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  • Sat
    10:00 amMacclesfield RUFC Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield SK10 4AF

    The inaugural premier Cheshire family friendly festival will be opening its doors on 22nd July at Macclesfield Rugby Club on Priory Lane.

    There'll be something for everyone including a feast of live music, family entertainment and much, much more.

    Gates open at 10 am.

    First up a celebrity charity football match between legends and former players of Manchester United and Manchester City.

    On the main stage you will find a blend of Macclesfield’s finest talent, alongside established worldwide renowned artists. Jazz and funk band The Brand New Heavies, best known for tracks such as Dream On Dreamer, Back To Love, and Midnight At The Oasis, will bring the ultra-cool summertime vibes.

    Dodgy – Staying Out for the Summer and Good Enough, will also feature alongside The Farm – All Together Now.

    Satisfying the regions passion for SKA music will be The Manchester SKA Foundation.

    Two local bands also make up this year’s line-up. The New Breed – a fresh, Rock N Roll band, encompassing everything great about the 70s and 80s of music and Dandelion Rose – an eclectic three piece band who will be releasing their first EP this year.

    Full details of the day's entertainment can be found at:

    ilovemacc has two tickets up for grabs. Check out the website and answer these three questions –

    1. Which song by Stevie Wonder will The Rokiteers be performing?
    2. What's the name of Cheshire Fire Choir's Watch Manager?
    3. Who created Rastamouse?

    All answers can be found on the website.

    Email your answers – along with your name, address and telephone number to by Thursday, July 13th 2017 for a chance to win a ticket.

    All correct answers will go into a draw and the two winning entries will be advised by 5 pm on Friday, July 14th.

  • Tue

    Summer Holiday Fun at Macclesfield Museums - Makeshop Macc Family Activities and Events

    Tuesdays at West Park Museum, Wednesdays at The Old Sunday School, and Thursdays at The Silk Museum throughout August

    Pharaoh’s Headdress, West Park Museum

    Tuesday 1 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Be inspired by our Egyptian collections and create your own headdress fit for a Pharaoh. £3 per person


    Animal Wall Plaques, The Old Sunday School

    Wednesday 2 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Some people have flying ducks on their walls, but today you can make your own Animal Head wall plaque. £3 per person


    Printed Silk Lanterns, The Silk Museum

    Thursday 3 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Inspired by the shape of India’s Taj Mahal and Indian paisley shawls, you can create your own pattern, print onto silk and produce a beautiful flickeringly lit lantern. £5 per person


    Panda Door hangers, West Park Museum

    Tuesday 8 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Come and make a hanger for your bedroom door in the shape of a panda. It could have your name on it or just ‘do not disturb’! £3 per person


    Arrr Shipmate! Pirate Treasure Hunt, The Old Sunday School

    Wednesday 9 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Make a pirate hat, eye-patch and flapping parrot, and go on a treasure hunt to uncover a bar of gold. £3 per person


    Elephants and Peacocks, The Silk Museum

    Thursday 10 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Come and discover the colourful world of Indian elephants and peacocks with artist Nikki Parmenter! Make your own mixed media peacock feather or elephant using a range of exciting materials. £5 per person


    Cat Mummies, West Park Museum

    Tuesday 15 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    The Egyptians prepared animal mummies as offerings to the gods, cat mummies were believed to represent the war goddess Bastet, so join us to make your own mummified Tiddles. £3 per person


    Printed Parachutes, The Old Sunday School

    Wednesday 16 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Decorate your own miniature silk parachute, attach your airman and watch him drift to a soft or crash landing! £3 per person


    Magnificent Monsters, The Silk Museum

    Thursday 17 August, 10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1-2pm, 2.30-3.30pm

    Create your own magnificent monsters and creative creatures with glowing LED eyes in this fun, e-textile workshop. Make your own creation or one inspired by your favourite computer game – get creative with tech this summer! Age 7+, Free, but booking essential, please book on 01625 612045 or book in person at the Silk Museum

    Supported by SHIFT through Arts Council England


    Woven Pandas, West Park Museum

    Tuesday 22 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Have a go at some simple weaving to create your own panda-face hanging. £3 per person


    Recycled Music, The Old Sunday School

    Wednesday 23 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Make your own kazoo, shaker and tambourine out of recycled materials. £3 per person


    Woven Dream Catcher, The Silk Museum

    Thursday 24 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    In a town once filled with weaving, we invite you to weave some dreams and create your own fabulous dream catcher decorated with ribbons, feathers and beads. £5 per person


