Music

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  • Wed
    23
    May
    2018
    Thu
    02
    Aug
    2018
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

     

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07871 422937

    Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.

    Friday 8 June
    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A) [2hrs 10mins] 5.00, 8.00

    Saturday 9 June & Sunday 10 June
    SHERLOCK GNOMES (U) [1hrs 26mins] 11:45
    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A) [2h 10mins] 2.00, 5.00, 8.00

    Monday 11 June
    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A) [2hrs 10mins] 5.00, 8.00

    Tuesday 12 June
    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A) [2hrs 10mins] 1.00, 3:45
    Royal Ballet Live: SWAN LAKE 7.15

    Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 June
    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A) [2hrs 10mins] 5.00, 8.00

    Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June
    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A) [2h 10mins] 2.00, 5.00, 8.00

    Monday 18 to Thursday 21 June
    JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (12A) [2hrs 10mins] 5.00, 8.00


    Now bookable:

    Friday 20 July until Thursday 26 July
    MAMMA MIA 2: HERE WE GO AGAIN! (PG) [2hrs] 2.30, 5.15, 8.00

    Friday 27 July until Thursday 2 August
    MAMMA MIA 2: HERE WE GO AGAIN! (PG) [2hrs] 5.15, 8.00

    Live by Satellite:
    Royal Ballet Live: SWAN LAKE Tuesday 12 June, 7.15

    Silk Museum exhibition / Barnaby Festival screening :
    'Paterson, New Jersey - The Macclesfield of America'
    PATERSON (15) Friday 22 June, 2pm

    Live by Satellite:
    Royal Ballet Live: SWAN LAKE Tuesday 12 June, 7.15

    ROYAL OPERA HOUSE SEASON 2018 / 2019
    NOW BOOKABLE

    Royal Ballet MAYERLING
    Royal Ballet LA BAYADERE
    Royal Ballet THE NUTCRACKER
    Royal Opera THE QUEEN OF SPADES
    Royal Opera LA TRAVIATA
    Royal Ballet DON QUIXOTE
    Royal Opera LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
    Royal Opera FAUST
    Royal Ballet MIXED TRIPLE BILL
    Royal Ballet ROMEO & JULIET

    All listed films and live by satellite events now bookable at cinemac.org.uk

  • Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Lesley Garrett

    Britain’s favourite opera singer Lesley Garrett rolls out the red carpet on July 6 when Buxton International Festival raises the curtain on its 2018 programme with a gala night of unforgettable tunes from the world of musical theatre and light opera.

    Bernstein, Bizet, Berlin and Broadway come to Buxton Opera House for a feast of favourites such as Summertime, Some Enchanted Evening and I Could Have Danced All Nightwith the Northern Chamber Orchestra and soloists from Opera North.

    We’ve rolled out the red carpet for a gala which will pack the place out,” said Festival Chief Executive Officer Michael Williams. “We are committed to having a gala night every year for the people of Buxton.

    Conductor Nicholas Kok and the Festival in conjunction with the Opera House have brought the artists together for one night only to create a unique event designed equally to delight old friends and welcome new audiences.

    Lesley is hosting the gala which will launch the Festival’s fortnight of opera, music and books as well as singing herself.

    She accepted the role of patron of the Festival’s 40th Anniversary Appeal as a thank-you for its help when she was a young unknown.

    Forty years ago this Festival and I were in our professional infancy,” she said.

    I very much feel that we grew up together.  Buxton Festival gave me two formative roles in the early years of my career, as they have for thousands of other emerging artists like me. I owe this Festival a debt I quite simply cannot repay.”

    As well as Bernstein’s Candide and Bizet’s Carmen, shows represented in the programme include Offenbach’s Orphée aux Enfers, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene and Lerner and Loewe’sMy Fair Lady among many more.

    For full details of the programme, go to www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

    Opening Night Gala is here Friday 6 July at 7.30pmTickets are priced at £15 - £45. Discounts are not  available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018
    Sun
    22
    Jul
    2018
    Jodrell Bank Observatory, Macclesfield SK11 9DL

    Check out the day splits for bluedot festival 2018. bluedot takes place from 19th – 22nd July at Jodrell Bank, near Macclesfield.

    The Flaming Lips close the first day, followed by headline slots from Future Islands on Saturday 2st July, and The Chemical Brothers on Sunday 22nd July.

    Getting to bluedot festival is easy. Just 30 minutes by car from Manchester City Centre, or 20 minutes by train from Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield Station. Or 10 minutes from Manchester Airport. Trains from London are direct to Macclesfield taking just 2 hours.

    Day tickets are now available via Skiddle and cost £59.75 + BF.

