Saturday Star Point

ArtSpace has made a giant 5 pointed star to be used as part of “The Moon Rising” the closing spectacle of the wonderful La Lune story.

In three workshops last week Jane from ArtSpace visited the Hurdsfield Community Library to get ideas and images for decorating the Hurdsfield point of the star.

Our star point started off with the title “The Faces of Hurdsfield”, however during the workshops a complementary theme, echoing the Community group’s logo of “Hands” developed so this point represents “The Faces (and Hands) of Hurdsfield”

Answering the question “What does Hurdsfield look like?” Residents came up with a variety of images: the brave produced self portraits or had their photos taken, to be turned by the magic of technology into black and white drawings: some contributed drawings and pictures of local landmarks such as the Library and local CO-OP: shyer residents drew round their hands so we could link everything together.IMG_1415

Many of the hands were contributed by the Reception class from Hurdsfield Community Primary School on their visit to take out Library books.  On closer examination it appears that they may have been joined by extraterrestrial visitors as some hands have less than the usual number of fingers!

Here are some pictures of the progress made at the last workshop on Saturday 11th June.


Many thanks to  Samantha, Adele and Steve from the Hurdsfield Community Group for all their help, especially with the cutting out and outlining of the hands.


We were even captured on film by Wild Rumpus’ roving photographer Annie.





Thursday 9th June Workshop

On Thursday we started to stick our images on the Hurdsfield star point

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Saturday 4th June Workshop

Youthful images of the Faces of Hurdsfield, from the first workshop


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Barnaby Festival presents its biggest ever theatre performance, a magical family show The Astronomer’s Story on Sat 18 and Sun 19 June. Christ Church, Macclesfield is transformed into the secret laboratory of a mysterious astronomer who discovers the secret of bringing the moon and stars down from the heavens and fills the town with starlight. But the town is in great peril because he doesn’t know how to send them back. Will you help him?

The Astronomer’s Story is the gateway to the La Lune adventure, where the families of Macclesfield are called upon to save the town!  The ‘spellbinding’ 45 minute show runs at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3.30pm, 5pm and 6.30pm on both 18th and 19th June. TICKETS £6 (limited number for Macc residents), full price tickets £8. Don’t miss it!

The story of La Lune continues during the week with lots of FREE La Lune events check out for details

La Lune culminates in

 La Lune: The Moon Rising

On Saturday June 25th 8:45 pm till 9:30 pm

The spectacular culmination of the week long La Lune adventure.   To save the town and make the moon rise, bring your friends, bring your families, bring your stars to Christ Church lawns. Our astronomer may return, bringing amazing sights to behold – but only if the whole town gathers.

Stay up past bedtime, just this once, because curious and beautiful things can happen as the summer sun sets…


Macclesfield Community ArtSpace is pleased to be working with Wild Rumpus on a Giant Star to be part of the The Moon Rising, come along on the 25th June and see what we’ve been up to!


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