Talks & discussions

  • Wed
    05
    Aug
    2015
    Thu
    31
    Dec
    2020
    Unitarian Chapel, King Edward Street, Macclesfield

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    Macclesfield Quakers hold meetings twice a month.

    You're invited to join us for Meeting for Worship at the beautiful King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel.

    The Quaker Way is firmly based in the belief that everyone has equal access to the Divine.

    Simple, silent group communion with the Divine - however it is thought of - is at the core of the British Quaker Way.

    There is no service and no priest, just the willingness to directly experience the Sacred as a group, rather than through a mediated service or personal meditation.

    During this simple yet rich worship, anyone may be deeply moved by the Spirit to speak, enriching the silence rather than interrupting it.

    Meeting for Worship begins at 2.30pm for one hour, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.

    The chapel provides a wheelchair ramp for access from the street, a loop system for the hearing impaired, and accessible toilet facilities. There is ample car parking across the road."

    Quaker Meeting for worship is held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the Unitarian Chapel on King Edward Street from 2.30-3.30pm.

    Contact Jill Maguire on 01625 432437 or email artscps@talktalk.net

  • Thu
    13
    Sep
    2018
    Tue
    07
    May
    2019
    Macclesfied Library, Jordangate (side entrance in Brunswick Street(

    Membership of the Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society for the 2018-2019 season costs £20 per person which covers entry to all meetings.

    For those not wishing to become members a guest fee of £5 is payable on the door for each meeting. 18 year-olds and under are admitted free.

    Programme of Meetings 2018-2019

    Thursday 13th September 2018
    Where the Wild Winds Are
    Writer and traveller Nick Hunt spoke to the society about his first book in 2016. He returns to start our season with a talk based on his second book. Where the Wild Winds Are is the story of following Europe’s winds.

    Tuesday 16th October 2018
    The Elephant in the Room: Donald Trump, Republicans and Conservatives
    The elephant in the room is big, orange and noisy. Jon Herbert is a senior lecturer at Keele University’s Research Institute for the Social Sciences. He has a particular interest in the American Presidency and the US government as a whole.
    The AGM will follow the talk and discussion.

    Thursday 15th November 2018
    Why Edit Literary Texts?
    Marcus Walsh was a Professor of English literature at Birmingham and Liverpool Universities. A literary editor by profession and inclination, he has edited works by Christopher Smart and Jonathan Swift. Currently he is a General Editor and volume editor for the OUP Writings of Alexander Pope.

    Tuesday 17th January 2019
    Mary Shelley and the Romantic Self
    Mary Shelley shared the Romantic era’s fascination with what makes a human self. In this talk Fiona Sampson, author of the acclaimed biography In Search of Mary Shelley, explores the Romantic ideas through the prism of Shelley’s life and work, including her novel Frankenstein.

    Thursday 14th February 2019
    Aka-doctor from Ba-light visits Remote Nepal Village
    Sarah Clarke is an independent optometrist based in Macclesfield. In March 2018 she visited Rukumkot in Western Nepal with a backpack full of donated glasses and a tenuous connection to the surgeons at Rapti Eye Hospital. “I was only planning to visit my daughter ... I got a little carried away.”

    Wednesday 13th March 2019
    The Ethical Roboticist
    Alan Winfield is Professor of Robot Ethics at the University of the West of England at Bristol, co-founded the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and is visiting professor at York. Alan is an advocate for robot ethics, actively engaged in the development of new ethical standards for robots.

    Wednesday 10th April 2019
    James Watt and Industrial Britain
    2019 is the 200th anniversary of steam engine pioneer James Watt’s death. Dr Malcolm Dick is director of the Centre for West Midlands History at Birmingham University, and he has published books on Joseph Priestley, Matthew Boulton and John Baskerville.

    Tuesday 7th May 2019
    The Scottish Clearances: Journeying to the Land of Freedom
    Fleur Houston has ancestral roots in the Scottish Highlands. She is a graduate of Aberdeen, Oxford and Cambridge universities and a minister of the United Reformed Church. Her book, You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself: the Bible, Refugees and Asylum, draws on her extensive experience of refugee issues.

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmSalvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Meetings are held at the Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, beginning at 7.30pm.

