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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on Incredible India by David Hunt at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

CHRISTLETON: Good quality children’s equipment, toys and clothes on sale at Christleton Primary School from 11am-1pm in aid of Christleton Toddler Group. Admission £1. Contact 0759 569 5058.

KNUTSFORD: Christmas gift fair at Tatton Park featuring a wide range of exhibitors including traditional crafts plus gifts, retailers and food producers, from 10.30am-5pm. Free entry to the fair but normal Tatton Park admission charges apply. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

WARRINGTON: Cheshire Food Festival - celebrating the local flavours and showcasing the finest local food and drinkl producers from the region at Walton Hall Gardens, Walton Lea Road, from 10am-6pm. Tickets £2, under 12s free. Call 01925 479140.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

KNUTSFORD: Christmas gift fair at Tatton Park featuring a wide range of exhibitors including traditional crafts plus gifts, retailers and food producers, from 10.30am-5pm. Free entry to the fair but normal Tatton Park admission charges apply. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

WARRINGTON: Cheshire Food Festival - celebrating the local flavours and showcasing the finest local food and drinkl producers from the region at Walton Hall Gardens, Walton Lea Road, from 10am-5pm. Tickets £2, under 12s free. Call 01925 479140.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

CHESTER: Williams & Williams and Schoolboy Memories of Chester during World War Two - a lecture by historian Len Morgan and former Williams & Williams employee Dennis Ainsworth at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 2pm. Admission free.

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Behind My Mask - My Photoshop Secrets by Rob Lewis at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterps.fsnet.co.uk or call 01244 300166.

CHESTER: Chester and District Fuchsia Society hold their monthly meeting at The Catholic Social Club, Brook Street, at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Alex Martin who will talk about Growing Cacti and Succulents. For details contact 01928 714593.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 French movie White Material starring Isabelle Huppert and Christopher Lambert and directed by Claire Denis at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.45pm. Visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk for membership details. Guest tickets £3.50 to be booked in advance on 01244 371750.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19

CHESTER: What Ales Ye? Chester’s Own Microbrewery Cures All Ills! - the only working brewery within the City Walls was reopened at the Pied Bull in April but historic records show the inn had its own brewery until the end of the 19th century. This visit to the Northgate Street pub at 10am includes a look at the brewing process, a tasting session and half a pint of your choice of beer from the pumps. Cost £5. Bookings on 01244 402110.

CHESTER: Chester Flower Club AGM and lunch followed by Jenny Hendy demonstrating Autumn and Winter Pots at Christleton Parish Hall, 1pm for 1.30pm. Guests £5. Visit www.chesterflowerclub.co.uk.

CHESTER: Wine evening with Domaine Laroche, hosted by Gwenael Laroche, accompanied by Bruce Kendrick of Liberty Wines, with a menu prepared by executive chef Stuart Collins, at Abode Chester in Grosvenor Road from 7pm. Tickets £65. Call 01244 347000 or visit www.abodehotels.co.uk.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

CHESTER: Chester Antiques Show with 50 dealers bringing their quality antiques and art to the County Grandstand at Chester Racecourse from 11am-6pm. Tickets £5. Call 01825 744074 or visit www.penman-fairs.co.uk.

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on Creature Feature by David Stewart - an introduction to the film making process through the eyes of the animals that occasionally feature in them, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

KNUTSFORD: An antiques evening with Nick Hall at Tabley House at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. Call 01751 473780.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

CHESTER: Chester Antiques Show with 50 dealers bringing their quality antiques and art to the County Grandstand at Chester Racecourse from 11am-6pm. Tickets £5. Call 01825 744074 or visit www.penman-fairs.co.uk.

FRODSHAM: Frodsham Music and Arts Club meeting with talk on Charles Kingsley and Chester: A Very Special Connection by Steve Woolfall at the community centre in Fluin Lane at 7.45pm. Call 01928 724296

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

CHESTER: Chester Antiques Show with 50 dealers bringing their quality antiques and art to the County Grandstand at Chester Racecourse from 11am-6pm. Tickets £5. Call 01825 744074 or visit www.penman-fairs.co.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

CHESTER: Chester Antiques Show with 50 dealers bringing their quality antiques and art to the County Grandstand at Chester Racecourse from 11am-5pm. Tickets £5. Call 01825 744074 or visit www.penman-fairs.co.uk.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

CHESTER: Ballerinas - the artist Ethel Gabain was fascinated by the theatre and by ballerinas in particular. Come and make a sparkling little ballerina to star in yiour own stage production at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Biscay and Picos by Jeff Clarke at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterps.fsnet.co.uk or call 01244 300166.

RHYD Y GASEG: If You Go Down To The Woods Today - explore the woods of Rhyd y Gaseg, hunting for chewed nuts to see what animals live there and, in particular, hunt for evidence of the elusive dormouse from 10am-noon. Meet at Rhyd y Gaseg car park. Booking essential on 01352 810614.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on Reaching For Your Dreams by Rosie Swale, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

CHESTER: Joseph Delaney, author of the Spooks series of books, is giving a talk at Chester Library from 2-4pm. The event is suitable for adults and children aged 11+. Free but booking essential on 01244 977380.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

CHESTER: Dee Autumn Head rowling event from Eccleston to the weir. View from The Meadows from 10am onwards.

PULFORD: Book sale in aid of Talking Books for the RNIB at the village hall from noon-4pm.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society presents the RPS International Projected Image Exhibition at Chester Zoo from 10am. Visit www.chesterps.fsnet.co.uk or call 01244 300166.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on How To Look At, Read and Compose Photographs by Brian Law at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterps.fsnet.co.uk or call 01244 300166.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2007 Spanish movie (REC) starring Manuela Velasco and directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza, plus a screening of the Spanish short La Cachine, at St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s Hill,, at 7.45pm. Visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk for membership details. Guest tickets £3.50 to be booked in advance on 01244 371750.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12

WREXHAM: Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £1, concessions 70p, children free accompanied by an adult. Cafe at the event, pay and display car park adjacent to the hall. Contact M Heath 01492 547868/0778 601 6576 or email [email protected].

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Studying the Changing Universe: Things that go Bang in the Night by Dr Andrew Newsam, a reader in astronomy education at the Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on The English Kitchen and Kitchen Garden 1500-1700 at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

WREXHAM: Collectors fair at the Wrexham Memorial Hall. Up 50 stalls selling all kinds of general collectables including postcards, ephemera, vintage fashion, toys and sci-fi, jewellery and much more. Open 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £1, concessions 70p, accompanied children free. Contact 01492 547868 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Mary Queen of Scots - Daughter of Debate by Lizzie Jones at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

WREXHAM: Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Adults £1, concessions 70p, children free accompanied by an adult. Cafe at the event, pay and display car park adjacent to the hall. Contact M Heath 01492 547868/0778 601 6576 or email [email protected].

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen and Royal Geographical Society meeting with talk on Abyssinia - 3,000 Years of Ethiopian Art and History from Solomon and Sheba to Haile Selassie by Chris Bradley, writer and film maker, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

MONDAY, JANUARY 16

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Chocolate, Tea and Coffee in the Augustan Age by Ann Gore, a trained architect who has lectured in the United States, Australia and England and has published three books, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on English Civil War: Battle of Rowton Moor & The Siege of Chester 1642-46 by David Cummings at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on The English Parish Church – an Architectural and Social History by author and broadcaster Andrew Davies, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

MONDAY, MARCH 19

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen joint meeting with Royal Geographical Society featuring talk on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea by David Edwards, fellow of the Royal Geographical Society who recently went on an ocean research trip in the Pacific on a ship that has sailed the world for over 20 years doing cutting edge research on climate change, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

MONDAY, APRIL 16

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves;The Representation of the Working Classes in Art by Linda Smith, who lectures at the Tate and Tate Modern, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

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