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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Journeys Through The Tropical Forests of Borneo by Geoff Somers at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

CHESTER: Chester Theatre Club open auditions of My Three Angels by Sam and Bella Spewack, their January production, at the Little Theatre, Gloucester Street, at 7.30pm. Visit www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk for more details.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents author Deborah Morgan talking about her book Disappearing Home at St John’s Church in Vicars Lane at 1pm. Tickets £3. Call 0841 241 7868.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Professor Catherine Clarke talking about Mapping Medieval Chester at the Town Hall Courtroom at 1pm. Tickets £3. Call 0841 241 7868.

KNUTSFORD: Get Squashed in the Gardens - enjoy the fantastic displays of Tatton’s end of season produce at Tatton Park from 10am-6pm. Continues until October 28. Adults £5.50, children 3.50. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

KNUTSFORD: Turn Detective - Solve The Mansion Mystery!- Don your deerstalker, pick up your magnifying glass and solve the case of the missing Mansion treasure at Tatton Park. Continues until October 28. Normal park entry charge applies. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

CHESTER: Gobbledeebook children’s literature festival presents From The Mouths of Babes - enlightening performance for children aged 7+ and grown-ups, answering life’s most unfathomable questions with the humour, wit and wisdom of the young, at St Mary’s Centre from 2-3pm. Tickets £2. Call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Gobbledeebook children’s literature festival presents John Hegley with Peace, Love and Potatoes - the poet, comedian and performer brings together poetry, prose and drawings on the themes closest to his heart, at St Mary’s Centre from 5.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents This Olde English - an evening that brings the festival’s medieval theme to the fore with actor Peter Hamilton Dyer in the Refectory at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 0841 241 7868.

WEPRE: Wepe Fanily Nature Walk - join he ranger for a leisurely and autumnal stroll around Wepre Park from 1-3pm. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

CHESTER: Dinosaurs! - hear the story of Harry and The Bucketful of Dinosaurs in the Webster Gallery and then make your own dinosaur mask to take home at the Grosvenor Museum from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Dave Heyhoe & Treo with It’s All About Treo - the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between the world’s most highly decorated dog and his police sergeant handler, at the Town Hall Coutroom at 1pm. Tickets £3. Call 0841 241 7868.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Stuart Evers with If This Is Home at the Town Hall Courtroom at 1pm. Tickets £3. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Terrific Trilobites - Trilobites were jointed creatures that looked like woodlice. Come and make a trilobite with movable legs, head and tail in the Newstead Gallery at the Grosvenor Museum from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: The Art of Robin Ironside - Peter Boughton, co-author of a new book on the artist, will exploe the exquisite and intricate details of Ironside’s extraordinary paintings in the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 3-4pm. Free admission.

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Where Wild Birds Draw Me by John Power at the Grosvenor Museum, at 7.30pm. Call 01244 300166 or visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org.

CHESTER: Chester Theatre Club open stage - Bring your talent to the Club and prepare a showcase to show in November, at the Little Theatre, Gloucester Street, at 8pm. Visit www.chestertheatreclub.co.uk for more details.

PORT SUNLIGHT: Totally Titanic - half-term craft activities, part of The Big Draw initiative, at The Lyceum Building in Brige Street from 1-4pm. £1.50 per child. Call 0151 644 6466 or visit ww.portsunlightvillage.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

CHESTER: Imagine and Explore - Activities related to Robin Ironside’s theatre set designs and imaginative landscape paintings in the Newstead Gallery at the Grosvenor Museum from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Andrew Motion with Silver at the Molloy Hall, University of Chester, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 0841 241 7868.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

CHESTER: The Big Draw - Using the Robin Ironside exhibition as inspiration, create your own fantasy landscape using collage materials in the Newstead Gallery at the Grosvenor Museum from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Martin Figura with Whistle at the Molloy Hall, University of Chester, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Road to Bali by Denise Haywood at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

CHESTER: Chester Family History Group meeting with talk on Down The Hatch - The British and Drink by Michael Murphy at the County Officers Sports Club in Plas Newton Lane at 7.30pm.

PORT SUNLIGHT: Totally Titanic - half-term craft activities, part of The Big Draw initiative, at The Lyceum Building in Brige Street from 1-4pm. £1.50 per child. Call 0151 644 6466 or visit ww.portsunlightvillage.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

CHESTER: Chester Society of Landscape History meeting with talk on A Georgian New Town: The Rise of Birkenhead at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm. Visit www.chesterlandscapehistory.org.uk.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

CHESTER: Chester Photographic Society meeting with talk on Digital Wedding Photography - It’s Easy Isn’t It? by Ian Stewart at the United Reformed Church in Oldfield Drive, Vicars Cross, at 7.30pm. Call 01244 300166 or visit www.chesterphotographicsociety.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Shake, Rattle and Roll (Rollercoasters) by Dr Paul Hindle at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on Thelwall – the First Gunpowder Works in the North of England by Mike Taylor, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Eastern Turkey - Land of the Kurds by Chris and Keith Buxton at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques and Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall, Bodhyfryd Road, from 9.30am-3.30pm. Admission adults £1, concessions 70p, accompanied children free. Contact Martin Heath 01492 547868 or email [email protected].

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Art and Culture of Sicily by Adrian Sumner at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Japaese Gardens by David Woolf at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24

WREXHAM: Wrexham Antiques and Collectors Fair at the Memorial Hall, Bodhyfryd Road, from 9.30am-3.30pm. Admission adults £1, concessions 70p, accompanied children free. Contact Martin Heath 01492 547868 or email [email protected].

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5

BACKFORD: Backford Mollington & District Local History Society meeting with talk on The Haunting of Backford Hall by Mike McManus, at Backford and Mollington Village Hall at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Wild Snowdonia by Glyn Parry at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Close Encounters Down Under by Margaret Sixsmith at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Manchester Muck and Money by Michael Murphy at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Ancient Mummies by Bob Connolly (The Bog Man) at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Francis I of France by Fenella Billington at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on Recent Railway Rambles by David Alison at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

ELLESMERE PORT: Model Boat Fair at National Waterways Museum - great weekend for model boat fans and for families. It sees model boats being demonstrated in the docks and locks as well as displays of intricate models and stalls selling the latest model making gear. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

ELLESMERE PORT: Model Boat Fair at National Waterways Museum - great weekend for model boat fans and for families. It sees model boats being demonstrated in the docks and locks as well as displays of intricate models and stalls selling the latest model making gear. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on East African Game Parks by Peter Kirk at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on The Eye of the Tiger by Pollyanna Pickering at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

CHESTER: Chester Society of Natural Science, Literature and Art meeting with talk on The Art of Stained Glass by David Cummings at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre at 7.30pm.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

MONDAY, APRIL 1

ELLESMERE PORT: Easter Boat Gathering and Sea Shanty Festival 2013 at National Waterways Museum - traditional gathering of canal boats and sea shanty musicians returns for another year. It’s a colourful weekend of traditional canal crafts, music, boats, demonstrations and more. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SATURDAY, MAY 11

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen – Living History Weekend at National Waterways Museum - this colourful weekend will see the museum taken over by re-enactors from many different periods giving a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

ELLESMERE PORT: Warriors and Washerwomen – Living History Weekend at National Waterways Museum - this colourful weekend will see the museum taken over by re-enactors from many different periods giving a living, walking exhibition of the history of Cheshire. Visit www.nwm.org.uk or call 0151 373 4373.

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