Food

If you have a Food event taking place in and around Macclesfield – publicise it here.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the  contact form

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    Online http://www.maccopen.org.uk/maccopen/Home.html

    Last year an online version of the Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition was held to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

    The exhibition was free to enter but instead of the usual entry fee, artists were asked to make a donation to the hospice if they possibly could.

    There was a great response with 236 artists submitting a total of 651 works. The standard of the work was extremely high and a substantial amount of money was raised for the hospice.

    Last year’s Visitor's Choice picture - ‘Ed’ by Tony Needham

    The exhibition was intended as a one-off as it was assumed that by 2021 there would no longer be a need for online exhibitions. But with both ‘real’ exhibitions and fund raising activities still being cancelled or postponed, and in particular following the postponement of Art Fair Cheshire – which raises a considerable amount of money for the hospice – it was decided to revive the online Open.

    The aim is not only to put on a good show and provide artists with a platform for their work, but to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.

    This year’s Open will be the same as last year’s and will run on the www.maccopen.org.uk website from the beginning of September until the end of October. 

    As before, there is no entry fee but we are again asking all artists submitting work to make a donation to East Cheshire Hospice if they possibly can, with a link provided on the website.

    All of the work submitted will be shown.

    Any artist wishing to take part should visit the website – www.maccopen.org.uk  – where they will find full details of how to apply.

     

     

     

  • Wed
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    Salford Arts Theatre

    In 1995, at a Macclesfield secondary school, two young people bonded over a passion for theatre and musicals.

    Their friendship has lasted out over almost three decades, and in 2016 – having found lives across the country and globe – they found themselves living back in their hometown at the same time.

    Although Laura and Holden had found a whole world of experience prior to their reunion, they were keen on reigniting the spark of theatrical passion they had shared in their teen years. With a wealth of credits to each of their names, their initial disappointment at the lack of ready opportunities for Northern based actors, writers and directors would soon turn to heightened enthusiasm as they set about forging their own path towards creativity.

    Northern Rep Theatre was conceived. A new company keenly focused on growing Northern talent and showcasing our stories.

    Following the bitter disappointment of postponement due to the pandemic, Northern Rep are thrilled to announce that The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2021 will see the world premiere of ‘Bysmal Boys, a brand-new play written by Laura Genders and directed by Holden Oak – the two founders of Northern Rep.

    Exploring the lives of Blue Watch, Macclesfield, the writing draws on Laura’s native background in the Silk Town and the stories she heard growing up in the Fire Brigade circles. Set against the backdrop of the strike action taken by the National Fire Brigade in 1977, this play discovers universal voices of all who work in the public sector and the desperation, elation and camaraderie found in their professional and personal lives.

    The play is running for three performances, from Wednesday 22nd September to Friday 24th September at Salford Arts Theatre. Tickets are available from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/salfordartstheatre/bysmal-boys-performed-by-northern-rep-theatre-part-of-gm-fringe-2021/e-mpvexl or https://manchester.ssboxoffice.com/events/bysmal-boys/.

    For further information, visit bysmalboys.com or contact info@nothernrep.com

  • Thu
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    Macclesfield Library or Zoom

    Membership

    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

    Name(s)

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

    Email

    □ 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

    www.litandphilmacc.org.uk

    Membership enquiries: membership@litandphilmacc.org.uk General: mail@litandphilmacc.org.uk 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.

  • Thu
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    2021
    10.30 to 5 pmMacclesfield Town Hall

    The largest volunteer run art fair in the country returns to Macclesfield Town Hall from

    23 September – 3 October 2021 with a host of new and established artists raising funds for

    East Cheshire Hospice.

    To ensure that you get news and updates please click here to sign up to our arts newsletter, ‘Frame’.

    For full details of exhibiting artists, if you’d like to get involved, or just find out more please

    visit www.theartfair.org.uk.

  • Sat
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    Sep
    2021

    Crewe Pride in the Park will now be held on Saturday 25 September 2021.

    The virtual event had initially been planned for 14 August. The decision to change the date was made following a review of the continuing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The rescheduled event - an important one in Cheshire East’s calendar - will still be held virtually and will offer the perfect end to Pride season, following a summer of celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community across the borough and beyond.

