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What's On in Chester and Chester - September 12-19

Events, music, shows and exhibitions over the next eight days

The Sir Peter Blake designed Art Bus will feature an exhibition of modern and contemporary art at the Watergate Street Gallery

EVENTS

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Oh Doctor Beeching walking tour led by City Guide Gerry Tighe, arking the 50th year since the publication of the Beeching Report on Britain’s railways. Runs 10-11.30am - 25 spaces on tour. Book in advance on 01244 972210. Departs from Chester History and Heritage Centre in Bridge Street.

CHESTER: North West North Wales branch event of the British Dietetic Association in the Binks Building of the University of Chester in Parkgate Road from 1-4.30pm. Call 01244 511344 or visit www.chester.ac.uk.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - University of Chester’s Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum open day from 1-4pm featuring a selection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work for display. The everyday and unusual objects from these fields of study and practice forms a permanent collection based at the Riverside Campus which is open to the public on one afternoon a month. Call 01244 511619 or visit www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/riverside-museum.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Chester Racecourse Walking Tour at 2pm led by Chris Clayton. He will explain the history of the 16th century racecourse site since Roman times up to recent projects including the grandstand extensions. Assemble at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in New Crane Street. Booking essential on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - HQ Building Tour - a short talk and guided tour of selected spaces within the Cheshire West and Chester Council offices at 4.30pm. Visitors will learn the rationale behind the decision to move and the aniticpated future benefits. Twenty places on the tour. Book in advance on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Francis I of France (1494-1547) Renaissance Prince and Patron at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 532199.

EWLOE: Celebrating the Church of the Holy Spirit’s 75th anniversary and history with flowers, gifts and talents from within the community from 10am-4pm. Refreshments available in the church hall.

KNUTSFORD: Bat Bonanza - come for an atmospheric night walk around Tatton Park from 6.45-8.45pm with a ranger. Not suitable for children under eight years. Tickets £8 including park entry.Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

MICKLE TRAFFORD: Heritage Open Days event - Mickle Trafford Watermill and the Grange Stewardship Farm Tour - tour of the 18th century watermill in original condition plus the surrounding farm which is home to rare Red Poll cattle. Watermill tour starts 11am, farm tour 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 300655.

MOLD: Screening of the classic Werner Herzog historical drama Aguirre - Wrath of God (PG) starring Klaus Kinski in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

WINSFORD: Winsford Salt Fair in Winsford Town Centre and surrounding venues. Reading of the historic charter, themed salt walks, visit to the salt mine competition, appearance by the Winsford Salt Queen, funfair and more. Visit www.winsford.gov.uk.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days presents The Other Side of the River walking tour - 90 minute walking tour led by city guide Gerry Tighe examines the varied landscape and site of Chester from the western side of the River Dee. Starting in the city centre, over the Suspension Bridge into the Meadows, through Queen’s Park and back to the Old Dee Bridge, Runs from 10-11.30am. 25 spaces on tour. Book on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event at Bridgegate House in Bridge Place, Lower Bridge Street - a fine Georgian house and key historic building, now the offices of award-winning conservation architects Donald Insall Associates. Tours at 10am and 3pm. Booking essential on 01244 350063.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Tours of the Odeon Cinema in Northgate Street at 10am, noon and 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 972210.

EWLOE: Celebrating the Church of the Holy Spirit’s 75th anniversary and history with flowers, gifts and talents from within the community from 10am-4pm. Refreshments available in the church hall.

MICKLE TRAFFORD: Heritage Open Days event - Mickle Trafford Watermill and the Grange Stewardship Farm Tour - tour of the 18th century watermill in original condition plus the surrounding farm which is home to rare Red Poll cattle. Watermill tour starts 11am, farm tour 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 300655.

