Chinese New Year Event:Feb 2nd 2019

ArtSpacers are making several contributions to the Town Council’s Chinese New Year event this Saturday February 2nd.  Janet and her team have made a Giant Pig (for the Chinese year of the pig) and a Dragon for the Parade.  They will leave the Market Place at 11:45 and parade down to the United Reformed Church.

Meanwhile two of our Print Mill artists Jacki and Becca, have worked  with local schools on two art installations “A Whisper of Moths” and “Great Wall of Friendship”   The installations will be on view in the URC after the parade, where from 12 noon there will also be free stuff going on, music workshops, tasting of Chinese food, and arts and crafts.  Please come and look at all the lovely stuff.

Everyone is most welcome to join in the parade.

Parade briefing from the Town Council:

  • Arrive outside the Town Hall at 11:30
  • Parade will set off for the URC, Park Green at 11:45
  • All children in the parade MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • please bring along shakers and noisy instruments to scare away last year’s evil spirits!
  • If you would like to dress up in line with the Chinese theme, please do.
  • If the weather is wet etc. please take extra care underfoot.

Come and play 🙂





Saturday 22nd April 2018:  ArtSpace will be providing St George and Dilys the ArtSpace Dragon as part of the St George’s Day Community event and Parade in Macclesfield Town Centre

Saturday 16th June 2018: Barnaby Parade


Thursday April 13th: Macclesfield Potato Riot re-enactment and feast

 Autumn 2016 at ArtSpace

ArtSpace has been a hive of activity, preparing a Large scale art installation for Victoria Park, for the tour of Britain cycle race – a giant bike wheel! – did you see us on the TV on September 6th?

We’ve got a packed Autumn for you at ArtSpace, with 1 more exhibition, a quiz, workshops and activities and not one but 2 Christmas events!

Here is a peek at our programme: more details will be up shortly

Date Event/ activity Type of event or activity
1st – 16th October Private view 30th September 6-9pm ArtSpace Autumn Exhibition

Open Sat 15th 12-3 and Sun 16th 11 till 3

Retrospective Multimedia Art Exhibition, showcasing ArtSpace artists especially artworks produced at ArtSpace over the last 3 years.

Free (donations invited)

Postphoned watch this space Sewing Sunday The return of ArtSpace’s own fun Sewing Bee

£5 returnable booking fee

Saturdays 22nd & 29th October

9.30 – 5 both days

Creative Writing course

Inspirational two-day writing workshop to unblock the barriers to your creativity.  Builds confidence and fluency and helps you write fiction, journals, articles, memoirs, life experiences and blogs. Suitable for all levels.

£90 for both days – payable to Macclesfield Community Artspace

Please book to ensure a place

Friday, 28th October

7 – 9.30p.m.

Quirky Quiz 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 ‘picnic’ to share with your team.

In the car park in Exchange Street car park (near Tesco and B&M) 14th – 21st November Jimmy Caulty ADP Installation from Dismaland Come along and have a look at this piece from the famous Banksy initiative – Dismaland. Anarchic (but secretly fun!) activities each day



4th – 18th November Hidden Loss Exhibition A mixed media exhibition that takes a different perspective on WW1, exploring the less explored losses and impact of the war.

Free (donations invited)

22nd November

7.30 – 8.30

Introduction to Calligraphy Learn the basics of calligraphy just in time to perfect your Christmas messages.

All materials provided but bring your own italic pen and ink if preferred.

Free (donations invited)

Booking not necessary but it helps to know how many pens we need!

Sunday 27th November Back to Basics, Samba Percussion Workshop: Fundraiser This Sunday 27th November, from 11am till 4pm John is running a fundraising,  Back to Basics, Samba Percussion Workshop:suitable for beginners, improvers (and experienced players who want to try a new instrument). £10 per person.  Please let John know you are coming
Thursday 8th December Christmas Party £15 per person – includes buffet, live music and entertainment

Bar available

A great night suitable for all!

Please book in advance