Yearly Archives: 2019


Arts Council England Grant Awarded

By |2020-06-22T12:30:10+01:00December 20th, 2019|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Festival receives Arts Council England National Lottery project grant award for 2020 securing commissions including international visual artist Liz West. Arts Council England has awarded Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival a National Lottery project grant of £57k. The award will enable a number of new arts commissions and artist residencies for the 2020 event. Barnaby

Our Future is Ancient

By |2019-12-20T19:01:28+00:00December 18th, 2019|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Festival announces first commission Our Future is Ancient for 2020 Vision Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival will return in 2020 to celebrate its tenth anniversary with ten days of cultural activity exploring the theme of Vision. The festival from June 18 – June 28 will fall over two weekends. The first weekend will be billed

Introduction to Podcasting

By |2019-12-05T19:53:12+00:00November 16th, 2019|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Presents: Introduction to Podcasting Join us for a free introduction to podcasting workshop with podcast geek and good egg, Vic Elizabeth Turnbull.  Ever thought about starting your own podcast? Looking for tips and tricks on how to get it off the ground and into the ears of your audience-to-be? Join us on Monday

Barnaby Presented: Fundraising Masterclass

By |2019-11-11T20:48:50+00:00November 11th, 2019|Barnaby News|

On Thursday 7th November we kicked off Barnaby Presents, a new series of free workshops that will cover a range of arts & culture producing skills in the lead up to Barnaby 2020.   For the first session, producer, consultant and veteran bid-winner Laura Drane delivered a brilliant fundraising masterclass, which provided a comprehensive overview

Fundraising and bid-writing

By |2019-11-11T20:59:21+00:00October 27th, 2019|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Presents: Fundraising and bid-writing with Laura Drane Are you looking to raise funds for arts & culture projects? Thinking about how you could fundraise to bring your Barnaby 2020 proposal to life? Are you keen to improve your bid-writing and application technique? Whether you’re new to the bid-writing process or want to scale-up

New Volunteer Coordinator

By |2019-10-22T19:13:11+01:00October 22nd, 2019|Barnaby News|

Hello from Alison, Barnaby Festival's new volunteer co-ordinator! My name is Alison Lea and I am introducing myself as the Volunteer Coordinator for Barnaby Festival, 18th – 28th June 2020! As Barnaby 2020 promises to be another exciting and busy festival, volunteer support will be vital to its smooth running. If

Open Call 2020

By |2020-02-15T09:30:44+00:00October 17th, 2019|Barnaby News|

Open call for 2020 festival events, exhibitions and projects Come out and play with us! Performers, visual artists, theatre artists, musicians, poets, writers, dancers, inventors, big thinkers, creatives, arts, heritage and cultural organisations, food makers, film makers, new technology experimenters, digital artists, circus or street artists and more are invited to submit proposals to

Barnaby Young Producers

By |2019-11-11T21:00:20+00:00October 12th, 2019|Barnaby News|

Would you like to help design an artwork for the next Macclesfield Barnaby Festival? Would you like to gain experience of making arts and culture happen in a festival environment? Would you like to meet other like-minded people in Macc? Macclesfield Barnaby Festival (MBF) are looking for a group of young people aged 15

In Conversation

By |2019-10-15T20:59:17+01:00September 25th, 2019|Other Events|

Stephen Morris and Dave Haslam in conversation Macclesfield born and bred, Barnaby Festival patron, Joy Division and New Order drummer, the legendary Stephen Morris takes to the stage in his home town for a conversation with former Hacienda DJ and now acclaimed writer Dave Haslam. Expect plenty of anecdotes about their lives in music,

2020 Festival Programming Assistant

By |2019-09-26T20:29:30+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Barnaby News, Business|

Overview In our 8th festival the Barnaby Festival 2020 theme is Vision. Once again Barnaby will be inviting the people who live and work in Macclesfield out to play in a range of high-quality festival arts, inspiring and encouraging creativity.  Macclesfield Barnaby Festival (MBF) are looking to contract for a Festival Programming Assistant to


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