Malpas Arts and Literary Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Bringing a group of artists, writers, musicians and performers together with an exciting line-up including author Philip Gooden, celebrated theatre director Loveday Ingram, author and broadcaster Henry Blofeld, Welsh mezzo soprano Sioned Terry and lots more. A full line up with dates and times is available at www.malfest.com. Tickets are available from Barlows on Malpas High Street, Malpas and on the website or by calling 07896 235645.
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2. Woodland Adventure
A Woodland Adventure at The King’s School from 9.30-11am on Saturday. Free for children under three. An outdoor adventure for explorers young and old. See how many mini-beasts you can find on a Big Bug Hunt, follow a pretty woodland trail then huddle around the campfire to toast marshmallows and hear woodland stories. To book go to www.woodland-adventure.eventbrite.co.uk, call 01244 689 553 or email email@example.com.
3. Polo Finals Day
LDF Polo Finals Day at Chester Racecourse on Saturday. With all the fun of the fair, finals day will have a host of free activities for all the family. With a craft tent and much more there’s something for every little one to explore. For older ones there is a number of luxury pop up shops for you to enjoy. Admission for adults is £8, under 18s go free. Visit www.chester-races.co.uk/events?category=polo.
4. Step Out For Stroke
The Stroke Association is hosting a Step out for Stroke walk at Grosvenor Park. This family fundraising event is open to everyone, regardless of age or ability, and organisers are asking people to register to take part alongside stroke survivors and their families. To sign up and find out more about Step out for Stroke visit www.stroke.org.uk/stepout.
5. Vintage festival
Vintage festival at Oulton Park which will be transformed into a scene from yesteryear with motor races from the Vintage Sports Car Club, air displays and many other nostalgic attractions on Saturday. Tickets£24. Visit www.oultonpark.org.uk.
Chester Harley-Davidson is set to take the city by storm with their Big Open Weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The weekend will consist of Bobcat Billy’s Moonshine Mission playing live, Mickey Toones Caricature Artist capturing the ‘cool’ with a complimentary live drawing, tattoo artist from Triple A Tattoo Studio on-site, Zap Graffiti doing a live art demonstration, Pin-Up and Pageant Girls with photo opportunities over the weekend, Cafe Racer Exhibition with the AC Schnitzer and very rare Norton Dominator SS, Liquid Grafix will be exhibiting their custom paint jobs and Kool Kat Pinstriping Artist will be doing live demonstrations and exhibiting his work. There will also be a barbecue and refreshments available provided by the Chowdown Café. Call 0151 357 2124 for details.
7. Bedford Gathering
Bedford Gathering at Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club on Rivacre Road in Ellesmere Port, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. A gathering of Bedford Enthusiasts Club members along with their classic Bedford commercial and Vauxhall vehicles. Open to the public free of charge. For further details contact tel 0151 327 4701, 07745873491 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Talking Heads
Tip Top Productions presents Talking Heads by Alan Bennett at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday. At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, Talking Heads is widely regarded as a modern classic, a series of 12 groundbreaking monologues originally filmed for BBC Television. The three monologues to be performed in Chester are A Woman of No Importance, A Chip in the Sugar and A Lady of Letters. The set for the production will be simple - a chair, a small table, a coat stand, a bed and a selection of props appropriate to whichever character is on stage. Tickets £11, concessions £9. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.
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9. Festival concert
The City of Chester Male Voice Choir 75th Anniversary Festival Concert at Chester Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday. Also featuring Abelia, a quartet of saxophonists from the Royal Northern College of Music. Tickets available from 01244 349931 or on the door.
10. Spring fair
Spring fair at St Mary’s-Without-the-Walls Church Hall from 2-4pm on Saturday. Bouncy castle, cakes, refreshments, stalls, children’s activities, fun games, raffle, ice creams and a visit from Green Watch firefighters with their fire engine. Entrance fee: £1 per adult, children free. Event is to raise funds for St Mary’s Community Nursery School.
11. Charity concert
Save The Family charity concert at St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm on Saturday featuring the Llay Welfare Brass Band and Broughton Primary School Choir with guest singers Karen Anderson and Bernadette Griffiths. Tickets £5 including interval refreshments. Supporting Save The Family and Laura Lindores who is climbing Everest in November.
12. Ricky Cool
Ricky Cool and The In Crowd in concert at Alexander’s, Rufus Court on Saturday. Tickets £4 advance. Call 01244 401402 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.
13. Annual fair
Chester Road United Reformed Church in Whitby is holding its annual spring fair, doors open 10am. Stalls include house plants, shrubs, perennials and bedding plants, cakes, toys, books, bric-a-brac, fancy goods and tombola. Refreshments are also available. For more information on worship and activities at Chester Road United Reformed Church, please contact 0151 357 3495.
14. Eblana String Trio
The Eblana String Trio with the young prizewinning Greek flautist Anna Rosa Mari perform works by Beethoven and Mozart in the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd in Mold at 7.30pm. Tickets £17, concessions £15. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.