Hobbies & Pastimes

Care Company on a mission to mark important anniversary

Award-winning Cheshire homecare and supported living care provider, Compassionate Care Group, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a staff raffle and by supporting a local charity. The kind-hearted company, based in Ashley, held a staff raffle throughout October and November, with a fantastic first prize of £1,000. All money raised was matched by the company […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Infinity Mirrored Rooms’ by Yayoi Kusama

In the sixth and final article of the series, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created.     ‘Infinity Mirrored Rooms’ by Yayoi Kusama I want to end this series by looking at […]

Calling all ‘Little Einsteins’ – The UK’s 1st Atomic Prep School

At Yorston Lodge Prep School you are never too young to start honing your skills for the workplace of tomorrow. With an exciting new scholarship programme in place, we look forward to widening the world of Yorston discovery to a whole host of new talented primary aged students. Offering families a winning combination of proven […]

Gaynor’s Social Scene

My Chat With A World Champion John H. Stracey, born on September 22, 1950, is a former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1978; a former welterweight world champion, beating Jose Napoles in Mexico City, he held the WBC and lineal welterweight titles between 1975 and 1976. John, who is a close family friend, was a delight to chat to; […]

‘Anatomy of a Masterpiece’ – ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’

In the fifth of his series of six articles, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created.     ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’ by Paula Rego A seemingly innocent image of a young woman dutifully […]

Oar-Inspiring – The Olympic Headmaster

It’s not every school that can boast having a former Olympic flat-water canoeist as its head teacher, but Greenbank Preparatory School in Cheadle can, writes Malcolm Storer.   Malcolm Johnson took up the post two years ago, and already he is instilling into his pupils the same drive and determination that propelled him to become […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Obnoxious Liberals’ by John-Michel Basquiat

In the fourth in his series of six articles, our art critic Malcolm Storer examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created. ‘Obnoxious Liberals’ by John-Michel Basquiat New York. !980. After years of civic corruption, the Big Apple […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ by Pablo Picasso

In the second in his series of six articles, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects another supreme masterpiece of western art, scrutinising the artist and why, when and where it was created.     Nowadays the term ‘changed the course of western art’ is an overused, hackneyed expression. But in this case, there is […]

The ‘Spotlight’ is on University Prize Winner Emilie!

The University of Chester Annual Valedictory prize-giving 2020 took place on Friday 26th June. As part of the ceremony, The University Lodge of Chester was proud to present the Association of Masonic, University and Legal Lodges (AMULL) Prize to Emilie Sian Lawson, in recognition of her outstanding contribution and commitment to Performing Arts over her […]

‘Beyond the Now’ – The Visual Jukebox of Natalie Curtis

If art is about one thing, it is about essence. Capturing a mood, a feeling, requires great skill and sensitivity, writes our art critic, Malcolm Storer. One such artist, Macclesfield-born conceptual photographer, Natalie Curtis — daughter of legendary Joy Division frontman, Ian Curtis — manages to do just that. Her work embodies the freedom and […]

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