Barnaby in 2021

Barnaby is currently shaping a programme of events for 2021, and will centre these on the weekend of 19 & 20 June 2021. Our team is looking at how to continue to support the artistic, creative and cultural life of the town, and do this in a covid-safe way in line with restrictions.

Barnaby is working with our partners to launch our reimagined programme in the spring, this will include:

  • a major work commissioned from locally based, internationally acclaimed artist Liz West;
  • a Covid-safe response to the traditional Barnaby parade; a music residency produced by Brighter Sound;
  • a performance and installation from Simon Buckley (Not Quite Light) that culminates from 18 months work in the Macclesfield Forest
  • further participatory talks and events.

Barnaby is working with Macclesfield Town Council, Cheshire East Council and others in the town to ensure that arts, culture and heritage can play its important role in supporting the town in recovery. This includes developing a new project looking at public art in the town, more information about “Redux” will be available soon.