MONDAY, JANUARY 22

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of biographical movie Darkest Hour (PG) starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill at 12.30pm and 3.15pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Telford’s Quiz at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf. Admission £1. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.

GREAT SUTTON: The next meeting of Ellesmere Port Philatelic Society will be held at the Hope Farm Methodist Church Hall, Hope Farm Road at 7.30pm. The society will hold its annual competitions. A display of postage stamps etc on a subject beginning with the letter “L” will be one of the challenges.

MOLD: Launch of exhibition of seascapes and local landscapes in oil by Paula Salmons in the Oriel Gallery at Theatr Clwyd. Runs until February 3. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of biographical movie Darkest Hour (PG) starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill at 12.30pm, 3.15pm, 6pm and 8.45pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: The lunchtime concert in the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, at 12.45pm features guitarist Martin Bickerton. Retiring collection.

CHESTER: Michale Graves (Ex-Misfits) in concert at The Live Rooms, Homer House, Station Road from 7pm. Admission £12.50 in advance. Visit www.theliverooms.com/www.seetickets.com.

CHESTER: Chester FC v Hartlepool United in the Vanarama National League at the Swansway Chester Stadium. Kick-off 7.45pm. 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.

CHESTER: Paint Republic at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf. An evening of relaxed painting, hosted by a master artist, who will help you unleash your creativity by loosely instructing you how to paint a picture chosen for the event. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of biographical movie Darkest Hour (PG) starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill at 11am, 3.15pm, 6pm and 8.45pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

MOLD: Launch of #SaveWILG exhibition by Nathan Lee Davies in the Education Gallery at Theatr Clwyd. Collection of visual art and poetry produced by a number of artists and writers from across the UK, led by Wrexham-based artist Nathan Lee Davies, focussing on independent living. Runs until February 12. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

CHESTER: Storyhouse presents screening of biographical movie Darkest Hour (PG) starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill at 12.30pm, 3.15pm, 6pm and 8.45pm. Tickets £9.50 after 5pm, £8.50 before 5pm, under 26 £7 after 5pm, £6 before 5pm. Visit www.storyhouse.com or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Lincoln Cathedral organist Jeffrey Makinson plays music by Bach, Statham, Mulet and Duruflé in his lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission – adults £5.45 or 10 tickets for £40, concessions £4.50 or 10 tickets for £35, accompanied children under 16 free.

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents a talk by former BBC TV presenter Di Mather about her often challenging experiences when teaching English etiquette to foreign organisations and individuals, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non-members £5, students £2.

CHESTER: Strange Geometry Psych, Indie and Alternative at Alexander’s, Rufus Court. Admission £3 advance. Call 01244 401402 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.

CHESTER: Everything is Now presents Deh-Yey in concert at Telford’s Warehouse. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.

HOOLE: Chester Family History Group meeting with talk on The impact of World War One on the operation of the Poor Law Act 1834 by Hayley Whitaker at the Church Hall, All Saint's Church in Vicarage Road at 7.30pm. Non-members welcome for a small charge on the door.

MOLD: Action Transport and Unity Theatre presents Little Red and The Big Bad Wolf in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. A highly theatrical re-telling of the well-known classic tale packed with music, dance and song. Directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Tickets £8. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

CHESTER: An Evening with Sir Andrew Carter at the University of Chester in Room CRV1119 at the university’s Riverside Campus from 5.30-7.30pm. Sir Andrew will be discussing the Independent Review of Initial Teacher Training, which he chaired. Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance. Please visit https://www.chester.ac.uk/node/41524.

CHESTER: Haarm in concert at Telford’s Warehouse. Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.

MOLD: Action Transport and Unity Theatre presents Little Red and The Big Bad Wolf in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 10.30am and 4.30pm. A highly theatrical re-telling of the well-known classic tale packed with music, dance and song. Directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Tickets £8. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

BUCKLEY: The Bon Jovi Experience in concert at The Tivoli, Brunswick Road. Tickets £14. Call 01244 546201 or visit www.tivolivenue.com.

CHESTER: Go Kids Go present a free wheelchair skills workshop at Abbey Gate College in Saighton Grange from 10am-3pm. A chance to meet other young wheelchair users and to learn skills to help you become more independent. Extra wheelchairs provided for family members to join in with the games. Young people from 2-21 welcomed. Please bring a packed lunch. To reserve a place call 01482 887163 or email roy@gokidsgo.org.uk.

CHESTER: Would you like to learn how to make felted animals? Then go along to Chester’s Abakhan store for a free demonstration from 1pm to 4pm. The store can be found in Frodsham Street. For further details call 01244 323 640 or visit www.abakhan.co.uk

CHESTER: The Skin Imps in concert at Telford’s Warehouse. Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.

