1. Weaver Words
Weaver Words - Frodsham Literature Festival at town venues including the community centre and castle on Saturday and Sunday. Events include An Evening with Charles Dickens, Roger McGough and Dan Cruickshank. Visit www.weaverwords.org.uk or call 0845 557 7469 for details.
2. Nic Joly
Castle Galleries in the Chester Grosvenor Shopping Centre will be welcoming the sculptor Nic Joly between 1-4pm on Saturday who will present his most recent body of work Light & Dark, alongside signed limited editions from previous collections and original wall sculptures. The exhibition will then run for a further week. All of Joly’s pieces can be bought from the exhibition or online: www.castlegalleries.com
3. The Weekend
Tip Top Productions presents The Weekend by Michael Palin at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place, Chester, at 7.30pm on Saturday. Written in 1994, The Weekend (set in Suffolk) opened at the Strand Theatre in London’s West End. Cantankerous, world weary and generally grumpy - all of that applies to Stephen Febble. All he wanted was a quiet life but to his horror, his long suffering wife Virginia fills the house with guests for the weekend. Tickets £7. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.
4. Wartime Mill
A Wartime Mill at Stretton Watermill from noon-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Discover how Stretton Watermill played an important role in the war efforts of the First and Second World Wars as it milled day and night to keep people fed during rationing. Adults £3, children £1.50, family £8. Call 01606 271640.
5. Bowling open day
Hoole Park Bowling Club invite you to their open day starting at 10.30am on Saturday. This is your chance to give crown green bowling a try and club members will be on hand to guide you if you haven’t played before. Bowls will be available for you to use, free of charge. Refreshments will also be available. Further details on www.hooleparkbowls.co.uk or call 07939 645688.
6. Arty Tea Party
Mad Hatter’s Arty Tea Party at the Pavilion in Wealstone Lane, Upton, from 2-4pm on Saturday. The event is in aid of the charity Space, as part of Get Creative - a celebration of British arts, culture and creativity. Get Creative aims to boost creativity in the UK, as well as celebrating the millions of people already doing something artistic and creative every day. There will be art workshops, ukulele sessions and Funasise with Phillipa Reynolds – also a dress up tea party. Admission £3. Call 0792 202 7766 or visit www.artinchester.com.
The Wrong Crowd presents Kite in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd in Mold at 2.30pm on Saturday. A lonely girl, recently orphaned, is taken to live in her grandma’s airless flat where the windows are shut tight. Her memories of seagulls and sand dunes begin to fade in the silence. One night a handmade kite comes to life and heralds the start of a wild adventure and the chance to find what it seemed was lost forever. Inspired by the world of indoor-kite flying and stories such as The Snowman and The Red Balloon, Kite is a play without words, with originally composed music, dance, puppetry and of course kites. Suitable for ages 7+. Tickets £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
8. Zoot Serious
Zoot Serious and The Bellyful of Bop in concert at Alexander’s, Rufus Court in Chester on Saturday. Tickets £7 advance. Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.
9. Plant hunters fair
Plant hunters fair at Cholmondeley Castle with a wide choice of nursery-grown plants from 11am-5pm on Sunday. Entry to the fair includes the gardens parkland and rare breeds farm and is half the standard price at £3.50.
10. James Walsh
James Walsh in concert at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road. Chester, from 7pm on Sunday. Admission £10 in advance. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.