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June 17
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Visual art

Various venues,
Macclesfield, SK11 United Kingdom
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Unique spaces – from a gothic tower to domestic windowsills – provide the venues for film installations, photography, sculpture, drawing, digital animation and mixed media work. Commissions from four nationally renowned artists, and four Macclesfield-based artists, plus shows from a selection of local talent together make up the ‘Space’ themed visual arts programme. Don’t miss new work from Bedwyr Williams (responding to Macclesfield the place) and Hondartza Fraga (inspired by Jodrell Bank), with reinterpreted existing work by Hannah Imlach (a canopy in trees)…

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June 17
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Live events

Various venues,
Macclesfield, SK11 United Kingdom
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Comedy and performance (laughing at stars), music (a ‘lounge’ with breakthrough acts shining bright), an inflatable planetarium, space-themed science (with our feet firmly in Macc), a fish & chip van full of poets, cellos with a twist, story-telling in the belly of a whale, walks, talks, debate, surprise street events, happenings in unexpected spaces, and our very own Maccles-Field featuring home grown talent. Plus much, much more. This is our town to explore in all its celestial splendour! Photo by Michael Steff

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June 17
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La Lune

Christ Church & Christ Church lawns,
Bridge Street
Macclesfield, SK11 6EG United Kingdom
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The people of Macclesfield are invited into a curious reality as the story of La Lune unfolds. There are strange occurrences in schools, a theatrical adventure, The Astronomer’s Story in Christ Church, a most unusual Observatory on Christ Church lawns, and stars and moons appearing just about everywhere. Wild Rumpus tell the story of an astronomer who brings the stars and the moon down to earth, and for one short week Macclesfield is full of starlight. But when he realises…

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June 18 @ 1:15 pm
Photo by Teneight Studios

Carnival Parade

Town centre,
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Get ready for lift off and push your imagination to the outer limits for the ‘Space’ themed Barnaby Parade. Costumed Maxonians take to the streets and ten thousand stars shine bright as the vibrant carnival winds through the town centre on Saturday 18 June. Colourful characters promenade their handmade creations of giant puppets and elaborate push-floats. Music fills the air, the samba band sways, jugglers and jesters entertain the crowds. The only excuse for missing it is that you’re in it or you’re Tim Peake (on…

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