As­tronomer’s Story has star role at fes­ti­val

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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.

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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.

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