Food

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    Arley Hall & Gardens Northwich Cheshire CW9 6NA

     

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience – for further details Click Here

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience will make its debut in the beautiful woodland at Arley Hall & Gardens, Cheshire, U.K. As evening falls, mesmerising lights will transform the landscape into a magical outdoor trail for families to enjoy. As visitors make their way through the woodland, and follow the illuminated path, they will discover wonderful surprises, some of their most favourite moments from the Forbidden Forest, and encounter mystical creatures such as Hippogriffs, centaurs, unicorns, Nifflers – and many more.

    Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience is suitable for the whole family to enjoy and provides a huge amount for fans of all ages to see and do, giving them the opportunity to experience the magic of the wizarding world in a brand-new way. From discovering the wondrous and beautiful forest come to life, enjoying a wide range of delicious food and drinks at a lively and seasonally themed village; to perusing the on-site shop for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise to take home – it promises to be a special evening to remember!

    The outdoor experience has been created by Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment in partnership with award-winning theatrical designers and experiential creators, Thinkwell and their partners Unify and leading entertainment discovery platform Fever.

    JANUARY

    The Gardens are open everyday this year including New Years Day.

    Sunday 16th Wedding Open Day

    Come along and see the magnificent Hall set up for a wedding, it can be as grand or as intimate as you would like. Chat to the Arley staff who will be able to answer any questions you may have about any part of your special day. There are various locations at Arley where you can get married, from inside The Hall, in the Gardens in our award winning double herbaceous border or in the historic Cruck Barn, its your choice. You can see them all at this open day.

    A selection of our recommended suppliers will be here, each supplier has worked with Arley before and so we know by recommending them you will get an excellent service. If you are not familiar with the format of a wedding ceremony, together with the Cheshire East Registrars you can go through the main points so you will know what to expect.

    If you book your special day at Arley with us before the end of January 2022 we will offer current venue hire rates. After January the rates will then rise.

    Opening from 10.00am to 3.00pm. No booking necessary, free entry and free parking.

    Saturday 22nd – Sunday 23rd Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

    FEBRUARY

    Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 3pm (last entry 2.30pm). Adult £6, Child (4-16) £2, Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

    MARCH

    Friday 18th – Sunday 20th Galloway Antiques Fair

    Galloway Antiques Fair will be taking place at Arley this weekend – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 19th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 26th – Sunday 27th Hall Open

    Entry to the Hall will be from 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Entry price to be confirmed. No need to book.

    PLEASE NOTE: Hall entry is only available as an upgrade after paid garden entry.

    Sunday 27th Spring Plant Fair

    Organised by Plant Hunter Fairs there will be a good selection of plant nurseries selling plants for every garden – for further details Click Here

    APRIL

    Monday 11th Arley Gardens Open as Part of NGS

    All admission from the gardens being open today goes to the National Gardens Scheme – for further details Click Here

    Sunday 17th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    MAY

    Daily Garden Sculpture Trail

    Look out for this exciting trail around the gardens, running until the end of August. Details will be released soon.

    JUNE

    Saturday 11th Discover Tree Climbing

    Be brave and take part in this exciting day at Arley, suitable for young and old! – for further details Click Here

    Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Arley Garden Festival

    Plant nurseries, garden accessories, garden tours by Lord Ashbrook, Question Time marquee, schools gardening challenge, countryside marquee, food fair, craft fair, live music and garden entry included. Full details will be released in January

    Open 10am – 5pm.

    JULY

    Saturday 9th NMC Outdoor Charity Concert

    Outdoor concert in aid of the Neuro Muscular Centre, Winsford, Cheshire. – for further details Click Here

    Thursday 21st Walled Garden Theatre – War of The Worlds

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Pantaloons act out the story of The War of The Worlds. – for further details Click Here

    AUGUST

    Thursday 18th Walled Garden Theatre – As You Like It

    Enjoy an evening of entertainment outside in The Walled Garden as The Lord Chamberlains Men act out the story of As You Like It. – for further details Click Here

    Friday – Monday 26th- 29th Geronimo Family Festival

    This exciting family festival has every type of entertainment for every age of child, you can camp or glamp, visit for the day or the weekend. – for further details Click Here

    SEPTEMBER

    Look out for more details of our Antiques Fair, Fairy Tales Day and The Great British Food Festival in September.

    OCTOBER

    Look out for more details of our Guided Mushroom Walks, Halloween Garden Trails and Wedding Open Day in October.

    NOVEMBER

    Look out for more details of our Shopping Spectacular in November.

    DECEMBER

    Friday – Thursday 2nd- 8th Christmas At Arley

    The Hall will be decorated with fresh flowers and foliage from the gardens by local florists and colleges. Floral Demonstrations will be taking place as well as wreath making courses. The Gardener’s Kitchen Café will be serving delicious festival food and mulled wine and mince pies will be available.

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    If you have a job vacancy you wish to advertise email: editor@ilovemacc.com with full details and we'll get back to you.

     

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    Mere and Tabley Community Club, Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, WA16 0PU

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    Marlborough Primary School, Tytherington Drive, Macclesfield

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    Heakley Hall Farm, Norton Green, Stoke-on-Trent 8PN

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    Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield

    Put the date in your diary for what will be a fantastic exhibition!

    The largest volunteer run art fair in the country returns to Macclesfield Town Hall from 26 May – 5 June 2022 with a host of new and established artists raising funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

    For full details of exhibiting artists, if you’d like to get involved, or just find out more please visit www.theartfair.org.uk.

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    9:00 amChapel Lane, Rode Heath ST7 3SD

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    1:00 pmGawsworth Primary School

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    2022

    Visit fourteen glorious gardens around Goostrey

    Sunday 12th June 2022

    11:30am -5:30pm


    Welcome to the first ever Goostrey Open Gardens event! All ticket sales will raise valuable and badly needed funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

    The gardens range in size, setting and style from sweeping lawns to colourful courtyards and everything in between. Your map and brochure will help you decide which gardens you would like to visit and there are plenty to inspire and delight you. These gardens are private and we can’t thank the owners enough for offering to share them with us. Many gardeners are also hosting their own mini events, demonstrations, refreshment stalls and plant sales. Children are also very welcome and there is something for them to spot in every single garden! Once you have purchased your tickets you will have access to a brochure including full details of the event.

    Included in your ticket is a map with each garden location, any hazards, and a brief description of the garden.

    • Entrance to each garden is by ticket, sold with accompanying brochure and map.
    • Plant sales, flower arranging displays, herb talks, children’s activities, refreshments available in many gardens.
    • Please cycle or walk between the gardens if possible. No dogs except guide dogs.
    • All children under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    If you live in Goostrey and would like to open your garden in 2023 please contact Clare on 07966 160079 or Julie on 07766 224831.

    Tickets


    Adult £8.50
    Children £3.00

    To purchase a ticket please fill out the form below or you can buy tickets in person from:

    – The Trading Post, Booth Bed Lane, Goostrey, CW4 8LP

    – Goostrey News, 85 Main Road, Goostrey, CW4 8LP

     

     

    goostreygardens

    www.goostreyopengardens.co.uk

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    N.E.C., Birmingham B40 1NT

    Hot on the Spring Fair’s heels, the flagship Show, BBC Gardeners’ World Live, heads into its 30th year at the NEC from 16 to 19 June.

    This significant year also marks the BBCs centenary, making it a joint celebration!

    A host of features within the Floral Marquee will be inspired by popular BBC programmes, from The Repair Shop to Antiques Roadshow and a Peaky Blinders feature created by Alex Froggatt (Platinum Award winner at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019).

    Frances Tophill will present her first ever Show Garden with a strong sustainability theme, along with the APL Avenue Show Gardens, Beautiful Borders, and more.

    A full line-up of Gardeners’ World presenters includes Monty Don, Adam Frost and Joe Swift, joined by Alan Titchmarsh, with four stages packed with tips and advice around the Show.

