Arts & Crafts

White wash

There’s nothing that says ‘Great British Summer’ quite like Wimbledon (on screen at the time of writing) and if, like me, you’ve been glued to your screens for the past few weeks watching some of the most talented players in the game (not to mention celeb and outfit spotting) you’ll have a renewed appreciation for all things white… […]

The Art of Bonsai

The ancient Japanese art of bonsai has been practiced for thousands of years. Its goal is to produce small, perfectly formed trees that mimic the shape and scale of their full-size relatives, writes our art critic Malcolm Storer. On a bright sunny day in Mobberley recently I went along to meet one of the latest […]

Valerie is write up there!

Actor and writer, Valerie Bundy from Altrincham, has won a national screenwriting competition with Grazia magazine. Grazia teamed up with BAFTA to find an exciting new talent in screenwriting and after a nationwide search, and hundreds of entries Valerie was picked as the winner. The competition, which sought to find someone with the potential to be the next […]

The Joshua Tree ‘breaks ground’ on its new support centre

Construction has begun on The Joshua Tree’s new purpose-built support centre in Sandiway following 13 years of fundraising. Due for completion during early 2020, the centre will provide an appropriate and much-needed environment for families, accommodating children of all ages from toddlers through to teenagers. It will feature a multi-functional activity room, counselling suites, soft […]

Cheshire Freemasons present minibus to Greater Manchester Scouts

A delegation of Freemasons attended Linett Clough Scout Camp near Marple recently to present a fully fitted 17-seater minibus to Greater Manchester East Scouts. Steve Holloway, County Commissioner was delighted to take ownership of the vehicle and on receipt of the keys said: “We are very grateful to the Cheshire Freemasons for providing us with […]

College celebrates outstanding year.

Abbey College Manchester students recently celebrated an exceptional year of success at the annual graduation and awards ceremony, held at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel. In recognition of the students’ achievements, they were each presented with their graduation certificates by the honoured friends and associates of Abbey College Manchester, including representatives from partner universities, former […]

The Art of Photography

From the gnarled, sun-leathered face of an Indian drifter caught on the platform of Delhi Station, to the crumbling majesty of a former cotton mill in Salford, this exhibition features some of the most poignant photography of the 21st century, writes Malcolm Storer. Peter Aitchison’s work depicts a chance encounter with a person or a […]

It’s full steam ahead at Anderton Boat Lift

It will be full steam ahead at Cheshire’s giant Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich when it holds a free, family-friendly, Steam Festival on Saturday 11 May and Sunday 12 May, between 10.30am and 3.00pm. The event will see the grounds of the Anderton Boat Lift, a pinnacle of Victorian industrial engineering, transformed by steam-powered traction […]

Planning a wedding, a business show or an event in Cheshire?

If you are planning a wedding, a party to celebrate a special occasion, a business show or an event, and you are looking for guidance and inspiration, then you are in luck! Knutsford-based A & M Marquees – Events Limited is hosting an open day in conjunction with The Flaming Gourmand at Church Lane Meadow – […]

Raising a glass to Knutsford May Day

Knutsford Beer Festival has chosen the town’s Royal May Day Festival as one of its community projects for the year. “Knutsford Royal May Day is a fantastic local cause,” said the Beer Festival’s marketing manager, Rachel Bishop. “We know smaller local charities struggle for funding compared with larger charities and we wanted to ensure we […]

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