Autumnal activities and events at West Park

Autumnal activities and events at West Park

West Park Museum will be open on Saturday 19th October, 2.30-4.30pm, West Park Museum plays host to a talk from the Swythamley Historical Society: How Macclesfield got its Panda, the fascinating story of Courtney Brocklehurst, the man who bagged our panda in 1935. The talk includes photographs and the remarkable story of Brocklehurst’s time on the front in World War One.

Admission is free, with a £5 donation welcome for the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Museum.

Cinemac Listings

Cinemac Listings

The Latest film releases at Cinemac.

LOCATION
The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT.

PRICES & TICKETS

Visit their website cinemac.org.uk

Needle felted Wren workshop Saturday 19th October

Needle felted Wren workshop Saturday 19th October

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt a Wren on a bobbin and you will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft that produces amazing creations.

The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting… which you will definitely want to.

Tea, coffee and cake are provided, however you will need to bring a light lunch.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 19th October, 10.00 – 4.00pm.
LOCATION

Makers Place in the Silk Museum on Park Lane in Macclesfield

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £50 and payment in full will secure your place (payments will only be refunded if attendee’s can provide 2 weeks notice, an alternative date may be offered if space allows)

To book a place please email: [email protected]

This activity is suitable for over 16’s.

Learn to Crochet Workshops Saturday 19th October

Learn to Crochet Workshops Saturday 19th October

Crochet for beginners – Aimed at complete novice/refresher level.

This workshop will teach you how to hold the yarn and hook correctly, making chain stitches and treble stitches, giving you the skills to make a Granny Square; a super versatile first project.

Warning: taking this workshop can lead to an addiction of gorgeous yarns and a relaxed, calm mind. Learning to crochet will make you feel less stressed, very creative and fantastically proud of your skills!

There will only be 2 places per workshop so that I can devote a high level of tuition and attention to you.

I will provide all materials & equipment for the purpose of the workshop as well as a lovely piece of cake & refreshments.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 19th October

Workshop 1: 10.30am – 12.30

Workshop 2: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

Cost only £25 per person Places are limited and book up quickly

To secure your place & arrange payment contact Lisa by email:
[email protected] Fee is refundable up to 7 days before the workshop

Crochet Reuseable Eco-friendly Face Pads Friday 25th October

Crochet Reuseable Eco-friendly Face Pads Friday 25th October

These gorgeous eco-friendly cotton face scrubbies are ideal to help reduce waste and reuse to help save the impact of plastics on our planet.

These face wipes make up really quickly and are great for all the family, they especially make the perfect, thoughtful gift all year round, paired with a lovely soap that you’ve bought at an artisan market.

This workshop is aimed at people new to crochet, with basic knowledge and those beyond. Not suitable for people who cannot crochet.

We will begin with flat round circles, then move on to the puffy ones shown in this picture. You will pick up lots of useful tips, tricks and nifty know-how, and be in great like minded company too!

The yarn I’ll be supplying will be 100% cotton in a variety of colours, from neutrals, pastels to brights, so everyone can enjoy their perfect colour combos.

I will provide all materials & equipment for the purpose of the workshop (including written pattern and chart to take home) as well as a lovely piece of cake & refreshments. (Because of the time of day, you are welcome to bring a light packed lunch should you wish).

DATE & TIME

Friday 25th October, 12-3pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£30 per person. Places are limited and book up quickly

To secure your place & arrange payment contact Lisa by email:
[email protected] Fee is refundable up to 7 days before the workshop

FREE Halloween Code Club Saturday 26th October

FREE Halloween Code Club Saturday 26th October

Book a place now for our FREE spooky Halloween Code Club on Saturday 26th October!

Join us at the Old Sunday School and learn how to code through creepy computer activities.

If you have a laptop, ideally please bring on the day. If you don’t have a laptop – we have 4 available. Please contact us and pre-book to use one.

Suitable for ages 6 – 10 years.

Parents are welcome to stay and join in, or drop off and return after the session.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 26th October 1pm – 2.30pm

LOCATION

The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

PRICE & BOOKING

FREE WORKSHOP 10 spaces available – BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Please email [email protected] or call the Silk Museum on 01625 612045 to book your place.

