ArtSpace on the Radio!

Canalside radio link

Jill and Patty from ArtSpace now do a regular round-up of the local arts scene on Canalside Community Radio.  Early birds can tune in at 9 am on Sunday mornings or, if you prefer a lie-in, catch it at 7.45 pm on Mondays.  We’ll keep you in touch with what’s happening at ArtSpace as well as all the other events, shows and exhibitions going on locally.  If you want us to publicise what you’re doing (or even come along and talk about it yourself!) then get in touch with us here or on our Facebook page or contact Canalside direct – office@thethread.org.uk

Friday 9th December 2016 **the Awesome ArtSpace Christmas Party** Save the date

ArtSpace Christmas Party

 Friday 9th December 7 till 11 pm @ ArtSpace

Save the date folks!

The stage is empty at present, we’re bound to fill it with some superb live music.

No firm details yet, there will be music, dancing, food and liquid refreshment, entertainments, Cake ( there’s always Cake) and also a strong possibility of Samba🙂

So put it in your diaries, watch this space for updates and start practicing shapes to throw on the dance floor!

Two more points of the La Lune star

On Wednesday two more points of the Star were reaching their final stages.

The group led by Patty Callaghan exploring Loss, were decorating their star point with images and text.

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Later on St Paul’s Beavers, who have been working with Diana Hamilton came to see their star point.  I asked one young gentleman, how they had made the exciting traces below.IMG_1481

Apparently the tracks are the orbital paths of painted marbles, rolling inside containers against the dark of space.

The children have also been screen printing spacy inages down at the Print Mill on Mill street.  IMG_1478

The Beavers have added more shiney stars to their screen prints and started sticking their creations onto the star point.  We’re looking forward to the finished point!

La Lune

Barnaby Festival presents its biggest ever theatre performance, a magical family show The Astronomer’s Story on Sat 18 and Sun 19 June. Christ Church, Macclesfield is transformed into the secret laboratory of a mysterious astronomer who discovers the secret of bringing the moon and stars down from the heavens and fills the town with starlight. But the town is in great peril because he doesn’t know how to send them back. Will you help him?

The Astronomer’s Story is the gateway to the La Lune adventure, where the families of Macclesfield are called upon to save the town!  The ‘spellbinding’ 45 minute show runs at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm and 6.30pm on both 18th and 19th June. TICKETS £6 (limited number for Macc residents), full price tickets £8. Don’t miss it!

The story of La Lune continues during the week with lots of FREE La Lune events check out  http://barnabyfestival.org.uk/la-lune/ for details

La Lune culminates in

 La Lune: The Moon Rising

On Saturday June 25th 8:45 pm till 9:30 pm

The spectacular culmination of the week long La Lune adventure.   To save the town and make the moon rise, bring your friends, bring your families, bring your stars to Christ Church lawns. Our astronomer may return, bringing amazing sights to behold – but only if the whole town gathers.

Stay up past bedtime, just this once, because curious and beautiful things can happen as the summer sun sets…

Macclesfield Community ArtSpace is pleased to be working with Wild Rumpus on a Giant Star to be part of the The Moon Rising, come along on the 25th June and see what we’ve been up to!

Fill the town with Stars: Friday 17th June

ArtSpace is full of Stars.  Big ones, small ones, stars made by individuals, stars made by groups, brightly coloured and mono chrome: Fabric, foam, wooden, plastic, paper and mosaic.  Stars singular, stars in strips, on strings or bunting, they are everywhere!  we’re running out of places to store them.

Come along tomorrow and help us fill the town with them.

If you want to help with this lovely La Lune community project, pop into ArtSpace between 10am and 4pm tomorrow (Friday 17th June) to join in.

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Yet more La Lune loveliness

Its really hotting up at ArtSpace, and another of the points of the giant Community Star for La Lune’s Free closing spectacle on Saturday June 25th is taking shape.

Year 5 at Ashgrove Primary school have completed their images and Artist Jackie was adding them to the star point yesterday.

Here’s a little peep, can you guess what our theme is?

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Barnaby Festival presents its biggest ever theatre performance, a magical family show The Astronomer’s Story on Sat 18 and Sun 19 June. Christ Church, Macclesfield is transformed into the secret laboratory of a mysterious astronomer who discovers the secret of bringing the moon and stars down from the heavens and fills the town with starlight. But the town is in great peril because he doesn’t know how to send them back. Will you help him?

The Astronomer’s Story is the gateway to the La Lune adventure, where the families of Macclesfield are called upon to save the town!  The ‘spellbinding’ 45 minute show runs at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm and 6.30pm on both 18th and 19th June. TICKETS £6 (limited number for Macc residents), full price tickets £8. Don’t miss it!

The story of La Lune continues during the week with lots of FREE La Lune events check out  http://barnabyfestival.org.uk/la-lune/ for details

La Lune culminates in

 La Lune: The Moon Rising

On Saturday June 25th 8:45 pm till 9:30 pm

The spectacular culmination of the week long La Lune adventure.   To save the town and make the moon rise, bring your friends, bring your families, bring your stars to Christ Church lawns. Our astronomer may return, bringing amazing sights to behold – but only if the whole town gathers.

Stay up past bedtime, just this once, because curious and beautiful things can happen as the summer sun sets…

Macclesfield Community ArtSpace is pleased to be working with Wild Rumpus on a Giant Star to be part of the The Moon Rising, come along on the 25th June and see what we’ve been up to!

 

Watz da Point (of Community Engagement Projects)?

Thank you to all of you who joined in with Jean Westbrook’s La Lune Star point, now known as “Watz da Point (of Community Engagement Projects)?”

