Lion Salt Works Museum hosts Marston's first 'Live and Local' event featuring a contemporary mix of traditional fete events with high temp staged live bands

8 August 2017

Thanks to the drive and enthusiasm of Marston resident, Iain Stead, who runs a local music events company, Marston Parish Council in conjunction with the Lion Salt Works Museum will be holding the village’s first ‘Live & Local’ event at the Museum on Saturday 2 September. This community event will be a combination of a traditional village fete but with a contemporary twist, as it will also feature local live bands on stage during the day, as well as a band in the evening. The event, starting at 12 noon will be free, with a modest charge of £2.50 to see the featured Northwich band in the evening. All profits will be donated to Marston Parish Council to update facilities at the Village Hall. For more information contact Iain on 07737185215 or the Lion Salt Works Museum on 01606 275066.

Iain Stead, Managing Director of music events company, Digadig*, based in Northwich, said: “For a living I stage music and arts events and for years I’ve wanted to use our teams’ skills to bring together the Marston community, where I have lived for 17 years. The re-opening of the Lion Salt Works Museum in the heart of our community now means we have a wonderful venue. The Parish Council and I are delighted that the Museum is so keen to support us and has offered the use of its premises free of charge for this event.”

“Live & Local is a ‘fusion’ day – combining traditional fete activities such as a raffle, cake stall, coconut shy and children’s activities with good local bands. A licensed bar and hot food will mean that everyone can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the day. This will be a real celebration of Marston and its community and we hope that people from around Northwich will come and enjoy the day with us.”

Bands that will perform on an outside stage during the day include ‘Codswallop’ (acoustic mix band playing folk and Irish music), ‘At the Piano’ (playing covers from the 1970s onward) Winsford-based band ‘Perculiar’ (playing an exciting mixture of their own music - a fusion of Kate Bush with Lady Gaga) and firm local favourite, Eddie Ogle. At 8.30pm, ‘Pastry Shoes’ from Northwich will play an evening of light jazz, swing and pop music’ in the Museum’s historic Thompson Suite.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, said: “The Lion Salt Works Museum tells the story of salt – it’s influence on industry, landscape and the impact of its global export market. But on a personal level, the Lion Salt Works is also a key part of its local community and we are delighted to be able to celebrate this special Marston event with them. We applaud all the hard work and enthusiasm of the Marston community in bringing together what promises to be an imaginative and fun event. We hope this is the start of an annual event.” 

Parking will be clearly sign-posted and there will be free access to the industrially-themed play area, shop, café and butterfly garden.

Iain Stead next to the LionSalt Works’ Salt Wagon.
Iain Stead next to the LionSalt Works’ Salt Wagon. 

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