LIT is a weekend of stories and light in Macclesfield. A chance to tell, write, hear and share stories, to shine a light on our town’s creativity and unleash your imagination.

LIT will feature performances and play-reading; light art installations; writing and performing workshops; new short stories for Macclesfield; a LITle stories hub for children and a magical evening in West Park. Come to LIT and find your inspiration.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Macc Stories

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


Tickle your Fancy cabaret

We’ve got a cabaret night full of surprises. A veritable smorgasbord of entertainment with a wide and wonderful array of performers.