The Mayor presenting a cheque to in bloom volunteers

£1k boost to Knutsford In Bloom

A group that works in partnership with Knutsford Town Council to ensure Knutsford blooms has received a grant of £1,060 to continue its work.

Knutsford in Bloom is a small group of volunteers who maintain a number of flower beds and planters in the town centre, such as at the railway station, along Princess Street and in front of the Curzon. The group works in partnership with Knutsford Town Council to co-deliver the town’s floriculture efforts which have seen Knutsford awarded “Gold” in the North West in Bloom competition since 2017.

Chair of Knutsford in Bloom, Barry Tilby said “We are grateful for the continued support from Knutsford Town Council. This annual grant allows us to purchase plants in order to help make the town a desirable place to live, visit and work”

“We are always looking for support so if you can spare some time, you will be made to feel very welcome”.

Knutsford in Bloom volunteers have a dedicated area they each maintain or support the maintenance of – more volunteers can enable them to expand their remit. If you are interested in volunteering with Knutsford in Bloom contact Barry at barrytilby@hotmail.co.uk

Knutsford Town Council is further supporting the group’s work by replacing a number of planters outside Curzon, which are maintained by Knutsford in Bloom.

Town Mayor Cllr Peter Coan said “The volunteers at Knutsford in Bloom do a cracking job making the town centre brighter and blooming. We couldn’t deliver our floriculture service without them so we’re delighted to fund the group’s work” 

Knutsford Music Festival

Knutsford Music Festival – Music on the Moor and fringe announced!

Knutsford Music Festival returns with a bang next month with an exciting line up set to take the stage from 13th-16th June. Once again, festival organiser Knutsford Town Council has worked alongside BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe to arrange a brilliant programme of folk music alongside blues and many free offerings throughout the town.

The free open-air Music on the Moor returns on Saturday 15th June from 12pm–4pm featuring live music and activities for all ages. Local bands Healey Badger and Instant Vintage will return to stage alongside some new faces to the festival such as Jack Woodward, Ambiere, Chloey Rose and Hangman’s Howl. This event will also showcase the talents of upcoming youngsters Elise Higham and Perine Duchesnes. On the day there will also be a creative craft table run by Love to Craft Mcr, where you can be inspired by the rhythm of the music to create your own masterpiece! Alternatively, why not join the stars of Noodle Performing Arts and have a go at a taking part in a performance workshop? If you need a pick me up after all the action, we have Knutsford Scouts running a BBQ and a Knutsford Beer Festival pop-up!

As if that’s not enough to get excited about Knutsford Music Festival also has some fantastic fringe events popping up in establishments across the town, with everything from electronic beats to community choirs, there will be a gig to suit every musical taste.

The fringe events include:

Thursday 13th June

Protest, Pattern and Party – 6pm onwards at Wine and Wallop

Cocktails & Canvas ‘Monkey Music’ – 7.30pm – 9,30pm at Lost and Found

The Photography of Scarlet Page – 13th-23rd June at Oil Art Advisory

Friday 14th June

DJ Nige – 8pm onwards at Wine & Wallop

Feel Good Classics – 6pm – 8pm at Lost and Found

Ai Over the Top – 9pm – 11pm at Lost and Found

Saturday 15th June

The Select Committee – 3pm at The Builders Arms

Soulful Minds Music – 6pm at The Builders Arms

Live Electronic Music and Art Exhibition – 6pm onwards at Detaljer (limited space. Booking required)

DJ Night – 12pm onwards at Lost and Found

Knutsford Beats – 11.30am – 12.30pm on Regent Street

Sunday 16th June

Northwestern – 2pm at The Builders Arms

Marc Gallagher Ukelele Man  –  4pm at The Builders Arms

Chilled Spanish Sunday  – 2pm-4pm onwards at Evuna

An Afternoon of Emotive and Evocative Vocals – 2pm – 4pm at Detaljer

DJs Brad & Millie – 12pm -5pm at Lost & Found

Star Choir – 11.30am -12.30pm on Regent Street

“Music on The Moor is always such a fun filled community day. A relaxed, inclusive event, celebrating local talent and bringing people together. Its fabulous that this year we will have the addition of a BBQ from the local Scouts and the brilliant Knutsford Beer Festival joining us.” Alex Molloy, Events Manager, Knutsford Town Council.

For more information, pick up one of our gig guides from the library, council offices or at the venues around town. Alternatively, you can head over to our website to find out more and book tickets: www.knutsfordmusicfestival.com .

Knutsford Music Festival
Knutsford Music Festival