Archive for January 2011

Be a Silversmith for a Weekend

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Be a Silversmith for a Weekend with Angela Kennedy – New Course!Cabachon Setting & Piercing: This fabulous weekend course includes sterling silver, fine silver bezel wire, several gemstone cabochons of various sizes, example design templates, course information pack, use of all tools and equipment, refreshments and a buffet lunch on both days.The Potters BarnRoughwood LaneHassall GreenSandbachCheshireCW11 4XXTel:01270 884080Web:http://www.thepottersbarn.f2s.com/



Audlem Christmas Tree Festival

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Display of 40 illuminated Christmas trees to admire throughout Audlem Village Centre.Audlem Village CentreAudlemCheshireCW3 0ADEmail:editor@audlem.orgWeb:www.audlem.org



Alsager Farmers Market

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Alsager Farmers Market – A variety of stallholders from handmade cards, local dairy ice cream, jewellery, fresh locally sourced vegetables, cakes and biscuits, cheese, meats and arts and crafts.2011 Dates: 15th January, 19th February, 19th March, 16th April, 21st May, 18th June, 16th July, 20th August, 17th September, 15th October, 19th November, 17th December.9.30am to 1.00pm – The 3rd Saturday of every month Civic CentreLawton RoadAlsagerCheshireST7 2AETel:01270 752121 / 01270 884200Email:info@alsagerfarmersmarket.co.ukWeb:www.alsagerfarmersmarket.co.uk



750th Charter Celebrations

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Join the party as Macclesfield celebrates is 750th Charter.The Mayor of Macclesfield will start the celebrations in January. Confirmed events so far include: – an ?Ian Curtis? tribute concert in May- King Edward Music society event – The Barnaby Festival in June – a Rotary Medieval event in July at Gawsworth (750 archers gathered together)- chartered trustees event in September to close the celebrationsMacclesfieldCheshireSK10 1DX



Lenny Henry – Cradle to Rave

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Cradle To Rave is a musical journey, exploring the role music has played, and will play, at every stage of Lenny’s life from the womb to the tomb.Parr HallCultural QuarterWarringtonCheshireWA1 1BLTel:01925 442345Email:pyramid@warrington.gov.ukWeb:www.pyramidparrhall.com



Chester Magic – The Big Wheel

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

See the stunning city of Chester as never before as you join a sky-bound flight on the 60 metre observation wheel as part of Chester Magic.Daytime views stretch from the Welsh hills to Beeston Castle, whilst night times see the city and further afield alive with twinkling lights.Castle SquareChesterCheshireCH1 2ANWeb:www.chestermagic.co.uk



John Whitehurst Exhibition

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Born in Congleton in 1713, John Whitehurst was apprenticed to his father as a clock maker. However, it was in Derby that he made his name, being commonly known as John Whitehurst of Derby. Renowned not only for his skill as a clock and watchmaker, but as a scientist, astronomer, and geologist, Whitehurst was a member of the 17th century group of intellectuals known as the ’Lunar Society’. Other members of the society included Erasmus Darwin, Matthew Boulton and Benjamin Franklin. This exhibition will explore [...]



Chester Magic – Santa’s Grotto

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Santa will be welcome children to his festive grotto during Chester Magic.No need to book.Castle SquareChesterCheshireCH1 2ANWeb:www.chestermagic.co.uk



Chester Magic

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Just imagine the scene? the twinkling of fairy lights, snow frosted trees, the smell of chestnuts roasting on crackling fires and the air of excitement that Christmas is on its way. The magic of Christmas lives on in Chester, and this year you?ll be taken back over 100 years to experience an enchanted, family Victorian Christmas in the heart of the city. The festivities start with the switch on of the Christmas lights on 11th November along with the opening of the Victorian Christmas Village. [...]



Chester Ghost Tour

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

**For further information please visit our new website www.ghostcity.co.uk**Take a night-time journey around the eerie haunts of Chester with your very own Ghosthunter Guide and hear spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night. Revisit scenes of supernatural happenings and macabre events from Chester mysterious and murky past.The Ghost Tour departs from outside Chester’s Official Visitor Information Centre at the Town Hall at 7.30pm every Friday & Saturday evening until the end of December. Ghost Tours take place on Saturdays [...]



Cheshire Cocktail Competition

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Join us for a stunning night of cocktail decadence. The very best of Cheshire’s bartenders will be creating, mixing and flairing their way to be crowned champion.Some superb prizes and a fantastic spectacle promises to be a night not to be missed.Starts with the heats in the afternoon and finishing with the Flair final in the evening.DJ and cocktails at crazy prices!Interested in entering?? Sign up at www.residence.uk.com.Residence Restaurant & Bar9 Mill StreetNantwichCheshireCW5 5STTel:01270 629100Email:Joseph@Residence.uk.comWeb:http://www.residence.uk.com/content/cheshire-cocktail-competition-2011



Be a Silversmith for the Day

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Silversmithing with Angela Kennedy Shape and form: During this workshop we will be learning the properties of sterling silver and how we can alter its shape using hammers, silversmithing stakes, mandrels and doming blocks. Students will learn how to fuse too and will cover the basic techniques of soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing. Students will make at least two pieces of silver jewellery to take home.Course includes an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials, refreshments and a lunch!Course includes an [...]



Be a Silversmith for the Day

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Silversmithing with Angela Kennedy Exploring textures: Here students will learn how to produce different textures using various tools such as hammers, punches and stamps. You will learn reticulation and granulation techniques too to create at least two pieces of silver jewellery. You will also learn basic techniques such as soldering, filing, drilling, sawing and polishing. Course includes an information pack, use of all tools and equipment, all materials, refreshments and a lunch!The Potters BarnRoughwood LaneHassall GreenSandbachCheshireCW11 4XXTel:01270 884080Web:http://www.thepottersbarn.f2s.com/



Model Ships

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Model Ships is the latest exhibition to feature in the Community Gallery of Nantwich Museum and runs until 15 January 2011.Three hand made model ships are featured with associated information. They are all famous in their own way and are: RMS Titanic, HMS Victory and KMS Bismarck. Built to scales ranging from 98:1 to 250:1 the models feature the most intricate details such as the second, almost invisible, wheel on the aft deck of the Titanic which was used to help manoeuvre the ship in [...]



Chester Music Society: Music Society Club – Young Musicians

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

YOUNG MUSICIANS from Chester and DistrictAn evening of varied music performed by talented local soloists and instrumentalists, presented by Lila Hallett. Including oboe virtuoso Tom Bloomfield.With John Gough, accompanistThis event is sponsored by Maple Leaf Financial Services, ChesterVENUE:St Mary’s CentreChesterCH1 2DWTel:0151 339 5219



Chester Music Society: Music Society Club – The King’s School Chamber Orchestra

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

THE KING?S SCHOOL CHAMBER ORCHESTRAPhilip Robinson Director of MusicAdrian Rushforth Head of StringsReturning by popular request, the students from The King?s School will perform a programme of orchestral music, together with solos, duets, trios and quartets.VENUE:St Mary’s CentreChesterCH1 2DWTel:0151 339 5219Web:www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk



Chester Music Society: Celebrity Concert – The Fujita Piano Trio

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

THE FUJITA PIANO TRIOArisa Fujita, violinHonoka Fujita, celloMegumi Fujita, pianoMendelssohn Trio in D minor Op 49Shostakovich Trio in E minor Op 67Brahms Trio in B Op 8The Fujita sisters from Japan have been playing chamber music together since early childhood. They made a highly acclaimed d?but at the Wigmore Hall in March 1999. Concert engagements have taken the trio to more than 100 venues in the UK. Overseas, they have played in Canada, France, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Egypt, Morocco and Turkey, and they have won [...]



Chester Magic – Victorian Christmas Village

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Visit the Victoria Christmas shopping village, set amongst Christmas trees and selling delicious food, drink and craft gifts from Cheshire, North Wales and the North West – ideal for special presents.Added to the festive atmosphere will be spellbinding street entertainers, fabulous choirs and not forgetting the promise of snow.It’s Chester Magic.Castle SquareChesterCheshireCH1 2ANWeb:www.chestermagic.co.uk



Chester Magic – The Ice Rink

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Gather your friends and family for a spell on the real ice rink and practice your spirals, jumps and lunges at Chester Magic.Castle SquareChesterCheshireCH1 2ANWeb:www.chestermagic.co.uk



Pantomime: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Tony Peers Productions and Pyramid and Parr Hall present Jack and the Beanstalk – A magical family pantomime. Guest starring Warrington Wolves mascot Wolfie!.Parr HallCultural QuarterWarringtonCheshireWA1 1BLTel:01925 442345Email:pyramid@warrington.gov.ukWeb:www.pyramidparrhall.com



Pantomime: Dick Whittington

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Dick Whittington and his Cat are the stars at the Grange Theatre in Harford this year. Starring the flamboyant Rowetta, an X Factor finalist, playing the bad Queen Rat. Andy Scott Lee, formerly of Boy Band 3SL plays the loveable Dick Whittington.There will be a fabulous supporting cast, all of whom have appeared in major West End musicals.The Grange TheatreBradburns LaneHartfordCheshireCW8 1LUTel:0845 241 7868Web:www.thegrangetheatre.com



Pantomime: Babes in the Wood

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

These shows are always very popular so book your seats early!Is a traditional children’s tale, as well as a popular pantomime subject.No performance on Monday 10th Jan.Daneside TheatrePark RoadCongletonCheshireCW12 1DPTel:01260 271095Web:www.danesidetheatre.co.uk



Pantomime: Aladdin

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Continuing the tradition of spectacular family panto at the Lyceum, this Christmas Imagine Theatre are delighted to present one of the best loved pantomimes around, ?Aladdin, an enchanting mix of music, magic, adventure and pantomime fun”.All will be revealed in the Lyceum?s biggest panto yet with an ALL STAR line up to be announced very shortly.Just in case you?ve forgotten, Aladdin is the tale of a poor Chinese boy who dreams of marrying a beautiful princess but, unfortunately the law decrees that the princess may [...]



Pantomime: Aladdin

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

A star studded Liverpool cast will join Pamela Anderson on the Empire stage. Actor, comedian and TV personality Les Dennis, a firm favourite with Empire panto audiences, will play the loveable Wishee Washee, Mark Moraghan (Holby City, Brookside, Celebrity Masterchef, Our Day Out) is evil Abanazar and Dani Rayner (Over the Rainbow) plays Princess Jasmine. Radio City?s Pete Price as the Emperor and newcomer Marc Mulcahey as Aladdin complete this fabulous cast. Pamela Anderson returns to panto following her enormously successful debut appearance in the [...]



Old Congleton Maps

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Explore the history of cartography and enjoy a delightful dose of local geographical history with speaker Peter Aston, who will be telling the story of Congleton’s past through its old maps. Some fine 18th century charts and early Ordnance Survey maps will be displayed which will takeyou back in time to show how Congleton looked in the 18th and 19th centuries.Date: Friday 18th February, 2011 – 7.30pmCost: ?2.00 visitors/Free for Friends of Congleton MuseumAdmission is by ticket only, available from the museumCongleton MuseumMarket SquareCongletonCheshireCW12 1ETTel:01260 [...]



Snowdrop Walks

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Snowdrop walk around the stunning Rode Hall.The snowdrops here were originally introduced by Sibella Egerton at the time of her marriage to Randle Wilbraham in 1833. In recent years the collection has been expanded significantly and currently there are over 40 different varieties to be seen.Light lunches and cream teas.In addition, in a mild winter, there will be hellebores, early daffodils and rhododendrons flowering at that time. Many varieties of Snowdrops in one of Cheshire’s finest gardens set in a Repton landscape.Rode HallScholar GreenCheshireST7 3QPTel:01270 [...]



Silk at Pickford’s House Museum

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

The versatile material silk is woven into our collective textile history. It is a prestigious fabric, worn throughout the centuries by the rich and famous, and a global trading commodity upon which empires have been built. Fascinating stories of prestige, fashion, global trade, industry and science are revealed through a rich display of objects from Derby Museums? collection. Learn how this luxurious fabric is initially obtained from cocoons made by the larvae of the silkworm; see how ancient China first developed silk from cocoon to [...]



Secrets of Eternal Youth: Oral Histories from Chester

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Grosvenor Park and the Amphitheatre, and the spaces in between, have been used by young people for schooling and leisure across the decades. The pupils of Upton High School have recorded the personal stories that make history recognisable in our own lives and allow us to bridge generations with shared emotions. In this audio-visual exhibition the young people explore the recollections of Chester citizens and interpret them using contemporary media.Grosvenor Museum25-27 Grosvenor StreetChesterCheshireCH1 2DDTel:01244 402033Web:www.grosvenormuseum.co.uk