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CHESTER: January 3-March 29 - A Had Day’s Night - life in late Victorian Chester was no fun for the ordinary working man. This photographic exhibition looks at the chain makers, factory and corporation workers, railway staff and farm workers whose labours helped make the city successful and secure, at Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: Until November 2 - University of Chester Art and Design Staff Portfoilo Exhibition and Edition in the Contemporary Art Space at the Faculty of Arts and Media at Kingsway. Call 01244 515870 or visit www.chester.ac.uk/casc.

CHESTER: October 6-January 20 - Trapped in Time: 600 Million Years of Fossils - travelling through geological time, you will see examples of the earliest life forms to giant plants, dinosaur eggs and swimming reptiles, as well as Ice Age mammals, at the Grosvenor Museum Exhibition Gallery One.

CHESTER: October 1-December 14 - By The Pricking of My Thumbs, Something Wicked This Way Comes - photographic exhibition highlighting the narrow streets and alleyways of Chester where a host of ghosts and apparitions from almost every century lurk, at Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: October 1-December 14 - Curiouser and Curiouser - local author and publisher Gordon Emery’s remarkable book on the city’s history and oddities comes alive in this display where visions of yesterday are incorporated in the features of today, at Chester History and Heritage Centre.

CHESTER: September 15-January 6 - Robin Ironside: Neo-Romantic Visionary - Robin Ironside (1912-1965) was a painter, curator, writer, illustrator amd designer whose extraordinary paintings drew upon many sources of inspiration. This exhibition celebrates the centenary of this fascinating and original artist, at the Grosvenor Museum Exhibition Gallery Two.

CHESTER: Until June 30 2013 - Fifties Frocks: Female Fashion from the 1950s - small exhibition showing 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, in the Grosvenor Museum Costume Gallery.

CHESTER: Until November 25 - Paintings by Rembrandt’s Workshop and Teniers - lent by the Duke of Westminster to the Grosvenor Museum Art Gallery.

HESWALL: September 22-November 10 - Renowned Wirral artist Ian Fennelly staging a solo exhibition entitled The Coastal Show - featuring paintings of Liverpool waterfront and many of the much loved views of the Wirral coastline including Parkgate, Sally’s Cottage and Hilbre Island - at Dee Fine Arts in Heswall. Call 0151 342 6657 or visit www.deefinearts.com.

KNUTSFORD: October 6-28 - Mansion Photographic Exhibition: Tatton 365 - local photographer Mark Williamson give a personal insight documenting all aspects of life on the estate, from behind the scenes to stunning landscapes, at Tatton Park. Call 01625 374400 or visit www.tattonpark.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: Until October 30 - Danger and Destiny - 200 years of Grimms’ Fairy Tales - A two-site exhibition of beautifully illustrated editions from a private collection,

celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Tales from the Brothers Grimm at The Portico Library and Chetham’s Library. Admission free. For further information, e-mail [email protected].

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.

MOLD: November 26-December 29 - Exhibition of work by Emily Pithon featuring theatrical-themed cartoons, drawing on the artist’s experience s a professional actress, in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: November 5-24 - Exhibition of work by Simon Parker - a collection of Welsh land and seascapes, in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: October 15-November 3 - Exhibition of work by Jonathan Brier - a collection of human figure and still life oil paintings that blend traditional techniques with a contemporary edge, in the Community Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: October 20-November 24 - At Water’s Edge - A photographic exploration of Welsh coastline - artist Jeremy Moore looks at Wales and Welshness through the mirror of its coastline, examining wildlife, agriculture, industry, geology and environment, in the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

SALFORD: Until October 28 - A Lowry Summer - the largest Lowry exhibition for many years marks the artist’s 125th birthday year and features a complete private collection, never shown in its entirety before, at The Lowry, Salford Quays. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

WIRRAL: June 1-November 4 - A Pre-Raphaeilte Journey: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872-1945) - exhibition highlighting the work of a painter, illustrator, designer and key figure in the last phase of Pre-Raphaelitism. The first showcase of her work in more than 40 years can be seen at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight. Call 0151 478 4136 or visit www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk.