The Biggest Cardigan at Barnaby Festival Macclesfield


Loved the Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield this weekend - and it's not over.  We ambled amiably through town (though too late in bed to see the parade), enjoying all sorts of stuff.  Favourites: poet Jo Bell and comedian Boothby Graffoe in the Cabaret, The Big Cardigan (see video), the fete, art by Ian Jarman and Ralph McGaul.  I felt quite emotional to find good art happening here in my place. Sometimes it can seem like a cultural desert, but this time Macclesfield had come up trumps. We met people we knew here and there, and started to feel like we were actually part of a community.  More of this please!

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