MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm, 3.45pm, 6.15pm and 8.45pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Fallen Angels Dance Theatre present Behind The Mask in the foyer of Storyhouse at 6pm. This is the culmination of a two-year Building Recovery project funded by People’s Health Trust. Using props and art, the performers have been exploring creativity around current issues affecting the local communities in Chester. Free entry.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

ST ASAPH: North Wales Music Festival presents A Magnificat Journey with Festival Community Chorus and Côr Siambr Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias with WNO soloists and NEW Sinfonia at St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm. Magnificats by Bach, Mathias, Mealor (Welsh premiere) and Tarney (Welsh premiere), performed by our newly formed Festival Community Chorus with WNO. Tickets £18-£15. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

WREXHAM: Resident organist Chris Pilsbury gives the lunchtime organ recital in St Giles’ Parish Church at 12.30pm. Retiring collection. Lunches available from noon.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

CHESTER: Antiques roadshow at The Bear's Paw in Dicksons Drive from noon-4pm. People are invited to bring as many items of antiques, silver, coins, medals, jewellery, clocks, watches, gold, etc, for free valuations. Any donations are to the Alzheimer's Society or Macmillan Cancer Support.

CHESTER: The lunchtime concert in the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, at 12.45pm features the Kell Wind Trio (flute, clarinet and Bassoon). Retiring collection.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm, 3.45pm, 6.15pm and 8.45pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Lucy Spraggan in concert at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road from 7pm. Admission £14.50 in advance. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society will be welcoming wildlife photographer Gary Jones to the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm with his illustrated talk From the Mountains to the Sea. Gary is an accomplished mountaineer with a particular passion for photographing raptors. Visitors £4. Further information from John Dernie on 01244 300166.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents comedian Joel Dommett bringing his 2017 tour to the Storyhouse Stage at 7.30pm. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy. Tickets £20, students £17. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

MOLD: North Wales Jazz present the Anita Wardell Quartet in the Clwyd Room at Theatr Clwyd at 8pm. Tickets £12, concessions £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 11am, 1.15pm, 3.45pm, 6.15pm and 8.45pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents All Or Nothing on the Storyhouse Stage at 7.30pm. The Mod musical to the soundtrack of The Small Faces. In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. Tickets £26.50-£16.50. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

CHESTER: Resident assistant director of music Andrew Wyatt plays Symphony No 6 by Widor in his lunchtime organ recital in the Quire of Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Retiring collection.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm, 3.45pm, and 8.45pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents All Or Nothing on the Storyhouse Stage at 7.30pm. The Mod musical to the soundtrack of The Small Faces. In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. Tickets £26.50-£16.50. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents a talk by well known Liverpool historian, Ken Pye entitled The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of a World Class City, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5 students £2.

CHESTER: Cornerhouse Comedy Sessions at The Cornerhouse in City Road from 7.30pm. Four funny people headlined by Tez Ilyas. Call 01244 347518 or visit www.cornerhousechester.com.

CHESTER: Strange Geometry Psych, Indie and Alternative at Alexander’s, Rufus Court. Admission £3 advance. Call 01244 401402 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.

HOOLE: Chester Family History Group meeting with talk on Before Parish Registers by David Guyton at All Saints Church Hall in Vicarage Road at 7.30pm.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

ST ASAPH: North Wales Music Festival presents Voces8 with Aeternam at St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm. Journey and longing of the soul explored through a rich tapestry of choral music, with one of the world’s most versatile and best-loved a cappella groups. Tickets £25-£20. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

CHESTER: Chester Grosvenor hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at 10.30am. The Chester Grosvenor will be serving complimentary coffee and cake at the five star hotel’s La Brasserie restaurant as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of one of Britain’s largest charities, Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information, call 01244 324024.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents All Or Nothing on the Storyhouse Stage at 7.30pm. The Mod musical to the soundtrack of The Small Faces. In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. Tickets £26.50-£16.50. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club presents its grand opening fanfare with the Roberts Bakery Band at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.

