Food

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  • Wed
    05
    Aug
    2015
    Thu
    31
    Dec
    2020
    Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield

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    Macclesfield Quakers hold meetings twice a month.

    You're invited to join us for Meeting for Worship at the beautiful King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel.

    The Quaker Way is firmly based in the belief that everyone has equal access to the Divine.

    Simple, silent group communion with the Divine - however it is thought of - is at the core of the British Quaker Way.

    There is no service and no priest, just the willingness to directly experience the Sacred as a group, rather than through a mediated service or personal meditation.

    During this simple yet rich worship, anyone may be deeply moved by the Spirit to speak, enriching the silence rather than interrupting it.

    Meeting for Worship begins at 2.30pm for one hour, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.

    The chapel provides a wheelchair ramp for access from the street, a loop system for the hearing impaired, and accessible toilet facilities. There is ample car parking across the road."

    Quaker Meeting for worship is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the Unitarian Chapel on King Edward Street from 2.30-3.30pm.

    Contact Jill Maguire on 01625 432437 or email artscps@talktalk.net

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018
    Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN, UK

     

    • HOME presents a new season of over 20 shows including Emma Rice’s West End Smash Hit Wise Children, 1927’s The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, acclaimed boxing drama One Night in Miami and Headlong’s Shakespeare’s Richard III
    • HOME announces a continued commitment to supporting artists to expand their practice and reach new audiences with new World Premiere productions from Scottee, Javaad Alipoor and Liz Richardson
    • Building-wide celebrations with landmark theatre projects at their heart, including the 25th annual Viva Festival
    • Internationally renowned artists and companies including Hofesh Shechter, The Tiger Lillies, Nassim Soliemanpour and Senior Serrano

    Today HOME announced their new theatre season for 2019, with a continued commitment to bold international programming, nurturing new creative talent, and building-wide festivals and celebrations.

    The season includes the acclaimed production of Wise Children directed by Emma Rice, whose work includes including Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter and Tristan & Yseult. Choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s Grand Finaleis back following a sell-out run at HOME earlier this year; Headlong are back with their new production of Shakespeare’s Richard III; and theatre innovators 1927 present their smash-hit The Animals and Children Took to the Streets. Then in July, there’s Kemp Powers’ One Night In Miami, directed by former Royal Exchange Associate Director Matthew Xia. This powerful production imagines the pivotal moment in American history when Cassius Clay met his friends Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and American Football star Jim Brown following Clay’s heavyweight championship victory.

    2019 marks the beginning of a new phase for HOME, where there will be a renewed commitment to not just producing new work, but also growing our collaborations with exciting artists. This season HOME supports World Premieres by Scottee, Javaad Alipoor and Liz Richardson. Javaad’s production Rich Kids of Tehran will be his first new commission since his landmark The Believers Are But Brothers brought him to national attention. Scottee’s new show Class will be his first show at the midscale, opening in HOME’s larger Theatre 1space.

    Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO of HOME said: “HOME exists to produce and develop new art and new artists, responding to our place in the city and the world. Across the next year, starting with Liz, Scottee and Javaad, we will embark on a new creative direction. By collaborating with a generation of artists and theatre-makers to create a fresh canon of work, we want to reach new audiences, help develop new cross-art form practice and tell new stories.”

    As well as World Premiere productions developed with HOME, there is a carefully curated programme of new work featuring celebrated emerging artists and award-winning shows from international festivals. It includes Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas’s new production One,Iman Qureshi’sPapatango Prize winning play The Funeral Director, and a return of Scottee’s hit Fat Blokes.There are also acclaimed Fringe First winnerswith Breach Theatre’s It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, and Dressedby This Egg.

    2019 will feature a vibrant programme of building-wide festivals and seasons which include major productions in the theatres. In April HOME’s annual ¡Viva! Festival of Spanish and Latin American art returns for a 25th year. It features the HOME-commissioned Kingdomby award-winning Catalan company Senor Serrano. HOME will also mark Refugee Week, with a mixed programme including Iranian artist Nassim Soleimanpour’s production Nassim.

    Dave Moutrey added: “I believe HOME is at its most impactful when the work on our stages connects with the programme in our cinemas and galleries. In 2019, landmark theatre events sit at the heart of building-wide celebrations, bringing together artists and communities from our region and around the world. !Viva! has added resonance this year with such uncertain times in Europe. This festival promises to be an artistic antidote with another a joyous international cultural party. To mark the 200th anniversary of Peterloo in summer 2019, we’re planning a special programme exploring the timeless interaction between music and political protest. More details will be announced soon.”

    Alongside all this, HOME will welcome the famous and the funny to its theatre spaces. Highlights include comedian Mark Thomas with his theatrical examination of our National Health Service in Check Up: Our NHS @ 70; RuPaul’s Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon; and HOME regulars The Tiger Lillies takinga trip into the Devil’s Fairground.

    HOME also offers a year-round platform where people throughout Manchester’s communities, especially young people, can engage with the arts. Highlights of a packed programme for 2019 include a new show from CAN Young Artists, and the return of National Theatre Connections Festival, bringing together some of the most exciting writers in the country with the theatre makers of tomorrow.

    Wise Children present

    Wise Children

    Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar

    Directed by Emma Rice

    Homemcr.org/wise-children

    Tickets £10 - £29 (Concession from £5)

    Age 14+

    Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar, 19:30

    Thu 28 Feb & Sat 2 Mar, 14:00

     

    Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS @ 70

    Homemcr.org/mark-thomas-nhs

    Tickets £16 (£12 Concession including NHS Staff)

    Age 14+

    Fri 8 & Sat 9 Mar, 20:00

    Supported by the Wellcome Trust

     

    Sleepwalk Collective

    Kourtney Kardashian

    Thu 7 - Sat 9 Mar

    Homemcr.org/Kourtney-Kardashian

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Thu 7 - Sat 9 Mar, 19:45

    Soho Theatre in association with Curtis Brown presents:

     

    Jessie Cave: Sunrise

    Thu 14 - Sat 16 Mar

    Homemcr.org/Jessie-cave

    Tickets £14 (£12 Concession)

    Recommended 16+

    Thu 14 - Sat 14 Mar, 19:45

    Fri 15 Mar, 11am - Parent and Baby Performance

    Runtime 60 minutes

     

    HOME and the Southbank Centre

    Scottee: Fat Blokes

    Tue 19 - Sat 23 Mar

    Homemcr.org/fat-blokes

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Recommended 18+

    Tue 19 - Sat 23 Mar, 19:45

    Sat 23 Mar, 14:15

    Running time: 1hr 5 mins

     

    English Touring Theatre present Papatango Theatre’s

    The Funeral Director

    By Iman Qureshi

    Wed 27 - Sat 30 Mar

    Homemcr.org/the-funeral-director

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Wed 27 - Sat 30 Mar, 19:45

     

    Soho Theatre & Tim Whitehead Management presents

    Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped

    Thu 28 - Sat 30 Mar

    Homemcr.org/jinkx-monsoon

    Tickets £25 (£23 Concession)

    Recommended 16+

    Thu 28 - Sat 30 Mar, 20:00

    Running time approx. 80 mins

     

    Arcola Theatre and CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

    Thebes Land

    by Sergio Blanco (Uruguay)

    Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr

    Translated and directed by Daniel Goldman

    Homemcr.org/thebes-lands

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Recommended 14+

    Tue 2 - Sat 6 Apr, 19:45

    Sat 6 Apr, 14:45

    Running time approx. 2hrs 15 mins (inc. interval)

    Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019

     

    Agrupacion Senor Serrano SCCL

    Kingdom

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Apr

    Homemcr.org/kingdom

    Tickets £10 - £28 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Apr, 19:30

    Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019

     

    CYA@HOME

    Fri 12 & Sat 13 Apr

    More information to follow

     

    National Theatre Connections 2019

    Tue 23 - Sat 27 Apr

    Tickets £5

    More information to follow

     

    A Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic co-production with Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse

    Richard III

    By William Shakespeare

    Directed by John Haidar

    Tue 30 Apr - Sat 4 May

    Homemcr.org/Richard-third

    Tickets £10 - £23 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 30 Apr - Sat 4 May, 19:30

    Thu 2 & Sat 4 May, 14:00

    Recommended 12+

     

    Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas

    One
    Wed 8 - Fri 10 May

    Homemcr.org/one

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Wed 8 - Fri 10 May, 19:45

     

    Hofesh Shechter Company presents

    Grand Finale

    Wed 22 - Sat 25 May

    Homemcr.org/grand-finale

    Tickets £10 - £21 (Concession from £5)

