What’s On & Reviews

Masterchef 2022 celebrity to appear at Dorfold Food Festival

Masterchef 2022 celebrity to appear at Dorfold Food Festival

The region’s top chefs, including this year’s BBC MasterChef winner Eddie Scott, will take to the stage at a new Nantwich festival.

Final preparations are being made for the first Dorfold Food and Drink Festival taking place July 23-24, in the parkland off Chester Road.

July 8, 2022
Nantwich Museum to stage LGBT History of Cheshire talk

Nantwich Museum to stage LGBT History of Cheshire talk

A “Pride in the Provinces: an LGBT History of Cheshire” talk will take place at Nantwich Museum on Saturday July 16.

The talk coincides with the planned Nantwich Pride event on the same day.

July 6, 2022
Nantwich Players stage world premiere of classic French play

Nantwich Players stage world premiere of classic French play

Nantwich Players are to host the world premiere of the English translation of Didier Caron’s classic French play, “Kiss Me Stupid”.

Translated and directed by Charlie Gobbett, the comedy makes the perfect ending to another successful season at the Nantwich Players Theatre.

July 4, 2022
Crewe Lyceum unveils all star cast for 2022 panto season

Crewe Lyceum unveils all star cast for 2022 panto season

Crewe Lyceum and pantomime producers Imagine Theatre have unveiled a star-studded line up for the panto season later this year.

It includes TV personality Louie Spence and Coronation Street favourite Jamie Kenna, as well as Channel 5 Milkshake! presenter Kiera-Nicole.

July 4, 2022
Wingate Centre Family Fete set for Cholmondeley Castle

Wingate Centre Family Fete set for Cholmondeley Castle

The Wingate Centre in Wrenbury is to host its 11th Teddy Bears Picnic and family fete at Cholmondeley Castle on July 17.

The event, 11am-4pm, includes a Teddy Bear Hunt, Name the Teddy, Dog Show, Mirabel and Spiderman, Art and Crafts, Market Stalls, Teddy Tombola, Lucky Dip, Hook a Duck, Face Painting, Bouncy Castles, Balloon Animals, Fire Engine and more.

July 4, 2022
Nantwich Nanocon goes ahead as free event, say organisers

Nantwich Nanocon goes ahead as free event, say organisers

Organisers of the “Nanocon” Nantwich Comic Con event say it will now be free entry.

Some plans for a large event tomorrow (July 2) have had to be changed due to “unforseen circumstances”, says organiser Steve Howard.

July 1, 2022
PIC SPECIAL: Armed Forces Day in Crewe opened by local war hero

PIC SPECIAL: Armed Forces Day in Crewe opened by local war hero

By Jonathan White
Local war hero Sgt Bernard Morgan was guest of honour as hundreds attended the “Armed Forces Day” in Queens Park.

The event aims to honour service personnel from all branches of the armed forces as well as veterans.

June 27, 2022
REVIEW: “Anything For Love” at Crewe Lyceum

REVIEW: “Anything For Love” at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Crewe Lyceum rocked on Saturday night as Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love hit the stage with a tribute to Meat Loaf.

The theatre was packed with fans, everyone was there for a good time and the atmosphere felt great.

June 27, 2022
World Worm Charming Championship wiggles back after pandemic

World Worm Charming Championship wiggles back after pandemic

By Jonathan White
The 42nd “World Worm Charming Championships” made a welcome return to Willaston as hundreds competed for the prized trophies for the first time in three years.

And there was an emotional return for one father and son team who attended the very first Worm Charming event 42 years ago!

June 26, 2022
Armed Forces Day event to be staged in Queens Park in Crewe

Armed Forces Day event to be staged in Queens Park in Crewe

A celebration of the military, veterans and their families is being held at Queens Park in Crewe to mark this year’s Armed Forces Day weekend.

The event on June 25 and 26 will include displays by the Royal Navy, Army and RAF, a fairground, stalls and private military vehicles dating back to the battle of Ypres and the Normandy landings.

June 23, 2022
Nantwich Food Festival organisers to stage volunteers evening

Nantwich Food Festival organisers to stage volunteers evening

Nantwich Food Festival organisers are holding a Volunteer evening on July 12 in a bid to recruit to boost numbers ahead of this year’s event.

The Festival, which is run entirely by volunteers, takes place from September 2-4 designed to benefit the town’s local economy.

June 23, 2022
World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this weekend

World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this weekend

The crazy world of worm charming returns to Willaston this Saturday when it hosts the World Championships, writes Jonathan White

The Willaston World Worm Charming Championship takes place on June 25 from 1pm-4pm.

June 21, 2022
Popular train rides back open at Peacock Railway in Willaston

Popular train rides back open at Peacock Railway in Willaston

By Jonathan White
Local rail enthusiasts have been staging popular train rides once more at the Peacock Railway near Nantwich.

The days are organised by the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society and take place on their premises at the rear of The Peacock Inn, on Crewe Road, Willaston.

June 20, 2022