 

Crochet Christmas Baubles Monday 4th November

Crochet Christmas Baubles Monday 4th November

These gorgeous Christmas decorations are so fun to make, you won’t want to stop!

This workshop is aimed at people new to crochet, with basic knowledge and those beyond. Not suitable for people who cannot crochet.

The yarn I’ll be supplying will be 100% cotton in a variety of colours, from neutrals, pastels to brights, so everyone can enjoy their perfect colour combos.

I will provide all materials & equipment for the purpose of the workshop (including written pattern to take home) as well as a lovely piece of cake & refreshments. (Because of the time of day, you are welcome to bring a light packed lunch should you wish).

DATE & TIME

Monday 4th November, 12-3pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£30 per person. Places are limited and book up quickly

To secure your place & arrange payment contact Lisa by email:
[email protected] Fee is refundable up to 7 days before the workshop

Raphael Wallfisch, cello | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 9th November

Raphael Wallfisch, cello | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 9th November

Holst – St Paul’s Suite | Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo Theme | Weinberg – Cello Concertino op 42 | Schubert – Symphony no 5

Raphael Wallfisch, one of the most distinguished solo cellists of our time, has for a number of years been President of the NCO. He plays Tchaikovsky’s original version of the Rococo Variations, which marries the expressive and virtuosic power of the instrument.

Raphael gives the UK premiere of the concertino by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a contemporary of Shostakovich who surpassed his friend in the quantity of symphonies and quartets he composed. His work has recently been gaining recognition from critics and audiences alike.

Trombonist Gustav Holst shows the perfection of his string writing in the St Paul’s Suite, making characterful use of folk tunes.

We end with the ever fresh 5th Symphony by the youthful Schubert.

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 9th November, 7.30-9.30pm

LOCATION

The Auditorium, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

PRICE & TICKETS

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

Tickets: £22 stalls, £17 gallery | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free To purchase, and further details, click here 

 

Ceramics for Beginners: Christmas Decorations Saturday 9th November

Ceramics for Beginners: Christmas Decorations Saturday 9th November

FULLY BOOKED

Get yourself into the festive spirit with this workshop. You will be provided with the tools, materials, techniques and guidance to design and make your very own Christmas Decorations!

You will learn basic skills of wedging, rolling and cutting out clay shapes as well as a variety of decoration techniques.

Pre-booking onto this workshop is essential
£36 per person
Refreshments included

Return of the Poets Wednesday 13th November

Return of the Poets Wednesday 13th November

‘Return of the Poets’ Come and join the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for an entertaining evening of poetry featuring Phil Poyser, Mark Rawlins and Nick Begg.

The evening also includes refreshments and a raffle.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday 13th November at 7.30pm

LOCATION

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

PRICE & BOOKING

£8 per person. The ticket includes refreshments.

Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door.

BECOME A FRIEND

For further information about the benefits of joining the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage, contact [email protected]

 

Needle Felt Robin Workshop Saturday 16th November

Needle Felt Robin Workshop Saturday 16th November

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt a Robin and you will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft that produces amazing creations.

The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting… which you will definitely want to.

Tea, coffee and cake are provided, however you will need to bring a light lunch.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 16th November, 10.00 – 4.15pm
LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £50 and payment in full will secure your place (payments will only be refunded if attendee’s can provide 2 weeks notice, an alternative date may be offered if space allows)

To book a place please email: [email protected] This activity is suitable for over 16’s.

Crochet Beautiful Earrings on Silver Ear Wires Saturday 16th November

Crochet Beautiful Earrings on Silver Ear Wires Saturday 16th November

These are a ‘must have’ for you and perfect gifts for friends and family.

This workshop is aimed at people new to crochet, with basic knowledge and those beyond. Not suitable for people who cannot crochet.

The yarn I’ll be supplying will be 100% cotton 2py in a variety of colours, from neutrals, pastels to brights, so everyone can enjoy their perfect colour combos. You will require good eyesight.

I will provide all materials & equipment for the purpose of the workshop (including written pattern and chart to take home) as well as a lovely piece of cake & refreshments. (Because of the time of day, you are welcome to bring a light packed lunch should you wish).

DATE & TIME

Saturday 16th November, 12-3pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£35 per person. Places are limited and book up quickly

To secure your place & arrange payment contact Lisa by email:
[email protected] Fee is refundable up to 7 days before the workshop

 Handmade Papercut Notebook Workshop Wednesday 20th November

Handmade Papercut Notebook Workshop Wednesday 20th November

During this workshop, you will create a hand bound decorative paper notebook with your own papercut quote design on the front.

We will create a simple saddle stitched notebook then design a quote that will be papercut into the front cover.

A variety of decorative handmade paper and binding threads will be available for you to use so that you can create something super unique.

All fabrics, materials and equipment needed to make your notebook will be provided.

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday 20th November, 6.30-9pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£35 per person. Full payment is required on booking.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+

To book your spot, email Gemma at [email protected]

Crochet Reuseable Eco-friendly Face Pads Friday 22nd November

Crochet Reuseable Eco-friendly Face Pads Friday 22nd November

These gorgeous eco-friendly cotton face scrubbies are ideal to help reduce waste and reuse to help save the impact of plastics on our planet.

These face wipes make up really quickly and are great for all the family, they especially make the perfect, thoughtful gift all year round, paired with a lovely soap that you’ve bought at an artisan market.

This workshop is aimed at people new to crochet, with basic knowledge and those beyond. Not suitable for people who cannot crochet.

We will begin with flat round circles, then move on to the puffy ones shown in this picture. You will pick up lots of useful tips, tricks and nifty know-how, and be in great like minded company too!

The yarn I’ll be supplying will be 100% cotton in a variety of colours, from neutrals, pastels to brights, so everyone can enjoy their perfect colour combos.

I will provide all materials & equipment for the purpose of the workshop (including written pattern and chart to take home) as well as a lovely piece of cake & refreshments. (Because of the time of day, you are welcome to bring a light packed lunch should you wish).

DATE & TIME

Friday 222nd November, 12-3pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£30 per person. Places are limited and book up quickly

To secure your place & arrange payment contact Lisa by email:
[email protected] Fee is refundable up to 7 days before the workshop

Needle Felted Seal and Penguin Workshop Saturday 23rd November

Needle Felted Seal and Penguin Workshop Saturday 23rd November

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt a Seal and a Penguin from carded wool, you will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft that produces amazing creations.

The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting… which you will definitely want to.

Tea, coffee and cake are provided, however you will need to bring a light lunch.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 23rd November, 10am – 4pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £50 and payment in full will secure your place (payments will only be refunded if attendee’s can provide 2 weeks notice, an alternative date may be offered if space allows)

To book a place please email: [email protected] This activity is suitable for adults and young people over 16 years.

Crochet Beautiful Earrings on Silver Ear Wires Friday 6th December

Crochet Beautiful Earrings on Silver Ear Wires Friday 6th December

These are a ‘must have’ for you and perfect gifts for friends and family.

This workshop is aimed at people new to crochet, with basic knowledge and those beyond. Not suitable for people who cannot crochet.

The yarn I’ll be supplying will be 100% cotton 2py in a variety of colours, from neutrals, pastels to brights, so everyone can enjoy their perfect colour combos. You will require good eyesight.

I will provide all materials & equipment for the purpose of the workshop (including written pattern and chart to take home) as well as a lovely piece of cake & refreshments. (Because of the time of day, you are welcome to bring a light packed lunch should you wish).

DATE & TIME

Friday 6th December, 12-3pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£35 per person. Places are limited and book up quickly

To secure your place & arrange payment contact Lisa by email:
[email protected] Fee is refundable up to 7 days before the workshop.

Nicholas Daniel, oboe | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 7th December

Nicholas Daniel, oboe | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 7th December

Handel – Concerto Grosso op 6 no 12 | Vaughan Williams – Oboe Concerto | Shostakovich – Chamber Symphony op 110a | Mozart – Adagio and Fugue | Vivaldi – Violin Concerto RV199 ‘Il Sospetto’

We’re pleased to welcome back Nicholas Daniel, who has played many times for us in past seasons; surely among the greatest of BBC Young Musician winners.

