Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● A BRASS band has wel­comed a num­ber of new mem­bers.

Matthew Sale and John McLough­lin will both play cor­net for Ver­non Build­ing So­ci­ety Poyn­ton Band.

They re­place out­go­ing play­ers Tim Brock­le­hurst and John Need­ham.

Also join­ing the band is Phillipa Sa­muel on per­cus­sion. ●● AN ARTIST famed for cap­tur­ing city land­scapes is ex­hibit­ing in Poyn­ton.

Michael Ashcroft fo­cuses on Manch­ester in his lat­est 30-piece ex­hi­bi­tion, Re­flec­tions of Manch­ester.

His work, in the style of Amer­i­can artist Ed­ward Hop­per, re­veals how neon-lit bars and cut­ting-edge de­sign sit next to his­toric build­ings.

It is all the more re­mark­able con­sid­er­ing he sur­vived a brain tu­mour at 28.

Michael, 45, said: “It took a long time to get over the ini­tial di­ag­no­sis and op­er­a­tion but what it did do was re­con­nect me with art which I had al­ways been in­ter­ested in as a hobby.

“I spent a lot of time in Manch­ester after di­ag­no­sis and grew to love it.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion is at Colour­field Gallery on London Road South un­til to­mor­row.

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