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EVENTS

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.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

CHESTER: Romans: Love Food, Hate Waste - Find out how the Romans dealt with food and food waste in the Newstead Gallery at the Grosvenor Museum from 2-4pm. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Robin Bayley with The Mango Orchard, a book about his journey in his great-grandfather’s footsteps around Latin America, in the Town Hall Courtroom in Northgate Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Tony Harrison with Stephanie Dale and Peer Leslie Wild from the Chester Mystery Plays at the Molloy Hall, University of Chester, at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Virgina Ironside with Growing Old Disgracefully - a one-woman show from someone who is no stranger to other people’s problems, at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 0841 241 7868.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

CHESTER: Antique, collectables, vintage and retro fair at the Northgate Arena in Victoria Road from 9.30am-4pm. The monthly fair returns with an even greater variety of stalls to cater for lovers and collectors of vintage and antique goods for your home, collection or wardrobe.

CHESTER: Chester Whisky Festival - some of the finest producers of single malt whisky, liquers and speciality drinks at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Trinity Street at 10.30am. Tickets £25, masterclass £12.50. Call 01244 347806 or visit www.chesterwhisky.com.

CHESTER: History Detectives Day - History Detectives is a group for 8-14-year-olds who are interested in geology and archaeology. Come along to this session in the Newstead Gallery at the Grosvenor Museum from noon-4pm to see the sort of things they get up to. Free drop-in session.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Tom Watson MP with Dial M For Murdoch, meet and question the MP who more than any other has shone a light into the dark recesses of the phone-hacking scandal, at the Molloy Hall, University of Chester, at noon. Tickets £8. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Clare Balding with My Animals and Other Family at Chester Racecourse, at 3pm. Tickets £11. Call 0841 241 7868.

KNUTSFORD: Christmas Shopping Fair at Tatton Park from 10.30am-5pm. Admission to fair is free but normal park entry charges apply. Call 01530 834056 or visit www.tattonpark.org.

PORT SUNLIGHT: Supper & Spooks - a three course dinner with some ghoulish hosts to entertain you at the Tea Rooms at Port Sunlight Museum at 7pm. Tickets £27.50. Call 0151 644 6466 or visit www.portsunlightvillage.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents BBC radio producer Duncan Minshull presents Over To You - a writing for radio workshop, at the Town Hall in Northgate Street from 11am-12.30pm. Tickets £10. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents Andy McNab talking about his new thriller Red Notice, at the Town Hall in Northgate Street from noon. Tickets £11. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents James Naughtie talking about his new book New Elizabethans, at the Town Hall in Northgate Street at 4pm. Tickets £11. Call 0841 241 7868.

CHESTER: Chester Literature Festival presents David Mitchell talking about Back Story - A Memoir, at the Town Hall in Northgate Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £11. Call 0841 241 7868.

KNUTSFORD: Christmas Shopping Fair at Tatton Park from 10.30am-5pm. Admission to fair is free but normal park entry charges apply. Call 01530 834056 or visit www.tattonpark.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

CHESTER: Spooky Storytime - children can enjoy Hallowe’en with stories brought to life by the Flintshire Storytellers at the Grosvenor Garden Centre in Wrexham Road from 4.30-5.30pm. Tickets £4.95 per childre, accompanying adults free. Call 01244 625200.

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: Spooky Storytime - children can enjoy Hallowe’en with stories brought to life by the Flintshire Storytellers at the Grosvenor Garden Centre in Wrexham Road from 4.30-5.30pm. Tickets £4.95 per childre, accompanying adults free. Call 01244 625200.

CHESTER: Spooky Hallowe’en Ghost Walk in Northgate Street in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice, starting at 4.30pm and 5.30pm. £10 poer adult, £5 per child. Call 01244 314565 to book

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.

CHESTER: Roman Chester; Fortress at the Edge of the World - a lecture and launch event to mark the publication of this new book on Roman Chester by Dr David Mason, an updated version of his previous work. Starts at 7.30pm at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre folloed by book signing and refreshments. To reserve places, call 03000 267012. Pay £2 on the door.

ELLESMERE PORT: Hallowe’en Fright Nights at the National Waterways Museum from 5-10pm. Call 0151 355 4370 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

CHESTER: Curious Chester - join local author Gordon Emery for a Hwllowe’en talk about this fascinating book which looks at the oddities and quirky stories from Chester over 2,000 years at Chester History and Heritage at 1.30pm. Admission £3. Book on 01244 972210.

CHESTER: Spooky Storytime - children can enjoy Hallowe’en with stories brought to life by the Flintshire Storytellers at the Grosvenor Garden Centre in Wrexham Road from 4.30-5.30pm. Tickets £4.95 per childre, accompanying adults free. Call 01244 625200.

CHESTER: Spooky Hallowe’en Ghost Walk in Northgate Street in aid of Claire House Children’s Hospice, starting at 4.30pm and 5.30pm. £10 poer adult, £5 per child. Call 01244 314565 to book.

CHESTER: Dark Stories at the Tower - meet the story-teller at the spooky Water Tower on he City Walls and hear some strange and mysterious tales to celebrate Hallowe’en rom 6-7.15pm and 7.30-8.45pm. Tickets £8, concessions £6. Booking essential on 0845 647 7868 or visit www.ghostcity.co.uk.

CHESTER: Hallowe’en Ghost Tours at Chester Town Hall. Walking tours operate from 6.30-9.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £6. Booking essential on 0845 647 7868 or visit www.ghostcity.co.uk.

ELLESMERE PORT: Hallowe’en Fright Nights at the National Waterways Museum from 5-10pm. Call 0151 355 4370 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.

WEPRE: Ghost Stories of Wepre Park - come to Wepre Park and hear the ghostly tales of the past inhabitants of the Old Hall within the depths of the original cellar from 6-8pm. Free event. Meet at Wepe Park Visitors Centre. Booking essential on 01244 814931.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

CHESTER: A 600 Million Year History of Cheshire and the UK - come and find out about the species that have not survived and those that did at the Grosvenor Museum Lecture Theatre from 2-3pm. Free admission.

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.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

CHESTER: Saughall Colts annual bonfire and fireworks at the Greyhound Inn. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm, fireworks 7pm. Entry £3, under fives free.

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

CHESTER: Saughall Colts JFC Under 9s charity night at Mollington Village Hall featuring live band Soul Provider, free bar, food, auction and raffle. £25 per person. Call 07540 919645.

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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