Friday, 12 February 2010

Big Barnaby launch

Its been a big day at loop towers. Couldn't find my specs first thing, then the youngest stood in a dog poo on the way to school. These were mere distractions though, the biggie was the launch of the Barnaby Festival. At The Bate Hall this morning, the great and the good were treated to a 'playing Hooky' from Butterfly Jam, a Macclesfield poem by Joy Winkler and a specially written aria with key board accompanyment. Plus words about the high hopes and expectations of the Barnaby Festival this June. The Mayor cut the beautiful Barnaby cake (tasted great) and Cllr Andrew Knowles said some very kind things about the loop and Barnaby. He announced that CEC are giving the Festival £5000! We are terribly grateful for this and for the council's endorsememt of our plans. But we need more support too:

With that in mind, the only place to be tonight is Fresh (formerly Mezzaluna) for a fundraising Barnaby gig. See previous posting. Theres loads of us going down the see the wonderful hybrid super group playing. We know Mel and Joe (Butterfly Jam) are in there so its bound to be brilliant. You can catch Melanie Williams and Joe Roberts tomorrow night at the Baths Hotel too for an accoustic night with friends. If we have an ounce of energy left we'll be there from 8pm. Another must see is the Vagina Monologues at the Town Hall tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Fresh, Wood St. Big Barnaby Blues Band Fri 12 Feb 8pm £5

Joe and Mel and friends at The Baths Hotel, Sat 13 Feb from 8pm
The Vagina Monologues see previous postings

Big thanks to Sweetie Pie bakery in Chestergate for the glorious barnaby cake, The Bate Hall for their hospitality, and all the performers, artists and volunteers who made the Barnaby launch the great success it was!

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