    Non members are very welcome.

    Admission £2.

    2019
    22nd January    
    Using Quarter Sessions Administrative Records for Family History a talk by Claire Moores.

    26th February
    Macclesfield: A Women's Town a talk by Allan Stevenson.
    The talk is based on his heritage walk around Macclesfield, highlighting nuggets of Macclesfield history alongside stories of the contribution women have made to the town.

    26th March   
    What to do with 323 post cards a talk by Julie Bagnall.
    The background to the story of the cards that were in an Edwardian album left by two sisters. Bella married a Macclesfield man and had close connections with his family after her marriage.

    23rd April
    What did he die of? a talk by Sylvia Dillon.

    28th May
    The FHSC website a talk by Alan Bennett the webmaster.

    25th June  
    A visit to Quarry Bank Mill, Styal.

    23rd July
    Quarry Bank Mill, Styal a talk by Shan Bristow

    27th August
    A forgotten Congleton suffragette a talk by Olivia Smedley.
    The subject is Elizabeth Wolstenholme-Elmy  (1833 – 1918).

    24th September  
    AGM & Display of WWII memorabilia with short talks by members.

    22nd October
    Not Forgotten a talk by Geoff Archer
    How, why, for whom, and by whom, were local war memorials produced.

    26th November   
    Quarries, mines & the Macclesfield Canal a talk by David Kitching.  The construction of the canal allowed industries to reach existing markets more easily and also encouraged expansion to new markets.

    December     No Meeting.

    email: macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk
    tel: 01625430467
    web: https://www.fhsc.org.uk

     

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    The Lecture Theatre, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

    February 2019 – December 2019

     

    Date Topic Speakers
    5th  February 2019

     

     

    Managing common general surgical emergencies Mr Usman Khan, Consultant General Surgeon, ECNHST
    5th  March 2019

     

     

    Diabetes in children Dr Surendran Chandrasekaran,

    Consultant Paediatrician, ECNHST

     

    2nd  April 2019

     

     

    Recognising, managing and treating deep venous thrombosis (DVT) Dr Imran Ansari,

    Consultant Acute Care Physician

    7th May 2019

     

     

    What’s new in  HIV and AIDS Dr Nalini Mahto,

    GU consultant, ECNHST

    4th  June 2019

     

     

    Dealing with Dupuytren’s disease of the hand Mr Jochan Fischer,

    Consultant Upper Limb consultant, ECNHST

    2nd  July 2019

     

     

    Looking after children with epilepsy Dr Kirsten Wolffsohn, Consultant Paediatrician
    3rd September 2019

     

     

    How Serious is Intensive Care Dr David Banks,

    Consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

    1st October 2019 Antenatal screening for congenital anomalies - myths and facts Dr Mandira Hazra

    Consultant Obstetrician

    12th  November 2019

     

     

    Are my palpitations serious? Dr Stuart Russell,

    Consultant Cardiologist

    3rd December 2019

     

     

    TBA Dr Andrew Marchetti,

    Consultant Anaesthetist

  • Sat
    16
    Feb
    2019
    Sun
    16
    Feb
    2020
    Macclesfield Silk Museum, Old Park Lane, Macclesfield

    Launch of New Display of Macclesfield’s Ancient Egyptian Treasures at The Silk Museum

    16 February 2019 - 2020

    A ring belonging to Tutankhamun, a statuette of Queen Tiye - one of the most important queens in Egyptian history, and the mummy case of a significant female temple worker called Shebmut, are just some of the stars in a new display that sheds new light on Macclesfield’s own Marianne Brocklehurst and her remarkable collections.

    This new display at The Silk Museum will be officially opened by Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East, at 11.30am on 16th February 2019 and runs until 2020.

    The new display explores the connection between Macclesfield’s silk industry and Marianne Brocklehurst’s Egyptian collections.   John Varney, Chair of The Silk Heritage Trust, said, ‘We are thrilled that the new research carried out by the museum’s curatorial team, has shown that many objects are even more significant than we thought; and this new display puts many more objects on show so that local people can enjoy more of this important heritage for the town’.

