Launch event, ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition: Friday 30th September 6 till 9 pm

ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition 1st to 16th October 2016


Launch event Friday 30th September 2016 @ArtSpace, 6 till 9 pm,

You are cordially invited to our private view at Macclesfield Community ArtSpace, come and help us celebrate the Art in our Space, with cake and liquid refreshment!

A Retrospective Multimedia Art Exhibition, showcasing ArtSpace artists especially artworks produced at ArtSpace over the last 3 years. Artworks large and small from tiny papier mâché birds through large acrylic works on board, to our giant La Lune Community Star.

Art by individuals, ArtSpace groups and the wider community.

If you can’t make it on Friday, the exhibition will be up until 16th October during normal ArtSpace opening hours, check our opening times page for details


ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition: 1st to 16th October 2016

ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition 1st to 16th October 2016
Private view 30th September 2016, 6 till 9 pm

ArtSpacers, have you made something at ArtSpace in the three years we’ve been at Heapy street?  Would you like it to be part of our retrospective multimedia exhibition?

If so please bring it along to ArtSpace and show it to Jane by Tuesday 27th September 7pm or email an image and description to us at .

The Art can be large or small in any media, just bring it along and we’ll try to fit it in.  We reserve the right to refuse any artwork that is judged to be unsafe or offensive.

If there is too much to fit in our space this time, we will pick the art that works best for this exhibition, unsuccessful artworks will have another chance in the new year.

Jane will be at ArtSpace  Monday 26th September 2 till 4pm, Tuesdays 20th and 27th   1 till 7pm and Wednesday 21st  7 till 9pm to receive your work.

We’ll also be appropriating any artworks abandoned (or stored) at ArtSpace  that we like the look of to put in the show! Here’s a peep at some we found today when looking round.


If you don’t fancy exhibiting, come along on the 30th September 2016 6-9pm for our launch event, or pop in to have a look when we’re open, from the 1st to the 16th October – We will be open some extra hours during this exhibition – please check the website or ArtSpace boards nearer the time.

ArtSpace Quirky Quiz, Friday 28th October 2016

The ArtSpace Quiz is back

Friday, 28th October, 7 – 9.30p.m.

Once again you are invited to attend as a team or team-seeker for this highlight in ArtSpace’s calendar – the quiz like no other! Intellectuals are welcome but cake connoisseurs, kazoo players and conundrum untanglers have all found their place at previous quizzes.

 £3 per person; bring a ‘picnic’ to share with your team.

For more information please contact John on 07522019454

Macclesfield Potato Riot presentations: Wednesday 28th September and Tuesday 4th October

On April 13th 1812 there was a riot in Macclesfield.  You can read about the original riot on the Luddite bicentenary website,  13th April 1812 Macclesfield Potato Riot
On April 13th 2017  Macclesfield Community Artspace is staging a re-enactment which will be a free street theatre event
of the riot followed by a ticketed public feast in the Market Square with the fabulous Sheelanagig performing on stage.
Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website to find out more.
The plan is in place and the band is booked. We are now holding a series of open meetings to raise awareness of the event and to recruit the hands that we need to make it all happen. Whether you are up for being Stage Manager, helping to set up the feast, building props, being an actor in the re-enactment or any of the hundreds of roles that will help to make this one of the towns premier events we’d love to have you on board. Why not come along to one of the open meetings just to find out what’s going on.
We are holding a presentation to introduce the event at 7:30 on Wednesday 28th September repeated at 7:30 on Tuesday 4th October at:
Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.

Unleash Your Writing Power


With Judi Goodwin, Saturdays 22nd and 29th October 2016, 9:30 am to 5 pm

As a special favour to ArtSpace the workshop is available at the bargain price of £90 for the two days (please ask about concessions).


Inspirational writing workshop to unblock the barriers to your creativity. Builds confidence and fluency in an atmosphere of fun and discovery.  An energy booster for all types of writing including fiction, journals, memoirs, life experiences, family history, articles and blogs.  Suitable for all levels of writing ability. Beginners particularly welcome.

Come and discover skills you already have (but don’t know it!) on this two day work

You will learn how to:

  • Lose your fear of the blank page
  • Make writing an enjoyable, fun experience
  • Write with increased fluency and ease
  • Gain confidence and avoid writer’s block
  • Write as easily as you speak
  • Communicate from the heart

Judi Goodwin is a full time trainer and coach with a background of over 30 years as a features journalist. She believes people learn faster when they’re having fun and many of her previous students have now published books, articles and blogs. She brings a whole person approach to learning, empowering her students to write with creativity, confidence and enthusiasm.

For bookings or more details contact John on 01625 440694 or 07522019454 or Judi Goodwin at or 01625 439000

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