After two months delay, Cinevangelist is finally here! The first free screening is Sunday 12 January at the Park Tavern. Click below for more details & listings!Read More
In a slight change, the film originally advertised for Sunday 26 January is moving later in the Cinevangelist run and being replaced with a hilariously droll crime comedy about a young reporter unravelling a conspiracy at school. Click below for more details & listings!Read More
It's a New Year, time for some new Speakeasy themes - Click below to head to the Speakeasy site and check out which themes we'll be exploring between January and MarchSpeakeasy
Get writing, poets! As promised, the Verse vs Verse Poetry Slam is going quarterly in 2014, with the first competition on Thursday 16 January at Inca Café Bar. This will be followed by slams on 10 April, 7 August and 11 December.
Entropy Events is Jude D'Souza, a geek with a comical ignorance of his own limitations and an apparent aversion to sleeping much. When he first moved to Macclesfield several years ago, he found there weren't many things for odd people like him to do...So he decided to rectify that.
Entropy Events is all about Macclesfield with dramatic performances written and performed by locals as well as community events such as the Great Barnaby Treasure Hunt which involve numerous local businesses. Some events have formed communities in their own rights, such as the diverse group of regulars at the Speakeasy open-mic/discussion group.
A major focus of Entropy Events is celebrating the deep bench of extremely talented writers within Macclesfield, both allowing them to perform their work in friendly environments and giving them the opportunity to reach a wider audience. We take pride in the many gifted Maxonians hiding within our ranks!
Entropy Events provides a way of bringing together those who share particular passions, whether that be enjoying poetry or even exploring unique and unusual films - The perfect way to meet people on your wavelength and make new friends.
From 8:00pm, alternate Tuesdays @ Snowgoose Café Bar
An open-mic night without a mic. A book group without a book. Each fortnight, we set a theme and together we explore. Everyone is welcome to share anything they like - Poetry, prose, music, anecdotes, magazine articles - As long as it relates to the theme in some way. We then use these as jumping off points to discuss and debate aspects of the theme. Share your own work or something you love, fiction or non-fiction.
A selection of interesting and unusual films that deserve a wider audience. Ranging from low-budget indies to mainstream films that somehow fell under the radar, from character drama to sci-fi rom-coms, go in knowing nothing and prepare to be surprised.
16 Jan / 10 Apr / 7 Aug / 11 Dec 2014 @ Inca Café Bar
Entry £1.00 per poet
Founded for National Poetry Day in 2012, this friendly poetry slam gives any local poets up to three minutes in each round to read as much or as little original material as they wish. Contestants must perform their poetry with passion, pathos or humour to win over the judges in the audience who will anonymously score them. A few poets are knocked out each round until only one remains to take home the grand prize...
Created especially for the Barnaby Festival in 2011, this popular event has returned every year to greater participation. It's a fiendishly challenging and innovative treasure hunt which sends teams scrambling all over the centre of Macclesfield using quick wits, lateral thinking and modern technology to decipher cryptic clues and take on unusual challenges in a race to crack the final code.
Saturday 24 May 2014, Bollington Community Centre [Further dates TBC!]
Ticket price TBC
Where were you when life as we know it ended? Set in the present day against the backdrop of an unfolding national crisis, this dark, minimalist drama sees several very different characters tell stories of where they were when the country fell apart...And how they dealt with an unexpected new reality. Trailer available below. (16+)
This innovative, atmospheric and original verse drama by former Cheshire Poet Laureate Joy Winkler combines live musical accompaniment from Andrew Rudd, film by Ian Coppack and art by Carl Longmate and Karen Rossart.
Set in Macclesfield, against a background of secrets and lies, it tells the moving tale of Rosie’s quest to find her birth mother, helped by a stranger and the magic of the Barnaby Parade.
A stirring reading with live musical accompaniment in the atmospheric environment of the Savage Chapel in St. Michael's Church.
Gawain, one of Arthur's Knights of the Round Table, encounters challenges, adventure and romance when he arrives in medieval Macclesfield.
Written and performed by Ailsa Holland with cellists Angela Aiken and Lili Holland-Fricke.
Two benefit productions of Eve Ensler's hilarious, tragic and deeply thought-provoking play were directed & produced by Jude D'Souza using a cast of extraordinary local women, many of whom had never acted before. The performances raised local awareness of domestic violence and in 2010 all money raised went to Macclesfield Womens' Aid while in 2011 the funds were used to set up a domestic violence recovery programme in Styal women's prison.
“Absolutely stunningly creative and innovative. I loved all the images in my mind and the use of mixed media to create an amazing atmosphere.”
“A gripping and thought-provoking play performed by a superb group of talented actors...
Made in Macclesfield at its very best.”
The Lost Tale of Gawain
“It was beautiful and romantic and original and, and, and so much more!”
The Vagina Monologues
“I went to the Sunday night performance and woke up thinking about what I had seen on the Monday morning...
The cast of non-professionals should be extremely proud of what they achieved.”
“We thought the play was fantastic. Great ending too...Superbly written, directed and acted!”
“The characterisation made it live – especially loved ‘Town’ character. The music was a perfect backdrop.”