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bluedot festival nominated for UK Festival Award

Having previously won “New Festival on the Block” and “Mind-Blowing Spectacle” at the Association of Independent Festivals, bluedot, the annual intergalactic festival at Jodrell Bank Observatory that fuses music, science, arts and culture,  has been nominated for ‘Best Medium Festival’ at this year’s UK Festival Awards at the Troxy in London. Festival organiser, Ben Robinson, […]

Project 53 arrives in Knutsford

Mobberley Brewhouse will be taking up residence in Knutsford with the opening of its second Tap Room, Project 53 Knutsford. Following the successful launch of its sister Tap Room in Stockport earlier this year, Project 53 Knutsford launches at 12noon on Friday 26th October. The newly developed Tap Room spans 2 plots on Minshull Street […]

100 Young Ballet Dancers required for a production of GISELLE

English Youth Ballet is auditioning for roles in a production of GISELLE on Monday 26 November at The Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.  At the audition, 100 young male and female dancers, aged 8-18, from across the region will be offered the chance to rehearse with and then dance alongside international professional principal dancers in the production for 3 […]

Altrincham nursery’s award for effective parent partnerships

Elmscot Day Nursery & Nursery School, Altrincham has been awarded the highly-acclaimed Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA). After much hard work from the team, Elmscot (Altrincham) has gained the award which aims to provide education settings with a framework to deliver effective parent engagement. Having already achieved an “Outstanding” Ofsted rating, this latest accolade is set […]

Abbey College Manchester expands pioneering programme

Abbey College Manchester is expanding its highly innovative Combined Studies Programme, following its resounding success. Offering a unique and exciting pathway to a university degree, the city centre-based college has extended the number of partnerships with leading establishments across the UK by 50% since the programme’s launch. Much-coveted places are now offered at six universities, […]

Flat Cap re-launch The Bridge, Prestbury

Flat Cap Hotels (FCH), has revealed its new bar and restaurant at The Bridge in Prestbury. This is the third property to be launched by the Cheshire-based hotel group. Following the successful refurbishment of The Vicarage in Holmes Chapel, and The Courthouse in Knutsford, FCH embarked upon restoring the historic property to its former glory […]

Academic success for Abbey College Manchester’s international students

Students and staff at Abbey College Manchester are celebrating an exceptional 100% pass rate in four out of five International Foundation Programme (IFP) Pathways. Engineering, Humanities, Science and Medicine were highly-excelled in at the city-centre based college, while the Business pathway achieved an impressive pass rate of 98%. As an alternative to A-levels, the IFP courses offer international students […]

Tasting Knutsford

Knutsford’s new walking food tour had its soft launch last Thursday with a host of food writers, cooks and tourism experts enjoying the wide range of food on offer. Guests enjoyed a variety of dishes ranging from brunch courtesy of the Lost & Found, through to tapas and wine from Evuna; smoked meatballs from The […]

Cheerleaders to represent Great Britain in world championships

The King’s School has been selected to represent Great Britain in the World Cheerleading Championships. The international blue-ribbon event will take place at Disney World in Florida in February next year. It will be the second time King’s has been awarded the exclusive honour, with the King’s team achieving a brilliant second place finish for […]

It’s behind you! – 40 Years of Prestbury Panto.

This year, Prestbury Youth Pantomime is celebrating the staging of its 40th consecutive pantomime, writes Malcolm Storer. A lot has changed since the first production of Cinderella back in 1980, but the ethos of the group has remained the same, as Chairman Iain MacLeod and Secretary Emma Hine were keen to point out when we […]

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