The Runcorn Town Deal Board has identified seven exciting and ambitious projects that will share £23.6m in Government funding. Under the banner of ‘Reconnecting Runcorn’ these projects will collectively help to make Runcorn a prime location, by providing the workforce, connectivity and infrastructure to support local businesses and enable the local community to thrive. In […]

BLOG: Is Culture the New Petrol?

Challenges with staffing, suppliers, delays in deliveries and legislation run the risk of turning culture and events into the next industry hit by post pandemic pandemonium. Director of Culture Liverpool, Claire McColgan, reflects on a busy week for events in the city and praises a resilient, but weakened, sector. In Spring, Liverpool was at the centre […]

Black Music Celebrated as ON RECORD Returns

Abrand new programme celebrating and exploring Black music on Merseyside launches this weekend (Sunday 24 October). ON RECORD, returns for the second year with a raft of brand new in-person, online and audio commissions looking at the impact of Black music on the city region’s communities over the past 70 years. Running from Sunday 24 October […]

After dark spectacular Luminate is coming to light up Walton Hall and Gardens

The spectacular and captivating illuminated trails will be at Walton Hall and Gardens from Friday 24 November and Friday 24 December 2021. Wrap up warm and join Luminate as they weave a captivating light trail through the stunning grounds. Brought to you by Luminate, Walton Gardens will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland that will […]

Welcome Back Festival finale to wow audiences for the final time

The hugely successful Welcome Back Festival, which has welcomed thousands of families back into the town centre over the summer, comes to an end this Saturday. For the final date of the cultural extravaganza, entertainment includes art installation The Bees, the world’s tallest Bubbleologist and spin painting with Splodge-a-matic. 11.30am – 1pm and 1.45pm – […]

National Adoption Week champions the voice less heard

National Adoption week will be dedicated to all those impacted by adoption whose stories are often less heard; adopted people, adopters, birth parents and the Children’s Services workforce. 40,920 adoptions have taken place in England in the past 10 years National Adoption Week 2021 takes place on Monday 18 through to Sunday 24 October. This […]


The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation, The Never-ending Nightmare, which comes to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn. on Wednesday 23 November. This spectacular show features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an ‘Alice in Horrorland’ type story driven by […]

Christmas is returning to Manchester! Piccadilly Gardens to become Winter Gardens following festive transformation

Piccadilly Gardens will take a star turn this festive season, becoming the hub for Christmas in Manchester – the UK’s one and only capital of Christmas. This year’s festivities will return with a bang from Friday 12 November following a toned-down Christmas season last year in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic.   Winter Gardens at PIccadilly Eager to make up for missed celebrations, Manchester will showcase a new family-friendly Winter Gardens  attraction in […]

New exhibition celebrates Fryderyk Chopin’s 1848 concert in Manchester

A brand new exhibition at Manchester Central Library has opened to mark composer Fryderyk Chopin’s one and only concert in Manchester. The Polish composer came to Manchester in August 1848 as a wave of revolutions known as the Spring of Nations disturbed Europe. He played just one concert in the city at the prestigious Manchester […]

Pokémon GO takes over Sefton Park this weekend

The UK’s biggest ever Pokémon GO event will take place in Liverpool this weekend. Pokémon GO Safari Zone will see thousands of players travel from across the UK to Sefton Park, all on the lookout for some specially released augmented Pokémon who will be hiding in the Grade 1 listed green space. The globally-successful experience […]