MARPLE EXPLORING THE ARTS PROGRAMME: Spring 2017
Join us for a fortnightly programme of presentations on music, literature, drama, film and visual art subjects on Thursday evenings from September to April.
Guest speakers including artists, musicians, writers, and arts world experts share their knowledge on a wide range of genres.
Meetings are normally held fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Marple United Reformed Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7NN
Membership: Annual subscription £45
Non Members welcome: £6 per meeting.
All refreshments are included.
Further information on Marple Exploring The Arts is available at: www.marple-uk.com/artsSpring 2017
Film night: Finding Vivian Maier (2013, 12A, 1h 23min, Documentary, Biography, Mystery)
Documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street
Jose Spinks - Books To Go: A Trot Along A Bookshelf
A talk surveying what fiction can offer us and reading makes of us. Jose has been an English teacher for over twenty years in secondary schools locally and abroad. She has enjoyed exploring and sharing her love of fiction with various WEA
classes over many years.March 9th
Ian Reed - The Good Old Days
An illustrated lecture by Ian Reed, archivist for all the BBC Big Bands in Manchester. Ian will talk about their outstanding contribution to many music programmes and comedy shows from the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester, and how he and the rest of the NDO Project rescued the music and scores of the 3 bands, preventing them from being lost forever.March 23rd
Chetham’s College - Spring Concert
A concert given by the gifted young musicians from Chetham’s College of Music, with a varied programme to include a selection of chamber music featuring the string, wind and brass departments.April 6th
Frances Pritchard - Textiles from Egypt in the First Millennium AD in the collection of the Whitworth.
Frances Pritchard, who has worked as a Curator (Textiles) at the Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester, for over 20 years, will explore the development of clothing in Egypt during the first millennium AD using examples in the collection. The evolution of the shaping and cut of garments will be traced from when Egypt was under Roman rule to its emergence as an Arab state.April 20th
Annual General Meeting
Please come along, share your views and ideas to help direct the future development of Marple Exploring The Arts. The AGM will be followed by a film.April 27th
CHADS Theatre Company
In an exciting conclusion to our season, the acclaimed CHADS amateur theatre company from Cheadle Hulme will be performing a rehearsed reading or studio play for us.
Followed by wine and nibbles.