    Canopic Jars, West Park Museum

    Tuesday 29 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    When mummifying bodies all the essential organs were removed and placed in canopic jars. Make your own canopic jar to the god Qebehsenuef filled with intestines. £3 per person


    3-D Dinosaurs, The Old Sunday School

    Wednesday 30 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Discover the world of dinosaurs and create your own to take home. £3 per person


    Elephants and Peacocks, The Silk Museum

    Thursday 31 August, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in

    Come and discover the colourful world of Indian elephants and peacocks with artist Nikki Parmenter! Make your own mixed media peacock feather or elephant using a range of exciting materials. £5 per person


    The Old Sunday School and Makers’ Place

    Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm, closed Bank Holidays

    Admission Free

    Access: Step-free access to ground floor, lift to first floor meeting rooms and second floor Cinemac, stairs to basement displays


     The Silk Museum

    Open: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm

    Museum Admission, including special exhibitions: £4.50, £4, children free

    Admission to Special Exhibition only: £2

    Access: Steps at the main entrance to the museum, step free access available on request, step-free access around ground floor, lift to first floor special exhibition gallery


    Paradise Mill

    Open: Mon-Sat. Guided Tours at 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm

    Mill Tour: £5, £4.50, children free

    Access: 3 flights of stairs, no wheelchair access; if you need to use the lift then please speak to a member of staff when booking your ticket


    Joint Visit Silk Museum and Paradise Mill: £8, £7, children free


    West Park Museum

    Open: Tues-Sun, 1-4pm (until 12 November), Weds-Sun, 1-4pm (from 15 November), Closed on Bank Holidays

    Admission Free

    Access: Step-free access

  • Fri
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire


    To celebrate the release of his fifth studio album Saturday Night at the MoviesJoe McElderry embarks on a national tour of spectacular one night concerts performing tracks from the new album, along with some special guests.

    Joe will be joined on stage by The X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Dorunners up Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis, who have all, like Joe, featured in the musical phenomenon Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Joe’s performances in the title role of Joseph have been met with five star reviews and standing ovations up and down the country.

    If you missed Joe in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2016, here's a clip of him preparing for the role:

  • Sun
    Peover Park, Near Knutsford WA16 9HW

    Since the show began in 1984 the iconic Cheshire Game & Angling Fair has grown to become the premier family attraction across the Cheshire County. Hosted in the stunning grounds of Peover Hall Knutsford overlooking the postcard backdrop of the beautiful Cheshire countryside, new and returning visitors to the annual event can expect an action packed, family-friendly show that will have something to offer the whole family to enjoy.

    As always, the all day action packed Main Ring entertainment will have a great line-up this year. Attractions include welcoming back security dog, falconry, Ferret World & Cyril The Squirrel along with exhibitions from the vintage engine, angling and the Newfoundland Rescue. We all so have all the regular attractions that the shows been built on over the years like the countryside area along with some new additions like the Fun Dog Show & others which will be announced in the coming weeks. We will also be welcoming back many competition classes including Terrier & Lurcher, Farrier competition Gun Dog Scurry and Clay Pigeon & starshot which will be open to everybody in attendance and with trade stands now almost full, there will be countless opportunities for visitors to try, buy and sample just about everything county.


    The Cheshire Game & Angling Fair is the largest one day event in the area which continues to draw record crowds’ year upon year so visitors can expect an exceptional, family fun day out. We can’t wait to see you all there.


  • Sun
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Ever wished you lived in the sophisticated world of Bond… James Bond? Buxton is offering the next best thing: The James Bond Concert Spectacular by Q The Music Show.

    During the glamorous event at Buxton Opera House on Sunday 20 August you will be able to submerge yourself in the soundtrack of all your 007 favourites. A 13-piece band will play iconic songs from the James Bond movies including GoldfingerDiamonds Are ForeverSkyfallThunderball, Live And Let DieGoldeneye and Licence To Kill amongst all the others.

    Formed in 2004, Q The Music Show has established a worldwide reputation for their authentic covers, orchestral sound and fabulous hair-raising vocalists.  The show has been popular abroad at events in Monte Carlo, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Guernsey, Prague and many others.

    With top UK musicians, and an informative and highly amusing compere, The James Bond Spectacular has everything you could want for a great night out – that will make you stirred but not shaken!

    The James Bond Concert Spectacular takes place on Sunday 20 August at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £22 and discounts are available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel 01298 72190 or visit

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