    As well as attending the event online, residents are invited to send in videos as part of a virtual parade, which will be screened on the day. More information about this, alongside the latest updates can be found on the Crewe Pride in the Park website.

    This year’s show will take place from 2pm-6pm and feature an eclectic mix of interviews, music and special guests. Confirmed guests include drag queen Cherry Valentine - of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Doncaster-based band Bang Bang Romeo and singer Sam Callahan. There will also be competitions for all ages in the run-up to the event.

    Jane Burns, executive director for corporate services, with responsibility for equality and diversity, said: “The decision to postpone this event was not taken lightly, but was made to ensure that we can put on the best show possible to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community in Crewe and Cheshire East.

    “This event reflects our ambition for a fair, open and green borough, where every individual is equal and represented.

    “The pandemic has added increased pressures to the council, our partners and sponsors, including key sponsors Bentley Motors and Crewe Town Council. I’d like to thank everyone who is working hard to deliver this event. Rescheduling until 25 September means we can make it a day to remember for our communities.”

    A spokesperson from Crewe Town Council, said: “We are proud to once again be sponsoring Crewe Pride in the Park.”

    “This event is vitally important - irrespective of whether it is a physical event, or a virtual one - because it is a beacon of the respect and tolerance that so many fought, and lost their lives for; and, it is an ongoing pledge to be better, to do better, to keep pushing forward together, because at the end of the day we all deserve respect and tolerance for simply being human."

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    2021
    Heritage Centre, Macclesfield and The Stoller Hall, Manchester

    Above: Steven Osborne ⓒ Ben Ealovega

    The concerts, featuring two works by Beethoven, see the Northern Chamber Orchestra return to The Stoller Hall in Manchester for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opening concert of its Macclesfield season. 

    Steven Osborne ⓒ Ben Ealovega

    Joining the NCO for the concerts is pianist Steven Osborne, one of Britain’s most treasured musicians, who was the winner of the RPS Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013. Celebrated for his insightful interpretations, his musicality and technique, he plays Beethoven’s poetic Piano Concerto No. 4, Also on the programme are Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 4 – in turn serious, high-spirited and playful – and a new work by the NCO’s composer in residence James Manson, the fourth to be performed by the orchestra.

    The concerts take place Saturday 25th September at 7.30pm at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield, and Sunday 26th September at 3.00pm at The Stoller Hall in Manchester.

    A digital recording will also be available, accessible for the week following the concert for unlimited views.

    In the coming months, the Northern Chamber Orchestra is joined by other guest soloists including principal oboe of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra John Roberts and principal horn of the BBC Philharmonic, Ben Hulme. Violinist Chloë Hanslip, guitarist Craig Ogden and cellist Raphael Wallfisch make up the stellar guest soloist line up.

    Northern Chamber Orchestra

    Artistic Director of the NCO, Nicholas Ward, said “We are presenting this season as an expression of hope – that once again people will gather together to hear live performances of great music played by excellent musicians and some great soloists.”

    Tickets and streaming passes for the concerts are on sale from www.ncorch.co.uk or 0161 247 2220 (Macclesfield and online) or 0333 130 0967 (Manchester). Season tickets are also available.

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    2021
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    2021
    Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich Cheshire CW9 6NA

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    2021
    10:00 amMulberry Leaves pub, Macclesfield Rd, Leek ST13 8YG

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    11:00 amLeek Rugby Club

    North Staffs and Moorlands Bikers would like to invite you to their annual Charity Ride-out - in aid of LukesLegacy/Docbikes.

    The bikes will leave Leek Rugby Club at 11.00 am heading for Hollies Truck Stop.

    Food and drink will be available before and after the ride.

    £5 per bike with all funds going to docbikes/lukeslegacy charity.

     

  • Sun
    26
    Sep
    2021
    Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Acres Lane, BL0 0BS

  • Thu
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    Sep
    2021
    4:00 pmBear Grills, Market Street, Congleton
    SCOOTER AND BIKE NIGHT AT BEAR GRILLS
    Our final meeting of the year for our bikers and interested spectators in what has proved to be a popular event is on THURSDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 4PM (brought forward from 6pm due to earlier sun down)
    Special burger menu on for the evening. Fully licensed cafe bar serving craft beers from RedWillow and Brewdog, bottled lager and draught Cruzcampo.
    Ride out and have a final blast before winter comes and the scooters and bikes go away to rest.
  • Fri
    01
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Now in its eighth successful year of touring, come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 33 years since the Wilburys' original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year.