  • Thu
    19
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    28
    Jul
    2018
    Waterside Arts Centre, Sale M33 7BS

    Following the success of its first ever Refract festival last summer - Waterside is today delighted to announce the exciting and eclectic line-up for Refract:18.  Promising ten jam-packed days of the very best in summer programming, Refract:18 is bursting with experiential performance, live music, comedy, theatre and family events inviting you to see things differently at Trafford’s vibrant arts venue.

    Refract:18 runs from Thursday 19 to Saturday 28 July, bringing together a carefully curated programme, jilted from convention, for audiences of all ages.  Expect the unexpected, from miniature theatre in a magical canvas dome, a pop-up cabaret club, mini music festival for kids and arts and craft meets silent disco as well as music from cult British band Tankus the Henge, an immersive gig from multi-instrumentalist Minute Taker and Manchester’s finest Reggae pop outfit Jeramiah Ferrari.

    Kicking off Refract:18 is award-winning PanGottic’s catupultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage in Long Shot while later in the festival Cabaret From The Shadows sees the theatre transformed into a pop up cabaret club for one night only to present this hilarious, mischievous, sexy and unnerving show.

    Music lovers are in for a treat with Manchester’s most exciting genre weaving group – Jeramiah Ferrari. The North West based band has forged a superb reputation for live sets, fusing styles of reggae, rock, ska and pop to make a truly memorable and essential new sound. Singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist Minute Taker (Ben McGarvey) also makes his Refract debut with his immersive show. Inspired by imaginative artists such as Kate Bush, David Bowie, Tori Amos and Bjork, McGarvey creates haunting piano songs with multi-layered ethereal vocals, distorted electronic beats and otherworldly synthscapes. Rock, Funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms unite on stage with Tankus the Henge.  Combining wild showmanship, stories of wonder and musical dexterity, this live musical experience is something to behold.

    Laughs a plenty are also on offer at this year’s Refract:18 with all tastes catered for. Queer cabaret mayhem is guaranteed with Mother’s Ruin and we will see comedy mixed with musical madness in Showstopper!  – The Improvised Musical, a brand new musical created from scratch and performed live from audience suggestions.

    Families with kids big and small can enjoy a bumper programme of theatre, crafts, puppetry, music and more, including Our Kids Social’s Make, Do & Bop who will bring us silent disco fun to let imaginations run wild!

    For arty adults with a penchant for doodling, grab a pen, or a brush and get your creative juices flowing in Overdrawn , a free and one-off interactive art event.  Lovers of art can also experience re:cast - a series of art installations around Waterside’s spaces during the festival.

    Darren Adams, Producer of Refract and Manager of Waterside comments: We are absolutely thrilled to present our second Refract festival bringing more artists and performers to our venue, presenting a bold and ambitious programme. Our inaugural festival last year drew in over 20% of new audiences and welcomed many of our loyal visitors to experience unexpected and innovative work. Building on last year’s success we’re delighted with the quality and diversity of the Refract:18 line-up.

    Waterside are offering a lucky few the chance to join the Refraction Club to enjoy discounted tickets, special offers on drinks and other special events.  More information at refract.org.uk.

    Tickets go on sale from today, Thursday 5 April 2018.

     

    Thursday 19 July  –  Saturday 28 July

    Ten days of experiential performance, music and events that challenge you to see things differently.

     DAY ONE

     PanGottic presents

    LONG SHOT

    Thu 19 July 19:00

    £10 / £8

    Join us for a catapultastic evening of clowning, contraptions, comedy and courage, as one man’s belief in the near impossible is put to the test. Part non-verbal circus performance, part behind the scenes ‘making of’, Long Shotwill have you on the edge of your seat. Or hiding behind it. Either way, it’s going to be a blast.

    Age 7+ | 55 mins

    DAY TWO

    MESSY PLAY

    Fri 20 July

    11:00 – 12:00 for toddlers; 1.30-2.30 for babies 3 months +

    £5 / £4 Family Club members

    Art-based messy play babies and toddlers.

    Age 3 months – 3 yrs

    MOTHER’S RUIN

    Fri 20 July 20:00

    £12 (with gin & tonic) / £10 (ticket only)

    Outrageous and fiercely entertaining night of cabaret mayhem. A top bill of subversive Queer artists present everything from comedy, music, drag and poetry to the unpredictable!

    Age 16+

    In the Chambers

    TANKUS THE HENGE

    Fri 20 July 20:00 doors

    £12 adv / £10 OTD

    Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe.

    A standing event in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY THREE

    REFRACT ART CLUB

    Sat 21 July 10:00 – 12:00

    £2.50 / £1 Family Club members

    Have fun with optical illusions. Cut out and colour a collection of optical illusions and create your own, on paper.

