How you can get stuck in at Barn­aby

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

WITH just six weeks un­til this year’s Barn­aby Fes­ti­val, there is still time to get to get in­volved with some of the ex­cit­ing events on the agenda.

Fes­ti­val chair Lynne Jones said there is plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple to join in, whether it’s de­sign­ing a space craft or join­ing the fan­tas­tic car­ni­val pa­rade.

She said: “There are many ways to join in and take part in Barn­aby Fes­ti­val 2016 which runs from Fri­day 17 to Sun­day 26 June in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre.

“Space­pod Chal­lenge in­vites teams of bud­ding en­gi­neers to de­sign a cap­sule which can land on the sur­face of a far away planet - in this case rep­re­sented by an egg be­ing dropped from a height of six me­ters onto the cob­bles of Mar­ket Place!

“The Shop Win­dow Com­pe­ti­tion is also on a ‘Space’ theme and those with a win­dow in the town cen­tre are en­cour­aged to be part of the fes­ti­val!”

To cel­e­brate the town’s long as­so­ci­a­tion with as­tron­omy and aero­space en­gi­neer­ing, sci­ence bof- fins are en­cour­aged to put their heads to­gether to come up with a craft fit for space.

The teams will be judged by a team of ex­perts in front of a live au­di­ence on June 25.

Busi­nesses with a shop win­dow in the town cen­tre are en­cour­aged to dec­o­rate their space for the ‘The Shop Win­dow Com­pe­ti­tion’.

There are prizes for creative in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the theme, par­tic­i­pa­tion and in­volv­ing the pub­lic. There’s also a new ‘Peo­ple’s Prize’ to be awarded at the end of the Fes­ti­val. Reg­is­ter your win­dow by 9 June 2016.

You can play, dance, protest, drink tea, knit, learn dou­ble Dutch at The Mac­cles-field - a pop-up green space for Barn­aby

show­cas­ing the town’s creative tal­ents and com­mu­nity spirit.

This 5m x 4m ‘vil­lage green’ in the Mar­ket Place will host free ac­tiv­i­ties which in­vite the pub­lic to take part. Sub­mit your idea and re­quest a slot as soon as pos­si­ble.

And the Car­ni­val Pa­rade will blast off with 800 cos­tumed Max­o­ni­ans tak­ing to the streets on Satur­day, June 18, at 1pm in all man­ner of crazy cre­ations on a ‘space’ theme.

Reg­is­ter your group of friends, col­leagues or or­gan­i­sa­tion by con­tact­ing barn­aby­pa­rade@me. com and get help with ideas, cos­tumes or floats.

De­tails of all th­ese ways to get in­volved are avail­able at www.barn­abyfes­ti­ uk or by con­tact­ing or­gan­is­ers on 07557 80650.

●● Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to get in­volved in this year’s Car­ni­val

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