    Wed 22 - Sat 25 May, 19:30

    Recommended 14+
    Running time 1hr 45min

     

    Scottee

    Commissioned by HOME

    Class

    Directed by Bryony Kimmings

    Wed 15 - Sat 18 May

    Homemcr.org/scottee-class

    Tickets £14 - £16 (£5 - £12 Concession)

    Wed 15 - Sat 18 May, 19:30

     

    This Egg

    Dressed

    Tue 4 - Sat 8 Jun

    Homemcr.org/dressed

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Recommended 16+

    Tue 4 - Sat 8 Jun, 19:45

    Running time approx. 1hr

     

    The Tiger Lillies

    The Devil’s Playground

    Tue 11 Jun

    Homemcr.org/devils-playground

    Tickets £20 (£18 Concession)

    Tue 11 Jun, 20:00

    Recommended 14+

    Running time 1hr 50 mins (inc 20 min interval)

     

    A Bush Theatre and Nassim Soleimanpour production

    Nassim

    Written by Nassim Soleimanpour

    Tue 18 - Thu 20 Jun

    Homemcr.org/nassim

    Tickets £16 - £18 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 18 - Thu 20 Jun, 19:30

    Recommended 12+

    Running time 1hr 10 mins

    Part of HOME’s Refugee Week 2019

     

    Nottingham Playhouse

    One Night in Miami

    By Kemp Powers

    Tue 2 - Fri 5 Jul

    Homemcr.org/one-night

    Tickets £10 - £23 (Concession from £5)

    Tue 2 - Fri 5 Jul, 19:30

    Thu 4 Jul, 14:00

    Recommended 12+

     

    Liz Richardson, Josie Dale-Jones & Sam Ward in association with HOME

    SWIM

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Jul

    Homemcr.org/swim

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Tue 9 - Sat 13 Jul, 19:45

    Thu 11 & Sat 13 Jul, 14:45

    Recommended 14+

    Supported by the Outdoor Swimming Society

     

    Breach Theatre

    It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

    Tue 8 - Sat 12 Oct

    Homemcr.org/its-true

    Tickets £12.50 (£5 - £10.50 Concession)

    Tue 8 - Sat 12 Oct, 19:45

    Recommended 14+

    Running Time 60 mins

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSalvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Meetings are held at the Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, beginning at 7.30pm.

    Non members are very welcome.

    Admission £2.

    2019
    22nd January    
    Using Quarter Sessions Administrative Records for Family History a talk by Claire Moores.

    26th February
    Macclesfield: A Women's Town a talk by Allan Stevenson.
    The talk is based on his heritage walk around Macclesfield, highlighting nuggets of Macclesfield history alongside stories of the contribution women have made to the town.

    26th March   
    What to do with 323 post cards a talk by Julie Bagnall.
    The background to the story of the cards that were in an Edwardian album left by two sisters. Bella married a Macclesfield man and had close connections with his family after her marriage.

    23rd April
    What did he die of? a talk by Sylvia Dillon.

    28th May
    The FHSC website a talk by Alan Bennett the webmaster.

    25th June  
    A visit to Quarry Bank Mill, Styal.

    23rd July
    Quarry Bank Mill, Styal a talk by Shan Bristow

    27th August
    A forgotten Congleton suffragette a talk by Olivia Smedley.
    The subject is Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy  (1833 – 1918).

    24th September  
    AGM & Display of WWII memorabilia with short talks by members.

    22nd October
    Not Forgotten a talk by Geoff Archer
    How, why, for whom, and by whom, were local war memorials produced.

    26th November   
    Quarries, mines & the Macclesfield Canal a talk by David Kitching.  The construction of the canal allowed industries to reach existing markets more easily and also encouraged expansion to new markets.

    December     No Meeting.

    email: macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk
    tel: 01625430467
    web: https://www.fhsc.org.uk

     

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    The Lecture Theatre, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

    February 2019 – December 2019

     

    Date Topic Speakers
    5th  February 2019

     

     

    Managing common general surgical emergencies Mr Usman Khan, Consultant General Surgeon, ECNHST
    5th  March 2019

     

     

    Diabetes in children Dr Surendran Chandrasekaran,

    Consultant Paediatrician, ECNHST

     

    2nd  April 2019

     

     

    Recognising, managing and treating deep venous thrombosis (DVT) Dr Imran Ansari,

    Consultant Acute Care Physician

    7th May 2019

     

     

    What’s new in  HIV and AIDS Dr Nalini Mahto,

    GU consultant, ECNHST

    4th  June 2019

     

     

    Dealing with Dupuytren’s disease of the hand Mr Jochan Fischer,

    Consultant Upper Limb consultant, ECNHST

    2nd  July 2019

     

     

    Looking after children with epilepsy Dr Kirsten Wolffsohn, Consultant Paediatrician
    3rd September 2019

     

     

    How Serious is Intensive Care Dr David Banks,

    Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

    1st October 2019 Antenatal screening for congenital anomalies - myths and facts Dr Mandira Hazra

    Consultant Obstetrician

    12th  November 2019

     

     

    Are my palpitations serious? Dr Stuart Russell,

    Consultant Cardiologist

    3rd December 2019

     

     

    TBA Dr Andrew Marchetti,

    Consultant Anaesthetist

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
    Macclesfield Silk Museum, Old Park Lane, Macclesfield

    Launch of New Display of Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian Treasures at The Silk Museum

    16 February 2019 - 2020

    A ring belonging to Tutankhamun, a statuette of Queen Tiye - one of the most important queens in Egyptian history, and the mummy case of a significant female temple worker called Shebmut, are just some of the stars in a new display that sheds new light on Macclesfield’s own Marianne Brocklehurst and her remarkable collections.

    This new display at The Silk Museum will be officially opened by Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East, at 11.30am on 16th February 2019 and runs until 2020.

    The new display explores the connection between Macclesfield’s silk industry and Marianne Brocklehurst’s Egyptian collections.   John Varney, Chair of The Silk Heritage Trust, said, ‘We are thrilled that the new research carried out by the museum’s curatorial team, has shown that many objects are even more significant than we thought; and this new display puts many more objects on show so that local people can enjoy more of this important heritage for the town’.

    Marianne was the daughter of silk manufacturer John Brocklehurst, Macclesfield’s first MP.  Her family’s wealth and social standing provided the resources for Marianne to travel extensively in Europe and the Middle East.  In 1873-74 Marianne, along with her companion Mary Booth, her nephew Alfred and servant George, made an epic voyage up the Nile.  Throughout this trip Marianne kept a personal diary illustrated with lively watercolours that captures life on the Nile through the eyes of this remarkable Victorian woman.

    Marianne Brocklehurst and Mary Booth were life-time companions and were generally referred to as The MBs.  They were unconventional women for their time – as a couple they seem to have been uncompromising and determined in their life and work. They collected various objects on their travels around Egypt, but they seem to have had a particular interest in items with a connection to Ancient Egyptian women.   On their first trip, they collected the mummy case of a female temple worker, a scarab commemorating the marriage of a non-royal woman to the king, and the scarab of a king’s daughter. Perhaps it was intentional that the MBs, two unusually independent Victorian women, collected so many objects that bear the names, titles and likenesses of unusually independent Ancient Egyptian women.

    A Family Open Day takes place at The Silk Museum on 16th February 2019

    11am Welcome & Speeches John Varney, Chair, Silk Heritage Trust and Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East 11.30am onwards: Come and see the unique diary and notebooks that Marianne Brocklehurst made of her incredible adventures

    Learn more about the Tutankhamun Ring and other amazing treasures in the collections

    Mummification and Mask-making: Free Family Activities in the School Room

    New Makers’ Place Meet the brilliant craftspeople making unique handmade gifts + demonstrations and craft activities All day: New Silk Shop Exquisite silk products – perfect for gifts for all occasions PLUS Egyptian inspired jewellery and souvenirs Coffee and Cake, The Jacquard Café generously supplied by the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage with thanks to Bollington Co-op The Silk Museum admission is now Give What You Can. All donations welcome to support our work.

    Grateful thanks to Cheshire East Council for very generously supporting the new displays and the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage

    To find out more about Macclesfield Museums visit

    www.macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk

    To find out more about Marianne Brocklehurst visit

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Brocklehurst

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    11 am to 5 pmLittle Moreton Hall, nr Congleton

    Pottage, cucumber pickled in verjuice, salted fish and marchpane flowers will all feature on the ‘menu’ for the 2019 season at Little Moreton Hall.

