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Macclesfield Barnaby Festival (MBF) is seeking a new Chair, or Co-Chairs, to take on leadership of this festival arts charity. In challenging and unprecedented times Barnaby has continued to deliver opportunities for creativity, arts, culture and heritage in the town. We are proud of the innovation we have brought to our work over the last eleven years, and particularly the learning we have developed over the last two years, supported by strong local partnerships and communities

We are now looking forward to the return of a physical Barnaby Festival in June 2022 and further developing the work of MBF to deliver our charitable objectives. It is an exciting time to get involved, working with our talented board of trustees, many partners and the local community.

You can find out more about the festival at, our latest digital project at

Click to see our trustee role description and chair role profile  We would love to hear from you if you are interested in this role.  Informal discussions are welcome and encouraged, with the retiring Chair Abi Gilmore. Please email to to arrange a time and get contact details.

Expressions of interest should comprise a full CV and covering letter, and should be submitted via email to  We would like to hear from you by 15 October 2021.

We are keen to encourage applications from people with Black, Asian, minority ethnic backgrounds and disabled people.

Image: Van Gogh’s Chair, Vincent van Gogh, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons