Arts & Crafts

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

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  • 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
    16
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    24
    Feb
    2019
    10 am to 4 pmTatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG

    It’s scarecrow time again! February half-term marks the return of the best-dressed scarecrows in town at Tatton Park!

    This year’s theme is inspired by Heroes and Villains.  Tatton Park’s education and gardening teams have put together a fun-to-follow scarecrow trail – and some great activities too.

    Head Gardener Simon Tetlow says, “It’s that time of year again, and we are busy recruiting new scarecrows. It’s a tough selection process for these ragged and scruffy characters – but we have to find out who is the best at the job!”

    There are 30+ scarecrows in all, scattered throughout our 50 acres of beautiful Gardens. It’s a challenge to find them all, and especially to follow the trail and match up our famous pairs of Heroes and Villains. See if you can you spot them all and create your own special selfies!

    Fancy making a scarecrow of your own? You’ll find all the materials you need in the Fig House, and our education team will be popping in from time to time to offer help and suggestions. Later on, if your scarecrow is man (or woman) enough to hold together, your creation will join the others on display.

    Simon says that scarecrows are a valuable addition to any vegetable garden. “They are traditional aids to deterring garden invaders such as crows, pigeons, and even pesky squirrels. These can do a lot of damage to young plants especially.”

    Scarecrows have a long history, and are used in many parts of the world. In Japan, they have become an art form all to themselves, and on the island of Shikoku there is a village with only 35 inhabitants – but more than 350 scarecrows.

    Scarecrow Festivals are held in various places throughout Britain, often with specific themes. Not everyone sticks to the basic name of ‘scarecrow’. On the Isle of Skye they are knows as Tattie Bogals, in Berkshire, you’d be looking for a Hodmedod, in Somerset a Mommet, in Sussex a Mawkin, and in Scotland a Bodach-rocals (meaning ‘old man of the rocks’).

    At Tatton we just stick to ‘scarecrow’. Come and meet them!

    Open every day from Saturday, 16 February to Sunday, 24 February 2019, 

    10am to 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Walkers, cyclists and booked coaches can enter the Park free of charge. A £7 vehicle Park entry charge applies for all visitors who arrive by car, minibus or motorbike. There is a Garden entry fee of £7 per adult, £5 for a child 4-15 years, and £19 for a family of 2 adults and up to 3 children. National Trust and RHS members have free entry to the Gardens.

  • Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019
    4 pm to 7 pmEast Cheshire Hospice Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 3DR

    If you would you like to volunteer for this year's Art Fair Cheshire there's a Drop In information event on Tuesday 26th February, 4 pm - 7 pm at East Cheshire Hospice

    The Art Fair is back for 2019 and the organisers would love to tell you about their plans, along with another special exhibition which will celebrate the Hospice's 20th anniversary!

    There are so many ways that you can get involved – go along to the drop-in event on Tuesday 26th February between 4pm and 7pm at East Cheshire Hospice to find out more!

    Let us know if you will be coming along. Click here to register to attend

    There'll be light refreshments and the opportunity to talk to the organisers to discuss the roles available. There are plenty of ways to volunteer – no matter how little or much time you have to give.

    Go along and say hello, have a cup of tea and some cake, and find out more. If you cannot attend the event but would still like to be involved please email us at contact@theartfair.org.uk

    East Cheshire Hospice Millbank Drive, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 3DR  

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    This year, show your mum just how special she is on a day out with the National Trust. Spend some precious time together surrounded by glorious gardens and beautiful houses, and make Mother’s Day even more memorable.

    Whether you choose to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, take a springtime stroll or make your very own gift, you can really show mum just how special she is.

    And while you create new traditions together, you’ll also be helping the National Trust care for these special places for years to come.

    Here are some of the top locations to spend an unforgettable day:

    Lyme
    Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March, 1.30–4.30pm

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon tea, including a glass of bubbly, sandwiches, soup and a selection of sweet treats.  Afterwards, take a gentle stroll through the elegant Rose Garden, Ravine Garden or the luxurious herbaceous borders next to the reflecting lake, where a certain Mr Darcy met Miss Bennet in the BBC’s much-loved production of Pride and Prejudice. Normal admission charges apply plus £24.95 for afternoon tea, booking essential on 01663 761400.

