This year, we’ve teamed up with Macclesfield Town Council to bring you a festive season with a difference. Experience a magical mini-projection trail around the town centre, Macclesfield's Christmas Tree of Light, workshops, Q&As with authors, an Advent Shop Window trail and family storytelling.

It's a different kind of festive celebration with stories and light.

Photo credit: Simon Buckley

Art

The Macclesfield Tree of Light artist call out

We’re calling for submissions from artists and designers to respond to the town’s Christmas tree with a light artwork that celebrates and commemorates.

In conversation

Stephen Morris & Dave Haslam

Stephen Morris takes to the stage in his home town for a conversation with former Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam.

Playreading

Play-reading in the Savage Chapel

Read and discuss Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman in the evocative surroundings of the Savage Chapel in St Michael’s church.

Readings & performance

Polari Literary Salon / Bona to Vada your Dolly old Eek! Double bill

An exclusively bona double bill from some of the best-known names in LGBT+ writing and performance in the beautifully intimate surroundings of King Edward Street Chapel.

Families

The LITle Hub

The LITle hub is for children of all ages to take time to discover and be inspired by stories in all their different guises.

Workshop

Writing short stories

Join award-winning author and Booker-prize shortlisted editor, Nicholas Royle, in this workshop looking at short story openings and techniques for getting started.

Families

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Come and join us for a magical journey through West Park by torchlight and uncover scenes inspired by Cheshire’s own 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Performance

Macc Stories

Six writers came to Macclesfield one day in Autumn, each in search of inspiration. Hear their stories, performed live.