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
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Tue
    15
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmMacclesfied Library, Jordangate (Brunswick Street entrance)

    Membership of the Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018

    Thursday 14th September 2017

    Some Colourless Green Ideas of Scientism: Philosophy and Science

    Leon Culbertson is Reader in Philosophy and Assistant Director for Postgraduate Research at Edge Hill University. His interests include the philosophy of mind and language, and the work of Wittgenstein.

    Tuesday 10th October 2017

    Oxford and the Pre-Raphaelites

    Jon Whiteley, a well-known art historian, is the author of a number of books on French and English 19th century artists. He was made a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2009. Until 2016, he was senior assistant keeper in the Department of Western Art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

    The AGM will follow the talk and discussion.

    Thursday 9th November 2017

    King Arthur in Lincolnshire

    Kevin Leahy is a freelance archaeological finds specialist who works as the National Adviser for Early Medieval Metalwork for the Portable Antiquities Scheme and is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at Leicester University.

    Tuesday 16th January 2018

    Big Data

    Ed Griffen will provide an introduction to modern "Big Data": where it's working, where it probably won't and the threats and challenges it brings. Ed is a co-founder of MedChemica, a Big Data company that specialises in large-scale knowledge extraction for the life science industries.

    Thursday 15th February 2018

    Marital Roles and Tensions in Rural India Compared with the UK

    Wendy Olsen will describe Indian society with its caste and class systems, intense social networking and informal rural labour system. Her background is in development and labour economics. She is Head of the Department of Social Statistics at Manchester University.

    Thursday 15th March 2018

    Well Mannered and Well Bannered

    Helen Antrobus works at the People's History Museum. She is interested in the lives of radical women and how they are interpreted through their collections: and for this talk in particular, the suffragettes. She has an upcoming book Feminism and Museums and has taken part in programmes on Radio 4.

    Tuesday 10th April 2018

    Fracking and the Living World

    Nigel Hennerley is an environmental campaigner based in Cheshire, and Colin Watson is an engineer with many years experience in the nuclear energy sector.

    Tuesday 15th May 2018

    A Knight in the Peak

    Lud's Church and the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Lucinda Rumsey is Senior Tutor and a Supernumerary Fellow in English at Mansfield College, Oxford. She studied English at Westfield College and King's College London. She teaches Old and Middle English, and loves wild landscape and detective fiction. Her talk combines all these interests.

    http://www.litandphilmacc.org.uk

    Membership enquiries: membership@litandphilmacc.org.uk

    General: mail@litandphilmacc.org.uk

    Telephone:  01625 421505

  • Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018
    Mon
    31
    Dec
    2018
    3.30 to 5 pmThe Space Centre, 15-17 Mill Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, Sku 7NN

    Launch 3.30 is an ASC After-school Club for the whole family to attend.

    Mon-Thurs 3.30-5pm during term time starting from Jan 2018, check out the website calendar for the dates.

    This is chance for the whole family to come together for a chat, chill and play after school,, (this includes siblings)

    Price is £2.50 per child inc drink and biscuit - parent/carers are free but the cafe will be open for light snacks and refreshments. Members will receive a discount in the cafe.

    We will have games, crafts, lego, trains and more but we ask parent/carers to supervise their children at all times.

    These sessions are open to all ages including college students who can attend on their own.

    http://space4autism.com

    Tel: 01625 617884 Email info.space@hotmail.com

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018
    Tue
    27
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmThe Salvation Army Church, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD

    Meetings are held at the Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield beginning at 7.30pm. Non members are very welcome. Admission £2.

    Tuesday 23rd Jan
    Vintage tools and other unusual items with John Hambleton.
    An entertainment in the form of a talk and a quiz about articles from the past.

    Tuesday 27th Feb
    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.

    Tuesday 27th Mar
    The impact of Macclesfield’s Mayors in the Great War: Joseph Whitmore, Edwin Crew and Joseph Frost a talk by Peter Ramsden.

    Tuesday 24th Apr
    Tiptoe though the Tombstones a talk by Rina Tillinger.
    Uncovering poignant & quirky gravestone inscriptions and epitaphs many of which are local. £70+expenses from Chester

    Tuesday 22nd May
    Family History Top Tips a talk by Jean Ingram.
    Expenses
    Tuesday 26th Jun
    Reminiscences of Parkside Hospital a talk with many illustrations by Dennis Whyte.

    Tuesday 24th Jul
    A visit to King’s School with a chance to see the school and their archives.

    Tuesday 28th Aug
    The Munificent Sir John Leigh - the 'rags to riches' story of how his father (also John Leigh) developed into a leading cotton waste merchant a talk by Leslie Turner.
    Leslie talks about the closure and exhumation of 20,000 bodies from one of Manchester's top cemeteries, the horrors of the First World War, a story of landscape gardener Thomas H Mawson, the boll weevil and something about some of England's grand estates.