    Speke Hall
    Sunday 31 March, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

    Tuck into a delicious late morning brunch or traditional afternoon tea in the Stables Tea-room, complete with a glass of fizz, followed by a walk in the blooming spring gardens with our head gardener.  As you explore, don’t miss ‘The Bell Tree’, Serena Korda’s sculptural sound installation inspired by the bluebells that carpet the woodland floor around the house. Normal admission charges apply, plus £25 for brunch/afternoon tea, booking essential on 0151 427 7231.

    Quarry Bank
    Sunday 31 March, 10.30am – 5pm

    Treat your mum to a day out at Quarry Bank.  Pop into recently re-opened mill or look around the mill owners’ house and the apprentice house to discover how the industrial community at Quarry Bank lived and worked.  Then wander through the picturesque gardens that rise up the banks of the river valley to take in the colourful bulbs in bloom or the exotic plants and fruit growing in the restored glasshouse. Normal admission charges apply.

    Rufford Old Hall
    Sunday 31 March, 11am4pm

    Enjoy afternoon tea in the Victorian tea-room with your mum then take a stroll through the daffodils and bluebells in the gardens and woodland or head indoors to be wowed by the Tudor Great Hall, with its furniture, weapons, armour, tapestries and the huge carved oak screen. Normal admission charges apply, plus additional charge for afternoon tea.

    Dunham Massey
    Sunday 31 March, 11am–5pm

    Explore the beautiful gardens at Dunham Massey looking for daffodils and other signs of spring, head into the house to come face to face with portraits from the National Portrait Gallery's collection of people who've shaped the way we think or feel about green spaces and nature today, including David Attenborough and Beatrix Potter, and then tuck into a tasty lunch in the restaurant - they’ll even do the washing up! Normal admission charges apply.

    Tatton Park
    Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 March

    Take a seat at the Gardener’s Cottage where an extra special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is being served. Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival before tucking into a menu of sandwiches and savouries using estate-reared produce and home baked cakes and pastries.  You’ll even receive a gift of Tatton’s handmade fudge for your mum to take home. Normal admission charges apply plus £24.95 for afternoon tea, booking essential at www.tattonpark.org

     

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019
    Mon
    22
    Apr
    2019
    Tatton Park, Knutsford

    Have some eggs-tra special fun at Tatton Park this Easter!Looking for some great ideas for fun family activities this Easter Bank Holiday weekend? Tatton Park is the ideal place to go, for a fabulous programme of Egg-Chanted Easter Fun. Children of all ages will find masses to do over the whole weekend, from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April.

    Plan your day around the trails in the Mansion, Farm and Gardens, with chocolate treats for all those who complete the trails. The Stableyard will be buzzing with activity so let the children choose their favourites from everything on offer.

    A great start would be to follow the Little Red Riding Hood trail along Dairy Wood Way. This little girl has lost her Easter eggs - can you help her to find them? Watch out for the Big Bad Wolf who might be hiding anywhere amongst the trees!

    There’s someone else planning mischief at the Farm. A cunning fox really wants to catch the Gingerbread Man. Can you help him escape? There’ll be tastings of scrumptious gingerbread to keep you going, and you’ll meet our friendly farm animals as you follow the trail, including our fluffy recently hatched chicks.

    There’s also a special ‘Make your Own Gingerbread’ workshop at the Farm on Thursday 18 April, where you can learn how to make your own gingerbread cookies to take home.

    In the Mansion, follow the Fairy Godmother’s trail and see if you can solve each Fairy Tale clue. Search for them in the grand state rooms and servants’ quarters to help identify the famous fairy tales and claim your chocolate prize. Whilst the children are captivated by the magic, the adults can take in the opulent surroundings of this impressive neo-classical former Egerton family home, where history comes to life.

    Perfect for Easter, there will be egg-citing egg and spoon races in the Gardens, along with egg-straordinary egg rolling competitions! Spot Rapunzel and her beautiful golden hair in the Tower Garden, and look out for the secret fairy doors at the bottom of special garden trees. Can you spot them all? There’ll also be intriguing storytelling sessions to spark everyone’s imaginations.

