Arts & Entertainment

Second “GUESS WHAT ALF” book launched in Nantwich

Second “GUESS WHAT ALF” book launched in Nantwich

A Nantwich writer and retired actor has released his second GUESS WHAT ALF book.

Called “Growing Young”, Roger Hinde’s work is now available from Nantwich Bookshop and Nantwich Museum.

December 28, 2020
Nantwich and Crewe householders turn on festive light extravaganza!

Nantwich and Crewe householders turn on festive light extravaganza!

Nantwich News contributor Jonathan White has been out and about capturing on camera some of the fancy festive light displays across Crewe and Nantwich.

Families have pushed the boat out to cheer us up with inflatable decorations and light shows on homes and businesses.

December 24, 2020
Opera company sings praises of South Cheshire sponsors

Opera company sings praises of South Cheshire sponsors

Clonter Opera has heaped praise on its long-term sponsors Mornflake as it raises the curtain on an exciting programme for 2021.

Support from the South Cheshire breakfast company helped the Swettenham Heath opera theatre secure a £100,000 Cultural Recovery Grant mitigating the huge loss of ticket revenue during the pandemic.

December 18, 2020
Crewe Brass band returns to town’s heritage with new venue

Crewe Brass band returns to town’s heritage with new venue

By Jonathan White
Crewe Brass band has been offered a lifeline with a new venue at the Crewe Heritage Centre.

The band, well known throughout South Cheshire and beyond, had bene left without a home due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic.

December 14, 2020
Santa’s Grotto replaced by postbox at Nantwich Bookshop

Santa’s Grotto replaced by postbox at Nantwich Bookshop

Santa’s annual Grotto in the attic of Nantwich Bookshop has had to take an enforced year off!

But he plans to return in 2021 – and is inviting youngsters to use his replacement postbox instead to write to him.

December 7, 2020
Nantwich Singers to perform Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church

Nantwich Singers to perform Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church

The Nantwich Singers are presenting two free Christmas performances in St Mary’s Church to help lift the spirits of the community.

After over six months in lockdown, the Nantwich Singers return to their home to give a pair of informal performances on December 12.

December 3, 2020
Shavington musician Tom Seals teams up with Atomic Kitten singer

Shavington musician Tom Seals teams up with Atomic Kitten singer

Shavington musician Tom Seals is releasing a Christmas duet with Natasha Hamilton of Atomic Kitten.

Their song, released on December 4, is called “I can’t wait to spend Christmas with you”.

December 3, 2020
Nantwich Museum to reopen tomorrow December 3

Nantwich Museum to reopen tomorrow December 3

Nantwich Museum is to reopen from Thursday December 3.

The popular Pillory Street venue re-emerges from lockdown and will now be open from Thursday to Saturday openings, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.

December 2, 2020
The Cat FM radio station launches Local Legend awards

The Cat FM radio station launches Local Legend awards

Crewe and Nantwich radio station The Cat 107.9FM has launched a monthly award which follows the Community Hero Awards given out during Covid-19 pandemic.

The Local Legend Award looks to recognise the work of local individuals and organisations who have gone the extra mile in support of their communities.

November 19, 2020
Nantwich at Play exhibition goes online at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich at Play exhibition goes online at Nantwich Museum

Nantwich’s Digital Museum continues to flourish in the second lockdown.

The “Nantwich at Play” temporary exhibition staged in the Millennium Gallery in 2015, is now available on the website.

November 18, 2020
Nantwich Spooktacular cancelled due to COVID, say organisers

Nantwich Spooktacular cancelled due to COVID, say organisers

Organisers of Nantwich Spooktacular have cancelled the event due to COVID-19, it was announced last night.

In a joint statement with Cheshire East Council, they said the event at Dorfold Park which had been re-scheduled for November 14 will now not go ahead this year.

October 31, 2020
The Cat FM event raises more than £3,000 for hospital charity

The Cat FM event raises more than £3,000 for hospital charity

By Jonathan White
Crewe and Nantwich community radio station The Cat FM has presented £3,058 to Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity for their Lost Little Ones baby bereavement suite appeal.

The money was raised at a “Sunday Night at the Lyceum” variety show organised by The Cat.

October 27, 2020
Nantwich Museum to stage first live exhibition since Covid pandemic

Nantwich Museum to stage first live exhibition since Covid pandemic

Nantwich Museum is to host its first live exhibition following its closure due to the Covid 19 epidemic.

A small exhibition echoing the annual Rotary Art and Handwriting competition will run in the Museum up until Christmas.

October 26, 2020