Gimp Twister Music Lounge: Named after Macclesfield’s silk ribbon makers, The Gimp Twister is a bar and bolt hole for music lovers which runs all weekend. Date: Friday, June 17 Time: 6.30pm - 11pm Venue: St Michael’s Churchyard La Lune: Through an immersive theatrical adventure in Christ Church, a most unusual observatory on the Christ Church lawns, strange occurrences in Macclesfield schools, and stars and moons appearing just everywhere, we’ll be telling the story of an astronomer who has brought the stars and the moon down to earth. Date: June 18 to June 25 Venue: Barnaby Festival, Macclesfield Web: www.wildrumpus. org.uk/la-lune-2/ The Astronomer’s Story: Step into the laboratory of eccentric scientist John Herschel as he invites the families of Macclesfield to share in his greatest ever experiment. Join this theatrical adventure and hear the incredible story of the astronomer who brings the moon and stars down to earth. Tickets £8 (£6 Macc residents). Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 10/11.30/14.00/15.30/ 17.00/18.30 Venue: Christ Church in the centre of Macclesfield. Web: www.lalune.org.uk. Carnival Parade: Costumed Maxonians take to the streets and ten thousand stars shine bright as the vibrant carnival winds through the town centre. Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 1pm - 2pm Venue: Market Place Street Treats – The Poetry Takeaway: The world’s first Mobile Poetry Emporium. Everything’s prepared fresh on the premises, by the team of talented Poet Chefs. They will write and perform a personalised poem for you, then wrap it up for you to take away! Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 10am - 5pm Venue: Market Place Street Treats – L’hotel by Circo Rum Ba Ba: The only hotel to come to you! This charming, eccentric, tiny venue erupts into glittering cabaret, dances and wakes to clattering kitchen choreography. acrobatics, globe walking, dead celebrities, French finesse, trumpeting and mime mayhem - an enchanting show for all ages. Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 10am-5pm Venue: Market Place Street treats – Stop me and try one: Find the hat and you’ll find a local poet who will be happy to read a poem for you on the subject of your choice: something funny, sad or for a rainy day. Don’t be shy – poets don’t bite! Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 10am - 5pm Venue: Market Place Web: www.barnabyfestival.org.uk Street treats – smoke by plunge boom: A man moves among the public. Gradually smoke begins to creep from out of his trouser leg. Help him before he completely disappears. Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 10am - 5pm Venue: Market Place Owen Jones to join Nick Robinson in conversation: What promises to be a witty and insightful discussion about influences, impartiality and political life, followed by a question and answer session. Macclesfield-born Robinson was political editor of both ITV and the BBC and is now a presenter of BBC Radio 4’s flagship news programme Today. Owen Jones, who grew up in the neighbouring borough of Stockport and describes himself as a fourth generation socialist; whose parents were members of the Militant Tendency. He is a columnist for the Guardian, author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class and appears regularly on BBC’s Newsnight and Question Time. Tickets for In Conversation: Nick Robinson and Owen Jones are £12.50 from Macclesfield Visitor Information Centre or www.barnabyfestival.org. uk org. Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 11am - 4pm Venue: St Michael’s Church A Love Letter to Macc: Drop into Arc’s writing dome, for a hands-on workshop to share what you love about where you live. Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 11am - 5pm Venue: Sparrow Park Deep Space and Solar Lab: Discover objects from deep space, explore lunar samples, retrieve images from over a dozen remote telescopes across the globe in real time. Plus, talks about the sun’s effect on earth and the search for life. It’s all at the lab! Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 10am - 4pm Venue: Town Hall Deep Space and Solar Lab – Talk: The Planeterrella is a popular scientific experiment which creates Northern Lights in a vacuum chamber. Dr Gabrielle Provan of the University of Leicester reveals the history and science of these mysterious lights. Date: Saturday, June 18 Time: 4-5pm Venue: Town Hall Graffiti Classics: A comedy cabaret string quartet. Sixteen strings, eight dancing feet and four voices with one aim: to make classical music wickedly funny. £8–£12. Date: Sunday, June 19 Time: 7pm - 8pm Venue: St Michael And All Angels Church
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