Vaughan Williams wrote his Oboe Concerto in 1944 at the age of 72 while composing his opera The Pilgrim’s Progress. It has a symphonic feel about it while at the same time virtuosic and beautifully lyrical.

Shostakovich wrote his 8th string quartet in Dresden over only 3 days in 1960. It’s an intensely personal piece, using a 4 note motif made from his name while quoting from a number of his own works. There is an incredibly bleak landscape contrasted with terrifying sounds of war.

Following this we have Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue in C minor, the adagio alternately dramatic and quite beautiful, preceding a fugue he had composed earlier for two pianos.

The concert begins and ends with baroque: Handel’s B minor concerto grosso contains one of his loveliest tunes – the E major Larghetto e piano, and Vivaldi’s C minor concerto is one of his finest.

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 7th December,  7.30-9.30pm

LOCATION

The Auditorium, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

PRICE & TICKETS

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

Tickets: £22 stalls, £17 gallery | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free To purchase, and further details, click here 

Needle Felted Robin Workshop Saturday 7th December

Needle Felted Robin Workshop Saturday 7th December

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt a Robin and you will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft that produces amazing creations.

The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting… which you will definitely want to.

Tea, coffee and cake are provided, however you will need to bring a light lunch.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 7th December, 10.00 – 4.15pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £50 and payment in full will secure your place (payments will only be refunded if attendee’s can provide 2 weeks notice, an alternative date may be offered if space allows)

To book a place please email: [email protected] This activity is suitable for over 16’s.

Handmade Cork Embroidered Notebook Workshop Tuesday 6th December 

Handmade Cork Embroidered Notebook Workshop Tuesday 6th December 

During this workshop, you will create a hand bound cork notebook with your own embroidered quote design on the front.

We will create a simple saddle stitched notebook then design a quote that will be stitched into the front cover.

A variety of cork fabric and embroidery threads will be available for you to use so that you can create something super unique.

All fabrics, materials and equipment needed to make your notebook will be provided.

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+

DATE & TIME

Tuesday 6th December  6.30-9.30pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£35 per person. Full payment is required on booking.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+

To book your spot, email Gemma at [email protected]

 

Learn to Crochet Workshop Saturday 11th January 2020

Learn to Crochet Workshop Saturday 11th January 2020

Crochet for beginners – Aimed at complete novice/refresher level.

This workshop will teach you how to hold the yarn and hook correctly, making chain stitches and treble stitches, giving you the skills to make a Granny Square; a super versatile first project.

Warning: taking this workshop can lead to an addiction of gorgeous yarns and a relaxed, calm mind. Learning to crochet will make you feel less stressed, very creative and fantastically proud of your skills!

There will only be 2 places per workshop so that I can devote a high level of tuition and attention to you.

I will provide all materials & equipment for the purpose of the workshop as well as a lovely piece of cake & refreshments.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 11th January 2020

Workshop 1: 10.30am – 12.30

Workshop 2: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

Cost only £25 per person. Places are limited and book up quickly

To secure your place & arrange payment contact Lisa by email:
[email protected]

Fee is refundable up to 7 days before the workshop

Colin Currie, percussion | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 18th January 2020

Colin Currie, percussion | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 18th January 2020

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Kurt Schwertsik Now you hear me, now you don’t
Delius Two Aquarelles
Dvořák Serenade for Strings op 22

Our first concert of the New Year brings a programme that begins and ends with two great string serenades. The much abused term masterpiece must unquestionably be applied to Mozart’s Little Night Music, composed towards the end of his short life.

Dvorák’s Serenade, in five movements, contains a waltz, a scherzo and one of his loveliest slow movements. The high-spirited finale eventually returns to the benign calm of the opening section, giving an arch-like structure to the whole piece.