MOLD: Screening of the US romantic drama Before Midnight (15) in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

WINSFORD: Winsford Salt Fair in Winsford Town Centre and surrounding venues. Reading of the historic charter, themed salt walks, visit to the salt mine competition, appearance by the Winsford Salt Queen, funfair and more. Visit www.winsford.gov.uk.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

ALPRAHAM: Alpraham Village Day with attractions including Bouncy Castles, Tractor Rides, Animal Corner, Welly Wanging, Tug of War, Face Painting, Hay Bale Lottery, Classic Cars, Fire Engine, Brass Band, Bar and barbecue, WI Tea and Cakes marquee, local produce and independent stalls. Event starts 12.30pm.

CHESTER: Save the Family Vintage Fair from 10am-3pm at Cotton Hall Farm, near Christleton. Entry is £2 for adults, free for children. There will be lots of stalls to browse from local businesses and suppliers of vintage and shabby chic goods. Refreshments will be available throughout the day and there will be entertainment at various points from young singers and swing dancers. Visit www.savethefamily.org.uk/events for details.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Tours of the Odeon Cinema in Northgate Street at 10am, noon and 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Conserving The Big Four - a special day of talks from orangutan, rhino, elephant and tiger specialists at Chester Zoo from 10.30am-5pm. Tickets £24.50, £18. Call 01244 380280 or visit www.chesterzoo.org.uk.

CHESTER: National Justice and Peace Network Networking Day open meeting at St Columba’s Church Hall in Plas Newton Lane from 10.30am-4pm. Vijay Mehta,  global peace activist and author, will be exploring Pope John XXIII’s landmark document, Pacem Terris (Peace on Earth), as well as a book discussion on his latest book The Economics of Killing: How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World. Tea and coffee will be provided, please bring your own lunch. Call 020 7901 4864 or email: admin@justice-and-peace.org.uk.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days at the Water Tower and King Charles Tower from 11am-4pm. Discover some medieval characters and learn more about these magnificent towers set on Chester’s historic walls.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - tour of No.8 Whitefriars, a Grade II listed private residence built in the 16th century, at 11am and 2pm. Book on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Chester in 60 Minutes walking tour - join guide Christine Phillips for a whirlwind tour of some of Chester’s delights. Starts 11am. Pre-booking essential on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: University of Chester’s Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum open day from 1-4pm featuring a selection of curiosities from the world of medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work for display. The everyday and unusual objects from these fields of study and practice forms a permanent collection based at the Riverside Campus which is open to the public on one afternoon a month. Call 01244 511619 or visit www.chester.ac.uk/hsc/riverside-museum.

CHESTER: Chester Races - Stella Artois Autumn Festival at Chester Racecourse. First race 1.40pm. Tickets £47-£8. Call 01244 304600.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days free family activity at the Grosvenor Museum from 2-4pm.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Chester Railway Station tour with John Whittingham at 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Tours of the Albion Inn in Albion Street at 3pm and 4.30pm. Book on 01244 972210.

CHRISTLETON: Farmers’ market at the Ring O’ Bells. Call 01244 335422 or visit www.ringobellschester.co.uk.

DELAMERE: Ash-worth Time Bank are holding a table top sale at the community centre from 9.30am. Tables are available at a cost of £6 each.  Refreshments will be served. For more information, or to book a table, please call the Time Bank office on 01829 751398.

EWLOE: Celebrating the Church of the Holy Spirit’s 75th anniversary and history with flowers, gifts and talents from within the community from 10am-4pm. Refreshments available in the church hall.

FARNDON: Heritage Open Day at Stretton Watermill from 1-5pm.

FRODSHAM: Heritage Open Days event - Frodsham Blue Plaque Walking Tour - a guided walking tour of about 1.5 miles around the commercial core of Frodsham at 2.30pm with Kath Gee and Cllr Graham Bondi. Booking essential on 01244 972210.

HANDBRIDGE: There will be a new and nearly new table top sale at St Mary's Church Hall from 10am to 12.30pm. Items for sale will include books, toys, games, cakes and preserves as well as household items, clothes and accessories. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available and there will be a raffle. Proceeds from these will go towards the New Church hall fund.

