What’s On

There’s lots happening at Macclesfield Museums – whether it’s the latest cinema releases, classical music performances or learning a new skill at one of our popular workshops.


Matthew Sharp, cello/baritone Saturday 13th April

Matthew Sharp, cello/baritone Saturday 13th April

Mozart Clarinet quintet | Schubert Erlkönig | Schubert Nacht und Träume | Schubert Die Forelle | Schubert String quintet

The now traditional NCO soloists concert in April features regular string quartet who will be joined this year by principal clarinet, Liz Jordan and one of our Associate Artists, baritone and cellist, Matthew Sharp.

The concert opens with Mozart’s magnificent Clarinet quintet, a piece redolent of the golden warmth of Così fan Tutte.

The two works were composed almost side by side it seems and the original sketch for the finale of the quintet became “Ah, lo veggio”.

Matthew Sharp, an extraordinary musician and performer, will then make an appearance first as baritone soloist for a selection of Schubert songs, before then reappearing with cello in hand after the interval to join the NCO soloists for a performance of Schubert’s C major string quintet, the slow movement of which, Artur Rubinstein famously described as depicting “the entrance to Heaven”.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 13th April 7.30 – 9.30pm

LOCATION

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

BOOKING TICKETS

Please visit their website ncorch.co.uk

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

French Beading for Beginners Thursday 23rd April

French Beading for Beginners Thursday 23rd April

In this 3 hour workshop you will be taught by award winning accessory designer Heidi Reid, to use a bead spinner to load and weave seed beads into beautiful petal shapes for use in ornament or accessory making.

All materials and light refreshments are included.

DATE & TIME

Thursday April 23rd 10-1pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, 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

Ceramics for beginners Saturday 27th April

Ceramics for beginners Saturday 27th April

In this 2 hour workshop you will be learn a range of skills in working with clay including techniques of surface decoration.

You will make a set of four coasters or tiles using the skills you have learned. These will then be fired, glazed and fired again ready for you to use in your homes.

This class is aimed at beginners and will cover the basics in working with clay.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 27th April 10am – 12noon

LOCATION

In the cafe space at the Silk Museum, Macclesfield SK116TJ Refreshments will be provided

PRICE & BOOKING

The price is £36 per person. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL!
For more information and to book please email [email protected]

Note: during the class you will be working with buff stoneware clay rather than porcelain so results will vary from the image used for this event.

 

Learn to Crochet Workshops Saturday 4th May

Learn to Crochet Workshops Saturday 4th May

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.

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 & tea/filter coffee.

DATE & TIME

Workshop 1: 10.30am -12.30  Workshop 2: 1.30 – 3.30pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

Cost £25 per person

Places are limited and book up quickly

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

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Come join us for our annual fun night fundraiser of Chippy Tea followed by Donkey Derby.

DATE & TIME

Wednesday 8th May, 6.30pm for 7pm. Booking Essential.

LOCATION

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

TICKET PURCHASE

Tickets are £8 each including fish and chips and drink.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect on the day.

 

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

 

 

Learn to Peyote Stitch Thursday 9th May

Learn to Peyote Stitch Thursday 9th May

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

In this 5 hour 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

Thursday May 9th 10-3pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

This workshop costs £45.00

All materials, tuition, and light refreshments are included. Suitable for 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
Needle Felted Sheep Pin Cushion Thursday 9th May

Needle Felted Sheep Pin Cushion Thursday 9th May

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt a Sheep Pin Cushion and will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft, which is also a little addictive 🙂
The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting.

DATE & TIME

Thursday 9th May 6 – 9pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £30 (the full amount will secure your place)

To book a place please email: [email protected]

Due to the sharp needles used, this activity is suitable for over 16’s only

Beginners Ceramics - Make a Pinch Pot Saturday 11th May

Beginners Ceramics - Make a Pinch Pot Saturday 11th May

In this 2 hour workshop you will be learn a range of skills in working with clay including techniques of pinching to form a bowl or dish and a range of decorative techniques

This class is suitable beginners and will cover the basics in working with clay, also alright for people that have tried before and want another go!

DATE & TIME

Saturday 11th May 10am – 12 noon

LOCATION

In the cafe space at the Silk Museum, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ Refreshments will be provided

PRICE & BOOKING

The price is £36 per person

PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
For more information and to book please email [email protected]

Flower Crown Workshop Saturday 18th May

Flower Crown Workshop Saturday 18th May

Learn to make your own beautiful handmade flower crown, perfect for summer festivals, hen parties or the finishing touch to your wedding outfit.

Be inspired by a bounty of high quality silk flowers and foliage and create your own unique design, you will learn how to structure your crown for shape, variety and fit. Select your flowers from a wide range of colours to suit your taste and style. All materials are included in the price of this workshop.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 18th May 10am – 12 noon

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£36.00 per person

To book contact – [email protected]

Needle Felt Bear Workshop Saturday 25th May

Needle Felt Bear Workshop Saturday 25th May

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt a Bear from carded wool, and will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft, which is also a little addictive.

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

DATE & TIME

Saturday 25th May 10am – 4pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £45 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]

Due to the sharp needles used, this activity is suitable for over 16’s only

Sewing in the Sixties! Saturday 15th June

Sewing in the Sixties! Saturday 15th June

Join Costume Historian & Dressmaker Meridith Towne as she delves into her 1960s sewing box and delights in a home dressmaking journey through the decade.

Rediscover the wonders of bri-nylon, crimplene and Simplicity patterns. With a whole wardrobe of original home made garments to see from Cindy dolls fashion to beach wear you will wish you were still sewing in the sixties!

DATE & TIME

Saturday 15th June at 2pm. Followed by tea, coffee and delicious cake.

LOCATION

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

TICKET PURCHASE

Tickets are £8 per person or £6 per person for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect on the day.

 

With grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Needle Felt Mouse in Bucket Saturday 22nd June

Needle Felt Mouse in Bucket Saturday 22nd June

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt an incredibly cute Mouse peeping out of a little metal bucket – using carded wool and learning about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft, which is also a little addictive.

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

Cake and Tea/Coffee provided, but you will need to bring a light lunch.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 22nd June 10am – 4pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £45 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]

Due to the sharp needles used, this activity is suitable for over 16’s only