RESIDENTS are invited to the opening of The Cheeseboard exhibition at a venue in Widnes.

The Cheeseboard is the third exhibition from award-winning artists musson+retallick, created with the help of the local community as part of the Celebrating Halton’s Heritage project.

The installation presents 12 Cheshire cheeses on a vast cheeseboard as a symbol of the rural trades that were important within Halton in the past.

Cheshire cheese was once the fuel that fed local workers.

Today there is only one Cheshire cheese maker remaining as working patterns and demands have changed.

The Cheeseboard brings this history to life through recorded stories and reflections on working life and a film of the artists making the cheese that is on display.

It will be held at St Marie’s Church in Widnes on Saturday, August 13.

The exhibition opening event is 1pm-3pm and you can meet artists Neil Musson and Jono Retallick as they install the final elements of the exhibition and hear about the inspiration behind the artwork.

The opening will be hosted by storyteller Gav Cross.

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Ruth Darling at

The exhibition will also be open on the following dates/times in August:

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 – family/holiday club sessions – PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Friday 19, 10am-4pm

Saturday 20 – family activities 10am-4pm

Monday 22 – heritage sessions – afternoon and evening - PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

Friday 26 10am-4pm