Astronomer’s Story has star role at festival
A FAMILY arts event has been hailed the most ‘unforgettable experience’ of this year’s Barnaby Festival.
‘La Lune’ is an interactive experience which will run throughout the Barnaby Festival, with a number of events and workshops.
The Astronomer’s Story, which has been written for the festival, is an immersive theatrical adventure at the centre of the experience.
The drama follows the story of an astronomer who brings the stars and the moon down to earth but needs the help of Macclesfield residents and visitors to send them back into the sky.
Christ Church will be transformed into the astronomer’s secret laboratory and there will be a number of performances throughout the day.
Karl Wallace, festival director of Barnaby, said: “I’d urge all family festival-goers to come and see The Astronomer’s Story.
“It’s going to be a completely unique and unforgettable experience at the centre of Barnaby 2016.
“The 45-minute family theatrical adventure has performances throughout the day and is suitable for children aged four and older.”
A limited number of early bird tickets for local residents are £6 – with babes in arms free.
The Barnaby Festival runs from Friday, June 17, until Sunday, June 26, with The Astronomer’s story taking place on the June 18 & 19.
For tickets go to lalune.org.uk.
On Saturday, June 18, a ‘poetry takeaway’, in association with Cheshire Rural Touring Arts and Macclesfield Library, will be situated in the Market Place.
Visitors will be given their own personalised poem, written and performed on request, between 10am and 1pm, and 2pm until 6pm.