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Friday, 21 August 2020

Celebrate Love Culture Week with Cheshire East’s outdoor and online visitor attractions


Cheshire East families are being invited to take part in an array of summer activities to mark Love Culture Week.

A host of events and visitor attractions are on offer this week (17-22 August) which can be enjoyed safely across the borough.

Tatton Park’s parkland, gardens, farm and mansion are now all open for the public to enjoy as well as many National Trust properties and gardens, such as Arley Hall. Jodrell Bank, now given ‘world heritage’ status, is also set to welcome visitors back from Saturday 22 August.

Crewe Cultural Forum is hosting a series of free or low-cost events this week in the Lyceum Square. The #CreWECREATE programme includes children’s crafts with Creative Crewe, Creative Minds Cheshire and David Jewkes Art.
Theatre workshops are being held in partnership with the Platform Theatre, as well as introduction to photography classes with Crewe Photographic Society. Arts and crafts activities are drop-in sessions, however, workshops need to be booked online for social distancing preparations via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/organizations/events.

Many places have now opened safely with the We’re Good to Go kitemark for attractions. And while some places remain closed for the time being, there are also a range of online programmes taking place this week. Cinemac in Macclesfield, Wild Rumpus’ summer programme and Electric Picture House exhibitions can be accessed via their websites and the council’s Live Well service.

Councillor Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council’s cabinet member for environment and regeneration, said: “Our visitor economy is normally worth nearly £1billion a year and supports approximately 12,000 jobs. Love Culture Week is a great government initiative, giving an opportunity to profile cultural activities, events and attractions available to us here in Cheshire East – digitally and outdoors. 

“The council’s culture team is working hard to support our local economy and community organisations to generate new activity, to bring confidence back during the pandemic. However, with so much restarting and such a range of cultural activities on the doorstep, we hope families will use the rest of the school holidays to explore Cheshire East.”

Many online activities being provided by arts and cultural organisations can be accessed across the UK. Search visitcheshire.com for ideas and inspiration on what to do for the remainder of the summer.

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