We welcome the marvellously talented Scottish percussionist, Colin Currie. He is playing an entertaining piece by contemporary Viennese composer Kurt Schwertsik, whose works are characterised by his particular exploration of tonality, musical irony and humour.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 18th January 2020, 7.30 – 9.30pm

LOCATION

The Auditorium, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

PRICE & TICKETS

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

Tickets: £22 stalls, £17 gallery | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free To purchase, and further details, click here 

 

Quiz Night Wednesday 12th February 2020

Quiz Night Wednesday 12th February 2020

The ever popular annual Quiz Night is back!

Make your own team of 4 or just come along on the night.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday February 12th at 7.30pm

LOCATION

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

PRICE & BOOKING

Tickets cost £6 per person or £5 for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage members. Includes tea and cake refreshments.

Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door.

BECOME A FRIEND

For further information about the benefits of joining the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage, contact [email protected]

 

Martin James Bartlett, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 15th February 2020

Martin James Bartlett, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 15th February 2020

Rossini – String Sonata no 4 | Mozart – Piano Concerto K271 ‘Jeunehomme’ | Sibelius – Suite Champêtre | Mozart – Symphony no 33 in B flat

Winner of the BBC Young Musician competition in 2014, Martin James Bartlett, who previously appeared with the NCO in 2016, returns to Macclesfield. He plays Mozart’s early masterpiece composed in Salzburg when he was 21, which Alfred Brendel called “one of the greatest wonders of the world” and Alfred Einstein dubbed “Mozart’s Eroica.”

Rossini was only twelve years old when he wrote his delightful string sonatas. These are scored for an ensemble of violins, cellos and double bass (no violas!). Sibelius’ Suite Champêtre is a light-hearted pastoral piece full of rustic charm.

The concert concludes with Mozart’s Bb symphony, composed in Salzburg in 1779. A gravely beautiful slow movement, sprightly outer movements – the minuet was a later addition – show his usual masterful use of the wind.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 15th February 2020, 7.30-9.30pm

LOCATION

The Auditorium, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

PRICE & TICKETS

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

Tickets: £22 stalls, £17 gallery | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free To purchase, and further details, click here 

Benjamin Powell, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 21st March 2020

Benjamin Powell, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 21st March 2020

Mozart – Divertimento in F K138 | Tchaikovsky – Elegy | Shostakovich – Concerto no 1 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra | Handel arr. Manson – Violin sonata in D | Mozart -Divertimento in D K251

Pianist Benjamin Powell joins us in Macclesfield for an evening bookended with Mozart divertimentos. He plays Shostakovich’s first piano concerto, written in 1933, which sees the trumpet in frequent dialogue with the piano.

Preceding the Shostakovich is Tchaikovsky’s Elegy, and we also hear our composer in residence and double bass player James Manson’s take on Handel’s Violin sonata in D.

DATE & TIME

Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30-9:30pm

LOCATION

The Auditorium, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

PRICE & TICKETS

Tickets: £22 stalls, £17 gallery | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free To purchase, and further details, click here 

Please note that this concert originally featured violinist Chloë Hanslip as soloist.

History Wardrobe: Secret Life of Knitting Saturday 7th March 2020

History Wardrobe: Secret Life of Knitting Saturday 7th March 2020

The History Wardrobe presents ‘The Secret Life of Knitting: Spies, Codes, Cuddles & Survival’.

Journey beyond the basic knit-one-purl-one to learn more about the amazing history of knitwear and crochet. From Egyptian socks and Royal vests to playful ponchos and radical yarn bombing!

DATE & TIME

Saturday 7th March 2020. 10am  tea, coffee and cakes followed by presentation at 11am.

LOCATION

The Auditorium, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

PRICE & BOOKING

Tickets cost £15 per person or £10 for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage members. Includes tea and cake refreshments.

Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or Macclesfield Visitor Centre. Or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door.

BECOME A FRIEND

For further information about the benefits of joining the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage, contact [email protected]

 

Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists Saturday 18th April 2020

Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists Saturday 18th April 2020

Beethoven – String Quartet in B flat op 130/133 | Beethoven – Septet

In celebration of the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth, our traditional annual NCO Soloists concert gives our principal players the chance to enjoy some of the limelight and features two of his most celebrated chamber works.

Beethoven’s String Quartet op 130, played in the original version with the massive and notorious Grosse Fuge as finale, is the most substantial of the late great quartets, which mystified audiences of that time.

The Septet, scored for clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass, is one of Beethoven’s most successful and popular works – an uplifting piece of music that is rewarding and enjoyable for the musicians and audience alike.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 18th April, 7.30-9.30pm

LOCATION

The Auditorium, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

PRICE & TICKETS

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

Tickets: £22 stalls, £17 gallery | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free To purchase, and further details, click here 

Meridith Towne: The Victorian Dressmaker Saturday 25th April 2020

Meridith Towne: The Victorian Dressmaker Saturday 25th April 2020

Gorgeous gowns, fantastic frills, dramatic decoration and luscious lace abound in this talk celebrating the skill of the Victorian dressmaker.

Celebrate the sumptuous styles of the era whilst sparing a thought for the women who made them.

Meridith Towne, Costume Historian & Dressmaker, will show what the seamstress wears to make a lady’s fabulous new frock with original examples on display for you to study and admire.

Followed by Tea coffee and delicious cake.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 25th April 2020, 2pm

LOCATION

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

PRICE & BOOKING

Tickets cost £12 per person or £10 for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage members. Includes tea and cake refreshments.

Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door.

BECOME A FRIEND

For further information about the benefits of joining the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage, contact [email protected]

 

 

Silkopoly Wednesday 13th May 2020

Silkopoly Wednesday 13th May 2020

Join Beryl Footman and the  Friend’s for a fun night of ‘Silkopoly’ – Macclesfield’s version of Monopoly!

Pass Go and buy up the whole of Macclesfield in one night! – Evening includes tea cakes and a Cognac Raffle.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 7.30pm

LOCATION

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

PRICE & BOOKING

Tickets cost £6 per person or £5 for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage members. Includes tea and cake refreshments.

Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane, or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door.

BECOME A FRIEND

For further information about the benefits of joining the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage, contact [email protected]

Anthony Marwood, violin | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 16th May 2020

Anthony Marwood, violin | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 16th May 2020

James Manson – New Commission | Haydn – Symphony no 101 in D major ‘The Clock’ | Beethoven – Violin Concerto op 61

Superb British violinist Anthony Marwood is equally at home playing the great concertos, chamber music and pioneering new works. We eagerly await his interpretation of Beethoven’s Olympian Violin Concerto.

The concert begins with a new piece specially composed by our principal double bass player and resident composer, James Manson. Previous
compositions heard in Macclesfield, Meeting at Nisqueunia and Softly Pleads my Song were very well received.

Haydn was 61 when he visited London for the second time and must have revelled in the huge popularity he had there. His D major symphony has a large-scale grandeur alongside sophisticated wit and broad humour together with his inexhaustible inventiveness.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 16th May, 7.30-9.30pm

LOCATION

The Auditorium, Old Sunday School, Roe Street, SK11 6UT

PRICE & TICKETS

On general sale Monday 1 July 2019. Season ticket renewals and Friends should call 0161 247 2220.

Tickets: £22 stalls, £17 gallery | Full Time Students and Under 18s Free To purchase, and further details, click here 

The Silk Road Wednesday 10th June 2020

The Silk Road Wednesday 10th June 2020

Join Sue Mason for a fascinating evening exploring the Silk Road.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday 10th June, 7.30pm.
LOCATION

Room TBC in 2020 – The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

PRICE & BOOKING

Tickets cost £6 per person or £5 for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage members. Includes tea and cake refreshments.

Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane, or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door.

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The Art Society at the Silk Museum

The Art Society at the Silk Museum

The exhibition looks at the work of a fantastic group of volunteers from the Arts Society and their help in rediscovering a collection of Point Paper Designs.

We have recently rediscovered a collection of point paper designs, used by local mills in the textile manufacturing process. These objects had not been touched in decades.

The Art Society are helping with: documenting, condition checking and photographing these wonderful objects, bringing life back into this collection once again.

Through this display you will explore the wonderful work of the Art Society at the Silk Museum and discover a selection of the point paper designs, chosen by the volunteers. This is the first time these objects have ever been displayed.

DATE & TIME

From now until the end of August 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