NORTHWICH Rotary have announced details for the Northwich River Festival taking place later this year.

The charities for this year are the Alzheimer’s Society, RNLI and Rotary Charities.

Northwich Rotary Club is challenging businesses, clubs, pubs and friends to put together teams to enter the Northwich Dragon Boat Challenge 2018. Last year 14 teams entered and this year they are hoping to see that number increase to at least 20.

They are hoping that each group of ten rowers and their drummer will be in fancy dress to make the race a visual spectacle.

The race will take place on the Barons Quay stretch of the River Weaver starting at Town Bridge and Any team who raise sponsorship money will be able to subscribe 50 per cent of the amount raised to our official charities and 50 per cent to a charity of their choice.

Organisers of the Northwich River Festival 2018 have also announced that the Typhoon and the Pedal Players will be returning after their success at last year’s Festival.

They are an interactive walkabout experience for family audiences using a steampunk inspired cargo bicycle turned into a Time Machine.

The Players have created new, bespoke scripts, songs and sketches inspired by Cheshire’s rich salt mine heritage and aims to reconnect communities with their landscape and heritage.

For more information visit the river festival website,