AN ATTEMPT to regain some of the ground Chester has lost as a cultural centre over the past year is launched next week.
The Chester Summer Music Festival will celebrate its 31st year with an intensive week of activities celebrating the power of the voice.
It will be the focal point of attempts to prove the city remains a vibrant centre for arts and entertainment in spite of the closure of venues such as the Gateway Theatre and Odeon Cinema a year ago.
From July 19-25, there will be a variety of events to appeal to all tastes and ages, ranging from a performance by a world class musician and a concert by one of the country’s leading orchestras to choral walks around the City Walls and a number of masterclasses open to all.
And The Chronicle has teamed up with Chester Festivals as a media partner to be the first to bring you all the news, features and details of what will be happening during a week to remember this summer.
The Friday, April 4 edition of The Chronicle will exclusively reveal some of the top names coming to the 2008 Chester Summer Music Festival.
Booking for festival week opens on April 21 when you can get tickets on 01244 304 618 or book online at www.chesterfestivals.co.uk.
Full programmes will be available shortly and can be obtained on 01244 320722.