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Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Keep the chil­dren en­ter­tained dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days with our top picks of fam­ily events hap­pen­ing in the area.

JODRELL BANK DIS­COV­ERY CEN­TRE

Name of event: Science Show: From Sput­nik to Su­per­novae. When is it?: From Mon­day, July 31 - Fri­day, Septem­ber 1, week­days only, inc. Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day 11.30am and 2.30pm. What does it in­volve?: Fun, fact-packed science shows with ex­per­i­ments and hands-on demon­stra­tions take you on a whis­tle-stop tour of space science. Dis­cover the in­cred­i­ble story of the almighty Lovell tele­scope, its fas­ci­nat­ing re­search into pul­sars and su­per­novae, how it tracked Sput­nik 1 and mon­i­tored the Apollo 11 moon land­ing and more. Any other in­for­ma­tion?: FREE with gen­eral ad­mis­sion. Suit­able for fam­i­lies. Name of event: Meet the Ex­pert. When is it?: 1pm - Tues­day, Au­gust 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. What does it in­volve?: Part of our Sum­mer of Science sea­son, cel­e­brat­ing 60 years of the Lovell Tele­scope, your chance to meet one of our res­i­dent science and as­tron­omy ex­perts. You’ll get to find out about their work and have the chance to ask the ques­tions you’ve al­ways wanted the an­swers to. Any other in­for­ma­tion?: FREE with gen­eral ad­mis­sion. All ages wel­come, but shows are rec­om­mended for ages 7+. Ad­mis­sion can be booked in ad­vance on­line at www. jo­drell­bank.net and Meet the Ex­pert and Science Show places can be re­served up to the day be­fore by phon­ing 01477 571766. Name of event: Make your own Pharaoh’s Head­dress. Where / when is it?: West Park Mu­seum, Tues­day, Au­gust 1, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in. What does it in­volve?: Be in­spired by our Egyp­tian col­lec­tions and cre­ate your own head­dress fit for a Pharaoh. Name of event: Make your own An­i­mal Wall Plaques. Where / when is it?: The Old Sun­day School, Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2, 1.30-3.30pm, drop-in. What does it in­volve?: Some peo­ple have fly­ing ducks on their walls, but in­stead you can make your own An­i­mal Head wall plaque! Any other in­for­ma­tion?: £3 per per­son. Both events are suit­able for fam­i­lies. Ev­ery Tues­day and Wed­nes­day in Au­gust there is some­thing new to make and do at both venues. To find out more, call 01625 665010 or email events@silk­mac­cles­field. org.uk. Name of event: Ross Atkin. When is it?: Mon­day, July 31, 6.30pm-8pm. What does it in­volve?: Ross Atkin is a de­signer and en­gi­neer based in East Lon­don with a strong in­ter­est in mak­ing de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing more vis­i­ble and ac­ces­si­ble to young peo­ple. He was part of the ‘Fix Team’ on the BBC2’s flag­ship mak­er­fo­cused pro­gram ‘The Big Life Fix’ and started The Crafty Robot to rad­i­cally lower the bar­ri­ers for young peo­ple to get­ting into cre­ative mak­ing. Ross’s work has been dis­played in the De­sign Mu­seum’s De­signs of the Year ex­hi­bi­tion and Fast Com­pany Mag­a­zine’s In­no­va­tion By De­sign Awards. Join him on Mon­day, July 31, when he will dis­cuss and give valu­able in­sight into his de­sign prac­tice and his ap­proach to mak­ing and new tech­nolo­gies. The full SHIFT pro­gramme – in­clud­ing talks, work­shops, pro­fes­sional train­ing, tech meet ups, art in­stal­la­tions, fam­ily events and drop-in cod­ing ses­sions - will be up­dated through­out the year via the web­site: www.shift­dig­i­tal.co.uk Who is it suit­able for?: Teens and adults. Name of event: Ch­ester Zoo Sa­fari Rangers. When is it?: Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 2 (var­i­ous times), What does it in­volve?: A FREE event bought to you by Ch­ester zoo – come along to this fas­ci­nat­ing talk and find out more about your favourite an­i­mals. Name of event: The Hun­dred Mile- An- Hour Dog – by Sto­ry­teller John Kirk. When is it?: Thurs­day, Au­gust 10 – 2.30pm. What does it in­volve?: Join Sto­ry­teller John Kirk as he re­counts Jeremy Strong’s book ’The Hun­dred-Mile-An-Hour Dog’ in one sit­ting and in his own unique style! Guar­an­teed to make you laugh out loud. Suit­able for chil­dren aged 5+ and must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. Tick­ets £3. Name of event: Cheer­lead­ing with Sylk Dance Academy. When is it?: Fri­day, Au­gust 25 – 10am-11am. What does it in­volve?: Join Amy from Sylk Dance Academy and have a go at cheer­lead­ing – great fun for chil­dren aged 6-12. Tick­ets £2. Name of event: Shift presents: An­i­ma­tions in Minecraft. When is it?: Thurs­day, Au­gust 31 – Var­i­ous times. What does it in­volve?: Al­ready a Minecraft ex­pert? Or just start­ing out…? Fancy cre­at­ing some an­i­ma­tions? Come along to com­bine cod­ing, mak­ing and tech to cre­ate 8-bit an­i­ma­tions in Minecraft us­ing phys­i­cal punch­cards, pow­ered by Pat­ternCraft. In­spired by tex­tile and com­put­ing her­itage, Pat­ternCraft is a make-it-your­self ana­logue to dig­i­tal punch­card reader. In this in­ter­ac­tive work­shop you’ll have fun learn­ing ba­sic com­put­ing and code! FREE EVENT. Want to find out more?: For all events tak­ing place at Mac­cles­field Li­brary – call (01625)374000 or visit our Face­book page for more in­for­ma­tion.

TEGG’S NOSE COUN­TRY PARK

Name of event: Teddy Bear Trea­sure Hunt. Where is it?: Meet­ing point: Tegg’s Nose Coun­try Park Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Bux­ton Old Road, Mac­cles­field, SK11 0AP (SJ950733) When is it?: Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 9, 10am – 12 noon. What does it in­volve?: Join Na­ture Stuff for a fam­ily ad­ven­ture walk hunt­ing out clues in search of Teddy’s Golden Trea­sure while learn­ing about na­ture and wildlife. Any more in­for­ma­tion?: For chil­dren be­tween the age of 5 and 10. Please bring along a teddy or cud­dly toy to help on our Trea­sure Hunt. Book­ing and pay­ment in ad­vance is es­sen­tial. Cost £6.50 per child. Name of event: Minibeast Mis­sion. Where is it?: Meet­ing point: Tegg’s Nose Coun­try Park Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, Bux­ton Old Road, Mac­cles­field, SK11 0AP (SJ950733). When is it?: Tues­day, Au­gust 15. What does it in­volve?: Join Na­ture Stuff to track down the ‘Most Wanted’ Minibeasts. Use minibeast mugshots and a va­ri­ety of track­ing tech­niques to com­plete your as­sign­ment. Any more in­for­ma­tion?: Book­ing and pay­ment in ad­vance is es­sen­tial. Cost £6.50 per child. To find out more about both events call 07870 804413 or visit www. na­turestuff.co.uk

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