Exhibitions and shows taking place in and around Macclesfield.

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


  • Wed
    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
    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.

  • Fri
    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/
  • Fri
    Venues across Macclesfield

Anson Engine Museum
Every Friday,Saturday & Sunday from 13 May – 29 October 2006 Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Details: In his book, Horst O Hardenberg describes how the Otto-Langen engine displayed at the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition was called a Rattling monster or Devil s machine. Despite this, the engine went on to take the prestigious gold medal, beating the French built Hugon and Lenoir engines. Later that same year, Crossley Brothers in Manchester became the licensed manufacturer for Otto-Langen engines in the UK & Colonies. It is hailed as the first commercially successful engine The ?Rattling Monsters? exhibition tells the history and development of these engines as well allowing you the chance to see many exhibits never before made public. This exhibition is a World First! Museum Entry Fees Adults £3.50 Children under 14 £2.50 Children under 5 s free Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £10.00 No additional charge for Rattling Monsters Exhibition!
Date: 29/10/2005 Time:
To: 30/10/2005 Time:
Location: Anson Road
SK12 1TD
01625 874426  Telephonewww.enginemuseum.org  Web