Arts & Crafts

The Bling Ring

The world’s most elegant woman, Coco Chanel, was said to have advised the following when dressing with accessories: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off!” However, when faced with a veritable Aladdin’s cave of remarkable, standout 20th century costume jewellery, I couldn’t decide what I liked best, let alone what I would want to […]

A Corridor into Memory

What is memory? How is it triggered, and can that be expressed through painting? Talented Cheshire artist Rebecca Eastment poses these intriguing questions in her latest exhibition at Art My Treasure gallery in Wilmslow. It’s her third show, having previously exhibited at the Old Trueman Brewery in East London and a gallery in Oxford. Our […]

Acting classes exclusively for 12-16 years

Knutsford-based Rokit Performing Arts, one of the top performing arts academies in the north of England, owned by Victoria Gough, has launched ‘Acting Pro’ at its Wilmslow school to give older students the choice of taking an ‘acting only’ option. Acting Pro takes place on Wednesdays from 4.30-6.30pm. It is an intensive 2-hour acting class […]

A raw, gluten, dairy, refined sugar-free Festive Treat

Evie Waxman is director & founder of The Raw Bake Station. Evie found her passion for raw food and healthy living during her travels across Australia. Her peppy personality, combined with oodles of creativity, enabled her to develop a business, allowing her to explore the raw food world and share her ideas on healthy living. […]

Prestbury WI Autumn Fair

  Prestbury WI held an Autumn Fair in the Village Hall for the first time recently.   A variety of stalls selling home produce, crafts, bric a brac and books were put together by the WI members themselves. Other community organisations contributed to the event in an effort to boost their fundraising.   Prestbury Youth […]

De Moura, opens in Prestbury Village

De Moura, a luxury retailer founded in London, has opened a store in Prestbury. The brand retails exceptional gifts and luxury objects for interiors, sourced exclusively from Europe. Luxurious Italian leather goods for the ‘discerning gentleman’; bespoke globes handcrafted in London, spectacular stoneware and porcelain, and a plethora of unique wall features guaranteed to impress […]

Knutsford Celebrates the Tour of Britain with a Cycle Fest

The excitement is palpable among the local folk of Knutsford and surrounding areas as they prepare for the town’s biggest event of the year which will be taking place during early September. Knutsford is to host its own Cycle Fest to coincide with The Tour of Britain passing through its streets on Tuesday 6 September. […]

Chester street is “blooming” marvellous

Foregate Street in Chester city centre has come alive with colour after the installation of a series of new floral displays. Following discussions with retailers and shop owners, CH1ChesterBID has worked with Chester West and Chester Council (CWaC) to install a range of new planters and baskets on the thriving city centre street, a key gateway […]

Summer is here so join us as we …..Wallow in Tents & Tubs

Manicured lawns and well-stocked flower beds are no longer top of everyone’s wish list for our gardens. Conventional features have fallen out of favour. What pleased our parents is not what 21st century man, nor his wife, have in mind for that valuable piece of real estate surrounding our houses. Adrian Lee says that these […]

Urban Sketching Comes to Macclesfield

The Art of Urban Sketching has been described as both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the towns and cities where they live. It is primarily about drawing on location, whether inside or outside, writes David Steeden. Urban sketching has been increasing in popularity at […]

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