Photo Gallery: The Enchantment of Chester Zoo
The animals at the zoo have been put under a sleeping enchantment, and only you can help break the spell.
Wild Rumpus, the team behind the award-winning Just So Festival, have brought their Enchantment back to Chester Zoo. Perfect for little ones from aged three upwards, this delightful event encourages kids to seek out clues from the moths, sloths, giraffes and orang-utans, to collect magic dust and take back to Owl HQ where together they can save the zoo and wake the animals from their slumber.
There are acrobats, stilt-walkers and musicians who will help you on your quest – as well as educators from the zoo with fascinating facts about each featured beast.
I photographed the event last week and you can view the gallery below. Of course, I couldn’t resist taking a few shots of my favourite animals, with a young mandrill stealing the show in an impromptu photoshoot.
By Chris Payne, Head Photographer
The Enchantment of Chester Zoo is on at Chester Zoo until October 31, 2017.
- My Space: Paolo Hewitt, writer and journalist
- “Once the Spice Girls move into your house, you very quickly run out of space.” Sheffield songwriter Eliot Kennedy talks to Northern Soul
- Photo Gallery: Fancy Pants, The Portico Library, Manchester
- Queering the past: Bolton, LGBT history and Walt Whitman. Playwright Stephen M Hornby talks to Northern Soul
The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
Sign up for Northern Soul newsletter
The Northern Soul Poll
Recent Tweets for @Northern_Soul_
@RealTimBooth Thanks so much. I will hunt them down and drop them a line. - Helen
@Johnny_Marr Hi - I teach Music Journalism at Salford Uni. Don't spose you have a spare 40 mins to pop in and talk to my students? They are brilliant young people just starting out, and are big fans. - Helen Nugent
Right Good Mid-Week Read: The Interrogative Mood Main by Padgett Powell pic.twitter.com/l68rBoY8oZ
Northern Soul talks to Stephen M Hornby about his new play The Adhesion of Love, based on the true story of a 19th century gathering of gay men in Bolton. northernsoul.me.uk/queering-t…
Northern Soul's Fran Yeoman reviews Big Up! at Unity Theatre, Liverpool ⭐⭐⭐⭐ northernsoul.me.uk/theatre-re…