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  • Tue
  • Thu
    Macclesfield Library or Zoom


    Membership of the Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society for the 2021-2022 season costs £20 per person which covers access to all meetings. 18 year-olds and under are free.

    Non-members can attend a meeting for a guest fee of £5. For Zoom meetings please email us.

    To join the society or just to be kept informed of our meetings, please complete the form below and send it to:

    Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society c/o 93 Ryles Park Road Macclesfield SK11 8AL

    Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society


    □ l/we would like to be kept informed of Macc Lit & Phil meetings by email (please tick if required and provide your email address):


    □ l/we would like to join Mace Lit & Phil and enclose a cheque made payable to Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society.

    Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society

    Membership enquiries: General: Telephone: 01625 421505

    Programme of Meetings 2021-2022

    The Society usually meets at 7.30 pm at Macclesfield Library

    The September, October and April talks will be online only via Zoom at the usual starting time (7.30 pm). Members will be informed of the means of accessing Zoom talks beforehand. The remainder are at Macclesfield Library.

    Thursday 23rd September 2021 (Zoom)

    Why should we read Ruskin?

    Professor Dinah Birch is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of English Literature at Liverpool University. She is President of the British Association for Victorian Studies. She has a longstanding interest in the life and work of John Ruskin.

    Tuesday 19th October 2021 (Zoom)

    How Universities and Industries can work together—despite their differences

    David B Williams was Dean of Engineering at Ohio State University. Before that he was President of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and VP Research at Lehigh University. His degrees were from Cambridge University and he is an expert in electron microscopy of materials.

    The AGM will follow the talk and discussion.

    Thursday 18th November 2021

    President Joe Biden—Radical or Retread?

    Jon Herbert is a senior lecturer at Keele University's Research Institute for the Social Sciences. He has a particular interest in the American Presidency and the US government as a whole.

    Tuesday 18th January 2022

    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.

    Thursday 17th February 2022 To be confirmed. To be confirmed.

    Tuesday 15th March 2022

    Housing in the Climate Crisis

    Claire Brown is a researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research in Manchester. She focuses on housing, in particular its energy demand. She is also a Teaching Fellow at Salford University.

    Thursday 21st April 2022 (Zoom)

    Orkney and the Ness of Brodgar: a 5,000 year old enigma.

    Nick Card is an archaeologist and director of the dig at the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney. His interests lie in all aspects of the prehistory of the Britain and the Highlands and Islands with particular reference to the Neolithic. He has been given many awards, including the Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year.

    Tuesday 17h May 2022

    Music, Magic and Dance in Latin America

    Grevel Lindop is a freelance poet, biographer and travel writer. His book Travels on the Dance Floor was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. He represented the UK at the Granada, Nicaragua Poetry Festival in 2012.

  • Sat
    Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Terrace Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6DA

    Ex-Purple Gang (notorious for being banned by the BBC), ex-Poynton councillor and artist once of this parish, will be displaying some of his in Buxton next month.

    Changing Nature – This Might Make a Picture – a journey into abstraction with drawings and paintings by Chris J. Beard – will be running at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday 11th December until Saturday 26th February 2022.

    Chris Joe Beard self portrait

    One artist`s long journey of progression, via art school and the school of life. The process involved in making art from visual imagery, beginnings and back up work. CJB does not consider himself an abstract painter per se, but one who has arrived at the point of personal interpretation.

    Admission free.


  • Mon
    Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich Cheshire CW9 6NA


    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience – for further details Click Here

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will make its debut in the beautiful woodland at Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire, U.K. As evening falls, mesmerising lights will transform the landscape into a magical outdoor trail for families to enjoy. As visitors make their way through the woodland, and follow the illuminated path, they will discover wonderful surprises, some of their most favourite moments from the Forbidden Forest, and encounter mystical creatures such as Hippogriffs, centaurs, unicorns, Nifflers – and many more.

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is suitable for the whole family to enjoy and provides a huge amount for fans of all ages to see and do, giving them the opportunity to experience the magic of the wizarding world in a brand-new way. From discovering the wondrous and beautiful forest come to life, enjoying a wide range of delicious food and drinks at a lively and seasonally themed village; to perusing the on-site shop for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise to take home – it promises to be a special evening to remember!

