Events – What’s on in Northwich
Here you will find a detailed list of what’s on in Northwich and upcoming events.
From plays to fairs, festivals to fetes, there’s always something to look forward to.
July 1, 2017 9:00am – July 31, 2017
The Northwich Art Trail is an art exhibition which runs throughout the month of July. Rather than being hosted in one space, it is hosted by the participating retailers in Northwich town centre who will be displaying the art in their windows. The Art Trail has become a summer town centre feature and is now in its sixth year. This year it is again being run by Visual Arts Cheshire (VAC) with support from DAN Community. Thirty town centre shops are taking part, from Jack Gee Cycles in Witton Street to Curtain Magic near the Bull Ring.
This year, The Plaza (closed since 2011) has become an important part of the event. Besides allowing Visual Arts Cheshire to utilise their outside poster cabinets, owner Will Godfrey has generously allowed VAC to open up the foyer and bar area for an exhibition of 30 artworks. The exhibition will be open every Friday and Saturday in July from 11am to 4pm. The first day will be Saturday 1st July when the ‘Trail’ will be officially opened by newly elected Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury. There are 46 artists with over 100 pieces of art for viewers to discover. The dual aim is to encourage visitors to Northwich town centre and to support our local artists.
Another new venue this year is the Memorial Court where a small display of Art Trail paintings will be displayed. The Art Trail leaflet details all of the trail venues and the participating artists. It is available from the Art Shop, the Library, the Information Centre, the Memorial Court and most participating shops. On Fridays and Saturdays visitors can call in to The Plaza for information (and a cup of tea). All of the artwork on display throughout the town is for sale. Please follow the trail and support our local retailers and artists.
There are prizes for the ‘Best Artwork’ and two runners up, as voted for by art historian Adrian Sumner. VAC are most grateful to Phil Bower from the Northwich Art Shop for his generosity in donating the first prize and devoting all of his shop window space to the Art Trail.
Alan Carr – Chairman, Visual Arts Cheshire
August 12, 2017 9:00am – August 13, 2017
Come and join in with the fun at the Northwich River Festival and Rowing Regatta this August! With two days of activities including the Regatta and Dragon Boat Festival, there is something for everyone!
This year there is a packed – and ever growing – programme of fun for all the family, including:
Northwich Rowing Regatta: Two days of racing, with the finish line at The Odeon, Baron’s Quay, and plenty of viewing options along the river from Witton Brook.
The Mighty River Weaver Dragon Boat Race: Great fun to be part of, and hilarious fun to watch, as teams battle it out between the town’s two famous bridges. Expect it to get very, very competative!
Duck Race: Our famous Duck Race returns again this year. We have some great cash prizes, and tickets are just £1 each.
Street Theatre: You can catch the BRILLIANT “Typhoon & the Pedal Players” performing the Cheshire stories at various locations around Northwich Town Centre on Sunday 13th August as part of the Northwich River Festival 2017.
The FUN continues after dark, as the action moves to Memorial Court for an evening of music from top Brit Pop tribute act “Marblehead Johnson”, supported by The Microtones who put their own, unique feel on some of the best-known hits of recent years.
Other attractions in and around the main Festival Site include Charity and Trade Stalls and a bar.
Northwich River Festival 2017 is being organised by the Rotary Club of Northwich in conjunction with The Northwich Rowing Club, with support from The Canal and River Trust, the River Weaver Navigation Society and Northwich Town Council. The aims of the Festival to attract visitors to Northwich, to highlight the leisure uses of the River Weaver and to raise funds for the clubs nominated good causes, including St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire.