Cinemac Listings - The Old Sunday School

Cinemac Listings - The Old Sunday School

The home of Macclesfield’s much-loved neighbourhood cinema, Cinemac, showing the latest films and live satellite screenings using state of the art digital projection equipment, with a bar open 30 minutes before selected performances, serving tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits.

LOCATION

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

PRICES & TICKETS

To purchase tickets and keep up to date with Cinemac’s exciting programme of daily screenings visit their website cinemac.org.uk

Learn to Crochet Workshops January & February - The Silk Museum

Learn to Crochet Workshops January & February - The Silk Museum

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.

DATES & TIMES:

Saturday 11th January 10.30am – 12.30 or 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Friday 17th January 1.30-3.30pm

Saturday 18th January 10.30- 12.30pm

Friday 24th January 10.30am – 12.30 or 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 25th January 10.30am – 12.30 or 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 8th February 10.30am – 12.30 or 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 15th February 1.30-3.30 (one place remaining pm only)

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

Needle Felted Brown Bear Workshop Saturday 8th February - The Silk Museum

Needle Felted Brown Bear Workshop Saturday 8th February - The Silk Museum

Learn how to needle felt a gorgeous brown bear and you will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.

This is a fun and therapeutic craft that produces amazing creations, suitable for all skill levels.

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 8th February 10-4pm

LOCATION: The 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]

Learn Peyote Stitch Beading Wednesday 12th February - The Silk Museum

Learn Peyote Stitch Beading Wednesday 12th February - The Silk Museum

Learn how to Peyote Stitch with award winning accessory designer, Heidi Reid.

In this workshop you will be taught how to Peyote Stitch and will make a beautiful, seed bead bracelet to take away with you at the end of the session.

DATE & TIME: Wednsday 12th February 10.30-3.30pm

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

PRICE & BOOKING: This workshop costs £45.00. All materials, tuition, and light refreshments are included.

Suited to age 14+ years. You are advised to bring your own packed lunch as this is a 5 hour workshop.

Full payment is required to book your place – Email [email protected] to book

Quiz Night Wednesday 12th February - The Old Sunday School

Quiz Night Wednesday 12th February - The Old Sunday School

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]

FREE School Visit Taster Day Friday 14th February

FREE School Visit Taster Day Friday 14th February

This free, drop-in event is an opportunity for members of school staff to come and visit the museum. Visit the sites we use for school trips, the items that the children produce while on their visits, and the loan box materials we have recently revamped which are available to hire.

You can visit the Victorian School Room and cottage, see the Egyptian collection, take a tour of the Mill, and rummage through our updated loan boxes and handling materials.

Mill tours will take place at 10.00 am and 11.00 am.

To Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/school-visits-taster-day-tickets-89009320273

 

Martin James Bartlett, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 15th February - The Old Sunday School

Martin James Bartlett, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 15th February - The Old Sunday School

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 

Across the Sahara with Sir Philip & Lady Brocklehurst Saturday 22nd February - West Park Museum

Across the Sahara with Sir Philip & Lady Brocklehurst Saturday 22nd February - West Park Museum

Sir Philip Brocklehurst’s exploits in the Antarctic, when he sailed with Shackleton on the Nimrod, are relatively well documented. Less well known is the story of his journey across the Sahara by car from Algiers to Khartoum, accompanied by Lady Brocklehurst and George Gratton as mechanic.

The year was 1930 and the ‘Transsaharien’ people in Algiers tried to put them off; it was difficult to find the track, there was danger from sand storms and it was madness to attempt the crossing without wireless or guide. However, with eight tin tanks for water and 100 gallons of petrol on board, the adventure began on 27th January, in pelting rain on a road engineered by the Foreign Legion.

We are lucky to have access to a copy of Lady Brocklehurst’s diary along with wonderful photos taken on the 5,000 mile journey.

DATE & TIME: Saturday 22nd February, doors open at 2.30pm.

LOCATION: West Park Museum, Prestbury Road, Macclesfield SK10 3BJ

PRICE & TICKETS: Donation of £5 appreciated, in aid of the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Museum. Refreshments available.