    If you’re feeling peckish head for the Stableyard, where you’ll be spoilt for choice. Sit outside the Stables Restaurant if the weather’s warm, and enjoy delicious dishes made from Tatton Park estate reared produce. Or visit the award-winning Gardener’s Cottage tea room, with its new Spring menu. Afternoon tea could be your special treat this Easter.

    The Stableyard will be alive with activities, and whatever time of day you arrive, there’ll be lots going on. There are magic and puppet shows and a Victorian carousel to spin around on. You might be lucky enough to meet your favourite fairy tale character and snap a quick selfie of the two of you. Show off your new glitter tattoo in the picture!

    All the Stableyard shops will be open to tempt you with great seasonal displays and some carefully-chosen Easter goodies.

    Anyone in the family who wants a peaceful moment or two, or simply to take in the sheer beauty of the fresh English springtime, will be able to find their own perfect place to recharge their batteries in the beautiful Gardens or picturesque Parkland.

    Egg-Chanting delights for everyone – guaranteed.


  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    Stafford County Showground ST18 0BD

    The Isle of Man TT races were first staged in 1907 – but the milestone 100th meeting will only be marked later this year. 

    Two world wars, plus the UK foot and mouth epidemic which caused the cancellation of much UK sport including the TT, took out a total of 12 years, meaning 100 years of TT racing can be celebrated all over again.

    Event organiser Mortons Media Group will be celebrating this special anniversary with a spectacular TT theme at its firmly established Stafford International Classic MotorCycleShow on April 27-28, 2019, where top-name riders and the famous machines that carried them to victory around one of the most famous race circuits in the world will be on display.

    Headlining the impressive list of star guests are current TT stars Ian Hutchinson and Tom and Ben Birchall, with an impressive 24 TT wins between them.

    ‘Hutchy’, as he is known to his legion of fans, has proved to be something of a bionic man, having twice come back from serious injury which on both occasions almost cost him a leg. Clearly with a few tales to tell, his on-stage interviews are not to be missed.

    Likeable brothers Ben and Tom Birchall have dominated the sidecar TT in recent years, winning the last five races. The pair, who clinched their third world title in 2018, will also have their TT winning outfit on display and will be on stage during Saturday and Sunday.

    Adding to the galaxy of TT stars will be nine-time TT winner Charlie Williams. Not only will Charlie have one of his TT winning Yamahas on display, but he plans to launch his long-awaited autobiography at the show too. Fans’ favourite John Cooper intends to launch his biography on the same weekend, with both stars signing copies for fans.

    Running the stage sessions is none other than the show’s resident compere, Lincolnshire ace Steve Plater. Joined by flying Scot and fellow two-time TT winner Alex George, Plater will find himself on the other end of the microphone for once as he joins his fellow riders to talk about all things TT.

    Not forgetting its classic roots, the star line-up will include former Honda factory team-mates from the Sixties, Tommy Robb and Jim Redman.

    Of course the TT isn’t just about the riders. The show aims to host the most eclectic display of 10 genuine former TT machines ever assembled. The collection includes a 1926 AJS GR10, which finished third in that year’s TT in the hands of Frank Longman; an ex-HG Tyrell-Smith 1932 works Rudge, which also finished third in that year’s Junior TT race; a minuscule 50cc Honda CR110, a three-cylinder MV Agusta, a 1984 Ducati TT2 with TT history and an ex-Joey Dunlop RC45.

    Now in its 39thyear, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycleShow has already received hundreds of bookings from traders, clubs and exhibitors, with organisers working hard to deliver another stellar event. Deemed to be the largest classic bike show in the world, thousands of visitors flock to Stafford County Showground every year from all corners of the UK and Europe. It’s a must-attend event for any motorcycle enthusiast.

    For more information, please visit www.staffordclassicbikeshows.com

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Wednesday 1 May

    Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk

    A short 1.2km (0.75 miles) stroll around Poynton Coppice looking at coppicing and how the spring flowers benefit.

