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Nantwich pupils enjoy free trip to zoo

Pupils from a Nantwich primary school enjoyed a trip to Chester Zoo following a Rotary club’s donation. The zoo donated entry tickets for a local school of the club’s choice after the Rotary More »

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Nantwich mums relax on the water

Mums from across South Cheshire took a break by cruising the canal in a day’s retreat organised by Motherwell CIC. A group of ten local mums met at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina More »

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Nantwich Show and Cheese Awards return

THE Nantwich Show and the International Cheese Awards return to the town this summer. The dual event will take over Dorfold Park on Wednesday July 27. The event will stage the largest More »

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Nantwich fighter on Fury-Klitschko undercard

Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman is to appear on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s mammoth heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko. Fights are coming thick and fast for the Ricky Hatton-trained 19-year-old as he More »

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Nantwich music festival returns

THE Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival marks its 20th year in the town this Easter from Thursday March 24 to Monday March 28. This year’s headliners include Big Country, The Revolutionaires, More »

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Battle of Nantwich event returns in the New Year

THIS year’s Holly Holy Day event will take place on Saturday January 23. The event commemorates the 1644 Battle of Nantwich, which relieved the siege of the town after a month of More »

Santa’s robot comes to Nantwich

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In response to the success of last year’s Santa’s Dizzy Day, Santa is back in town this Christmas with his Rusty Robot!

Iain Lauchlan and Imagine Theatre have come up with a fantastic brand new show which is billed as the perfect Christmas treat for youngsters.

This show has all the elements that made last year’s show such a success including fun characters, favourite action songs, a great story and, of course, a chance to meet Santa and get a present from him.

Christmas gifts at Nantwich Museum

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Nantwich Museum’s popular Christmas Fayres, featuring handmade goods made by the museum’s Craft Group, will take place on Saturday November 21 and 28 between 10.30am and 3pm.

Items for sale in aid of museum funds include a selection of Christmas decorations, bags and cushions.

The museum shop will also be open supplying a wide range of goods including cards – some for Christmas, books, games, toys, souvenirs, craftwork and jewellery for all ages.

Items of local interest include cards and books including Nantwich in Old Photographs, Acton Through The Ages, The Victorian Rebuilding of Crewe Hall and, just published, Willaston School Nantwich by the Willaston & District History Group.

Nantwich artists share their views

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An exhibition featuring the work of the art group Quarto has opened at Nantwich Museum and will run until Saturday 7 November.

The group’s work is based upon material collected during their travels each member responding in a different way to the places they visit.

The exhibition, called ‘Our View’, demonstrates this diversity of approach with sketches either done on site or developed back in the studio.

Nantwich Mayor invites shoppers to bag a bargain

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As autumn sets in and the car boot season comes to a close, Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin is urging stall holders and bargain hunters to visit the Table Top Sale at Nantwich Civic Hall.

On most Thursdays more than 40 stalls sell an array of items at the Civic, with doors opening  from 8am until 12noon.  Admission is free and to have a 12ft stall, already set up for you, costs £5.

Cllr Martin said: “If you are thinking of sorting out your sheds, attics, garages and wardrobes, consider having a table top stall at the Civic, as one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure!”

Nantwich poet inspires students

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Local English students have been inspired to put pen to paper after receiving top poetry tips from a Nantwich poet. 

Nantwich Words & Music Festival volunteer Helen Kay visited the A-level group at South Cheshire College to raise the profile of the festival’s poetry competition amongst young people. 

The independent, week-long festival runs from October 12 to 18 and will feature a mix of music artists including UK Chart Topper Barbara Dickson, The Christians and The Magic Numbers.

Nantwich Mayor’s quiz night

Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin is to host a quiz at the Nantwich Civic next month to raise cash for charity.

Teams of six are invited to take part on Friday October 23 to help raise funds for the Mayor’s chosen charities Nantwich Museum, Nantwich in Bloom, Nantwich Food Band and Nantwich Players.

The evening promises to be a great night out, compared by Chris Radford from The Cat 107.9FM radio, it will also feature a raffle with some great prizes, while each team member will receive a hot pot supper.

Gruff’s intimate Nantwich show

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Super Furry Animals star Gruff Rhys is to perform in Nantwich as a part of the town’s eighth annual Words and Music Festival next month.

He will play an intimate set in the Crown Ballroom on Thursday October 15.

Other headlining acts at the festival include The Christians, The Magic Numbers, Mark Chadwick from The Levellers, Frazey Ford, Thea Gilmore and Barbara Dickson.

Nantwich twins fly the flag

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Nantwich twins Georgie and India Perris-Redding have been representing their country in the England U18 Mixed Touch Rugby team.

Their England team contested the European Championships over the weekend.

On Saturday in the pool rounds they beat France, Ireland, Scotland and the Middle East, but were beaten by Wales.

On Sunday they beat Scotland in the semi final and were narrowly beaten by a strong Welsh team in shocking weather conditions in the final.

Nantwich Food Festival returns next month

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The annual Nantwich Food Festival returns to the town with a tasty programme of events.

The town prepares to host the biggest and best festival yet from Friday September 4 to Sunday September 6.

The fun-filled foodie weekend now attracts around 40,000 visitors a year, making it one of the UK’s largest in-town food festivals. 

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