    The BBC Good Food Show Summer also returns, having taken a break in 2021, with wall-to-wall food, drink and famous faces including Dame Mary Berry.

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    Venues across Macclesfield

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    9.30 am - leave 10.15 amMeet at Staffs Triumph

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    The Royal Cheshire County Showground, Tabley, Cheshire

    The Royal Cheshire County Show will be back in the summer of 2022 – bigger and better than ever.

    This year’s show will feature TV favourites Simon Rimmer and Jean- Christophe Novelli as two of four fabulous celebrity chefs heading up the culinary attractions on June 21st and 22nd this summer.

    The annual family-friendly show, organised by The Cheshire Agricultural Society, celebrates the county’s agricultural heritage with a wide range of trade stands, food stalls and farmers’ markets, competition classes for horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and dairy goats and attracts up to 100,000 visitors.

    Simon Rimmer will showcase his culinary expertise with three demonstrations in the Roberts Bakery sponsored Food Live Theatre on Tuesday 21st June.

    Co-presenter of C4’s popular Sunday Brunch, Simon has written five successful books and is chef/owner of 16 restaurants in the North West of England, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

    Simon commented, “I’m really excited to be returning to the Royal Cheshire show this year. It’s a great event and I’m looking forward to showcasing my recipes and cooking with some of the wonderful local produce on offer!”

    Also set to make a return is Jean-Christophe Novelli who will be talking to the Food Live Theatre audience on Wednesday 22nd June.

    Visitors to this year’s Show can also expect an excitement-packed Main Ring with the Paul Hannam Quad Bike Stunt Show, Shetland Pony Grand National, Gauntlet Bird of Prey display and grand finale of the Cheshire Young Farmer’s Float Competition.

    The Show’s competition programme will be back to pre-pandemic levels, with the return of all the Show Jumping classes.

    Further attractions will include the hilarious and educational Sheep Show and the Countryside Live Arena will showcase a range of traditional rural life and skills with the Agri-centre providing an educational journey from plough to plate, demonstrating where our food really comes from.

    The Cheshire Agricultural Society continues to support local farming, agricultural and rural related businesses with donations to the Cheshire Federation of Young Farmers, Churches Together in Cheshire, North West Air Ambulance charity and Cheshire County Scouts Council at the charities recent AGM.

    Rob Davenport, Royal Cheshire County Show Director, said, “After the uncertainty of the last couple of years, we’re really excited to see the Show return to its full capacity this summer. From mouth-watering demonstrations from our celebrity chefs to all the exciting attractions you can expect to see in the Main Ring and beyond, there’s going to be something for everyone to enjoy.”

    Tickets and memberships are available online now with early bird prices held until the end of March, so get your tickets now for a Right Royal day out in Cheshire!

    Further information and tickets from https://www.royalcheshireshow.org 

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    Alderley Edge Cricket Club

    East Cheshire Hospice’s most fashionable event is back for 2022!

    Tickets are now on sale for the return of this fabulous summer event at Alderley Edge Cricket Club.

    Join us on Wednesday 22nd June and enjoy shopping at exclusive stalls from boutiques and businesses around Cheshire, followed by a glass of fizz, a delicious two course meal and a glamorous fashion show!

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    Harrington Arms, Bosley, SK11 0PH

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    St Rocco's Hospice to East Cheshire Hospice & The Cottons Spa to East Cheshire Hospice

    This brand new and challenging event collaborates with St Rocco’s Hospice, working jointly to reach individual Hospice fundraising goals.

    The Hospice to Hospice Hike takes place on Saturday 2nd July and offers two challenges:

    1. The FULL marathon hike; from St Rocco’s Hospice to East Cheshire Hospice
    2. The HALF a marathon hike; starting at The Cottons Spa and Hotel, Knutsford and finishing at East Cheshire Hospice.

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    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Curtain Up, Light the Lights

    Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival are delighted to present their second joint production, the legendary musical Gypsy, after the huge success of A Little Night Music.

    With bitingly witty lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (West Side Story) and iconic music by Jule Styne this is the perfect summer treat, directed by Paul Kerryson. Gypsy tells the true, humorous and powerful story of the rise to fame of Gypsy Rose Lee, star of 1930s burlesque and her tempestuous relationship with her ambitious mother Rose. Perhaps the best role in any musical, Rose is a force to be reckoned with as she throws all love interest aside, pushing her daughters June and Louise to stardom.

    Truly memorable songs include Let Me Entertain You, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Have a Gimmick and Some People.

    Not to be missed!

    https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/gypsy-a-musical-fable

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    2022
    7 pm to 11 pmLangley Village Hall, SK11 0DQ

    Some good news at last – American blues superstar, Lisa Mills will be back in Langley in July.

    Lisa will be appearing at the village hall on July 8th.

    Lisa goes from Langley straight to a headline spot at the Edinburgh jazz festival.

    Support in the form of Phil Cawsey, playing some of his favourite folk based acoustic songs.

    Get your ticket order in now – or be disappointed.

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    10:00 amThe Yew Tree,3 Church Ln, Cauldon, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 3EJ

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    RFC Rendcomb Airfield, The Whiteway, Cirencester, Glos GL7 7DF

    Are you ready to take on this truly awesome challenge and do something amazing to support your local Hospice? Sign up today and experience the thrill of a lifetime this summer!

    Flown by a professional wingwalking display pilot, you will take to the skies on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman biplane and experience an exciting series of flypasts, zoom climbs, steep dives and banks in front of the family and friends you bring along on the day.

    Expect to be overwhelmed with excitement from the roar of the 450hp engine, that will guarantee you the most dramatic, thrilling and most powerful ride available in the UK!

    As the propeller in front of you reaches speeds of 760mph, your adrenaline will hit new heights as the aircraft builds momentum for lift off!

    Feel the sense of freedom as you fly through the air, taking in the stunning views, whilst waving to friends and family down below…

    To read an article on last year’s wingwalk event, click here.

    First time wingwalkers will be in the air for approx. 8-10 minutes at around 600ft. You will be able to have a little chat with the pilot before you fly to discuss whether you want a more gentle flight or a more extreme experience. If you have done a wingwalk before with AeroSuperBatics, you also have the option of a more intense experience, including loop-the-loops and barrel rolls at heights up to 2,500ft!

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    Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6SG

    The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Tatton show will be held this year on 20-24 July.

    As in previous years, the world class show will be featuring spectacular gardens and displays, and the very latest in gardening and horticulture to inspire everyone to grow.

     

    Tickets and gift vouchers for the 2022 RHS Shows make the perfect Christmas gift for those with a passion for plants, love the outdoors or looking for a fabulous day out with family and friends.

    Tickets for the RHS Shows can be purchased online and gift vouchers are available for RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park – visit www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events to purchase and for more details.

     

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    4 pm and 7 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    A Touch of West End magic is coming to Buxton

    Platform 3 in association with Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival is delighted to announce that their first-ever Summer School will take place this August. The first production will be MATILDA JR.

    Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA JR is adapted from the full-length musical and features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. The show first opened in London’s West End in 2011 and made its Broadway premiere in 2013.

    MATILDA JR tells the story of a young girl who has hidden talents which she uses to help her school friends. Wickedly funny, this story celebrates children as individuals, encourages children to support one another and acknowledges that children have the right to be “a little bit naughty”.

    Platform 3 has been granted the rights to the 60-minute Broadway version of this hugely popular musical. The Summer School involves a fortnight rehearsing the show, culminating in two public performances at The Pavilion Arts Centre.

    MATILDA JR will be directed by Allie Spencer, Platform 3’s Learning and Engagement Manager together with the Platform 3 creative team, Musical Director Tom Newall and Movement Director Kerry Allsop.  Allie’s directing credits include The Wind in the Willows, Bugsy Malone, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Animal Farm and The Princess and the Frog.

    Kerry is Platform 3’s Resident Choreographer. With an MA in Dance Making and Performance, Kerry runs the Platform 3 Contemporary Youth Dance Company and is starting a new piece this week for Buxton Opera House’s Making Space. She most recently choreographed all the dance content for the Platform 3 Launch on the Buxton Opera House stage.