    Marianne was the daughter of silk manufacturer John Brocklehurst, Macclesfield’s first MP.  Her family’s wealth and social standing provided the resources for Marianne to travel extensively in Europe and the Middle East.  In 1873-74 Marianne, along with her companion Mary Booth, her nephew Alfred and servant George, made an epic voyage up the Nile.  Throughout this trip Marianne kept a personal diary illustrated with lively watercolours that captures life on the Nile through the eyes of this remarkable Victorian woman.

    Marianne Brocklehurst and Mary Booth were life-time companions and were generally referred to as The MBs.  They were unconventional women for their time – as a couple they seem to have been uncompromising and determined in their life and work. They collected various objects on their travels around Egypt, but they seem to have had a particular interest in items with a connection to Ancient Egyptian women.   On their first trip, they collected the mummy case of a female temple worker, a scarab commemorating the marriage of a non-royal woman to the king, and the scarab of a king’s daughter. Perhaps it was intentional that the MBs, two unusually independent Victorian women, collected so many objects that bear the names, titles and likenesses of unusually independent Ancient Egyptian women.

    A Family Open Day takes place at The Silk Museum on 16th February 2019

    11am Welcome & Speeches John Varney, Chair, Silk Heritage Trust and Cllr Lesley Smetham, The Worshipful the Mayor of Cheshire East 11.30am onwards: Come and see the unique diary and notebooks that Marianne Brocklehurst made of her incredible adventures

    Learn more about the Tutankhamun Ring and other amazing treasures in the collections

    Mummification and Mask-making: Free Family Activities in the School Room

    New Makers’ Place Meet the brilliant craftspeople making unique handmade gifts + demonstrations and craft activities All day: New Silk Shop Exquisite silk products – perfect for gifts for all occasions PLUS Egyptian inspired jewellery and souvenirs Coffee and Cake, The Jacquard Café generously supplied by the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage with thanks to Bollington Co-op The Silk Museum admission is now Give What You Can. All donations welcome to support our work.

    Grateful thanks to Cheshire East Council for very generously supporting the new displays and the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage

    To find out more about Macclesfield Museums visit

    www.macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk

    To find out more about Marianne Brocklehurst visit

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Brocklehurst

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    Sat
    25
    May
    2019
    Hare Hill Gardens, Over Alderley, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4PY

    Walk with the Experts

    Mon 25 Feb 2019
    14:00-15:30
    Enjoy an informative seasonal tour of Hare Hill with one of our gardeners or rangers

    Spring Bird Walk

    Tue 19 Mar 2019
    13:00-15:00
    Would you like help identifying a nuthatch from a tree creeper?

    Walk with the Experts

    Mon 25 Mar 2019
    14:00-15:30
    Enjoy an informative seasonal tour of Hare Hill with one of our gardeners or rangers

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Sat 06 Apr 2019
    + 16 other dates
    10:30-16:00
    Follow the nature-themed clues to solve the puzzle and win a chocolate prize

    Walk with the Experts

    Mon 22 Apr 2019
    14:00-15:30
    Enjoy an informative seasonal tour of Hare Hill with one of our gardeners or rangers

    Wind in the Willows trail

    Sat 25 May 2019
    + 99 other dates
    10:30-16:30
    Follow the adventures of Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger this summer at Hare Hill. 111 years ago, twin brothers Charles and Patrick Brocklehurst might have re-enacted the tales as they played in their gardens at Hare Hill, and you're invited too.

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hare-hill

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
    Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4SJ

    Staff at Dunham Massey in Altrincham have been busy adding the finishing touches to a new exhibition which will bring some new faces to the walls of the Georgian House. The final portraits are being hung in place by conservation staff, and the frames displaying portraits from the National Portrait Gallery are being given a final polish before they go on display this weekend.

    Champions of the natural world, from the 19th century to the present day, will be celebrated in the new exhibition opening at the National Trust attraction on 23 March 2019.

    All images ⓒ National Trust Images/Dave Jones

    The exhibition, ‘Faces of Change: Nature’s Champions’ is a partnership between the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery drawing on portraits from the Gallery’s collection. It will focus on individuals who have transformed the way we perceive, experience and aim to protect the natural world.

    Featured sitters include environmental activists, scientists, poets, politicians, campaigners, gardeners and broadcasters who have affected how we interact with our environment.

