●● 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.