Talks and Discussions

Seminar, conference or just an informative evening, if it’s happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas, this is the place to tell our readers.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form

 

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    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

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    The Salvation Army Church, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD

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    Meetings of the group are held at The Salvation Army Church, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6XD – starting at 7.30pm.

    Cars can park in the Churchill Way car park (free in the evening). There is limited parking in front of the building for the less mobile.

    Meetings are open to the public and admission is £2 per meeting including refreshments

    For further details please contact; macclesfield@fhsc.org.uk

    2017 Programme:

    24th January 2017
    The Maiden and the Diplomat – a Georgian Scandal – a talk by Eric Millward.
    The elopement of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and Ellen, the heiress of William Turner, a wealthy merchant of Shrigley Hall.

    28th February
    Did work make you ancestor ill? a talk by Alan Jones.
    Some occupational hazards from the past, before the days of workplace Health and Safety Officials.

    28th March
    The 7th Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment a talk by David Hill.
    The part the 7th Battalion (many recruited in Macclesfield) played in WWI.

    25th April  
    Macclesfield’s Jews and World War Two; Life, Art and Enterprise a talk by Basil Jeuda.

    23rd May  Starts at 2.00pm  
    A demonstration of TWILE by Kelly Marsden one of its founders.
    With Twile you can create a visual timeline of your family history, made up of events and photos, which all the family can explore and add to. BOOKING ESSENTIAL

    27th June
    Catherine Booth ‘The Mother of the Salvation Army’ a talk by Danny Wells. Catherine Booth was the co-founder of The Salvation Army, along with her husband William Booth.

    25th July  Starts at 11.00am
    A visit to Archives+ at Manchester Central Library with a guided tour. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

    22nd August
    Getting Organised in Family History Computing a talk by Geoff Johnson. The focus is on how to best organise things on your computer, cutting down the paper and being able to easily find & verify information.

    26th September  
    Short AGM, followed by Short Talks from members.

    24th October 
    Dating Old Photographs a talk by David Guyton.

    28th November
    The Silk Industry in Macclesfield a talk by Mike Nevell.

    December 
    No Meeting.

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    Macclesfield District General Hospital’s Lecture Theatre

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    All are welcome to attend the event but places are limited, so please book in advance and secure free parking if required by contacting the Communications and Engagement Department on freephone 0800 195 4194 or email: ecntstaff.comms@nhs.net

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    Cheshire East has launched SHIFT – a brand new borough-wide programme celebrating digital arts and tech in 2017 and beyond. Featuring a jam-packed series of events and hands-on activities, from exhibitions, installations and workshops to talks, tech meet ups and pop-up maker stations - SHIFT is bursting full of inspiring and creative things to do, see, create and experience for novices and professionals alike, of all ages and abilities.

    Whether you're a code loving kid, a techie beginner or whizz, a family in search of something new or even a digital pro making the next award-winning app – these forthcoming events offer something for all across the region.

    Discovering and experiencing the digital world in unique and surprising places is very much at the heart of SHIFT and with this in mind, its opening commission is the Premiere of Living Sculpture (Virtual), on Platform 6 at Crewe Station from Monday 10th March.

    Laurence-Payot-Artist-Portrait artist portrait

    This digital and interactive installation has been created by award-winning, Liverpool based artist Laurence Payot who uses the public realm as a stage to make out-of-the-ordinary things happen.Through this brand new piece, the artist invites the visitor to interact with the art work to bring it to life. Fusing the traditional craft of drapery fabric and an old illusion technique, with coding and LEAP motion tracking, the artwork and the visitor come together to create a breathing piece of material. Two ‘players’ can interact with each other through the cloth, as it changes shape, texture, and colour. Interactive coded sound is also manipulated in the process.

    Tate Exchange - Laurence Payot

    Tate Exchange - Laurence Payot

    Tate Exchange - Laurence Payot

    Tate Exchange - Laurence Payot

    Tate Exchange - Laurence Payot

    Tate Exchange - Laurence Payot

    Living Sculpture (Virtual), is the result of a two-year collaboration with evolutionary scientists at York University, exploring the symbiotic relationship between Laurence’s artworks and people.

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    SHIFT clicks into action for families from February half term with a family programme designed to inspire little people with big ideas and digital dreams. From February 20th both Crewe Library and Macclesfield Print Mill will run a fantastic and fun series of digital maker sessions, workshops and activities introducing new technologies to mini makers across Cheshire East. All sessions – including wearable tech, art with conductive ink and circuit making - will get brains buzzing and fingers flapping over keyboards, coding and crafts.   Additional themes for family half term events during the year include: future cities, transport and food; bio-hacking; e-textiles and ethical hacking.

