulliver''s Travels (PG) 3.00, 8.00
Tues 28: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 5.30
Weds 29: Gulliver''s Travels (PG) 3.00, 8.00
Weds 29: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 5.30
Thurs 30: Gulliver''s Travels (PG) 3.00, 8.00
Thurs 30: Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG) 5.30
Fri 31: Gulliver''s Travels (PG) 3.00
Friday, 17 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Creative Writing – Find the poet in you. Writing and understanding poetry.
01270 767322. Website: www.sandbachschool.cheshire.
Tickets (£10 adults, £2.50 under 18s) from Margin Music, 3 Market Place; Fraser Travel, 11 Church St.; Cachet Lingerie, 50 Chestergate (all of these are in Macclesfield); or by telephone 01260 252444; or online www.kems.org.uk
Wednesday, 8 December 2010
Sunderland Street Studios will once again be opening its doors to everyone for one weekend in December.
Ralph McGaul, Melanie Alexandrou and Patrick Cody invite you into their studios,
where you can meet the artists and learn about the ideas and processes behind the work.
New work will be on display and for sale, including paintings, prints, and much more.
This is a FREE event and there will also be tea, mulled wine and homemade cakes!
Directions: Go in the black door between Brushstrokes and Thong in Cheek,
down a few steps, then up the stairs, turn right, at the end of the corridor.
Follow the signs, and don't worry.
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Saturday, 4 December 2010
Thought you might all be interested in this Christmas campaign!
'Let's face it, Christmas music is is not very good. Joy Division are the most influential band of the twentieth century, and the antithesis of the commercial, sugary sweet pop that is usually played at Christmas. There is still a lot of love for Ian Curtis,Stephen Morris, Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner worldwide. Ian died tragically young, yet his contribution (and that of the other members of the band) to the landscape of the independent music scene was immense.'
Let's get the Joy Division classic, "Love Will Tear Us Apart" to number one in the Christmas pop charts.
Friday, 3 December 2010
DJ.s on the evening. Skate Board King GAVIGATION. REGGAEDAVE & SPECIAL guest FOR THE evening,SHORTIE RANKING aka KING COSMIC SOUNDS (irie irie FM). SHOW TIME 7 TILL LATE
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Send us your Winter in Macclesfield pictures, poems or prose again this year...
my heart flys free
chasing my yearning across
a pure white field,
while i run behind,
and leaving boot marks
in the snow.
(jane birch 2010)
...to: email@example.com or submit here and we'll upload your artistry to maccloop.blogspot.com and the Loop facebook page.