    Paul Hopkins’ Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and big screen action, this 33rd Anniversary Special is unmissable with tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan.

    All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are included in the show including Handle with Care, End of the Line, Wilbury Twist, Heading for the Light, Tweeter and the Monkey Man, Last Night and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic lookalike-sound-alikes to the famous Traveling Wilburys, enabling the show to explore the solo hits of the Famous Five.

    Mr Blue Sky, Pretty Woman, Blowin in the Wind, Here Comes The Sun, Runnin Down a Dream, Sweet Talkin Woman, Only the Lonely, The Mighty Quinn and I Got My Mind Set on You are just a few of the million-selling hits you’ll hear throughout the show. This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

    Tickets are priced at £21.50-£23.50 and discounts are available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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  • Sun
    03
    Oct
    2021
    11 am and 2 pm dailyBuxton Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire

    The Babbling Vagabonds are working with Moors for the Future Partnership to create a free outdoor theatre event in the Pavilion Gardens from 30 September – 3 October. 

    In true Babbling Vagabonds style Bogtastic will deliver an important message, this time looking at the balance of the eco system within our beautiful moorland habitat, but wrapped up in a family-friendly show that everyone can enjoy.

    The story takes place under the ground, beneath the moors, where Cottongrass and Bilberry live! Fairies descended from the great bog protectors ‘Stinky’ and ‘Quagmire’. They work tirelessly to keep the balance in their peaty home. It’s hard work, but they love their world and they will do whatever it takes to keep harmony amongst the hummocks and hollows of their blankety bog. Then one fateful day a new threat emerges from ‘them on top’, plunging our plucky bog fairies into a desperate battle. It’s an epic struggle they won’t be able to win on their own. They need help. But from who?

    The show will last about 45 minutes and performance times are 11 am and 2 pm each day. Tickets are FREE, but please book in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/166928271955

  • Wed
    06
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshiret

    Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour.

    In association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

    This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles

    It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.

    Tickets are priced at £27.50 and discounts are available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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  • Sat
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    2021
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    Oct
    2021
    Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford ST18 0BD

    Nineteen times TT winner Michael Dunlop is set to take centre stage at the 2021 Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show on October 9-10.

    Michael is the first rider to complete a lap of the most famous road racing course in the world in under 17 minutes, with an average speed of 134mph.

    He is also the last member of the Dunlop quartet who have dominated the dangerous and thrilling scene of motorcycle road racing for more than 40 years. Despite losing his uncle Joey, father Robert and elder brother William through the love of the sport, Michael continues to race and is currently chasing his Uncle Joey’s world record of 26 Isle of Man TT wins.

    One of Michael’s most famous wins - and probably one of the most remarkable chapters in the Dunlop story - came immediately after another family tragedy. Just hours after his father Robert’s death at the North West 200 in 2008, Michael and his brother William were out preparing their bikes for racing the next day. Despite protests from organisers, family and friends, Michael went out and won the North West 200 the following day. He suitably dedicated the win to his father and since then has firmly established himself as one of the greatest motorcycle road racers in the world.

    Fans will be able to hear from the man himself as he chats to TT commentator and former champion Steve Plater throughout the weekend. Catch the pair live on stage and in the GP Paddock on both Saturday and Sunday, where there will be signing opportunities and Q&A sessions too.

    Plans are in place for a full return of all the much-loved aspects of the show, including the multi-million-pound Bonhams Auction, wall of death, massive indoor and outdoor trade and autojumble and club stands. There’ll be bikes everywhere, live trials action and live music too. More details will follow and will be updated on our website:www.staffordclassicbikeshows.com

    Tickets are on sale now at an early bird price of £13 until October 4. Visit www.staffordclassicbikeshows.com or call 01507 529529 to purchase.

  • Sat
    09
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshirex

    Scream if you are ready to misbehave because Dreamboys are heading to Buxton with their Too Hard To Resist UK tour.

    Let the boys tease, tantalise and sweep you off your feet as you and your friends enjoy the raunchiest night out of the year. Think chiselled torsos, high-energy dance routines and boy-next-door seduction that will leave your heart pounding.

