Quiz Night, Friday, September 29, at 7.30pm, at Nantwich Cricket Club, Whitehouse Lane (CW5 6HH). Organised by Nantwich Concert Band. Maximum team size: 6. Entry £2 per person. The next to last place will get their money back. Refreshments available from the bar and snack stall. Raffle. www.nantwichband.co.uk.
Poet Laureate in Nantwich, Saturday, October 14, 2pm. Carol Ann Duffy DBE will read her work and sign books at Nantwich Players' Theatre on the Waterlode / Love Lane car park as part of the 10th Nantwich Words and Music Festival. Tickets have sold out.
Nantwich Words and Music Festival, October 9 to 15, at various venues in Nantwich - including Nantwich Players' Theatre (see above, St Mary's Parish Church in the town centre, and the Crown Hotel. Headline acts include alternative rock band Therapy? (acoustic), British rock quartet Tom Robinson and Band, and English poet Roger McGough OBE, Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy (see above), Mercury-nominated folk superstar Seth Lakeman and Nantwich resident, Thea Gilmore, international singer-songwriter, musician and festival director. The festival opens with up-and-coming indie rock band, Little Comets. Other acts include Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast. Finally, Beth Rowley, regular vocalist with Jules Holland and his Rhythm 'n' Blues Orchestra, will close the festival at the Crown Hotel. The festival is organised by Nigel Stonier, Thea Gilmore, and musician Clare (Fluff) Smith. It is run by Nantwich-based volunteers. Tickets now on sale from www.wordsandmusicfestival.com, The Gravevine in Pepper Street, the Crown Hotel, and Bloom in Nantwich in Pillory Street.