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    Online http://www.maccopen.org.uk/maccopen/Home.html

    Last year an online version of the Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition was held to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

    The exhibition was free to enter but instead of the usual entry fee, artists were asked to make a donation to the hospice if they possibly could.

    There was a great response with 236 artists submitting a total of 651 works. The standard of the work was extremely high and a substantial amount of money was raised for the hospice.

    Last year’s Visitor's Choice picture - ‘Ed’ by Tony Needham

    The exhibition was intended as a one-off as it was assumed that by 2021 there would no longer be a need for online exhibitions. But with both ‘real’ exhibitions and fund raising activities still being cancelled or postponed, and in particular following the postponement of Art Fair Cheshire – which raises a considerable amount of money for the hospice – it was decided to revive the online Open.

    The aim is not only to put on a good show and provide artists with a platform for their work, but to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.

    This year’s Open will be the same as last year’s and will run on the www.maccopen.org.uk website from the beginning of September until the end of October. 

    As before, there is no entry fee but we are again asking all artists submitting work to make a donation to East Cheshire Hospice if they possibly can, with a link provided on the website.

    All of the work submitted will be shown.

    Any artist wishing to take part should visit the website – www.maccopen.org.uk  – where they will find full details of how to apply.

     

     

     

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    Macclesfield Library or Zoom

    Membership

    Membership of the Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society for the 2021-2022 season costs £20 per person which covers access to all meetings. 18 year-olds and under are free.

    Non-members can attend a meeting for a guest fee of £5. For Zoom meetings please email us.

    To join the society or just to be kept informed of our meetings, please complete the form below and send it to:

    Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society c/o 93 Ryles Park Road Macclesfield SK11 8AL

    Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society

    Name(s)

    □ l/we would like to be kept informed of Macc Lit & Phil meetings by email (please tick if required and provide your email address):

    Email

    □ l/we would like to join Mace Lit & Phil and enclose a cheque made payable to Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society.

    Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society

    www.litandphilmacc.org.uk

    Membership enquiries: membership@litandphilmacc.org.uk General: mail@litandphilmacc.org.uk Telephone: 01625 421505

    Programme of Meetings 2021-2022

    The Society usually meets at 7.30 pm at Macclesfield Library

    The September, October and April talks will be online only via Zoom at the usual starting time (7.30 pm). Members will be informed of the means of accessing Zoom talks beforehand. The remainder are at Macclesfield Library.

    Thursday 23rd September 2021 (Zoom)

    Why should we read Ruskin?

    Professor Dinah Birch is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of English Literature at Liverpool University. She is President of the British Association for Victorian Studies. She has a longstanding interest in the life and work of John Ruskin.

    Tuesday 19th October 2021 (Zoom)

    How Universities and Industries can work together—despite their differences

    David B Williams was Dean of Engineering at Ohio State University. Before that he was President of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and VP Research at Lehigh University. His degrees were from Cambridge University and he is an expert in electron microscopy of materials.

    The AGM will follow the talk and discussion.

    Thursday 18th November 2021

    President Joe Biden—Radical or Retread?

    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.

    Tuesday 18th January 2022

    The Common Freedom of the People— John Lilburne and the English Revolution

    Michael Braddick, professor of history at Sheffield University, introduces the life of John Lilburne. Lilburne, who lived at the time of the 17th-century civil wars, was a leader of the Levellers in politics. Starting life as a Puritan he eventually became a Quaker.

    Thursday 17th February 2022 To be confirmed. To be confirmed.

    Tuesday 15th March 2022

    Housing in the Climate Crisis

    Claire Brown is a researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research in Manchester. She focuses on housing, in particular its energy demand. She is also a Teaching Fellow at Salford University.

    Thursday 21st April 2022 (Zoom)

    Orkney and the Ness of Brodgar: a 5,000 year old enigma.

    Nick Card is an archaeologist and director of the dig at the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney. His interests lie in all aspects of the prehistory of the Britain and the Highlands and Islands with particular reference to the Neolithic. He has been given many awards, including the Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year.

    Tuesday 17h May 2022

    Music, Magic and Dance in Latin America

    Grevel Lindop is a freelance poet, biographer and travel writer. His book Travels on the Dance Floor was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. He represented the UK at the Granada, Nicaragua Poetry Festival in 2012.

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    St Catherine’s Church, Over Alderle

    St Catherine’s Church, Over Alderley is hosting The Knitted Bible – comprising around 30 favourite scenes from the bible which are all knitted.

    It runs from 29th Nov – 6th Dec and is free to enter.

    Seasonal refreshments and gifts available.

    https://www.facebook.com/StCatherinesChurchOverAlderley

  • Sun
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    Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield

    For the first time ever, East Cheshire Hospice brings you a brand new Drive-In Cinema event at the stunning location of Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, on Sunday 17th October 2021!

    6:30pm: MOANA

    9:30pm: DIRTY DANCING

    Pick one or choose to WATCH BOTH!

    Gates will open at 6pm for Moana and 9pm for Dirty Dancing

    Enjoy the magic of cinema and the beautiful surroundings of Capesthorne Hall, all from the safety and comfort of your own vehicle. Not to mention you’ll be supporting East Cheshire Hospice and the crucial work we do to care for people with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

    Choose to watch either film or stay for a full movie marathon at a discounted rate!

    Buy your tickets now via the links below!

    Tickets for Moana – click here

    Tickets for Dirty Dancing – click here

    Discounted tickets for BOTH films – click here

    A limited selection of food and drink will be available at an extra cost. We welcome the return of Pizza Principle who shared their incredible pizzas with us at our last event which was Tough Woofer in October 2019! We will also have a popcorn and candy floss stand on site. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks.

    This will be the first Hospice fundraising event we’ve held in two years! So we’re really looking forward to welcoming you and finally being able to raise money for our vital services once again.

    Please view our FAQs and ensure you have read and agree to our terms and conditions via the download links below.

    What social distancing measures will be in place?

    In order for us to run the event as safely as possible we will continue to operate with social distancing measures in place. Queues for food and drinks will be marked out with at least 1 metre spacing. Hand sanitising stations will be available for you to use.

    Car parking will be guided by our team of parking marshals to ensure there is plenty of space between each car.

    Anyone with covid-19 symptoms must not attend.

    The East Cheshire Hospice Drive-In Cinema is kindly sponsored by AstraZeneca.

     

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    Christ Church, Great King Street, Macclesfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday night:

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

    Saturday – full day of music:

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

    Sunday – full day of music:

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

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

  • Sun
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    2021
    Compstall, Marple Bridge, Hawk Green then Marple Memorial Park

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    2021
    9.30 am to 1.30 pmSt Michael's Church, Market Place, Macclesfield

    The annual and ever-popular Rotary Club of Macclesfield Castle Charities Bazaar will be back next month encouraging everyone to support a number of local charities.

    As we ‘go to press’ Christies, East  Cheshire Hospice, Save the Children, ROAR and the Children’s  Society are signed up to promote their Christmas offerings and entice you along to St Michael’s Church, Market Place, Macclesfield on Saturday 6th November from 9.30 am until 1.30 pm.

    The stalls will be laden with all things Christmas, for all the family, including toys, home made sweets, Christmas cards, bric a brac and everything associated with the Christmas season.

    If you would like to  book a stall or just more information about the day or Rotary please contact: To book a stall or request more information about the bazaar or Rotary please contact: Judith Nicholson e

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    Chester Zoo, Caughall Road, Upton by Chester CH2 1LH

