Author: The Guide Cheshire

The Swan pub in Tarporley is set to host a three-and-a-half-week Christmas extravaganza. There will be a Santa’s Grotto, wreath workshops, The Great Tarporley Quiz, and a festive gift fair as part of the Swanderland event, which opens on Wednesday 23rd November 2022. A luxury, heated marquee that will be erected at The Swan at Tarporley will host most of the events, and the Santa’s grotto will reside upstairs in the Tarporley Room accompanied by a roaring log fire and a large comfy armchair. Alongside the timetable of events, selected World Cup 2022 football games will also be shown for…

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Carden Park Hotel has launched a first-of-its-kind brand-new luxury zoo escape in partnership with Chester Zoo to offer a break that combines the adventure of the zoo with a luxurious overnight escape. Located in the picturesque Cheshire countryside on 1,000 acres of private estate, Cheshire’s award-winning hotel and spa has partnered with Chester Zoo, one of the UK’s most beloved attractions, to create The Chester Zoo Luxury Escape, an ultimate staycation experience for both families and animal lovers. Just a short drive away from Chester Zoo, Carden Park Hotel offers the ideal indulgent home-away-from-home after a day of unforgettable exploration. Being the largest…

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A free exhibition winding the clock back to the Middle Ages with the help of today’s technology is opening at Chester Cathedral after captivating Museum visitors. Featuring new virtual reconstructions of landmark Chester buildings in the 14th Century and bringing medieval and early modern artefacts rarely displayed to light, Medieval Chester Retold moves to Chester Cathedral from Monday, August 22 to Sunday, September 18, 2022. Organised by the University of Chester and partners, the exhibition provides another chance to discover a new perspective of the city’s past, following a successful two-month run at the Grosvenor Museum. Visitors are again invited to step back in time and experience the medieval city with stunning digital…

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Costa is to join other retailers in investing in the future of Winsford by opening a new outlet as part of the transformation of the town centre. It will open a new 1,800 sq ft unit including a drive-thru with associated outside seating in a prominent spot at the corner of Dene Drive and the A54. Susan Agnew, Acquisition manager for Costa said: “Costa is delighted to be part of this redevelopment and the upgrading of Winsford town centre. “ Phase one of the town centre transformation includes the addition of a new B&M retail unit and garden centre, new…

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A week-long celebration marked the 25th anniversary of Chez Jules on Thursday, July 7th. The French restaurant in Chester’s city centre served old favourites and decked the tabletops with red and check tablecloths, a nod to its early days. On the house, guests were treated to French champagne. To further celebrate #25Années, owner and founder Jason Ellison asked customers to share memories and photos of celebrations held at Chez Jules throughout the years. These have provided a wonderful record of the customers’ Chez Jules moments all the way from the late 1990s. A highlight of the celebrations was the arrival…

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A student from a Chester acting school has secured a place at the UK’s most prestigious and well-known drama school. Louise Wilson, a student at the North West End Acting School (NWEAS), will join the acting course at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London’s Bloomsbury in September. The 21-year-old former Upton-by-Chester High School student, who has been working in hotels and pubs in the city since leaving school, will now follow in the footsteps of RADA alumni like Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tony award winner Sophie Okonedo, the voice of Paddington Bear Ben Wishaw and Welsh superstar Sir…

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Chester Racecourse is about to transform its most popular family-friendly race day into a festival vibe curated by Parentfolk, a family publication, community, and event organiser. A special collaboration will take place on Sunday, July 31 2022 with Parentfolk, the curators of family space who have previously created memorable family experiences for CBBC, Camp Bestival Shropshire, NEXT, LUSH, and Harvey Nichols Kids. Parentfolk is renowned for creating cool family socials, completely different to regular family events, designed for ‘style junkies, foodies, dreamers and folk doing parenting their own way.’ They are set to transform the racecourse grounds into inviting family…

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As part of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s commitment to supporting the voluntary arts, the Cheshire West Voluntary Arts Network is giving recognition to those making a difference in their community through the arts. The event was postponed to 2020, and all those nominated who facilitated local communities to participate in the arts during the pandemic were honoured last year. Whitby Hall, which has recently undergone major renovations, will host the awards ceremony as it has been transformed into a state-of-the-art centre of arts and culture for children, young people, and their families. Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West…

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Cheshire Police launched its first Community Conversation at St John’s Community Centre in Congleton on Thursday 23 June, giving the local community an opportunity to share their thoughts. Across the nine Local Policing Units in Cheshire, there will be additional Community Conversation events in March 2023. These events will be the beginning of a conversation with communities about what offerings are currently available in the community, what may be missing, and where they’d like to see their community in the future. These will be the beginning of a conversation with communities within each LPU in Cheshire where we will discuss…

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Marketing Cheshire, the organisation behind Visit Chester & Cheshire, has secured £100K funding from VisitEngland for a media campaign to promote the city of Chester. The campaign launched in June and will run throughout the summer to attract visitors throughout the rest of the year.   Named ‘Escape the Everyday’, this campaign has taken a bold approach to market the city – choosing the active, adventurous experiences that would appeal to a younger demographic.  Nicola Said, commercial director, Marketing Cheshire explains: ‘Many know Chester for its history; architecture through the ages, beautiful-cobbled streets, Roman ruins, and atmospheric cathedral, but what we…

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