Sketchcrawl takes place on Treacle Sunday, the last Sunday of the month.

We meet near the Town Hall at about 10 am but if you like a lie-in and want to come along later just look out for people drawing and they can direct you to Patty who will have sketchpads and pencils for anyone who just rocks up on the day and fancies having a go.

People can roam round the whole market and draw whatever takes their fancy, either lots of quick sketches or a more sustained drawing.

We usually gather together about 12 and go for a brew and a ‘show and tell’.  It’s good fun to chat about what everyone has done and compare notes and most people enjoy that social side of it.  The whole session is very friendly and informal – why not come along and have a go?  The last outdoor sketchcrawl will be in October but it’s been suggested we could carry on if we were to find some indoor venues.  If anyone has suggestions for venues please do contact us via the website or our facebook page.

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Vocal Workshops Sing Along

Learn to sing – or improve your singing

 With Clarissa

 At one of her free taster sessions at ArtSpace
(Please make a small donation to ArtSpace if you can)

Saturdays 20th and 27th September from 10.00 to 12.00

Clarissa is a professional singer, with a career spanning almost a decade already at the age of 19. Now coaching people to sing Clarissa loves to use her extensive performing knowledge and vocal techniques to help people of all ages achieve their singing goals in a friendly, fun environment.

Clarissa’s 2 solo albums have raised thousands for charity. Her pure and stunning voice has already brought pleasure all over the UK, appearing on TV for BBC Alba, Channel M TV and also appearing in TV commercials. As well as her own radio show, Clarissa has already been compared to Celine Dion! Her recent cover of a no.1 hit was stated by a music industry executive as being even better than the original international artist.

Interested? Come along and try it!!!


For all ages and abilities, don’t worry if you’ve done little or no singing before.  Come and learn to build your ability, meet new people and have some fun!

Hidden Loss – Launch Tuesday September 23rd

World war 1 commemoration project

An opportunity to explore less common themes of war loss and personal perspectives through artistic creation.

Help create a Hidden Loss banner and/or work with other artistic media such as papier mache, origami and carpentry.

The project includes an optional 10-session programme with professional artistic guidance.


Conscientious Objection

Execution for desertion

Women on the Home Front

‘Surplus’ women

Lasting loss – death, disability, mental ill-health

Campaigns for peace

Launch event: September 23rd 2014, 6.30p.m.

Come along and find out what’s happening.  (The first group meetings are Monday October 6th 7 – 9p.m & Wednesday 15th October 2 – 4p.m)

2nd floor, Arsenal Mill, Heapy Street, Macclesfield

ALL WELCOME – no experience necessary. No charge.

Telephone 07964674872 for further details.

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Quiz Friday September 26th

Friday 26th September 7:00-9-00pm at Artspace. Gather some friends or family and join us for another extravaganza of question rounds and activities – this is no ordinary quiz, we’ll test you to the limits of human knowledge, skill and endurance (well you might not know all the answers or be able to play The Great Escape on a kazoo). Teams of 4 or 6 or another number, £3 per player, book early to be sure of your place as this is fast becoming the world’s most popular event. Bring a picnic and drinks for your team to share.

To book a place call or txt John on 07522 019454 or mail me at

Quarterly Gathering – Celebrate 1 year at the Mill!

ArtSpace 1st Birthday Gathering

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ArtSpace has now been in its Heapy Street premises for a whole year and we’ve come a long way in that time. Come and join us there on Tuesday 9 September, 7-9pm, to celebrate with cake and punch! See a review of what we’ve done so far, hear about exciting new upcoming projects and funding, and find out how you could make the most of the opportunities ArtSpace offers. The event will be the first of new quarterly Gatherings, open to anyone who is involved or just interested in ArtSpace.