Author: The Guide Cheshire

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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A new gin made with unusual and rare citrus fruits from all over the world, made by Combermere, Cheshire-based Three Wrens Gin, was launched on 24th May. The new expression features the rare Jara lemon, alongside Italian Bergamot, Kumquat, Pomelo & Shikuwasa Presented in a stunning translucent yellow bottle, the gin is best served with Mediterranean Tonic and a slice of Jara lemon, or in a ‘white lady’ cocktail. The innovative gin producer has put recipes on the rear of the bottles for customers to enjoy making cocktails at home. Customer and trade feedback so far includes quotes like “it…

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Chester Cathedral this week welcomed a hard-hitting exhibition of images taken from the fifty-year career of renowned late photojournalist, Tom Stoddart. The exhibition ‘Extraordinary Women: Images of Courage, Endurance, and Defiance’ will explore the courage and determination of women around the world in times of war, poverty, and hardship and will be displayed in the Cathedral between Friday 10 June and Monday 11 July. Stoddart’s incredible long-spanning career took him all over the world and he captured countless pivotal moments in modern history: from the war in Lebanon (during which he accompanied celebrated Sunday Times foreign correspondent Marie Colvin), the…

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A brand-new murder mystery event called “You Only Die Once” is coming to Chester for the very first time on Saturday 25th June at 7.30 pm at The Live Rooms opposite Chester Railway Station. Through an immersive dinner at night experience staged at The Live Rooms opposite Chester Railway Station, the Murder Mystery Experience is alive and well in Chester, providing the city’s curious folk with an evening of terror and tricky clues that they will never forget. As budding sleuths and secret agents search for the “whodunnit”, budding sleuths and secret agents will be able to participate in an…

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After the hugely successful Boodles May Festival, Chester Racecourse is about to hold its popular family-friendly race day – “Roman Day” – on May 28 at the world’s oldest racecourse. Chester Racecourse’s ICM Stellar Sports Roman Day aims to celebrate racing, families and the city’s history through a parade and an outdoor event, which features Roman-themed activities. The racecourse will offer free admission for children with an adult ticket holder on ICM Stellar Sports Roman Day, and to complement the racing entertainment, the racecourse will offer a number of activities that will keep young racegoers entertained. The racecourse grounds are…

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The owners of a popular Chester Market bottleshop and taproom have celebrated the opening of their new venue in Chester city centre. That Beer Place’s new high street venue has finally opened its doors after many months of anticipation. Having been successful in Chester Market, That Beer Place has acquired the two-story building on Foregate Street, which was formerly Berketex Brides and had been vacant for over three years before being acquired for a bottle shop and taproom. That Beer Place was opened back in 2018 by owners Lisa and Dale when Chester Market was all but lost, but with…

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Local theatre company Time & Again – who recently lost their entire collection of costumes, props, sets and equipment in the Armadillo self-storage unit fire at Stanley Green – are rising triumphantly from the ashes and performing two exciting Shakespearean productions at The Carrs Park in Wilmslow this June. The company specialise in stylish historical productions and will be reprising last year’s 1980s spin on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with some new twists and treats!) alongside a brand new Much Ado About Nothing with a 1950s seaside setting. Featuring a cast of young local talent, both plays feature striking miners,…

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Bear Inns, operator of The Swan at Tarporley and The Lion at Malpas, has recently made a substantial donation to two local Cheshire causes, supporting both with much-needed financial support. The £1000 donation went to two different causes, with £750 going to Middlewich & District Foodbank and another £250 going to First Goostrey Scouts. The Middlewich & District Foodbank does vital work in the Cheshire East region by providing families in crisis with emergency food parcels. It works with referral agencies in the area, such as schools, GPs, and local councils to ensure that no one in need goes hungry. The First Goostrey…

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