Author: Claire Namukolo

Editor, writer, reporter and city guide from Cheshire.

A special day of music, visual art, and dance will take place at Winsford Cross Shopping Centre next month to celebrate local unity during the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be music, entertainment and a parade on Saturday 19 March in the town square and outside Fountain Court as part of a free celebration. Presented as part of Winsford Creates – Adventures through the Arts, this event celebrates the arts and culture in the community. Enjoy an exciting schedule of live entertainment featuring local and regional artists from 11 am-7 pm for families, young people, and the whole community. The concert…

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Chester Operatic Society is looking for more chorus members for their newest production at Storyhouse Chester, which will enable aspiring musical theatre stars to perform live on stage. This is a wonderful opportunity for budding musical theatre stars to perform in the upcoming production of “Me and My Girl” which will take place from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th of June 2022. Among the feel-good songs in the musical are “The Lambeth Walk,” “The Sun Has Got His Hat On,” and “Leaning on a Lamp Post.”  Photo: Members of Chester Operatic Society on stage at Storyhouse Singing In The Rain…

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Carden Park Estate has announced that the Swedish National Women’s Team will be based at the estate during the European Championship. Located in the picturesque Cheshire countryside, the football team will have access to their own wing (a quarter of the hotel’s space) for almost three weeks during summer. A UEFA approved football pitch of the highest quality on which the many UK and international teams have played will be available on Carden Park grounds where the team will train. Carden Park Estate to Host Sweden’s Women’s National Team during European Football Championship 2022 The team will enjoy a luxury sports…

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The Chester Grovenor’s rebranded ‘Arkle’ restaurant has appointed a high-level Executive Chef promising fine dining at its very best. The Chester Grosvenor, a five-star hotel that sits in the very heart of the historic city of Chester in Cheshire, has appointed a new Executive Chef to head up the food offering at its ‘Arkle’ restaurant – which was previously known as ‘Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor’. The Chester Grosvenor’s La Brasserie, one of the finer interiors of the hotel Elliot Hill, who comes to the hotel having formerly been Head Chef at Liverpool’s Panoramic 34 restaurant, is taking up…

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Cheshire police have implemented a sting car program to reduce car crimes involving cars with forensic markings and trackers that look like any other parked car and can be anywhere, lying in wait for criminals. Police will use the sting cars as part of Operation Prancer, which includes a number of initiatives to apprehend those suspected of burglary and theft, with a special focus on those thought to be involved with recent burglaries in the eastern side of Cheshire, including the towns of Wilmslow, Knutsford and Poynton. Through forensic marking technology, the car itself can be marked as well as…

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Last week, several celebrities were present to celebrate the opening of Knutsford’s new Japanese restaurant. Kampai sushi bar & grill is located at 48 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DT, and offers a range of Japanese offerings, including sake tastings and sushi. Food at Kampai – Sushi Bar and Grill KnutsfortDrinks at Kampai – Sushi Bar and Grill The Japanese fusion restaurant offers guests a unique, delicious, and unforgettable dining experience in the blossom flower and botanical decorated venue. Kampai – Sushi Bar and Grill KnutsfortJapanese Food at Kampai – Sushi Bar and Grill The grand opening featured celebrity guests Kerry…

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We present our definitive guide to the biggest fashion event in Cheshire in pictures. View the exclusive gallery from Chester’s signature event, Cheshire Fashion Week 2021, held at Inchcape Jaguar Chester and Chester Cathedral. Chester Cathedral – Closing Night, CFW2021 Kevin Scullion Photography – Cheshire Fashion Week 2021, at Chester cathedral Photo: Take-two Photography, (From Left): Presenter, Ross Lord, CFW Ceo- Claire Namukolo, Celebrity – Joanna Jarjue and friends. Models at Cheshire Fashion Week, photography by Kevin Scullion Designers: Be positive tailored designs by photography by Kevin Scullion Photography Guests At Cheshire Fashion Week, Photography By Kevin Scullion Photography by Take…

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Local Cheshire-based business, Three Wrens, sits amongst the best distilleries in the world as it announced taking home two prestigious and globally famous awards for its Apple Crumble and Bison Grass gins. Cheshire is home to many notable retailers, including Hollies Farm Shops, RD Wines, Cheerbrook Farm Shop, Tanners Wines Chester, Whitmore & White Frodsham, Vin Santo Chester, and The Emporium Chester, along with numerous pubs. With a variety of notable retailers throughout Cheshire, Three Wrens Apple Crumble Gin, which is distilled in Cholmondeley, recently won a Gold Fork award at this year’s Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. The golden…

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Chester now boasts a new gallery dedicated exclusively to emerging local artists. Located at 96 Boughton, Art Box offers a professional gallery environment for community members looking to sell and display their work. Among the varied pieces available in the new gallery are paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, and more. More than 20 local artists are displaying their work at the gallery, giving them a professional and affordable venue to raise their profile and sell their work. Art Box is supported by a group of local business owners who seek to improve the quality of local art. These individuals are…

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Located in the picturesque Cheshire countryside, award-winning hotel Carden Park Estate is excited to launch its new spa stay package, perfect for foodies and spa lovers. The new Gourmet Spa Stay centres around outer wellbeing and inner indulgence. Carden Park Hotel is a short 30-minute drive away from Chester city centre, the new Gourmet Spa Stay caters to those seeking outer wellbeing and inner indulgence – the perfect Christmas gift for foodies who like to travel. Firmly believing that good food and wine are essential elements in the recipe for relaxation, the new package combines time in the award-winning spa as well as fine dining…

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