    The exhibition includes outstanding paintings, sculptures, photographs and recent commissions.

    Gardeners from Gertrude Jekyll to Bob Flowerdew will feature, as well as key figures of the Romantic movement such as William Wordsworth, and early radicals and reformers William Morris and Octavia Hill.

    More recent figures include animal welfare and agriculture campaigners Linda McCartney and Prince Charles, and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. These are complemented by images of people at the forefront of conservation and research, including Jane Goodall and James Lovelock.

    In each case, the exhibition will chart the sitters’ importance in our evolving understanding of the natural world and how best to protect it.

    All images ⓒ National Trust Images/Dave Jones

    Visitors to the exhibition at Dunham Massey will see objects from its very own collection that link the family from Dunham Massey to the sitters, including Gilbert White and Octavia Hill. The exhibition will also feature a film documenting young people’s thoughts about the environment today and shows how they young people were involved in selecting which ‘Nature’s Champions’ made it onto the walls of Dunham Massey for the display.

     Jessica Webb, Visitor Experience Manager at Dunham Massey says:

    “The ‘Faces of Change: Nature’s Champions’ exhibition will invite visitors of all ages to discover or learn more about some of the leading historical and current day figures who have played a key role in promoting and protecting the natural world. We’re delighted to be bringing some of these notable faces to the walls of Dunham Massey as part of our year-long programme celebrating nature and those who care for it.”

    After the exhibition leaves Dunham Massey in early June, it will be followed by a photography exhibition featuring the faces of local people who are doing their bit for nature every day. ‘Local Lives: Small Change, Big Difference’ opens from 29 June and will  also invite visitors to think about what matters to them when it comes to caring for nature and greenspaces, and what they’d fight to protect.

    The exhibition part of the National Trust’s year-long programme People’s Landscapes, a series of events and activities that will explore landscapes where people came together to seek dramatic social change.

    For more information on ‘Nature’s Champions’ at Dunham Massey visit https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey/features/faces-of-change-natures-champions

    For more information on the National Portrait Gallery visit www.npg.org.uk

  • Sat
    30
    Mar
    2019
    Thu
    31
    Oct
    2019
    11 am to 5 pmLittle Moreton Hall, nr Congleton

    Pottage, cucumber pickled in verjuice, salted fish and marchpane flowers will all feature on the ‘menu’ for the 2019 season at Little Moreton Hall.

    Tudor ‘gentlewomen’ at the stunning timber-framed mansion near Congleton will describe what was on the table when the Moreton family, their friends and servants sat down to eat in the sixteenth century.

    At various times during the year, you will be able to sample items such as those Tudor pickles, gingerbread and beerbread; all made according to recipes which have survived. You can have a go at making butter and discover how cheese and other foods were prepared. These products were the staples of a diet which the Tudors believed kept them healthy in body and mind.

    Anna Massey, from the Hall, said, ‘Food is fascinating. People are always asking us how different it was in Tudor times.’

    You will be able to investigate the basics: Pottage was a cheap stew made with grain and vegetables and eaten by servants and farm workers. Wealthier people added some meat, but that was turning it into a luxury dish.

    You can follow the trends: Verjuice, which adds some really sharp acidity to meat and vegetables, is becoming fashionable again today. Now, it is made from pressed grapes, but the Tudors were more likely to use pressed crab apples.

    Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram National Trust

    Beer was different too,because it was made without hops. Beer was very important. It was the everyday drink for everyone – including the children- because water was not always clean enough to be safe. Again, beer was definitely on the prescription for a healthy life.

    Brewing was a job for the women of the house, alongside butter and cheese-making. Anna said, ‘If you have never tried using a wooden or earthenware churn and a wooden plunger to make butter, you will find it a bit of a challenge. Queen Elizabeth was not the only tough lady in Tudor times!’

    She added, ‘Discovering about foods appeals to people of all ages. We’re sure our young visitors will have just as much fun as their parents and grandparents investigating it and, because food  is closely linked to health, we will also look at other Tudor ideas on healthy living, including the herbs and flowers they used in ‘remedies’ for all types of ailments.

    ‘You may also like to join one of our very popular free guided tours to learn about the history of this wonderful old house and the family who built it, or just explore this magnificent and extremely wonky building for yourself.’

