Upcoming Events

  • Tea & Cake & Rock & Roll

    Tea & Cake & Rock & Roll

    Date: Sunday, 14 Sep

    Time: 11am - 4pm

    Join us in Seven Miles Out to celebrate the 4th birthday of Vintage Village with lashings of Tea & Cake & Rock & Roll with Wonderland Cakes. With a set list of delicious delights there’s sure to be something to tantalise your tastebuds. Relax to the sounds of some vinyl classics and perhaps even a […]

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  • Now Then Manchester Event

    Now Then Manchester Event

    Date: Saturday, 20 Sep

    Time: 2pm - 7pm

    Come and get involved in this celebratory arts afternoon hosted by Now Then an arts, culture and politics magazine which works to support independent creativity and trade across Greater Manchester. The event includes a two-hour poetry workshop from Word Life where people are welcome to take part. Word Life publishes the creative writing section in […]

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  • Acoustic Evening

    Acoustic Evening

    Date: Friday, 26 Sep

    Time: 6pm - 11pm

    As Foodie Friday takes over the Market Place, Seven Miles Out becomes a licensed bar with some chilled out acoustic sounds from all musical genres. Come and discover our intimate and quirky venue with its warm welcome and retro furniture, a friendly place to relax after a hard week at work.

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About Us

Seven Miles Out Arts Centre is a creative social space located in the heart of Stockport's Old Town.

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.

  • Monday:               Closed
  • Tuesday:              Closed
  • Wednesday:       Closed
  • Thursday:            11am - 6pm
  • Friday:                  11am - 6pm
  • Saturday:            11am - 6pm
  • Sunday:       Closed (11am - 4pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month)


History

Stockport is seven miles out of the greatest city in the world and we want to celebrate the strong musical and cultural links between Stockport and Manchester.

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!

Get in touch

Seven Miles Out is in the heart of Stockport's Old Town, directly opposite from Stockport Market.
Our address is 20 Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1EY.