HOOTON: Heritage Open Days event - The Hooton Park Trust (HPT) will be opening its doors at 10am with guided tours at 11am and 2pm. The tours will include viewing of The Aeroplane Collection and Griffin Trusts workshops.

KNUTSFORD: Nature’s Harvest: Storage and Preserving - get expert advice on how to keep and preserve your harvested crops over the winter season at Tatton Park from 10am-1pm. Tickets £18. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

KNUTSFORD: Willow Weaving: 3D Willow Sculpture - join Sarah Gallagher Hayes, willow sculptor and artist and receive expert tuition to create your own beautiful willow sculptures at Tatton Park from 10am-4pm. Tickets £60. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

KNUTSFORD: Know Your Bacon - whether you want to beat the credit crunch by fattening a couple of weaners or keep pigs for breeding, this is a chance to meet rare breeds and receive advice on feeding, breeding, housing and health and legislation at Tatton Park from 10am-noon. Tickets £18. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

KNUTSFORD: Kiddy Cook - aspiring young chefs pick seasonal fruit and vegetables in Tatton’s Walled Garden with a servant from the past and then cook in the Victorian Mansion to create a culinary delight to take home at Tatton Park from 10am-noon. Tickets £22. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

LITTLE BUDWORTH: BRSCC Club Car Championships at Oulton Park. Tickets £10 online, £13 gate, under 23s free. Call 01829 760301.

MICKLE TRAFFORD: Heritage Open Days event - Mickle Trafford Watermill and the Grange Stewardship Farm Tour - tour of the 18th century watermill in original condition plus the surrounding farm which is home to rare Red Poll cattle. Watermill tour starts 11am, farm tour 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 300655.

MOLD: Screening of the US romantic drama Before Midnight (15) in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 2pm and 8pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

NESS: Camera Confidence for Beginners - if you want to take your camera off its auto setting, improve your photography and take consistently clear, sharp and well composed outdoor photographs, this is the place to start at Ness Botanic Gardens from 9.30am-4pm. Tickets £65. Call 0845 030 4063 or visit www.nessgardens.org.uk.

TARVIN: Heritage Open Days event - Tarvin Village Historical Walking Tour with the Tarvin Local History Group at 2.30pm. No booking required. Meet at St Andrew’s Church.

WINSFORD: Winsford Salt Fair in Winsford Town Centre and surrounding venues. Reading of the historic charter, themed salt walks, visit to the salt mine competition, appearance by the Winsford Salt Queen, funfair and more. Visit www.winsford.gov.uk.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Tours of the Odeon Cinema in Northgate Street at 10am, noon and 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days at the Water Tower and King Charles Tower from 11am-4pm. Discover some medieval characters and learn more about these magnificent towers set on Chester’s historic walls.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - tour of No.8 Whitefriars, a Grade II listed private residence built in the 16th century, at 11am and 2pm. Book on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Heritage Open Days event - Secret Chester Walking Tour - unlokc the secrets of Chester’s past with city tour guide John Wolfenden from 2-3.30pm. Tour starts from the Town Hall. Booking essential on 01244 972210.

ELLESMERE PORT: Waterways Craft Group - This lively group meets the third Sunday of the month (with the odd exception) on the first floor of the Island Warehouse, to demonstrate the traditional crafts of the inland waterways. Crafts demonstrated include boatman’s belt embroidery, bonnet making, cabin crochet, canal ware painting, rag rugging and patchwork, at the National Waterways Museum. For information see www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/national-waterways-museum or 0151 373 4373.

EWLOE: Celebrating the Church of the Holy Spirit’s 75th anniversary and history with flowers, gifts and talents from within the community from 10am-4pm. Refreshments available in the church hall.

FARNDON: Heritage Open Day at Stretton Watermill from 1-5pm.

