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  • Fri
    Venues across Macclesfield

  • Tue
    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!

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  • Thu
    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!

  • Fri
    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.

  • Fri
    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

    Orchestrations and Additional Music by Chris Nightingale


  • Wed
    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.