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After Hours: Spanish Tapas

Substation After Hours takes you to the Iberian Peninsula Variety is the spice of life, and we take this literally! Indulging you in a dazzling array of vegan dishes that are sure to give you back your zest.Limited tables are available to book for Saturday October 16th so get in...

After Hours: The Acoustics

After Hours: The Acoustics. As part of our After Hours sessions, we are delighted to host ‘The Acoustics’ a local band including one of our very own climbers Joshua Brough. The 5 person band will be performing various covers stretching different genres on the 9th October, so come on down...

After Hours: Dislocation Dance

Our first After Hours Gig! Substation will be host to the brilliant Dislocation Dance, featuring none other than our very own Sam Heywood. From 7pm on Saturday 7th August we will be holding our first gig, something we have been excited about for a very, very long time!Entry will be...

After Hours: Sri Lankan Curry

Substation After Hours takes you to Sri Lanka. Has covid kept you from scratching that travellers itch? Then jet off to Sri Lanka for a night, as our chefs take your taste buds on a tour of the country's tastiest vegan dishes. So, if the British weather has got you...

After Hours: Italian Night

Substation After Hours is off to Italy. Our vegan take on this classic quisine, with all the rich indulgence you'd expect, served fresh from the Substation kitchen. Macclesfield has never looked so Mediterranean. To Start: Tomato and rosemary foccacia with marinated oilves and caponata. Mains:  Fettucine alfredo with porcini and...

After Hours: Asian Fusion

Substation After Hours is back! Our ever popular After Hours events are back! From fine dining sub-style, to DJ sets and live music. We'll be starting with our Asian Fusion night. Limited tables are available to book for Saturday May 22nd and Saturday 5th June, so get in touch now to...

Competition Climbing

Its now less than a year to go until climbing gains the prestigious title of an Olympic sport, so we thought we’d better get ourselves wised up on how competition climbing works!At the Olympics there is only one medal set up for grabs so athletes must compete in a combination...

Eating the seasons

Before the days of long-distance freight transport, prior to the year-round availability of  everything from Peruvian asparagus to Dutch tomatoes, Brits dined on that which grew around  them; hearty root vegetables in winter, the finest peas and green veg in spring and plump berries in the summer.However these days 50%...

Glossary

I overheard a conversation between two climbers at Substation the other day which went something like this:- First Climber So, did you send it then Second Climber Yeah, eventually. It was desperate. First Climber You got any beta? Second Climber Yeah, you start matched on the undercut then dyno for...

Indoor Evolution

Macclesfield already has an active and lively outdoor community and it seems that a large proportion of them climb at Substation. It’s this shared love of the outdoors and the love of swapping stories, advice and experience that is building a strong new community on the mats, in the café...