FRI, FEB 13
Fridays at Revolution: R&B, dance and commercial. Revolution, Alderley Road, Wilmslow. 8pm2am. Call 01625 838281. Guided Tours Of Paradise Mill: Explore Macclesfield’s industrial heritage. Paradise Mill, Park Lane, Macclesfield. £5, concessions £4.50 Monday - Saturday 11.45am, 1pm, 2.15pm. 01625 612045. Adlington Hall: Redbrick stately home forming part of the 2,000-acre Adlington Estate that dates back to the Norman Conquest. Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield. House and gardens £9, child/NUS £5, garden only £6, child/NUS free. Monday - Sunday, 11am-4pm. 01625 827595. Blaze Farm: Working farm with nature trails, woods and meadows. Wildboarclough, Macclesfield. Free. Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5.30pm. 01260 227229. Gawsworth Hall: A day out for all the family. Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Macclesfield. £7.50, child £3.50. Monday - Sunday, 2pm-5pm. 01260 223456. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre: Home of the Lovell telescope with exhibitions on astronomy and space. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Lower Withington, Macclesfield. Peak – adult £7, child/ concessions £5, family tickets £22-£26.50, off peak – adult £6.50, child/ concessions £4.50, family ticket £20-£24. Monday - Sunday, 10am-5pm, last admission 4pm. 01477 571766. Alderley Edge: Views across Cheshire towards the Peak District with walks through woodlands. National Trust: Alderley Edge, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield. Free. 01625 584412. Silk Heritage Centre: The history and origins of the silk industry told through film and a display of costume from Regency to present day. The Silk Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield. £3.50, concs £3. Monday - Saturday, 10am-3pm. 01625 613210. Quarry Bank Mill: Mill, apprentice house and gardens. One of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived. National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow. Free, plus admission £15.50, child £7.75, family £38.75. November to February, open Wednesday - Sunday. 01625 527468.
SAT, FEB 14
Love Wilmslow, Love Our Planet: A day event with a talk and discussion on energy use, climate change, lunch and all-age activities including recycling clothes, fixing bikes, composting, and making things. Organised by Churches Together in Wilmslow and Transition Wilmslow. Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD. 9.45am-3.30pm (talk and discussion 9.45am12.45pm, activities 1.30pm-3.30pm. Free, but donations welcome. 01625 537087 / 07929 188014. St Bartholomew’s Piano Festival: Ewa Tytman, a forte piano player will perform. As a prizewinner, she has presented solo recitals in the United States and Japan. St Bartholomew’s Church, Cliff Road, Wilmslow. 2pm. £4, all proceeds to the Oscar the Organ Appeal. Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra Concert: Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra welcomes back 12-year-old prodigy Jackie Campbell for its first concert of 2015 to play Rachmaninov’s dazzling Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Evans Centre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre, Rectory Fields, Station Road, Wilmslow, SK9 1BU. 7.45pm. £12, concessions £10, buy on the door or at Bang & Olufsen, Wilmslow, visit www. wilmsloworchestra.co.uk or call 01925 756144. Saturdays at Revolution: Chart hits and R&B. Revolution, Alderley Road, Wilmslow. 01625 838281.
SUN, FEB 15
Drop-In Session For Wilmslow East Residents: David Jefferay, of Wilmslow town council, holds drop-in sessions to give residents the opportunity to raise any concerns with him. The Kings Arms, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, SK9 1PZ. 6.30pm-7.30pm, third Sunday of each month. Capesthorne Hall: Jacobean-style house set in 100 acres of parkland. The hall contains furniture, historic paintings and sculpture collected by the Bromley Davenport family since 1726. Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, Macclesfield. £9, child £5, OAP £8, family £25. Monday and Sunday 1.30pm - 4pm, last admission 3.30pm. 01625 8612211.
MON, FEB 16
Wild Animals: Make a ‘wild animal teller’. National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Wilmslow. Free, plus admission £14, child £7, family £35. February 16-20, noon-4pm. Call 01625 527468. Solar System Science Shows: Pre-booking recommended. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Lower Withington, Macclesfield. Free. February 16-20, 11am, noon, 2pm and 3pm. Shows included in the price of admission. 01477 571766. Weekly Prayer Meeting: Alderley Edge and Knutsford Methodist Circuit. Mobberley Methodist Church, Faulkners Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford. 6.15pm.
TUES, FEB 17
Police Walking Beat Meeting In Handforth: Monthly event – officers foot patrolling on Wilmslow Road and The Paddock in Handforth and people can meet them to discuss any local issues. 10am-11am. Birdsong: Adaptation of the popular Sebastian Faulks novel, set during the First World War. Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton. Tuesday-Thursday £15 and £18, Friday and Saturday £20 and £23, concessions available. February 17-21, 7.30pm, matinees February 19, 21, 2.30pm. 08451 272190. Beginners’ Art Class: Silk Industry Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield. £10. 9am-noon and 12.30pm-3.30pm. 01625 618228. Stories And Crafts: Activities for half term. Wilmslow Library, South Drive, Wilmslow, SK9 1NW. 2.30pm-3.15pm. 01625 374060. Fur And Feathers: Drop-in family craft activity. The Silk Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield. £2. 1.30pm3.30pm. 01625 613210. Wilmslow In World War One: Presented by Wilmslow Trust. Talk by local historian Ray Acton. Wilmslow Library, South Drive, Wilmslow. 7.45pm. Trust members free, non-members £2 at the door. 01625 528829.
THUR, FEB 19
Clay Workshop: For teenagers. Silk Industry Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield. £6.50. 12.30 -3.30pm. 01625 618228. Inspired By China: Workshop for ages six to 12. Discover and make traditional Chinese mammals, birds and fish. Silk Industry Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield. £6.50. February 19 and 20, 10am-noon. 01625 618228. Tile Workshop: For ages 11 to 16. Design, mould and paint a tile to take away. Silk Industry Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield. £6.50. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Call 01625 618228.