The Season - our look at key cultural events across the North West in 2022

Jackson-Stops sends out, annually, “The Season” – a handy booklet, with details of the major sporting and cultural events coming up in 2022, with regional events taking centre stage.

2022 looks to have a jam-packed schedule of celebrations, festivities and delicious fixtures in the calendar and here are a selection of upcoming events in our region…

12th February
6 Nations - Wales v Scotland, Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Wales will face Scotland at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 12th February during the second round of the 2022 Six Nations Championship. Wales secured a narrow 25-24 victory over Scotland during the 2021 Championship. Wales and Scotland have contested a total of 127 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1883. Wales have won 74 of those matches, whilst Scotland have won 50 matches. There have also been three drawn matches between the two nations.

1st March
St. David’s Day (Wales)

As you would expect, this is an annual celebration across Wales with events taking place all over the place! Gwynedd Council has even voted to become the first council to give staff St David’s Day off!

11th March
6 Nations – Wales v France, Principality Stadium, Cardiff

France will be seeking revenge after losing by just two points in a high scoring encounter in Paris in 2021 which saw Wayne Pivac’s side scrape home with a 32-30 victory.

9th March
The Grand National, Aintree

The Grand National at Aintree has been a British sporting institution since 1839. A horse called Lottery won the inaugural race and Captain Becher fell at a now world-famous brook. In those days, horses jumped a stone wall, crossed ploughed land and finished over two hurdles. Read about the legends and key moments that have gone down in Grand National History.

The course was founded by William Lynn, a syndicate head and proprietor of the Waterloo Hotel. He leased land in Aintree from William Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton. Lynn set out a course and built a grandstand. Lord Sefton laid the foundation stone on 7 February 1829. The race was then known as the Grand Liverpool Steeplechase.

15th April
British GT & GB3 Championships, Oulton Park Circuit (until 18th)
The Intelligent Money British Championship’s Oulton Park event returns to Easter Bank Holiday Weekend for 2022, following two years away from its traditional date.

16th April
Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival, Chester (until 18th)

The Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Festival is brought to you by Taste Cheshire will take place at Chester Racecourse.

6th May
Boodles May Festival TOTE Chester Cup Day

The final day of the Boodles May Festival, and the historic Chester Cup combine to form an unmissable race day.

You can view "The Season" here and if you would like one posted out to you, give us a call in the Chester Office on 01244 328361 or email: