Arts & Crafts

Arts & craft related events happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.

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  • Sat
    Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, City Centre, Manchester, M2 5PD

    Oasis at Maine Road © Jill Furmanovsky

    Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has endorsed and co-curated a new exhibition in Manchester celebrating the work of rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky.

    For the last 50 years, Jill Furmanovsky has been photographing music’s greatest icons. Now, for the first time, her work is the centrepiece of a fantastic retrospective exhibition ‘Photographing the Invisible’ at Manchester Central Library displaying some of her most famous works and hidden gems from her extensive archive.

    And as an extra bonus for Oasis fans, the exhibition is guest curated by Noel Gallagher and photo-historian Gail Buckland. The show, presented by, runs for ten weeks and features over 80 images. Subjects include Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, The Police, Bob Marley, Chic, The Rolling Stones, The Clash, The Cure, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, The Pretenders, Beyonce, to name just a few.

    Throughout the exhibition, visitors will be drawn into Jill’s unique relationship with her subjects and the emotive quality of her work. Bringing the stories behind the imagery closer, an audio tour narrated by Jill will be available for visitors to access through their own headphones.

    The highlights included her work in the 80s for the magazines like Smash Hits and The Face, taking on board how a more colourful and video-influenced medium music had become in the early MTV era.

    Yet it doesn’t take anything away from her ‘meditations from the pit’ that capture the sheer joy and exuberance of live photography, intimate on-the-road shoots carried out for the ‘inky’ music press of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. There are sensitive images of reclusive subjects such as Jeff Buckley, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan, as well as open-armed collaborations with Chrissie Hynde, Madness, and her greatest muse, Oasis, for whom Jill has dedicated a whole section of previously unseen images.

    The Oasis collection really highlights the obvious mutual respect between Jill and artists that has made her one of the most celebrated photographers of her time.

    As Noel Gallagher says of Jill: “All the great portraits, they’re shot with love and respect for the artists. She’s the best.”

    What makes the exhibition special is that it’s the first stop in an international tour, but launching in Manchester – a city which holds a special place in her own history due to the many local bands she has covered over her career, not only Oasis, but Buzzcocks, Joy Division, The Fall, and The Smiths.

    Cllr John Hacking, Executive Member for Skills, Employment and Leisure, said of the exhibition at Manchester’s Central Library: “Her connection with the city through her work with Manchester bands is clear and there is no better place to showcase her work than Manchester, a city which has such a rich and diverse music scene.”

    The exhibition is being sponsored by MPB, Hipgnosis Song Management Ltd and BIMM Institute Manchester and Yvonne Gordon.

    The exhibition is on first floor exhibition space, Manchester Central Library, 15th April – 24th June 2023, St Peters Square, City Centre, Manchester, M2 5PD

  • Tue
    The Royal Cheshire Show show ground, Clay House Farm, Flittogate Ln, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0HJ

    A wonderful celebration of the Cheshire countryside, agriculture, food & family fun, The Royal Cheshire County Show is delighted to be celebrating its 185th year in 2023.

    Discounted tickets for the show are available now, just click any of the Buy Tickets buttons on our website.

    Our attractions this year include over 3,000 animals to see & interact with, the Horse Show, the Sheep Show, the Food Hall & Food Live Theatre featuring esteemed chef Jean Christophe Novelli, Extreme Bike Battle, Atkinson Action Horses, the Cheshire Farmers Market, Shopping, Delicious local Food & much more including…

    For the first time in our history we are proud to present Live! At The Show. A special concert included in the ticket price for all those attending the Show on Tuesday June 20th. Featuring Odyssey, Katrina, Brother Beyond & 5 Star this is sure to be a wonderful way to round off your day at the Show & spend a Summer’s evening.

    Book your tickets for the 2023 Royal Cheshire County Show today & look forward to a wonderful day out at the Show!

    This year Cheshire Show - one day Mt Everest?

  • Fri
    Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, SY14 8AH

    Did you know that Taste Cheshire are involved with Deva Fest...

    Come and join us this August at the beautiful Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire for music and comedy across five stages, hand picked street food, the famous FREE-to-use fairground, street art and the best loos you will see at a festival as standard!

    We have headline sets from Will Young, Fleur East, Feeder, Morcheeba, Five, Symphonic Ibiza and Starsailor, a full line up of comedy including Paul Smith, Justin Moorhouse and Tez Ilyas, and stages filled with dance music, local artists and everything from blues and rockabilly to sea shanties and rock!

    With everything from circus workshops to gin tasting and water sports to parades come and find out why Deva Fest really is the ideal day out for ALL the family. We are easy to reach from North Wales, the North West, Midlands and beyond! Camping and glamping are available or you can bring your live in vehicle along.

    96.5% of guests who attended in 2022 said they would definitely recommend the event to a friend, so come and see what the excitement is about!

    As partners in the event we are also delighted to offer you an exclusive discount code - Type TASTECHESHIRE into the promo code box when you check out to receive 15% off your order! Head to to find out more

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