1. Tower and Spires
The launch of the Tower and Spires cycling path on the Dean’s Field at Chester Cathedral from 10am-2pm on Saturday with stalls from cycle shops, activity groups, Chester Cycling Campaign and cycle touring clubs. Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens will hold flying displays throughout the day, weather permitting, with 11 different species of birds of prey. There will also be reptiles on show, where visitors can get up close and personal with snakes, lizards and cockroaches. The Tower and Spires tour starts at Chester Cathedral and then takes in St John’s Church, Chester, St James’ Church, Christleton and other Anglican churches in Waverton, Hargrave, Bunbury, Tattenhall, Farndon, Aldford and Bruera.
2. Home Guard Day
Cheshire Military Museum holding Home Guard Activity Day from 11am-4pm on Saturday. Visitors will have the chance to meet ‘Dad’s Army’ and learn about their role in World War Two, take shelter from an air raid in a pill box and find out about rationing. Call 01244 327617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park on Saturday and Sunday. A huge hit with motor racing fans which regularly boasts big crowds, a fantastic atmosphere and breathtaking action on the track. Raceday admission £33. Call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.oultonpark.org.uk.
Cheshire children’s cancer charity The Joshua Tree is celebrating its 10th birthday this year with a family festival and fun run #Joshfest at Marbury Park in Northwich on Saturday. The event will feature live music, family forest activities and games, slacklining and handmade trader stalls as well as the 2.5k fun run around the country park. Among the bands playing will be Joshua Tree charity patron and BBC Radio DJ Mark Radcliffe with his Galleon Blast band and recent Northwich X-Factor finalists Victoria Carney and Big Soul. Call 01606 331 858 or visit www.thejoshuatree.org.uk/events.
5. Abigail's Party
Tip Top Productions presents final day of Abigail’s Party by Mike Leigh at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place in Chester at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. Classic play written and set in the 1970s. Beverly Moss invites her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, who moved into the road just two weeks ago, over for drinks. She has also invited her neighbour Susan (Sue), divorced for three years, whose 15-year-old daughter Abigail is holding a party at home. The gathering starts off in a stiff, insensitive, British middle class way as the virtual strangers tentatively gather, until Beverly and Laurence start sniping at each other. Within this simple framework, all of the obsessions, prejudices, fears and petty competitiveness of the protagonists are ruthlessly exposed. Tickets £11. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.
6. Chester v Gateshead
Chester FC end the season in the Vanarama National League with a home match against Gateshead at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium. Kick-off 5.30pm on Saturday. Seated: Adults £18, concessions £12, under 21s £10, 16-17-year-olds £5, 5-15 £3, under fives free. Standing: Adults £15, concessions £10, under 21 £10, 16-17-year-olds £5, 5-15 £3, under fives free. Car parking £2. Visit www.chesterfc.com for details.
7. Mike Peters
Mike Peters presents The Alarm - Spirit of ‘86 in concert at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road in Chester from 7pm on Saturday. Admission £16 in advance. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.
8. Randolph Caldecott
Final day of exhibition of works by Chester-born Victorian illustrator and artist Randolph Caldecott at St Peter’s on the Cross, Watergate Street on Saturday. The exhibition showcases some of his skilful, playful and most characterful work. St Peter’s re-opened last year as a parish church. The team are delighted to confirm their commitment to continuing as an exhibition space for local art, alongside regular worship and events. The exhibition hangs within the café space. Free entry.
9. Craig Charles
The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road, Chester, from 8pm on Sunday. Admission £18 in advance. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.
10. Open mic night
Open mic session with Peter Douglas at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf in Chester on Sunday. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.