Stars to launch Nantwich lights switch-on

Nantwich Olympian Bryony Page and Paralympic athlete Andrew Small will be switching on the town’s Christmas lights this year. The trampolinist and wheelchair racer will join local singer Thea Gilmore to officially More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

Rotary brings Santa to Nantwich


Santa Claus will be visiting the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge again this year.

Santa will be setting up his Nantwich Grotto in the attic of the store in the town square where he will welcome visitors every Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm, in December leading up to Christmas.

Santa’s visit is made possible with help from the Rotary Club of Nantwich.

Nantwich Mayor donates Xmas tickets

Rusty Robot the Mayor and Jack

Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin has attended Weaver Primary School to give out tickets for s festive show at the Civic Hall. 

Councillor Martin, together with councillors Arthur Moran, Norma Simpson, Penny Butterill, and Stuart Bostock, have used their ward budgets to allow Key Stage 1 children from Nantwich to attend Santa’s Rusty Robot.

Community ward budgets are given to each of the members to allow greater freedom to work with communities on the priorities that matter most to each.

Nantwich fundraisers reach milestone for The Christie

Sarah Darlington and Neil Tinsley at the MCRC opening

Local fundraising team, the Nantwich Christie Hospital Support Group has raised over £300,000 for specialist cancer centre, The Christie in Manchester.

With over two decades of fundraising, the group has hosted a range of events including; ladies lunches, quiz nights, film nights, fashion shows, Easter egg bingo as well as an annual flag day where they collect money each October/November in the town.

A Pie ‘n’ Pea Supper held in October raised over £2,000 which took the fundraising total above £300,000. 

Nantwich festive lights switch on


This year’s Christmas lights switch on will take place on Saturday November 21, kickstarting festive celebrations in Nantwich.

The town council has organised a packed programme running from 2pm, hosted by The Cat Community Radio’s Chris Radford.

Popular local talent Josh Whittaker will take to the stage, followed a performance from Frozen’s Elsa and Anna.

Santa’s robot comes to Nantwich

SANTAS R Robot Generic twitter

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


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

Whitby Abbey by Victoria Christmas

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


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

Students Slam Poetry Competition

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.

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