Arts & Crafts

New £100,000 canning line installed at The Mobberley Brewhouse

Craft beers producer, The Mobberley Brewhouse, is ramping up production of its craft beers with the installation of a state-of- the-art canning line. This coincides with ‘Batch 1000’, an imperial IPA that will be released in limited quantities to celebrate the brewery’s 1000th brew. Founder and CEO James Roberts said: “Last year we launched a […]

The 4th R’ in education – relationships

Simon Smith arrived at Rydal Penrhos in January 2017 following six years at Haileybury as deputy head (Academic), where he taught History and was also a senior boarding house tutor, Year 7 tutor and refereed many football and rugby matches. Prior to Haileybury, Simon was at Worth School in Sussex for 11 years where he […]

That’s Your Lot!

Working with rare pieces of art, antiques and collectables is a dream job for many, but for those who work at Wright Marshall auctioneers, it’s a reality. Johanna Bolhoven went to meet Rachel Houston-Holland, regional head of fine art, at their Knutsford salesroom. Wright Marshall is one of the leading auction houses serving Cheshire, Derbyshire, South Lancashire, North Wales, […]

Historic city tower complex to tell a new story of the history of Chester

Chester’s medieval Water Tower complex is set to undergo a refurbishment over the next few months to create a new heritage attraction telling the story of the city’s walls, and the people who built, maintained and lived within them over 2,000 years. The exhibition, called ‘Within These Walls’, will replace the current Sick to Death visitor attraction, which was famously home […]

Andy Burnham Officially Opens Latest Investment at Abbey College Manchester

.Abbey College Manchester has marked a significant £250,000 investment in the college with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham officially opening its new facilities. The leading independent college is continuing to grow its strong presence in the city of Manchester, with a major expansion to its amenities on both the ground floor and the basement. The growth of the ground floor […]

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 […]

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