    Tuesday 25th Sep
    AGM & Talk about the FHSC website by Alan Bennett the webmaster.

    Tuesday 23rd Oct
    From copper to velvet; Havannah Cheshire's deserted village a talk by Ian Doughty. Havannah was one of the first industrial villages to be built. For over 200 years the village’s powered mills were used in the manufacture of copper sheet and brass wire, the spinning of silk, the production of Havannah cigars and of velvet. In the early 20th Century Havannah became a deserted village.

    Tuesday 27th Nov
    Monarchy and Dunham, the grey area - an illustrated talk by Peter Braun covering the history of Dunham Hall, the families, royal claims, intrigue, executions, power, passion and scandal.

  • Sat
    10
    Feb
    2018
    Sun
    30
    Sep
    2018
    Little Moreton Hall, nr Congleton

    Sweet smell of the Tudors! Gentlewoman Anna Fielding with a nosegay of lavender, rosemary and bay, at Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram National Trust

    Little Moreton Hall Opens for 2018 Season on 10 Feb

    Not just the sights and sounds but the smells of the 16th Century will be featured at Little Moreton Hall during 2018.

    When the hall re-opens on 10 February, ‘Welcome to the 16th Scent-ury’ will focus on the aromas of Tudor times, with a special ‘You Smell’ trail appealing particularly to families. You will be able to sample the aromas of herbs such as tansy, lady’s bedstraw and meadowsweet; rich spices such as cinnamon, cloves and ‘grains of paradise’, and some exotic Tudor perfumes.

    But not everything will be idyllic.  Odours of sweat and damp wool, the smell of the privvy and the stench of rough, harsh tobacco will also be part of the experience.

    Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram/National Trust

    Anna Fielding, from the Hall, explained, ‘Country life in Tudor times involved a lot of hard physical toil. And you were dressed in heavy wool clothes. So some perspiration would be inevitable. You also tended your animals, undertook gruelling work in the dairy and had ‘interesting’ ideas about waste disposal.

    We would probably not be very happy about some of the smells wafting round. Even some of the perfumes favoured by the Tudors would not be to our taste.

    On the other hand, the Tudors would feel people today give off the scent of harsh chemicals. Sixteenth century ideas of keeping clean and of the way bodies interacted with the environment were not the same as ours. The smells we like or dislike would be different to those the Tudors felt strongly about and the reactions people had to various smells of everyday life in the past can give us a real insight into their way of thinking.

    ‘This wonderful old house is the ideal setting to explore those different attitudes and discover the way people really lived in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.  Last year we looked at the way the Tudors slept. Visitors had a great time discovering the rules and guidelines the Tudors followed to ensure a good night’s sleep. Once again, their ideas were different from ours.’

    Another feature of the new season at Little Moreton Hall will be Candlemas, a religious festival which centred on taking a candle to church to have it blessed.

    From 10 February you will be able to make your own candle and take in the aromas of beeswax and incense. Then, from Monday 19 February to Sunday 25 February dozens of artificial candles will bring a warm glow to the principal rooms of the hall.

    Little Moreton Hall is open seven days a week from 10 to 25 Feb, then Weds – Sun, 11am – 5pm.

    Candlemas Festival: 19 February – 25 February

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

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018
    7:00 pmMacclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield

  • Sat
    07
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    26
    May
    2018
    The Silk Museum, Macclesfield Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    Cwilt Cymru is a group of individual quilt artists, all living in, or with a connection to Wales. This is their third joint collection to be exhibited.

    The title of the exhibition, Cynefin, loosely translated means “a place or time where we instinctively feel we belong or feel most connected, a habitat; to be familiar with or accustomed to.” This unique layered Welsh word is pronounced ‘kerrnevin’.

    Each artist has interpreted the theme in their own way to produce related contemporary textile pieces.

    Included in entry to The Silk Museum, or £2 to visit just the exhibition.

  • Sun
    15
    Apr
    2018
    Thu
    06
    Dec
    2018
    Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

    April
    15th, Sunday Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Charity Dog Walk – to register Click Here
    22nd, Sunday Spring Plant Fair – to book tickets Click Here
    28th & 29th, Saturday & Sunday Guided Estate & Bluebell Walks – to book tickets Click Here

    May
    6th & 7th, Sunday & Monday Guided Estate & Bluebell Walks
    – to book tickets Click Here
    11th, 12th & 13th, Friday – Sunday Galloway Antiques Fair – to book tickets Click Here
    26th, 27th & 28th, Saturday – Monday Geronimo Family Festival – to book tickets Click Here