    Tudor ‘gentlewomen’ at the stunning timber-framed mansion near Congleton will describe what was on the table when the Moreton family, their friends and servants sat down to eat in the sixteenth century.

    At various times during the year, you will be able to sample items such as those Tudor pickles, gingerbread and beerbread; all made according to recipes which have survived. You can have a go at making butter and discover how cheese and other foods were prepared. These products were the staples of a diet which the Tudors believed kept them healthy in body and mind.

    Anna Massey, from the Hall, said, ‘Food is fascinating. People are always asking us how different it was in Tudor times.’

    You will be able to investigate the basics: Pottage was a cheap stew made with grain and vegetables and eaten by servants and farm workers. Wealthier people added some meat, but that was turning it into a luxury dish.

    You can follow the trends: Verjuice, which adds some really sharp acidity to meat and vegetables, is becoming fashionable again today. Now, it is made from pressed grapes, but the Tudors were more likely to use pressed crab apples.

    Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram National Trust

    Beer was different too,because it was made without hops. Beer was very important. It was the everyday drink for everyone – including the children- because water was not always clean enough to be safe. Again, beer was definitely on the prescription for a healthy life.

    Brewing was a job for the women of the house, alongside butter and cheese-making. Anna said, ‘If you have never tried using a wooden or earthenware churn and a wooden plunger to make butter, you will find it a bit of a challenge. Queen Elizabeth was not the only tough lady in Tudor times!’

    She added, ‘Discovering about foods appeals to people of all ages. We’re sure our young visitors will have just as much fun as their parents and grandparents investigating it and, because food  is closely linked to health, we will also look at other Tudor ideas on healthy living, including the herbs and flowers they used in ‘remedies’ for all types of ailments.

    ‘You may also like to join one of our very popular free guided tours to learn about the history of this wonderful old house and the family who built it, or just explore this magnificent and extremely wonky building for yourself.’

    The 2019 season at Little Moreton Hall begins a few weeks later than in previous years.  During the winter the National Trust has completely re-wired the Hall, at a cost of more than £200,000.

    The work involved laying 9000 metres of cable and included installation of a state-of-the-art fire alarm and security system. The project will help to secure the future of this very special 500 years old building.

    Little Moreton Hall opens for the 2019 season on Saturday 30 March and is then open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm.

    For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhallor call 01260 272018.

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    03
    Nov
    2019
    Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Ln, Altrincham WA14 4SJ

    What small changes are local people doing to make a big difference to nature? A new photography exhibition at one of Greater Manchester’s largest green spaces, Dunham Massey, lets you get up close and personal with those who are doing their bit for nature every day.

    From Saturday 29 June – Sunday 3 November the walls inside the hall at the National Trust attraction will display the faces of people who are doing their bit to look after nature every day. The photographs in Local Lives: Small Change, Big Difference have been captured by Manchester based photographer Jan Chlebik. Inspiring stories include those of Justine Lord, Richard Pennington and Jean Caldwell amongst eighteen others, with visitors encouraged to join the conversation about what small changes they would make to look after something they care about.

    Justine Lord, by ⓒ Jan Chlebik

    Justine Lord has been a volunteer ranger at Dunham Massey for several years, and after spending lots of her time outdoor when younger, she takes pride in giving back to nature in her varied role – whether this is through monitoring the wild butterflies and bumblebees, or looking after the deadwood ecology in the deer park.

    Richard Pennington by ⓒ Jan Chlebik

    Richard Pennington, Farmer, has been influential in the redevelopment of Yew Tree Farm on the wider Dunham Massey estate. New hedgerows, trees and ghost ponds have been returned to the farm leading to an improved natural habitat and increased numbers of rare birds and mammals, including hares.

    Jean Caldwell by ⓒ Jan Chlebik

    Jean Caldwell is a resident of Sale and does her bit for nature by planting and maintaining flowers in an alleyway near her house. The daffodils, snowdrops, bluebells, ferns and even nettles create a home for insects and wildlife amongst urban life. As a community space, the alleyway evolves year on year as people come together to add their own plants into the mix. Jean says, ‘I hope the impact of creating a pleasant alleyway from a virtually impassable space has brought colour and a smile or two to the lives of those who walk through on a daily basis. The topiary Teddy Bear is certainly a hit with the children, even if some of them insist it’s Peppa Pig!’

    Fresh air is recognised as having medical benefits today, and medical professionals recognise the positive effects this can have on mental health and wellbeing. A 2016 study by Natural England showed that 1 in 9 children had not set foot in a natural environment over the past year. Jessica Webb, Visitor Experience Manager at Dunham Massey says, ‘During the First World War, when Dunham became the Stamford Military Hospital, Sister Bennett was an advocate of ‘the fresh air cure’ and soldiers often recuperated outdoors in the garden or on the moat. Today Dunham is one of Greater Manchester’s primary green spaces and provides an escape from city life to thousands of people a year. What better place to host an exhibition showing everyday people who are doing their small bit for nature. We hope visitors will be inspired to think about what they can do to make a big difference to nature both today and for future generations.

    The exhibition opens at a topical time, with looking after our environment being high on the agenda globally as well as locally. In 2019 Trafford Council is playing a leading role in the Great British Spring Clean, the UK’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign. Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, the campaign gives an opportunity for thousands of local residents to do a small part to make a positive difference, including removing tonnes of litter and rescuing thousands of plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans for recycling. Sir David Attenborough, who featured in Dunham Massey’s Faces of Change portrait exhibition earlier in the year, has also been credited with raising awareness of the environmental impact of single use plastics and having a positive impact on changing people’s behaviour.

    Local Lives: Small Change, Big Difference can be seen in the house at Dunham Massey from Saturday 29 June – Sunday 3 November. (House open Saturday – Wednesday. Normal admission applies. See nationaltrust.org.uk/Dunham-Massey for full details).

    For more information on Local Lives: Small Change, Big Difference at Dunham Massey visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/features/local-lives-small-change-big-difference-at-dunham-massey

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    Little Moreton Hall, Newcastle Rd, Congleton CW12 4SD

    Contemporary art installation inspired by indoor Tudor tennis secrets

    A new contemporary art installation, by artist Hilary Jack, is set to launch on the weekend of the country’s most celebrated event for tennis lovers, Wimbledon. But visitors to Little Moreton Hall in Congleton will notice a lack of grass courts and an unfamiliar setting for the much-loved game.

    The newly commissioned art work titled Gathering takes its inspiration from the discovery of a handful of Tudor tennis balls found during restoration work in the historic Long Gallery at the 16th century property.

    For the installation, Hilary Jack has collected over a thousand used tennis balls, gathered from Wimbledon and other tennis clubs all over the country. Working with film, Hilary has highlighted the topography of the Long Gallery while revealing the historic use of the space. To accompany the audio-visual installation, the Tudor tennis balls will also be on display for the first time in years.

    The Long Gallery was built in the 17th century as a demonstration of wealth by the ambitious Moreton family.  Long galleries were popular in this era as spaces for sociability and exercise as well as reflecting the status of the family.  Since the 1970s, five Tudor tennis balls have been discovered behind the Tudor panelling in the gallery as conservation work and maintenance has been taken place in the room and revealed clues about how it was used. It was these unique finds from a time gone by that have inspired Gathering.

    Hilary says: “I’ve visited Little Moreton Hall many times and have always been interested in how the environment has affected the appearance and architecture of the building over time.  On a recent visit, I overheard one of the guides explaining that the discovery of some Tudor tennis balls behind wood panels had confirmed the suspicion that a form of tennis had been played in the Long Gallery. As an artist I’m interested in the politics of place and I often work with found objects, so this triggered the idea for Gathering.  I hope that when visitors encounter the artwork it will elicit a response and prompt further enquiry into the history of Little Moreton Hall and the people who lived there.”

    Hilary works across media in research-based projects, often working with found objects in sculptural installations and public interventions. Hilary has worked with many heritage galleries, and historic sites on large scale commissions and exhibitions. Her research-based practice has an activist element, focussing on the politics of place while drawing out social and historic elements of a specific site.  Hilary has exhibited across the UK and Internationally. Her work is in a number of private and public collections including recent acquisitions for Manchester Art Gallery and The Government Art Collection. Hilary is currently exhibiting No Borders, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of Open Air 2019.