    The Lanterns at Chester Zoo is back for another MAGICAL year, and is set to be as enchanting as ever.
    Join us as we transform the zoo into a spectacular wonderland, full of sparkle, illumination and plenty of Christmas cheer!🎄⛄️
    Escape to fantastical worlds, each different from the last, that will take you on an illuminating journey like no other! Be immersed in this magical and uniquely Chester Zoo evening event, giving you the chance to see the zoo in a whole new light. Let your imagination run wild, and discover incredible spaces, each filled to the brim with colourful animal lanterns, spectacular costumed characters and Christmas scenes. 🎅🛷
    Child tickets start from £11
    Adult tickets start from £13
    Children aged 2 and under enter free of charge
    Selected dates are available from Friday 12 November – Thursday 23 December, with timed tickets that give entry every 15 minutes from 4pm to 8.15pm.
    Have questions? Check our FAQ page here: https://www.chesterzoo.org/.../the-lanterns-at-chester-zoo/
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    2021
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    The biggest and best 60’s show is at Buxton Opera House for one night only.

    With a brand new production for 2021, The Sensational 60’s Experience brings you a three hour 60’s spectacular of pure nostalgia. The show with the definite feel good factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960’s. Five legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten, where you’ll find it impossible to remain in your seat.

    Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years, come and experience the musical phenomena of the 1960’s for yourself. Full of timeless classics, this is the must see 60’s show for 2021.

    We are offering loyal fans a special offer: get £8 off a pair of tickets* using promo code Loyalty21 at checkout, or call our Box Office on 01298 72190.

    Tickets are priced at £31.

    BUY TICKETS

    £8 off a pair of tickets* – Quote “Loyalty21

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    9.30 am to 4.30 pmBowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester M17 1SN

    The Manchester Bike Show due to take place on 11th & 12th September 2021 has been postponed – again!

    Hopefully The Manchester Bike Show will now take place on 2nd and 3rd April 2022, at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Road, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1SN

    Organisers of The Manchester Bike Show said: "Once again find ourselves between a rock and a hard place with regard to running or postponing the show. On the first two occasions when the show was postponed at EventCity in March 2020 and March 2021 the decision to postpone was fairly clear cut and taken out of our hands on each occasion by both the government and the venue.

    "The latest decision to postpone was much less clear cut especially given the government’s decision to open up the economy on 19th July. The majority of the main manufacturers/dealers were booked in to attend on 11th / 12th September as were a good number of trade exhibitors and clubs, plus advance tickets were selling well and we were looking forward to a good show.

    "However, we have been contacted by a number of dealers informing us that they will no longer be attending the September show for two main reasons. Firstly against a background of rising Covid cases the dealers don’t want to put their employees at any greater risk than necessary and equally these same employees, who are mostly young, are reluctant to put themselves into that situation anyway.

    "Secondly there is currently a supply issue in both the car and motorcycle industry whereby the dealers have already sold out of the stock they were holding pre-pandemic and they can pre-sell any stock they can currently get their hands on, so there seems little point in going to all the effort of organising a stand with nothing to put on it. These dealers all assure me that new stock will be on the way by the end of 2021 and they will all be present when the show comes back to Bowlers on 2nd / 3rd April 2022.

    "We are well aware that we could have gone ahead irrespective of the withdrawal of key exhibitors but we are not prepared to sacrifice the reputation of the event for short term financial gain. Hopefully you will support us in this decision and we look forward to seeing everyone again at Bowlers in April 2022."

    TICKETS
    Advance tickets for the show at Bowlers on 2nd and3rd April 2022 will be available to purchase from Ticketline shortly.
    Keep an eye on the Manchester Bike Show’s Buy Tickets page for updates.
    Any tickets purchased for the March 2020 show at EventCity and September 2021 show at Bowlers will be valid for entry to the April 2022 show at Bowlers.

    TRADE EXHIBITORS
    The organisers are in the process of contacting those exhibitors who had booked space at the September 2021 show at Bowlers to give them first option on space in April 2022. Once this process has been completed they will throw the floor plan open to other exhibitors.

    CLUBS & PRIVATE ENTRIES
    The organisers are also in the process of contacting those clubs and individual entries regarding transferring their bookings to the new date in April. If you do not fall into this category and wish to book into the April 2022 show please email info@manchesterbikeshow.com to express your interest.

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    Venues across Macclesfield