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Photo Gallery: Chester mini-murals brighten up city centre

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester mini-murals brighten up city centre

An extra splash of colour is being added to Chester’s kaleidoscope of street art with more mood-boosting, mini-murals transforming drab BT tech cabinets in the city centre. 

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Mini-mural Artist: Julie Colclough

Mini-Mural Art Trail: Chester Designed by Nature, Destination Chester

March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Mini-Mural Art Trail: Chester Designed by Nature, Destination Chester

As part of the Chester Designed By Nature campaign launched by Destination Chester, ten BT cabinets have been transformed into colourful murals within the city centre.

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1940s wedding dress for Grosvenor Museum's Curated Closet exhibition (taken at Stretton Mill), Credit: Kat Hannon Photography'.

Image Gallery: Vintage fashion inspires exhibitions at Grosvenor Museum and Lion Salt Works Museum

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on Image Gallery: Vintage fashion inspires exhibitions at Grosvenor Museum and Lion Salt Works Museum

In recent years, second-hand and vintage clothing has enjoyed a resurgence of interest.

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Richard Newton at Bookingham Palace and Vinyl Richie in Chester Market has seen an upturn in spend

Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester city centre reopens after lockdown

As the lockdown restrictions are lessened, many non-essential retail stores are beginning to open their doors.

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The Borrowers, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester. Image by Mark Carline

Theatre Review: The Borrowers, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

August 6, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Borrowers, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

It was always going to be interesting to discover how the world of The Borrowers, those helpful miniature beings, would be created.

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Review: The Secret Seven, Storyhouse, Chester

December 14, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Secret Seven, Storyhouse, Chester

Somewhat surprisingly, this is the first time the estate of Enid Blyton has authorised an adaptation of the very English adventures of The Secret Seven.

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All Or Nothing The Mod Musical

Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: All or Nothing, Storyhouse, Chester

Actors have a thing where, when they go to audition for a TV ad, they walk into the waiting room and find 20 people sitting there who look exactly like them.

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Taken in Ramsbottom looking out towards the West Pennines.

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

October 6, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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Historical ginnel, Chester, Jan Green

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul.

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Northern Soul chats to the brains behind Storyhouse, Chester’s new arts centre

June 28, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to the brains behind Storyhouse, Chester’s new arts centre

By chance I found myself sitting next to Sam Dixon, the leader of Chester Council, at The Beggar’s Opera, the official opening performance for the city’s spanking new arts centre Storyhouse.

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