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February 11, 2016


 

FEB

The Chester Antiques Show

Fete / Fair

Chester

Chester Antiques Show offers 40-45 stands of antiques and art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.

From:

11 Feb 2016to14 Feb 2016

Chester Antiques Show offers 40-45 stands of antiques and art extending over 3 floors of the County Grandstand.

Free parking, and easy walking access to the city walls and wonderful city centre add to your day!

Open 10.30am – 5.30pm (but closing at 5pm Sunday) The Coffee Shop opens at 10am for early birds. Entry is £5, but Free E-Tickets available on the home page of www.penman-fairs.co.uk

 

RSN Workshop Series: Three Day Workshop

Workshop

Chester Centre

Royal School of Needlework presents this three day workshop to complement the exhibition ‘For Worship and Glory’ at Chester Cathedral. Workshop runs from 10am-4pm

From:

11 Feb 2016to13 Feb 2016

https://chestercathedral.com/event/rsn-workshop-series-three-day-workshop/

Amanda Ewing – Silk Shading and Goldwork

On this three day class you will learn the techniques of Metal Threadwork and Silk Shading.  The design is based on the Chester cathedral cross.

The cross is worked on silk fabric, using silver and gold metal threads and stranded cottons. The metalwork techniques covered are cutwork and chipping worked in smooth and bright check purls, couching worked in a combination of Japanese thread, twist and rococo, or nué worked in Japanese thread and stranded cottons, pearl purl, kid leather and felt and soft string padding.

Royal School of Needlework presents this three day workshop to complement the exhibition ‘For Worship and Glory’ at Chester Cathedral. Workshop runs from 10am-4pm on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February. The cost of the kit for the course is £42 and needs to be purchased on the day from the tutor.

Booking is essential.

 

 

 

Chester celebrates the Year of the Monkey

Show / Display

Chester Centre

A fantastic colourful celebration of Chinese New Year will be taking place in Chester City Centre. Traditional Dragon and Lion Dances along with other cultural performances against Chester’s historical backdrop.

From:

13 Feb 2016to13 Feb 2016

https://www.facebook.com/Wah-Lei-Chinese-Association-124159317627714/

 

Celebrate the Chinese New Year, year of the Monkey, in Chester.

A fantastic colourful celebration of Chinese New Year will be taking place in Chester City Centre. Traditional Dragon and Lion Dances along with other cultural performances against Chester’s historical backdrop.

Celebrations include
– Lion and dragon dance
– Fire cracker display
– Tai Chi Chuan performance

10.45am Eastgate Street, Chester
11.30pm Bridge Street, Chester

Celebration Banquet at the Slowboat Restaurant, Frodsham Street – Ticketed event, get yours here: info@wahlei.org

With the two tier shopping on offer in Chester, this will allow all that attend fantastic views of the public parade.

 

 

Fintastic February

Participatory Event

Ellesmere Port

FINTASTIC FEBRUARY – Celebrating the newest shark recruits.

From:

13 Feb 2016to21 Feb 2016

http://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/

http://www.blueplanetaquarium.com/diving-with-sharks

How often do you get the chance to meet a sand tiger shark up close? Well now you can at Blue Planet Aquarium, home to one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks!

As a PADI Dive Centre, Blue Planet Aquarium offers the highest levels of customer service and product offerings to all of its visitors.

Diving with sharks at Blue Planet Aquarium has previously won the Gold Award for Tourism Experience of the Year at the Visit Chester & Cheshire Tourism Awards and was Highly Commended at the North West Tourism Awards.

To find out more click on the links on the left or call us on 0151 357 8804.

N.B. If you complete the open water experience, it is recommended that you wait at least 12 hours before flying.

 

 

 

Build a Bird Home

Workshop

Chester Outskirts

Do you enjoying spotting the local wildlife in your garden? Fancy building a cosy home for your local birdlife? Join the Zoo Ranger team, discover more about British birds and get busy, building your very own bird box to take home with you.

From:

13 Feb 2016to21 Feb 2016

http://www.chesterzoo.org/plan-your-visit/whats-on/build-a-bird-a-home

 

Do you enjoying spotting the local wildlife in your garden? Fancy building a cosy home for your local birdlife? Join the Zoo Ranger team, discover more about British birds and get busy, building your very own bird box to take home with you.

Each session lasts around an hour and is suitable for ages 7 and above.

Create a Toad Abode

Workshop

Chester Outskirts

Have you seen frogs or toads in your garden? Would you like to give them a colourful, handmade home? Join our Zoo Ranger team and get creative by decorating your very own toad abode for your garden.

