Watercolours by Gordon Eccleston

An exhibition of Watercolours by Sandiway artist Gordon Eccleston.

In Northwich Library Foyer until Thursday 30 April.

Heritage Tour to Sheffield

Heritage tour to Sheffield on Saturday 21 March 2015, visiting the Millennium Galleries, Graves Art Gallery, Winter Gardens and Peace Square Public Art.

Short Story Writing Competition

Once upon a time... The End.

Well, we are looking for something a little longer than that in our quest for Northwich’s most entertaining tale.

Which is why Ourtown Magazine and Northwich LitFest are...


This is your chance to let your imagination flow, a chance to win £50, to have the opportunity to have your story published in Ourtown and read by over 20,000 readers and to play a part in the annual LitFest in the summer.

Here’s what you have to do:
• Our competition is for a short story of up to 1,000 words.
• It can be of any genre - romance, thriller, mystery, science fiction... wherever your imagination takes you.
The only catch... Your story has to begin with the following lines:

"With a sharp intake of breath, he turned to her in disbelief..."


"As the door closed slowly and silently behind her..."

The Judges and the Prize:
Author Susi Osborne and Viv Roberts, who together organise much of the Lit Fest, will select our winner who will receive a £50 WHSmith book token. The winner will be announced at a LitFest event on June 1.

How to Enter:
• Stories must be no longer than 1,000 words. There is no minimum length.
• Submission is by email to: ourtownmagazine@btconnect.com
• The words Short Story Entry should appear in the subject line of your email.
• We are unable to accept paper copies. Stories should be written as a Word attachment and given the writer’s own title.
• The name of writer must not appear on the manuscript.
• Your name, address, phone number and the title of the story must appear in the body of the email. This enables the judges to read the stories anonymously.
• Deadline for entry is Friday 8 May 2015.
• Entry is free and the competition is open to anyone age 16 or over; one entry per person.

Northwich LitFest Website

Exhibition: The Comberbach Scribes

The Comberbach Scribes
Friday 6 March - Saturday 28 March
Exhibition in Northwich Library
Normal Library opening hours

The group meet each week at Comberbach Memorial Hall,
with tuition by Brian Sudlow.
New members always welcome - Tel: 01606 891722