    Dreamboys is seen by millions of people annually, that’s a lot of ripped t-shirts, men in uniform, and breath-taking antics. This West End style show has been created for all ages from 18 to 80 whether you are celebrating something special or just fancy embracing your inner flirt for a cheeky night out on the town.

    With larger than life personalities and appearances from celebrity guest stars, the Dreamboys have truly stolen the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

    Dreamboys are all about adventure so join us for the ride of your life. Take a deep breath, enjoy the show, and embrace the irresistible.

    Tickets are priced at £25-£38 and discounts are not available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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  • Sun
    10
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the best of That'll Be The Day!

    This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring.

    Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

    Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party.

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

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  • Sun
    17
    Oct
    2021
    Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

    For the first time ever, East Cheshire Hospice brings you a brand new Drive-In Cinema event at the stunning location of Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, on Sunday 17th October 2021!

    6:30pm: MOANA

    9:30pm: DIRTY DANCING

    Pick one or choose to WATCH BOTH!

    Gates will open at 6pm for Moana and 9pm for Dirty Dancing

    Enjoy the magic of cinema and the beautiful surroundings of Capesthorne Hall, all from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle. Not to mention you’ll be supporting East Cheshire Hospice and the crucial work we do to care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

    Choose to watch either film or stay for a full movie marathon at a discounted rate!

    Buy your tickets now via the links below!

    Tickets for Moana – click here

    Tickets for Dirty Dancing – click here

    Discounted tickets for BOTH films – click here

    A limited selection of food and drink will be available at an extra cost. We welcome the return of Pizza Principle who shared their incredible pizzas with us at our last event which was Tough Woofer in October 2019! We will also have a popcorn and candy floss stand on site. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

    This will be the first Hospice fundraising event we’ve held in two years! So we’re really looking forward to welcoming you and finally being able to raise money for our vital services once again.

    Please view our FAQs and ensure you have read and agree to our terms and conditions via the download links below.

    What social distancing measures will be in place?

    In order for us to run the event as safely as possible we will continue to operate with social distancing measures in place. Queues for food and drinks will be marked out with at least 1 metre spacing. Hand sanitising stations will be available for you to use.

    Car parking will be guided by our team of parking marshals to ensure there is plenty of space between each car.

    Anyone with covid-19 symptoms must not attend.

    The East Cheshire Hospice Drive-In Cinema is kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca.

     

  • Fri
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    Oct
    2021
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    24
    Oct
    2021
    Christ Church, Great King Street, Macclesfield

    Macclesfield has a huge history of music it was the home town of Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris of Joy Division, and Gillian Gilbert, who along with Stephen Morris was a member of New Order.

    A memorial to Curtis is located in Macclesfield Crematorium. Other Macclesfield acts to have gained recognition include The Macc Lads and Marion. Silk Brass Band, the Macclesfield-based brass band, won the National Champions of Great Britain title in 2003.

    The blues singer John Mayall was born here in 1933 and more recently, local band the Virginmarys has achieved national and international success. Chart-topping UK band The 1975 also partly come from Macclesfield.

    Curiously, despite having a rich musical heritage, Macclesfield has few cultural amenities.

    In 2004, research was published in The Times naming Macclesfield and its borough the most uncultured town in Britain, based on its lack of theatres, cinemas and other cultural facilities. This festival is part of an initiative to overcome this.

    The location: Christ Church, a redundant Anglican church in Great King Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and was in use until 1981 with a stained glass window behind the stage that will take your breath away.

    The festival is a non profit initiative working with The Christie Cancer Hospital, who are opening a centre in Macclesfield which has been delayed due to Covid. For more info in the new hospital https://www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity/why-we-need-your-help/what-we-are-fundraising-for/the-christie-at-macclesfield.

    Friday night:

    Headlining is the phenomenal Peter Hook & The Light, supported by Yellow Brain, San Pedro Collective, Suddi Raval, Leon The Pig Farmer & local Macclesfield rising stars Queen Cult.

    Saturday – full day of music:

    With I Am Kloots John Bramwell, Cabbage, Space Monkey, Sylvette, Dave Fiddler, The Pagans S.O.H, Bethlehem Casuals, local band Sinclair and M30.