    Tom is an orchestral and choral conductor as well as Musical Director. Having worked regularly with RNCM, Leeds Conservatoire and Opera North, he made his debut at Buxton International Festival conducting The Orphans of Koombu. Tom is currently running Burbage after-school singing club and is conducting the oratorio “Our Future in your Hands” for this year’s Buxton International Festival.

    They will be joined by the theatre’s technical and backstage team, who will be sharing their wealth of expertise.

    The Summer School provides a valuable opportunity to learn all about how a musical is put together from script to stage – and have lots of fun along the way.

    Allie Spencer explains:
    “I’m really excited about MATILDA JR being Platform 3’s first Summer School.  It’s a fabulous story with wonderful songs that teach children and young people valuable messages about standing up for themselves and one another, and how they are not too young to make a difference in the world. The Summer School will be a lot of fun – a chance for the participants to learn new skills, improve their existing ones, make new friends – and have the opportunity to perform MATILDA JR at the end of the fortnight.”

    MATILDA JR is a shortened version of the West End production, featuring all the well-known songs and characters but edited down for young people to perform. It’s going to be a very exciting fortnight and I can’t wait to work with Tom, Kerry and the young people who apply to take part. “

    The Summer School is open to young people aged between 9 – 16 and costs £220 per child.  Some bursaries are available.

    The Summer School is presented by Platform 3, the Learning and Engagement initiative shared by Buxton Opera House and Buxton International Festival. Platform 3 offers a wide range of activities for all ages, with weekly group activities, school events, holiday fun and more.

    Platform 3's Production of Matilda JR:
    Book by Dennis Kelly
    Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

    Orchestrations and Additional Music by Chris Nightingale

     

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    Rode Hall Estate, Church Lane, Scholar Green ST7 3QP

    The Just So Festival will return to North Rode for a weekend of mischief, magic and mayhem in the great outdoors this August.

    The family festival, which will run from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 August 2022 at the Rode Hall Estate near Congleton, Cheshire will include live music from Hope & Social, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, Theo Mizú & Banda, outdoor arts performances Heliosphere, The Swings, Street Cat Strut and This Is Your Trial, as well as a midnight feast, campfire stories, a silent disco, and more!

    The festival layout will have a shake-up with the introduction of some brand new areas , including The Inky Deep full of aquatic antics and fishy goings-on. It joins beloved festival areas such as The Spellbound Forest, home of the legendary Just So campfire, Footlights where you can find brilliant live bands, and Peekaboo with activities for the tiniest Just So-ers.

    Tickets are on sale now at www.justsofestival.org.uk where you’ll also find a full programme of the weekend’s events.

    And Just So wouldn’t be the same without its finest traditions, from the fiercely competitive Carnival of the Animals to the magical midnight feast.

     

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    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    For almost 50 years, the all-male comedy ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as “The Trocks”) have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance.

    Originally from New York, the Trocks are now loved world-wide for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet, where 16 dancers each transform into two personas, both male and female!

    Every performance frivolously froths with tutus and testosterone, blush-pink ballet pumps, fierce false eyelashes and prima ballerina attitude. However, what makes this company extraordinarily special is their immaculate technique and daring physicality, surpassed only by their impeccable comic timing.

    Tickets are priced at £30-£38 and discounts are not available.

    To book, call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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    Oct
    2022
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

     

    No one can resist the energy of The Black Blues Brothers in their acrobatic tribute to the legendary cult movie.

    Expect jaw- dropping balancing acts, acrobatics with fire and human pyramids as The Black Blues Brothers use every chair, table and coat rack as part of their breathtaking routines!

    Set in a nightclub, reminiscent of the Cotton Club, a vintage radio blasts out all of your favourite hits from the film, including Gimme Some Lovin’, Sweet Home Chicago and Soul Man.

    Everybody needs someone to love, and The Black Blues Brothers need you, you and you to get up and get down with them!

    Tickets are priced at £30.50. To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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