The Old Sunday School

The Old Sunday School originally built in 1814 is now a thriving multi-use venue providing a wide variety of entertainment, creative workshops, education and room hire within the centre of Macclesfield.

 

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Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Contact

01625 613210

[email protected]

Visiting times

Cinemac Opening Hours:
Please visit their website https://cinemac.org.uk
Print Mill Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm (Closed on Bank Holidays)


LIT creative writing and performing workshops, Saturday 23rd November, from 11am

LIT creative writing and performing workshops, Saturday 23rd November, from 11am

The Old Sunday school is home to LIT’s impressive and inspiring range of workshops to help you kick start or hone your writing and performing skills.

Choose from Writing Flash Fiction, Performing Flash Fiction, An Introduction to Comedy Writing for Women, Performing your poetry for Women and Writing non-fiction/memoir.

Workshops run from 11am on Saturday 23rd November and start at £6. For more info and to book see litmacc.org. Places are limited.

Alan Turing's Manchester, a talk with Jonathan Swinton, Saturday 23rd November, 2pm

Alan Turing's Manchester, a talk with Jonathan Swinton, Saturday 23rd November, 2pm

In this talk, part of LIT at the Old Sunday school, local writer Jonathan Swinton sheds surprising new light on the last years of Alan Turing’s life after Bletchley Park. The codebreaker and mathematician spent most of the 20th century in obscurity, and Manchester, which now adopts him as a patron saint, forgot about him most of all.

Jonathan shows how the divides of Cold War Britain, between men and women, gay and straight, north and south, influenced Turing’s reception. And how one life ended tragically early – in the post-war suburbs – while busy creating the computer.

Saturday 23rd November, 2pm. FREE, no need to book.

A Victorian Christmas at the Old Sunday school, Saturdays 7th, 14th & 21st December

A Victorian Christmas at the Old Sunday school, Saturdays 7th, 14th & 21st December

A Victorian Christmas at the Old Sunday School

Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Old Sunday School with our immersive experience – perfect for families!

Step back in time to meet the maid in the parlour and find out what Christmas was like in a large Victorian house. Discover the fascinating origins of Christmas traditions that we take for granted today and experience the festive season through the eyes of both wealthy Victorians and their servants. Children can dress up in costume and you’ll have the opportunity to take photos in front of our festive tree.

Visit our famous and unique Victorian Schoolroom to enjoy Christmas crafts in an atmospheric setting and take home a piece of the festive fun.

Our Victorian Christmas sessions run on Saturdays in December at the following times: 

Saturday 7thDecember
11am-12.30pm

Saturday 14thDecember
11am-12.30pm
1-2.30pm
2.30-4pm

Saturday 21stDecember
11am-12.30pm
1-2.30pm
2.30-4pm

Price & Booking
£3.50 per person or £12.00 for a group of four

Limited places per session. Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to buy tickets, and collect on the door.

We regret that we are unable to provide refunds if you do not attend or choose to cancel.  (Suitable for 4+, children 3 and under can accompany their families for free but will not receive a pack of craft materials)

Charles Tunnicliffe Display, Saturdays in December

Charles Tunnicliffe Display, Saturdays in December

We are very pleased to announce that the Old Sunday school is currently hosting a display of Charles Tunnicliffe’s pictures curated by the Macclesfield Museums.

Tunnicliffe was a local artist, born in Langley in 1901.  He spent his early years living on a farm at Sutton where he saw a large amount of wildlife. As a young boy he attended Sutton St James’ C.E. Primary School and in 1916 he began to study at the Macclesfield School of Art.

Much of Tunnicliffe’s work is of birds in their natural settings and many of these are on display in this exhibition.

Tunnicliffe worked in a number of media, including watercolour painting, etching, woodcut, scraperboard and oil painting.  These different styles of working have been explored in a number of local schools with local artist, Julie Longbottom.  We are thrilled that the art work from Fallibroome Academy, Rainow Primary School and Puss Bank School are all included alongside the work of Tunnicliffe in this exhibition.

Dates

Saturday 7thDecember (only open until 12.00)
Saturday 14thDecember
Saturday 21stDecember

(The exhibition will run until the end of January 2020 and further opening hours will be released soon)

Time
10am-4pm

Location
The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Price & Booking
Free, donations welcome
No booking required.

Metal Embossing Christmas decoration workshop, Saturdays in December

Metal Embossing Christmas decoration workshop, Saturdays in December

Work with local artist Hannah Wooll to make vintage, folk art inspired, Christmas Decorations using metal sheets and enamel paints.

During the workshop you’ll have time to make two decorations, in your own design, to take away with you.

http://www.hannahwooll.co.uk/

Dates
Saturday 7thDecember
Saturday 14thDecember
Saturday 21stDecember

Time
10am-noon

Location
The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Price & Booking
£10 per person

Limited places per session. Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door. We regret that we are unable to provide refunds if you do not attend or choose to cancel.  (This is an adult workshop and is suitable for everyone aged 8+, no prior experience needed.  Due to the nature of the materials used care is required as there may be sharp edges to the metal.)

 

Festive fairy-tale house workshop, Saturdays 14th & 21st December

Festive fairy-tale house workshop, Saturdays 14th & 21st December

Make your own Festive Fairy-tale House at this mouth-wateringly fun workshop. The session starts with you constructing the house.  You can then let your imagination run wild as you decorate your festive house with sweets and other yummy goodies!

Dates
Saturday 14thDecember
Saturday 21stDecember

Times available
10-11am
11.30am-12.30pm

Location
The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Price & Booking
£4 per festive house (Young children will require support from an accompanying adult.  Tickets are only required for the children and they will produce one house to take away with them. Adults are required to accompany children throughout the workshop).

Limited places per session.  Suitable for 3+ years. Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door. We regret that we are unable to provide refunds if you do not attend or choose to cancel.

Make silk Christmas Decorations, workshop, Saturdays 14th & 21st December

Make silk Christmas Decorations, workshop, Saturdays 14th & 21st December

Take time during the Christmas build up to work with our resident artist, Julie Longbottom, to make two silk decorations. Using this tactile material, you’ll produce beautiful decorations – fabulous additions to your Christmas tree or any festive display.

Dates
Saturday 14thDecember
Saturday 21stDecember

Time
1-3 pm

Location
Charles Roe Studio

Price & Booking
£10 per person

Limited places per session.  Suitable for 8+ years. Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door. We regret that we are unable to provide refunds if you do not attend or choose to cancel.

 

 

Stitch Meditation, Saturdays 14th & 21st December

Stitch Meditation, Saturdays 14th & 21st December

There’s no doubt that stitching is good for the soul, especially when done as part of a group. It can be sociable, comforting and can increase wellbeing.

During a stitch meditation session, you’ll be encouraged to slow down and switch off from your busy life using stitch as your medium.

Stitch meditation is also sometimes called ‘slow stitch’ and involves working with thread, fabric and mixed media resources in a mindful way.

This taster session is suitable for everyone. It will last approximately 90 minutes and will start and end with a short, guided meditation.

You will be semi-guided through a relaxed stitch project to create your own small piece of textile art.

Materials will be provided, though you are welcome to bring any interesting or inspiring pieces of fabric, thread, paper etc. If you have a needle too, that’s great.

Dates
Saturday 14thDecember
Saturday 21stDecember

Time

1.30-3pm

Price & Booking
£7 per person

Limited places per session. Tickets available from the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call 01625 612045 to purchase tickets over the phone, and collect on the door. We regret that we are unable to provide refunds if you do not attend or choose to cancel.  (This is an adult workshop and is suitable for everyone aged 14+, no prior experience needed.)

Cinemac

Cinemac

The home of Macclesfield’s much-loved neighbourhood cinema, Cinemac, showing the latest films and live satellite screenings using state of the art digital projection equipment, with a bar open 30 minutes before selected performances, serving tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits.

To purchase tickets and keep up to date with Cinemac’s exciting programme of daily screenings visit their website cinemac.org.uk.

Northern Chamber Orchestra

Northern Chamber Orchestra

Our remarkable auditorium is also the regular venue for the Northern Chamber Orchestra, which presents a successful, annual series of eight concerts attracting top-flight soloists featuring violinist Chloe Hanslip; pianists Martin Roscoe and Freddy Kempf; tenor Nicholas Mulroy; and their newest Artist in Association, cellist and baritone Matthew Sharp.

Visit their website to purchase tickets and full details of their outstanding program  ncorch.co.uk

Silkscreen Film Society

Silkscreen Film Society

Silkscreen Film Society features a programme of selected films designed to offer members the chance to regularly see a range of high quality, original works which normally never feature in other cinemas.

Films are shown fortnightly in our auditorium – twice a night, normally at 5.30pm and 8pm, to accommodate all members.

Each film is introduced by a short talk from a member.

The season also usually includes a ‘short film’ evening and an evening talk about some aspect of film, and the AGM is held each March.

For more details, visit their website silkscreen.org.uk/

Project Inc.

Project Inc.

Project Inc. exists to promote and provide Inclusive, Creative Learning for 11-19 year olds. Our permanent bases are within local Arts and Heritage buildings, for a contextualised experience. This allows for an alternative approach that supports personal/social development. We strive to ensure no young person is isolated due to disadvantage and additional need, but has a place and an outlet for creativity and learning, that allows for raising of aspirations, self-value and connecting with community and place.

Our Mission leverages Social and Creative Capital in the North of England, to house and facilitate Creative Learning Provisions for our young people requiring an alternative approach to reach potential, destinations in education, employment and widen life choices.

For more details, visit their website projectinc.co.uk

Have A Dabble - Adult Creative Craft Sessions

Have A Dabble - Adult Creative Craft Sessions

Do you want to try a new craft technique each week, in a fun, relaxed environment, making new friends? Join Julie every Tuesday for her popular Adult Art and Craft Classes.

Julie will guide you through a mixture of techniques such as collage, water colours, printing, oils, pastels and much, much more. All materials are included in the £10 price. No need to book.

Class Sessions every Tuesday:

9 – 12pm

12.30 – 3.30pm

£10 per drop in session. Contact [email protected] for further information.

Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

The Old Sunday School is located on Roe Street SK11 6UT – off the main road into Macclesfield, (Churchill Way).

TRANSPORT

By Car
Ample car parking is available immediately behind the building in front of Tesco Metro, or Churhill Way Carpark or Duke Street Car Park (with Coach parking).
Please do not park in the Old Sunday School forecourt unless disabled access is required.

By Bus
There is a stop adjacent to the venue in Churchill Way and Macclesfield’s Bus Station is close by.

By Train
Walk up the hill immediately opposite the front of the station (keeping left at the fork), turn left at the main junction with Mill St., and take the first right into Roe St.

Access at The Old Sunday School

Access at The Old Sunday School

The cinema has an induction loop for hearing aids.

Disabled parking after 6.30pm is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please display disability ID in car windows.

If disabled parking is required on a weekday before 6.30pm, please contact the Old Sunday School on 01625 613210 to check availability of forecourt spaces or use the forecourt for dropping-off only.

The auditorium is on the second floor of the Old Sunday School: there is a lift and venue toilets are accessible to wheelchair users.

Access is through the right hand Roe Street entrance.