Forty years of the Weavers

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name of event: The Houghton Weavers. Where / when is it?: Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth, Mac­cles­field SK11 9RN. Gar­den theatre in the court­yard rose gar­den, cov­ered grand­stand. What does it in­volve?: Come and celebrate their 40th an­niver­sary as a band! And if you love mu­sic and hu­mour, this is an evening for you, with all the Bolton boys’ bril­liant songs and favourite anec­dotes. Formed in 1975, they made their tele­vi­sion de­but in the BBC’s tal­ent show We’ll Call You, and were so suc­cess­ful that they were given their own show, Sit Thi Deawn. It was hugely pop­u­lar and had the high­est view­ing fig­ures of any re­gional TV pro­gramme dur­ing its seven-year run. Over the decades since, they’ve recorded more than 30 al­bums, penned peren­nial favourites such as The Black­pool Belle and made nu­mer­ous Gawsworth ap­pear­ances. Who is it suit­able for?: No chil­dren un­der six years old; all oth­ers welcome; good dis­abled ac­cess. Any other in­for­ma­tion?: Tick­ets - £15, and £1.50 book­ing fee per ticket. Bri­tain’s pret­ti­est gar­den theatre? We think so. Es­tab­lished in 1969, we have a brand new grand­stand, straight from the Lon­don Olympics. This year’s big names in­clude Jimmy Carr, Chris Pack­ham, The Man­freds and Richard Thompson. Tick­ets in­clude free park­ing and en­try to the Hall’s grounds from 2pm on the day of the show; so ideal for pic­nick­ing. Want to find out more?: Please call 01260 223456 or visit gawsworth­hall. com.

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