AFTER a massive refurbishment during lockdown, the Bowdon Rooms are opening up in September for dance classes, choirs, Pilates, yoga, acting and other weekly activities and classes.

Members of the public are invited to view the new premises with appropriate social distancing and see the amazing transformation for themselves with a view to arranging events or booking weddings.

They will have a chance to admire the specially commissioned photographs by local photographer Nick Provan, who has captured the best of the area on camera. They are displayed in upgraded public spaces.

Since it was built in 1903, the ballroom has been the main feature. From the polished maple floor to the fully upgraded sound and lighting system, it is now better than ever.

Other outstanding features are the newly restored crystal chandeliers which came from the Stamford Hall in Altrincham before that building was demolished.

They will add sparkle to December dinner events such as Fawlty Towers and Phoney Fools and Horses as well as New Year’s Eve which will be the night of the year. As if it wasn’t enough just to welcome in a, hopefully, coronavirus free 2021, it will be hosted by international star Cole Page.and his swinging seven piece Big Band.

He will appear on December 31, directly from a season at The Wynn, Las Vegas.

Tickets are already available for the above events.

Co-owners Anthony and Edward Prophet say they have introduced measures to keep people safe.

Anthony Prophet said: “We are proud to be opening our doors again. The reaction from visitors so far has completely blown us away and made all the hard work worthwhile.”

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