HALKYN: Tidy Up The Mountain - Volunteer Day - before the winter sets in and the snow covers the ground, come along and lend a hand to tidy up Halkyn Mountain Common from 10.30am-12.30pm. Wear old clothes and sturdy shoes. Call 01244 814931 to volunteer in advance and for more details.

HOOTON: Heritage Open Days event - The Hooton Park Trust (HPT) will be opening its doors at 10am with guided tours at 11am and 2pm. The tours will include viewing of The Aeroplane Collection and Griffin Trusts workshops.

MICKLE TRAFFORD: Heritage Open Days event - Mickle Trafford Watermill and the Grange Stewardship Farm Tour - tour of the 18th century watermill in original condition plus the surrounding farm which is home to rare Red Poll cattle. Watermill tour starts 11am, farm tour 2pm. Booking essential on 01244 300655.

NESS: Bulley Free Entry Day - to celebrate the gardens and their founder Arthur Kilpin Bulley at Ness Botanic Gardens from 10am-5pm. Call 0845 030 4063 or visit www.nessgardens.org.uk.

TARPORLEY:  The Done Room behind St Helen’s Church in  Tarporley will become a Messy Church at 4pm. It’s for families, it’s fun and it’s free and is  like church only messier. There will also be crafts, fun and food for the  young ones. For more details contact 01829 732491.

UPTON: Heritage Open Days event - Upton by Chester Historical Walking Tour with the Upton Local History Group at 2.30pm. Starts at Upton Village Hall. Booking essential on 01244 383742.

WILLASTON (WIRRAL): Cycle treasure hunt and barbecue starts from Haldow Road Station from 2-3pm. Take part in a short cycle ride along the Wirral Way to Parkgate, answering questions as you go and then join in a barbecue in a local garden. Suitable for all ages. £3 per person. To register call 0151 327 5318.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

MOLD: Screening of the US romantic drama Before Midnight (15) in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

SAUGHALL: Saughall Gardening Club meeting with talk on Spring Bulbs and Forcing Bulbs for Christmas at 7.30pm in the Vernon Institute.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

BUNBURY: Bunbury Gardening Club meeting with talk on Winter Colourby Sue Nicholas at the village hall at 8pm.

MOLD: Chile Season presents a screening of Violeta Se Fue A Los Cielos in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

VICARS CROSS: Chester Photographic Society meeting at the United Reformed Church at 7.30pm with L&CPU Colour Folio and Presentation by club member Den Fawcett. Call 01244 300166 or visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Aberclwyd Manor in Derwen from 11am-4pm. Admission £3, children free. Call 01824 750431.

MOLD: Chile Season presents a screening of Missing (15) starring Jack Lemmon in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 2pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: Chile Season presents a screening of El Diario de Agustin - An award-winning documentary investigating Chile's national newspaper and its role in the overthrow of Allende and in subesequently supporting Pinochet's coup, preceded by Ken Loach’s short film focussing on a Chilean exile highlighting the events ot the previous 9/11 when Pinochet came to power, in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

MOLD: Chile Season presents a screening of the documentary Nostalgia For The Light, in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £5.50, concessions £5. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

 

MUSIC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

CHESTER: Cambridge organist Mark Williams plays music by Franck, Sweelinck, Bridge and Bach in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50. Accompanied children under 16 free.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

MALPAS: Opera Gala Evening at St Oswald's Church at 7.30pm. Come along to St Oswald's and enjoy an evening of well-known opera arias, ensembles and choruses by Mozart, Donizetti, Bizet and Verdi, all performed by young professional musicians. Tickets cost £5 which includes a glass of wine at the interval. The compere for the evening will be Anthony Harris, and the performers will be accompanied by the Malpas Grand Opera Chorus with their Chorus Master, John Smith. Call 01244 335078 or visit www.malpaschurch.co.uk. All proceeds will go towards church funds.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

CHESTER: Dee Sign Choir in concert at The Bandstand at The Groves from 2-3.30pm and 4-6pm.

CHESTER: Octavo, a choir of young but experienced voices, perform music by Williams, Britten, Byrd, Gôrecki and Poulenc together with a new work Ave Marie by John Hosking, in St Werburgh’s Church, Grosvenor Park Road.  The choir is directed by Tom Coxhead and accompanied by John Hosking. The concert starts at 7.30pm and admission is £7.50, £5 concessions.

HOOLE: Birkenhead Operatic Society will be performing many of your favourite show tunes at Hamilton Street Church at 7.30pm. Admission is free, however, it is hoped people will make a donation at the door. Tickets £7 (in advance) or £10 at the door. Further details from John Evans on 07939 645688 or email: angiejohnevans@uwclub.net.

RUNCORN: The Highfield Male Voice Choir will be performing a joint concert along with Warrington Male Voice Choir. This follows a previous joint concert in 2011 at Parr Hall in Warrington. Both choirs will be singing on their own and there will also be joint pieces. Special guest for the evening will be well known Welsh tenor Rhys Meirion, at The Brindley, High Street, at 7.30pm. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

CHESTER: Poynton RBL Concert Band in concert at The Bandstand at The Groves from 2-3.30pm and 4-6pm.

CREWE: Last Night Of The Proms featuring the British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra - with conductor Anthony Kraus, leader Jeff Moore and presenter Mark Langley - plus star singers Andrew Forbes Lane and Gillene Herbert at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £23-£20. Call 01270 368242 or visit www.crewelyceum.co.uk.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17            

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Argentum Flutes at Wesley Church Centre in St John Street at 12.45pm. Admission £3. Call 01244 379275.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

CHESTER: Geoffrey Woollatt plays music by Stanford, Handel, Darke and Langlais, in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50. Accompanied children under 16 free.

MOLD: Amy Wadge and Pete Riley - Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country’s most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums and live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Pete Riley recently returned to his native Liverpool after spending some ten years touring the States with the iconic American artist Edwin McCain and with his own band Treehouse, in the Clwyd Room at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £11, concessions £9. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

 

SHOWS

CHESTER: September 14 - Comedy Live! presents Ria Lina, Paul T Eyres and Adam Rushton at Alexander’s, Rufus Court. Admission £12, members £10. Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.

RUNCORN: September 12 - Billy and Wally's Big Variety Show - Popular radio personalities Billy Butler and Wally Scott are back with a new show headlined by the fabulous sounds of The Stylistics with Sing Baby Sing, comedy with Liverpool comic Denny Waters and comedy/vocalist Larry White plus Liverpool soul and Motown singer Alfie Benson, at The Brindley, High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

 

WARRINGTON: September 14 - Comedian Jimmy Carr presents Gagging Order at the Parr Hall in Palmyra Square at 7pm and 10pm. Tickets £25. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

 

WIRRAL: September 11-14 - Bebing Dramatic Society presents Dead Reckoning by Eric Chappell at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Call 0151 342 1323 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

 

WIRRAL: September 11-12 - Comedian Jason Manford presents his new show First World Problems - The show promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton at 8pm. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

 

WIRRAL: September 15 - The F:Rated Comedy Club at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton at 8pm. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

 

EXHIBITIONS

CHESTER: September 19-October 2 - The Living Water, a photographic exhibition by Peter Robinson at Chester Cathedral. Free admission.

CHESTER: September 5-26 - After a year long project looking at the work of Victorian architect John Douglas the group Working Title Artists Collective bring a display of his work back to St Peter’s Church Chester. John Douglas is noted as one of Chester’s most prolific architects with sole responsibility for much of St Werburgh Street and the area around Bath Street. The cllective has been working with local historians and Cheshire residents to create drawing tours, a children’s film about John Douglas and Victorian sound scapes.

CHESTER: September 7-October 6 - Art Bus Exhibition - The Sir Peter Blake designed Art Bus will feature an exhibition of modern and contemporary art at the Watergate Street Gallery. An opportunity to purchase rare paintings by the greatest names in British contemporary art including Royal Academicians. Call 01244 345698 or visit www.watergatestreetgallery.co.uk.

