*****Change of date***** **the Awesome ArtSpace Christmas Party** now on Thursday 8th December Save the date

ArtSpace Christmas Party

 Thursday 8th 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!

A new way to help keep ArtSpace open – our GoGetFunding Page

ArtSpace is made possible by our lovely supporters who give their time to volunteer at ArtSpace.

Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. We are an entirely volunteer run organisation and work hard to raise money to keep going. We run a Friends of ArtSpace Scheme for regular donors

However it is now possible to make a one-off donation . Help someone find company, confidence and creativity. Art is for Everyone!

Check our  Giving Page for more details or just

Click here to Donate

 

 

Be a Friend to ArtSpace

For a donation of a few pounds each month, you can join our lovely Friends of ArtSpace who help keep us open. This will help to secure ArtSpace’s future for the whole community. There will also be benefits and discounts for members.

Our recommended amount is £3 per month but you are welcome to contribute another amount if you prefer. The easiest way is for members to set up their own standing order using online banking, if you have this facility, made payable to:

The Co-operative Bank, Sort Code 08-92-99
Macclesfield Community Artspace
Acc No 65625527

Alternatively, pick up a form at ArtSpace or email  MaccCommArtspace@mail.com  and we’ll send you one.

Please also contact John at sambajohn1@yahoo.com or on 07522 019454, giving your name, telephone number, email address, amount and dates of payment. This is important so that he can complete your registration and check that the funds arrive safely.

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

ArtSpace’s Giant Wheel for the Tour of Britain 2016

Did you see our giant moving Artwork for the Tour of Britain cycle race?
Made at Macclesfield Community ArtSpace by a team led by John Hartshorn.
It was powered by 155 schoolgirls from the King’s School in Macclesfield, together with several teachers, local artists and ArtSpacers plus 2 town councillors.
Many thanks to Jean Westbrook, Macclesfield Town council, Arighi Bianchi, Country Carpets and
Extraspecial thanks to the Friends of Victoria Park, who allowed us to use their lovely Bowling Green as a venue.
Click the link for a video  TourOfBritain1 ArtSpace’s Giant Wheel
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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!

Star Light Star Bright, First Star I see tonight.

We’re really getting excited at ArtSpace as our La Lune: The Moon Rising Community Star nears completion.  It will be by far the biggest star to come out of the “Star Factory” that has taken over ArtSpace in recent months.

The Macclesfield creatives have nearly finished creating the points, techy stuff is taking place and we’re working on the finishing touches.

Here are a few more peeks at some of the detail on the points.

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La Lune

Barnaby Festival presents its biggest ever theatre performance, the magical family show The Astronomer’s Story was on Sat 18 and Sun 19 June. Christ Church, Macclesfield was 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 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 and 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!

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!

“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.”