THURS, APRIL 23
Breaking The Code: A compassionate and often amusing play concerning Alan Turing, mathematician and computer pioneer who broke the German Enigma code. Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Barrington Road, Altrincham. £10, concessions £8. April 23-25, 7.30pm, matinee April 25, 4pm. Call 0161 928 1677. Keegan Kennedy School Of Irish Dancing Feis: St Kentigern’s Irish Club, Hart Road, Fallowfield, Manchester. Thursday and Saturday 11am-12.30pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm-7.30pm. Call 0161 224 2033. 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. Call 01625 612045. Ceili Sets Dance Class: For all ages. St Kentigern’s Irish Club, Hart Road, Fallowfield, Manchester. 8pm-11pm. 0161 448 8675. Adlington Hall: A red-brick 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: A farm with nature trails, woods and meadows. Blaze Farm, Wildboarclough, Macclesfield. Free. Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5.30pm. Call 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. Call 01260 223456. Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre: The home of the Lovell telescope with exhibitions on space and astronomy. 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. Call 01477 571 766. Alderley Edge: Views across Cheshire towards the Peak District with walks through oak, beech and pine woodlands. National Trust: Alderley Edge, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield. Free. Call 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. An audiovisual presentation tells of the development of the industry in the town. The Silk Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield. £3.50, concessions £3. Monday - Saturday, 10am-3pm. Call 01625 613210. Quarry Bank Mill: Mill, apprentice house and gardens, 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 to Sunday. Call 01625 527468.
FRI, APRIL 24
Fridays at Revolution: R&B, dance and commercial. Revolution, Alderley Road, Wilmslow. 8pm2am. Call 01625 838281. Barb Jungr: Jazz and pop singer live. Cinnamon Club, The Bowdon Rooms, The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham. £35. 7.30pm. Call 0161 926 8992. Mostly Autumn: Progressive rock from the collective. Waterside Arts Centre, Waterside Plaza, Sale. £15. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Call 0161 912 5616. The Crucible: Performed by NK Theatre Arts. Arthur Miller’s tragic drama. The Forum Theatre, Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport. £10, concessions £8.50. 7.30pm. Call 0844 8773377. Ash Dykes: Breaking Mongolia – The Lonely Snow Leopard. Talk by the record-breaking walker. Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton. £13. 7.30pm. 0845 127 2190. The Simon And Garfunkel Story: Direct from London’s West End, award-winning actor Dean Elliott (Buddy Holly in Buddy -The Musical) and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the great music duo, Simon and Garfunkel. Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton. £17.50 and £19.50. 7.40pm. Call 0845 127 2190.
SAT, APRIL 25
Glass Walk: Challenging your beliefs on what is possible! The Together Trust, Schools Hill, Cheadle. £20. 2pm-4pm. Chorlton Green Market: A mix of artisan food, street food, craft, and art. Held on the last Saturday of every month. Horse & Jockey, Chorlton Green, Manchester. Free. 11am-5pm. 0161 860 7794. Wuft’s Dog Show On Chorlton Green: Chorlton’s finest agility dog show. Put your pooch through its paces to be in with a chance to win prizes for owners and dogs. Horse & Jockey, Chorlton Green, Manchester. Free. Noon-5pm. Call 0161 860 7794. Dara O Briain - Crowd Tickler: Fast-paced and intelligent wit. Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton. £24. 7.30pm. 0845 127 2190. Nordic Walking Taster Session: Tegg’s Nose Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield. Free. 9.45am-11am. Call 01625 374833. Creative Writing Workshop: Join author Julia Stagg for the first of two creative writing sessions. The Old Sunday School, The Silk Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield. £40. 10am-4pm. 01625 613210. Pillbox Vintage: A vintage fair experience in The Old Sunday School. The Silk Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield. Free. 10am-4pm. Call 01625 613210. Join The Pemberley Walk: Guided walk of filming locations. National Trust: Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport. Free, plus admission £9.90, child £5, family £22.50. 2pm3.30pm. Call 01663 762023. Behind The Scenes Tour: Get to see the places that are usually off limits. The Plaza Theatre, Mersey Square, Stockport. £6. 11am. Call 0161 477 7779. Josephine Tewson: Still Keeping Up Appearances? One woman show. The Plaza Theatre, Mersey Square, Stockport. £15.40-£16.50. 7.30pm. Call 0161 477 7779. AB Academy Theatre School: For talented boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years, covering acting, singing and dance. Edgeley Community Church, Edgeley Road, Stockport. £14, first week free. 9am-1.30pm. Call 0161 429 7413. Dance Mix: Dance workshop for over-15s. The Forum Theatre, Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport. £6. 11.45am1.15pm. Call 0844 8773377. Get Up And Go: Workshop: A 30-minute workshop for young children up to three years old. The Forum Theatre, Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport. £3. 9.30am10am. Call 0844 8773377. Street Beat Minis: Street dancing class for ages three to eight. The Forum Theatre, Compstall Road, Romiley, Stockport. £5. 1.30pm-2.30pm. Call 0844 8773377.