Spill your best se­crets for cafe art ex­hi­bi­tion

Macclesfield Express - - TOWN CENTRE SPECIAL REPORT - TOM BUR­NETT

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’

●● All Hal­lows Boys’ Break Dancers Tyler Lo­vatt, Kyle Attward, Thomas Davis and Jack Bushill with their tro­phy

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