Music

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  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021

    Crewe Pride in the Park will now be held on Saturday 25 September 2021.

    The virtual event had initially been planned for 14 August. The decision to change the date was made following a review of the continuing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The rescheduled event - an important one in Cheshire East’s calendar - will still be held virtually and will offer the perfect end to Pride season, following a summer of celebrations for the LGBTQ+ community across the borough and beyond.

    As well as attending the event online, residents are invited to send in videos as part of a virtual parade, which will be screened on the day. More information about this, alongside the latest updates can be found on the Crewe Pride in the Park website.

    This year’s show will take place from 2pm-6pm and feature an eclectic mix of interviews, music and special guests. Confirmed guests include drag queen Cherry Valentine - of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Doncaster-based band Bang Bang Romeo and singer Sam Callahan. There will also be competitions for all ages in the run-up to the event.

    Jane Burns, executive director for corporate services, with responsibility for equality and diversity, said: “The decision to postpone this event was not taken lightly, but was made to ensure that we can put on the best show possible to celebrate our LGBTQ+ community in Crewe and Cheshire East.

    “This event reflects our ambition for a fair, open and green borough, where every individual is equal and represented.

    “The pandemic has added increased pressures to the council, our partners and sponsors, including key sponsors Bentley Motors and Crewe Town Council. I’d like to thank everyone who is working hard to deliver this event. Rescheduling until 25 September means we can make it a day to remember for our communities.”

    A spokesperson from Crewe Town Council, said: “We are proud to once again be sponsoring Crewe Pride in the Park.”

    “This event is vitally important - irrespective of whether it is a physical event, or a virtual one - because it is a beacon of the respect and tolerance that so many fought, and lost their lives for; and, it is an ongoing pledge to be better, to do better, to keep pushing forward together, because at the end of the day we all deserve respect and tolerance for simply being human."

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    26
    Sep
    2021
    Heritage Centre, Macclesfield and The Stoller Hall, Manchester

    Above: Steven Osborne ⓒ Ben Ealovega

    The concerts, featuring two works by Beethoven, see the Northern Chamber Orchestra return to The Stoller Hall in Manchester for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the opening concert of its Macclesfield season. 

    Steven Osborne ⓒ Ben Ealovega

    Joining the NCO for the concerts is pianist Steven Osborne, one of Britain’s most treasured musicians, who was the winner of the RPS Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013. Celebrated for his insightful interpretations, his musicality and technique, he plays Beethoven’s poetic Piano Concerto No. 4, Also on the programme are Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 4 – in turn serious, high-spirited and playful – and a new work by the NCO’s composer in residence James Manson, the fourth to be performed by the orchestra.

    The concerts take place Saturday 25th September at 7.30pm at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield, and Sunday 26th September at 3.00pm at The Stoller Hall in Manchester.

    A digital recording will also be available, accessible for the week following the concert for unlimited views.

    In the coming months, the Northern Chamber Orchestra is joined by other guest soloists including principal oboe of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra John Roberts and principal horn of the BBC Philharmonic, Ben Hulme. Violinist Chloë Hanslip, guitarist Craig Ogden and cellist Raphael Wallfisch make up the stellar guest soloist line up.

    Northern Chamber Orchestra

    Artistic Director of the NCO, Nicholas Ward, said “We are presenting this season as an expression of hope – that once again people will gather together to hear live performances of great music played by excellent musicians and some great soloists.”

    Tickets and streaming passes for the concerts are on sale from www.ncorch.co.uk or 0161 247 2220 (Macclesfield and online) or 0333 130 0967 (Manchester). Season tickets are also available.

  • Sat
    25
    Sep
    2021
    Sun
    26
    Sep
    2021
    Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich Cheshire CW9 6NA

  • Fri
    01
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Now in its eighth successful year of touring, come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 33 years since the Wilburys' original album release and pay a special tribute to The Big O, who died later the same year.

    Paul Hopkins’ Roy Orbison and the Traveling Wilburys Experience will take you on a journey through the story of the Wilburys. With expert narrative and big screen action, this 33rd Anniversary Special is unmissable with tributes to Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan.

    All the Traveling Wilbury hits and classics are included in the show including Handle with Care, End of the Line, Wilbury Twist, Heading for the Light, Tweeter and the Monkey Man, Last Night and many more. Totally unique to this production are five authentic lookalike-sound-alikes to the famous Traveling Wilburys, enabling the show to explore the solo hits of the Famous Five.

    Mr Blue Sky, Pretty Woman, Blowin in the Wind, Here Comes The Sun, Runnin Down a Dream, Sweet Talkin Woman, Only the Lonely, The Mighty Quinn and I Got My Mind Set on You are just a few of the million-selling hits you’ll hear throughout the show. This joyous, up-tempo feel-good celebration of classic pop music is guaranteed to have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

    Tickets are priced at £21.50-£23.50 and discounts are available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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  • Sun
    03
    Oct
    2021
    11 am and 2 pm dailyBuxton Pavillion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire

    The Babbling Vagabonds are working with Moors for the Future Partnership to create a free outdoor theatre event in the Pavilion Gardens from 30 September – 3 October. 