    Booking in advance is essential. Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 01/03/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Poynton Coppice Car Park, Shrigley Road, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TF (SJ943827)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking: Get tickets for Poynton Coppice Wildflower Walk
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Easy to Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)

    A Feast of Flowers

    A morning walk, along the Biddulph Valley Way and through Dane-in-Shaw Pasture Site of Special Scientific Interest, looking for spring wildflowers and hearing of some of their uses and folklore. Booking in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 01/03/2019

    Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Henshall Hall Drive (park on road just before canal), Congleton, CW12 3TA (SJ876622)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Cal Sherratt
    Booking: Get tickets for A Feast of Flowers by 29 April
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Moderate walking grade / Healthy and Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Thursday 2 May

    Walk with Nature: Birds of the Goyt Valley

    An early morning walk in the Goyt Valley looking for our less frequently seen spring migrants - pied and spotted flycatcher, common redstart, tree pipit and listening for cuckoo.

    Time: 7.00am to 10.00am
    Meeting point: Errwood Hall car park, Errwood Reservoir, Goyt Valley, SK17 6GT (SK012748)
    Leaders: Alan Brereton and Ray Evans from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01625 615628 or the RSPB Macclesfield Local Group events web page
    (Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Easy to Moderate walking grade / Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Sunday 5 May

    SECOS Dawn Chorus

    To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day, South East Cheshire Ornithological Society (SECOS) in association with Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service are hosting a Dawn Chorus Walk at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve. Booking in advance is essential.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 05/03/2019

    Time: 7.00am to 9.00am
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: John Thompson from SECOS and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Mark Arnold
    Booking: Get tickets for SECOS Dawn Chorus
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Bring binoculars if you have them / Places limited - please book in advance / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Healthy & Wildlife Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Wednesday 8 May

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - May – Tegg’s Nose Country 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: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking: Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - May
    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)


    Friday 10 May

    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 - May
    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)


    Saturday 11 May

    Introduction to Foraging – Macclesfield Riverside Park

    A chance to learn the basics of foraging and discover edibles all around us, with a professional forager from Totally Wild UK.

    After arriving we will go through the basics of foraging. Then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. During the Forage your forager will introduce you to a number of edible species giving you tips on harvesting and correct identification. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from chutneys to jams.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost: £25 per adult, children 16 or under go free (One free child place per paying adult).

    Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leader: James Wood from Totally Wild UK
    Booking: https://totallywilduk.co.uk/foraging-events/foraging-courses-intro-to-foraging/
    Information: 07999 992615
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event)

    Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

    Run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-marathon runner, Dan Mayers. RSC is a personal training club, for those who prefer being outdoors to training in a gym. We follow a 12-month seasonal training programme to cover ALL angles for stronger, injury free running.

    No running experience required in this foundation training session, and no obligation to join.

    This session aims to deliver some key skills towards making your journey into running fitness an easier one.

    • How to warm up / cool down effectively
    • Overview of how to use stretches and strength training
    • Running posture and how to protect the joints
      Breath control
    • Running uphill (optional)

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

    Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
    Booking: Get tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session
    Information: 07887 698532 or Run Stronger Club website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Partnership event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 12 May

    Come and Try It Day at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Moorland Adventure, in a beautiful countryside setting, to try a number of exciting and varied activities. There will be many different things for you to experience during the day including Climbing, Abseiling, Archery and Buschraft. Minimum age for Abseiling is 8. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £18 per person.

    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking: Get tickets for Come and Try It Day at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 01625 573615
    (There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Easy walking grade / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)

    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)


    Tuesday 14 May

    Spring Wildlife of Bollington

    A leisurely morning walk around the footpaths of Bollington enjoying the varied wildlife in the area. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 14/03/2019

    Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Meeting point: Public car park, Adlington Road, Bollington, SK10 5JT (SJ930781)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse
    Booking: Get tickets for Spring Wildlife of Bollington by 10 May
    Information:
    01625 383700
    (There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Moderate walking grade / Places limited - please book in advance / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)


    Wednesday 15 May

    Walk around Mottram St Andrew

    An 8km (5 mile) walk around Mottram, with Ranger Ed, enjoying the views from Alderley Edge.

    Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £4.

