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Our First Digital Festival

By |2020-07-19T13:06:53+01:00July 19th, 2020|Artist News, Barnaby News|

We delivered our first digital Barnaby festival programme on June 20th & 21st 2020, you can now watch video content from the weekend Homemade Parade On Saturday 21st, our local communities came together (at home and online) to bring us the Homemade Parade; full of at-home creative making, home and garden 'floats' and a

Free online workshops this Summer

By |2020-07-23T20:04:18+01:00July 19th, 2020|Barnaby News|

We are delighted to be presenting a week-long programme of free online workshops this Summer.  Peter Duncan, Circus Trainer and renowned circus expert, will be teaching us a range  of easy-to-learn circus skills, tips and tricks. Sharon Ginnis, experienced Writer & Educator, will teach viewers to weave their own story in a week-long programme

Black Lives Matter

By |2020-06-17T18:46:31+01:00June 17th, 2020|Barnaby News|

Barnaby is committed to acting against racism. We aim to promote access to cultural expression, make positive change and celebrate diversity and inclusion in everything we do. Following the events and protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement after the racist killing of George Floyd, which articulate the deep-rooted anger and concern over

Our Future is Ancient

By |2020-06-05T10:04:46+01:00June 4th, 2020|Artist News, Barnaby News|

Artist Simon Buckley who produces the Not Quite Light project and is based in Salford will be presenting his digital commission on Saturday June 20. Simon has been visiting Macclesfield Forest every month to coincide with the dawn of the full moon, since December’s winter solstice. Click here for the promotional video

Parade 2020: Covid-19 Update

By |2020-04-08T13:50:20+01:00April 8th, 2020|Barnaby News|

We wanted to update you about our plans for the 2020 Parade in light of the latest advice from the government and NHS about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We must ensure that the health and safety of our audiences, volunteers, artists, partners and staff is our number one priority. We are reviewing the whole

COVID 19

By |2020-03-21T13:58:15+00:00March 21st, 2020|Artist News, Barnaby News, Business|

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival COVID-19 statement  We wanted to update you about Barnaby Festival 2020 in light of the latest advice from the government and NHS about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We must ensure that the health and safety of our audiences, volunteers, artists, partners and staff is the number one priority. The team at

Volunteers wanted for the Barnaby Festival preparations

By |2020-03-21T08:23:56+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Barnaby News|

Why not sign up NOW to become part of the Barnaby team! To support the parade, art exhibitions and live comedy, music and spoken word events, a LARGE group of volunteers is required - before and during the festival. Our Volunteer Sign Up form link can be found below. There are a wide variety

Opportunity for an experienced Festival Manager

By |2020-02-14T21:33:51+00:00January 26th, 2020|Barnaby News, Business|

Festival Manager Opportunity 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) is seeking an experienced freelance Festival Manager to

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