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    Artists One Five West embark on an ambitious, interactive, community-led oral histories project in Bollington from 2-4 June. Tales of the Town brings together the artists with local anthropologist, Zak Tanaml and Bollington residents. Between them they are capturing local tales to be transformed into sacred storytelling objects created by the One Five West Collective, These will be displayed in different locations across the town centre, created and inspired by the natural landscape, people of the town, and local industry; such as cotton and lace, wood and wool. People walking in front of these objects will trigger sensor technology, and when activated the recorded stories will be played for those to hear. Join the artists at Bollington Arts Centre Family Day on June 3 to uncover the secrets behind their work.

    SHIFT is delighted to join forces with The National Trust when a brand new digital art installation is launched at Little Moreton Hall - its iconic Tudor Mansion in Congleton - from 26 July. This brand new, site specific work will be created in response the property’s stunning building, setting, moat and manicured garden as part of the ‘Trust New Art’ Programme also funded by Arts Council England. This programme offers new interpretations of the charity’s historical properties and will also feature an accompanying events programme.

    Several new works of art and installations will be launched throughout the SHIFT programme - sited throughout Cheshire East in public spaces, unused buildings and historical properties.  They have been invited and developed through an open call as well as in collaboration with the programme partners.

    Digital discovery will take place right across the region throughout the coming year, offering everybody – from artists, tech professionals, schools, students, families and anybody in between - the opportunity to learn, take-part, have fun and uncover the wonders of all things tech. In partnership with FACT – the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool – SHIFT is delighted to announce its FUTURES PROGRAMME. This is a mobile maker space which will bring interactive activities to where they are least expected, from rural markets, to urban high street - making engagement with the digital world as accessible as possible. The programme will feature a mix of pop-in, drop-in sessions, coding and gaming workshops to more formal day long courses for students and professionals.

    Kicking off at the Sandbach Transport Festival (22-23 April), FACT’s mobile maker platform will enable visitors to imagine the future of transport through hands-on activities. Throughout the spring and summer, the programme will visit Congleton, Crewe, and the Just So Festival at Rode Hall - offering a number of eclectic workshops from speculative design to future cities and more.

    Full details of the FUTURES PROGRAMME and all the forthcoming SHIFT events – from talks, professional skills workshops, a symposium, dedicated schools programme and discovering how to get involved as a volunteer or host – visit the website: www.shift-digital.co.uk

    February Half Term Programme:

    Sessions run from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm for children accompanied by a grown up. All events are free but some places are limited. Details of how to reserve a place are listed where relevant below

    Monday 20th February
    Makey Makey Human playable keyboard

    Use your body to make music in this quite literal hands-on activity - where each child’s hand becomes playable. Take it in turns to tap out a tune and make different sounds through the power of touch and a bit of tech. It’s not every day you can become part of a human keyboard. Crewe Library. Drop In 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. Suitable for all ages. Free

    Tuesday 21st February:
    Copper Circuits Workshops

    Join one five west for a creative copper circuits workshop.  Make your very own take home light-up posters and cards from a very simple circuit made using copper tape. When the circuit is completed with a push button, the led will light up. This fantastic workshop offers the fundamentals of how circuits work. Timed sessions run from 10-12 and 1-3. Each session lasts 45 minutes.  Crewe Library. Suitable for ages 7 and upwards.  Booking:  01270 375295 crewe.library@cheshireeast.gov.uk

    Makey Makey Human playable keyboard

    Use your body to make music in this quite literal hands-on activity - where each child’s hand becomes playable. Take it in turns to tap out a tune and make different sounds through the power of touch and a bit of tech. It’s not every day you can become part of a human keyboard. 10am-12pm Macclesfield Print Mill, Drop In. Free. Suitable for all ages

    Wednesday 22nd February:
    Interactive Monster Makers

    Even tiny tots can learn about tech this half term. In this drop in family workshop, use conductive ink to create a circuit and make your very own take home monster. Bare Conductive is non-toxic electrically conductive ink that enables everybody and anybody to draw circuits and connect electrical components. Crewe Library. Suitable for all agesDrop In 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm

    Create your own Light up animal badge or flower bracelet

    Using simple e-textile components, and the most simple and basics of circuit building, crafty kids can create and customise their very own wearable tech badge or bracelet to brighten up their weekends before a return to school beckons! Suitable for ages 5 and up, Macclesfield Print Mill. Session runs 10.00am, 10.45am and 11.30am. Booking via the Print Mill’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/theprintmillmacc/ 

    Thursday 23rd  February:
    PatternCraft

    Discover the joys of crafting, fusing old and new technologies. Come along to create an 8x8 punch-card  design using traditional punch and hammer. Feed your card into the reader and by the magic of Python code, converting the physical holes into binary files of 0s and 1s, build it on a Minecraft Map. Family drop in activity. Crewe Library. Drop In 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm. Suitable for all ages. Free

    Interactive Monster Makers

    Even tiny tots can learn about tech this half term. In this drop in family workshop, use conductive ink to create a circuit and make your very own take home monster. Bare Conductive is non-toxic electrically conductive ink that enables everybody and anybody to draw circuits and connect electrical components. Macclesfield Print Mill. Suitable for all agesDrop In 10am-12pm

    Friday 24th February:
    Create your own Light up animal head badge or flower bracelet

    What nicer way to the end the week than with a spot of LED lunacy... Using simple e-textile components, and the most simple and basics of circuit building, crafty kids can create and customise their very own wearable tech badge or bracelet to brighten up their weekends before a return to school beckons! Crewe Library. Suitable for ages 5 and up, Booking:  01270 375295 crewe.library@cheshireeast.gov.uk  10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

    SHIFT is supported with £90,000 using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    Ian Tabbron, Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England said, “The SHIFT programme will demonstrate East Cheshire can become a leader in digital arts. There will be many opportunities for people of all ages to take part in activities with professional artists and designers. Along with colleagues from the Arts Council, I look forward to getting involved in a wide range of events over the next year.”

    As Creative Director Louise Shannon comments: “SHIFT offers new platforms for engagement including art commissions, learning experiences and networking opportunities. Significant Arts Council investment ensures that high quality arts programming is accessible to a wide audience, whilst ensuring a legacy of digital activities in the region.”

    Councillor David Brown, Cheshire East Council’s Deputy Leader and portfolio holder for Culture said, ‘We are delighted to see such an ambitious programme of digital creativity and participation launching in Cheshire East.  SHIFT offers Cheshire East’s residents and businesses the opportunity to engage in a diverse range of creative digital practices from early years education to professional development.’

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    A young Jean Alexander (seated second from left) with the Macclesfield Adelphi Guild

    Exhibitions at The Old Sunday School and The Silk Museum

    Jean Alexander: Becoming Hilda

    The Old Sunday School, 3 July - 23 September

    Born Jean Hodgkinson in 1926, she went on to become one of the most beloved characters of our longest running TV soap, and it all started here in Macclesfield. Jean Alexander’s professional acting career began with the Adelphi Theatre Guild who had their base in the town and toured the North West. Packed full of photographs illustrating her life and work, this display recounts the story that led her to play Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street.

     

    Inspired by India

    The Silk Museum, until 8 September

    An exhibition and activity programme celebrating the UK/India year of culture,

    Exploring the museum’s significant and beautiful textile collections; the exhibition uncovers the work of Macclesfield’s Thomas Wardle who taught artist William Morris about natural dyes; both men being ‘inspired by India’. The legacy of Indian silk comes through in the work of students at the School of Art, at the Embroidery Schools and through the Arts and Crafts movement.

    Artist Nikki Parmenter has worked with local community groups and schools to illustrate the colour and imagery of this creative relationship. Her centrepiece is the ‘Silk Peacock’, the national bird of India, which incorporates Indian symbolism, Wardle’s designs and Morris’ patterns.

    Inspired by India Events at The Silk Museum:

    Meet the Artist
    Saturday 29 July and Tuesday 22 August, 2-4pm

    Meet the artist Nikki Parmenter to find out more about the inspiration behind the exhibition. Free entrance

    Indian Storytelling with Peter Chand
    Thursday 3 August, 7-9pm

    Peter has entertained audiences all over Britain with his tales from the Indian Subcontinent. His parents migrated to Britain from the Punjab region in the 1950s, and though he was born in the Midlands, Peter grew up using Punjabi as his first language. He combines these two cultures seamlessly to tell stories full of life, wisdom, and humour. £5 per person, to book contact 01625 612045 or pay on the door

    Printed Silk Lanterns
    Thursday 3 August, 1.30-3.30pm, family 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