    Catherine Newbery, Contemporary Arts Programme Manager for the North at the National Trust says: “Hilary Jack is an interesting and established artist who has visited Little Moreton Hall many times, so when we received her proposal for the Long Gallery we were all really excited to find out more.  Little Moreton Hall is a beautiful building and art works and commissions like this help us bring the people who lived here to life and help our audiences make connections to their own lives.  As we are launching the commission around the Wimbledon tennis tournament I’m looking forward to the atmosphere the art work creates.”

    Gathering opens at Little Moreton Hall on 29 June, to coincide with Wimbledon, and ends on 3 November 2019.  For more information visit, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/little-moreton-hall

    Little Moreton Hall is a remarkable survivor from the Tudor era.  It is a timber-framed moated manor house that sits just south of Congleton.  Free guided tours are available for visitors to learn the history of the Hall and its inhabitants, and Tudor gentlewomen bring the Hall to life with demonstrations and activities.

    Gathering takes its inspiration from the discovery of a handful of Tudor tennis balls found at the 16th century property. Image © Steve Llse

  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019
    Various locations

    Tuesday, 3rd September
    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class

    A fantastic way to get back in shape after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    This event repeats every first Tuesday of the month.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)

    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley

    Information: 07803 245590 or email hnb@kellymorley.co.uk

    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Wednesday, 4th September
    Nature’s Bounty

    A morning walk along the Biddulph Valley Way and around Dane-in-Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest looking to see what wild foods can be found in your local countryside.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 04/07/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm

    Meeting point: Henshall Hall Drive (park on road just before canal), Congleton, CW12 3TA (SJ876622)

    Leader: Cheshire East Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt

    Information: 01260 297237

    (Please bring suitable shoes and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance)

     

    Sunday, 8th September
    Navigation for Beginners

    Come and learn basic navigation skills on an easy going day which includes 2 hours in the morning learning basic navigation techniques, then spending the afternoon taking turns at leading the group and using the skills learnt in the morning.

    All maps and compasses provided, but feel free to bring your own compass if you wish to practise with it. Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £11.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/07/2019

    Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm

    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)

    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington

    Information: 01625 383700

    (Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Bring a packed lunch / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

     

    Sunday, 8th September
    Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather

    Many owners of otherwise obedient dogs have trouble maintaining behaviour on walks. Dogs that will come when called in the garden often go deaf when they meet other dogs. Walking quietly to heel is often a problem in a more distracting outdoor environment.

    During this short outdoor behaviour class, at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Vic will demonstrate, in a more natural environment, how to transfer good obedience work into the real world and also essential techniques for dealing with livestock encountered during walks in the countryside.

    Following this free session there is the option of a short paid ‘one to one’ training session with Vic (Cost £10 - any funds raised will be donated to Animal Support Volunteers). 

    Booking in advance is essential. Please email vic@vicbarlow.com to also book a ‘one to one’ session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm

    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)

    Leader: Local Dog Trainer Vic Barlow – www.vicbarlow.com

    One to One dog training booking: Email vic@vicbarlow.com to book your session

    Information: 01625 374833

    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Friday, 13th September
    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm

    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)

    Leader: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram from Northern Realist

    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website 

    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Sunday, 15th September
    Printmaking Workshop – Lino and Monoprinting

    Local artists Patty Callaghan & Ann Robertson hope to encourage At Macclesfield Riverside Park there is a wealth of inspiration for images from wooded areas to wildflowers and the lovely River Bollin. Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson hope to encourage others to look more closely at these surroundings and explore them on paper, producing their own response in print.

    Both linocut and monoprinting will be offered and the course is suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking for further exploration of the media. Each participant should have a finished print at the end of the day. 

    Work completed on previous course is available to see on Ann Robertson’s website

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be 16 years or older. Cost £45.

    Participants will need to bring their own lunch but tea; coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

    Time: 9.45am to 4.15pm

    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)

    Leaders: Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson

    Information: Ring 07791 504971 or email Patty & Ann

    (Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

    Sunday, 15th September
    Dabbling with Dowsing

    If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of water divining, now’s your chance. Local folklore and traditions enthusiast, Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray, will show you the techniques and then let you loose to try it out! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 15/07/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4:00pm

    Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)

    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray

    Information: 01625 374790

    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 10 / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)

    Wednesday, 18th September
    Countryside Crafts

    Join Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik and Emma to make a rustic basket or platter, from materials found on the nature reserve, depending on what needs pruning! Bring thick gardening gloves and secateurs as you will be weaving natural materials that you find, which may be prickly!

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 18/07/2019

    Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm

    Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)

    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik Ginn and Emma Houghton

    Information: 01625 374790

    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing)

    Friday, 20th September
    X-Hail The Hilltop Session

    An Extended Chill Meditation Session in the midst of nature at Teggs Nose Country Park in Macclesfield.

    Enjoy a unique fusion of meditation techniques featuring X-Hail’s signature approach of breathwork, gentle stretches and restorative chi-gung inspired movement, against a backdrop of blissfully mixed chilled chart classics and soothing aromatherapy blends.

    This is for those who want to optimise health and well-being whilst experiencing a deep connection to the soul, channelling of chi and a good old confidence boost while enjoying stunning views of the Cheshire countryside.

    Sunday, 22nd September
    Autumn Equinox with Greenwood Growth

    Give thanks for what we have with Greenwood Growth and others during this abundant time of the year. Honour the return of the darkness by making a candle. Discover and enjoy timeless stories, raise your energy levels in preparation for the cold ahead and share food cooked over the fire.

    This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm

    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)

    Leaders: Greenwood Growth

    Information: 07801 655272

    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Sunday, 22nd September
    Boggy Doodles: Discover the Joy of Green Sketching

    earn a new and relaxing approach to sketching outdoors that will help you enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful scenery and nature at Tegg’s Nose Country Park with fresh eyes. Suitable for all ages and artistic abilities — no ’talent’ or experience necessary.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £16. All equipment provided.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.30pm

    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)

    Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon

    Information: Visit www.boggydoodles.com, ring/text 07940 573206 or email ali@boggydoodles.com

    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)

    Sunday, 22nd September
    Wild Food Walkabout - Rossmill

    Join the Bollin Valley rangers on a foraging walk around Rossmill. We will be looking for fruits, seeds and flowers that can be found easily in the garden or in the countryside and sampling whatever we can! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over the age of 6. 

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 22/07/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm

    Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)

    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton

    Information: 01625 374790

    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Wildlife Walk - Event)

    Friday, 27th September
    Introduction to Nordic Walking - Bollington

    Nordic walking is the fastest growing fitness activity in the world with a wide variety of people now regularly taking part in what was originally used by super-fit cross country skiers as a way to stay fit during the summer. However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified Instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results. Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am

    Meeting point: Adlington Road car park (opposite the recreation ground), Bollington, SK10 5JT

    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking Instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme

    Information: 07593448403 (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance)

    Sunday, 29th September
    Carrs Working Party and Clean-up

    Help keep your local park looking good by joining the Friends of the Carrs and the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and litter picking. Feel free to join us for an hour or for the full day. Light refreshments provided.

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    Tuesday 3 September

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - September

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - September
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 4 September

    Nature’s Bounty

    A morning walk along the Biddulph Valley Way and around Dane-in-Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest looking to see what wild foods can be found in your local countryside.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 04/07/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Henshall Hall Drive (park on road just before canal), Congleton, CW12 3TA (SJ876622)
    Leader: Cheshire East Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Booking:  Get tickets for Nature's Bounty by 2 September
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Please bring suitable shoes and clothing / Wildlife Walk – Event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance)


    Sunday 8 September

    Navigation for Beginners

    Come and learn basic navigation skills on an easy going day which includes 2 hours in the morning learning basic navigation techniques, then spending the afternoon taking turns at leading the group and using the skills learnt in the morning.

    All maps and compasses provided, but feel free to bring your own compass if you wish to practise with it. Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £11.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/07/2019

    Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking:  Get tickets for Navigation for Beginners
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Bring a packed lunch / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

    Dog Behaviour Clinic with Vic Barlow, the Dogfather

    Many owners of otherwise obedient dogs have trouble maintaining behaviour on walks. Dogs that will come when called in the garden often go deaf when they meet other dogs. Walking quietly to heel is often a problem in a more distracting outdoor environment.

    During this short outdoor behaviour class, at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Vic will demonstrate, in a more natural environment, how to transfer good obedience work into the real world and also essential techniques for dealing with livestock encountered during walks in the countryside.

    Following this free session there is the option of a short paid ‘one to one’ training session with Vic (Cost £10 - any funds raised will be donated to Animal Support Volunteers).