HOOLE: Come and Sing Verdi Requiem from 11am-6.30pm at All Saints Church. Annual choral workshop is an opportunity for all singers to rehearse and perform Verdi’s Requiem with Chester Bach Singers. The Chester Bach Singers January workshops have become legendary across the North, with singers coming from places as distant as Newcastle and Aberystwyth, many returning year after year. This is a choral piece like no other, dramatic, very lyrical and full of lung-bursting phrases for the singer. Chester Bach Singers and guests will perform all the choral and soloist with choir movements of the work alongside four exciting young vocal talents as soloists. Workshop fee £18 (£10 for full time students). Hire score £2. Lunch of soup and a roll £3 (if pre-ordered in advance). Audience ticket £5 (no charge for under 12s).

MOLD: Action Transport and Unity Theatre presents Little Red and The Big Bad Wolf in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 10.30am and 1.30pm. A highly theatrical re-telling of the well-known classic tale packed with music, dance and song. Directed by Nina Hajiyianni. Tickets £8. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

CHESTER: Open mic session with Chris Tavener at Telford’s Warehouse in Tower Wharf. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30

CHESTER: Antiques roadshow at The Bear's Paw in Dicksons Drive from noon to 4pm. People are invited to bring as many items of antiques, silver, coins, medals, jewellery, clocks, watches, gold, etc. as they wish for free valuations and appraisals. Any donations are to the Alzheimer's Society or Macmillan Cancer Support. Telephone 01270 780822 or on the day 07976 612247.

CHESTER: The lunchtime concert in the Wesley Church Centre, St John Street, at 12.45pm features pianist Jessica Zhu. Retiring collection.

MOLD: Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic presents The Little Matchgirl, adapted by Emma Rice and Joel Horwood, at the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.30pm. Our heroine struggles to survive, striking matches to keep warm. Each match conjuring a new story, a new vision. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story. Tickets from £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

MOLD: Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic presents The Little Matchgirl, adapted by Emma Rice and Joel Horwood, at the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.30pm. Our heroine struggles to survive, striking matches to keep warm. Each match conjuring a new story, a new vision. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story. Tickets from £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

CHESTER: Resident director of music Philip Rushforth gives the lunchtime organ recital in Chester Cathedral at 1.10pm. Admission – adults £5.45 or 10 tickets for £40, concessions £4.50 or 10 tickets for £35, accompanied children under 16 free.

CHESTER: Bookends present Simon and Garfunkel: Through The Years at the Forum Studio Theatre in Hamilton Place at 7.30pm. Tickets £15, concessions £13. Call 01244 341296 or visit www.tiptopproductions.co.uk.

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents a talk by Stephen Lovell about the people, wildlife and spectacular mountains of Nepal, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm.

CHESTER: Mark Henderson and Friends with Cinder Hill in concert at Telford’s Warehouse. Free entry. Call 01244 390090 or visit www.telfordswarehouse.com for details.

MOLD: Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic presents The Little Matchgirl, adapted by Emma Rice and Joel Horwood, at the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 1pm and 7.30pm. Our heroine struggles to survive, striking matches to keep warm. Each match conjuring a new story, a new vision. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story. Tickets from £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

MOLD: Phoenix Theatre Company presents Fur Coat and No Knickers by Mike Harding in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chase those winter blues away with some comedy. It’s the weekend of Deirdre Ollerenshaw’s wedding with a completely mad family. What could possibly go wrong? Tickets £10, £8 concessions. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

MOLD: Comedy night with Dan Antopolski, Wes Packer and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, in the Clwyd Room at Theatr Clwyd at 8pm. Tickets £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2

MOLD: Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic presents The Little Matchgirl, adapted by Emma Rice and Joel Horwood, at the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.30pm. Our heroine struggles to survive, striking matches to keep warm. Each match conjuring a new story, a new vision. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story. Tickets from £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

MOLD: Phoenix Theatre Company presents Fur Coat and No Knickers by Mike Harding in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chase those winter blues away with some comedy. It’s the weekend of Deirdre Ollerenshaw’s wedding with a completely mad family. What could possibly go wrong? Tickets £10, £8 concessions. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

GARDEN QUARTER: The next community coffee morning at The Uniting Church in Garden Lane from 10.30am-noon will be supporting the Chester Talking Newspaper for the Blind. Admission for non members £5, students £2. Admission to the coffee morning is £2 to include Fairtrade coffee or tea and a cake or scone. There will also be a small raffle with quality prizes. Al proceeds from the event will be donated to the chosen charity.