    Tickets will be available to book 2 months prior to event date: 15/03/2019

    Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Bulls Head Pub, Wilmslow Road, Mottram St. Andrew, SK10 4QH (SJ880785)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Booking: Get tickets for Walk around Mottram St Andrew
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Strenuous walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Bring binoculars if you have them)


    Sunday 19 May

    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 - May
    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)


    Thursday 23 May

    A Spring Evening in Kerridge

    A 6km (4 mile) walk exploring the footpaths of Kerridge on this historical walk and enjoy the views from Kerridge ridge.

    Part of the 2019 Bollington Walking Festival.

    Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
    Meeting point: Jackson Lane, Kerridge, Bollington, SK10 5BE (SJ935773)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Ed Pilkington
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Strenuous walking grade / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Bring binoculars if you have them)


    Tuesday 28 May to Friday 31 May

    Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Based at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, each day focuses on different activities and it will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential. All day 3 participants must be "Water confident".

    Day 1 – Tuesday 28 May – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 2 – Wednesday 29 May – Climb and Abseil
    Day 3 – Thursday 30 May – Kayaking and Canoeing
    Day 4 – Friday 31 May - Orienteering and Problem Solving

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 4 days for a reduced price of £120.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room on days 1, 2 and 4, for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions on days 1, 2 and 4.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
    Days 1, 2, and 4 Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Day 3 Meeting point: Rudyard Lake, Rudyard, ST13 8RN (SJ950580)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking: Get tickets for Moorland Adventure May Half-Term Kids Activity Club
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Tuesday 28 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Pond Dipping for Grown Ups – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Grown-ups grab your wellies and join Nature Stuff on a special pond dip session. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session.

    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 Pond Dipping for Grown Ups
    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 / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Down the Mines! – May

    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: 28/03/2019

    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! - May
    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)


    Thursday 30 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups - Tegg's Nose Country Park

    Grown-ups grab your wellies and join Nature Stuff on a special bug hunting and stream dipping session. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session. 

    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 Bug Hunting and Stream Dipping for Grown Ups
    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 / Partnership event / Wildlife Walk – Event)


    Friday 31 May

    Wellies in the Wild – Bug Hunting for Grown Ups – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff on a special bug hunting session for grown ups. Whether you are keen to rekindle your childhood memories of exploring nature or are a complete beginner, this session is designed for you! Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £10 per adult per session.

    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 Bug Hunting for Grown Ups
    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 / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)

  • Sat
    29
    Jun
    2019
    Queen's Park, Crewe, Cheshire

    Cheshire East Council will once again be hosting its Pride in the Park event this summer, in celebration of the LGBT+ community.

    Ahead of this celebration, Cheshire East Council is calling on businesses to invest in diversity and get their brand seen, by supporting the event and becoming a sponsor for Pride in the Park 2019.

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re a large commercial organisation, small-to-medium enterprise, community group or individual, there are many ways that you can give your backing to this major event in the Cheshire East calendar. Supporting this event sends a strong message that your business genuinely cares about and supports the community, and the positive change that Pride represents.

    This year the event will take place from 2pm-8pm on Saturday 29 June at Queens Park, Crewe, and will be free to visitors of all ages, offering lots of family-friendly entertainment and performances on the day.

    Confide in Kylie – a Kylie Minogue tribute act, has been confirmed as one of the key headline acts so far, with further acts yet to be announced.

    Councillor Stewart Gardiner, champion for equality and diversity said: “Once again this will be a fantastic event for all members of Cheshire East’s LGBTQ+ community and our very welcome visitors from further afield. Your business can be part of this really memorable day, and you will gain very positive brand- recognition for your company by supporting Pride.”

    Councillor Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council cabinet member with responsibility for equality and diversity, said: “I have no doubt that this year’s event will be even bigger than last years, and I’m so pleased that this is becoming an annual celebration in our borough. With equality, diversity and inclusion a huge priority for Cheshire East Council and for our communities, we are looking forward to working with businesses to make a huge success of Pride in the Park 2019.”

    There are a range of sponsorship packages available to those who are interested in getting involved, starting at a violet package for £300, up to a red package for £10,000.

    If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email pride@cheshireeast.gov.uk.

    To find out more about the sponsorship packages available, visit http://www.prideinthepark.com/become-a-sponsor/