People, newly inspired by The Macclesfield Brick Project, were reminded also of THE even BIGger CARDIGAN and BANNER750 as well as all the amazing projects going on all the time at Macclesfield Community Artspace. If you want to see the final “Watz da Point” art work come along to Gather at the Moon Rising – part of the Barnaby Festival La Lune Event on Saturday 25th June at Christ Church, Great King Street. 8.45 pm.

Here’s a sneak preview🙂

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Saturday Star Point

ArtSpace has made a giant 5 pointed star to be used as part of “The Moon Rising” the closing spectacle of the wonderful La Lune story.

In three workshops last week Jane from ArtSpace visited the Hurdsfield Community Library to get ideas and images for decorating the Hurdsfield point of the star.

Our star point started off with the title “The Faces of Hurdsfield”, however during the workshops a complementary theme, echoing the Community group’s logo of “Hands” developed so this point represents “The Faces (and Hands) of Hurdsfield”

Answering the question “What does Hurdsfield look like?” Residents came up with a variety of images: the brave produced self portraits or had their photos taken, to be turned by the magic of technology into black and white drawings: some contributed drawings and pictures of local landmarks such as the Library and local CO-OP: shyer residents drew round their hands so we could link everything together.IMG_1415

Many of the hands were contributed by the Reception class from Hurdsfield Community Primary School on their visit to take out Library books.  On closer examination it appears that they may have been joined by extraterrestrial visitors as some hands have less than the usual number of fingers!

Here are some pictures of the progress made at the last workshop on Saturday 11th June.

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Many thanks to  Samantha, Adele and Steve from the Hurdsfield Community Group for all their help, especially with the cutting out and outlining of the hands.

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We were even captured on film by Wild Rumpus’ roving photographer Annie.

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Thursday 9th June Workshop

On Thursday we started to stick our images on the Hurdsfield star point

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Saturday 4th June Workshop

Youthful images of the Faces of Hurdsfield, from the first workshop

 

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Barnaby Festival presents its biggest ever theatre performance, a magical family show The Astronomer’s Story on Sat 18 and Sun 19 June. Christ Church, Macclesfield is transformed into the secret laboratory of a mysterious astronomer who discovers the secret of bringing the moon and stars down from the heavens and fills the town with starlight. But the town is in great peril because he doesn’t know how to send them back. Will you help him?

The Astronomer’s Story is the gateway to the La Lune adventure, where the families of Macclesfield are called upon to save the town!  The ‘spellbinding’ 45 minute show runs at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm and 6.30pm on both 18th and 19th June. TICKETS £6 (limited number for Macc residents), full price tickets £8. Don’t miss it!

The story of La Lune continues during the week with lots of FREE La Lune events check out  http://barnabyfestival.org.uk/la-lune/ for details

La Lune culminates in

 La Lune: The Moon Rising

On Saturday June 25th 8:45 pm till 9:30 pm

The spectacular culmination of the week long La Lune adventure.   To save the town and make the moon rise, bring your friends, bring your families, bring your stars to Christ Church lawns. Our astronomer may return, bringing amazing sights to behold – but only if the whole town gathers.

Stay up past bedtime, just this once, because curious and beautiful things can happen as the summer sun sets…

 

Macclesfield Community ArtSpace is pleased to be working with Wild Rumpus on a Giant Star to be part of the The Moon Rising, come along on the 25th June and see what we’ve been up to!

 

Thursday progress on the Hurdsfield Star point

ArtSpace has made a giant 5 pointed star to be used as part of “The Moon Rising” the closing spectacle of the wonderful La Lune story.

on Saturday and Thursday Jane from ArtSpace visited the Hurdsfield Community Library to get ideas and images for decorating the Hurdsfield point of the star.

Working with Hurdsfield Community Group, on the theme “The Faces of Hurdsfield” Jane is asking the question “What does Hurdsfield look like?”

We are now starting to put the faces of Hurdsfield on our point, there’s still time to add your image.  If you are too shy to put your face on or draw a portrait: then just come and draw round your hand

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Below are some youthful images of the Faces of Hurdsfield, On Saturday morning (11th June) Jane will be calling again to finish collecting imges from local residents.

 

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Barnaby Festival presents its biggest ever theatre performance, a magical family show The Astronomer’s Story on Sat 18 and Sun 19 June. Christ Church, Macclesfield is transformed into the secret laboratory of a mysterious astronomer who discovers the secret of bringing the moon and stars down from the heavens and fills the town with starlight. But the town is in great peril because he doesn’t know how to send them back. Will you help him?

The Astronomer’s Story is the gateway to the La Lune adventure, where the families of Macclesfield are called upon to save the town!  The ‘spellbinding’ 45 minute show runs at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm and 6.30pm on both 18th and 19th June. TICKETS £6 (limited number for Macc residents), full price tickets £8. Don’t miss it!

The story of La Lune continues during the week with lots of FREE La Lune events check out  http://barnabyfestival.org.uk/la-lune/ for details

La Lune culminates in

 La Lune: The Moon Rising

On Saturday June 25th 8:45 pm till 9:30 pm

The spectacular culmination of the week long La Lune adventure.   To save the town and make the moon rise, bring your friends, bring your families, bring your stars to Christ Church lawns. Our astronomer may return, bringing amazing sights to behold – but only if the whole town gathers.

Stay up past bedtime, just this once, because curious and beautiful things can happen as the summer sun sets…

 

Macclesfield Community ArtSpace is pleased to be working with Wild Rumpus on a Giant Star to be part of the The Moon Rising, come along on the 25th June and see what we’ve been up to!

 

“To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of Macclesfield and the surrounding area the provision of community facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants, in particular but not exclusively by delivering a range of creative arts and community projects.”

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