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What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire - from September 19 onwards

Events, music, shows and exhibitions coming up in the area

Organist Roger Fisher gives a recital at Chester Cathedral today

EVENTS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

HAWARDEN: The Good Life Experience at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop in Chester Road. A weekend of entertainment, culture and food for all the family featuring Cerys Matthews, Bill Granger, Tom Herbert of the Fabulous Baker Brothers, axe throwing, abseiling, bushcraft and much more. Adults £45, children £22.50, under sixes free. Visit www.thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk.

KNUTSFORD: Tatton Park Antiques and Fine Arts Fair from 11am-5pm. Adults £5, under 16s free. Call 01278 784912 or visit www.cooperevents.com.

MOLD: National Theatre Encore presents Medea by Euripides, starring Helen McCrory, in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 4pm. Tickets £12.50, concessions £10.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: Screening of the US comedy Chef (15), starring Jon Favreau, in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

ELLESMERE PORT: Polymer clay workshop at the Paperboat Gallery with Eileen Evans - Fun with Foils and Texture. 1-pm. For beginners and intermediate learners. £30 incl materials.  To book 0151 378 1794 or email info@paperboatgallery.org.uk.

HAWARDEN: The Good Life Experience at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop in Chester Road. A weekend of entertainment, culture and food for all the family featuring Cerys Matthews, Bill Granger, Tom Herbert of the Fabulous Baker Brothers, axe throwing, abseiling, bushcraft and much more. Adults £45, children £22.50, under sixes free. Visit www.thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk.

KNUTSFORD: Tatton Park Antiques and Fine Arts Fair from 11am-5pm. Adults £5, under 16s free. Call 01278 784912 or visit www.cooperevents.com.

NORTHWICH: Top of the World Tours at Anderton Boat Lift in Life Lane at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm amd 3pm. Unique behind the scenes walking tour. Tickets £10. Call 01606 786777.

KNUTSFORD: Harvest festival at the farm at Tatton Park from noon-5pm. See the steam engine running have a go at scarecrow making, make your own corn doll, watch sheep racing and much more. Normal admission applies. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

KNUTSFORD: The Christie Walk of Hope at Tatton Park from 4pm. A 10k stroll through Tatton to honour the courage of loved ones battling cancer and those who have lost their fight. Call 0161 446 34000 or visit www.christies.org/walkofhope.

MOLD: Mold Food and Drink Festival in New Street from 10am-5pm. Cookery demonstrations, interactive foodie workshops, live music, children's entertainment and more. Adults £5, children 3-12 £2, family £10. Call 01352 741466 or visit www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk.

MOLD: Screening of the US comedy Chef (15), starring Jon Favreau, in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

NORTHWICH: Top of the World Tours at Anderton Boat Lift in Life Lane at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm amd 3pm. Unique behind the scenes walking tour. Tickets £10. Call 01606 786777.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

ELLESMERE PORT: Waterways craft group meets at the National Waterways Museum from 10am-4pm. Call 0151 355 5017.

HAWARDEN: The Good Life Experience at Hawarden Estate Farm Shop in Chester Road. A weekend of entertainment, culture and food for all the family featuring Cerys Matthews, Bill Granger, Tom Herbert of the Fabulous Baker Brothers, axe throwing, abseiling, bushcraft and much more. Adults £45, children £22.50, under sixes free. Visit www.thegoodlifeexperience.co.uk.

KNUTSFORD: Tatton Park Antiques and Fine Arts Fair from 11am-5pm. Adults £5, under 16s free. Call 01278 784912 or visit www.cooperevents.com.

KNUTSFORD: Harvest festival at the farm at Tatton Park from noon-5pm. See the steam engine running have a go at scarecrow making, make your own corn doll, watch sheep racing and much more. Normal admission applies. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

MARBURY: Comberbach Canter at Marbury Country Park from 11am. This 5k and 10k race takes in the wonderful countryside of the Northwich woodlands.

MOLD: Mold Food and Drink Festival in New Street from 10am-5pm. Cookery demonstrations, interactive foodie workshops, live music, children's entertainment and more. Adults £5, children 3-12 £2, family £10. Call 01352 741466 or visit www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

MOLD: Screening of the US comedy Chef (15), starring Jon Favreau, in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

CHESTER: University of Chester Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society presents The First World War: Returning Home, a Riverside Museum exhibition preview event featuring an excerpt from Theatre in the Quarter's production of Over By Christmas at 6.30pm at the Riverside Campus in Castle Drive. The event is free of charge but you must confirm your attendance by contacting Roger Whiteley on 01244 511619 or email r.whiteley@chester.ac.uk.

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Winter Park by TJ Peter Williams LRPS at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission £3. Call 01244 300166 or visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org.

HOOLE: Hoole History and Heritage Society meeting in the community centre in Westminster Road at 7.30pm. Following the Heritage Lottery funded researches into the coming of the railways and their effect upon Hoole from the 1840s onward, Linda Webb will present a virtual tour of Victorian Hoole using resources gathered over the 12 months of the project. Email hoolehistory@hotmail.co.uk or call 01244 346151.

MOLD: Screening of the Spanish drama Wakolda (The German Doctor) in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

MOLD: Screening of the US comedy Chef (15), starring Jon Favreau, in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 2pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: Screening of the Spanish drama Wakolda (The German Doctor) in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

CHESTER: Chester Family History Group meeting with talk entitled Getting the Most out of 19th Century Census by Jane Chilton at the County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, at 7.30pm.

MOLD: Screening of the Spanish drama Wakolda (The German Doctor) in the Film Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £6, concessions £5.50. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

UPTON: Upton Parish Council, in conjunction with Upton Golf Club, are having a fundraising day at the golf club in Upton Lane for the Queen Elizabeth II playing fields new pavilion. Teams of four are invited to play for £100 to include a carvery bap and salad meal. Entry forms are available from www.uptonbychester.org.uk. There will be a variety of activities available throughout the day.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CHESTER: Antiques fair at the Northgate Arena in Victoria Road from 9am-3.30pm

CHESTER: Chester Races season finale at Chester Racecourse. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

ELLESMERE PORT: Vauxhall FC presents Derby Legends with Kevin Ratcliffe and David Fairclough plus special guests Tony Bewllew and Paul Butler at Vauxhall’s Club at 7pm. Tickets £25 including comedian and hot pot supper. Call 07747 735 755 or 0151 327 2294.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

HOLYWELL: Holywell and District Society meeting with talk on The History of Parliament by David Hanson MP at Penbryn Chapel in Whitford Street. Visit www.holywellsociety.org.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

FRODSHAM: Table top sale at Frodsham Community Centre in Fluin Lane from 9.30am-1.30pm. Entrance £1, under 12s free. Tables £10. Book in advance on 01928 732222.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

HOLYWELL: Holywell and District Society meeting with talk on Curiouser and Curiouser - Tales of Flintshire Part II by David Rowe at Penbryn Chapel in Whitford Street. Visit www.holywellsociety.org.uk.

MUSIC

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

TARPORLEY: Benjamin Chewter, assistant director of music at Chester Cathedral, gives an organ recital in St Helen’s Church at 7.30pm. Admission £7 including refreshments.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert given by Pui Lau (piano) at 12.45pm at the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street. Retiring collection. Call 01244 379275.

MOLD: The RSCM Wales (St Asaph) Area invites singers to come and sing new music for Advent and Christmas in St Mary’s Church under the direction of Mervyn Cousins. The event starts at 7.15pm and admission is £7.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

CHESTER: St George’s Chapel, Windsor organist Andrew Hamilton plays music by Whitlock, Leighton, Vierne, Alain and Duruflé in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission £5.45, concessions £4.50. Accompanied children under 16 free.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

TARVIN: Organ recital by Philip Rushforth, director of music at Chester Cathedral, at St Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm. No tickets required. Donations to St Andrew’s Church Organ and Building Funds. Refreshments available.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

WIRRAL: Wirral Schools Concert Band Celebration Concert 2014 at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £9, concessions £6. Call 0151 227 9179 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

CHESTER: Maurice Durufle’s Requiem, sung by Chester Cathedral Choir for All Saints’ Sunday and the Commemoration of All Souls, with director Philip Rushforth and organist Benjamin Chewter, at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Visit www.chestercathedral.com for details or call 01244 500959.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

CHESTER: Chester Cathedral Choir Carol Concert featuring director Philip Rushforth and organists Benjamin Chewter and Geoffrey Woollatt, at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Visit www.chestercathedral.com for details or call 01244 500959.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21

ELLESMERE PORT: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra present Christmas music with Ellesmere Port Music Society at the Civic Hall. Visit www.chesterphilorchestra.co.uk or call 01829 770149.

SHOWS

CHESTER: September 20 - Comedy Live! at Alexander’s, Rufus Court. Admission £12, members £10. Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.