    Age 4+

    Knaive Theatre presents

    WAR WITH THE NEWTS (PREVIEW)

    Sat 21 Jul – Sun 22 July 18:30

    £12 / £10

    Produced in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel Arts Centre & Waterside.

    Based on an original 1930s novel, set in the hull of a fishing vessel, the plot follows the unfurling of events after the discovery of an intelligent race of newts, who are shipped around the globe as cheap substitutes for human labour.

    This piece is site-specific - the venue will be announced ahead of the show

    MINUTE TAKER

    Sat 21 July 20:00

    £10

    Alternative singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ben McGarvey creates haunting piano songs with multi-layered ethereal vocals, distorted electronic beats and otherworldly synthscapes in an immersive show.

    In the Chambers

    CABARET FROM THE SHADOWS

    Sat 21 July 21:00

    £12

    Political, comic, sexy and strange, Cabaret From The Shadowsis a kaleidoscope of dark comedy, satire and live music, pulling you through a crazy hall of mirrors. Tonight no subject is taboo.

    Age 16+ | 60 mins

    Cabaret in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY FOUR

    Artful Playground presents

    MINIFEST

    Sun 22 July 13:00 & 14:30

    Free event

    Minifest will have family members of all ages up on their feet having a lovely, jolly, musical party together! With original songs written especially to stimulate young imaginations and encourage physical activity, played by the brilliant Artful Playground Band, you are treated to a wide variety of musical styles ranging from Rock and Roll, to Gypsy Jazz, to Rap! So bring your Mini ones and get some festival vibes – no wellies required! – and we’ll do the steam train conga ‘till we drop!

    On the Plaza

    Mumblecrust Theatre presents

    THE TALE OF THE COCKATRICE

    Sun 22 July 13:30 & 15:30

    £9 | £7

    “Deep in the vaults of an ancient priory, a hideous creature awakens. The deadly Cockatrice is born”. Breath-taking puppetry and spine-tingling live music in this dark and winding fable for monster-lovers young and old.

    Age 5 – 12 years (and upwards) | 60 mins

    In the Chambers

    DAY FIVE

    Tmesis Theatre presents

    HAPPY HOUR

    Mon 23 July 19:30

    £14 | £12

    The workers on Level 3 are racing against the clock to reach their quota of Smiley Faces, but are they really happy enough? A poignant, fast paced, comedy exploring our 21st century obsession with happiness and success. Can we learn to be happy?  The ‘happiness industry’ would have us think so...

    Age 13+ | 70 mins

    In the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY SIX

    Superfanpresents

    STUNTMAN

    Tue 24 July 20:00

    £14 / £12

    A new performance about movie violence and masculinity. It is an intensely physical, funny, and tender duet by two men who wrestle with their relationship to violence – both onscreen and off. Stories of real-life experiences of violence are interwoven with exaggerated, high-octane stunt fights, movement, and (fake) blood.

    Age 14+ | 55 mins

    In the Chambers

    DAY SEVEN

    Mimika Theatre presents

    SMALL WORLDS

    Wed 25 July 10:15, 11:45, 13:15, 14:45

    £7 / £6

    Extraordinary theatre inside a magical canvas dome. Meet five characters - a bug, a goose, a fox cub, a cat and a six year old girl - and watch their wordless stories unfold. Unforgettable visual theatre, using puppetry, miniature landscapes and original animated film and music.

    Age 5 – 11 | 60 mins

    DAY EIGHT

    OVERDRAWN

    Thu 26 Jul 19:00 – late

    Free

    An interactive art event with established artists, illustrators and designers from Manchester.  Expect pound portraits, calligraphy, local artists drawing live, humorous prompts and much more! Grab a pen…we’re getting creative together!

    In the Chambers

    SHOWSTOPPER – THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL!

    Thu 26 July 19:30

    £18 / £15

    Direct from the West End, a brand new musical comedy is created from scratch at each performance as audience suggestions are transformed on the spot into all-singing, all-dancing productions with hilarious results.

    Age 12+ | 90 minutes plus interval

    In The Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY NINE

    MAKE, DO & BOP

    From Our Kids Social

    Fri 27 July 10:30 & 13:30

    £6

    A two channel silent disco will have all your favourite summer time hits to set the mood with all the latest kids’ pop for them to bop along to.  Plus there is creative arts and crafts to whisk your imaginations away to the sea-side, let your family innovation flow and your community relationships grow!

    All Ages | Each session lasts 90 mins

    Standing event in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    Gag Reflex Management presents

    ROB KEMP: THE ELVIS DEAD

    Fri 27 July 20:00

    £12

    The multi-award-winning EdFringe cult hit is back. Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in Tennessee, to witness the classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.