From:

15 Feb 2016to19 Feb 2016

 

 

 

WayWord 2016

Festival

Chester Centre

For seven fun filled days his February half-term, there is a whole host of events planned as part of the WayWord Festival to keep young minds engaged, enthralled and entertained.

From:

13 Feb 2016to19 Feb 2016

http://www.chesterperforms.com/literature/

 

For seven fun filled days his February half-term, there is a whole host of events planned as part of the WayWord Festival to keep young minds engaged, enthralled and entertained.

This family festival returns this February half-term, between 13th -19th February 2016, with Chester Town Hall and libraries across the region awash with activities and events as authors, illustrators, TV stars, scientists, coders and even a beatboxer come together to make up the festival’s most interactive line-up ever.

 

MARCH

 

Gothic Tales by Candlelight

Demonstration

Chester Centre

Join a costumed interpreter in the Art Gallery to hear atmospheric extracts from three classic Gothic tales.

From:

20 Mar 2016to20 Mar 2016

http://westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

 

2-2.15pm: Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey
2.30-2.45pm: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
3-3.15pm: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Free, suggested donation £3.

 

 

MARCH

ChesterBoat – Fish and Chip Friday Cruise

Participatory Event

Chester

Our Friday night Fish & Chip cruises return once more in 2016 after proving so popular last year. The two hour cruise sails at 7.30PM from The Groves in the center of Chester.

From:

25 Mar 2016to25 Mar 2016

From:

6 May 2016to6 May 2016

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3 June 2016to3 June 2016

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1 July 2016to1 July 2016

From:

5 Aug 2016to5 Aug 2016

From:

2 Sept 2016to2 Sept 2016

http://chesterboat.co.uk/themed-cruises/fish-chips/

 

Back again after a Successful Debut in 2014!

Our Friday night Fish & Chip cruises return once more in 2016 after proving so popular for the last two years. The two hour cruise sails at 7.30PM from The Groves in the centre of Chester.

As you meander along the beautiful River Dee, you will be able to enjoy some of the tastiest fish and chips available in Chester amongst some of the most stunning river scenery in the country.

Your fish supper will be from one of the city’s best fish and chip shops, who have won several national awards for their sustainably sourced “fresh, never frozen fish”. Complement your meal with a drink from our well stocked bar, while we take you from the city through the Cheshire countryside, through the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster.

During the second half of your cruise you can also choose to partake in a game of bingo in the main saloon; enjoying some light-hearted fun during this family-friendly cruise.

These tasty cruises do sell out and places are limited so book your tickets online or call 01244 325394 for more details.

 

Chester Food, Drink & Lifestyle Festival 2016

Festival

Chester Centre

The Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival features over 150 food and drink exhibitors.

From:

26 Mar 2016to28 Mar 2016

http://chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk/

 

The Chester Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival features over 150 food and drink exhibitors, over 1000 people taking part in Camperfest – a caravan and camping festival that takes place on the Roodee at the same time and ArtFest which features artists from across the UK.

There will be free cooking classes for children, Simon Rimmer from Sunday Brunch returns as the headline chef, Gregg Wallace will also return to judge the Sous Chef Challenge and more.

 

APRIL

 

· Make a Gothic City

Participatory Event

Chester Centre

Visit the Grosvenor Museum to help make some looming buildings, soaring spires and black-clad inhabitants.

From:

5 Apr 2016to5 Apr 2016

 

Big Weather Day

Participatory Event

Chester Centre

Enjoy creating a scientific storm in a bottle, use coloured fabrics to make textured sunset pictures, have a go at presenting an ‘historical weather report’, and follow our weather trail through the galleries.

From:

6 Apr 2016to6 Apr 2016

 

Stained Glass Rose Windows

Participatory Event

Chester Centre

Visit the Grosvenor Museum and make a stained glass rose window inspired by the cathedral windows.

From:

7 Apr 2016to7 Apr 2016

 

 

MAY TIL SEPTEMBER

 

Chester Racecourse

Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2LY

Tel: 01244 304600

http://www.chester-races.co.uk/

 

Chester Racecourse is the oldest Racecourse in Britain.

Whether entertaining clients, celebrating a special occasion with family or enjoying a day out with friends, a day at Chester races will be an unforgettable experience for all the right reasons! Chester is renowned for being a glamorous venue where style and fashion go hand in hand with the racing action.

