1. Chester Little Theatre
Chester Little Theatre presents The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.30pm on Saturday. Two young ladies are desperate to fall in love – but only with a young man called Ernest. Tickets £9, concessions £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed first Sat, Mon, Tues evenings. Book online at www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk or telephone TicketSource 0333 666 3366. Booking charges apply.
2. Kelsborrow Choir
Kelsborrow Choir diamond celebration with the Roberts Bakery Band at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm on Saturday, hosted by TV presenter Lucy Meacock. Tickets £15. Call 01244 500959.
3. Play in a Day
Play in a Day at The King’s School in Wrexham Road from 9am-3pm on Saturday. Free for children aged 6-10. Let your child explore the enjoyment of creating a play with specialist teachers. From acting, being on the technical crew to set design, costume/make-up and dance, there’s something for everyone to experience. The day will culminate in a performance in the Vanbrugh Theatre, for parents at 3pm. To book visit www.kings-play-in-a-day.eventbrite.co.uk, contact Erica Sears on: 01244 689553 or email: email@example.com
4. Coffee morning
Community coffee morning at the Uniting Church in Garden Lane from 10.30am to noon on Saturday. On this occasion the proceeds will be donate to the charity Christian Aid. Admission is £2 to include Fairtrade coffee or tea and a piece of cake or a scone. There will also be a small raffle with quality prizes.
5. Memorial concert
Ernie Evans Memorial Concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday at Hamilton Street Methodist Church in Hoole where Ernie was choirmaster and organist for more than 60 years. The majority of the concert will feature top quality piano and organ music played by Graham Eccles, with songs from John and Angie Evans. Tickets are £7 (reserved in advance) or £10 at the door. Contact John Evans on 07939 645688 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or tickets.
6. Molly Whuppie
Licketyspit Early Years Theatre Company present Molly Whuppie by Virginia Radcliffe in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 10am and 2pm on Saturday. Molly Whuppie and her mother and sister live and play by the seashore until a great winter descends which freezes the sea and the food runs out. One night, Molly spies the golden towers of the king’s castle high up on the mountain-top. Quietly she tiptoes from the house to climb up through the forest to ask the King for food for the Winter Feast. But Molly doesn’t know that there is a giant in the forest or that to reach the king she must cross the Bridge of the One Hair! Based on a traditional Scottish tale, underscored with live harp, with Gavin Marwick (Journeyman) on fiddle, composed by Tim Brinkhurst, Molly Whuppie is one of the best loved children’s theatre shows in Scotland. Suitable for children aged 3–12. Tickets £8. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
7. Cyrano De Bergerac
Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, translated and adapted by Anthony Burgess with additional poetry by Twm Morys, in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. Cyrano de Bergerac; soldier, fighter, lover, and prodigious wordsmith, is desperately in love with Roxanne – but he’s got the biggest nose that anyone has ever seen. Christian is beautiful in every aspect, he too loves Roxanne, but he’s taciturn, tongue-tied, dumbstruck; in Roxanne’s presence he cannot find the words. With Christian’s looks and Cyrano’s poetry the two set about wooing her as the perfect lover. A fully Welsh ensemble reinterpret this classic of the French language in English, with some new Welsh language poetry by Twm Morys. Tickets £25-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
8. Charolais and Small Plastic Wars
Bigger Pictures Projects presents Charolais by Noni Stapleton and Small Plastic Wars by Pat McGrath in Studio 2 at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm on Saturday. Charolais is perfectly marbled and bashed about till tender. A surreal, black comedy of love, longing and one woman’s intense rivalry with a Charolais Heifer. This is a muddy place of simmering desire minced with a loneliness that cuts to the bone. Small Plastic Wars is an amusing account of how one man turned an unfilled dream to bridge a void after losing his job. Joe is in total control of his world. It’s a pity that it exists only in 1/35 scale and is made of plastic. Meanwhile, back in real life, there’s a competition coming up and Joe just wants to be left alone to build his models and win best in show. Tickets £10, concessions £8. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theratr-cymru.co.uk.
9. Cestrian Ramblers
Come and enjoy the great outdoors and make new friends by joining the Cestrian Ramblers when they leave Chester at 9am on Sunday. New walkers are most welcome. The Cestrian Ramblers are part of the Ramblers Association and have walks to suit most abilities. Call 01244 880649. Email: email@example.com or go to Groups at http://www.ramblers.org.uk/
10. Open mic session
Open mic session with Bean at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf on Sunday. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.