Macclesfield Town Council
Silk Friendship Minutes 11th December 2018
Silk Friendship Association Working Group
Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 10am in Macclesfield Town Hall.
- Cllr Gareth Jones
- Cllr Beverley Dooley
- Cllr Janet Jackson MBE
- Mike Rance
- Graham Barrow
- Helena Gowler
- Harriet Worrell
Apologies: Cllr Ainsley Arnold, Emma Anderson
1. Minutes of the Meeting 30th October 2018
RESOLVED: The minutes were approved as a true record of the meeting.
2. Visits to and From Xi’an
2.1 Invitation to Visit Xi’an
The invitation remains open and will be given further consideration under the new Town Council.
2.2 Visitors From Xi’an
There is no further update on the Shandan County Government delegation visit.
A delegation from the Qianshangyang Culture Centre is expected to visit in September 2019 with a Chinese contemporary artists’ silk exhibition at Macclesfield library.
3. Schools Liaison
4. Business Liaison
Helena is meeting with RA Smart to discuss the potential for their support of the Chinese New Year celebration.
5. Project Options
5.1 Silk/Chinese Artwork Exhibition
Commissioned by Macclesfield Town Council, Artspace with several primary schools have engaged with the Whisper of Moths and Great Wall of Friendship art projects that will be on display at the Chinese New Year celebration.
5.2 Chinese New Year Celebration 2nd February 2019
Helena provided the group with an update of the event which will take place at the URC and includes Chinese catering for 200, a musician playing the traditional gushang instrument, art workshops, a dragon parade and art displays.
5.3 Sculpture/Public Installation
Graham updated the group that costings for a public installation have been sent to Cheshire East Council for consideration by the town centre regeneration project.
5.4 Resource Package Discussion
The group was informed that there are no further updates.
6. Tasks & Priorities
That the Silk Friendship Working Group will seek to discuss and identify opportunities with Cheshire East Council to promote and capitalise on Macclesfield’s silk heritage.
7.1 SACU & Manchester China Forum
8. Date/Time and Place of Next Meeting
Tuesday 5th February 2019, 9:30am.
Meeting closed 10:45am.