Free creative workshop for young people

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How can we design arts festival events to make sure that everyone can take part and enjoy the experience?

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival needs your creative ideas!

We’re inviting you to share and explore your ideas as part of a full-day, free creative workshop at McCann Manchester on Wednesday 19th February 2020 between 10am-4pm.

During the workshop, we’ll be exploring how we can use alternative technologies, spaces and materials to create festival events that increase wellbeing and can be enjoyed by all.

Working in small groups, we’ll be identifying some of the potential barriers to getting involved in arts and culture, including  space, crowds and noise, and looking at how technology can help to reduce these barriers and create amazing experiences for all.

We’ll be working with digital experts at McCann as well as The National Trust,  East Cheshire Eye Society and Manchester Camerata. There will also be the opportunity to continue working with these groups to create accessible events and exhibitions for Barnaby Festival, which takes place in June.

This opportunity is open to all young people in Macclesfield aged between 13 and 21 years. If you would like to take part, please register below by midday on Monday 17th February.

The workshop is limited to 15 people, first come, first served!

You can also ask me any questions via this email address:

Free travel to and from the venue will be available from central Macclesfield. A minibus will leave from the carpark of The Old Sunday School Heritage Centre, Macclesfield (SK11 6UT) at 9.30am PROMPT on Wednesday 19th February.

Image Credit: Wim Hoppenbrouwers


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