    The 2019 season at Little Moreton Hall begins a few weeks later than in previous years.  During the winter the National Trust has completely re-wired the Hall, at a cost of more than £200,000.

    The work involved laying 9000 metres of cable and included installation of a state-of-the-art fire alarm and security system. The project will help to secure the future of this very special 500 years old building.

    Little Moreton Hall opens for the 2019 season on Saturday 30 March and is then open Wed-Sun, 11am – 5pm.

    For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhallor call 01260 272018.

  • Tue
    02
    Apr
    2019
    Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019

    Tuesday 2 April

    Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - April

    A fantastic way to get back in shape, after the birth of your child, with personal trainer Kelly Morley.

    Anyone can come to the class at any level of fitness. No experience needed. Any pram is fine, and the even better news is that you don’t need child care as you bring your baby with you. There are a variety of exercises including toning, cardio and sometimes the boxing gloves come out for some fun! Booking in advance is essential.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leader: Personal Trainer Kelly Morley
    Booking: Get tickets for Pram Fit / Outdoor Fitness Taster Class - April
    Information:
    07803 245590 or email Kelly Morley
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Healthy Walk – Event / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge)


    Saturday 6 April to Sunday 28 April

    Tegg’s Nose Country Park Easter Hunt

    Ranger Martin’s Easter Eggs have been stolen! Can you help him find the wildlife that has taken them and collect their names? Buy a map from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for 50p, and get searching around the top of the park.

    Each map purchased entitles you to a 50p discount off one hot drink from Tegg's Nose Tea Room following completion of the trail.

    Time: Maps available to purchase between 9.00am to 5.00pm between the 6 April and 28 April
    Meeting point: Tegg's Nose Tea Room, Tegg's Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service & Tegg's Nose Tea Room
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / There is a charge for this event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)

    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Easter Hunt

    Ranger Mark’s Easter Eggs have been stolen! Can you help him find the wildlife that has taken them and collect their names? Pick up a map from the visitor centre and get searching around the park.

    Time: Maps available to collect between 9.00am to 4.00pm between the 6 April and 28 April
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Information: 01477 534115
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Car parking charge / Healthy Walk – Event / Partnership event)


    Saturday 6 April

    Introduction to Nordic Walking - April – Higher Poynton

    The popularity of Nordic Walking has grown in the UK with a wide variety of people regularly taking part. Originally developed by cross country skiers Nordic Walking is a brilliant way to appreciate the great outdoors.

    However, it is not simply a case of grabbing a pair of poles and walking with them! It requires the correct technique in order to get the whole body working and it is essential you learn this from a qualified instructor who will ensure you get the full benefit and fastest possible results.

    Introduction to Nordic Walking is a FREE session which will cover the basics and benefits to Nordic Walking. You will get to try out the poles and the technique, and is led by a qualified instructor from the Everybody Sport & Recreation Nordic Walking Programme. Booking in advance is essential. If you enjoy this session there will be a follow on course to perfect your technique and then be able to attend our regular walks.

    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Meeting point: Nelson Pit Visitor Centre, Lyme Road, Higher Poynton, Cheshire, SK12 1TH (SJ945833)
    Leader: David Lambert, Nordic Walking instructor for the Everybody Nordic Walking Programme
    Booking:  Get tickets for Introduction to Nordic Walking - April
    Information: 07593448403
    (Easy walking grade / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / Healthy Walk - Event)


    Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April

    Moorland Adventure Easter Kids Activity Club – Week One

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Based at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, each day focuses on different activities and it will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

    Day 1 – Monday 8 April – Archery and Orienteering
    Day 2 – Tuesday 9 April – Bushcraft and Environmental Art
    Day 3 – Wednesday 10 April – Climb and Abseil
    Day 4 – Thursday 11 April - Cave and Scramble
    Day 5 – Friday 12 April - Challenge Day (Abseiling, Climbing, Orienteering and Problem Solving)

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 5 days for a reduced price of £150.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Moorland Adventure Easter Kids Activity Club - Week One
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Friday 12 April

    Outdoor Experience Disability Day - April 

    For families of children with disabilities to try some new activities out in the fresh air. Children and parents/carers can cycle using adapted bikes and try out other activities such as orienteering, archery, pond dipping and much more. A partnership event with Everybody Sport & Recreation.

