Fes­ti­val gets its own beer and in­tro­duces ‘pay what you can’

Macclesfield Express - - WHAT’S ON - BARN­ABY BEER

THERE’LL be a brand new, spe­cially brewed Barn­aby beer thanks to Mac­cles­field’s own Red Wil­low Brew­ery, who are do­nat­ing the prof­its on cask sales to the fes­ti­val.

It’ll be called Starry Mes­sen­ger in line with the ‘Space’ theme and re­flect­ing the ti­tle of a work by com­mis­sioned artist Bed­wyr Wil­liams, who’s also de­signed the monochrome pump clip.

Made to a new recipe the ale is cur­rently ma­tur­ing at Red Wil­low’s brew­ery and will be avail­able next month at town cen­tre pubs and Barn­aby venues.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN

AS well as more than 60 free events at Barn­aby which runs Fri­day 17 to Sun­day 25 June, there’s a new cat­e­gory in this year’s pro­gramme.

Di­rec­tor Karl Wallace has in­tro­duced ‘Pay What You Can’ for events like the Gimp Twis­ter Music Lounge and Street Treats on June 18 and 19.

This is a way of show­ing sup­port for the fes­ti­val gen­er­ally and in­di­cat­ing which events you par­tic­u­larly en­joy – from bands like Hope and So­cial to en­ter­tain­ers like Po­etry Take­away and chil­dren’s the­atre The Whale.

Try some­thing new and pop a pound in the pot if you’d like more next time - as a Reg­is­tered Char­ity we can also claim Gift Aid on what we raise.

OUT OF THIS WORLD WIN­DOWS

MORE than 20 town cen­tre busi­nesses have al­ready signed up for the Barn­aby Shop Win­dow Com­pe­ti­tion on the theme ‘Space’. Stan­dards will be high with pre­vi­ous win­ners like Mac­cles­field Eye So­ci­ety and Roe 11 Hair­dress­ing tak­ing on new en­trants Water­stone’s and Pizza Ex­press. Hair­dressers are the largest cat­e­gory with four com­peti­tors and for the first time there’s a butcher, N Carter & Co.

Ch­ester­gate has the great­est num­ber of en­trants, but there’s time for that to change be­fore reg­is­tra­tion closes on Thurs­day, June 9.

There are cash prizes for cre­ativ­ity and get­ting the pub­lic in­volved as well as a new Peo­ple’s Prize. Marks and Spencer staff have of­fered to share their win­dow dressing skills and plan to run a training ses­sion with the aim of mak­ing Macc’s win­dows bet­ter for brows­ing all year round!

TREACLE STAR HUNT

DON’T miss a chance to win a free ticket for the in­cred­i­ble fam­ily the­atre ex­pe­ri­ence, The As­tronomer’s Story (show­ing on Satur­day 18 and Sun­day 19 June) at Sun­day’s Treacle Mar­ket.

To join the Star Hunt, pick up a clue from the Barn­aby Kiosk in Mar­ket Place. More de­tails about all Barn­aby events and how to help as a vol­un­teer at www. barn­abyfes­ti­val.org.uk or pick up a brochure at the Visi­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, Li­brary or rail­way sta­tion.

●● Barn­aby Fes­ti­val act Hope and So­cial

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