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…

Kate Northcott: A voice to be heard

“As long as it comes from the right place and you know your passion and you know your subject, people will listen to you”, says Kate Northcott: campaigner, cancer patient advocate, and resident of Chester. Kate specialises in Exceptional Case Appeals and has worked tirelessly to help hundreds of cancer patients across the country win…

Awareness through Dance Empower women

In 2013, a 24 year old Megan Preston escorted 13 professional dancers to Africa with the aim of spreading awareness and educating citizens with regards to epilepsy. Through fundraising they managed to raise over £40,000 and helped refurbish a school. Due to the success of the event, Megan has planned to do it all over…

Clarence Mitchell: at the heart of the action

The first rule in journalism is never ever give up, and I mean never give up. This is a quote by ex BBC reporter Clarence Mitchell. He came to the University of Chester on December 1, 2014 to talk about his life and career and how to succeed in the competitive journalism market. Clarence Mitchell grew up…