Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

●● THE town’s in­volve­ment in a 16th cen­tury be­tween Eng­land and Scot­land is to be the topic of a his­tory talk at the li­brary. The Bat­tle of Flod­den in 1513 was the last time that a king died on the bat­tle­field in Bri­tain.

There were an es­ti­mated 10,000 Scot­tish deaths in the bat­tle, in­clud­ing that of King James IV, and about 4,000 English sol­diers.

Mac­cles­field His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will be meet­ing to hear a talk on the 500th an­niver­sary by John Hayes. The event this Fri­day, Jan­uary 9 takes place at Mac­cles­field Li­brary, Jor­dan­gate, from 7.45pm Vis­i­tors are wel­come for a fee of £2. ●● A MU­SIC piece claimed to be one of the best writ­ten for the vi­o­lin is the cen­tre­piece of the lat­est per­for­mance by the North­ern Cham­ber Orches­tra. The group will be joined by Jen­nifer Pike on vi­o­lin to tackle the Si­belius Vi­o­lin Con­certo at a con­cert at the Her­itage Cen­tre on Satur­day, Jan­uary 17. There will also be a per­for­mance of Mozart Sym­phony 18 in F and Bizet Sym­phony in C.

The gig starts at 7.30pm. Tick­ets cost £13-16; £7 for stu­dents, while un­der 18s are free.They can be bought on the door or from the box of­fice on 0161 247 2220 or from the Town Hall.

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