On Sunday 19th June 2016, the first weekend of Barnaby, Macclesfield residents and visitors got their ‘beer goggles’ on for some culture-brewing. Starting at the King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel, the home of tolerance and non-conformism, we were invited to bring hopes and dreams and think differently, to make views known and to hear others’ whilst sampling some of Macclesfield’s finest craft beers along the route.
The event involved a walking tour around Macc’s historic and contemporary brewing spaces, with a number of pubstops along the way. Participants tackled themes of HOUSE & HOME, PLAY and LOVE, and heard from a range of speakers on brewing history, living heritage and place-making.
This exhibition displays some of the many things discussed and shared over a beer or two, and compiled into a ‘Manifesto for Macclesfield’. It gives you the chance to take part in Brewing Culture and have your say about what makes the ingredients of a good town.
All photography by Brian Law
With many thanks to: Claire Tymon, Blackburn is Open Virginia Tandy, Freelance Heritage Consultant Chris Stairmand, The Wharf/Brewtique John Hartshorn, Macclesfield Community ArtSpace Toby and Caroline McKenzie, Red Willow Brewery Paul Wreglesworth, Beer Historian
Rob Melville, Baker
The Bate Hall
King Edward Street Chapel
Molly, Ellie, Fortuna and Katie at The Print Mill
Macclesfield Town Council
Macclesfield Barnaby Festival
And all those who took part in Brewing Culture