    In true Babbling Vagabonds style Bogtastic will deliver an important message, this time looking at the balance of the eco system within our beautiful moorland habitat, but wrapped up in a family-friendly show that everyone can enjoy.

    The story takes place under the ground, beneath the moors, where Cottongrass and Bilberry live! Fairies descended from the great bog protectors ‘Stinky’ and ‘Quagmire’. They work tirelessly to keep the balance in their peaty home. It’s hard work, but they love their world and they will do whatever it takes to keep harmony amongst the hummocks and hollows of their blankety bog. Then one fateful day a new threat emerges from ‘them on top’, plunging our plucky bog fairies into a desperate battle. It’s an epic struggle they won’t be able to win on their own. They need help. But from who?

    The show will last about 45 minutes and performance times are 11 am and 2 pm each day. Tickets are FREE, but please book in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/166928271955

  • Wed
    06
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshiret

    Direct from the West End and having sold out venues worldwide, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of the Dubliners returns to theatres with a brand new production for its incredible 5th Anniversary tour.

    In association with legendary Irish pub O’Donoghue’s, the place where it all started for The Dubliners back in 1962, Seven Drunken Nights tells the story of a career spanning 50 years and invokes the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, John Sheahan, Ciaran Bourke and Jim McCann.

    This hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group back to life and will have you singing and dancing in the aisles

    It is without doubt the ultimate feel good Irish show.

    Tickets are priced at £27.50 and discounts are available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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  • Sat
    09
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshirex

    Scream if you are ready to misbehave because Dreamboys are heading to Buxton with their Too Hard To Resist UK tour.

    Let the boys tease, tantalise and sweep you off your feet as you and your friends enjoy the raunchiest night out of the year. Think chiselled torsos, high-energy dance routines and boy-next-door seduction that will leave your heart pounding.

    Dreamboys is seen by millions of people annually, that’s a lot of ripped t-shirts, men in uniform, and breath-taking antics. This West End style show has been created for all ages from 18 to 80 whether you are celebrating something special or just fancy embracing your inner flirt for a cheeky night out on the town.

    With larger than life personalities and appearances from celebrity guest stars, the Dreamboys have truly stolen the hearts of millions of people worldwide.

    Dreamboys are all about adventure so join us for the ride of your life. Take a deep breath, enjoy the show, and embrace the irresistible.

    Tickets are priced at £25-£38 and discounts are not available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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  • Sun
    10
    Oct
    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Prepare for a nostalgia extravaganza as the UK’s No.1 Rock & Roll variety performance returns with the best of That'll Be The Day!

    This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring.

    Featuring smash hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s this is a throwback evening of brilliant entertainment that guarantees to have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles before the night is over!

    Early booking is advised as this ever-popular show attracts a big audience of music lovers ready to party.

    Tickets are priced at £29 and discounts are available. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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  • Fri
    22
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    24
    Oct
    2021
    Christ Church, Great King Street, Macclesfield

    Macclesfield has a huge history of music it was the home town of Ian Curtis and Stephen Morris of Joy Division, and Gillian Gilbert, who along with Stephen Morris was a member of New Order.

    A memorial to Curtis is located in Macclesfield Crematorium. Other Macclesfield acts to have gained recognition include The Macc Lads and Marion. Silk Brass Band, the Macclesfield-based brass band, won the National Champions of Great Britain title in 2003.

    The blues singer John Mayall was born here in 1933 and more recently, local band the Virginmarys has achieved national and international success. Chart-topping UK band The 1975 also partly come from Macclesfield.

    Curiously, despite having a rich musical heritage, Macclesfield has few cultural amenities.

    In 2004, research was published in The Times naming Macclesfield and its borough the most uncultured town in Britain, based on its lack of theatres, cinemas and other cultural facilities. This festival is part of an initiative to overcome this.

    The location: Christ Church, a redundant Anglican church in Great King Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and was in use until 1981 with a stained glass window behind the stage that will take your breath away.

    The festival is a non profit initiative working with The Christie Cancer Hospital, who are opening a centre in Macclesfield which has been delayed due to Covid. For more info in the new hospital https://www.christie.nhs.uk/the-christie-charity/why-we-need-your-help/what-we-are-fundraising-for/the-christie-at-macclesfield.

    Friday night:

    Headlining is the phenomenal Peter Hook & The Light, supported by Yellow Brain, San Pedro Collective, Suddi Raval, Leon The Pig Farmer & local Macclesfield rising stars Queen Cult.

    Saturday – full day of music:

    With I Am Kloots John Bramwell, Cabbage, Space Monkey, Sylvette, Dave Fiddler, The Pagans S.O.H, Bethlehem Casuals, local band Sinclair and M30.

    Sunday – full day of music:

    With Liverpool’s finest Space, Leigh’s finest The Lottery Winners, PINS, Manc funk SWJ Group, Kiziah & The Kings, Officers & Gentlemen, The 99 Degree and Cyrcles

    Plus free after party bands at local venue Mash: Cold Water Swimmers, Def Neon, Lucigenic and Dead Captain.

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    Jun
    2022
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    Jun
    2022
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