Show reel parade for Barnaby Bright

Barnaby Bright is a collection of midsummer events that will take place this June around the summer solstice in the historic spaces of Macclesfield town centre, brought to you by the team at Barnaby Festival.

Macc Assemble is this year’s Barnaby Bright parade. The parade will be virtual and take the form of a show reel filmed and arranged by arts collective IDST! which will be screened at St Michael’s and All Angels Church in Market Place. 

The show reel will feature community groups, individuals, clubs and families and it is an opportunity to show off a talent, idea or a favourite thing.

Everyone is invited to play their part and you will have just 20 seconds for the camera crew to capture your moment. It could be that you recite a poem, tell a joke, do a puppet show, dance, sing, make something to bring along…. The world is your oyster.

Filming sessions will take place over a number of days in Macclesfield. All sessions need to be pre-booked on Barnaby Festival’s website.

  • ● Friday May 28 10am -12.30pm Chestergate
  • ● Friday May 28 1.30pm – 4pm Sparrow Park
  • ● Saturday May 29 10am -12.30pm South Park Bandstand
  • ● Saturday May 29 1.30pm – 4pm St. Barnabas Connected Communities Centre, Lyme Avenue, Moss Rose 
  • ● Sunday May 30 10am -12.30pm Park Green, Brick Project
  • ● Sunday May 30 1.30pm – 4pm Christ Church gardens, Bridge St
  • ● Monday May 31 10am – 12.30pm Hurdsfield Library, Brocklehurst Ave
  • ● Monday May 31 1.30pm -4pm West Park cafe

In order to provide some inspiration a series of virtual workshops will be hosted on the Barnaby Festival website. They will include Sylk Dance Academy teaching you how to put together a routine and Sam Redway will be offering ways to use drama in your 20 seconds to make a scene. Students at Project Inc will be demonstrating how to make parade banners and Macclesfield ArtSpace will be building carnival props.

Neil Puttick, from IDST! who are leading on Macc Assemble, says: “We’re really excited about seeing what people do. Twenty seconds isn’t long, but it’s long enough to make your mark. You can plan out your ideas and then bring anything that you need along to filming and our friendly crew will capture your moment. All those moments together will make quite an impact.”

Dr Abi Gilmore, Co chair of Barnaby Festival, said:  “The show reel will capture snapshots of the vibrant spirit of the individuals and communities in Macclesfield. We’re really looking forward to seeing what Macclesfield has to offer in this collective masterpiece.”

The final film will be shown at St Michael and All Angels Church on Saturday June 19 and Saturday June 26 at 12noon.

Barnaby Bright brought to you by the team at Barnaby Festival. All events will be delivered with measures in place to comply with Covid 19 restrictions. Social distancing will be monitored carefully. For full programme information and ticketing please look on Barnaby Festival’s website

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