Only 10 days to go till The Button Project Opens

Nearly there. Only a few days now till the fabulous Button Project opens at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield, bringing a world of contemporary makers into a place steeped in silk-making history. The result will knock your socks off!

The Button Project
15 June - 8 August 2013

The Heritage Centre
Roe Street
Macclesfield
Cheshire
SK11 8UT

Preview 14 June 6-9pm - all welcome

www.barnabyfestival.org.uk

Image: Susi Hines, The Goldsmith's workshop 

Additional displays and events: The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK11 6TJ

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival is a Festival of contemporary arts, culture and fun, celebrating the town's rich heritage. A recent reinvention of the centuries old tradition of celebrating the feast day of St Barnabas, it's held every June in the town centre. www.barnabyfestival.org.uk

The Button Project is the brainchild of Macclesfield-based artist Victoria Scholes, and has been developed in partnership with the Macclesfield Museums. www.victoriascholes.com
 
The four sites that make up Macclesfield Museums – the Heritage Centre, the Silk Museum, Paradise Mill and West Park Museum – are an acknowledged treasure, showcasing all aspects of silk use and production plus other aspects of local and international history. www.silkmacclesfield.org.uk
For Macclesfield, silk buttons are where it all began.  This cottage-based business flourished into major industry and shaped the town into what it is today. Macclesfield Museums, which recently have been designated the official western end of the Silk Road by the United Nations World Tourist Organisation Silk Road Project, present all aspects of silk use and production including fine examples of the local Macclesfield silk button as well as a nationally important collection of silk clothing, fashion and accessories from throughout the town’s silk-making history.

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