Spill your best secrets for cafe art exhibition
RESIDENTS are being asked to spill their deepest secrets for an art exhibition.
“The Secret Life of Macclesfield” invites Maxonians to send in anonymous postcards with their secrets written on them.
The secrets will then be displayed as part of a July exhibition at the Snow Goose Cafe-Bar on Sunderland Street.
Jude D’Souza, of organ- isers Enthropy Events said all secrets were welcome.
She added: “They can be funny, sad or scary, from childhood or the present day. They can be private fears or desires, buried regrets or confes- sions, unshared dreams or hidden thoughts.
“We encourage multiple submissions, providing ever secret is true.”
A similar exhibition was held at the Barnaby Festival in 2012. Entries included everything from someone being scared of getting dementia, not being proud of their body and not actually having read most of the books on their bookshelf.
One person also admitted they’d got cold feet while waiting to audition to play the Milky Bar kid.
Jude said: “Our first exhibition got a really eyeopening array of secrets.
“Some were hilarious, some poignant and a few so controversial that people were invariably still talking about them as they left. This year we hope to see even more submissions and more creativity in how those secrets are expressed.”
Nelly Symth, owner of the Snowgoose Cafe-bar said she thought the idea was “genius.”
She added: “Last time we had them all on display in the cellar, that was kind of a secret as well.
“I think the exhibition is a brilliant idea.”
The exhibition will also feature original poetry inspired by the secrets that have been sent in.
Macclesfield artists, including painters and photographers, will also share secrets to inspire new work based on them.
Pre-addressed blank postcards can be picked up from the Snowgoose as well as Park Tavern on Park Lane and Mash Guru on Blackwallgate.
Completed postcards can be dropped into the special postbox attached to the Snowgoose bar or sent to The Secret Life of Macclesfield, Snowgoose Cafe Bar, 52/54 Sunderland Street, SK11 6HN.
The deadline for sending secrets is June 30.
‘They can be funny, sad or scary’
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