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Events - January 12 onwards

EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on Two centuries of boatbuilding by Geoff Taylor, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

PARKGATE: Neston Civic Society annual meeting and talk by Dr Paul Booth on The Medieval Forest of Wirral at Parkgate and Neston United Reformed Church Hall in Moorside Lane. Call 0151 336 5478.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

CHESTER: Grosvenor Farmers’ Market at the Grosvenor Garden Centre in Wrexham Road from 10am. Free admission. Call 01244 625200.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14

STOCKPORT: Volunteer recruitment day at Lyme Park in Disley from 1-3pm. The National Trust property is looking for volunteers in a variety of roles this season. Call 01663 762023 for details.

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].

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15

KNUTSFORD: Winter Wildfowl - join members of the local Knutsford Ornithological Society and a park ranger at the Allen Hide at Tatton Park from 11am-1pm. Normal entry charges apply. Call 01625 374428 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

NESS: Friends of Ness Gardens lecture on The Arnold Arboretum, Boston, USA by Dr Hugh McAllister at Ness Gardens. Admission to gardens apply. Call 0151 353 0123.

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.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

CHESTER: The Geographical Association – Chester branch lecture on Out of Sight, Out of Mind – The Underground Time Bomb of Contaminated Aquifers under the Impact of Global Environmental Change by Dr Stefan Krause of the University of Keele in The Best Building at the University of Chester Main Campus, at 4.30pm. Admission free. Call 01244 513830.

KNUTSFORD: Deer walk and light lunch - work up an appetite and join the rangers for a guided walk of the winer parkland at Tatton Park from 10am-noon. Tickets £12. Call 01625 374428 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18

CHESTER: Mother and daughter pamper day at Boughton Hall in Filkins Lane from 10am-3pm. Call 01244 322785 for details.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on The Great Little Railways of Wales by David Alison, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

HELSBY: 2012 Four Villages Half Marathon. Visit www.helsbyrunningclub.org.uk for entry details.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on People of Pakistan by Afzal Ansary at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org or call 01244 300166.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Lectures 2011-12 Series 1 presents The Head that Wears the Crown: Decoding Royal Portraits in Chester by James Pardoe in The Grosvebnor Museum at 1pm. Admission £3. Call 01244 512151.

CHESTER: Professorial Inaugural Lecture - Could Accountants Save the Planet? Improving Corporate Reporting for a Sustainable Future by Professor Chris Pyke in Beswick Lecture Theatre, CBE 017, at the University of Chester Main Campus, at 7pm. Admission free. Call 01244 513830.

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on Burma - Mysterious Country Opening To Visitors by Roy Willis, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

CHESTER: Chester Theological Society annual Cathedral lecture - Are There Any Bishops in the Bible? by Professor Loveday Alexander in Chester Cathedral at 2pm. Admission free.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31

CHESTER: Chester Theatre Club auditions for May production of Macbeth by William Shakespeare at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.30pm. Visit www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk for details.

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Impressions of the Landscape by Pierino Algieri at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org or call 01244 300166.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

CHESTER: Chester Theatre Club auditions for May production of Macbeth by William Shakespeare at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.30pm. Visit www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk for details.

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on Circumnavigation of Sumatra by Tony Ord, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on How Great is Thomas Brassey? by Peter Bolt, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

WREXHAM: 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 01492 547868, 07786016576 or email [email protected].

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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Some Famous Courtesans by Michael Murphy at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Early Stuart Chester as a Centre for Regional Painting by Professor Robert Tittler at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Close Encounters by Margaret Sixsmith at the United Reformed Church in Oldfield Drive, Vicars Cross, at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org or call 01244 300166.

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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Magnum by Dr Lynn Hilditch at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org or call 01244 300166.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on The Bebington Salon of Photography by Bob Dennis at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org or call 01244 300166.

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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 17

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society AGM with talk on Cheshire Agriculture: Mid 19th century to the present by Doug Haynes at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

CHESTER: Grosvenor Museum Society meeting with talk on Merseyside’s Connection with the American Civil War by Len Ellison at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Members free, visitors £4, students £2. Contact: 01244 532199.

MONDAY, MAY 21

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen meeting with talk on Energy Needs for the UK over the next 100 Years by Professor Tim Greenshaw, a member of the physics department at Liverpool University which is involved in energy and climate change studies, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.30pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

CHESTER: Society of Thirteen AGM with talk on Saltney – Railway Gateway to North Wales by Geoff Pickard, at the Grosvenor Museum at 7.15pm. Visitors £6. Call 0151 346 1017.

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