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Going the Distance: 480 Years of Racing at the Roodee

April 20 - October 6

(Image courtesy of R.M. Bevan) Once likened to racing on ‘green velvet’ by jockey Lester Piggott, Chester’s hallowed Roodee turf is uniquely positioned at the heart of the city. As the racecourse celebrates another milestone in its illustrious history, this exhibition presents objects and images from the Chester Race Company and the Grosvenor Museum to explore the origins and heritage of the oldest racecourse still in operation in Great Britain, if not the world. To be part of the story,…

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers

June 7 at 11:00 am - September 8 at 5:00 pm

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers The Old Library, Chester Open Weds - Sunday Friday 7 June – Sunday 8 September 2019 For further information about the exhibition please visit www.chestervisualarts.org.uk

Tours Around Chester: Innovative food and running experiences in the historic city of Chester

July 1 - November 3

Chester Running Tours provide you with an innovative, informative and social food or running experience; one that not only stretches your legs, but also shows you the many historic sites, landmarks and independent food outlets the city has to offer. We offer a variety of tours ranging from: FOOD WALKING RUNNING THEMED RUNNING (including BEER OR GIN) Our guides stay with you throughout the tour and we try to leave no question unanswered! We feel that our tours are the perfect…

Twelfth Night

July 5 - August 24

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 5 July – 24 August “If music be the food of love, play on..” Join us in Illyria! Unrequited love, mistaken identities, cross-dressing, a shipwreck and unforgettable characters – Shakespeare’s most outrageous romantic comedy Twelfth Night  comes to Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer. For Dates and Tickets Click HERE

The Borrowers

July 13 - August 25

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 13 July – 25 August “Borrowers don’t steal! Except from human beans…” A brand-new version of Mary Norton’s irreverent children’s story of the little people who borrow in order to survive. Arietty, Pod and Homily Clock leave their home beneath the floorboards to explore the world beyond… A joy for all the family! For Dates and Tickets Click HERE

The Deep at Chester Cathedral

the DEEP – a world premiere LEGO® Exhibition

July 16 - September 7

This summer journey beneath the waves with the world premiere exhibition – The Deep – made with LEGO® bricks. Bright Bricks have grown to become the world’s premier independent toy brick building firm. In The Deep, come face-to-face with a 1.75 metre yellow tuna fish – made of 13,000 bricks; a fearsome Mako Shark created with 80,000 bricks and a massive giant squid containing 120,000 bricks which is 2.7 metres tall. An event not to be missed. The Deep features…

Henry V

July 25 - August 25

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 26 July – 25 August “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers..” During his quest to win the French crown, warrior King Henry and his band of brothers triumph at the Battle of Agincourt.  An exploration of Britain’s relationship with its European neighbours – has there ever been a more relevant time to tell this story? For Dates and Tickets click HERE

Blooming Brilliant Summer Trail

July 25 - September 1

Go on a Blooming Brilliant adventure across Chester city centre this summer! Teach your little nature lovers all about native bees, butterflies and the flowers they love. Fun facts are hidden inside over 50 shops and businesses from 25th July - 1st Sept. For every 10 facts you find you’ll be entered to WIN a £50 toy bundle from The Entertainer. All completed entries will receive a small treat! Download the entry form here or pick one up from the Visitor Information…

Look Up Chester!

July 25 - September 30

Giant butterflies, bumblebees and flowers are floating above the city streets. Go on a unique trek across the city and complete the question on the entry form for a chance to win £100 to spend in Chester. Link to printable entry form coming soon! 

#BEEFriendlyCHESTER at Grosvenor Shopping Centre

July 27 - September 1

27th July – 1st September Inspire your little nature lovers to make Chester a BEE Friendly city! The centre promises to be a hive of activity throughout the summer holidays with Chester Grosvenor Shopping centre hoping to make Chester the most bee-friendly City in the UK! Shoppers are invited to take part in live hive workshops, scuttlebee kids play zone, honeycomb ball pit, bee-friendly reading zone and local bee keepers education demonstrations to learn about the humble honeybee and its…

Comic Con Chester

August 18

Chester Comic Con is a comic book, pop culture and sci-fi convention in the historic city of Chester Chester Comic Con is at:  Chester Racecourse, Chester, The Racecourse, CH1 2LY TICKETS There are two ticket options. Early Admission £10.00 tickets which allows access from 10am and General Admission £8.50 which allow access from 11am. If tickets are not sold out before the event there will be tickets available on the day on a first come basis. A child aged 10 years or under gains…

The Lorax Free Film Screening

August 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday 18th August 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester This colourful and light-hearted film is also a cautionary tale with a critically important message; we must take responsibility for our environment. Entertain and educate kids about the importance of looking after our trees and reducing pollution while enjoying fantastic animation and musical numbers. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 86 minutes Certificate: U BOOK HERE Conditions of entry: Children must be accompanied…

Make & Take Workshop: Coat of Arms

August 20

20 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop In | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester The museum’s portrait of Prince Charles is full of symbolism. Learn about the different meanings behind colours, symbols and animals in coats of arms, and design a shield for your own family. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/  

Make & Take Workshop: Family Photographs

August 21

21 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester What clothes would you have worn for a family photograph 100 years ago? Dress your family in our colourful range of handling costumes and accessories. Take a family photo on your own camera/mobile phone, then make and decorate your own photo frame to take home. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Chance and Control: Douglas Dodds Lecture

August 21 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers - supporting events programme Wednesday 21 August | 5-6pm | £3 | Booking required Chance and Control: Douglas Dodds Lecture Douglas Dodds, Senior Curator at the V&A, provides an overview of digital art and design history, highlighting artworks in the Chance and Control exhibition and the V&A’s collection. Booking link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chance-and-control-douglas-dodds-lecture-tickets-67005837263  

Line Dancing classes at The Commercial

August 21 at 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Wednesday Evenings at The Commercial are the new destination of choice for aspiring or expert line dancers with 'Dom's Country Kickers' classes! Starting at 7:30pm till 11pm.  All levels from Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.  £4 per dancer.

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Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench

August 22 - August 24

view show times and book tickets here or in person at the Visitor Information Centre next to Chester Town Hall. 22 - 24 Aug 2019 at The Forum Studio Theatre CH1 2BH Cost: between £5-12 Set in park benches in two locations, one being New York, the play tells the story of Anna, Eva, Rose, Gladys and La La. These ladies had only two things in common when they met a few months previously: a park bench and a life well-lived.…

Make & Take Workshop: 3D Family Tree

August 22

22 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Thursday 22 August Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Pop along and make your very three-dimensional family tree to fill with beautiful pictures of your family and other special people in your life. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Wolfgate Border Morris Dancing

August 23
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Wolfgate Border Morris will be appearing at Chester Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre for an hour before the shows on the following dates:   6:30pm - 7:30pm on July  13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 30th, August  1st, 6th, 13th, 23rd 1:30pm - 2:30pm on August 24th  3:30pm - 4:30pm on August 25th   Listen to traditional tunes on fiddle and melodeon.  Ask us about all the fun we have morris dancing and all the events we go to.  Try out a stick dance before the…

Foodie Friday Chester Market

Foodie Friday at Chester Market

August 23 at 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 8, 2019

If you haven’t been to Chester Market lately now is the time! Feature an award-winning Italian pizzeria, Thai noodles, street food, taco bar, artisan breads, Italian delights, deli, bistro, Caribbean, a traditional British market café, and a craft beer taproom and bottle shop.  Head over on Friday evenings at Chester Market with Entertainment by Intuneative, drinks from Taproom, loads of street food vendors and Independent niche stalls. Open 8am-9pm. Plus you can now receive £1 off your parking by simply…

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

August 24

Saturday 24th August 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester When the forest animals wake up from hibernation, they realize that half of their forest has been destroyed and replaced by a suburban neighborhood hidden behind a giant hedge. In this cute animated tale animals try to survive by stealing food from the humans who live on the other side of the hedge. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 87 minutes Certificate: U BOOK…

The Lorax Free Film Screening

August 26

Monday 26th August 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester This colourful and light-hearted film is also a cautionary tale with a critically important message; we must take responsibility for our environment. Entertain and educate kids about the importance of looking after our trees and reducing pollution while enjoying fantastic animation and musical numbers. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 86 minutes Certificate: U BOOK HERE Conditions of entry: Children must be accompanied…

Make & Take Workshop: Sustainable Living

August 27

27 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Prince Charles is very interested in sustainability, so help to make a sustainable village out of recycled materials for display in our foyer case. We’ll look at how we might use renewable energy, recycle materials and grow our own food to minimise human impact on the planet. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

CH1ChesterBID Social Networking Event

August 27 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am

If you like the idea of getting to know your neighboring and local businesses then this is the networking for you. This networking morning is for city centre businesses to get to know each other a little better, with being such a small city there's no reason we shouldn't all be able to call on each other for help or support. The social networking is upstairs in the Clubhouse at Off The Wall Chester and starts at 9:30am. With complimentary…

Make & Take Workshop: Miniature Gardens

August 28

28 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Prince Charles is a very keen gardener, so to celebrate our new portrait of him, make your own little garden with real plants to take home and grow. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Rainforest Animals

August 29

29 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Prince Charles’s Rainforest Project looks at the effects of climate change and deforestation. Using the colours in his portrait as inspiration, make a collage showing rainforest life, with animals, plants and birds. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

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Chester Races SportPesa Ladies Day

August 31

There’s an atmosphere of unbridled excitement, where eye-catching fashion meets the thrill of an afternoon’s racing. Expect entertainment and giveaways a-plenty and of course a prestigious ladies day competition. Make the most of the weekend and make memories in spectacular style this Ladies Day. Take a look back at our Raceday Report from Ladies Day 2018. Read more here.  Children aged 17 and under are eligible to attend all racedays at Chester completely free of charge when accompanied by a full paying responsible…

Light Seeking Stickbots Workshop

August 31 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chance and Control: Art in the Age of Computers - supporting events programme Saturday 31 August | 12 – 4pm | £5 | Booking required Light Seeking Stickbots Workshop The Owl Project lead a fun and interactive afternoon of making analog crawling robots that respond to light and create drawings. Booking link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/light-seeking-stickbots-workshop-tickets-68140278407 

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Pink Floydian at The Forum Studio Theatre

August 31 at 7:30 pm

view show times and book tickets here or in person at the Visitor Information Centre next to Chester Town Hall. 31st Aug 2019, 7.30pm Cost: £15 Pink Floydian are one of the most accurate Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today. Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest's Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two hours of Pink Floyd classics. The band sound extremely close to the original recordings, replicating the incredible sounds of Gilmour, Wright, Mason and Waters…

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

September 1

Sunday 1st September 2019, 2pm at Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester When the forest animals wake up from hibernation, they realize that half of their forest has been destroyed and replaced by a suburban neighborhood hidden behind a giant hedge. In this cute animated tale animals try to survive by stealing food from the humans who live on the other side of the hedge. Check out the entire Summer in the City programme here.  Running time: 87 minutes Certificate: U BOOK…

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