CHESTER: August 10-November 3 - Distant Voices: From Iceland to Viking Wirral - driven by the distant voices of once Viking Wirral, in 2009 artist and poet Sylvia Hikins took pen and brush 1,000 miles north to Iceland and discovered a wild expanse of ice, fire, mountain and sea. Drawn back many times since, her poetry, landscape paintings and dramatic photographs depict a country that both forbids and invites. From the sandstone spirits and mud flats of the River Dee to the erupting Eyjafjallajokull, this is a visual feast in the Grosvenor Museum Exhibition Gallery Two.

CHESTER: July 1-September 27 - Past, Present, Perfect? - This photographic exhibition takes modern, well-known buildings and strips back the layers to the pubs, houses, streets and shops that occupied prime spots in the city in years gone by, in the Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: July 1-September 27 - Trips and Treats - This small photographic exhibition texplores past summer days, family outings and day trips away from the city with work or school, in the Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: June 19-September 12 - Paintings by Stubbs, Claude and van Diepenbeeck - lent by the Duke of Westminster, in the Grosvenor Museum Art Gallery One.

CHESTER: May 4-September 22 - Discover a Medieval City: Places, Voices, Journeys - exhibition exploring life in medieval Chester, investigating the role of religion and the city’s significance as a place of pilgrimage, in the Grosvenor Museum Exhibition Gallery One.

FRODSHAM: September 18-October 31 - Castle Park Art Gallery exhibitions - Gallery 1 – Simon Hall Disequilibrium – This gifted emerging artist/photographer whose award winning work can be regarded as a cultural and social analysis focusing on the potentially momentous changes in the life of this planet; Gallery 2 – Alison Wheeler – Through the Lens Competition - This competition raises awareness of the ‘five ways’ to wellbeing and encourages young people to capture them through the art of photography; Gallery 3 – Lancashire Fine Art Guild – This association of artists, designers & makers have formed to exhibit fine art, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, glass and photography emphasising on a high standard of quality items individually made. Call 01928 735832 or visit www.castleparkarts.co.uk.

FRODSHAM: August 9-September 15 - To God Be The Glory - an exhibition of paintings and limited edition prints inspired by the artists’ experiende of God which serves as an expression of faith, hope, love and joy featuring original oil paintings by Dee Rollinson, limited edition prints by Dee Rollinson and Caroline Bishop at Castle Park Arts Centre. Call 01928 735832 or visit www.castleparkarts.co.uk.

KNUTSFORD: September 14-27 - Mansion Exhibition: Hidden Histories - Tatton’s team have been discovering more about the Hidden Histories of the people who spent their live living and working at Tatton Park in past centuries. Normal charges apply. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

MOLD: September 7-October 12 - Petrified in Storyland by Zoe Childerley - a series of images by photographic artist Zoe Childerley. The series originated as part of Childerley's time as an artist in residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, and explores the relationship between Welsh mythology and cultural identity, seeking to uncover the visual residues of this national mythology within the landscape. It examines the ways in which mythology has been co-opted as part of the national identity, and how folkloric stories and characters have, thus, been politically manipulated. Throughout, Childerley collaborated with Welsh people whose work involves aspects of mythology, reflecting a personal connection to landscape by means of stories passed down through the generations. The exhibition can be seen in the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theratr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: September 2-21 - Mary Cunnah - Oil paintings and collagraphs inspired by Owain Glyndwr’s settlement in Sycharth in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theratr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: September 4-30 - Alun High School - A selection of GCSE and A Level work from students at the Alun School in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theratr-cymru.co.uk.

WREXHAM: August 8-September 14 - The Mold Cape - A New Perspective - amazing treasure features in a special exhibition at Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives in Regent Street. Call 01978 297460 or visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage.

 

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