8 sleeps to the Awesome ArtSpace Christmas Party: Thursday 8th December 2016

ArtSpace Christmas Party 2016

 Thursday 8th December 7 till 11 pm @ ArtSpace

Only 8 sleeps folks, tickets are the same price as last year: £15 and are availableat ArtSpace.

There will be Live music from  Lonesome George and Sambamba, the usual super Buffet (this year we’re hoping to include hot food), cash Bar, Party Entertainments and Cake (there’s always Cake at ArtSpace!)

So get out your glad rags and dancing shoes  and start practicing shapes to throw on the dance floor!  Be there or be somewhere else 🙂

For tickets, email us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com, or drop in to ArtSpace when we’re open and leave your name, contact details and £15 per person with any of the duty volunteers.

If you want to guarantee sitting with your friends let us know asap and we will reserve you a table.

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Samba Percussion Workshop Sunday 27th November 2016 11 till 4

This Sunday 27th November, from 11am till 4pm John is running a fundraising,  Back to Basics, Samba Percussion Workshop

The Workshop is suitable for beginners, improvers and experienced players who want to try a new instrument.

£10 per person.  Please let John know you are coming sambajohn1@yahoo.com.

The workshop is at ArtSpace, hot drinks, squash and biscuits will be available, please bring your lunch.

Macclesfield Potato Riot Re-enactment, next open meeting 7th December 2016 7pm

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.

The next open meeting is at Artspace on Wednesday 7th December 7:00pm – 8:30. Theres lots to catch up on and lots to plan so hope to see you all there. Feel free to invite anyone along. Well be starting to sign people unto community actor roles for the street theatre as well as sorting out all sorts of other behind the scenes jobs.

Don’t forget tickets for the Feast are now on sale on the website.

Macclesfield Community Artspace, 2nd floor, Heapy St, Macc SK11 7JB.

The Awesome ArtSpace Christmas Party: Thursday 8th December 2016

ArtSpace Christmas Party 2016

 Thursday 8th December 7 till 11 pm @ ArtSpace

Nearly there folks, tickets are the same price as last year: £15 and will be available from Tuesday 22nd November.

There will be Live music from  Lonesome George and Sambamba, the usual super Buffet (this year we’re hoping to include hot food), cash Bar, Party Entertainments and Cake (there’s always Cake at ArtSpace!)

So get out your glad rags and dancing shoes  and start practicing shapes to throw on the dance floor!  Be there or be somewhere else 🙂

For tickets, email us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com, or drop in to ArtSpace when we’re open and leave your name, contact details and £15 per person with any of the duty volunteers.

If you want to guarantee sitting with your friends let us know asap and we will reserve you a table.

Jimmy Cauty’s #AdpRiotTour has landed in Macclesfield and the power is on

We’re on folks, power connected and already attracting attention. Come on down to Exchange Square near B&M and take a peep.

Housed in a graffitied 40ft shipping container, The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (or the #AdpRiotTour) is a miniature world full of irreverent, post-apocalyptic scenes created by artist Jimmy Cauty (from 90s duo The KLF). This artwork was originally part of Banksy’s Dismaland Experience in Weston-super-Mare in 2015 and was shown at the Royal Academy in London this summer. This unorthodox artwork will be outside B&M Bargains in Macclesfield from Tuesday 15th to Monday 21st November to continue the town’s cultural revolution. The container is internally lit from 11am-7pm so visitors can view the interior townscape through the peep holes all around.

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Photo credit Jimmy Cauty.

There will also be free, anarchic activities and happenings by local artists on the square alongside the container.  Following the launch activities at 6:30pm on Tuesday, these are mainly on Wednesday 16th ( 2 pm till 4pm ) and Saturday 19th ( 11am till 7pm ) however in the way that it does, anarchy is prone to dislike timetables and may pop up in Exchange Square at any time during the #AdpRiotTour visit to Macclesfield.

Look out for music, riotous poetry, symbol painting and placard workshops.   Join in with street games, choral poetry and a 90’s Rave.    Take the opportunity to improve an  “old master”, modify the outside of the container and experience street performances.

On a more serious note, consider the causes of riots: respond poetically adding to our #AdpRiotTour poem or practically by helping to build a food barrier to be donated to our local food bank.

Macclesfield qualified as a venue for #AdpRiotTour  because of our own Luddite Potato Riot in 1812.  We will be re-enacting this on April 13th 2017.  Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website for information and details of how to join in

The container will be located in Exchange Street Car Park, Macclesfield SK11 6UZ

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Jimmy Cauty’s #AdpRiotTour coming to Macclesfield 15th to 21st November 2016

Housed in a graffitied 40ft shipping container, The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (or the #AdpRiotTour) is a miniature world full of irreverent, post-apocalyptic scenes created by artist Jimmy Cauty (from 90s duo The KLF). This artwork was originally part of Banksy’s Dismaland Experience in Weston-super-Mare in 2015 and was shown at the Royal Academy in London this summer. This unorthodox artwork will be outside B&M Bargains in Macclesfield from Tuesday 15th to Monday 21st November to continue the town’s cultural revolution. The container is internally lit from 11am-7pm so visitors can view the interior townscape through the peep holes all around.

There will also be free, anarchic activities and happenings by local artists on the square alongside the container.  Following the launch activities at 6:30pm on Tuesday, these are mainly on Wednesday 16th ( 2 pm till 4pm ) and Saturday 19th ( 11am till 7pm ) however in the way that it does, anarchy is prone to dislike timetables and may pop up in Exchange Square at any time during the #AdpRiotTour visit to Macclesfield.

Look out for music, riotous poetry, symbol painting and placard workshops.   Join in with street games, choral poetry and a 90’s Rave.    Take the opportunity to improve an  “old master”, modify the outside of the container and experience street performances.

On a more serious note, consider the causes of riots: respond poetically adding to our #AdpRiotTour poem or practically by helping to build a food barrier to be donated to our local food bank.

Macclesfield qualified as a venue for #AdpRiotTour  because of our own Luddite Potato Riot in 1812.  We will be re-enacting this on April 13th 2017.  Visit the dedicated Macclesfield Potato Riot Website for information and details of how to join in

The container will be located in Exchange Street Car Park, Macclesfield SK11 6UZ

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Hidden Loss Exhibition 4th–18th November 2016, open this weekend 12 noon till 2pm

Don’t forget, ArtSpace is open this Remembrance weekend from 12 noon till 2pm for our Hidden Loss exhibition

Next week we are open usual ArtSpace hours including our new winter Thursday afternoon 12 till 5 session.

The works in this mixed media exhibition are the fruit of the ArtSpace  Hidden Loss Project.

The project, prompted by the 100th anniversary of the first world war, takes a different perspective on WW1, exploring less commonly noticed impacts of war: The Hidden Losses.

The exhibition gives personal and group responses to the theme of Hidden Loss.  Some works address the effects of the privations of war on the home front, when shortages affected food and other supplies and women were needed in the factories.  A group work considers the working animals used on the front line.  The exhibition juxtaposes origami cranes of hope with an intricate model of the destruction left in the landscape by the trenches.

Exhibition opening hours:

Mondays 7th and 14th November 7 – 9pm

Tuesdays 8th and 15th November 12 noon – 9pm

Wednesdays 9th & 16th November 2 – 4 & 7 – 9pm

Thursdays 10th & 17th November 1 – 5pm

Fridays 11th & 18th November 2-4pm

Saturday 12th  Nov 12 noon – 2pm

Sunday 13th Nov 12 noon – 2pm