1. Nick Frost in Chester
Chester Literature Festival presents Truths, Half Truths and Little White Lies with TV and film star Nick Frost at Chester Town Hall in Northgate Street from 7.30pm on Sunday. Nick paints a brilliantly funny, moving and brutally candid portrait of childhood, adolescence and eventual success. Tickets £15.50. For full programme details and to book visit chesterperforms.com/literature. To read more, click here.
2. New Poems for Old Memories
Chester Literature Festival presents New Poems For Old Memories at Chester Library in Northgate Street from 10.30am-3pm on Saturday. Come along to the library with a memory – be it a story you can tell us, or a photo, or an object – and put it in one of a series of Memory Boxes that Cheshire charity Snow Angels are producing in partnership with Cheshire Libraries and the Cheshire Records Office. The boxes will then form a lasting legacy for the community to dip into. For full programme details and to book visit chesterperforms.com/literature. To read more, click here.
3. Chester v Lincoln
Chester FC v Lincoln City in the Vanarama National League at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off 3pm. 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. To read more, click here.
4. Music festival
The annual Royal School of Church Music, Chester Area, festival takes place in Chester Cathedral at 5.30pm on Saturday. The theme of the service is Social Justice and celebrates the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. The massed choir will be directed by Benjamin Chewter and accompanied by Andrew Wyatt. Retiring collection.
5. Beer festival
Annual beer festival at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf on Saturday and Sunday. More than 30 regional and national real ales and ciders on offer over the course of the weekend, as well as the usual selection of national and international beers. Music comesa from Rusty Mahone and Friends, Tom Durkin, The Mark Henderson Band and many more. Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.
6. School anniversary
Hoole History and Heritage Society celebrate 150th anniversary of Westminster Road School from 11am-1pmin the community centre in Westminster Road on Saturday. Hoole History and Heritage Society are celebrating the anniversary with an open exhibition of photographs, souvenirs and memorabilia provided by former pupils and their descendants. The material runs from the Great War years through the 20th century. The exhibition will be in the original school building, now the Hoole Community Centre. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org or 01244 346151.
7. Little Shop of Horrors
Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. A 1950s sci-fi spoof musical with a hilarious and fearsome plot and a collection of great songs – and lots of foliage! The musical score, 1960s rock ‘n’ roll and early Motown, is by Alan Menken, Oscar-winning composer known for a string of Disney film scores which include The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Seymour Krelborn is a struggling assistant in Mushnik’s Florists, with a secret passion for his colleague Audrey. When he brings in an exotic plant its unique qualities bring him instant fame. Will Audrey love him now? But the plant’s sinister and murderous feeding habits become more and more demanding. Directed by Tim Baker, Clwyd Theatr Cymru’s award-winning associate artistic director. Tickets £18-£10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk. To read more click here.
8. All My Sons
All My Sons by Arthur Miller in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 2.45pm and 7.45pm on Saturday. Miller’s first major success, All My Sons is one of the greatest classics of the American stage. In the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, Joe and Kate Keller are living a comfortable suburban life. But the Kellers’ son Larry, a pilot, is missing in action and for Kate questions about his disappearance just won’t go away. When Ann Deever, his former fiancée, comes to visit, the shadows of the past and its dark secret threaten to destroy their future happiness. All My Sons is a gripping family drama and a searching critique of the American dream. This new production, marking the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth in October 1915, is directed by Kate Wasserberg, artistic director of The Other Room, Cardiff. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.
9. Autumn Walk
The first ever Countess Autumn Walk for Wards will take place at 10am on Sunday. The walk, sponsored by Morris Homes, takes place in the country park at the back of the hospital with a choice of either a 2k or a 5k route. There is no charge to enter but participants must register in advance and pledge to raise a minimum of £20 sponsorship or make a donation to a ward or department of their choice at the hospital. All participants will receive a t-shirt and refreshments at the end of the walk. You can register online at www.walkforwards.co.uk (choose Countess option) or pick up an application form from the fundraising office. Further information available on 01244 366240. To read more click here.
10. Wedding Show
The Chester Wedding Show at Chester Racecourse from 11am-3pm on Sunday. There will be catwalk shows, wedding workshops, live music and the largest display of local suppliers.
11. My Family and Other Superheroes
Chester Literature Festival presents My Family and Other Superheroes with with poet Jonathan Edwards at Chester Town Hall in Northgate Street from 1pm on Sunday. The superheroes in question are a motley crew. Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo – all leap from these pages and jostle for position, alongside valleys mams, dads and bamps, described with great warmth. Tickets £12.50. For full programme details and to book visit chesterperforms.com/literature. To read more, click here.
12. O'Hooley and Tidow
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards finalists O’Hooley & Tidow in concert at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm on Sunday also featuring Chester act Price, Jones and Dear plus guitar wizard James Bazley. Call 01244 342468 or visit www.wegottickets.com/event/305841. To read more click here.