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  • Tue
    7:00 pmMacclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

  • Wed
    The Tytherington Club, Macclesfield

    An adult-only, part-time 14 week course you will explore four different media: Drawing, Painting with Watercolour, Acrylics, and Oil Pastels, highlighting their individual characteristics, learning the basic techniques and secrets needed to create beautiful pieces of original art.

    All courses are designed to be fun for absolute beginners, who have never picked up a brush before, through to Improvers.


  • Wed
    Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

    The Gardener’s Kitchen is open daily and serves deliciously fresh lunches and utterly indulgent sweet treats and freshly baked cakes and pastries. We’ve got something for everyone, including a scrumptious childrens menu bound to keep the rumbling tummies at bay and of course our famous afternoon teas, perfect for any occasion or celebration.
    We’ve also got especially tasty offers on throughout the week, see below to learn more!Weekends
    At the end of the week we all need a break – so come visit us and we’ll look after brunch! Whether you want perfectly poached eggs and pancetta or our sweet fluffy pikelets,
    we’ve got it covered.Curry Wednesday
    Variety is definitely the spice of life here at the Gardener’s Kitchen as every Wednesday we have a perfectly spiced curry on offer with all the extras.

    Pie Thursday
    There’s nothing more comforting than a proper pie and every Thursday we serve this pastry classic with an ever changing range of sumptuous fillings.
    Our eyes are firmly on the pies!

    Fish and Chip Friday
    Most people say TGIF where as our team like to shout “Thank God It’s Fish Friday” from the rooftops! Our chips are rustic and hand cut, our fish is fried in a local Cheshire beer batter and it’s served with our homemade lemony pickle.

    Next time you visit Arley Hall & Gardens, be sure to visit us too!

    The Gardener’s Kitchen is open from 10am – 5pm. Please note our hearty brunch is only served at the weekend from 10.00am – 11.30am.

  • Tue
    Redbank House, Cheetham Hill


    The spinal carriages are the repairs to the spinal carriage and wheelchair loans that DL used to provide for free to disabled adults and children.

    Disabled Living - one of Manchester’s oldest charities - is delighted to announce the official launch of its brand new exhibition From Donkeys to Innovators.  Opening on Tuesday 10 April at the charity’s Redbank House in Cheetham Hill, this celebration of the charity’s rich history – told through rarely seen archive images, blogs, newly commissioned films and historical documents - pays homage to the charity’s remarkable legacy. This permanent display will have several public open days throughout the year in which these often unheard voices, unique stories and changing experiences of disabled people from across the UK can be shared and preserved.

    Actress Cherylee Houston, best known for playing Coronation Street’s Izzy Armstrong since 2010, has narrated and appears in one of three new films specially commissioned for the exhibition. This particular film – to be screened at the exhibition launch - gives a unique platform and a voice to young disabled people who talk about their experiences and hopes for the future. The film has also been made primarily by the young people themselves, over a training weekend in which they learned editing and filming skills. It also afforded them the opportunity to meet with and interview older people with disabilities to create a film in which two generations compare and discuss the differences and challenges of living with disabilities. The additional two films chart and bring to life the charity’s past up to the present day.

    The sun ray room (wired domes with children lying under lights) is a facility offered at the Marple Orthopaedic Hospital hospital and was built into the last extension.
    The Open Air Wards were also built at the Marple Hospital at the same time as the sun ray room. It was believed as the best treatment for conditions such as TB.

    Rare archive images are also going on display to showcase the charity‘s extensive timeline, its name changes and the varied roles it has played in enhancing the lives of thousands of people of all ages with disabilities from across the country. From the introduction of the first ever wheelchair loan service in 1903, to the opening of Peacefields in Marple, a children’s respite holiday home in 1913 that developed into the Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital, to its first residential home for disabled adults in North Wales in 1949 – these largely unseen photographs will illustrate how Disabled Living has played an integral and vital role in both the UK’s social history – from its early beginnings as the Band of Kindness and Children’s Help Society - and also in the support of disabled children and adults’ independence.

    An unfortunate fire in 2009 resulted in the loss of many of the organisation’s precious archive materials. But true to the charity’s indomitable spirit and survival instinct, and invaluable support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Disabled Living has been able rebuild its heritage. It has spent much of its past 120th anniversary year of 2017, running events and opportunities in order to create From Donkeys to Innovators.  These events have enabled past and present services users, volunteers, employees,  and partner organisations to come forwards with their stories, experiences, archive materials and images so that they can be both preserved and featured in this brand new exhibition. All archive material will be saved and safely maintained in Manchester Central Library’s Archives+.

    Debra Evans, Chief Executive of Disabled Living, comments: “Disability heritage has been very poorly documented in the past, and whilst improvements are being made, it is still very much a hidden heritage. We are so proud of all we have achieved since launching 120 years ago and that through this exhibition, we can finally show off the many lives we have supported and enhanced over the years. There are incredible stories from of the individuals involved both past and present with Disabled Living which up until now have remained untold or largely unheard.  So it is really great we can launch this exhibition to celebrate and share our heritage, preserving it for the future and demonstrating what a great impact the charity has had, and hope it will continue to have, in years to come.”

