Ian Curtis Portrait in Maccesfield

This week, 25th March 2022, marked the unveiling of a new portrait of Ian Curtis portrait in Macclesfield. Painted by the Manchester based street artist Akse_p19.

I’ve showcased Akse_19‘s work before and this is the second portrait of Ian Curtis which has been done on Mill Street in Macclesfield, next to the Bus Station.

The first of Akse’s Ian Curtis portraits is in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

As some might know Ian Curtis lived in Macclesfield, he was born in Stretford and died on the 18th May 1980 at his house in Barton Street in Macclesfield. He was laid to rest in Macclesfield Cemetery and his memorial stone can be found near the chapel of remembrance in Macclesfield Cemetery. This is the third replacement stone as the original was stolen in 2008 and again in 2019.

Ian Curtis was the lead singer of the band Joy Division and his memorial stone is inscribed with the title of one of their hits “Love will tear us apart”

This portrait of Ian Curtis is absolutely fantastic and brightens up the area with one of Macclesfield’s adopted sons.

If you’re in Macclesfield then its worth just going to have a look at this as the quality of this is amazing, especially when you know its been done with spray paints.

Here are a few of my photos of the Ian Curtis Portrait on MMill street in Macclesfield.

Ian Curtis Portrait in Macclesfield

Macclesfield Pride 2022, 9th July

Its been announced that Macclesfield Pride 2022 will take place this year on the 9th July in the Market Place in the centre of Macclesfield.

For those that dont know where this is in Macclesfield, this event will be located outside the town hall and the poost code is SK10 1DY and will be a fun filled day of events and attractions.

Final of the Macclesfield Pride 2022 Karaoke competition

There will also be the finale of the MaccPride karaoke competion. Heats are being held in April and May at local Pubs and Bars. More details are below and on the the website.

Karaoke Competition info

Dates and location for the Macclesfield Pride Karaoke Challenge 2022 heats at 17/03/2022

  • Start time is 8.30pm unless stated at venue.
  • Independent judges.
  • Trophy for all Grand finalists Sat 28 May Pack Horse Bowling Club.
  • Winner of Grand Final £50 cash and chance to perform at MaccPride Sat 9 July.
  • Solo or duets- over 18.
  • Enter on the night £3 each contestant, and can enter more than once.


Further details email


Macclesfield hasn’t had a Pride event now since 2019 because of the events of Covid, so this should be a good one folks.

Find out more about Macclesfield Pride 2022 by clicking on the MaccPride logo below. Or if your business wants to get involved then please send MaccPride a message via the Contact form on the MaccPride™ website.

Transend, Macclesfield Trans and Trans Ally group

If you’re looking for a Trans friendly group, Transend, in Macclesfield then I can recommend you take a look at the Transend group on Facebook as they are a great bunch of people supporting the trans community in Macclesfield.

Sure, Macclesfield has its own little LGBTQ+ community but as with many LGBTQ+ groups I have found they focus mainly on the LGB part of our spectrum and the Macclesfield group also focus’s heavily on the pride element of the LGBTQ+ community. I applaud this but I also think lots of LGBTQ+ people are looking for support more than a parade once a year.

Ironically, I found Transend through while searching links on the Macclesfield Pride website and visited the facebook page and joined.

The group is very friendly and as well as the online chats the group hold regular meetings at local venues.

Please take a few moments to view the facebook page and possibly join. I am on there so if you want to chat, pin me in a message.

The facebook group is available at :

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