    June
    2nd & 3rd, Saturday & Sunday NGS The Old Parsonage tickets will be released soon
    8th, Friday Houghton Weavers Summer Picnic – to book tickets Click Here
    16th & 17th, Saturday & Sunday Rough Runner – to book tickets Click Here
    23rd & 24th, Saturday & Sunday Garden Festival – to book tickets Click Here
    28th – 1st July, Thursday – Sunday Spirit of the Horse – to book tickets Click Here

    July
    8th, Sunday Fairy Tales & Trails Day – to book tickets Click Here
    14th, Saturday NMC Outdoor Concert on the Park – to book tickets Click Here
    19th, Thursday Walled Garden Theatre – The Importance of Being Earnest – to book tickets Click Here
    26th, Thursday The Arley Summer Soiree – tickets will be released soon

    August
    5th, Sunday NGS Arley Hall & Gardens normal daily entry price applies
    23rd, Thursday Walled Garden Theatre – The Tempest – to book tickets Click Here
    25th, 26th & 27th, Saturday, Sunday & Monday Caravan & Camping Rally – to book tickets Click Here

    September
    9th, Sunday Autumn Plant Fair – to book tickets Click Here
    15th, Saturday Firework Champions – to book tickets Click Here
    22nd & 23rd, Saturday & Sunday The Great British Food Festival  – to book tickets Click Here
    28th, 29th & 30th, Friday – Sunday Galloway Antiques Fair – to book tickets Click Here

    October
    7th, Sunday Wedding Open Day – to book tickets Click Here
    14th, Sunday Mushroom Walks – to book tickets Click Here

    November
    13th & 14th, Tuesday & Wednesday Shopping Spectacular – to book tickets Click Here

    December
    1st – 6th, Saturday – Thursday Christmas Floral Extravaganza - tickets will be released soon

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    29
    Apr
    2018
    Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

     

    Enjoy huge carpets of bluebells, birdsong and many other wild flowers in the magnificent Big Wood which is not normally open to visitors. Walk by the Lake to see many kinds of water birds. Learn the history of this ancient agricultural estate. Return through The Grove, Arley’s beautiful woodland garden in full springtime glory.

    Walks last approx. 1¾ hrs on footpaths through woods & fields and are lead by experienced guides.

    Saturday 28th April / Sunday 29th April 11am & 2pm
    Sunday 6th May / Monday 7th May 11am & 2pm

    Booking is essential. All visitors should wear waterproof clothing and footwear. Unfortunately the walks are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

    Adults £8 Children (5-16) £2
    (Entry to the Hall & Gardens is an additional fee.)

    Parking FREE - dogs welcome on a lead

    Book tickets online or call 01565 777353 Ext 20.

  • Sat
    28
    Apr
    2018
    10 am to 1.30 pmTownley Street Chapel, Macclesfield

    The inaugural TEDxMacclesfield will showcase speakers tackling some of humanity’s biggest questions with humour, optimism and insight. The event takes place on Saturday 28th April at Townley Street Chapel, Macclesfield and will include up to eight short talks in the spirit of TED, the international non-profit organisation devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading'. Speakers will be filmed and the talks are then made available to a global online audience of 10 million subscribers through the TEDx YouTube channel.

    The speakers, who all have a connection with Macclesfield, will talk for 10-12 minutes each and champion an innovative idea they are passionate about. The intention is to showcase the talent and expertise in the town and give a platform to some unheard voices. Talks will be solution focused, non-political non-religious and will cover a diverse range of topics. Ideas include the challenges facing the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope project being managed from Jodrell Bank, lessons for living with mental illness, why the outdoors helps us think creatively and how we can help make the fashion industry more sustainable.

    Organisers Lynne Jones and Jude D'Souza hope the talks will spark discussion, make new connections and start conversations across the community.

    Jude D’Souza is a writer who organises cinema and spoken word events in the town through Entropy Events: “There's been a growth in arts, culture and entertainment in the town over the last 7 or 8 years which has invigorated Macclesfield and raised its profile as a destination. We want to build on that renaissance and and tap into the many amazing ideas bubbling under the surface here to show how they can change lives”.

    Lynne Jones is a journalist and producer and was one of the founders of Barnaby Festival. "It's been really exciting meeting some of the interesting folk living or working in Macclesfield who care passionately about what they do and have ideas they want to shout about. We've pulled together a great team of volunteers to organise and steward the event and we're really grateful to the businesses who are supporting us financially or with in-kind support.”

    The conference will be hosted by Geoff Bird, a producer and reporter with BBC Radio who lives in Macclesfield. Alongside the talks will be live performances and videos of TED talks.

    TEDx is an independently organised event under licence from TED. Tickets for this first event are limited by the licence to 100 and cost £19 with a limited number at £14 for 18-29 year olds. Tickets will be sold online and the organisers expect demand to be high. For information about how to get tickets go to www.TEDxMacclesfield.com.