    Booking in advance is essential. Please email Vic Barlow to also book a ‘one to one’ session.
    Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local Dog Trainer Vic Barlow
    Booking:  Get tickets for Dog Behaviour Clinic
    One to One dog training booking: Email Vic Barlow to book your session
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Friday 13 September

    Plein Air Painting at Tegg's Nose Country Park with Northern Realist

    If you’ve ever wanted to get out of the studio and paint outdoors, this series of workshops with classically trained artists Christopher Clements & Kieran Ingram, will guide you through everything you need to know. Both Kieran and Christopher are professional artists, Kieran has featured on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year and Christopher is the director of Northern Realist Drawing & Painting in Manchester.

    You’ll learn an approach which will enable you to interpret and arrange the tones and colours of the landscape allowing you to evoke the simple beauty of your environment.

    Work at your own level in a small friendly group, meet like minded artists and enjoy the beautiful scenery! All equipment is provided but you're welcome to bring your own, a list will be provided.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £59.

    Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Artists Chris Clements and Kieran Ingram
    Booking:  Get tickets for Plein Air Painting - September
    Information: Email Northern Realist or visit the Northern Realist website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Sunday 15 September

    Printmaking Workshop – Lino and Monoprinting

    At Macclesfield Riverside Park there is a wealth of inspiration for images from wooded areas to wildflowers and the lovely River Bollin. Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson hope to encourage others to look more closely at these surroundings and explore them on paper, producing their own response in print.

    Both linocut and monoprinting will be offered and the course is suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking for further exploration of the media. Each participant should have a finished print at the end of the day.

    Work completed on previous course is available to see on  Ann Robertson’s website.

    Booking and payment in advance is essentialAll participants must be 16 years or olderCost £45.

    Participants will need to bring their own lunch but tea; coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

    Time: 9.45am to 4.15pm
    Meeting point: 
    Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson
    Booking:
    Get tickets for Printmaking Workshop
    Information:
    Ring 07791 504971 or email Patty Callaghan
    (Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16)

    Dabbling with Dowsing

    If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at the ancient art of water divining, now’s your chance. Local folklore and traditions enthusiast, Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray, will show you the techniques and then let you loose to try it out! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10.Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 15/07/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4:00pm
    Meeting point: Newgate Nature reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Euan Murray
    Booking:  Get tickets for Dabbling with Dowsing by 11 September
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 10 / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Wednesday 18 September

    Countryside Crafts

    Join Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik and Emma to make a rustic basket or platter, from materials found on the nature reserve, depending on what needs pruning! Bring thick gardening gloves and secateurs as you will be weaving natural materials that you find, which may be prickly!

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 18/07/2019

    Time: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik Ginn and Emma Houghton
    Booking:  Get tickets for Countryside Crafts by 15 September
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing)


    Sunday 22 September

    Autumn Equinox with Greenwood Growth

    Give thanks for what we have with Greenwood Growth and others during this abundant time of the year. Honour the return of the darkness by making a candle. Discover and enjoy timeless stories, raise your energy levels in preparation for the cold ahead and share food cooked over the fire.

    This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Greenwood Growth
    Booking:  Get tickets for Autumn Equinox with Greenwood Growth
    Information: 07801 655272
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Boggy Doodles: Discover the Joy of Green Sketching

    Learn a new and relaxing approach to sketching outdoors that will help you enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful scenery and nature at Tegg’s Nose Country Park with fresh eyes. Suitable for all ages and artistic abilities — no ’talent’ or experience necessary.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £16. All equipment provided.

    Time: 1.00pm to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Local artist Dr Ali Foxon
    Booking: Get tickets for Boggy Doodles - September
    Information:
    Visit the Boggy Doodles website, ring 07940 573206 or email Dr Ali Foxon
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Wild Food Walkabout - Rossmill

    Join the Bollin Valley rangers on a foraging walk around Rossmill. We will be looking for fruits, seeds and flowers that can be found easily in the garden or in the countryside and sampling whatever we can! Suitable for adults and accompanied children over the age of 6.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 22/07/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton
    Booking:  Get tickets for Wild Food Walkabout by 18 September
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Friday 27 September

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - September – Bollington

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walk - September
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Sunday 29 September

    Carrs Working Party and Clean-up - September

    Help keep your local park looking good by joining the Friends of the Carrs and the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and litter picking. Feel free to join us for an hour or for the full day. Light refreshments provided.

    Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of the Carrs
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

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    Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, Macclesfield SK10 1EE

    Membership of the Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society for the 2018-2019 season costs £20 per person which covers entry to all meetings.

    For those not wishing to become members a guest fee of £5 is payable on the door for each meeting. 18 year-olds and under are admitted free.

    2019/2020 Programme

    Thursday 19th September 2019
    The Peterloo Massacre
    In the 200th anniversary year of Peterloo, Helen Antrobus from the People’s History Museum in Manchester returns to the society to talk about the massacre.

    Wednesday 9th October 2019
    Tracing Lines, Crafting Worlds: Orkney, Stonehenge and the Strange Case of the Grooved Ware Pot
    During the 3rd millennium BC communities in Britain and Ireland started making pottery imitating the Grooved Ware of the Orkney Islands. At the same time timber and stone circles started to appear. Mike Copper is an archaeologist working at the Ness of Brodgar who also makes replica prehistoric pottery.
    The AGM will follow the talk and discussion.

    Thursday 14th November 2019
    Strange Plants
    Alasdair Glen has worked in chemistry and botany research as well as in medical chemistry. Until recently he was National Chairman of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. In this talk he introduces us to some of the more unusual plants.

    Wednesday 15th January 2020
    Radical 19th Century Women and Egypt
    In the second half of the 19th-century a group of educated, passionate, complex and multi-faceted English women played a leading role in developing the study of Ancient Egypt. Emma Anderson, Interim Director of Macclesfield Museums, shows how the objects that the museums contain tell the lives and travels of some of these women.

    Thursday 13th February 2020
    Is there more to Biodiversity than meets the eye?
    Pam Berry, Senior Research Fellow at the Environmental Change Institute Oxford University, examines what nature does for us for free and considers how we value it and how this could contribute to its conservation.

    Wednesday 18th March 2020
    To be announced
    Unfortunately the speaker planned for this date is now unable to make it. An alternative will be announced in due course.

    Thursday 23rd April 2020
    Boundaries and Fine Art
    Until his retirement Graham Coulter-Smith was a Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory at Staffordshire University. He is the author of several books and e-books including Art in the Age of Terrorism and Deconstructing Installation Art.

    Wednesday 13th May 2020
    The Common Freedom of the People—John Lilburne and the English Revolution
    Michael Braddick, professor of history at Sheffield University, introduces the life of John Lilburne. Lilburne, who lived at the time of the 17th-century civil wars, was a leader of the Levellers in politics. Starting life as a Puritan he eventually became a Quaker.

     

    Web: http://www.litandphilmacc.org.uk
    Membership enquiries: membership@litandphilmacc.org.uk
    General enquiries: mail@litandphilmacc.org.uk

  • Wed
    18
    Sep
    2019
    Thu
    18
    Jun
    2020
    Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07534 920495

    Tickets
    • can be purchased on the door, subject to demand
    • can be booked in advance at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased in advance at the box office in the half-hour before any performance

    Giftcards
    • can be purchased online at cinemac.org.uk
    • can be purchased from the box office  in the half-hour before any performance

    Cinebar
    Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.

    Cinemac Meal Deal
    The Cinemac Meal Deal with Fina Bar & Grill starts on Tuesday 2nd of April!
    For just £14 enjoy a delicious Italian meal and a trip to Cinemac!
    Meal Deal vouchers are available to purchase from the Cinemac Box Office or Fina.
    You can take advantage of this amazing offer by visiting Fina after one of our early evening shows or before our evening performances.
    As numbers are limited, please ensure that you call Fina before you visit to reserve your table.
    Fina’s phone number is: 
    01625 618744

    The Meal Deal with Fina is now ongoing!
    Please note that the meal deal is only valid for film tickets and it does not include live events.

    New to Cinemac

    Silver Screenings
    Concessions aged 60 & over get a free tea or filter coffee on a Wednesday before 14:30pm. Our Silver Screenings start on Wednesday the 18th of September.

    Film & Event Listings!