    Age 14+ | 60 mins

    In the Chambers

    JERAMIAH FERRARI

    Fri 27 July Doors 20:00

    £10 adv / £12 OTD

    ‘A unique force and a live sensation that never disappoints’ The Mancunion

    Manchester’s most exciting genre weaving group!  North West based Jeramiah and have forged a superb reputation for live sets, fusing styles of reggae, rock, ska and Pop to make a truly memorable and essential new sound.

    Jeramiah grew up on a diet of Bob Marley, The Police and Michael Jackson. Expect a great calypso-ska style dancing party at any Jeramiah Ferrari Show!

    Standing event in the Robert Bolt Theatre

    DAY TEN

    Tessa Bide presents

    PERFECT

    Sat 28 July 11:30 & 14:30

    £9 | £7

    A young boy waits for the birth of his new baby sister... He can’t wait to run and jump with a new playmate. The touching story of a boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time, with puppetry, live music, animation and physical theatre from the award-winning Tessa Bide.

    Age 5 – 9 | 50 mins

    In the Chambers

    THROUGHOUT REFRACT

    Until Sat 18 August

    RE:CAST

    A series of art installations have been specially commissioned for Refract:18. Katie Nelson’s and Grace Igoe‘s exhibition showcases new and recent ceramic work posing questions on social and political issues in the Lauriston Gallery, while other sound and digital art commissions will be installed in around different spaces at Waterside from 19 July.  The call out for these commissions opens on Thursday 5 April.

    Lauriston Gallery and other spaces at Waterside

    Waterside

    Waterside is a thriving and vibrant destination for performance, culture and events in the heart of Sale in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

    Waterside opened in 2004 and has built a strong reputation for delivering high quality and engaging work, ranging from family theatre, interactive arts activity, performance, live music and regular comedy as well as high profile visual arts exhibitions.

    The space houses a main auditorium (the Robert Bolt Theatre), a versatile conference and studio performance space (the Chambers), three exhibition spaces and a number of studios, meeting and workshop spaces, all used by a variety of different groups.

    The Lauriston Gallery (our main exhibition space) is open to the public six days a week and is free to visit.

    The venue is funded by Trafford Council and supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Airport, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lauriston School Trust.

  • Sat
    21
    Jul
    2018
    Macclesfield RUFC, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF.

     

    Following on from it’s huge success in 2017, there’ll be something for everyone at the second Macclesfield Festival – on 21st July 2018 – including a feast of live music, family entertainment and much, much more.

    Ge your tickets today and save money.

    Tickets & info http://www.macclesfieldfestival.co.uk

    To get involved info@macclesfieldfestival.co.uk
    For traders pitches info@macclesfieldfestival.co.uk
    Local performer’s info@macclesfieldfestival.co.uk

    Marketing marketing@macclesfieldfestival.co.uk

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/macfest/Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/macclesfieldfestival/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/macfestsk10

    Ticket prices will be more on the day so it is advisable to buy now. Be part of Cheshire’s No1 family festival!

    https://macclesfieldfestival.co.uk/home

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018
    Harrington Arms, Gawsworth, SK11 9RJ

    The Gawsworth Jesters annual bike night is held at the Harrington Arms in Gawsworth, just off the A536 between Congleton and Macclesfield.

    The event will take place on the last Wednesday evening in July each year. Each year see’s over 500 bikes gather at the Harrington Arms, there will be an outside bar in the beer garden plus the normal inside bar, live band & food available. Just come along, park your ride and have a look at all the bikes, chat with friends old & new. Got time to spare? Why not have a wander around the beautiful village of Gawsworth with its Old Hall and Church.

    More information: www.gawsworthjesters.org.uk
    email: gawsworth.jesters@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/305045823338288/

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Rock supergroup Mike & The Mechanics have announced their 2019 nationwide Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour.  The epic tour will be comprised of 34 concerts throughout the UK and is calling into Buxton on the 11 March.

    Mike & The Mechanics were formed in 1985 by one of Genesis’s founding member Mike Rutherford as a side project.  Sharing vocal duties are singers Andrew Roachford and Canadian-born Tim Howar, who both add a new soulful dimension to the band’s already established sound.

    Following on from their recent sold-out tour in the USA, the Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour will include tracks from their highly acclaimed latest album Let Me Fly. Also included will be their massive 80s hit single The Living Years which became a Number One hit in the USA. The single also went onto become a global success. Their other classic hits will include; Silent Running;  All I Need Is A Miracle; Word Of Mouth, Another Cup of Coffee, and the unforgettable Over My Shoulder.

    Don’t miss out tickets are on sale now!

    Mike & The Mechanics are here 11 March 2019 at 7.30pm Tickets are priced at £39- £44. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk