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Quiz Night Fundraiser Wednesday 10th April

Quiz Night Fundraiser Wednesday 10th April

The Quiz Night Fundraiser is back by popular demand!

Make up your own team of 4, or just come along on the night.

Wednesday 10th April, 7.30pm in the Whitaker Room.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Sewing in the Sixties! Saturday 15th June

Sewing in the Sixties! Saturday 15th June

Join Costume Historian & Dressmaker Meridith Towne as she delves into her 1960s sewing box and delights in a home dressmaking journey through the decade.

Rediscover the wonders of bri-nylon, crimplene and Simplicity patterns. With a whole wardrobe of original home made garments to see from Cindy dolls fashion to beach wear you will wish you were still sewing in the sixties!

Meridith’s talk takes place on Saturday 15th June at 2pm in The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT. Followed by tea, coffee and delicious cake.

Tickets are £8 per person or £6 per person for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

With grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Chippy Tea & Donkey Derby Fundraiser Wednesday May 8th

Come join us for our annual fun night fundraiser of Chippy Tea followed by Donkey Derby on Wednesday 8th May, 6.30pm for 7pm. Booking Essential. 

Tickets are £8 each including fish and chips and drink.

Grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect them on the day.

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman

Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman

Between Floors Collection, The Silk Museum

Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979) was Britain’s foremost 20th-century wildlife artist, renowned for his decorative watercolours of birds.

Born in Langley, Macclesfield, he lived and worked on the family farm until he was 19 years old. He studied at the Macclesfield School of Art (the building which now houses The Silk Museum on Park Lane) before receiving a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London.

This exhibition explores both his well-observed images of rural Macclesfield in the early 20th century and his later commercial successes – most notably his illustrations for Henry Williamson’s 1932 edition of Tarka the Otter.

Tunnicliffe’s wife Winifred – whom he met whilst studying at the Royal College of Art – was also an artist, and you can see an example of one of her carved bookcases and a ceramic polar bear at the top of the stairs.