Arts & Crafts

Arts & craft related events happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.

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  • Wed
    01
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    31
    Oct
    2021
    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.

     

     

     

  • Thu
    23
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    03
    Oct
    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.

  • 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