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Taste Cheshire Food and Drink festival postponed until 2021

Taste Cheshire Food and Drink festival postponed until 2021

Organisers of Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival have postponed this year’s event until Easter 2021.

The event, which was in its 20th year and takes place at Chester Racecourse, was cancelled at Easter and had been planned for August instead.

July 5, 2020
Words and Music Festival plans new format for Nantwich event

Words and Music Festival plans new format for Nantwich event

Organisers of Nantwich’s annual Words and Music Festival have vowed to stage something a little differently this year.

The coronavirus pandemic means the usual week-long festival of packed live performances across dozens of venues in October cannot go ahead.

July 2, 2020
Nantwich poet publishes poems about dyslexia: straight for the heart

Nantwich poet publishes poems about dyslexia: straight for the heart

By Jonathan White
A Nantwich poet has published poems about dyslexia: straight for the heart.

Helen Kay wrote a pamphlet about chickens back in 2016 and since then Helen and her sidekick chicken puppet, Nigella, have been clucking away at many local venues.

June 29, 2020
Nantwich Food Festival launch online version for 2020

Nantwich Food Festival launch online version for 2020

Nantwich Food Festival is to stage an Online Festival 2020 in place of the cancelled real event.

Festival directors decided in May that this year’s event scheduled for September had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 28, 2020
Willaston World Worm Charming Championships prove  “virtual” success on Zoom

Willaston World Worm Charming Championships prove “virtual” success on Zoom

By Jonathan White
The 41st Willaston World Worm Charming Championship proved a success in its new “virtual” guise due to the pandemic.

Participants took part in their own gardens as the event, organised by the Friends of Willaston School Association, was screened on Zoom.

June 28, 2020
Nantwich Show and Cheese Awards part company for 2021 event

Nantwich Show and Cheese Awards part company for 2021 event

The Nantwich Show will be a one-day Saturday event in 2021, but will not longer include the Cheese and Dairy Awards, it emerged today.

The show, cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will take place on Saturday July 24 next year – the first time for 120 years it has been held on a weekend.

June 26, 2020
Armed Forces Day event in Crewe cancelled due to pandemic

Armed Forces Day event in Crewe cancelled due to pandemic

By Jonathan White
An ‘Armed Forces Day’ event scheduled to take place in Crewe has been cancelled due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis and social distancing measures.

The annual event honours service personnel from all branches of the Armed Forces as well as veterans.

June 24, 2020
Nantwich Museum marks 40th anniversary with online exhibition

Nantwich Museum marks 40th anniversary with online exhibition

Nantwich Museum is marking its 40th anniversary with an online exhibition.

The museum, which opened in January 1980 in the former Nantwich Free Library, aims to preserve the history of the town and its locality.

June 22, 2020
Cheshire East “Pride in the Park” event goes virtual

Cheshire East “Pride in the Park” event goes virtual

The postponed “Pride in the Park event” scheduled to take place at Queens Park in Crewe has now been set a new date – as a a “Virtual Pride” event.

Virtual Pride 2020 will take place on Saturday July 25 from 2-7pm.

June 18, 2020
Nantwich Foodbank volunteers announce next collection day

Nantwich Foodbank volunteers announce next collection day

Nantwich Foodbank volunteers are arranging another vital collection at Brine Leas School.

Previous collections at the school on Audlem Road – organised with social distancing – have helped collect more than a ton of food.

June 17, 2020
Willaston Worm Charming Championships set to take place

Willaston Worm Charming Championships set to take place

It’s the famous Worm Charming event of the year – but with a difference!

Due to pandemic lockdown restrictions, the Willaston Worm Charming Championships will be held “virtually”.

June 17, 2020
Nantwich prepares to reopen from pandemic lockdown

Nantwich prepares to reopen from pandemic lockdown

Nantwich is being prepared for the reopening of non-essential retailers from tomorrow (June 15), writes Jonathan White.

The next stage of the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions begin – and hard-hit businesses in the town hope it will see a return of shoppers and ringing tills.

June 14, 2020
Nantwich care home to host 999 afternoon tea event

Nantwich care home to host 999 afternoon tea event

A Nantwich care home is to host a 999 emergency services tea break on June 25.

Clarendon Court, in Stapeley, is staging the event for all police, paramedics, nurses and emergency services workers.

June 11, 2020