●● 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.