Forty years of the Weavers
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.