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CHESTER: April 30-June 29 - Spotlight on Saltney - images and information showing the economic and social developments which have shaped this area, at Chester History and Heritage Centre, with the assiatance of the Saltney and Saltney Ferry Local History Group.

CHESTER: April 7-June 17 - Olympic Posters - this exhibition at Grosvenor Museum’s Exhibition Gallery Two presents the complete set of official summer Olympic posters, from the Olympic Foundation in Lausanne, featuring some of the most famous sporting images of all time.

CHESTER: April 2-June 29 - Just One Look - At 1960s Chester - welcome to Chester 50 years ago with a photographic exhibition looking at the changing face of the city at Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: January 30-April 27 - Walking Through The Stalls: A Glimpse of Chester Market - markets are historically seen as the hub of the community and Chester Market is no exception, playing a central role in the business and cultural life of the city, as can be seen in this foyer photographic exhibition at Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: January 28-May 7 - Colourful Impressions: The Joy of Modern Prints - this exhibition at Grosvenor Museum’s Exhibition Gallery One presents the museum’s large and rich collection of modern prints including work by David Hockney, John Piper, Patrick Heron and Eduardo Paolozzi as well as contemporary artists from Cheshire and North Wales. Exploring a wide range of techniques, styles and subjects, it celebrates the remarkable diversity of British printmaking over the past 60 years.

CHESTER: Until July 1 - Fifties Frocks: Female Fashion from the 1950s - an exhibition of day and evening dresses, cocktail and dance dresses, ranging from the Parisian haute couture of Dior and Jacques Fath to those made in Wilmslow and Liverpool, at Grosvenor Museum’s Costume Gallery.

LIVERPOOL: Until June 17 - Costume Drama: Fashion from 1790-1850- from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford, the fashionable ladies of the early 19th century knew how to dress and some stunning garments from this period can be seen at Sudley House in Mossley Hill Road. Call 0151 478 4499 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Until July 1 - Toxteth 1981- community exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the riots in Liverpool 8 featuring the memories and photographs of the local people who were affected at the time, at the International Slavery Museum at the Albert Dock. Call 0151 478 4499 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Until June 3 - 42 Women of Sierra Leone- an exhibition with of 42 portraits by Britsh photographer Lee Karen Stow paying tribute to the strength, resilience and beauty of the women of Sierra Leone in West Africa where their life expectancy is 42, at the International Slavery Museum at the Albert Dock. Call 0151 478 4499 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Until September 2 - White Gold: The True Cost of Cotton - collaborative exhibition with the Environmental Justice Foundation highlights their campaign to end the abuse of labour rights in the cotton production industry in Uzbekistan, at the International Slavery Museum at the Albert Dock. Call 0151 478 4499 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Until April 15 - The Art Books of Henri Matisse - exhibition which includes text and illustrations from four of Matisse’s most important books, at the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street. Call 0151 478 4199 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Until April 15 - The Living and The Dead - paintings and sculpture by Liverpool-born artist John Kirby, at the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street. Call 0151 478 4199 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: Until April 15 - The Age of the Dinosaur - Travel back in time and discover what life was like more than 65 million years ago with this Natural History Museum exhibition which features six lifelike animatronic dinosaurs at the World Museum in William Brown Street. Call 0151 478 4393 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 24-November 18 - Alan Turing and Life’s Enigma - Inspired by 1950s design and combining Alan Turing’s notes with museum objects, this exhibition documents Turing’s investigation into one of the great mysteries of nature - how complex shapes and patterns arise from simple balls of cells - at The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Oxford Road. Call 0161 275 2648 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/museum.

MANCHESTER: February 27-April 10 - Birth Rights by Oxfam - An exhibition of photographs, which contrasts women's birth experiences in rural and urban Ghana, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: February 24-May 13 - The Devil’s Wall - first UK showing of Idris Khan’s new installation which draws inspiration from rituals and practices of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca that is one of the pillars of Islam and is undertaken by millions or Muslims each year, at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Oxford Road. Call 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.

MANCHESTER: February 11-May 13 - Cotton - Global Threads - the ground floor galleries combine to tell a compelling story about the production, consumption and global trade in cotton, at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Oxford Road. Call 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.

MANCHESTER: Until April 15 - Dark Matters: Works from the Collection - this display of works reveals ideas surrounding shadow and darkness as captured by the artist in a variety of media, at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Oxford Road. Call 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.

MOLD: April 28-June 9 - Exhibition of work by Gerald Dewsbury and Glyn Baines in the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: March 10-April 21 - Revisiting Traditions - exhibition of work by Preston-born artist Alan Salisbury who has lived in Wales since 1974, a painter who works within the conventions of narrative representation, in the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

WIRRAL: Until May 7 - An Age of Confidence - photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co featuring 43 images giving a deep insight into a vanished world at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight. Call 0151 478 4136 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.

WREXHAM: March 19-May 19 - ceramics by Wayne Clarke, polymer bowls and jewellery by Carol Blackburn, books by Alison Mercer and glass by Verity Pulford at Oriel Wrecsam, Rhosddu Road. Call 01978 292093 or visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/arts.

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