Racing begins with the three day May Festival (4th, 5th and 6th) putting Chester in the racing spotlight nationally. After May, another 12 days / evenings of racing are on offer throughout the summer. Each fixture has its own unique identity to ensure a wide-ranging appeal.

 

JUNE

Mid Summer Watch Parade

Carnival

Chester Centre

A colourful re-enactment of a traditional medieval celebration, marking the summer solstice featuring a colourful cavalcade of characters including the Festival of Giants.

From:

18 June 2016to19 June 2016

Chester’s Midsummer Watch is one of Britain’s oldest festivals – a tradition reflecting 500 years of the city’s history. We depend upon the continued support and involvement of local people to keep this exciting Parade alive, as a major mid-summer spectacle.

Background

In Medieval and Tudor times, Chester’s magnificent Midsummer Watch Parade was renowned throughout the country. First held during the mayoralty of Richard Goodman in 1498, it was organised by the City Guilds and took place in the years when the famous Chester Mystery Plays (external link) were not performed. The outstanding features of the show were the Giants – enormous structures made of buckram and pasteboard and carried by two or more men. Giants were a common feature of Tudor pageantry in England and Europe, but Chester was unique in that the city paraded a whole family of Giants – the Father, the Mother and two Daughters. There were also fantastic giant Beasts including the Unicorn, the Elephant, the Camel and the Dragon. Originally the Dragon was beaten by six naked boys, but this practice was banned in the late 16th century.

The Giants were accompanied by hobby horses, musicians, guildsmen, fools, children in costume – angels, goblins and green men. There were enormous moving floats called the “Mounts”; the most famous, the Merchants Mount, was in the form of a ship – a reminder that in those days, Chester was an important port. The whole procession was headed by a small boy, chosen each year, and the “Ancient” city drum. The Midsummer Watch Parade survived much longer than the now world-famous Mystery Plays, which were banned in 1575 and not revived until recent times. In 1599, Mayor Henry Hardware prohibited the Parade and ordered the Giants to be broken up. However, so popular was the show that it was revived the next year and continued until the 1670s.

 

 

“Slap on some Sunscreen”

Concert

Chester Centre

Chester Music Society Youth Choir, Preludes and Alumni Choir present “Slap on some Sunscreen”. A summer evening of choral singing to round off the concert season.

From:

9 July 2016to9 July 2016

http://chestermusicsociety.org.uk/

 

Youth Choir, Alumni and Preludes

The Youth Choir takes young people from age 9 to 18. Preludes, its training Choir takes children from 7 to 11 years. The Alumni Choir is an occasional choir of ex-members which meets twice a year for rehearsal and performance in our Christmas and summer concerts.

Conductors:

Helena Thomas, Youth choir;

Katie Cade, Preludes;

Helen Rowlands, Alumni choir.

Accompanists:

Fiona Rushforth, Preludes;

Will Hay, Youth Choir and Alumni.

Tickets: £7. Reduced prices available. Telephone 01244 300717

 

 

JUNE

Bolesworth International

Sporting Event

Chester Outskirts

If you’re looking for a fun family day out in Cheshire – The Bolesworth International promises to be one of the most exciting events of the summer.

From:

16 June 2016to19 June 2016

http://www.bolesworthinternational.com/

If you’re looking for a fun family day out in Cheshire – The Bolesworth International promises to be one of the most exciting events of the summer. The stunning setting for this event is Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, just a short drive from Chester. The show takes place over four long summer days and with so much to see and enjoy you might even want to make it the perfect excuse for a great short break.

The Bolesworth International plays host to world-class equestrian sporting action and features new competitions which will take the show to an International level for the first time this year. Alongside the horses, there are plenty of family friendly attractions and activities for the whole family to enjoy, including the popular Food, Fashion & Lifestyle marquee, vintage fairground, birds of prey displays and plenty of retail therapy in the shopping village.

If you want to be part of the VIP experience, then the Hospitality Marquee was designed with you in mind. Set in the grounds of Bolesworth Castle, beautifully decorated and overlooking the main arena, it’s even got a sun terrace where you can catch all the showjumping action. Hospitality packages are available to pre-book now to make your day out even more special.

 

                                              

 

 

 

JULY TO AUGUST

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Performance

Chester Centre

The summer season will stage productions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a new adaptation of the children’s classic Stig of the Dump.

From:

1 July 2016to21 Aug 2016

http://www.grosvenorparkopenairtheatre.co.uk/

The award winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, the finest open-air theatre experience outside London, returns for another season.

The summer season will stage productions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and a new adaptation of the children’s classic Stig of the Dump.

 

 

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