Lack of arts in chester

It seems as though the moment you hear of a new arts project or building being created in Chester, it is counteracted by the closure of another creative endeavour, due to lack of funding. Many residents of Chester were disappointed to hear of their beloved cinema and bowling alley complex ceasing to exist. The council’s…

Searching for Baby Jesus

December is a time where the festive cheer is being spread in many different forms and in many different places. From the zoo to the Grosvenor Shopping centre, least can we forget about Chester’s own city cathedral. Brining a more religious view on Christmas this year with their activities such as carol services and concerts.…

Cat got your…award?

Good news for the University of Chester’s Radio Production Department as they celebrate yet another triumph as The Cat Radio, the Department’s student-run radio station, won silver in the Student Radio Chart Show category of the Student Radio Awards 2014. The Cat Radio’s Chart Show entry was part of the National Student Radio Chart Show…

Our Zoo…The people want it back!

Our Zoo the six- part drama aired on the BBC back in autumn, left its five million viewers distraught after a spokesperson for the BBC confirmed that there will be no second season for the series of Our Zoo, despite being nominated for two National TV Awards. The news had come to a massive blow…

Chester full of Christmas Cheer?

Heading into the city centre, it is hard not to miss the constant reminder of Christmas looming, what with only 9 days to go. Lights are up, Christmas offers are displayed in shops and shoppers frantically wander around looking for presents. Is Christmas a time for love and family or the harsh reality that presents…

Rome Dig offers Chester another chance to save history

Once hidden and forgotten beneath the basement floor of the gloomy Commerce House and the Odeon Cinema that lies adjacent, the tantalising mysteries of Chester’s Roman past are being uncovered on the site cleared for construction of the new theatre. Archeologists chip carefully away in their trenches at the layers of earth that hold the…