Please note – no parking on-site. The nearest public car park is 6 minute walk away, Whalley Hayes SK10 1BS.

Benjamin Powell, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 21st March - The Old Sunday School

Benjamin Powell, piano | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 21st March - The Old Sunday School

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.

Handmade Cork Embroidered Notebook Workshop Tuesday 25th February - The Silk Museum

Handmade Cork Embroidered Notebook Workshop Tuesday 25th February - The Silk Museum

During this workshop, you will create a hand bound cork notebook with your own embroidered pattern or 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 25th February 6:30pm – 9pm

LOCATION: Makers’ Place, The Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING: £35 per person. Full payment is required on booking.

Book your spot at https://mantraandmoon.com/shop/handmade-cork-embroidered-notebook-workshop/

If you have any questions, please contact Gemma at [email protected]

Needle Felted Wren on a Bobbin Workshop Saturday 29th February - The Silk Museum

Needle Felted Wren on a Bobbin Workshop Saturday 29th February - The Silk Museum

Learn how to make a needle-felt 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, suitable for all skill levels.

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 29th February 10-3.45pm

LOCATION: The 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]

PRICE & TICKETS:

French Bead Your Own Earrings Workshop Saturday 29th February - The Silk Museum

French Bead Your Own Earrings Workshop Saturday 29th February - The Silk Museum

In this 2.5 hour workshop Heidi will teach you basic French Beading technique. You will learn how to use a bead spinner to load and weave seed beads into beautiful petal shapes for use in ornament or accessory making.

By the end of your workshop you will have made a pair of super stylish earrings to take home with you.

All materials and light refreshments are included.

DATE & TIME:  Saturday 29th February 10.30-1pm

LOCATION: Makers’ Place, The Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING: This workshop costs £30. Full payment is required on booking. Email [email protected] to book your place.

Floral Wreath Workshop Thursday 5th & Saturday 14th March - The Silk Musuem

Floral Wreath Workshop Thursday 5th & Saturday 14th March - The Silk Musuem

Join Becky for an evening of floral craft where you will learn to create your very own stunning floral door wreath.

Choose from a bounty of silk/faux flowers and foliage in a wide selection of colours and styles to suit your taste. You will learn how to create a beautiful floral wreath with all materials and tools provided.

This workshop is suitable for 16+ light refreshments will be provided, please let me know prior to the workshop of any dietary requirements.

DATES & TIMES: 

Thursday 5th March 6.30-9.30pm

Saturday 14th March 10.30-1pm

LOCATION: Makers’ Place, The Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING: The price of this workshop is £60. Full payment is required to secure your place, to book email:
[email protected]

History Wardrobe: Secret Life of Knitting Saturday 7th March - The Old Sunday School

History Wardrobe: Secret Life of Knitting Saturday 7th March - The Old Sunday School

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 £13 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]

 

Coptic Stitch Notebook Workshop Tuesday 17th March - The Silk Museum

Coptic Stitch Notebook Workshop Tuesday 17th March - The Silk Museum

During this workshop, you will create a beautiful hard back notebook bound using the Coptic Stitch binding technique.

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 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 17th March 6.30-9pm

LOCATION: Makers’ Place, The Silk Museum, Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING: £35 per person. Full payment is required on booking. Book your spot at https://mantraandmoon.com/shop/coptic-stitch-notebook-workshop/. If you have any questions, please contact Gemma at [email protected]

Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists Saturday 18th April - The Old Sunday School

Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists Saturday 18th April - The Old Sunday School

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 - The Old Sunday School

Meridith Towne: The Victorian Dressmaker Saturday 25th April - The Old Sunday School

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 - The Old Sunday School

Silkopoly Wednesday 13th May - The Old Sunday School

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 - The Old Sunday School

Anthony Marwood, violin | Northern Chamber Orchestra Saturday 16th May - The Old Sunday School

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 - The Old Sunday School

The Silk Road Wednesday 10th June - The Old Sunday School

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.

BECOME A FRIEND

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