What's On

 Major events in the year                                                                                                            . . . and dates for your diary

 

Societies Spectacular, Saturday, July 2. Local societies take stalls on The Square to publicise their activities and attract new members, from 9am to 2pm.

 

 

Nantwich Pride event on Saturday, July 16, at The Railway Hotel, Pillory Street. The fourth event in Nantwich welcomes families throughout the day. "Plenty of activities for children." On Friday 15, the NSS Band will be performing in the marquee. 

www.nantwichpride.co.uk  | | https://www.facebook.com/NantwichPride/

 

 

Nantwich Show at Reaseheath College and University Centre - the new Nantwich Showground - will take place on Wednesday, July 27, after a three-year absence due to bad weather and the Covid-19 pandemic.

   Nantwich Agricultural Society, who run the event, are "pleased to announce the return of . . . the longest running, single-day agricultural event in the UK," says their website. The event has a Best of British theme.

   It will be marking its 125th year (since 1897) with "a fantastic new venue and a new look", but it is "no longer partnered with the International Cheese Awards or hosted at Dorfold Hall". It has been staged on that site since 1946. 

   The website continues: "With a stronger than ever agricultural theme, the exciting new format will showcase the technologies and innovations in the farming industry ensuring that sustainability, family entertainment and community spirit is prioritised."

   Attractions will include a local food hall, learning and careers zone, town and country marquee, a community garden, countryside pursuits, sheep show, main ring attractions, a members' pavilion and bar, and trade stands.

   Competitions will be the Best of British Cheese, home produce, arts and crafts, floral arts, young handlers, dog show, shire horses, cattle classes, sheep classes and fancy dress (ponies). For details about how to register, visit

www.nantwichshow.org

   Super Earlybird tickets at special prices of £13 for adults, £6 for five to 15-year-olds, and £35 for families (two adults and three childen) are available on line until July 16. Visit the website: https://nantwichshow.co.uk.

   The venue website is www.reaseheath.ac.uk

o The International Cheese and Dairy Awards show is scheduled to take place at the Staffordshire County Showground, Bingley Hall.

 

 

Nantwich Food Festival, Friday, September 2 to Sunday 4. The free-to-enter festival will be the 21st event, with marquees on three sites in town, with food and drink "from producers across Cheshire, Great Britain and beyond".

   Opening times of the festival are: Friday, 11am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

   There will be live music, entertainment, street food, hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demonstration theatres and children's activities. The sites are the Love Lane car park and the Bowling Green Club with access via The Gullet (off Hospital Street), or in Monks' Lane.

    Demonstrations by chefs will be staged at the Civic Hall, in Market Street. These are Rosemary Shrager on the Saturday, and Sean Wilson on the Sunday. More celebrity and local chefs are being lined up.

   Park and Ride services will be running over the weekend.

https://www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk

 

 

 

Nantwich Words and Music Festival, from October 10 to 16, will be the 15th annual event. Tickets are on sale.

    Here are some of the headliners (with more to follow later):

    Ian McCulloch, singer of Echo and the Bunnymen. Festival organisers are pleased to have "enticed him back" for a rare solo show. Tickets for his previous show sold out quickly. He will perform at the Civic Hall on Saturday, October 15.

   Tickets from https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5477886.

   Space first appeared in the 1990s. Their new album, "Music for Pleasure, Music for Pain" show them still at their peak with their songwriting featuring strong melodies and dark humour. They are playing at the Civic Hall on Friday, October 14. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5478851.

   Show of Hands was formed in the late 1980s by Steve Knightley and Phil Beer who were then already folk stars. Their Nantwich debut has been a long time coming, but they are reunited with folk luminary/bassist Miranda Sykes when they play at the Civic Hall on Sunday, October 16.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5478855

   Kathryn Williams' breakthrough album, “Little Black Numbers”, was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize back in 2000. Her alto voice and engaging songs have drawn plaudits from critics and contemporaries. She is playing the Crown Ballroom on Wednesday, October 12.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5478881.

   Elvis McGonagall is a stand-up poet, comedian and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster. His shows include "Loose Ends" and his sitcom "Elvis McGonagall Takes a Look on the Bright Side." He won the World Poetry Slam championship in 2006. He will appear at the Crown Hotel on Tuesday, October 11. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/547887

   The comments about the headliners here are by the organisers of the festival. There are more details on https://www.facebook,com/wordsandmusicfestival

 


 

Remembrance Sunday, November 13.

 

 

Nantwich Christmas Lights Switch-on, Friday, November 18.

 

See also what's_on - outoftown

 

 

 

 

 

 

n Information in this feature is from Nantwich Town Council's Tourist Information Centre, the Town Council's "Talk of the Town" news magazine, and the websites of the events organisers.

               

 

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