Hearty Arty: our new project

We’re  really pleased to announce a new initiative at ArtSpace, Hearty Arty. Please see the details below and let us know if you’d like to get involved in any way:

Hearty Arty is Artspace’s latest project to support people’s well-being. It uses art to encourage physical and mental fitness and explores the connection between them all. Activities will be a combination of art and fitness – but the fitness aspect will be very gentle and mainly walking – with a bit of good food included. It will include regular walks with an artistic theme and explore different types of artistic expression based at Artspace.

Expertly led gentle fitness support and exploratory art sessions, samples of food and guided local walks will be available and a counsellor will be on hand for general and specific support.Everyone is welcome to join and we especially welcome anyone with vulnerable mental health or prone to loneliness or anxiety.

We also need people who can offer support on the walks, in the art sessions or in producing and advising on good food. If you have an empathetic ear, relevant practical skills or are just happy to muck in wherever necessary please let us know by emailing us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694

The project will run throughout the week but most events will happen on Thursdays and some Saturdays starting at the end of February. Details of an open launch meeting will follow in a couple of weeks.
Look forward to seeing you Hearty Artists!
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Macclesfield Potato Riot Actors’ Workshop: Saturday 11th February 10:30am @ Macclesfield Library

Hi all, we are holding our first riot actors workshop at Macclesfield Library on Saturday 11th Feb 10:30am -12:30pm. We’ll be getting into the swing of things with some warm ups, going over the story and starting to sort out who is going to take on which role.

There’s lots of different characters, some speaking and some not, so there should be something for everyone. Sam Medway will be leading the session and helping to get people into the right role for them.

Do invite friends and family to get involved too as we still need lots more community actors.

Please will you can drop John an email (sambajohn1@yahoo.com) to let him know if you can make it (or not) to the workshop at the library on the 11th.

Oh and don’t forget its Potato Riot Tuesdays every Tuesday between 12:00noon and 9:00pm at Artspace where we are making props, building sets and sorting out all of the events management stuff. The kettle is always on!

A bit of background information:
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 Tuesday 7th Febuary 7:00pm – 8:30. There’s lots to catch up on and lots to plan so hope to see you all there. Feel free to invite anyone along. We’ll 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.

Potato Riot Tuesday: Tuesdays 12 noon to 9 pm @ArtSpace

From now until Thursday 13th April, every Tuesday  at ArtSpace is Potato Riot Tuesday!  We’re busy making set, props and costumes for our free street theatre event re-enacting the 1812 Macclesfield Potato Riot on April 13th.  We need lots of help, no experience is necessary and it’s a lot of fun 🙂

Come along between 12 noon and 9 pm to:

ArtSpace: 2nd Floor, The Arsenal, Sutton Mill, Heapy Street, Macclesfield Cheshire. SK11 7JB

Drop in to meet people, have a cuppa, make stuff, share ideas, bring donated resources and work on potato riot sets, props and costumes, using the space, materials, tools and computers.

If you can’t make Tuesdays or want to carry on with your project during the week, you can arrange to come in to work on stuff on another day/time too. Check our opening times page.

email us MaccCommArtSpace@mail.com, or leave a message on our answerphone 01625 440694  we check it during duty sessions

ArtSpace in January 2017 – new opening times, Fabric Fanatics and Sunday Samba

Hi folks, Happy New Year and a reminder that ArtSpace re-opens tomorrow Monday 9th January at 7 pm.

We’re open everyday during the week but we’ve some slight alterations to drop in times for the new year:

We will no longer have a regular session on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm however will be open for a new session on Thursday afternoon from 12 noon till 5 pm instead.

All other general drop in times remain the same:

Monday 7 to 9 pm

Tuesday 12 noon to 9 pm

Wednesday 1 to 5 pm

Thursday 12 noon to 5 pm

Friday 2 to 4 pm.

Due to the change in opening times, the Fabric Fanatics group is moving to Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 8:30pm, the first session is this Tuesday 10th January and I’m informed that there will be Cake 🙂

Other ArtSpace groups are running as normal, however Sunday Samba does not start until Sunday 22nd January as John and Salli are still navigating their way back up the canal system from the wilds of Worcester!.

See you soon for Creativity and Cake!

 

Macclesfield Potato Riot Re-enactment, next open meeting 11th January 2017 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 11th January 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. We’ll 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.