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Nantwich traffic gridlock after M6 closure on busiest Jazz Festival day

traffic delays (pic by Paula Bailey, Flickr creative commons licence)

Roads around Nantwich were gridlocked for much of yesterday as the town’s Jazz Festival swung into its third day.

A crash on the M6 motorway in the morning led to a closure between junctions 17 and 18 and thousands of vehicles using surrounding routes.

Nantwich Jazz Festival kicks off in style with live music across town

The Start perform at The Studio in Nantwich on Thurs 17-4-14

The Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival got off to a rip-roaring start at several venues in the town last night (April 17).

The Studio Nightclub & Entertainment Venue welcomed hundreds of music fans to their Castle Street venue.

“Swinging at the Cotton Club” musical to light up Nantwich Jazz Festival


A fully staged musical spectacular will add glamour to this weekend’s Jazz, Blues and Music Festival in Nantwich.

Swinging At The Cotton Club, at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday, is one of the headline shows at the festival which starts tonight (April 17).

Families invited to Nantwich Library “family laughter” yoga!

laughter yoga at Nantwich Library

Nantwich Library is to host a Family Laughter yoga session tomorrow (Thursday April 17).

As everybody knows laughing is good for you, as it decreases stress, increases well-being, boosts the immune system and is good exercise.

N’Ukefest in Nantwich set to attract hundreds of ukulele fans

Nantwich N'Ukes ukulele group

N’Ukefest in Wrenbury near Nantwich is set to be a big pull next month for ukulele fans across the UK.

The annual event has grown due to demand, and this year will be staged at The Cotton Arms over three days May 16 -18.

Nantwich Jazz Festival will be safest one yet, say organisers

Nantwich Jazz Festival

Organisers of this year’s Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music festival this Easter believe it will be the busiest – and safest – one yet.

Tens of thousands of music fans are set to descend on the town for the five-day festival over the Easter weekend April 17 to 21.

Terry James Quartet provides smooth finish for Nantwich coffee shop

Terry's Band Group

A musical quartet has been providing a smooth finish for coffee drinkers in Nantwich town centre!

The Terry James Quartet, which plays in the Caffe Nero on the second Sunday of each month, performs a mix of smooth jazz, latin and swing music.

World famous Elvis performer set for one-off Nantwich show

Chris Connor

Elvis fans in Nantwich will be all shook up when one of the world’s top impersonators performs in the town.

Chris Connor will be hot-footing it from the London Palladium, as seen on the BBC and ITV, to perform at the The Studio nightclub next month.

Very Best in Stand Up returns to Nantwich Civic Hall

Very best in stand up April 5 2014

The Very Best In Stand Up returns to Nantwich Civic Hall this weekend with another star line-up.

Compere and host is Imran Yusuf, star of BBC’s The Imran Yusuf Show and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Nantwich Museum to stage Easter workshops for youngsters

Nantwich Museum

Nantwich parents can take advantage of workshops at the town’s museum during Easter school holidays.

The first workshops will take place at Nantwich Museum on April 9 and 10, with activities based on local history.

Crewe Lyceum Theatre lines up array of shows before Easter

Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Crewe Lyceum Theatre has an array of entertainment lined up for all tastes over the next two weeks.

The fun kicks off tomorrow (April 1) with the opening of international smash-hit “New Jersey Nights”.

Nantwich Civic Hall to host 50s night for Wingate Centre

1950s Night poster

It will be a case of rockin’ back the clock when Nantwich Civic Hall hosts a 50s night to raise funds for two charities.

The Reverse Rett Charity, which funds and researches Rett Syndrome in children and Nantwich’s Wingate Centre in Wrenbury, will benefit from a charity auction and raffle.

New venues gear up for Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival

Samantha Murphy

Three new venues will feature in the forthcoming Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival.

Thousands are expected at the annual event, now in its 18th year, when it takes over Nantwich across the Easter weekend April 17-21.

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