Cheshire being a large county in England is bursting with many attractions and events to get involved in from festivals to beautiful gardens, stunning stately homes to fabulous spa hotels, covering a wide range of interests. Cheshire has many market towns and villages to explore all with their own independent galleries, boutiques and markets selling Cheshire produce. There’s even restaurants, country pubs and tearooms to venture all that would be perfect to be accompanied by a Cheshire Companion.
The Rewind North Festival is an 80s Music festival in the beautiful surroundings of Capesthorne Hall. The Festival dates are 5th August 2016 to 7th August 2016, the festival line up of bands includes UB40, Noisettes, Rick Astley and many more. The Festival has many different options designed to accommodate and suit all styles of camping. For the Glampers you’re covered also the festival has its own mobile phone charging station, for a small fee you can charge your phone all weekend. The Festival also has Themed bars, many different food outlets covering all types of food and an array of stalls consisting of shops and events for everyone. Check the line-up listings for more details on bands, tickets and events.
Tatton Park approximately 1000 acres dedicated to deer and formerly the Egerton Family home is now open for the public to explore. The park contains an archaic Tudor Hall, there’s centuries of uncovered history to discover with a huge garden surrounding the hall to explore as well. For nearly 400 years the estate was the property of the Egerton family until it was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1958. Today it is financed and maintained by Cheshire East Council. With over 400 events a year taking place in this very Park there’s always something to get involved with a perfect example of this is the archery lessons. A very unique experience learning how to use a Longbow in the setting of the medieval Old Hall. Perfect for groups up to 30 with a really competitive spirit.
The Open Studios in Cheshire allows the public to witness and participate in the event where around 60-80 artists and craftspeople come together to open their studios each year, either as an individual or in a group spread over 3-4 weekends. The initiative supports professional artists, craft makers and artisans who often work in isolation; enabling networking, mutual support and the opportunity for them to engage with the public.The project originated due to the lack of contemporary local galleries within Cheshire by promoting artists in their own or public spaces and encouraging new opportunities for residencies, commissions, selling, exhibiting and teaching. Many of the people work to support and share their skills in their local communities either in schools and adult education, whilst others consist of emerging, award winning or artists that are internationally renowned for their contributions.
The Bluedot Festival is a new festival at Jodrell Bank dedicated to exploration and discovery. The iconic observatory and aim of the quest for knowledge of the cosmos invites you to camp out under the stars and to explore a stellar programme of music, science, arts, technology, culture, food and film. Brought to you by the team behind Live From Jodrell Bank. Bluedot’s mission is to entertain and inspire through a full weekend of ground breaking encounters, including performances, DJ sets, comedy, talks, workshops and live experiments.