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

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ArtSpace Christmas Party

Saturday 13th December, 7:30pm to 11pm at ArtSpace

Break out your dancing shoes, put on your glad rags, come and party like its between the wars, to the accompaniment of our bands

Pastry Shoes and The Rumblestrutters.

 Buffet, Cash Bar, Present Tombola, Festive Fun, Sambamba.

 

£10 per head, entry by pre-booked ticket only,

get yours quickly as we are restricted to 100 tickets only.

 Please advise us of any dietary requirements when paying for your tickets.

Tickets available from ArtSpace on Tuesdays 12noon till 9pm, sambajohn1@yahoo.com  07733 410477

Or get in touch via facebook or our website macclesfieldcommunity artspace.com

Tables can be pre-booked, just let us know how many are in your party

Hidden Loss – January Workshop sessions.

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.

THEMES MIGHT INCLUDE:

Conscientious Objection

Execution for desertion

Women on the Home Front

‘Surplus’ women

Lasting loss – death, disability, mental ill-health

Campaigns for peace

January Sessions

Group meetings are Monday January 19th 7 – 9p.m & Wednesday  January 21st 2 – 4p.m)

Don’t forget you can drop in before this on Mondays 7-9pm and Wednesdays 2-4pm to work on your ideas.  Jill and others come in most weeks to work on the project. In December Jill hopes to be there Mondays 1st, 8th and 15th December, 7 – 9p.m and Wednesdays 3rd, 10th and 17th December, 2p.m.

2nd floor, Arsenal Mill, Heapy Street, Macclesfield

ALL WELCOME – no experience necessary. No charge.

Telephone 07964674872 for further details.

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Moving the Soul – Dance Workshop

Sadly due to there not being enough numbers to run this it has been cancelled.

SUNDAY, 23rd November 2014  2-4pm

2nd floor, Sutton mill, Heapy street, Macclesfield, SK11 7JB

£7 – includes REFRESHMENTS
by Salli Ward, Drama & Movement Psychotherapist B.A.(Hons), PGDip, M.A.

The workshop explores connections between you, your feelings, your actions and the spaces you move in, playing with patterns of movement and dance.
You will experience gentle clarity through conscious expression of the unconscious.
In addition there will be cake.
Take time out to tell your story as you feel it – for yourself, no-one else.

All over 16s are welcome – including women and men, people with disabilities & Deaf people, people with mental health challenges, people who can’t dance for toffee, people who WILL dance for toffee and people who fancy something a bit different.

Picture for illustration purposes only – you won’t have to do this!

Advance booking necessary – to book or make enquiries:

Email MaccCommArtspace@mail.com or telephone 07964674872

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.

THEMES MIGHT INCLUDE:

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.

Hidden Loss Paint

Tea and Talk

Tea and Talks has come to a close for now.  Many thanks to Salli for all the wonderful cake and interesting speakers!

 

 

A chance to sip tea out of a proper cup and eat delicious home-made cakes in great company. Half way in there will be a short talk – next time it’s

‘Deaf Awareness’ – a presentation by sign language native Lisa (accompanied by an interpreter).

 £3 per person to help fund Artspace

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Includes 20 minute talks by various speakers on huge variety of interesting & entertaining topics

ALL WELCOME

Previous talks:

5th October : “How to play the Harmonica or do absolutely anything” with Liam Ward

July 6th: History through a Window by local historian Matthew  Hyde.

June 1st – Telling tales by story-teller Lavinia Murray

4th MAY ‘WHEN GALAXIES COLLIDE’ BY MEGAN ARGO

 http://www.rigel.org.uk/ , http://www.twitter.com/astromeg

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Here are some words from a participant:

How very English – afternoon tea (Earl Grey no less), lashings of cake and cream plus a scientific discourse to stimulate the grey matter.  Not the Lit and Phil or the Royal Society but the May “Tea and Talk” at Macclesfield Community ArtSpace.

Dr Megan Argo, astrophysicist from Jodrell Bank (megan.argo@gmail.com and @AstroMeg) amazed and wowed us with a brief traverse across the universe taking in the processes of stars being born then dying and galaxies forming and then colliding all with some stunning illustrations from optical and radio telescopes – our heads were spinning (like the stars it seems) – only the tea and cakes kept us down to earth!

We were assured that although our own sun will die and the Milky Way (our very own galaxy) will collide with the Andromeda Galaxy (yes, we’re doomed, all doomed!) we have anything between 5 and 10 billion years to wait – so no need to programme it into your Smart Phone just yet !

Quite apart from all these long term hazards there is also the not impossible prospect of falling into a black hole (all galaxies have one at the centre) so there is no escape even if we master intergalactic space travel.  We face the prospect of being stretched to infinity in a few seconds – the trick is apparently to just stay at the rim of the black hole and not enter it…..simples…..all we need is a Tardis !

After all that astrophysics the tea and cakes were devoured with enthusiasm born of genuine scientific inquiry – something to do with mass, gravity and (Art)space.