    Sunday – full day of music:

    With Liverpool’s finest Space, Leigh’s finest The Lottery Winners, PINS, Manc funk SWJ Group, Kiziah & The Kings, Officers & Gentlemen, The 99 Degree and Cyrcles

    Plus free after party bands at local venue Mash: Cold Water Swimmers, Def Neon, Lucigenic and Dead Captain.

  • Fri
    12
    Nov
    2021
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    Dec
    2021
    Chester Zoo, Caughall Road, Upton by Chester CH2 1LH

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo is back for another MAGICAL year, and is set to be as enchanting as ever.
    Join us as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and plenty of Christmas cheer!🎄⛄️
    Escape to fantastical worlds, each different from the last, that will take you on an illuminating journey like no other! Be immersed in this magical and uniquely Chester Zoo evening event, giving you the chance to see the zoo in a whole new light. Let your imagination run wild, and discover incredible spaces, each filled to the brim with colourful animal lanterns, spectacular costumed characters and Christmas scenes. 🎅🛷
    Child tickets start from £11
    Adult tickets start from £13
    Children aged 2 and under enter free of charge
    Selected dates are available from Friday 12 November – Thursday 23 December, with timed tickets that give entry every 15 minutes from 4pm to 8.15pm.
    Have questions? Check our FAQ page here: https://www.chesterzoo.org/.../the-lanterns-at-chester-zoo/
  • Sat
    02
    Apr
    2022
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    03
    Apr
    2022
    9.30 am to 4.30 pmBowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1SN

    The Manchester Bike Show due to take place on 11th & 12th September 2021 has been postponed – again!

    Hopefully The Manchester Bike Show will now take place on 2nd and 3rd April 2022, at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1SN

    Organisers of The Manchester Bike Show said: "Once again find ourselves between a rock and a hard place with regard to running or postponing the show. On the first two occasions when the show was postponed at EventCity in March 2020 and March 2021 the decision to postpone was fairly clear cut and taken out of our hands on each occasion by both the government and the venue.

    "The latest decision to postpone was much less clear cut especially given the government’s decision to open up the economy on 19th July. The majority of the main manufacturers/dealers were booked in to attend on 11th / 12th September as were a good number of trade exhibitors and clubs, plus advance tickets were selling well and we were looking forward to a good show.

    "However, we have been contacted by a number of dealers informing us that they will no longer be attending the September show for two main reasons. Firstly against a background of rising Covid cases the dealers don’t want to put their employees at any greater risk than necessary and equally these same employees, who are mostly young, are reluctant to put themselves into that situation anyway.

    "Secondly there is currently a supply issue in both the car and motorcycle industry whereby the dealers have already sold out of the stock they were holding pre-pandemic and they can pre-sell any stock they can currently get their hands on, so there seems little point in going to all the effort of organising a stand with nothing to put on it. These dealers all assure me that new stock will be on the way by the end of 2021 and they will all be present when the show comes back to Bowlers on 2nd / 3rd April 2022.

    "We are well aware that we could have gone ahead irrespective of the withdrawal of key exhibitors but we are not prepared to sacrifice the reputation of the event for short term financial gain. Hopefully you will support us in this decision and we look forward to seeing everyone again at Bowlers in April 2022."

    TICKETS
    Advance tickets for the show at Bowlers on 2nd and3rd April 2022 will be available to purchase from Ticketline shortly.
    Keep an eye on the Manchester Bike Show’s Buy Tickets page for updates.
    Any tickets purchased for the March 2020 show at EventCity and September 2021 show at Bowlers will be valid for entry to the April 2022 show at Bowlers.

    TRADE EXHIBITORS
    The organisers are in the process of contacting those exhibitors who had booked space at the September 2021 show at Bowlers to give them first option on space in April 2022. Once this process has been completed they will throw the floor plan open to other exhibitors.

    CLUBS & PRIVATE ENTRIES
    The organisers are also in the process of contacting those clubs and individual entries regarding transferring their bookings to the new date in April. If you do not fall into this category and wish to book into the April 2022 show please email info@manchesterbikeshow.com to express your interest.

  • Fri
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    Jun
    2022
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    Jun
    2022
    Venues across Macclesfield