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EVENTS

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

CHESTER: International Bagpipe Day - a special presentation to help you discover the story of English bagpipes in history and folklore with performances and a chance to try the instrument for yourself, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 11am-noon. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Archaeological Society meeting with talk on When The Celtic Tiger Roared - Ireland’s Golden Age For Archaeology at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Thatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 310563.

CONNAH’S QUAY: Tidal Bore - have a BLT and see the biggest wave on the River Dee from 9.45am-12.30pm. Meet the people who live and work on the river today. Live fish on show from the estuary. Meet at Dock Road. Supported by the Quay Watermens and Recreation Association.

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Up to 50 stalls. Admission £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].

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.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 Japanese movie Fisshu Sutori (Fish Story) starring Gaku Hamada and directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura, 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.

ST ASAPH: Talk by Bunny Guinness Transforming your Garden, hosted by Plant Heritage (North Wales Group) at Theatre Elwy, Ysgol Glan Clwyd, at 7.30pm. Admission £6 members, £8 visitors, includes refreshments. Enquiries 01978 761083 or www.nccpg.org.uk

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

CHESTER: The Geographical Association – Chester Branch - meeting with lecture on Preparing for Climate Week: 18-25 March 2012, in Best Building, University of Chester Main Campus, from 1-3.15pm. Admission free. Call 01244 513830.

CHESTER: Chester Civic Trust meeting with talk on Japanese Architectural Scene at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call o1244 318415 or visit www.chestercivictrust.org.uk.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science Literature and Art meeting with talk on The History, Wildlife and Scenery of Vancouver and the Cabadian Rockies by David Cummings, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 335955.

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 20

FLINT: The Big Castle Spring Clean - join the local community and coastal rangers in a big spring clean of Flint Castle and learn the ins and outs of castle life from 10am. Meet at the lifeboat car park in Castle Dyke Street.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

CHESTER: Lecture on The Art of Michael Sandle: Time, Memory and Allegory - the respected sculptor, draughtsman and printmaker explors these three themes across the full range of his powerful work at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 2-3pm. Admission free.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

CHESTER: Who Will Buy? - join local historian Len Morgan for a slideshow to look at the market and other aspects of shopping in Chester at Chester History and Heritage at 1.30pm. Admission £3, concessions £2.50. Book on 01244 402110.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

CHESTER: Chester Society for Landscape History lecture on Boogie-woogie, Flappers, Bathtub Gin and the Modernist Garden by Ed Bennis of Manchester Metropolitan University at the Grosvenor Museum.

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.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 British movie London River starring Brenda Blethyn and directed by Rachid Bouchareb, 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.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

CHESTER: Royal Chester Walk - Chester has long been known as a loyal and ancient city with a townscape rich in references to royal occasions and historic event. Join a member of the Guild of Chester Tour Guides for a walk around royal Chester that starts at the Grosvenor Museum at 2pm. Free event but booking essential on 01244 402005.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1

GREAT BUDWORTH: National Gardens Scheme open day at Parm Place in High Street from 1-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Share of proceeds to Great Ormonde Street Hospital. Call 01606 891131.

HAWARDEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Hawarden Castle from 2-5.30pm. Admission £3up to two children free.

TUESDAY, APRIL 3

CHESTER: Easter Bonnets and Hats - design and create a crafty bonnet or hat to wear this Easter holiday at the Grosvenor Museum Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

CHESTER: Printmaking demonstration - fine art students from Manchester School of Art will be working in the gallery in shifts to demonstrate the process of screenprinting at the Grosvenor Museum Newstead Gallery from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on Summoned by Bells, the life of servants on a 19th century country estate, by Gwyneth Mitchell, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

WREXHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Park Cottage in Penley from 2-4pm. Admission £3, children £1. Call 01948 830126.

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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 14

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques & Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall from 9.30am-3.30pm. Up to 50 stalls. Admission £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].

SUNDAY, APRIL 15

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dunham Massey from 11am-5.30pm. Admission £7, children £3.50. Call 0161 941 1025.

NESTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Briarfield in Burton from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 0151 336 2304.

SAIGHTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Saighton Grange from 1-4pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01244 564184.

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.

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 Mexico/Spain movie Alamar (To The Sea) starring Jorge Machado and directed by Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio, at The Riverside Building, Castle Square, at 7.45pm. Visit www.chesterfilmfans.co.uk for membership details. Guest tickets £3.50 to be booked in advance on 01244 371750.

MONDAY, APRIL 30

CHESTER: Chester Society for Landscape History lecture on Cotswold Landscapes from Prehistory until 1600: Some Myths Exposed by Professor Chris Dyer at the Grosvenor Museum.

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.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

GREAT BUDWORTH: National Gardens Scheme open day at Parm Place in High Street from 1-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Share of proceeds to Great Ormonde Street Hospital. Call 01606 891131.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at Dunham Massey from 11am-5.30pm. Admission £7, children £3.50. Call 0161 941 1025.

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