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Public asked to help make Warrington Festival bigger and better

Residents are being asked to help make Warrington Festival bigger and better by answering a short questionnaire. The first Warrington Festival took place in 2015, organised by a board of…

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Duo of emerging artists lead Warrington contemporary arts extended programme

Two emerging artists whose work is currently being displayed as part of Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival (WCAF) are leading an exciting new programme of events and exhibitions. Ellen Sampson and…

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Emotional Processing – exhibition review

Selfie sticks. Trampolines. Pastel colours. What does it all mean? Lydia Prescott reviews Bex Ilsley’s Emotional Processing exhibition.

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Arts festival competition winners announced at packed launch

The winners of this year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival (WCAF) Open competitions have been announced at a packed event to mark the launch. Experienced multi-disciplinary artist Tracy Hill won the…

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Elias Ashmole – the Warrington Freemason

Elias Ashmole is probably best-known today as the founder of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the oldest university museum in the world. As well as being a collector he was…

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Special exhibition launched to celebrate art gallery’s 140th anniversary

A special exhibition to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Warrington’s art gallery has launched, bringing together some of the best items in its collection. Warrington Art Treasures is the first…

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(C) Ellen Sampson Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival 2017 ready to launch

This year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival will launch on Friday 29 September with the announcement of the Open competition winners and a ‘cultural crawl’ tour of the venues. This exciting…

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Heritage Open Days 2017

Here’s a list of what’s on in Warrington during this year’s Heritage Open Days Festival (7-10 September 2017) Please note, these events are not organised by Culture Warrington or Warrington…

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Arts festival winners unveil prize exhibitions at town’s top galleries

The winners of last year’s Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open competitions have unveiled the exhibitions awarded as part of their first place prize. 28-year-old Bex Ilsley, who is based in…

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Monks Hall Works, Sankey

Today’s blog post is a brief one, I wanted to share with you all a great picture of Monks Hall Iron and Steel works at Sankey, founded in 1874 and…

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