    Registration: 10.45am to 11.00am. Please come early to register for activities and book a time slot.
    Time: 11.00am to 2.00pm
    Meeting point: Astbury Mere Country Park, Sandy Lane, off A34 Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4FR (SJ846627)
    Leaders: Everybody Sport and Recreation, Astbury Mere Trust and Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service
    Booking: Get tickets for Outdoor Experience Disability Day by 10 April
    Information: Ring 07506 317055 or email Everybody Sport and Recreation
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Accessible toilets available / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Easy walking grade / Car parking charge)


    Saturday 13 April

    Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session

    Run by level 3 qualified Personal Trainer and experienced ultra-marathon runner, Dan Mayers. RSC is a personal training club, for those who prefer being outdoors to training in a gym. We follow a 12-month seasonal training programme to cover ALL angles for stronger, injury free running.

    No running experience required in this foundation training session, and no obligation to join.

    This session aims to deliver some key skills towards making your journey into running fitness an easier one.

    • How to warm up / cool down effectively
    • Overview of how to use stretches and strength training
    • Running posture and how to protect the joints
      Breath control
    • Running uphill (optional)

    Suitable for anyone over the age of 16Booking and payment in advance is essentialCost £8.

    Time: 1.00pm to 2.30pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leader:  Personal Trainer Dan Mayers
    Booking: Get tickets for Run Stronger Club - Tegg's Nose Taster Session - April
    Information: 07887 698532 or Run Stronger Club website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Healthy Walk – Event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge / Please wear suitable footwear and clothing / Partnership event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16 / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)

    Tegg’s Nose Star Party – Moon Watch

    If you've ever looked up at the starry night sky and been enthralled by what you've seen, join Macclesfield Astronomical Society for an evening of astronomy. There will be a general talk, from members of the group, suitable for all levels of knowledge, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and engage in some guided observing.

    Observing will be available using supplied equipment, weather permitting. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars or even telescopes. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £5.

    Observing highlights: The Moon is at 1st Quarter and is the main feature of the evening, although Mars is also visible. Viewing the Moon at this phase allows many features to be seen with a range of telescopes.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 13/02/2019

    Time: 7.30pm to 11.00pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Macclesfield Astronomical Society
    Booking:  Get tickets for Tegg's Nose Star Party - Moon Watch
    Information: 01625 374833
    (Please leave your dog at home / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Monday 15 April to Thursday 18 April

    Moorland Adventure Easter Kids Activity Club – Week Two

    A great way to experience some varied exciting activities in the countryside with local experts Moorland Adventure! Based at Tegg’s Nose Country Park, each day focuses on different activities and it will give you a taste of adventure! Suitable for anyone between the ages of 8 and 16. Booking and payment in advance is essential.

    Day 1 – Monday 15 April – Archery and Bushcraft
    Day 2 – Tuesday 16 April – Climb and Abseil
    Day 3 – Wednesday 17 April – Caving
    Day 4 – Thursday 18 April - Orienteering and Problem Solving

    Cost £35 per day or sign up for all 4 days for a reduced price of £120.

    Activities run from 9.00am to 4.00pm but to allow for maximum flexibility, you can drop off your child from 8.30am and collect at any time between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

    Please bring a packed lunch and drinks with you each day or you can purchase a packed lunch option (including sandwich, drink and snack) from Tegg’s Nose Tea Room for £5. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are also available to purchase from the Tea Room before and after the activity club sessions.

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm each day
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Moorland Adventure
    Booking:  Get tickets for Moorland Adventure Easter Kids Activity Club - Week Two
    Information: 01625 573615
    (Suitable for anyone between the age of 8 and 16 / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partnership event / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / Car parking charge)


    Monday 15 April

    Wellies in the Wild - Spring Pond Safari – Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Grab your wellies and your sense of adventure to join Nature Stuff on a special springtime Pond Safari. We’ll be hunting out signs of spring and learning all about life in the pond. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Spring Pond Safari - Brereton Heath LNR
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)


    Tuesday 16 April

    Wellies in the Wild – Spring Stream Safari - Tegg's Nose Country Park

    Grab your wellies and your sense of adventure to join Nature Stuff on a special springtime Stream Safari. We’ll be hunting out signs of spring and learning all about life in the stream. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50per child per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Spring Stream Safari - Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07870804413 or  visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Wildlife Walk – Event)

    Orienteering for All – Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    An evening event held by Manchester and District Orienteering Club (MDOC). Courses suitable for everyone, beginners and experienced orienteers. Families and groups welcome. Instruction available. There is a charge for this event. Adults £5, Children £2.

    Time: Registration from 5.30pm. Start times from 6.00pm until 7.00pm. Courses close 8.15pm
    Meeting point: Tegg’s Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
    Leaders: Manchester and District Orienteering Club
    Information: Email MDOC, ring 0161 445 0902 or visit the MDOC website
    (Please bring suitable shoes and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Ideal for families and accompanied children / There is a charge for this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge)


    Wednesday 17 April

    Easter Eggsplorer at Tegg’s Nose Country Park

    Join Nature Stuff to learn all about nature in springtime. Solve the eggs-quiz-ite scrambled eggs challenge, make your very own bird's nest and collect Easter eggs, to take home, on the ‘Signs of Spring Treasure Trail’.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Teggsnose Reservoir car park, Holehouse Lane, Langley, SK11 0NB (SJ945718)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Easter Explorer at Tegg's Nose Country Park
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult)

    Oakhanger Project Easter Taster Day

    An opportunity to have a go at canoeing and kayaking; join the Nature trail or try Orienteering with the Oakhanger Project Team at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve.

    Booking in advance is essential. Cost £5.00 (Reductions for 2 or more children in a family).

    Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, Oakhanger Project container, corner of the car park, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Oakhanger Project Team
    Booking / Information: 0799 993 2963 or email the Oakhanger Project
    (Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Partnership event / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)

    Easter Eggstravaganza!

    Join the Bollin Valley Rangers on an afternoon of Eastery fun for the under 10’s. Making crafts with natural materials that we will find whilst on a wander down into the valley. Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £4.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 17/02/2019

    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
    Leader:
    Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton
    Booking:  Get tickets for Easter Eggstravaganza by 14 April
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Ideal for families and accompanied children / Places limited - please book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Especially suitable for 5-10 year olds / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available)


    Thursday 18 April

    Easter Eggsplorer at Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve

    Join Nature Stuff to learn all about nature in springtime. Solve the eggs-quiz-ite scrambled eggs challenge, make your very own bird's nest and collect Easter eggs, to take home, on the ‘Signs of Spring Treasure Trail’.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Cost £7.50 per child per session.

    Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
    Meeting point:
    Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve Visitor Centre, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, CW12 4SU (SJ794653)
    Leaders: Nature Stuff – environmental educators
    Booking: Get tickets for Easter Eggsplorer at Brereton Heath LNR
    Information: 07870804413 or visit the Nature Stuff website
    (Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for children between the age of 5 and 10 / Partnership event / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Car parking charge / Wildlife Walk – Event)


    Saturday 27 April

    Salt Line Tree Wander

    Join the Salt Line Ranger for a walk along the Salt Line Tree Trail. This is a gentle walk along the Salt Line and Borrow Pit Meadows with regular stops to look at and discuss various trees. We will look at different species and talk about their shape and form and how to recognise them, as well as discussing the uses of the timber and myths and folklore connected with the different species.

    Booking and payment in advance is essential. Adults £4, children 16 or under go free.

    Tickets will be available to purchase 2 months prior to event date: 27/02/2019

    Time: 10.30am to 1.00pm
    Meeting point: Salt Line car park, Hassall Road, near Hassall Green, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 4XT (SJ775582)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Alistair Wright
    Booking:  Get tickets for Salt Line Tree Wander by 25 April
    Information: 01260 297237
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Wildlife Walk - Event / Bring binoculars if you have them / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event)


    Sunday 28 April

    Carrs Working Party and Clean-up - April

    Help keep your local park looking good by joining the Friends of the Carrs and the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and litter picking. Feel free to join us for an hour or for the full day. Light refreshments provided.

    Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
    Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
    Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Friends of the Carrs
    Information: 01625 374790
    (Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments)


    Tuesday 30 April

    Walk with Nature: Dawn Chorus at the Brickworks

    Join us for a Dawn Chorus walk around Jackson's Brickworks Local Nature Reserve. We will listen and look for the area's resident birds as well as early spring migrants including chiffchaff, willow warbler, blackcap and garden warbler.

    Time: 6.00am to 8.00am
    Meeting point: Meet at Jacksons’ Brickworks, Pool House Road, Higher Poynton SK12 1TY (SJ945844)
    Leaders: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Pete Dowse and Ray Evans and Ian Taylor from The RSPB Macclesfield Local Group
    Information: 01625 432635 or the RSPB Macclesfield Local Group events web page
    (Easy walking grade / Bring binoculars if you have them / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Please leave your dog at home / Wildlife Walk - Event)

    Early Birds Walk

    Bring your binoculars for an early morning stroll through the Carrs with bird expert Paul Hughes. We will be looking at woodland and river birds making use of the park before most people arrive.

    Time: 7.30am to 9.30am
    Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road , Wilmslow SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
    Leader: Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Paul Hughes and Friends of the Carrs
    Booking:  Get tickets for Early Birds Walk
    Information: 01625 383700
    (Children must be accompanied by an adult / Wildlife Walk – Event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Full accessibility - level or ramped access / Partnership event)

  • Sat
    27
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
    Stafford County Showground ST18 0BD

    The Isle of Man TT races were first staged in 1907 – but the milestone 100th meeting will only be marked later this year. 

    Two world wars, plus the UK foot and mouth epidemic which caused the cancellation of much UK sport including the TT, took out a total of 12 years, meaning 100 years of TT racing can be celebrated all over again.

    Event organiser Mortons Media Group will be celebrating this special anniversary with a spectacular TT theme at its firmly established Stafford International Classic MotorCycleShow on April 27-28, 2019, where top-name riders and the famous machines that carried them to victory around one of the most famous race circuits in the world will be on display.

    Headlining the impressive list of star guests are current TT stars Ian Hutchinson and Tom and Ben Birchall, with an impressive 24 TT wins between them.

    ‘Hutchy’, as he is known to his legion of fans, has proved to be something of a bionic man, having twice come back from serious injury which on both occasions almost cost him a leg. Clearly with a few tales to tell, his on-stage interviews are not to be missed.

    Likeable brothers Ben and Tom Birchall have dominated the sidecar TT in recent years, winning the last five races. The pair, who clinched their third world title in 2018, will also have their TT winning outfit on display and will be on stage during Saturday and Sunday.

    Adding to the galaxy of TT stars will be nine-time TT winner Charlie Williams. Not only will Charlie have one of his TT winning Yamahas on display, but he plans to launch his long-awaited autobiography at the show too. Fans’ favourite John Cooper intends to launch his biography on the same weekend, with both stars signing copies for fans.

    Running the stage sessions is none other than the show’s resident compere, Lincolnshire ace Steve Plater. Joined by flying Scot and fellow two-time TT winner Alex George, Plater will find himself on the other end of the microphone for once as he joins his fellow riders to talk about all things TT.

    Not forgetting its classic roots, the star line-up will include former Honda factory team-mates from the Sixties, Tommy Robb and Jim Redman.

    Of course the TT isn’t just about the riders. The show aims to host the most eclectic display of 10 genuine former TT machines ever assembled. The collection includes a 1926 AJS GR10, which finished third in that year’s TT in the hands of Frank Longman; an ex-HG Tyrell-Smith 1932 works Rudge, which also finished third in that year’s Junior TT race; a minuscule 50cc Honda CR110, a three-cylinder MV Agusta, a 1984 Ducati TT2 with TT history and an ex-Joey Dunlop RC45.

    Now in its 39th year, the Carole Nash International Classic MotorCycleShow has already received hundreds of bookings from traders, clubs and exhibitors, with organisers working hard to deliver another stellar event. Deemed to be the largest classic bike show in the world, thousands of visitors flock to Stafford County Showground every year from all corners of the UK and Europe. It’s a must-attend event for any motorcycle enthusiast.

    For more information, please visit www.staffordclassicbikeshows.com