Barnaby wants to hear your views

By |2022-04-07T07:49:59+01:00April 6th, 2022|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Festival wants to hear your views in preparation for future events The team at Barnaby Festival is looking to residents and community groups in Macclesfield to share their views on how they want Barnaby to take shape. The festival will be carrying out a consultation this summer to help inform future events. Barnaby

Barnaby AIR Open Call

By |2022-03-10T21:12:07+00:00March 10th, 2022|Barnaby News|

Barnaby AIR Open call for creative submissions Barnaby have a small pot of seed funding for a micro-commission by an artist/creative/creative organisation/student from Macclesfield or the wider Cheshire region to deliver a piece of work that supports the aims of Barnaby AIR. Barnaby AIR is a programme of consultation and micro-commissions looking at the

Music Mash Masterclass

By |2021-12-14T13:31:35+00:00December 14th, 2021|Artist News, Barnaby News|

The Music MASH  industry masterclass programme ran during May and June 2021 as part of Barnaby Bright, produced by Manchester music organisation Brighter Sound. It took place online and at Macclesfield premiere music venue, Mash Guru, and focused on taking emerging artists’ careers to the next level through digital streaming and live performance practice.

Our Future Is Ancient film launch

By |2021-12-14T08:31:37+00:00December 14th, 2021|Barnaby News|

Simon Buckley Film Launch Just six months ago during Barnaby Bright, we celebrated the longest day of the year, by hosting the performance of Simon Buckley’s Our Future is Ancient, inspired by his visits to capture Macclesfield Forest at first light. The one-off performance of spoken word and music inspired by this commissioned project

Barnaby seeks a new Chair of trustees

By |2021-09-16T07:43:01+01:00September 16th, 2021|Barnaby News|

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

Postponement of Events

By |2021-06-21T19:59:50+01:00June 21st, 2021|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Bright is a collection of midsummer events brought to you by the team at Barnaby Festival.All events are in line with stage 3 of the government roadmap and the team at Barnaby Festival is ensuring that social distancing measures and health and safety is a top priority to deliver these events as safely as

Liz West’s Presence

By |2021-06-16T19:47:37+01:00June 16th, 2021|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Bright presents Liz West’s Presence in grade II* Christ Church Macclesfield Presence is a new large-scale, site-specific commission by Liz West that will be situated in grade II* listed Christ Church on Bridge Street in Macclesfield. Liz West is a British visual artist based in the North West, who creates works combining the

Art-Beer Estival

By |2021-06-12T14:01:50+01:00June 11th, 2021|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Festival has teamed up with brewery RedWillow to create ‘Estival’ art-beer in celebration of midsummer. Devised by RedWillow’s expert brewers the beer is a hoppy session IPA at 4.2% ABV which will be perfect for summer drinking. Bollington-based artist Sue Asbury, who created Barnaby Festival’s familiar mill logo, was commissioned to create an

Drag Cabaret Show

By |2021-06-27T12:58:29+01:00May 27th, 2021|Barnaby News|

Barnaby Bright presents A Midsummer Night’s Queen drag cabaretBarnaby Bright is a collection of midsummer events that will take place this June around the summer solstice in the historic spaces of Macclesfield town centre, brought to you by the team at Barnaby Festival.A Midsummer Night’s Queen is a drag queen cabaret and catwalk competition inspired


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