Exhibitions and shows taking place in and around Macclesfield.

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    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG

    Tis’ soon the season to embrace the festive spirit and where better to celebrate Christmas than in the magical grounds of Tatton Park? Known for its family offering and festive traditions, they’ve pulled together a number of top events for this Christmas.

    Father Christmas at the Farm

    For the believers in all of us, visitors can meet Father Christmas and his reindeer, Prancer and Dancer. Music from choirs and brass bands accompany a children’s entertainer and storyteller and everyone can have a go at making their own magic reindeer feed. Tickets are available at £7.00 for adults and £6.50 for children (0-15) including a gift. No pre-booking necessary.

    Farm dates and times:

    Sat 1 and Sun 2 Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sat 8and Sun 9Dec – 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sat 15 and Sun 16Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sat 22and Sun 23 Dec - 11am until 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    The ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion

    Enter a magical Christmas Mansion inspired by the theme of ‘Food Glorious Food’. Discover the impressive state rooms and servants quarters decorated to celebrate seasonal fayre: experience a traditional Egerton family feast in the dining room, follow the jelly sweet path as it twists through the gingerbread village and enjoy the scents of oranges and cinnamon in the scullery. Help the servants with their Christmas food preparations and don’t forget the ‘sprout spotting’ trail for little ones! Festive treats and music will accompany your visit.

    Mansion prices, dates and times:

    Adult £10, Children (ages 4-15) £6

    Tuesday 27 Nov to Sun 2 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Tuesday 4 Dec to Sun 9 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)*

    Fri 14 Dec to Sun 16 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Fri 21 Dec to Sat 22 Dec, 11am – 4pm (last entry 3pm)

    Sun 23 Dec, 1pm – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm

    *Fri 7 Dec 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

    Festive Friday – Friday 7 December

    Join other revellers for a jam-packed day of festivities, shopping and food! Pick up those last minute gifts in Tatton's popular Christmas Gift Fair, light Father Christmas' route with lanterns as he pays a special visit to the Stableyard and don't forget to bring your Christmas list to put in the special Santa post box!

    Tatton's Food Glorious Food Mansion, specialty shops and restaurants are all open later than normal - finish off your evening with a winter warming dish or a festive afternoon tea with fizz!

    Festive Friday times:

    Gift Fair 11.30am – 6pm
    Lantern Parade 6pm onwards
    Mansion 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm)

    Stableyard shops and restaurants 10am – 7.30pm

    Christmas Gift Fair Weekend

    With over 40 stalls in the atmospheric Tenant’s Hall, the popular shopping fair offers a wide range of unique gift ideas, food and drinks – perfect for those last minute presents! Free entry.

    Gift fair dates and times:

    Fri 7 Dec, 11:30am – 6pm

    Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec, 10am – 4pm

    Northern Chamber Orchestra – Fri 14 Dec, 7pm

    This year the nationally acclaimed NCO will delight audiences with a mixture of popular classical music and festive favourites for all the family to enjoy! A visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments before the evening performance is included. Visit www.ncorch.co.uk for tickets, or call 0161 247 2220.

    Macclesfield Male Voice Choir – Sat 15 Dec, 7pm

    Presenting a programme of well-known male voice numbers and Christmas classics, the fabulous Macclesfield Male Voice Choir return to Tatton Park by popular demand. Included in the ticket is a visit to the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Christmas Mansion and refreshments prior to this evening concert. Visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/events for tickets.

    Christmas Carols in the Stableyard – Sun 23 Dec, 3-4pm

    Sing-a-long to your favourite carols with the brilliant King Edwards concert band and choir. Pick up last minute gifts and enjoy warming winter food and drink in the Stableyard. For a truly magical Christmas experience visit the Farm and Mansion first to complete the festive fun.

  • Fri

    Welcome to East Cheshire Hospice news

    We have had such an amazing year so far for support and fundraising at East Cheshire Hospice for our 30th Anniversary celebration. We now have a few more festive events planned to round off the year in style!

    Light up a Life

    Christmas can be a really hard time for those who have lost someone, so each year we hold a special service dedicated to those we have lost. Providing an opportunity to remember and reflect. This year we are opening up the service for all to attend on Saturday 8th December from 3pm at St Michaels Church in Macclesfield Town Centre, please do join us.

    You can also dedicate a bauble to any lost loved ones, which will then be hung from the Christmas Tree in the Hospice Chapel throughout the festive period. If you would like to do this, please click here to make a donation and dedicate a bauble.

    Pinches Community Christmas Carols

    One of our big supporters this year, Pinches Medical, are hosting a Christmas Carol Concert at the bandstand in South Park on Friday 21st December in support of us here at East Cheshire Hospice from 5.30 - 8pm. Please go along to this wonderful festive event to support us and Pinches Medical. There will be donation buckets available at the concert if you would like to support our fundraising efforts.

    What's on

    Here are some of the events coming up over the coming month in support of the Hospice. If you'd like to know more, please just click on the event name.

    Family Christmas Bingo - 7th December

    Accordion Concert - 7th December

    Christmas Market & Fun Day - 10th December

    Pinches Community Christmas Carols - 21st December

    Christmas Raffle - 22nd December

    Great Langley Duck Race 2018 - 26th December

    Snowman Sprint - Throughout December

    Volunteers needed!!

    There are a few great volunteering opportunities at events over this festive period.

    • Sunday 9th December 2018 - Tatton Yule Yomp - 8am to 2pm: Marshalls
    • Friday 21st December 2018 - Pinches Community Carol Concert - 5.30pm to 8pm: Bucket Collectors & Stall Holders
    • Friday 21st December 2018 - Tesco, Hibel Road - 10am to 12noon: Bag Packers

    If you would like to help and volunteer at any of these events, please contact Lisa on lball@echospice.org.uk

    For more information about anything mentioned in this email, please contact the fundraising team on 01625 433477 or email fundraising@echospice.org.uk. We hope to see you at an event very soon!

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