MOLD: Shakespeare’s Globe and Bristol Old Vic presents The Little Matchgirl, adapted by Emma Rice and Joel Horwood, at the Anthony Hopkins Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Our heroine struggles to survive, striking matches to keep warm. Each match conjuring a new story, a new vision. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story. Tickets from £10. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

MOLD: Phoenix Theatre Company presents Fur Coat and No Knickers by Mike Harding in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd at 7.45pm. Chase those winter blues away with some comedy. It’s the weekend of Deirdre Ollerenshaw’s wedding with a completely mad family. What could possibly go wrong? Tickets £10, £8 concessions. Call 01352 701521 or visit www.theatrclwyd.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

CHESTER: Chester Archaeological Society meeting featuring the Newstead Memorial Lecture on The Ness of Brodgar - the true heart of Neolithic society by Nick Card, director of the Ness of Brodgar Project, University of Highlands and Islands, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Entrance by reservation only. Members need to ring or email Alan Williams 07746473322 or email r.alan.w@icloud.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

CHESTER: Royal British Legion is hosting an event to highlight its services as well as tackling some of the myths around armed forces transition and support. The event is being held at the university’s Riverside Campus in Castle Street on February 8 from 10am. Tickets are available on the Eventbrite website. If you’d like to find out more about this event, becoming a member or about volunteering opportunities, please contact C&M@britishlegion.org.uk or call 0808 802 8080.

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents an illustrated talk by NADFAS speaker Jon Cannon, entitled A thousand years of history as recorded by art and cathedral architecture, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5, students £2.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

LITTLE BUDWORTH: Oulton Park annual park run, walk or cycle organised by St Peter's Church. 11am Church in the Pits, noon track open, 3.30pm last start. Minimum sponsorship is £10 per adult or £5 per child. All money raised will go towards the church. See www.stpeterslittlebudworth.co.uk for more details.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents an illustrated talk by NADFAS speaker John Ericson about pub signs and their origins and remarkable art, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5, students £2.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club presents Let's Liven Up The Night, a rhythmic, swinging display from Jazzectomy, at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. With an eclectic mix of jazz, swing, soul and good time music five medics and a lawyer deliver their own driving jazz versions of some great classic numbers. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents Professor Ian Morison’s experiences of 50 years at Jodrell Bank, one of Cheshire’s icons, including insights into the space race and remarkable astronomical discoveries, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5, students £2.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

CHESTER: Chester Lecture Society presents former Chester MP Christine Russell, who will give an illustrated talk about the many little known, or seen, art treasures of the Palace of Westminster during her time on the Speaker’s Advisory Committee for Art, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Admission for non members £5, students £2.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

CHESTER: Chester Women's Aid staging International Women's Day event at the Town Hall from 11am-3.30pm. Programme of entertainment from choirs, International dance, youth theatre groups and guest speaker Prof Emma Rees from the University of Chester. There will also be a wide range of craft and information stalls from domestic abuse support organisations, local women’s groups etc.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

CHESTER: Chester Archaeological Society meeting with talk on The Roman Rural Settlement Project by Professor Michael Fulford of the University of Reading at the Grosvenor Museum at 2.30pm. Visitors welcome (£4 donation). Students free entry with valid student card.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club presents Out On Their Own Again! with the RLPO Pixels Ensemble, flute, cello, piano, at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic friends new and old - Fiona Fulton, Jonathan Aasgaard and Ian Buckle - play Debussy, Weber and Richard Rodney Bennett. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club Easter fayre and coffee morning at the parish hall in Church Street from 10am-noon. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11

CHESTER: Chester Archaeological Society AGM with talk on Commanding Britannia’s western frontier: the Roman fortresses of Deva Victrix and Isca Silurum by Dr Caroline Pudney of the University of Chester at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome (£4 donation). Students free entry with valid student card.

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club presents a Young Celebrity Recital, featuring pianist William Bracken at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. A local teenage sensation and Chester Young Musician of the Year 2016, this pianist has a long list of credits to his name and is adept with classics or jazz. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

CHESTER: Chester Archaeological Society meeting with talk on Settling down, moving on and coming back: prehistoric discoveries at Llanfaethlu, Anglesey by Catherine Rees of C R Archaeology at the Grosvenor Museum at 2.30pm. Visitors welcome (£4 donation). Students free entry with valid student card.

FRIDAY, MAY 18

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club presents Voices of Springtime with the Hawarden Singers, directed by Malcolm Williams, at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. With a wide repertoire and wealth of experience, this choir enjoys an enviable reputation, having sung and competed both here in the UK as well as abroad. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club annual general meeting at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. A chance to meet the officers and committee informally at a social evening with refreshments. Call 01928 890773 or email frodshammusicandarts@musicinchester.co.uk.