Join us in Seven Miles Out for a creative afternoon to suit all ages from midday to 4pm. Our cafe will be open so why not pop in with the kids and enjoy an arty afternoon of fun activities. We’ll have plenty of art materials on hand so they can create their own artwork for […]
Seven Miles Out will be open as a licensed bar during Foodie Friday (and the whole of the Fringe Festival) so please pop in and sample our hospitality. From 6pm we are delighted to be hosting an evening of traditional Irish music with acclaimed performers Andy Dinan, Grace Kelly and friends. Andy is the fiddle […]
Blue Badge Tourist Guide Jean Bailo will take music fans on a free tour of The Old Town pointing out all the musical landmarks where international artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd played in the 1960‘s including such venues as The Sinking Ship and The Tabernacle. Assemble at Seven Miles Out just before […]
DJs, MCs, musicians, graffiti artists and breakdancers come together for a celebration of urban street arts and music taking place in Angel Courtyard at the back of Seven Miles Out Arts Centre. The highlight of the afternoon will be the live showcase of The Sound on the Street music workshop featuring the talents of young […]
After its successful series of Edinburgh Preview shows, Mojo Bravo is pleased to present Vikki Stone, multi-talented comedian, actress, singer and musician and winner of The Soho Theatre One Night Stand Up Award, who will be headlining our comedy night on Saturday 30th August as part of the Stockport Old Town Fringe Festival. Her unique […]
Seven Miles Out was created to provide a community hub for creative projects and creative people in Stockport's Old Town Area. We're all about supporting local artists, musicians, filmmakers, traders and creatives. Throughout the year, Seven Miles Out will bring the community of Stockport together through a combination of specialist events, film screenings, interactive workshops and music nights, bringing an increased sense of diversity, vibrancy and eclecticism to the Old Town area.
One of the most important links was Strawberry Studios in Stockport where some of Manchester’s most iconic bands recorded their debut singles including The Smiths, The Stone Roses, James and The Charlatans. Strawberry Studios was also where legendary producer Martin Hannett developed his trademark sound for Factory Records working with bands including Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio and The Happy Mondays. Stockport is also where the late, great Tony Wilson, co-founder of Factory Records and the Hacienda grew up. Seven Miles Out was the name of one of the most grooviest style emporiums of the late 1960s and early 70s, located on Wellington Road South, near where the Hatworks currently is now. The shop was owned by maverick entrepreneur Miles Baddeley, who was also an environmentalist and mentor to the young Jimi Goodwin from the band Doves, who interestingly enough recorded a song called 'Eleven Miles Out'. We decided to use the name Seven Miles Out to celebrate and recreate this era of independence in Stockport. Already we've been inundated with people who remembered the shop when they were younger and some who even worked there!