The Barnaby Festival

21/06/2010 at 9:18 am (External workshops)

The Barnaby Festival has been a feature of Macclesfield (on and off) since 1595! Rubbish Revamped had a great time joining in with workshops to suit all ages. As there was a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme, we made Mad Hatter’s Crazy Garlands with CDs as well as greeting card boxes and CD sun-catchers.

Mad Hatter's Crazy Garland

Mad Hatter's Crazy Garland

Imaginative CD sun-catchers

Imaginative CD sun-catchers

And there’s Macclesfield native Becky Waite in the background – many thanks for your amazing help today!

The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Revamped provided much entertainment, with sock monkeys playing their parts, a sock bunny posing as the Dormouse in the teapot and an approximation of the Cheshire cat featuring on the greeting card box. Served up at the tea party were bottle top pin-cushions as cupcakes and chocolate mousse pot pincushions as drinks (oh the hardship of having to eat those chocolate mousses…).

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Revamped

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party Revamped

The organisers put an an amazing array of arts, culture and entertainment for this weekend-long festival. We caught a glimpse of an art show in Christ Church called Save Us which is open until 4 July and definitely worth a visit. Check out further info at www.barnabyfestival.org.uk. I am particularly taken with Hilary Jack’s fairytale-like sculptures from mossy logs and broken porcelain figures.

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