Upcoming Events

  • The Teenage Market

    The Teenage Market

    Date: Sunday, 27 Apr

    Time: 11am - 3pm

    Between 11am and 3pm The Teenage Market takes over the Victorian Market Hall with over 50 unique creative stalls, live music & dance performance and great food and drink. Check out The Teenage Market (it’s well worth a visit) and then pop in to Seven Miles Out Arts Cafe for a cuppa and more live […]

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  • Bling Jewellery Art Workshop

    Bling Jewellery Art Workshop

    Date: Saturday, 26 Apr

    Time: 1pm - 4pm

    Create your own piece of beautiful bling artwork out of recycled jewellery with local artist Lynne Tracey.

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  • Family Workshops Story Sessions

    Family Workshops Story Sessions

    Date: Thursday, 17 Apr

    Time: 10.30am - 3.45pm

    A series of well known stories told in new ways incorporating creative activities. Price: £5 per child Please note: The family workshops are for different age ranges as follows… 10.30am – 11.45am: Pre-School ( Under 5′s ) 12.30pm – 1.45pm: Key Stage 1 ( 5 – 7 years ) 2.30pm – 3.45pm: Key Stage 2 […]

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  • Vegetable Orchestra Workshops

    Vegetable Orchestra Workshops

    Date: Tuesday, 8 Apr

    Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm

    Take the chance to work with your children to create new and exciting instruments from everyday vegetables! Workshops last 1hr 15mins. Children aged 6+. Adult supervision is required. On Tuesday 8th April, there will be three vegetable orchestra workshops held at Seven Miles Out. Workshop Times: 10:30am – 11.45am, 12:15pm – 1:30pm, 2:30pm – 3:45pm […]

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  • Artism Exhibition Preview

    Artism Exhibition Preview

    Date: Thursday, 3 Apr

    Time: 7pm - 9pm

    Come down to Seven Miles Out between Friday 4th April – Sunday 27th April and you’ll discover the Artism exhibition, a gallery of original artworks painted by artists on the autistic spectrum. You can come down to launch of this exhibition on Thursday 3rd April, between 7pm – 9pm. Brin Morris, Head of Artism, had […]

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


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, opposite from Stockport Market in the Market Place.

Directions by Car: Stockport's town centre is easily accessible from the M60 (take junctions 26, 27 or 1) and the A6 from Manchester or Buxton. Once you're here there are several car parks within walking distance of Seven Miles Out and the Old Town.

Directions by Train: Seven Miles Out is only a short five minute walk from Stockport train station. From the train station, turn left and walk towards the A6. Cross the A6 and turn left downhill. Turn right at the library into St Petersgate and keep walking along this road to the Market Place. Seven Miles Out is the white building on the left.

Our address is:

20 Market Place,
Market Place