For more ideas visit website, thethread.org. uk. The Thread is your local e-guide, keeping you up to date with what’s happening in Macclesfield. We’re on air with Canalside’s The Thread 102.8FM and online at thethread.org. uk. Do you want regular updates about what’s on in and around town? Follow us on twitter @ thethreadmacc or on facebook Cinemac: Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT. Recorded Information: 01625 423535, inquiries: 07871 422937. To confirm listings times, for more information and bookings go to www.cinemac.org. uk or ring 01625 423535 Stolen Rowan Berries: Launch of new collection of poetry by Joy Winkler, former Cheshire Poet Laureate Date: Thursday, October 2 Time: 7pm. Venue: Macclesfield Library, Jordangate. macclesfield.library@ cheshireeast.gov.uk. 01625 374000 Watch the Skies!: Outdoor interstellar cinema against the backdrop of the Lovell telescope. Expect tales of artificial life, dark stars, extra-terrestrial encounters and drama on a planetary scale. Screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Alien, talks from specialists and two world premieres and commissions from Manchester- based Soup Collective and acclaimed US electronic musician Oneohtrix Point Never. Adult £15. Discounts for staff and students. Child and concession £12.50. Date: Friday, October 3 to Saturday, October 4 Venue: Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. www. jodrellbank.net. 01477 571766 Autumn Choral Concert, featuring Macclesfield Male Voice Choir and Macclesfield Mydel Ladies Choir: Tickets from Visitor Information Centre, Town Hall; The Hope Centre in Park Green; from Jean Snaith on 01625 423526 or email jeansnaith@btinternet. com; and from G Waters on 01625 429403 or email tickets@macclesfieldMVC. org.uk £7. Venue: St Michael and All Angels Church, Market Place. Date: Saturday, October 4 Time: 7.30pm The Happy Valley Artisan Market: Open on the first Sunday of each month at Clarence Mill. Local artists and crafters selling handmade items. Free raffle and Waterside Café is open too. Date: Sunday, October 5 Time: 10am to 3pm Venue: Clarence Mill. happyvalleyartisans. blogspot.co.uk. Charity Fashion Show: Hosted by Shelter and RNLI. Buffet supper, raffles. Items available to purchase afterwards. Tickets, £7.50, from Shelter, tourist information, Lyndsay at expres- sions or Maurice Littlewood. Date: Wednesday, October 8. Time: 7pm Venue: McIlroy Suite - Macclesfield Town FC. 01625 612755. matthew firstname.lastname@example.org Tony M at Broken Cross Club: Ex-recording artist and former Beatles tribute band member. Date: Saturday, October 4 Time: 8pm – 11.30pm Venue: Broken Cross Club Fallibroome Road Macclesfield. brokencross email@example.com. 01625 263087 / 07887754834 The Witches of Eastwick: (musical comedy). Macclesfield Majestic Theatre Group. Two for one offer on tickets for Monday, and discounts for group bookings of 10 or more on Tuesday. Contains adult themes and is unsuitable for younger children. Date: Monday, October 6 to Saturday, October 11 Time: 7.15pm each evening and 2pm Saturday Venue: Little Theatre Lord Street Macclesfield Contact: 07875 149943. Down The Mines!: Join Derbyshire Caving Club for an extended trip down the old copper mines of Alderley Edge. Helmets with lamps provided. Suitable for over 14s only. Cost £11. Book in advance. Date: Tuesday, October 7 Time: 7pm to 10.30pm. Venue: National Trust Alderley Edge Car Park Macclesfield Road, Alderley Edge, SK10 4UB Contact: 01625 374833
Name: Sid Smith. Home town: Macclesfield. How long have you been with the Majestic? From man to boy – at least 10 years. How did you get involved? I was spotted busking in the Grosvenor Centre, just like Kate Moss and her modelling career..! Have you been in any other productions? Generally I am the comedy part – the fool – in the pantos, apparently I am a natural. Who is your favourite actor and why? Beside all my fellow actors in ‘Witches’ I loved the late Robin Williams, such a talent. If you could play any part what would it be and why? Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), a dream part for both the songs and acting. The next production of the Majestic Theatre Group is The Witches of Eastwick, Monday, October 6 – Friday, October 11 at 7.15pm at the MADS Theatre, Lord Street, Macclesfield. Tickets are available on 07875 149943 or www.ticketsource.co. uk/mmtg or www. mmtg.co.uk.