LITTLE SUTTON: World's Biggest Coffee Morning event in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support at Little Sutton Methodist Church from 10.30am-noon in the church hall. Bring and buy stall, cake stall, handmade cards.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

CHESTER: Would you like to learn more about Kanzashi flower templates? Then go along to the Abakhan store on Frodsham Street from 1pm to 4pm. For further details call 01244 323 640 or visit www.abakhan.co.uk

CHESTER: Chester Cathedral director of music Philip Rushforth gives the first in the series of monthly organ recitals in the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, at 12.45pm. Retiring collection.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents All Or Nothing on the Storyhouse Stage at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The Mod musical to the soundtrack of The Small Faces. In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas. The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise. Tickets £26.50-£16.50. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

MOLLINGTON: Ladies' choir A Handbag of Harmonies is performing in concert at Mollington, Backford and District Village Hall. Doors 7pm, starts 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50 (not available on the door). Call 01244 851572 or email moorcroft.janine@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

UPTON: Auditions for Upton Dramatic Society's March 2018 production of Richard Harris' Death in High Heels (based on the novel by Christianna Brand) will take place at 7.30pm in Upton Village Hall. New members are always welcome to audition. Rehearsals for the play will begin in January on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. For more information call 01244 880915.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

GREAT SUTTON: The next meeting of Ellesmere Port Philatelic Society will feature Richard Stock, from the Wirral Philatelic Society, giving an illustrated talk about early mail in Sudan and military campaigns in that country from 1883 to 1899. Meetings are held at the Hope Farm Methodist Church Hall, Hope Farm Road, at 7.30pm. Non-members are welcome.

NORTHWICH: Sleeping Beauty presented by Vienna Festival Ballet is coming to Northwich Memorial Court at 7.30pm. This breathtaking ballet for all ages is set in the magical world of a fairy kingdom where the king and queen are celebrating the birth of their daughter, Princess Aurora. But the intervention of the wicked Carabosse will threaten everyone’s happiness. For tickets, call the box office on 01606 261 100.

WREXHAM: Gerry Howe, organist at St Oswald Parish Church, Oswestry, gives the lunchtime organ recital in St Giles’ Parish Church, at 12.30pm. Retiring collection. Lunches available from noon.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3

CHESTER: The lunchtime concert in the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, at 12.45pm features Chetham’s School of Music instrumentalists. Retiring collection.

CHESTER: Chester Mystery Plays 2018 launch event at the Chester Cathedral refectory at 7.30pm. Tickets free but booking essential on www.chestermysteryplays.com , by telephone 01244 500959 or in person from Chester Cathedral. Performers, back stage crew and volunteers will have the opportunity to hear excerpts from the new script, written by award-winning playwright and actor Deborah McAndrew, and an overview of the production from artistic director Peter Leslie Wild and composer and musical director Matt Baker.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

UPTON: Upton Horticultural Society meeting at 7.30pm with Jack Swan talking about Wild Flowers of East Cheshire. New members are most welcome. Meeting takes place in Upton Village Hall on Heath Road. Further information is available on www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

CHESTER: Kultur Institut, Rossigol, Westerwald, Germany, organist Martin Patzlaff gives the lunchtime organ recital in the Quire of Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Retiring collection.

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of British period drama Victoria and Abdul (PG) starring Judi Dench at 1.15pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents a talk by Cheshire film maker Chris Smith about The History of Cheesemaking, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5 students £2. Taster samples of cheese free.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

CHESTER: Learn how to make a dreamcatcher at Chester’s Abakhan from 1pm to 4pm. The demonstration is free so go along to their Frodsham Street store to find out more. For further details call 01244 323 640 or visit www.abakhan.co.uk.

CHESTER: Fallen Angels Dance Theatre present Behind The Mask in the foyer of Storyhouse at 6pm. This is the culmination of a two-year Building Recovery project funded by People’s Health Trust. Using props and art, the performers have been exploring creativity around current issues affecting the local communities in Chester. Free entry.

GARDEN QUARTER: The next community coffee morning at the Uniting Church in Garden Lane (Chester) from 10.30am to noon. The proceeds on this occasion will be donated to the local charity Chester Aid To The Homeless. Admission will be £2 to include Fairtrade coffee or tea and cake or scone.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

MALPAS: The next meeting of Malpas Field Club at 7.45pm at Malpas High Street Church will see the return of ever-popular speaker David Cummings. David has been photographing wildlife, both in this country and abroad, for 60 years. His talk entitled The Wonderful World of Wildlife will include sections on the Great Barrier Reef, the Canadian Rockies and New Zealand, and will feature whales and dolphins, flowers of the Alps and plenty of wildlife from the United Kingdom. To receive a copy of the current programme, by post or email, or for any other information about Field Club activities and membership, please contact David Hayns (secretary) on (01948) 860486.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents a talk by Chris Holden, diver and co author of Life and Death on The Royal Charter about the Chester built clipper whose voyage from Australia ended in disaster on the coast of Anglesey, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5 students £2.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

