Now Northwich Dance and Street Art Festival Needs Volunteers

An international dance and street arts festival in Northwich is calling for volunteers to take part in its 2022 event next month.

While previous events drew over 26,000 spectators, Now Northwich organizers Cheshire Dance are asking people to join the team over the bank holiday weekend.

Now Northwich returns on Saturday 30 April, with eight different venues in Northwich town center hosting performances from internationally renowned artists.

There will be dancing, acrobatics, street performances, live music, interactive workshops, craft food and drink, and the headliner, the Museum of the Moon.

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram – photo by Carolyn Eaton

Jane McLean, Creative Director of Cheshire Dance, said: “As a volunteer, you are key to the success of the event by being an ambassador for Northwich and helping visitors enjoy both the program and the town. herself.

“For this year’s event, we have a number of roles available on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

“If you would like to help and can save time between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Saturday April 30 or between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday May 1 or Monday May 2, we want to hear from you.”

For this year’s festival, Now Northwich is looking for Street Ambassadors, Runner Artists, Assessors and Arts and Crafts Assistants.

Northwich Guardian: Juba do Leão – photo by Christian DysonJuba do Leão – photo by Christian Dyson

Most roles will require a good level of mobility, including standing for long periods of time, and volunteers must be over 18 years old.

A full briefing will take place prior to the event and support will be provided.

Cllr Sam Naylor, Mayor of Northwich added: “Now Northwich has become a much loved event in our town and one of the most popular dates on our calendar.

“I couldn’t be more excited, and I urge anyone who has time off this holiday weekend to get involved.”

The event is part of the Reopening and Recovery Programme, funded by the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Additional investment for Now Northwich 2022 is coming from Arts Council England, Northwich Town Council, Northwich BID, Barons Quay, Charcoalblue, Encirc and through member budgets of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Now Northwich (part of the Without Walls Touring Partnership Network) is produced by Cheshire Dance in collaboration with Cheshire West and Chester Council, Northwich Town Council, Northwich BID and Barons Quay.

To find out more about this year’s program and to volunteer for the event, visit or contact Cheshire Dance at: [email protected]

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Reggie S. Williams