    The outdoor experience has been created by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment in partnership with award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators, Thinkwell and their partners Unify and leading entertainment discovery platform Fever.


    The Gardens are open everyday this year including New Years Day.

    Sunday 16th Wedding Open Day

    Come along and see the magnificent Hall set up for a wedding, it can be as grand or as intimate as you would like. Chat to the Arley staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have about any part of your special day. There are various locations at Arley where you can get married, from inside The Hall, in the Gardens in our award winning double herbaceous border or in the historic Cruck Barn, its your choice. You can see them all at this open day.

    A selection of our recommended suppliers will be here, each supplier has worked with Arley before and so we know by recommending them you will get an excellent service. If you are not familiar with the format of a wedding ceremony, together with the Cheshire East Registrars you can go through the main points so you will know what to expect.

    If you book your special day at Arley with us before the end of January 2022 we will offer current venue hire rates. After January the rates will then rise.

    Opening from 10.00am to 3.00pm. No booking necessary, free entry and free parking.

    Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.


    Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.


    Friday 18th – Sunday 20th Galloway Antiques Fair

    Galloway Antiques Fair will be taking place at Arley this weekend – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 19th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Entry price to be confirmed. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

    Sunday 27th Spring Plant Fair

    Organised by Plant Hunter Fairs there will be a good selection of plant nurseries selling plants for every garden – for further details Click Here


    Monday 11th Arley Gardens Open as Part of NGS

    All admission from the gardens being open today goes to the National Gardens Scheme – for further details Click Here

    Sunday 17th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here


    Daily Garden Sculpture Trail

    Look out for this exciting trail around the gardens, running until the end of August. Details will be released soon.


    Saturday 11th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Arley Garden Festival

    Plant nurseries, garden accessories, garden tours by Lord Ashbrook, Question Time marquee, schools gardening challenge, countryside marquee, food fair, craft fair, live music and garden entry included. Full details will be released in January

    Open 10am – 5pm.


    Saturday 9th NMC Outdoor Charity Concert

    Outdoor concert in aid of the Neuro Muscular Centre, Winsford, Cheshire. – for further details Click Here

    Thursday 21st Walled Garden Theatre – War of The Worlds

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Pantaloons act out the story of The War of The Worlds. – for further details Click Here


    Thursday 18th Walled Garden Theatre – As You Like It

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Lord Chamberlains Men act out the story of As You Like It. – for further details Click Here

    Friday – Monday 26th- 29th Geronimo Family Festival

    This exciting family festival has every type of entertainment for every age of child, you can camp or glamp, visit for the day or the weekend. – for further details Click Here


    Look out for more details of our Antiques Fair, Fairy Tales Day and The Great British Food Festival in September.


    Look out for more details of our Guided Mushroom Walks, Halloween Garden Trails and Wedding Open Day in October.


    Look out for more details of our Shopping Spectacular in November.


    Friday – Thursday 2nd- 8th Christmas At Arley

    The Hall will be decorated with fresh flowers and foliage from the gardens by local florists and colleges. Floral Demonstrations will be taking place as well as wreath making courses. The Gardener’s Kitchen Café will be serving delicious festival food and mulled wine and mince pies will be available.

  • Fri
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

  • Sat
    9.30 am to 4.30 pmEvent City, Phoenix Way, off Barton Dock Road, Manchester M41 7TB

    Advance tickets Buy Tickets.
    Any tickets purchased for the March 2020 show at EventCity and September 2021 show at Bowlers will be valid for entry.


  • Sun
    Start at Macclesfield Rugby Club, Falibroome Road, Macclesfield




    Early bird tickets for Pie and Pint will end on Tuesday 4th January. Don't miss out!

    Join us on Sunday 6th February for Pie and Pint - a 10km sponsored walk, starting and finishing at Macclesfield Rugby Club, including a custom pint glass, hi-vis jacket and a delicious pie and a pint at the end!

