Arts & Crafts

Knutsford’s round-up of Christmas events

Knutsford Town Council’s festive plans are well underway with some fantastic events organised for December. Look out for the new ‘Christmas in Knutsford’ booklet which includes a roundup of local festive events. The first weekend in December will see the festivities begin with a two-day market, featuring a reindeer parade, entertainment and light switch on […]

Roberta celebrates ten beautiful years

Knutsford beauty salon, Roberta Beauty Redefined, celebrates its 10th anniversary later this month. The salon, run by owner, Roberta Dyer, first opened its doors on 8 December 2008 and, since then, the business has grown significantly, moving to new, larger premises on Minshull Street last December. “When I started the business with my mum, Sue […]

Brace your elves: Christmas in Chester is coming!

The annual Christmas lights switch parade is just one part of an extensive programme of festive activity which includes the arrival of the CheSTAR, appearances from Father Christmas and his elves and the return of the popular holographic Christmas glasses The light switch-on parade begins at Chester Town Hall Square at 7pm on Friday, November […]

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 […]

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 […]

A-level success for Abbey College Manchester

Students and staff at leading independent college, Abbey College Manchester are triumphant this morning (16 August), following another year of outstanding A-Level results. The talented cohort collected their results from the city-centre based college, celebrating an impressive 100% pass rate, (up on last year’s 99%) Each year the college continues to obtain excellent results, with this year being […]

Hillcrest Homes to purchase The King’s School’s Cumberland Street Site

Award winning luxury house builder, Hillcrest Homes, has agreed to purchase a landmark site on Cumberland Street in Macclesfield Town Centre from The King’s School. The site currently occupies the oldest of the 500-year-old independent school’s buildings: a 19th century Grade II listed building, formerly the main school and now a library, and an early […]

A Totally Tropical Fundraiser

The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, was joined by 350 guests and its Patrons at its Tropicana Ladies Lunch event on at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa recently. A record-breaking £60,000 was raised which will help the charity provide holidays for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over our region. Tempting tropical cocktails […]

Lowry dealer shuts up shop after 60 years in the art world

One of the North West’s most renowned fine art dealers is bowing out after more than 60 years in the business. George Aird, 84, who was a friend of the late LS Lowry and whose clients included many of the region’s leading business and sports figures, is due to close his Grove Leigh Galleries in […]

Gifts for the discerning at De Moura

Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ has its fair share of luxury shops and high-end retailers, writes Malcolm Storer. One of the most exclusive and, indeed, fascinating, is De Moura; a unique lifestyle and fine wine store situated in the chocolate-box village of Prestbury. In fact, when I entered De Moura I could have sworn I’d been transported […]

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