    An Introduction to Natural Dyeing
    Saturday 5 August, 10am-12noon or 1-3pm

    Discover the basics of natural printing in this introductory workshop. You can bring along your own foraged plant material to experiment with and uncover the beautiful colours you can make from your own garden. £10 per person, booking essential as places are limited, telephone 01625 613210 or book in person at the Silk Museum

    Elephants and Peacocks
    Thursday 10 and Thursday 31 August, 1.30-3.30pm, family 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

    Inspire Macc Activities and Events at The Old Sunday School:

    Crochet for Beginners with Teal and Tangerine, The Old Sunday School
    Saturday 12 August, 1.30-3.30pm

    Create a timeless, yet traditional crochet granny square. £25 per person. To book contact Lisa, teal-and-tangerine@virginmedia.com

    Family History for Beginners, Wilmslow Guild, The Old Sunday School

    Starts 21 September for 10 weeks, 1-3pm

    Tutor Gill Rossini will help you to discover more about your family history. This course is designed to give the beginner a solid background to their research, but is also an ideal revision course for those with a bit more experience. There will be 2 further follow up courses in January and April. £88. For more information and to book contact Wilmslow Guild on 01625 523903 or www.wilmslowguild.org/history

    Website: macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk

    More info: events@silkmacclesfield.org.uk

    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

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

    Access: Three 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

    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

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    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

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    Sutton Hall, Bullocks Lane, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire. SK11 0HE

     

    The Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association will be holding their annual trials at Sutton Hall on August 4th and 5th.

    Two open trials will be held; one on each day with the doubles trial being held over both days.

    Competitors from across the country will be competing with winners going onto the National Championship.

    Friday night will see a Tug-o-War, BBQ and Beer and the Saturday will feature the Craft Fayre and Fell Race with the ever popular Sunday Concert compered by Norman Prince featuring Terry Cotta

    The Macclesfield and District Sheep Dog Trials Association held their first trial on the 1st September, 1945. There had been previous trials run from the 1920's by Mr May of Wickenford Farm.

    Everyone
    is welcome to the Trials. Bring your well-behaved dogs on leads please.

    DINNER DANCE - 11th November, 2017 at the Three Horse Shoes, Blackshaw Moor. 7pm.

    Committee Meetings for 2017:
    Tuesday 14th March,
    Tuesday 20th June,
    Tuesday 19th September,
    Tuesday 9th January, 2018

    To be held at Macclesfield Conservative Club at 8.00pm

    http://www.macclesfieldsheepdogtrials.co.uk/index.html

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    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.

    http://www.cheshiregameandanglingfair.co.uk/visitors/attractions-at-the-cheshire-game-and-angling-fair/

     

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    2:30 pmSutton Ex-Serviceman's Club, Sutton, Macclesfield

    Sutton Ex-Servicemen’s Club will hold its 51st Annual  Flower & Vegetable Show on Sunday 3rd September 2017.

    The Show will again take place, with the kind permission of Peter Barber, in a large marquee on Spooners Flats, Hollin Lane, Sutton.

    I hope that the weather is kind to you in the time leading up to the Show and that your growing season has started well after what has been one of the mildest winters for years.

    It really is a great achievement for a village Show like ours to reach the fantastic “Golden Anniversary” landmark we did last year and as many of you will recall last year was to be my last as show secretary – but how can I walk away from something as magical as our wonderful show.

    I’m sure that the majority of you will now be familiar with the Schedule. It is more or less the same as in previous years with just a few minor changes.

    At the suggestion of the judges our “bunches” of radishes & spring onions now have minimum & maximum numbers and if you have a pumpkin it should now be staged in the any other vegetable class, as we’ve replaced this with “6 beans – not already mentioned in the schedule”.

    After a greatly successful inaugural year we will again be staging the

    “World Lemon Cheese Championship”, will Roger Lomas retain the world title or will we be crowning a new world champion on the afternoon of the show? We’re still looking for bottles of homemade lemonade but you can now also exhibit any other homemade tipple alongside it.

    Special thanks must again go to our friends at Jobling Gowler Solicitors for their wonderful, continued support.

    The scarecrow competition will again take place, please spread the word and try to have a go. This year, like last year, will be an open competition so you can create a “crow” to resemble whatever you want & you’ll find full details later in the schedule.

    The Show really is a friendly village event, and is open to everyone so please try and take part. Let’s hope the sun shines, the village turns out and we have a wonderful day. The marquee will be open to the public from 2:30pm - it takes us until then to finish the judging and write out the certificates for all 135 classes.

    http://www.suttonshow.co.uk

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