  • Sun
    Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

    15th, Sunday Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Charity Dog Walk – to register Click Here
    22nd, Sunday Spring Plant Fair – to book tickets Click Here
    28th & 29th, Saturday & Sunday Guided Estate & Bluebell Walks – to book tickets Click Here

    6th & 7th, Sunday & Monday Guided Estate & Bluebell Walks
    – to book tickets Click Here
    11th, 12th & 13th, Friday – Sunday Galloway Antiques Fair – to book tickets Click Here
    26th, 27th & 28th, Saturday – Monday Geronimo Family Festival – to book tickets Click Here

    2nd & 3rd, Saturday & Sunday NGS The Old Parsonage tickets will be released soon
    8th, Friday Houghton Weavers Summer Picnic – to book tickets Click Here
    16th & 17th, Saturday & Sunday Rough Runner – to book tickets Click Here
    23rd & 24th, Saturday & Sunday Garden Festival – to book tickets Click Here
    28th – 1st July, Thursday – Sunday Spirit of the Horse – to book tickets Click Here

    8th, Sunday Fairy Tales & Trails Day – to book tickets Click Here
    14th, Saturday NMC Outdoor Concert on the Park – to book tickets Click Here
    19th, Thursday Walled Garden Theatre – The Importance of Being Earnest – to book tickets Click Here
    26th, Thursday The Arley Summer Soiree – tickets will be released soon

    5th, Sunday NGS Arley Hall & Gardens normal daily entry price applies
    23rd, Thursday Walled Garden Theatre – The Tempest – to book tickets Click Here
    25th, 26th & 27th, Saturday, Sunday & Monday Caravan & Camping Rally – to book tickets Click Here

    9th, Sunday Autumn Plant Fair – to book tickets Click Here
    15th, Saturday Firework Champions – to book tickets Click Here
    22nd & 23rd, Saturday & Sunday The Great British Food Festival  – to book tickets Click Here
    28th, 29th & 30th, Friday – Sunday Galloway Antiques Fair – to book tickets Click Here

    7th, Sunday Wedding Open Day – to book tickets Click Here
    14th, Sunday Mushroom Walks – to book tickets Click Here

    13th & 14th, Tuesday & Wednesday Shopping Spectacular – to book tickets Click Here

    1st – 6th, Saturday – Thursday Christmas Floral Extravaganza - tickets will be released soon

  • Thu
    Macclesfied Library, Jordangate (side entrance in Brunswick Street(

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

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

    Programme of Meetings 2018-2019

    Thursday 13th September 2018
    Where the Wild Winds Are
    Writer and traveller Nick Hunt spoke to the society about his first book in 2016. He returns to start our season with a talk based on his second book. Where the Wild Winds Are is the story of following Europe’s winds.

    Tuesday 16th October 2018
    The Elephant in the Room: Donald Trump, Republicans and Conservatives
    The elephant in the room is big, orange and noisy. 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.
    The AGM will follow the talk and discussion.

    Thursday 15th November 2018
    Why Edit Literary Texts?
    Marcus Walsh was a Professor of English literature at Birmingham and Liverpool Universities. A literary editor by profession and inclination, he has edited works by Christopher Smart and Jonathan Swift. Currently he is a General Editor and volume editor for the OUP Writings of Alexander Pope.

    Tuesday 17th January 2019
    Mary Shelley and the Romantic Self
    Mary Shelley shared the Romantic era’s fascination with what makes a human self. In this talk Fiona Sampson, author of the acclaimed biography In Search of Mary Shelley, explores the Romantic ideas through the prism of Shelley’s life and work, including her novel Frankenstein.

    Thursday 14th February 2019
    Aka-doctor from Ba-light visits Remote Nepal Village
    Sarah Clarke is an independent optometrist based in Macclesfield. In March 2018 she visited Rukumkot in Western Nepal with a backpack full of donated glasses and a tenuous connection to the surgeons at Rapti Eye Hospital. “I was only planning to visit my daughter ... I got a little carried away.”

    Wednesday 13th March 2019
    The Ethical Roboticist
    Alan Winfield is Professor of Robot Ethics at the University of the West of England at Bristol, co-founded the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and is visiting professor at York. Alan is an advocate for robot ethics, actively engaged in the development of new ethical standards for robots.

    Wednesday 10th April 2019
    James Watt and Industrial Britain
    2019 is the 200th anniversary of steam engine pioneer James Watt’s death. Dr Malcolm Dick is director of the Centre for West Midlands History at Birmingham University, and he has published books on Joseph Priestley, Matthew Boulton and John Baskerville.

    Tuesday 7th May 2019
    The Scottish Clearances: Journeying to the Land of Freedom
    Fleur Houston has ancestral roots in the Scottish Highlands. She is a graduate of Aberdeen, Oxford and Cambridge universities and a minister of the United Reformed Church. Her book, You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself: the Bible, Refugees and Asylum, draws on her extensive experience of refugee issues.

  • Tue
    6 pm to 9 pmDevonshire Dome, Buxton

    The Great British Barber Bash is on its way to Buxton for the first time on Tuesday 27 November, from 6 pm to 9  pm at Buxton’s Devonshire Dome.

    In connection with Buxton & Leek College barbering courses the national hairstyling convention will demonstrate the latest barbering trends by some of the biggest names in the industry. Be prepared to be wowed with a spectacular presentation for cuts and styles, demonstrated live by the Barber Bash team.

    Gary Dawson, Lecturer at Buxton & Leek College who has organised the event said: “We are very excited to be holding the first Great British Barber Bash in Buxton, it’s a fantastic event for both local salon professionals and the general public to take some inspiration.”

    College Showcase Events are in essence a mini version of the events that have took the cities across the country by storm including London, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. At the event four of the main GBBB team will demonstrate techniques, give tips and advice all delivered with a ton of energy and inspiration for those that attend. The showcases themselves are fun, informative and brimming with skills and techniques.

     Tickets are £25…/events/the-great-british-barb…