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EVENTS

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.

MONDAY, APRIL 2

WEPRE PARK: Remember You’re A Womble - roll back the years, roll up your sleeves, get your wombling boots on and help the Ranger team clean up Wepre Park and recycle what they find from 10am-noon. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

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.

CHESTER: Chester Theatre Club reading for their summer production of Art by Yasmina Reza at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 8pm. Call 01244 322674 or visit www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4

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.

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.

WEPRE: Medieval Medicine - The Marcher Medic - drop in and see the Marcher Medic in medieval dress as he mixes medicines and demonstrates how to cure sickness and disease of times gone by at Wepre Park from 1-3pm. Call 01244 814931.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5

CHESTER: Easter Egg Baskets - make a gift basket and fill it with chocolate eggs to give to your favourite person on Easter Sunday at the Grosvenor Museum Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Theatre Club auditions for their summer production of Art by Yasmina Reza at the Little Theatre in Gloucester Street, Newtown, at 7.30pm. Call 01244 322674 or visit www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 7

CHESTER: Chester Riverside Walk - take a pleasant stroll along the riverside abnd Duke’s Drive areas, ending with a stop in a local pub in Handbridge on this guided walk led by a Greenspace Ranger from 10am. Advance booking essential on 01244 402664.

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

MONDAY, APRIL 9

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians with traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

CHESTER: Row Row Row Your Boat - celebrate the Diamond Jubilee pageant on the River Thames by making your own Cheste5-style rowing boat at the Grosvenor Museum’s Newstead Gallery from 2-4pm. Free drop-in event.

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

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

CHESTER: Chester Civic Trust meeting with talk on Bridges at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Call 01244 318415 or visit www.chestercivictrust.org.uk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Poulton Hall in Poulton Lancelyn, Bebington, from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 334 2057 or visit www.poultonhall.co.uk.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

ALTRINCHAM: National Gardens Scheme open day at 35 Heyes Lane, Timperley, from 2-5pm. Admission £3, children free.

BUNBURY: National Gardens Scheme open day at Long Acre, Wyche Lane, from 2-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 334 2057 or visit www.poultonhall.co.uk.

DUTTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Lodge Lane, from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01928 713718 or visit www.bluebellcottage.co.uk.

WIRRAL: National Gardens Scheme open day at Poulton Hall in Poulton Lancelyn, Bebington, from 2-5.30pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 0151 334 2057 or visit www.poultonhall.co.uk.

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

CHESTER: Chester Film Society present a screening of the 2009 Spanish movie Agora starring Rachel Weisz and directed by Alejandro Amenabar, 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.

RUTHIN: National Gardens Scheme open day at Firgrove, Llanfwrog from 11.30am-3.30pm. Admission £3.50, children £2. Call 01824 702677 or visit www.firgrovecountryhouse.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

KNUTSFORD: National Gardens Scheme open day at Tatton Park from 10am-6pm. Admission £5.50, children £3.50. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at The Old Rectory, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

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 9

CHESTER: Cup Day at Chester Races May meeting. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

CHESTER: Ladies Day at Chester Races May meeting. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 11

CHESTER: City Day at Chester Races May meeting. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen - Living History Weekend - re-enactors from many different periods will give a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

SUNDAY, MAY 13

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen - Living History Weekend - re-enactors from many different periods will give a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

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.

SATURDAY, MAY 26

CHESTER: Roman Day at Chester Races. Call 01244 304610 or visit www.chester-races.com.

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

ELLESMERE PORT: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee street party at the National Waterways Museum. Adults £6.50, concessions £5.50, child (5-16) £4.50, under fives free. Call 0151 373 4373 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

KNUTSFORD: National Gardens Scheme open day at Tatton Park from 10am-6pm. Admission £5.50, children £3.50. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

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, JUNE 24

CORWEN: National Gardens Scheme open day at The Old Rectory, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr from 2-5pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

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.

MONDAY, AUGUST 27

DUTTON: National Gardens Scheme open day at Bluebell Cottage Gardens in Lodge Lane, from 10am-5pm. Admission £4, children free. Call 01928 713718 or visit www.bluebellcottage.co.uk.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Further Reports on Chester City Walls by Simon Ward at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Travel Posters by Dr Anthony Kelly at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

NORTHOP: National Gardens Scheme open day at 90 St Peter’s Park from 2-5.30pm. Call 01352 840758.

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