CHESTER: September 30 - Circus Starr coming to the Grosvenor Garden Centre. Visit www.circus-starr.org.uk.

CREWE: October 21 - That’ll Be The Day rock ‘n’ roll show at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm on Sunday. Tickets £24-£18.50. Call 01270 368242 or visit www.crewelyceum.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: November 5 - Comedian Ross Noble at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 8pm. Tickets £31, £25. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

MIDDLEWICH: September 25 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents The Osiligi Maasai Warriors in a concert of song and movement at the Civic Hall at 7.30pm. Call 01606 833434 or visit www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

MOLD: September 25 - Iolo Williams presents Welsh Rarebit, in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.30pm. Iolo Williams takes us on a wildlife tour of his Welsh homeland from mountain tops to seashore. Tickets £20, concessions £18. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

TATTENHALL: September 27 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents The Osiligi Maasai Warriors in a concert of song and movement at the Barbour Institute at 7.30pm. Call 01829 771 374 or visit www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

UPTON: September 26 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents The Osiligi Maasai Warriors in a concert of song and movement at the village hall in Heath Road at 7.30pm. Call 01244 380068 or visit www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

WIRRAL: September 18-20 - Hoylake and West Kirby Theatre Group presents Grease at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £12. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

CHESTER: September 15-21 - The Chester Film Co-op, which has its temporary premises next door to Chester’s Odeon building on Northgate Street, hosts a new exhibition of original drawings by local artist Howard Gardener in its Studio 2 gallery. There will be 21 original drawings on display, plus some three-dimensional sculptures all taken from his book A Roomful of Wires.

CHESTER: September 12-October 12 - All Sorts and Conditions by Anna Reeve at Handel’s Court Gallery in Northgate Street. This show represents much of Anna’s work over the last 25 years, work either taken from sketches or a development of the sketch itself.

CHESTER: May 24-autumn - Buildings, Battles and Bodies: A History of Heronbridge - discovered in 1929, the site has revealed some amazing secrets. Visitors can begin by exploring the Roman origins of Heronbridge, where a settlement was established on the edge of the River Dee close to the fortress at Chester. Then jump forward to the 7th century and the Battle of Chester to investigate Heronbridge’s fortified enclosure and mass grave. The display can be seen in Exhibition Gallery One at Grosvenor Museum.

CHESTER: Until 2015 - Motherhood - this small exhibition explores the role of motherhood between 1860 and 1960 with interpretation extending into the surrounding period rooms. Recognising that the role is not always fulfilled by the biological mother, the exhibition examines the themes of baby and child care, home making and time out. Through objects, costumes and ephemera, the exhibition considers the roles of motherhood, labour saving equipment and the implications of social developments during a century of enormous change, in the Grosvenor Museum Costume Gallery.

FRODSHAM: September 24-November 5 - Finney and Fox; Fetlock, Feather and Fur brings together the work of Alsager wildlife artist David A Finney and Chester-based equine artist June Lesley Fox at Castle Park Arts Centre. Visit www.castleparkarts.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: July 3- September 21 -  A solo exhibition by Aiko Miyanaga at the Liverpool Central Library, organised by White Rainbow, a London gallery for contemporary and post-war art from Japan. Aiko Miyanaga is known for her site-specific installations, using ephemeral materials such as salt and naphthalene. She now teaches at the Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD) and her artworks for this solo exhibition were made together with 13 KUAD students. Open 9am-8pm  weekdays, 9am-5pm Saturdays and 10am to 5pm Sundays. Free admission.

MOLD: September 22-October 18 - Exhibition of work by Peter Kindred in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. The effect of light, an arrangement of forms or a juxtaposition of colour, something which demands to be translated into paint. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theratr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: September 1-20 - Paintings of the local landscape by Claire Halliday, in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: September 6-October 18 - Bill Swann: The Colour of India - Travels in the Bengal and Uttah Pradesh states of Northern India in 2012 inspire this new body of work by glass artist Bill Swann, at the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. It features wall hangings and sculptures revealing layers and unexpected images within glass, reflecting the joy, colour and optimism of life. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

NESS: October 22-29 - Inspired by Nature, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Christine Holme, Helen Bestwick, Shona Coppin, Barry Natton and Jan Carden at Ness Gardens.

TARPORLEY: October 20-25 - Animal Earth Exhibition at Willington Hall Hotel in Willington. Founder artist Janet Anne Carden invites guest artists to join her in this popular exhibition of animal arts and crafts. Visit www.animalearth.co.uk or call 07899 847226.

 

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