Archive for October 2010

Concert by Claire Jones (Harp) with Chris Marshall (Percussion)

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

This is the first in the 39th series of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.Tickets are available from Chethams, 38 London Road, Holmes Chapel CW4 7AJ. Contact 01477 537 769 or contactus@themusicsociety.org.uk 8.00 pm startCost Members £7.50, Non-Members £12.00, see our website for more details ,Web: www.themusicsociety.org.ukPrices: 1xMembers at £7.50,1xNon Members at £12.00,



Antique & Collectors Fair

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

Antique & Collectors Fair to be held at Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre on Sunday 24th October between 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Cost Admission £1.50 adults concessions and children free. ,Web: www.vandafairs.comPrices: 1x at £1.50,



Concert by the Gould Piano Trio

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

This is the first in the 39th series of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.Tickets are available from Chethams, 38 London Road, Holmes Chapel CW4 7AJ. Contact 01477 537 769 or contactus@themusicsociety.org.uk 8.00 pm startCost Members £7.50, Non-Members £12.00, see our website for more details ,Web: www.themusicsociety.org.ukPrices: 1xMembers at £7.50,1xNon Members at £12.00,



Concert by the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

This is the first in the 39th series of eight professional concerts organised by Holmes Chapel Music Society.Tickets are available from Chethams, 38 London Road, Holmes Chapel CW4 7AJ. Contact 01477 537 769 or contactus@themusicsociety.org.uk 8.00 pm startCost Members £7.50, Non-Members £12.00, see our website for more details ,Web: www.themusicsociety.org.ukPrices: 1xMembers at £7.50,1xNon Members at £12.00,



Sandbach Farmers Market

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

Sandbach Town Council is pleased to announce the introduction of a Farmers Market to be held on the cobbled Market Square in the centre of the Town.The market will take place on the second Saturday of each calendar month and will provide a range of hand produced goods as well as live music and activities to entertain the children.8:30 am to 1:30 pm – Sandbach Market Square All Goods:Hand Made or Hand Crafted Home Grown or Reared Home Cooked, Brewed, Smoked or Pickled Traditional Victorian [...]



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Songs and pms with Virginia Barret and friends – 30th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTSongs and pms with Virginia Barrett and friendsWesley Centre l 30th Oct l 7.30 pm l £3Folksinger Virginia Barrett and well-known local pts, Heather Freckleton, Helen Hill and Liz Loxley come together to create an intimate and beautiful performance of folk songs and ptry – guaranteed to get you in the mood. ,Prices: 1x at £3.00,1xUnder 16s and students at £1.50,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Ptry with Chester Pts – 30th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTPtry with Chester PtsWesley Centre l 30th Oct l 6.30 pm l FREEThe Chester Pts produced their first anthology in 1974. The group has undergone many changes since then but has always remained true to their aim of promoting good ptry regardless of fashion or style. The current members will be performing their work including readings from their latest anthology.,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Ptry and Song with Onya Wick – 30th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTPtry and song with Onya WickWesley Centre l 30th Oct l 4.30 pm l FREEOnya Wick is a unique blend of ptry and music. The group, Kemal Houghton, Maureen Weldon and Mike Penney, was formed in 2006. They have performed in Chester, the Wirral, North Wales and at the Ptry Scotland Festival in Callander. They launched their first book, Get It in 2009 and their CD in July this year.,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Storytelling with Annamation – 30th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTStorytelling with Annamation: Hags to HeroinesWesley Centre l 30th Oct l 3.00 pm l £5Anna and Susanna of Annamation are lively young storytellers. In their new show Hags and Heroines they bring you a highly physical and energetic performance with a unique blend of spellbinding stories and songs from all over the world. Hideous heroines and heavenly hags come bursting into the 21st century. Directed by Xanthe Gresham, this show brings a fresh, slick comic style to an ancient tradition. Crazy characters and [...]



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Ptry from the Pm Shed – 30th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTPtry from the Pm ShedWesley Centre l 30th Oct l 2.00 pm l FREEFeaturing Leih Steggall, Andrew Rudd, Judy Ugonna, Peter Berry, Clive McWilliam and Gill McEvoyThis group of published and prize-winning Cheshire-based pts read samples of their work.,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Ptry and stories with Hoole-igans – 30th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTPtry and stories with Hoole-igansWesley Centre l 23rd Oct l 12.30 pm l FREEThe Hoole-igans is an affectionate nickname for a group of creative writers based in Hoole. They are a WEA class called Write Stuff, led by Jan Bengree. This enthusiastic group, including several published writers, create both prose and ptry, embracing all ages and styles. ,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Ptry workshop with Gill McEvoy and Judy Ugonna – 30th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTPtry workshop with Gill McEvoy and Judy Ugonna: Beneath the Surface of our CityWesley Centre l 30th Oct 9.30 am l £15How do you see the area immediately around you? What do you think of when you look at a shop name, a street name, a view? Lurking below our apparent observations, there may be hidden – even unconscious – associations. This workshop aims to unearth some of these and help you turn them into pms. The workshop will include a short, easy [...]



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Identity Parade (ptry) – 23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTIdentity Parade: ptry with Roddy Lumsden, Jean Sprackland, Paul Farley and Deryn Rees-JonesWesley Centre l 23rd Oct l 8.30 pm l £7.50Identity Parade presents new British and Irish ptry at a time of great vibrancy and variety. Introduced by editor Roddy Lumsden, himself a critically acclaimed pt, three of the 85 highly individual, award-winning and distinctive talents from the North West come to Chester to display their distinctive styles and approaches.Jean Sprackland won the 2007 Costa Ptry Award with her collection Tilt, described [...]



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Storytelling with Nick Hennessey – 23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTStorytelling with Nick Hennessey: The Sleeping KingWesley Centre l 23rd Oct l 7.00 pm l £5Nick Hennessey is in demand all over the world as a storyteller. His compelling performance in last year’s festival with Hugh Lupton was loved by all who saw it. Born in Macclesfield, Nick’s work is heavily influenced by the myths and legends of Cheshire. In this performance he explores the Legend of Alderley and the Sleeping King and explains how the work of celebrated children’s author Alan Garner [...]



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Chester Writers – 23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTStories from Chester WritersWesley Centre l 23rd Oct l 4.30 pm l FREEChester Writers are a long-established group who meet monthly. You will hear readings from prize-winning local writers as well as those new to writing. Everyone is welcome. ,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Cassandra Wye and Sheila Wee -23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTStorytelling with Cassandra Wye and Sheila Wee: Journeying on a Sea of DreamsWesley Centre l 23rd Oct l 3.00 pm l £5A lyrical and lighthearted performance that follows the sea of dreams from the misty mountains of the Isle of Skye to the depths of the Southern Sea. Internationally acclaimed storytellers Sheila Wee and Cassandra Wye have joined forces to create this magical blend of the finest folk tales from the East and West. This performance draws on their adventures of storytelling around [...]



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Words and Biscuits – 29th Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTPtry and stories with Words and BiscuitsWEsley Centre l 23rd Oct l 2.15 pm l FREEThis band of 10 Chester women entertains you with varied prose and ptry. They have regularly broadcast on Radio Merseyside and now enjoy gigs throughout Cheshire. This year they celebrated their 10th anniversary. ,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Handbridge Yarns – 23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTHandbridge YarnsThe Carlton Tavern, Hartington Street l 23rd Oct l 2.00 pm l FREERemember the Old Tobacco Factory? Or Mrs Davies’s shop on Bradford Street? Or the Snuff Mill’s waterwheel?Come and hear the stories which weave the fabric of Handbridge. Residents past and present with the equivalent of more than 200 years of living in Handbridge between them will share their memories – and their photographs! Bring your own stories and reminisce about ‘Magical Handbridge’, ‘The Queen’s Park Brewery and Chester’s Ales’, ‘Generations [...]



Dick Barton – Special Agent

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

**Part of Nantwich Food and Drink Festival 2010**An affectionate recreation of the lantern-jawed hero who captured the imagination of 15 million radio listeners after the War, this is a fast-moving pastiche with music (and a few naughty jokes). 7.45pm 10 – 18 December. Advance bookings: Nantwich Tourist Office 01270 537359 from 22 November,Web: www.nantwichplayers.comPrices: 1x at £6.00,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Chester Theatre Club’s Showcase – 23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTChester Theatre Club’s ShowcaseWesley Centre l 23rd Oct l 12.45 pm l FREEChester Theatre Club is an amateur theatre which puts on six productions a year in its own building in Newtown, Chester. The Club has won the Cheshire Theatre Guild Award for Best Production for two years running and most productions are sold out before first night. We hope to give you a taste of the variety and high standard of our drama – as much as the Wesley Chapel will allow!,



Grow your own!

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

**Part of Nantwich Food and Drink festival 2010**Grow your own! Pay a visit to Brookfield Allotments and see the potentiial for growing your own fruit and vegetables at home October 9th to 23rd. Individuals or groups .. phone 01270 623792 to arrange a visit.,



Local Themed Specials

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

**Part of Nantwich Food and Drink Festival 2010**Throughout September and October, daily specials cooked in our own kitchen with fresh, local ingredients. Changes daily to reflect what’s best … come along and see our specials board and enjoy a local beer while you’re pondering what food to enjoy! 12noon to 9pm Monday-Saturday, 12noon to 8pm Sunday. £5 off your bill (if over £30) if you visit us between 12noon and 4.00pm if you present your Festival Programme.,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Ptry and art workshop – 23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTPtry and art workshop with Heather FreckletonWesley Centre l 23rd Oct l 11.15 am l £10This workshop will explore the relationship between painting and ptry. We’ll be looking at paintings and inventing the pms that may lie hidden behind them. The Russian artist Kandinsky said of his painting Bow and Arrow, ‘sharper forms are more suited to yellow than blue.’ He also listened to music and painted what he heard. Can we replicate these remarkable concepts with language? I think so … with [...]



St. Andrews Gourmet evening with Balvenie

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

**Part of Nantwich Food and Drink Festival 2010**St. Andrews Gourmet evening with Balvenie. Join the Balvenie Host for a presentation evening featuring fine Scottish dishes and including a specially chosen whisky per course. Five courses with a glass of wine and a whisky per course. Friday, 26th November at 7.00pm. £79.00 per head, book on 01270 610016,Web: www.handpicked.co.uk/opencms/sites/default/HPH/hotels/rookery_hall/about/index.htmlPrices: 1x at £79.00,



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Robin and Bina Williamson – 23rd Oct 2010

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT CANCELLED!PERFORMANCE SATURDAY EVENTRobin and Bina Williamson: The Song Between the WordsWesley Centre l 23rd October l 10.00 am l £5A celebration of the mystical and magical in contemporary folk tradition – songs, stories and music.This show blends stories with Robin and Bina’s original and traditional pieces from Celtic, Indian, and English roots played on the harp, bowed psaltery and other instruments.‘Miss them at your peril.’ Glastonbury Festival, 2007EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT CANCELLED! EVENT [...]



Salt!

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

**Part of Nantwich Food and Drink Festival 2010**Salt! What would food taste like without it. Follow the history of salt in Nantwich and see the 700 year old salt ship. Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 4.30pm,Web: www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk



Cheshire Cheese in the making

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

**Part of Nantwich Food and Drink Festival 2010**Cheshire Cheese in the making. Display in Nantwich Museum, featuring the Cheese making industry in South Cheshire.Tuesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 4.30pm,Web: www.nantwichmuseum.org.uk



Shell Chester Literature Festival: Sat 23rd Oct Performance Saturday No 1

Oct 8th, 2010 | By

PERFORMANCE SATURDAY No 1: 23rd October 2010Wesley Centre, St John Street l 10 am – 10 pmTickets: all day £20 (excluding workshop), or see individual events pages for pricesPtry, Storytelling, Prose – you’ll find it all here on our Performance Saturdays. From 10am to 10pm you can sample a plethora of scintillating events from professional storytellers to pts and semi-professional writers. There is something for everyone, whether you just want to sit and listen or want to create your own ptry or stories in our [...]