CHESTER: Halloween is just around to corner so why not go along to Chester’s Abakhan store for a free demonstration of ghostly and ghoulish crafts. The event takes place at their Frodsham Street store from 1pm to 4pm. For further details call 01244 323 640 or visit www.abakhan.co.uk

CHESTER: Farndon and District Brass Band and guests present their 120th anniversary gala concert with international award-winning ladies choir Entourage at St Mary's Creative Space at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, students and children £5. Visit www.priorbooking.com for details.

HAWARDEN: Exhibition recalling The Boer War 1899-1902 will be held at St Deiniol's Church from 10am-4pm. Donations to the church and SSAFA. Refreshments available in the tithe barn.

MOLD: Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, in a new version by acclaimed Welsh playwright Peter Gill, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Chekhov’s poignant comedy about polite people going crazy in the middle of nowhere. When people drink too much and don’t have enough sex, can they ever take a leap and change their own lives? Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

UPTON: Upton Horticultural Society invites you to their autumn show at 2.15pm. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the bounty and beauty of the autumn garden. Chrysanthemums, roses, dahlias and other flowers will be on display as well as fruit and vegetables, and exhibits of floral art and home produce. Refreshments will be served. Events takes place in Upton Village Hall on Heath Road. Further information is available on www.uptonhorticulturalsociety.co.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents the story of The Battle of The Atlantic by historian and Enigma machine expert Dr Mark Baldwin, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5 students £2.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club presents Triple Harmony in Action with Laurie Ashworth, Karen Slack and John Gough performing selected pieces for soprano, clarinet and piano including Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock and folk song settings at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

CHESTER: A Dickens Double Bill - The Signalman & Doctor Marigold will be performed at Chester Town Hall at 7.30pm. The Signalman is a fabulously atmospheric ghost story. In a deep, damp railway cutting a lonely signalman tells his terrible tale to a complete stranger. The signal box, the tunnel, even the telegraph wires seem to haunt him at every turn. Doctor Marigold (one of Charles' most popular performances during his reading tours) is a market cheapjack, addressing the audience directly with his fast-paced sales patter. As he talks, he begins to tell his life story, which is at once funny, tragic, heart breaking, uplifting and ultimately life affirming. General admission £17.50.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents a talk by local Elizabethan historian Bernard Dennis about the local Cheshire boy who became Sir Thomas Egerton and Keeper of the Queen's Conscience, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5 students £2.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

CHESTER: Originals @ Chester Town Hall from 10am-5pm. Originals @ are a group of local artists and makers who exhibit their work both independently and together and from time to time, organise curated art events, inviting other artists and makers to join them. Joining the core group for this event will be 35 handpicked artists and makers from across Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral and beyond. The event will showcase high quality original work and limited edition prints, which will be available to buy and commission direct from the artists and makers. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artists and makers, discuss their processes and inspiration and buy or commission original pieces. Admission free.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

CHESTER: Originals @ Chester Town Hall from 10am-5pm. Originals @ are a group of local artists and makers who exhibit their work both independently and together and from time to time, organise curated art events, inviting other artists and makers to join them. Joining the core group for this event will be 35 handpicked artists and makers from across Cheshire, North Wales, Wirral and beyond. The event will showcase high quality original work and limited edition prints, which will be available to buy and commission direct from the artists and makers. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet artists and makers, discuss their processes and inspiration and buy or commission original pieces. Admission free.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents a talk by Cestrian and regular visitor to China, Roger Croston, entitled Burning Coal and Boiling Water, about vanishing steam propulsion and phenomenal development in China, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5 students £2.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

CHESTER: Michael Chapman with special guest Jon Coley in concert at St Mary's Creative Space. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 01244 311921 or visit www.seetickets.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

FRODSHAM: Frodsham and District Choral Society presents Creation by Haydn featuring Heather Heighway, Tim Kennedy and Peter Edge, conducted by Howard Kane, accompanied by Roberts Woods. Tickets £10, under 16s free. Call 07845 730061.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club presents Heritage on Steroids featuring the dynamic Orlyk Ukranian Folk Dance Ensemble at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.