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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

For more Ban­aby Events and in­for­ma­tion go to their web­site at www.barn­abyfes­ti­val. org.uk. While ev­ery care is taken in putting to­gether our What’s On guide; we can take no re­spon­si­bil­ity for in­ac­cu­ra­cies and ad­vise you to check de­tails.

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