Published On: 16/05/2022|2.6 min read|

Happy Radio presenter Darren Proctor confirmed as host for Altrincham’s ‘Trooping the Corgis’ Auction Event

Happy Radio presenter Darren Proctor has been confirmed as host for Altrincham’s ‘Trooping the Corgis’ Auction event. Darren is one of the UK’s most experienced presenters with a national, regional and local profile. The auction event will be held on Thursday 30th June at Altrincham Town Hall.

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Organised by Altrincham BID, who produce, and Inch Arts ‘Trooping the Corgis’ forms part of Altrincham’s celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The parading troop of fifty life-sized corgi sculptures, decorated by artists, will be on guard throughout June in the windows and foyers of businesses around the town. After the exhibition the Corgis will be auctioned to support the work of Inch Arts in the community.

The exhibition includes contributions from Britain’s best loved punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke, Russ Meehan aka Qubek best known for his Mancunian Bees murals, and internationally acclaimed contemporary textile and fibre artist Alice Kettle, along with many other talented artists.

Darren Proctor explained, “I’m delighted to be hosting the auction and to be part of this exciting event. Happy Radio is a new local radio station for South Manchester and Cheshire which launched in April. Supporting the community and events like this one are really important to us.”

Mandy White, Altrincham’s BID Manager said, “We’re thrilled that Darren has agreed to host the auction. We would encourage everyone to come and enjoy the town-wide exhibition and then join us at the auction which is a public event. I would also really like to thank our headline sponsor Dandara Living for their support”.

The ‘Trooping the Corgis’ exhibition runs from Wednesday 1st June – Wednesday 29th June. Guides will be available in the Summer issue of Altrincham Today magazine and from pick-up points around the town including Inch Arts, Everyman Cinema, The Unicorn and the Travel Shop at Altrincham Interchange.

The auction is being held at Altrincham Town Hall on Thursday 30th June and is FREE to attend. Tickets can be reserved via


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