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Macclesfield isn’t the sleepy little town that people might think! We’ve had our share of rebellious behaviour – some best not mentioned! In 1812 there was a full on riot! You can read all about it here and that’s what this event is all about. We are celebrating our town’s past and present through a riotous piece of street theatre, mimicking the events that took place in our streets on April 13th 1812 and then joining together for a celebratory meal in the Market Square with entertainment by the fantastic Sheelanagig! You can buy tickets from the menu on the left!

A bit of background information: On April 13th 1812 there was a riot in Macclesfield. You can read about the original riot on the Luddite bicentenary website.

Then On April 13th 2017 Macclesfield Community Artspace staged a re-enactment which consisted of a free street theatre event of the riot followed by a ticketed public feast in the Market Square with the fabulous Sheelanagig performing on stage. It was a riot! On April 13th 2018, we are going to do it all again. Keep an eye on the website and our facebook page for updates soon.