LIST­INGS: BARN­ABY FES­TI­VAL

Macclesfield Express - - BARNABY BITES COLUMN -

Com­mu­nity Games: Take a break from the day-to­day to laugh and play with peo­ple you don’t usu­ally get chance to meet. Take your friends and fam­ily. They do bee­tle drives and bingo... pop along and join them! Date: Wed­nes­day, June 15 Time: 7pm - 9pm Venue: St Barn­abas Church Web: www.stmichaels­mac­cles­field.org.uk Meet your mil­i­tary an­ces­tors – Lo­cal stud­ies: An event as part of Fes­ti­val of Learn­ing 2016 (pre­vi­ously Adult Learner’s Week) which has been run­ning since 1992, is a na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of the im­pact learn­ing has on peo­ple of all ages, from all walks of life and in all parts of the coun­try. Date: Wed­nes­day, June 15 Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Mac­cles­field Li­brary Live at the White Lion: Sarah Den­nis, fe­male vo­cal­ist, per­form­ing songs from the 70s to the present day Date: Thurs­day, June 16 Time: 8.30pm Venue: The White Lion In­tro­duc­tion to Pot­tery Part of the Fes­ti­val of Learn­ing 2016 Date: Fri­day, June 17 Time: 10pm to 12pm Venue: Mac­cles­field Li­brary Hog roast, cel­e­bra­tion and auc­tion: The fi­nale will kick-off with a scrump­tious hog roast for only £1 which in­cludes en­try into the fan­tas­tic raf­fle! This will be fol­lowed by an evening cel­e­brat­ing Cre8 over the last 10 years. Then let the bid­ding go crazy with the auc­tion; all rais­ing money for Cre8. Date: Fri­day, June 17 Time: 6pm - 9pm Venue: St Barn­abas Church Na­tional Tug of War Cham­pi­onships: Tug of war teams from all over Eng­land will be tak­ing part in the event, which will see teams com­pet­ing for the gold, sil­ver and bronze medals in men’s weight cat­e­gories, ladies’ weight cat­e­gories, and ju­nior weight cat­e­gories. There will also be a mixed gen­der weight class, with teams con­sist­ing of four men and four ladies each. Date: Satur­day, June 18 Time: 10am Venue: Mac­cles­field Rugby Club String Driven Thing. Vic­tor Brox, Ge­orge Borowski: A unique evening of folk, rock and blues leg­ends in the beau­ti­ful vil­lage set­ting of Sut­ton Scout Hut. For tick­ets phone 01565 734066 or 07970 219701. Date: Satur­day, June 18 Time: 7pm Venue: Sut­ton Scout Hut Katie Hal­l­i­day – Live at the Bro­ken Cross Club: Bril­liant fe­male vo­cal­ist Katie has had suc­cess with her own record­ing and song­writ­ing ca­reer which led to a hit sin­gle in the Top 40 charts. Date: Satur­day, June 18 Time: 8pm Venue: Bro­ken Cross Club Web: www.bro­ken­cross club.co.uk Live at the White Lion: Bob Young, male vo­cal­ist, per­form­ing songs from the 70s to present day Date: Sun­day, June 19 Time: 8.30pm Venue: The White Lion The Moss Rose Com­mu­nity Brass Band at South Park Band­stand: Com­mu­nity In­ter­est Com­pany proudly presents The Moss Rose Com­mu­nity Brass Band who will be play­ing at the South Park (Mac­cles­field) band­stand on June 19 (Fa­ther’s Day) be­tween 12pm and 3pm. The Bolling­ton Brew­ing Com­pany will be pro­vid­ing an out­side bar. Hot and cold drinks will be served out­side the pavil­ion. What a per­fect way to spend Fa­ther’s day! Date: Sun­day, June 19 Time: 12pm - 3pm Venue: The Band­stand, South Park Date: Fri­day, June 17 to Sun­day, June 26 Web: www.barn­abyfes­ti­val.org.uk Wob­bly Man­i­festo: With­out di­ver­sity, there would be no evo­lu­tion, no life, no hu­man be­ings. So why are we still so damn scared of dif­fer­ence? Francesca Martinez ex­plores this by propos­ing her own ‘Wob­bly Man­i­festo’ which aims to show how em­brac­ing di­ver­sity as nor­mal would rev­o­lu­tionise the world we live in. Francesca Martinez (Live at the Apollo, Rus­sell Howard’s Good News) brings her brand new com­edy show to Mac­cles­field on a spe­cial three date only tour. Book sign­ing af­ter the per­for­mance. (Suit­able for 16+) Date: Fri­day, June 17 Time: 9.15pm - 10.45pm Venue: St Michael’s Church Space for De­bate with Nick Robinson: The for­mer BBC po­lit­i­cal ed­i­tor and pre­sen­ter of Ra­dio 4’s To­day Pro­gramme ex­plores the con­tem­po­rary de­bate around free speech. Nick Robinson ar­gues that the con­cept of a ‘safe space’ – cre­at­ing a pro­tec­tive co­coon to avoid caus­ing of­fence – is it­self a threat to open and in­tel­lec­tual de­bate. Fol­lowed by short ques­tion and an­swer ses­sions. Tick­ets £11. Date: Fri­day, June 17 Time: 7.45pm Venue: King Ed­ward Street Chapel Barn­aby 2016 Space Mis­sions Mis­sion one: Weather bal­loon project Mis­sion two: Deep space and so­lar lab Mis­sion three: Rock­et­ship challenge Mis­sion four: Sci­ence dome plan­e­tar­ium Mis­sion five: Space school work­shops and ac­tiv­i­ties Date: Fri­day, June 17 to Sun­day, June 26 Time: Day­time Venue: Mac­cles­field Fes­ti­val Group 62: Mak­ing Space is the lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion from the in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned 62 Group of tex­tile artists. Price: £2. Date: June 17 to Septem­ber 3 Time: 10am - 4pm Venue: Silk Mu­seum Web: www.silk­mac­cles­field.org.uk

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