Author: Claire Namukolo

Editor, writer, reporter, and city guide based in Cheshire.

Talented performers from Cheshire and North Wales will come together in July to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an extravaganza of music, song and dance. The Platinum Proms concert, at Chester Cathedral on Friday, July 8, will be hosted by broadcaster and former Chester MP Gyles Brandreth with musical direction by Matt Baker. Featuring songs from the shows, popular music, opera, choral work and dance, the evening will culminate with the audience being invited to wave their flags in celebration of The Queen’s long reign and sing the National Anthem. TV’s opera duo Belle Voci, West End actor and…

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Meadow Foods, one of the country’s top independent milk and dairy suppliers, announced it will raise money for the crisis in Ukraine by travelling the virtual route from Chester to Kyiv together as a team. Since 1992, Meadow Foods has grown from a farmer-backed dairy trading company to become the largest independent dairy company in the UK. The company’s long-term strategy is to continue to grow sustainably, having invested £3 million to improve capacity and efficiency at its Peterborough factory, and obtaining planning permission recently to construct another 5,300 square meters of storage and processing space at its Chester factory.…

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As a means to increase sustainability within its business and local community, Three Wrens have announced a new service to allow customers to re-fill their gin bottles directly at its distillery in Cheshire, removing extra packaging from circulation. Since opening in 2019, the company has pledged its commitment to environmental causes by remaining self-sufficient for many of the botanicals in their gins. The bison grass for its award-winning gin is grown from seed directly on site – in keeping with the company’s ‘garden to glass’ philosophy. Three Wrens distillery ships all orders in fully recyclable packaging, and work with Ecology to…

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Tatton Park’s Dog Festival returns this year for a puptastic time for dog lovers who will get to experience the ultimate dog day out with the advantage of getting their dogs’ tails wagging.  DogFest 2022 returns to Tatton Park from 18 – 19 June and is held in partnership with Many Pets. The festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before, and visitors can save 20% when they book their tickets now. Tatton Park’s dog festival will offer a variety of dog activities, including Dog Diving and Hay Bale Racing. Visitors to the festival can join their dogs…

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Nearly 900 trees are being planted at Combermere Abbey – 889 to be exact, to commemorate the number of years since the abbey was established in 1133 – to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and enhancing the existing centuries-old woodland on the estate. The tree planting is part of The Queen’s Green Canopy, a national initiative that people, communities and businesses across the UK are taking part in to celebrate The Queen’s 70-year reign. The trees will add to the natural environment of the estate with its 1050 acres of historic parkland, ancient woodland and large mere that already surround the abbey.…

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One of the region’s best-loved festivals, Cheshire Fest returns across the June Bank Holiday weekend with a headline performance from legendary Liverpool band The Zutons, alongside a host of local heroes and leading artists. The jam-packed weekend of events runs from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June – with four days of celebrations planned in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This year, it all takes place in a brand-new site at The Lambing Shed, Moseley Hall Farm in Knutsford – descending on a beautiful tree-lined location in the heart of the green Cheshire countryside, with outstanding production confirmed by the organising team that’s set to wow festival-goers…

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A luxurious destination spa is being developed at the Manor House Hotel in Alsager, Cheshire, with plans to open this Easter. The independent family-owned Manor House Hotel, which began as a farmhouse in the 17th century, has announced plans for a new luxury destination spa, with the first phase opening in April 2022. Nestled in the East Cheshire countryside, the hotel boasts 52 stylish bedrooms, modern conference and banqueting facilities, and a renowned AA Rosette restaurant; The Stables Bar & Grill, serving delicious, locally sourced meals and fine wines. With the new spa due for completion in autumn, The Manor…

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Cheshire’s Carden Park Hotel is delighted to announce its new Spring Sculpture Garden Exhibition for March 2022. This Sculpture Garden, curated by Grant Ford, BBC Antiques Roadshow expert and curator of fine art, is located within Cheshire’s 1000-acre luxury estate. Additional works are exhibited within the hotel as well. As of August 2021, the Sculpture Garden will be free to the public, and visitors can view the works of leading sculptors and artists at both the Sculpture Garden and the Carden Park Hotel. All pieces will be available for purchase through Grantfordltd.com at a price of £1,000 to £320,000 (exclusive…

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A well-known theatre company in Manchester, Time & Again Theatre Company, is in need of assistance following a fire. Founded in 2017, the theatre company explores history in a unique, meaningful way, while highlighting women who pushed boundaries and practised political activism, revolutions, or behaving in a way that wasn’t deemed acceptable by society at that time. For its portrayal of women in STEM fields, Clouds won the Oldham Coliseum Pick of the Manchester Fringe Award and an Undrowning scholarship in 2019. It was discovered on Saturday 26th February 2022 that the storage unit containing Time & Again Theatre Company’s…

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Chester Northgate will soon house BrewDog, a pioneering Scottish craft beer brewery that will open in Chester’s historic city centre in autumn 2022. BrewDog will be adding to the list of high profile brands opening at Chester Northgate, including the Florist, Tapas Revolution, Cosy Club, and Picturehouse Cinema, as part of the Northgate development, in the city centre. Occupying 3,000 square feet of space fronting Princess Street, which is renamed Exchange Square. Pioneering independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog is heading to one of the UK’s most historic cities  Brewdog has been a giant in the beer industry since its launch in…

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