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28th June 2019
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Northwich BID News
In this issue:
  • Businesses say yes to Northwich BID2
  • Northwich Festival of Arts set to begin
  • Live from Northwich visits Board Beans Cafe 
  • Northwich Library to hold weekly workshop during July
  • Northwich revving up for Scooter Day
  • Northwich Art Shop set for a Grand Day Out
Businesses say yes to Northwich BID2
Retailers in Northwich have voted by an increased majority in favour of a second five-year term for the town’s Business Improvement District (BID).

77% of businesses who took part in the ballot said yes, the result meaning that Northwich will benefit from over £1 million of private sector funding over the next five years.
Read the full story on our website! 
Businesses say yes to BID2
Northwich Festival of Arts set to begin
The Northwich Festival of Arts 2019 officially gets under way on Monday!

Running throughout July, the festival aims to shine a spotlight on the creative individuals and organisations that exist in the town and wider Mid Cheshire area.
Led by the Northwich BID with support from Northwich Art Shop, Visual Arts Cheshire and Obeid Galleries, attendees can look forward to workshops and sessions across a range of artistic mediums plus a series of events that are guaranteed to draw in the crowds.

From Monday visitors to Northwich will be able to check out the Visual Arts Cheshire Art Trail and also head over to their gallery in Barons Quay where artwork will be on display.
There will then be an Evening Urban Sketch Crawl on Thursday 4th July before an action-packed Saturday and Sunday which includes Northwich Carnival, Northwich Scooter Day, a 3D workshop at Obeid Galleries and Book Transformation Workshops in Barons Quay opposite Wildwood.

To help people plan for all of the different activities, we have created a landing page on the Visit Northwich website which features all the information you need. Take a look at it today and don’t forget to check out the official guide either.
Event Hub
Event Guide
Live from Northwich visits Board Beans Cafe
Board Beans Café is the latest business to feature in the Live from Northwich video series.

Home to 350 different board games the café also sells food and drink, making it a brilliant place to enjoy with friends and family on any day of the week.

Owners Betsy and Frazer decided to open up the fun-filled café as it was somewhere that they’d want to come for a family day out or a date night themselves. They said: “As a family we would spend quite a lot of time in board games cafés and we play a lot of games at home, but it was something we had to travel to.” 
They added: “We’ve been well received by Northwich which is great. We’ve only been open for just over two months but it feels like we’ve been here forever.

“Northwich is such a vibrant town and very family orientated. As two people who have come from the North East, it’s been really welcoming.”
 
Watch the edited video today on the Visit Northwich website.
Watch the video
Northwich Library to hold weekly workshop during July
Northwich Library is getting fully involved with this year’s Festival of Arts as it hosts a weekly workshop each Saturday throughout July.
 
‘Day of Discoveries’ is a series of workshops aimed at 8-13 year olds and will take place from 10am-1pm on Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th July. The sessions are free but booking is essential.
Topics covered include Creative Writing, Stop Motion Animation, Drama and Storytelling and Photography, with participants set to receive an Arts Award Qualification for taking part.
 
If you want to know more information or would like to book a place, please email info@expressarts.co.uk or call 07787 747870.
Northwich revving up for Scooter Day
The first week of the Northwich Festival of Arts is set to end on a high with Northwich Scooter Day returning to the town centre on Sunday 7th July.

Running from 1:00pm till late, the event has been organised by Derek Smith from Derek's Window Cleaning and will take place next to Retros Music Bar on the High Street.
There will be music from a range of genres including Motown, Northern Soul, Ska, Mod, Two Tone, Skinhead and Reggae, while The Tall Faces will provide live entertainment.

Plenty of food and drink will be on offer alongside face painting and stallholders, and crowds can look forward to tunes throughout the day courtesy of DJs.
Look out for Vinnies Cakes and Shakes too who will be in attendance selling a variety of tasty treats including burritos, nachos and milkshakes.

Read the full press release on the Visit Northwich website.
Read the full Scooter Day press release
Northwich Art Shop set for a Grand Day Out
Following last year’s successful event, Northwich Art Shop is hosting another Grand Day Out at the Memorial Court.

Taking place on Saturday 27th July, the event will feature over 20 artists, community art groups and art demonstrations throughout the day.
Entry is free too and there is no need to book a ticket!

For more information please head to Northwich Art Shop’s Facebook page.
Northwich Art Shop Facebook
Please can you make sure that this E-Bulletin is forwarded on to all your members of staff, we'd like as many people as possible to learn about the great events, initiatives and businesses that are in our fantastic town.
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Mark Henshaw: Northwich BID Officer - mark.henshaw@groundwork.org.uk

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