    Early Bird Prices (up to 4th Jan):

    Adults - £20

    Under 18s - £10


    Standard Price (coming Jan 5th)

    Adults - £25

    Under 18s - £15

    Pie & Pint is a brand new fundraising event for East Cheshire Hospice and we are very much looking forward to walking off those Christmas dinners, festive drinks and scrumptious mince pies and chocolates (and then filling back up again!)

    The price of tickets only covers the costs of putting on the event. Therefore, we encourage you to collect sponsorship for your 10km walk once you have bought your Pie & Pint tickets. All sponsorship money raised will go directly to East Cheshire Hospice and providing vital care to those in our community with life-limiting illnesses.

    About the 10km walk…

    You will start off at Macclesfield Rugby Club and make your way to the local village of Over Alderley before turning up through Mottrom St Andrew where we will have a half way point at the Bull’s Head. Here you will be able to stop off for a short drink and to use the toilet facilities if you need. Your next port of call will be through Prestbury and finally along the last stretch into Dale Brow making your way back to Macclesfield Rugby Club.

    When you have completed the 10km walk …

    Make sure that you have your ticket handy in order for you to collect your Pie & Pint! The pies are made by ‘The BBQ’ at Macclesfield Rugby Club and there will be a choice of three flavours:

    • Meat & Potato
    • Chicken Balti
    • Cheese & Onion

    Please make sure you let us know about any dietary requirements when you complete the booking form.

    If you are under 18, your ticket will provide you with a non-alcoholic drink.

    After the event…

    Macclesfield Rugby Club have very kindly offered to allow Pie and Pint participants to watch the afternoon rugby match at the club. Feel free to stick around and enjoy your pie and pint and catch the action!

    Don't miss those early bird prices!

    Visit our website to find out more and book.

  • Wed
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshiret

    That’ll Be The Day reaches another milestone this year as it celebrates its 35th anniversary!

    From humble beginnings, the show has grown into a 'must-see' attraction all over the UK, coming up with a new production from its multi-talented cast year after year. Unashamedly nostalgic, That'll Be The Day takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of Rock & Roll and Pop.

    The show has been described as ‘relentlessly entertaining', mixing brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with impersonations and hilarious comedy routines. Guaranteed a great night out, this is truly the best 'feel-good’ show on the road. You won’t be disappointed!

    Early bird offer: get £5 off a ticket if you book by Monday 8 November 2021. Offer is automatically applied at checkout and applies to full price tickets only.

    Tickets are usually priced at £29. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.


  • Fri
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    One Night Only with Danielle de Niese (soprano) and Nicky Spence (tenor), two of our finest and most acclaimed singers, performing a mixture of operatic and classical repertoire.


    The Northern Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by John Andrews, and the Kinder Chorus will also be taking part.

    The concert is to raise funds for backstage improvements at Buxton Opera House and is promoted by the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Louise Potter.


    Tickets are priced at £20-£65 and discounts are not available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.


  • Sun
    10 am to 4 pmChrist Church, Great King Street, Macclesfield
    ONE Project Macclesfield is teaming up with Roe's Garden to show case the amazing green spaces around the Christ Church building.
    There will be local businesses selling handmade goods with food and drink inside the Church.
    Outside, Roe's Garden will host a tour of the grounds with the opportunity for you to get involved in the amazing work they are doing.
  • Fri
    The Cheshire Showground, Pickmere Lane, Tabley, WA16 0HJ

  • Fri
    Venues across Macclesfield

  • Thu
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Curtain Up, Light the Lights

    Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival are delighted to present their second joint production, the legendary musical Gypsy, after the huge success of A Little Night Music.

    With bitingly witty lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story) and iconic music by Jule Styne this is the perfect summer treat, directed by Paul Kerryson. Gypsy tells the true, humorous and powerful story of the rise to fame of Gypsy Rose Lee, star of 1930s burlesque and her tempestuous relationship with her ambitious mother Rose. Perhaps the best role in any musical, Rose is a force to be reckoned with as she throws all love interest aside, pushing her daughters June and Louise to stardom.

    Truly memorable songs include Let Me Entertain You, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Have a Gimmick and Some People.

    Not to be missed!