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IN PICTURES: 44th Battle of Nantwich enthralls thousands

IN PICTURES: 44th Battle of Nantwich enthralls thousands

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people gathered to enjoy the 44th annual Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre in and around Nantwich and Mill Island.

The event, organised by the Holly Holy Day Society,  saw hundreds of Sealed Knot troops re-enact the infamous battle of 1644.

New season of live comedy comes to Nantwich Civic Hall in February

New season of live comedy comes to Nantwich Civic Hall in February

A new season of live comedy arrives at Nantwich Civic Hall on February 2, with a host of top acts.

And headlining The Very Best In Stand Up’s opening show of 2018 is Charlie Baker.

Free family Science Show set for MMU campus in Crewe

Free family Science Show set for MMU campus in Crewe

By Jonathan White
A free family science show called ‘Chemistry with Cabbage’ takes place at Manchester Metropolitan University in Crewe.

In recent months, almost 1,000 children and parents/grandparents in Crewe have attended a ‘Chemistry with Cabbage’ show.

Perfecto Allstars fund-raiser set for Studio club in Nantwich

Perfecto Allstars fund-raiser set for Studio club in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
‘The Perfecto Allstars’ fund-raising concert takes place at The Studio Nightclub in Nantwich on February 2.

The event will see DJs taking part including Tilt, Nat Monday, Tariq Ahmed, Danny Stubbs, Zed White and Alex Brown.

What’s On: Nantwich Library events this month

What’s On: Nantwich Library events this month

Nantwich Library is staging a series of events this month.

Save Money at Your Library Week runs from January 15-20.

New Battle of Nantwich exhibition in Nantwich Museum Your Space Gallery

New Battle of Nantwich exhibition in Nantwich Museum Your Space Gallery

Events leading to the Battle of Nantwich in January 1644 are the subject of a new exhibition in the Your Space Gallery at Nantwich Museum.

The exhibition, called “The Siege & Battle of Nantwich”, will run from January 9 until February 24.

Top Thin Lizzy tribute act Limehouse Lizzy head for Nantwich

Top Thin Lizzy tribute act Limehouse Lizzy head for Nantwich

Nantwich Civic Hall will host the sensational Limehouse Lizzy on Friday January 19.

Limehouse Lizzy, officially named one of the hardest working acts in the UK, are the top Thin Lizzy tribute act.

Nantwich Museum unveils 2018 exhibition programme

Nantwich Museum unveils 2018 exhibition programme

Nantwich Museum has announced its exhibition programme for 2018.

It features a wide range of art and historical subjects, as well as exhibitions in its Millennium Gallery.

Review: Cannon and Ball return is massive hit at Crewe Lyceum panto

Review: Cannon and Ball return is massive hit at Crewe Lyceum panto

By Claire Faulkner
Comedy legends Cannon and Ball have returned to Crewe Lyceum in this year’s pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – and what a fantastic return it was.

Nantwich Jazz Festival 2018 to go ahead in memory of founder Phillip Martin

Nantwich Jazz Festival 2018 to go ahead in memory of founder Phillip Martin

Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival organisers are pressing ahead with plans for next year’s event and hope to make it the ‘biggest and best yet’ in memory of its founder Phillip Martin.

Mr Martin, who was proprietor of The Crown Hotel, established the festival in 1996 and was well ahead with plans for Easter’s music programme when he died of a heart attack aged 65 in November.

Nantwich Christmas carol to be premiered at St Mary’s Church

Nantwich Christmas carol to be premiered at St Mary’s Church

A Christmas carol specially composed for Nantwich will be premiered before a packed crowd at St Mary’s Church on December 16.

The Nantwich Carol, celebrating the town’s historic and famous cheese industry, will have its official unveiling during Nantwich Choral Society’s festive family concert this Saturday.

Nantwich Film Club to screen comedy drama Mindhorn

Nantwich Film Club to screen comedy drama Mindhorn

Nantwich Film Club is showing the comedy drama called Mindhorn on December 11.

Richard Thorncroft is a has-been British TV actor who used to be famous in the late 1980s for playing the charismatic lead role in the Isle of Man detective show Mindhorn, a character with a Robotic eye that can literally “see the truth”.

Nantwich Singers set for Christmas Carols performance at St Mary’s Church

Nantwich Singers set for Christmas Carols performance at St Mary’s Church

Nantwich Singers will be presenting an hour’s concert of Christmas Carols on December 9 in St Mary’s Church.

The chamber group of 16 voices will perform under the theme “A Spotless rose” – taken from an ancient German hymn “Es ist ein ros entsprungen”, translated as “Lo, how a rose e’er blooming”.