Fabric Fanatics



Enjoy Sewing?

Then come along on Wednesday’s 7pm – 9pm at ArtSpace.

Meet up with fellow sewists to swop ideas, learn new things and work on your latest project in a friendly atmosphere over tea and cake!

Its FREE!  Any Sewist welcome (knitters and crocheters also very welcome).  All you have to want is to sew!

Bring a machine and your latest project or just yourself if you have neither but want/learn to SEW

 All welcome – whatever your level of skill,

knitters and crocheters also very welcome


ArtSpace is 1!

Macclesfield Community Artspace will be holding its first AGM on Tuesday, 22 April at 7.30pm, followed by a Forum session.

This will be an opportunity to look back at how far we’ve come already, share ideas about what we’d all like to make of ArtSpace and elect Trustees to carry it forward for the next year.

This is open to all who would like to have a say in ArtSpace’s future. Please come along to have your say, find out about past, present and future projects – or just share cake.

Easter Eggstravaganza Open Day Sunday 13th April


Sunday 13th April, 11 till 3  @  ArtSpace

 Spring Themed Craft Activities,

Easter Bonnet Competition,

Egg decorating,

Refreshments available.


Free entry

Small charge for activities and competition entry


Drop in and see what we’ve been up to this year

All welcome

Easter bonnet competition to be judged at 2 pm

Access is via stairs, there is a lift for those with mobility problems.  Under 16s and those who might need assistance must be accompanied by an adult.



Starting tonight at ArtSpace folks our first exhibition.

We’re hosting “Who do you see” a collection of self portraits by SUSO parachute members.  See poster for opening times.


Also on tomorrow is the Barnaby monthly open meeting from 8.


There will be no fabric fanatics tomorrow.


Tribal Gathering

If you are Interested in drumming then reserve your place at Tribal Gathering. On Sunday 23rd March 10:00 – 4:00 at the fantastic Artspace venue we will be using all the drums we can find to create our own sounds through the exploration of Afro-Brazilian and European blended rhythms. Conga, Djembe, Surdo, Snare and
all the hand-helds will combine to create a fusion of sounds from three continents. This is not so much a taught course, its a workshop in the truest sense but don’t worry if you are a beginner there will be help at hand. There will be plenty of instruments available and some basic rhythms to use as platforms to work from and to get your creative juices flowing. Bring your own drum or other instrument if you’d like to and bring your ideas to share.

£20 per person; £10 for Friends of Artspace members (for information about how to become a friend of Artspace or for more info call John Hartshorn on 07522
019454 or mail sambajohn1@yahoo.com )


Easter Quiz Friday 11th April

Did you miss the fabulous Quizmas Quiz at Artspace in December? Well don’t miss this one.

Friday 11th April 7:00-9-00pm at Artspace. Gather some friends or family and join us for another extravaganza of question rounds and activities – this is no ordinary quiz, we’ll test you to the limits of human knowledge, skill and endurance (well you might not know all the answers or be able to play The Great Escape on a kazoo). Teams of 4 or 6 or another number, £3 per player, book early to be sure of your place as this is fast becoming the world’s most popular event. Bring a picnic and drinks for your team to share.

To book a place call or txt John on 07522 019454 or mail me at  sambajohn1@yahoo.com


Parade Launch Tonight 7pm @ ArtSpace

TONIGHT at Macclesfield Community ArtSpace folks @ 7:00,
Workshop is open from 12 noon

The 2014 Barnaby Festival locomotive continues to gather pace as the Carnival Parade Launch Event – this year with an ‘Industry’ theme – takes place on Tuesday 4 March 2014.

Held at the Macclesfield Community ArtSpace in Sutton Mill, at the junction of Gunco Lane and Heapy Street, the two-hour tour of all things Carnival Parade starts at 7pm – and includes costume and float making demonstrations to boot! There’ll be stacks of ideas and sacksful of materials!

John Hartshorn, Parade Director says, “Whether you’d like to take part in the Carnival Parade, or create costumes and floats, the Parade team is on hand to help. Be it ideas, materials, support or workshop facilities where anyone and everyone can construct their push floats – Macc ArtSpace is your free community resource!”

He goes on to appeal to the creative spirit of the Macclesfield community, “We would love to hear from musicians, singers and dancers – as performing groups or individuals. We are also looking for actors/performers to play specific character roles – people who are willing to improvise and engage with the crowd to help animate the show. If this is you, please get in touch, we want this year’s Parade to be the noisiest, most interactive yet!”

The Carnival Parade will take place on Saturday 21 June at 2pm during the Big Weekend and is a highlight of the Barnaby Festival (Saturday 14 – Sunday 29 June).

To join the Barnaby Carnival Parade or find out more, contact sambajohn1@yahoo.com, call him on 07522 019454, or alternatively email the team at barnabyparade@me.com

ArtSpace is open regularly on Tuesday for Barnaby workshops with a variety of community activities at other times during the week.


Macclesfield Community ArtSpace