Barnaby Bright is a collection of midsummer events for 2021 running between 17 -27 June, which support the artistic, creative and cultural life of the town. All events will take place in a covid-safe way in line with restrictions.

 

The programme includes:

  • a major work commissioned from internationally acclaimed artist Liz West;
  • a Covid-safe response to the traditional Barnaby parade;
  • an music industry masterclass programme for Macclesfield musicians produced by Brighter Sound with Mash Guru;
  • a performance and installation from Simon Buckley (Not Quite Light) that culminates from 18 months work in the Macclesfield Forest,
  • participatory workshops, cabaret events and markets.

The programme is supported by Arts Council England,  Macclesfield Town Council, and Cheshire East Council. Working together with these and other partners we aim to ensure that arts, culture and heritage can play its important role in supporting the town in recovery.

Beer Estival

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

RedWillow brewery has teamed up with Barnaby for the release of the art-beer Estival to celebrate Barnaby Bright. Devised by RedWillow’s expert brewers the beer is a hoppy session IPA at 4.2% ABV which will be perfect for summer

OFIA The Forest Comes To Town

June 20 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

This late evening solstice walk led by artist Simon Buckley will take you around the ginnels, twists and turns of Macclesfield town centre as he talks about and shows images from Our Future Is Ancient.  Hear about Simon's experiences

OFIA Savage Tower

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Future is Ancient film will be shown in the Tower of the historic Savage Chapel in St Michael’s Church in Macclesfield. The film captures the year of visits to the forest, which are punctuated by the passing of

Presence 21 June

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presence is a new large-scale, site-specific artwork by Liz West in grade II* listed Christ Church, an historic building managed by the Roe-naissance Project and maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust. Please note that there are no public conveniences

OFIA The Forest Comes To Town

June 21 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

This late evening solstice walk led by artist Simon Buckley will take you around the ginnels, twists and turns of Macclesfield town centre as he talks about and shows images from Our Future Is Ancient.  Hear about Simon's experiences

OFIA Savage Tower

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Future is Ancient film will be shown in the Tower of the historic Savage Chapel in St Michael’s Church in Macclesfield. The film captures the year of visits to the forest, which are punctuated by the passing of

Presence 22 June

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presence is a new large-scale, site-specific artwork by Liz West in grade II* listed Christ Church, an historic building managed by the Roe-naissance Project and maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust. Please note that there are no public conveniences

Spoken Bar Poetry Night

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Barnaby Bright Spoken Bars Spoken Bars presents some of the North-Wests finest poets at Macclesfield's premiere alternative venue Mash for this year's Barnaby Bright Festival. Featuring Mark Rawlins, Rob Stevenson, Phil Poyser and your host Mike "Ruler of The

OFIA Savage Tower

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Future is Ancient film will be shown in the Tower of the historic Savage Chapel in St Michael’s Church in Macclesfield. The film captures the year of visits to the forest, which are punctuated by the passing of

Presence 23 June

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Presence is a new large-scale, site-specific artwork by Liz West in grade II* listed Christ Church, an historic building managed by the Roe-naissance Project and maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust. Please note

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OFIA: The Perfomance
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OFIA Ginnel Tour 20/6
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Presence Talk Event
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Visual Arts & Crafts market - Closing date for stalls is 16 June 21
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