    Wednesday 18th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 11:15 (Subtitled)
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:00

    Thursday 19th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 13:00, 16:00, 19:00

    Friday 20th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:15, 17:15, 20:15

    Saturday 21st September
    UGLY DOLLS (U) [1h 30m] 11:45
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:15, 17:15, 20:15

    Sunday 22nd September
    UGLY DOLLS (U) [1h 30m] 11:45
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:15, 17:15, 20:15

    Monday 23rd September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:15, 17:15, 20:15

    Tuesday 24th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:15, 17:15, 20:15

    Wednesday 25th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:15 (Subtitled)
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 17:15, 20:15

    Thursday 26th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 13:00, 14:00
    National Theatre: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore) 19:00

    Friday 27th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 15:00
    AD ASTRA (12A) [2h 3m] 18:00
    RAMBO LAST BLOOD (18) [1h 30m] 20:45

    Saturday 28th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 15:00
    AD ASTRA (12A) [2h 3m] 18:00
    RAMBO LAST BLOOD (18) [1h 30m] 20:45

    Sunday 29th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 15:00
    AD ASTRA (12A) [2h 3m] 18:00
    RAMBO LAST BLOOD (18) [1h 30m] 20:45

    Monday 30th September
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 15:00
    RAMBO LAST BLOOD (18) [1h 30m] 18:00
    AD ASTRA (12A) [2h 3m] 20:15

    Tuesday 1st October
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 14:00
    RAMBO LAST BLOOD (18) [1h 30m] 17:00
    National Theatre Encore: FLEABAG 20:00
    AD ASTRA (12A) [2h 3m] 22:15

    Wednesday 2nd October
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 11:15 (Subtitled)
    AD ASTRA (12A) [2h 3m] 14:00 (Subtitled)

    Thursday 3rd October
    National Theatre Encore: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS 12:30
    DOWNTON ABBEY (PG) [2h 2m] 16:40
    AD ASTRA (12A) [2h 3m] 19:30
    RAMBO LAST BLOOD (18) [1h 30m] 22:15

    Friday 4th October
    JUDY (12A) [2h] 14:40, 17:30
    THE GOLDFINCH (15) [2h 30m] 19:30

    Saturday 5th October
    CINEMA CLOSED

    Sunday 6th October
    JUDY (12A) [2h] 14:40, 17:30
    THE GOLDFINCH (15) [2h 30m] 19:30

    Monday 7th October
    JUDY (12A) [2h] 14:40, 17:30
    THE GOLDFINCH (15) [2h 30m] 20:15

    Tuesday 8th October
    JUDY (12A) [2h] 12:30
    THE GOLDFINCH (15) [2h 30m] 15:20
    Royal Opera House: DON GIOVANNI 18:45

    Wednesday 9th October
    THE GOLDFINCH (15) [2h 30m] 10:15 (Subtitled)
    JUDY (12A) [2h] 13:30 (Subtitled)
    THE GOLDFINCH (15) [2h 30m] 16:15
    METALLICA & THE SAN FRANCISCO ORCHESTRA  19:30

    Thursday 10th October
    JUDY (12A) [2h] 11:00
    THE GOLDFINCH (15) [2h 30m] 16:45
    BILLY CONNOLLY: THE SEX LIFE OF BANDAGES 20:00 

    New Live Events

    ELVIS UNLEASHED

    Tuesday 15th October - 20:00
    Encore: Tuesday 22nd October - 13:00

    Northern Ballet: DRACULA

    Thursday 31st October - 19:15

    André Rieu - 70 YEARS YOUNG

    Saturday 4th January 2020 - 19:00
    Sunday 5th January 2020 - 14:00

    Royal Opera House Season 19/20
    :
    Tuesday 8th October:
    Don Giovanni (Opera) 18:45

    Thursday 24th October: 
    Don Pasquale (Opera) 19:30

    Tuesday 5th November: 
    Concerto/ Enigma Variations / Raymonda Act III (Ballet) 19:15

    Tuesday 17th December:
    The Nutcracker (Recorded 2016) (Ballet) 19:15

    Thursday 16th January:
    The Sleeping Beauty (Ballet) 19:15

    Wednesday 29th January:
    La Bohème (Opera) 19:45

    Tuesday 25th February:
    Marston & Scarlett World Premieres (Ballet) 19:15

    Tuesday 24th March:
    Fidelio (Opera) 19:15

    Wednesday 1st April:
    Swan Lake (Ballet) 19:15

    Tuesday 24th April:
    Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci (Opera) 19:00

    Thursday 28th May:
    The Dante Project (Ballet) 19:15

    Thursday 18th June:
    Elektra (Opera) 19:45

    Available to book now:

    National Theatre Live

    Thursday 17th October: National Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream 19:00

    Thursday 7th November: National Theatre Live: Hansard 19:00

    Thursday 28th November: National Theatre: Present Laughter 19:00

    All listed films and live by satellite events now bookable at www.cinemac.org.uk

  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019

    10.30 am to 5 pmTown Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield

    Art Fair Cheshire is returning to Macclesfield Town Hall this September.

    One of East Cheshire Hospice's best-loved fundraising events is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a spectacular exhibition of artists from across the North West and beyond.

    Over 80 artists will be exhibiting work and donating at least 40% of the sales price to East Cheshire Hospice. During this year's week long Art Fair we will be selling everything from greetings cards to paintings, silk scarves and cushions to sculpture and willow weaving.

    The Art Fair will also have a tasty pop-up café which will be open every day serving tea, coffee and home-made cake.

    Entry to the Art Fair is free and it is open daily from 26th September – 3rd October from 10.30am-5pm.

    For full details of who is exhibiting, guest speaker events and late night openings please visit www.theartfair.org.uk.

    We hope to see you there.

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmBroken Cross Club, Macclesfield SK11 8TU

     

    Entry Form

     

    Team name:…………………………………………………………………………………..................

    (if you wish to be partnered with others to make a team of four, please let us know)

     Number of people in team: ………..

    Email address (for confirmation of booking):………………………………………………………..

    Payment

    £6 for two people, £12 for team of four

    Cheques payable to ‘Mayor of Macclesfield Charity Funds’

    BACS payments  - Sort Code: 205377 – Account: 53349551 – Ref: MMAQ & surname

    I enclose payment of £……..
    I have made a BACS payment of £……

     

    Name:…………………………………………………………………………

     

    Signature:…………………………………………………………………………

     

    Return by 20thSeptember to:

    civic@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk

    or

    Civic Officer, Macclesfield Town Council, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 1EA

    Please note your personal data will only be used for the purposes of the quiz. Entry forms will be destroyed following the quiz night.

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019
    Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019

    Tuesday 1 October

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - October

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - October
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)

    Down the Mines! – October

    Join Derbyshire Caving Club for a trip down the old copper mines of Alderley Edge. Helmets with lamps provided, but please wear old clothes. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 01/08/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust Alderley Edge Car Park, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773) – access via lane next to Wizard Restaurant
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking:  Get tickets for Down the Mines! - October
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October

    Bollin Valley Partnership Schools Week

    Varied half day school based workshops themed on wildlife, nature the countryside. Using the skills and talents of local educators and both Cheshire East Council and Bollin Valley Rangers. Booking in advance is essential. Bookings taken from early September.

    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers & colleagues
    Booking and Information: 01625 374790 or email the Bollin Valley Partnership
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Saturday 12 October

    Astbury Mere – its history and landscape

    Astbury Mere was once a busy industrial quarry. Today it is one of Cheshire’s most popular recreational destinations. Find out how this transformation took place and how the local community continues to care for their local park.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 12/08/2019

    Time: 11.00am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Matthew Axford
    Booking: Get tickets for Astbury Mere - its history and landscape by 10 October
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 8 / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge)


    Sunday 13 October

    Extreme Outdoor Fitness Session at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    A 2-hour extreme outdoor fitness session for those wanting something a bit different as part of their fitness regime! The session will involve a warm up and cool down with running, steps, hill sprints along with a variety of intense exercises!

    The class is not for the faint-hearted (suitable for intermediate to advanced fitness level attendees) but for those wanting a challenge and who like being in the outdoors in a fantastic country park! Suitable for anyone over the age of 18.Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £12.50.

    Time: 9.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking:  Get tickets for Extreme Outdoor Fitness Session at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Suitable for anyone over the age of 18 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home)


    Wednesday 16 October

    Meres, Canals, Ways and Edges

    A 16km (10 mile) circular walk, starting from Astbury Mere Country Park along the Macclesfield Canal to the Biddulph Valley Way and back via Congleton Edge and local Public Rights of Way. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 16/08/2019

    Time:
    10.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Booking:  Get tickets for Meres, Canals, Ways and Edges by 14 October
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate to strenuous walking grade / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring a packed lunch)


    Saturday 19 October to Sunday 3 November

    Tegg’s Nose Country Park Halloween Trail

    Some spooky visitors are visiting the park this half-term! Can you explore the park and find them all? Buy a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p, and get searching around the top of the park.

    Each map purchased entitles you to a 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

    Time: Maps available to purchase between 9.00am to 5.00pm between the 19th of October and 3rd November
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Halloween Trail

    Some spooky visitors are visiting the Nature Reserve this half-term! Can you explore the park and find them all? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

    Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 19th of October and 3rd November
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event)


    Saturday 26 October

    Family Bushcraft Day

    Join Bushcraft expert Peter, from Red Oak Bushcrafts, for a really fascinating and packed day learning bushcraft skills. From shelter building techniques and filtering water through to lighting fires using natural materials (there’s more to it than just rubbing two sticks together!). These are just some of things you’ll experience.

    You will be amazed at just what you can achieve with nature’s help. This day is a fantastic opportunity to forget the frantic modern world and to tune out of Wi-Fi and tune in to nature. A fun and fascinating day for all the family to enjoy.

    Booking in advance is essential. Adult and 1 Child - £50, Family of 4 - £85 (2 x Adults, 2 x Children), Family of 4 - £70 (1 x Adult, 3 x Children), Additional Child £15.

    Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
    Meeting point: Borrow Pit Meadows. Roadside parking by Alsager Recycling Centre, Hassall Road, Alsager, Cheshire, ST7 2SJ (SJ787567)
    Leaders: Red Oak Bushcrafts
    Booking / Information: Email Red Oak Bushcrafts or visit the Red Oak Bushcrafts website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / / Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge for this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event)

    Tegg’s Nose Star Party – Ghostly Goings-on

    If you've ever looked up at the starry night sky and been enthralled by what you've seen, join Macclesfield Astronomical Society for an evening of astronomy. There will be a general talk, from members of the group, suitable for all levels of knowledge, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and engage in some guided observing.

    Observing will be available using supplied equipment, weather permitting. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or even telescopes. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.

    Observing highlights – The evenings highlights are Saturn, star clusters and Milky Way.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 26/08/2019

    Time: 7.30pm to 11.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Macclesfield Astronomical Society
    Booking:  Get tickets Tegg's Nose Star Party - Ghostly Goings-on
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Sunday 27 October

    Halloween Happenings

    Bring a pumpkin, knife and nightlight to craft a lantern for a spooky walk down the Park. Seasonal crafts and activities with the Bollin Valley Rangers, spooky dress optional. Particularly suited to younger children (aged 6 to 10 years old). Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4 per child.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 27/08/2019

    Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Emma Houghton and Euan Murray
    Booking:  Get tickets for Halloween Happenings by 24 October
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone between the ages of 6 and 10 / Please leave your dog at home / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Monday 28 October 

    Spooky Trip Down the Mines!!!

    Join Derbyshire Caving Club for a Halloween tour of underground Alderley Edge. Come and see the some of the oldest copper mines in Great Britain and hear some of the stories of real people who lived and worked there..... Do you dare???

    You are welcome to wear fancy dress but please be aware that it may get dirty due to the nature of the mines. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 28/08/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust yard behind Wizard Restaurant, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773)
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking: Get tickets for Spooky Trip Down the Mines!!!
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Tuesday 29 October 

    Spooky Trip Down the Mines Again!!!

    Another chance to join Derbyshire Caving Club for a Halloween tour of underground Alderley Edge. Come and see the some of the oldest copper mines in Great Britain and hear some of the stories of real people who lived and worked there….. Do you dare???

    You are welcome to wear fancy dress but please be aware that it may get dirty due to the nature of the mines. Some crawling involved. Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 6. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 28/08/2019

    Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm
    Meeting point: National Trust yard behind Wizard Restaurant, Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB (SJ859773)
    Leaders: Derbyshire Caving Club
    Booking: Get tickets for Spooky Trip Down the Mines Again!!!
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Woodland Wizards at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Set out on a woodland quest with Nature Stuff. Look for Dragon footprints and Dragon eggs and help make magic potions and a giant fire breathing dragon! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Woodland Wizards at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information:
    07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Wednesday 30 October

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - October – Poynton Park

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Poynton Park, South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BR (SJ924842)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - October
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)

    Halloween Hoot at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff for spooky outdoor games, Halloween challenges and fangtastic fun for families. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Halloween Hoot at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information:
    07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)


    Thursday 31 October

    Halloween Hoot at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Nature Stuff for spooky outdoor games, Halloween challenges and fangtastic fun for families. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Halloween Hoot at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019
    12 noon to 2 pmMacclesfield Methodist Church, Westminster Road SK10 1BX

     

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019
    Sat
    12
    Oct
    2019
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Image: David Webb as Severin in ETO's The Silver Lake. ⓒ Richard Hubert Smith

    English Touring Opera (ETO) returns to Buxton Opera House to present new productions of a rare Kurt Weill opera, The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale (Der Silbersee), and the under-performed Mozart comedy, The Seraglio. 

    Both operas are singspiels (‘plays with music’), an accessible and popular operatic form that mixes spoken dialogue with music. 

    The Seraglio

    In 1781, Mozart arrived in Vienna and desperately needed to land a hit in the theatres, to both support himself and make his name in a new city. For this, he turned to the genre of the ‘singspiel’ (play with music) which had great popular appeal. 

    The Seraglio (1782) provided this much-needed success. Set in a splendid Turkish harem, it reflects the eighteenth-century Viennese audience’s fascination with all things eastern. It contains some of Mozart’s wittiest music, some of his most vocally challenging music, and some of his most lyrical. 

    Though written during a time when attitudes to the East and to Islam were strongly ambivalent, Mozart’s instinctive understanding of human nature elevates the story onto a higher plane; in his hands it becomes an exposition of the need for tolerance and understanding between different cultures.

    ETO’s period production is directed by Stephen Medcalf and conducted by John Andrews. Principals include Lucy Hall, Nazan Fikret, John-Colyn Gyeantey, Richard Pinkstone, Matthew Stiff, and Alex Andreou. Design: Adam Wiltshire; lighting: David W Kidd. 

    The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale (Der SIlbersee)

    Weill’s poetic and uplifting singspiel The Silver Lake (1933) is considered by many to be his masterpiece. It was written in early 1930s Germany, during a time of economic collapse and the rise of the far-right. Its radical messages and sharp satire of Germany’s political situation meant it was closed down and banned by the Nazis, and the composer and librettist were forced to flee Germany.  

    At its heart are three rich characters: the thief, the policeman, and the girl called Fennimore. Around them is a bizarre gallery of opportunists, thugs and aristocrats. Somehow the three lovable characters survive a “winter’s tale” that could not be more appropriate to modern Britain.

    Conducted by Weill specialist James Holmes, and directed by ETO Artistic Director James Conway, this is the first professional UK performance of the The Silver Lake in 20 years.

  • Sat
    19
    Oct
    2019
    Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG

    Pick a pumpkin or two at the Farm this Autumn!

    It’s possible that the tradition of carving faces into vegetables dates back as far as the Celts, who wanted to light the way for good spirits to visit their homes as part of their autumn celebrations – so they carved vegetables such as turnips and pumpkins and placed a light inside.

    The same tradition forms part of the Autumn festivities at Tatton Park this October, as we celebrate pumpkin growing, carving and eating at the Farm!

    We have a series of events dedicated to the most famous of autumn squashes, so whether you’re looking to attract good spirits with your pumpkin lanterns or simply find delicious ways to eat them, there’s sure to be something for you!

    On Saturday 19 October we’re holding a Pumpkin Supper – a chance to dig in and tuck in! You’ll choose your own pumpkin fresh from the field, then it’s off to our Clydesdale Barn for a delicious three course pumpkin themed menu – and we’ll provide the recipes so that you can recreate the delicious dishes back home.

    The cost is £25 per person, including a three course meal, entry to the Farm and Tatton Park. The supper starts at 5pm, and there’s access to the Farm from noon.

    We’re also holding a series of ‘Pick Your Own Pumpkin’ days on 19/20 and 27/28 October, when you can come down to the Farm to choose your perfect pumpkin! Once you’ve picked your favourite, join us for a refreshing pumpkin juice and a yummy pumpkin muffin and learn how to create a  warming pumpkin soup – and we’ll provide you with the recipes too so you can make them at home. And of course you’re welcome to take your pumpkin with you ready to carve for Halloween – don’t forget to share your pictures with us!

    The events start at 10.45 and cost £12 – children attending must be aged five and above owing to the nature of the cooking activities.

    For more information on either event and to book places please call 01625 374 428.

    Or for another chance to find the perfect pumpkin, join us on 28-31 October at ‘The Pumpkin Patch’. You can meet all your Farmyard favourites then choose a pumpkin, fresh from the field – so prepare to get your hands dirty! Once you’ve picked your perfect pumpkin, you’re welcome to take it home to carve for Halloween – and we’d love to see your lanterns, so don’t forget to share your pictures with us, and be entered our pumpkin competition!

    Numbers are limited, so please visit tattonpark.org.uk to book your place. Pumpkin picking times are 11.30 and 1.30 daily, and prices are £10 per person (includes pumpkin, Farm entry and park entry).

    These activities are outdoors, and areas of the farm are cobbled so good footwear is essential!

    The Farm at Tatton Park is open from 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm).

    Find more information at http://www.tattonpark.org.uk/autumnadventures

  • Mon
    21
    Oct
    2019
    Fri
    25
    Oct
    2019
    Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ

    Owing to extensive flooding at Lyme at the end of July, the Sensory theatre performance ‘Told in Gold’ will be held at Dunham Massey between Monday 21st October and Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Parts of Dunham Massey's gardens will be transformed into a mysterious maze of giant set pieces, including a birds nest big enough for dozens of people to enter, as part of an all-new outdoor theatre experience for families.

    The Lost Words: Told in Gold is a fully immersive and interactive show, and just one of several events at Lyme this year based on Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris’s beloved and award-winning children’s book of poems and illustrations. The Lost Words was written to counteract words of nature disappearing from children’s vocabularies, words such as acorn, otter, magpie and heather. The book  aims to bring these words back into the minds and imaginations of children, and ensure that interest in and care of wild spaces isn’t lost to future generations.

    The theatre company behind The Lost Words: Told in Gold have previously performed at Just So and Woodlands Festivals with another work based on the book, entitled Seek, Find, Speak. They will be giving an exclusive preview of Told in Gold as part of Manchester Festival of Nature at Heaton Park on 30 June, but Lyme will be hosting the first full experience.

    The Lost Words: Told in Gold, has been created as a fully sensory experience for children aged 4+, and is also designed to be an accessible experience for visitors with with visual impairments, SEN or autism. Spoken sections will be performed in Makaton (simplified sign language).

     

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    Sat
    30
    Nov
    2019

    Friday 1 November

    Woodland Wizards at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Set out on a woodland quest with Nature Stuff. Look for Dragon footprints and Dragon eggs and help make magic potions and a giant fire breathing dragon! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Woodland Wizards at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information:
    07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Sunday 3 November

    Bodge It

    Drop in at any point during the afternoon to learn about the traditional skill of using a pole lathe. Watch as logs are turned into chair legs.

    Time: Any time between 12.30pm and 3.30pm
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge)


    Tuesday 5 November

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - November

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - November
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Sunday 10 November

    Poynton Park Tree Wander

    Come and learn about our native trees and how to identify them on a short walk around Poynton Park. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 10/09/2019

    Time: 10.30am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Poynton Park Car Park, South Park Drive, Poynton, SK12 1BR (SJ924842)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
    Booking: Get tickets for Poynton Park Tree Wander by 8 November
    Information:
    01625 383700
    (Easy walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Saturday 16 November

    Hedgelaying for Beginners

    Hedgelaying is the traditional way to maintain a boundary hedge. This hands on event will introduce you to the basic hedge laying techniques and to the different tools required to complete the job. Suitable for anyone over the age of 14. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £25.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 16/09/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Glebe Farm, Astbury, Congleton, CW12 4RQ (SJ847615)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Matthew Axford
    Booking: Get tickets for Hedgelaying for Beginners by 13 November
    Information: 01260 297237 or visit the Glebe Farm website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 14 / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Please leave your dog at home)


    Sunday 24 November

    Rossmill Working Party

    Help keep your local park looking good and learn some new skills by joining the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and balsam bashing. Please bring your own gardening.

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Rossmill, Hale Barns, Altrincham, WA15 0EJ (SJ789853)
    Leader: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Roger Brereton
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing)


    Saturday 30 November

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - November – Higher Poynton

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking: Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - November
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019
    Langley Village Hall, SK11 0DQ

    The legendary Lisa Mills will be back in the UK in November and putting in a special appearance at Langley Village Hall.

    Tickets are flying out the window – so phone Nigel Hammill on 07870 193131 now or call in to the St Dunstan Inn in Langley, to secure one.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019
    The Tytherington Club, Dorchester Way, Macclesfield SK10 2JP

    The Mayor of Macclesfield, Janet Jackson, MBE, is hosting a Mayor’s Charity Dinner in support of local charities.

    The dinner, with music provided by King’s Strings, will be held at the Tytherington Club on Friday 22nd November, 2019.

    Tickets are still available for the Mayor’s Autumn Charity Quiz to be held at Broken Cross Club on Friday, 27th September, 2019

    For tickets for both events email Harriet at civic@macclesfield-tc.gov.uk

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    21
    Dec
    2019

    Tuesday 3 December

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - December
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 4 December

    Crafting at Christmas

    A great chance to make some Christmas decorations to impress your family and friends. Suitable for all skill levels! Full instructions will be given on how to make simple decorations or gifts from willow and other natural materials.

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £8.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 04/10/2019

    Time: 6.00pm to 8.30pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Emma Houghton and Nik Ginn
    Booking: Get tickets for Crafting at Christmas by 1 December
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 8 December

    Meet the Longhorns

    This is a unique event with a chance to come and see the Bollin Valley Partnership’s Longhorn cattle. You will meet all the bulls, cows and calves at close quarters in their winter housing at Styal and find out how and why we use the Longhorns to manage our country parks.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 08/10/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Oakwood Farm, Styal Road, Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4HY (SJ841829)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership
    Booking: Get tickets for Meet the Longhorns by 4 December
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Easy walking grade)


    Saturday 14 December to Sunday 29 December

    Tegg’s Nose Country Park Elf Hunt

    The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p and get searching around the top of the park.

    Each map purchased entitles you to a 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

    Time: Maps available to purchase between 9am to 5pm between the 14 of December until 29 December
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Elf Hunt

    The Elves are on the loose in the park! Can you find them all and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

    Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 14 of December and 29 December
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event)


    Saturday 14 December

    Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 14 December

    Visit Father Christmas, in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, this winter.

    To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

    While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

    Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

    Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential. 

    Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 14/08/2019

    Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
    Booking: Get tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 14 December
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12)


    Sunday 15 December

    Father Christmas at Tegg’s Nose Country Park – 15 December

    Visit Father Christmas, in his festive grotto at Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, this winter.

    To book your tickets please first choose your preferred 10 minute time slot. To ensure that Father Christmas gets to see all of his visitors please arrive promptly for your booked time slot. For example if you have booked time slot 10.00am - 10.10am, please arrive at 10.00am at Father Christmas's grotto in the visitor centre and let one of our helpful Elves know you are here.

    While you are waiting enjoy a hot chocolate, tea, coffee or festive treats which are available to buy from Tegg's Nose Tea Room next to the grotto. After your visit why not buy a 'Elf Hunt' map from the Tea Room and explore the park looking for Father Christmas's little helpers.

    Each child will receive a small treat from Father Christmas to take away.

    Cost: Single child ticket for 10 minute slot is £6, 2 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £11 or 3 x child tickets for same 10 minute slot is £16. Maximum of 2 accompanying adults per booking. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 4 months prior to event date: 14/08/2019

    Time: Bookable 10 minute slot between 10.00 and 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Father Christmas and his Elves
    Booking: Get tickets for Father Christmas at Tegg's Nose Country Park - 15 December
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Car parking charge / Partnership event / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Suitable for accompanied children between the ages of 1 and 12)


    Saturday 21 December

    Yuletide with Greenwood Growth

    Join Greenwood Growth as we mark the shortest day of the year with traditional crafts and activities in the middle of the woods. Create foraged wreaths, food and decorations fit for a Winter Ball. Eat, drink and feel merry.

    This is suitable for people of all ages, Stay for the whole session or drop in as you walk through the magnificent woodland.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult, (up to three accompanied children free of charge with each adult ticket).

    Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Greenwood Growth
    Booking: Get tickets for Yuletide with Greenwood Growth
    Information: 07801 655272
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)