Chance to win tickets to top events and attractions
‘Cheshire: Where Science Meets Nature’, a new celebration of arts and culture for all the family themed on the county’s rich natural and scientific assets, launches today.
The exciting county-wide programme champions Cheshire’s special role in two landmark moments – the 50th anniversary year of the Lunar Landings and 100th birthday of the Forestry Commission. Cheshire is home to Jodrell Bank, which captured the first images of the surface of the moon when Apollo 11 touched down in 1969, and Delamere Forest, one the oldest woodlands in Britain, managed by the Forestry Commission.
Visitors to visitcheshire.com/science-meets-nature will be able to pick and choose from three inspiring itineraries of events and attractions – Forests, Festivals & Family Days; Moons, Movies & Memory Making; and Inventions, Ideas & Imaginative Outings – which have been designed to appeal to all ages. Users browsing online can add events and attractions to an editable, downloadable planner, which generates a list, handy map and advice on journey times and distances.
The experiences are staged in intriguing spaces across the urban and rural landscape, a combination that promises an unforgettable experience only to be found in Cheshire. The unique and innovative collaboration of some of the county’s top creative organisations – Cultural Destinations, funded by the Arts Council – will continue into 2020 and beyond.
Plus visitors to the Visit Cheshire Facebook page will have the chance to win a family ticket to the 10th anniversary Just So Festival at Rode Hall, with more entrance passes up for grabs through the year.
Highlights of ‘Cheshire: Where Science Meets Nature’ include:
- The giant white dish of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank will provide the dramatic backdrop for the bluedotinternational festival of music, science and cosmic culture in July (pictured above centre);
- Paul Weller, Jess Glynne and Tears for Fears are the superstar headliners at Forest Live! this June in Delamere Forest (pictured above right);
- Chester Visual Arts will host the first exhibition outside London of the V&A’s major digital art retrospective ‘Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers’ at Chester’s Old Library from June to September;
- The Storyhouse theatre company will perform the world premiere of playwright Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of the children’s classic The Borrowers in July and August at the Grosvenor Park Open-Air Theatre in its 10th anniversary year;
- The Just So Festival, a fun-filled children’s rumpus in the grounds of Rode Hall near Congleton, also turns 10, in August (pictured above left);
- The National Trust’s new trail with art installations, The Lost Words, provides imaginative encouragement for youngsters to reclaim the language of the natural world at Lyme and Dunham Massey in 2019 and Quarry Bank in 2020;
- Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ will be the centrepiece of the Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival in October.
- NowNorthwich returns in October to transform the eponymous town into a stage for acrobats, dancers and street performers.
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Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. www.artscouncil.org.uk