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New Arts Festival launches in May 18th-21st

The Sandstone Ridge Festival is a new arts and community festival celebrating Cheshire's artists and performers, with music, theatre, art exhibitions, author talks and poetry. It launches for the first time this year from May 18-21st.

The villages of Cholmondeley, Burwardsley, Tattenhall, Bunbury and Malpas run alongside the Sandstone Ridge and will hold events against the backdrop of some of Cheshire's oldest prettiest villages and stunning landscapes. The Sandstone Ridge Trust is also supporting the festival.
Each village will host a day:

Thursday 18th May Cholmondeley

  • Cholmondeley Garden Tour with RHS Chelsea Flower Show Award Winning Head Gardener Barry Grain
  • Charge of The Light Brigade. Who Blundered? Best selling historical author Saul David discusses

    Friday 19th May Bunbury

  • Literary Lunch prepared by My Secret Feasts with renowned authors Matthew Dennison and Gareth R Roberts
  • The Eight Fellows of the National Youth Choirs of GB perform a variety of music styles in a one off concert for the festival to appeal to all

    Saturday 20th May Malpas
  • Holocaust Survivor and author of Last Train to Tomorrow, Lady Milena Grenfell-Bains MBE speaks of her experience
  • Former Cheshire Poet Laureate and widely published poet John Lindley performs a medley of his work
  • Mark Radcliffe, Radio and TV presenter, holds his one man show with music and anecdotes...Should You Be Interested?

    Sunday 21st May Tattenhall

  • Sandstone Ridge Artist Kim Atkinson exhibits her work of the landscape
  • Sandstone Trail talk: past, present and future
  • Whattalife! — a one woman play with music set in the 40s based on the life of Kathleen Ferrier and starring Lucy Stevens

    The Festival Base will be the Cheshire Art Hub, Burwardsley which will run a specially curated Sandstone Ridge Festival exhibition of artists and craftspeople throughout the festival. Food and drink available at most venues

    This is a new initiative with the ambition to grow the festival year on year to become one of Cheshire's most popular art festivals, generating interest, debate, social engagement and increased visitor numbers to the area.

    Tickets are available locally at:
    Tilly's Coffee Shop, Bunbury CW6 9QS, Cheshire Arts Hub, Burwardsley CH3 9NU,
    The Post Office, Tattenhall CH3 9PX,
    The Old School Tea Rooms, Malpas SY14 8NN
    or online

    Under 18s FREE ADMISSION to all events except Mark Radcliffe and Literary Lunch

    Download the .pdf file for more information