The Macclesfield Open was originally sponsored by Barnaby when it started in 2013, going on to become a highly successful exhibition attracting artists from across the northwest. It was held at the Silk Museum until 2018 when the reorganisation of Macclesfield Museums and the absence of an alternative venue led to its premature closure.
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
This new Silk Museum exhibition, opening on Saturday 18 September 2021, will take you behind the scenes of the Macclesfield Stripe collection, where you will discover the iconic 1920s -1940s Macclesfield designs and how we are protecting them for future generations. Despite the Macclesfield Stripe being one of the best-known designs made in Macclesfield, we have
Cheshire East Council is seeking to appoint an artist to develop the artwork for a ‘heritage wall’, as part of the new Royal Arcade development in Crewe. The artwork will create a sense of arrival for people visiting Crewe town centre. It should be a source of pride for the town and reflect its
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
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
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
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
Barnaby Bright presents Music Mash a call-out to musicians to offer them an industry-led placement and bursary of £500 Barnaby 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.
Macclesfield Barnaby Festival is a volunteer led festival. It is the enthusiastic, hardworking and creative people who live in and around Macclesfield that make our festival happen. We are keen to hear from people wanting to volunteer throughout the year. We have a number of ways you can make regular commitments to the festival