Arts & Entertainment

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 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 Museum calls for contributions for “Covid-19” collection

Nantwich Museum calls for contributions for “Covid-19” collection

Nantwich Museum wants people’s experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic to provide a lasting historical record of the event.

Letters, short statements and photographs are sought, with the aim of gaining an insight into how everyday life in Nantwich changed during the pandemic.

May 24, 2020
Cheshire East libraries to launch digital “summer reading challenge”

Cheshire East libraries to launch digital “summer reading challenge”

Cheshire East Libraries are to host a new digital Summer Reading Challenge organised by The Reading Agency.

Although library buildings are closed, the Challenge will be delivered through virtual services and e-lending platforms.

May 14, 2020
Nantwich Museum launches new digital platform during lockdown

Nantwich Museum launches new digital platform during lockdown

Nantwich Museum has launched a new website to keep residents up to date during the COVID-19 pandemic closure.

Museum staff, who meet “virtually” each week, say they improved website will feature updates on stories of Nantwich Buildings and notable people.

May 4, 2020
Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership launches Children’s Art competition

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership launches Children’s Art competition

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has launched a children’s art competition called “My Cheshire Poster Awards”.

It aims to provide a teaching resource for children who are unable to go to school due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

April 14, 2020
Nantwich Museum goes digital to beat COVID-19 pandemic

Nantwich Museum goes digital to beat COVID-19 pandemic

Nantwich Museum staff have launched a digital version in a bid to keep people engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The facility like many others has been forced to close during the current lockdown conditions.

March 30, 2020
Nantwich Players Studio scoops SEVEN awards at recent festivals

Nantwich Players Studio scoops SEVEN awards at recent festivals

Nantwich Players Studio has scooped a top honour at the latest festival to be held before the Coronavirus shutdown.

The Studio team entered “Girl in the Machine” by award-winning writer Stef Smith.

March 28, 2020
FILM: Nantwich Jazz Festival 2019

FILM: Nantwich Jazz Festival 2019

As events and festivals fall by the wayside across Nantwich and Cheshire, we wanted to try and bring some cheer to your lives.

March 25, 2020
“Off The Rails Classic Cars” entertains at Crewe Heritage Centre

“Off The Rails Classic Cars” entertains at Crewe Heritage Centre

By Jonathan White
An ‘Off The Rails Classic Car Meet Up’ entertained crowds at Crewe Heritage Centre.

Entry was free with owners of European and American cars, vans, trucks, motorbikes and static engines attending.

March 16, 2020
Wildlife photographer Paul Hobson to attend Nantwich event

Wildlife photographer Paul Hobson to attend Nantwich event

Acclaimed wildlife photographer Paul Hobson will be delivering the Nantwich Camera Club annual ‘special’ lecture on March 24.

Entitled: ‘The Best of the Last, Warts and All’, Paul will review his photographic exploits during the last year.

March 15, 2020