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Be My Valentine Trail

February 1 - February 16

Feel the love with Chester's Be My Valentine Trail from 1st-16th February. With more than 15 stops on the trail and your chance to win an Edwardian gold heart locket and chain plus a Sweetheart Mizpah Brooch from Chester's oldest jeweller, Lowe & Sons. See the trail map and learn how you can enter to win here. Find out more about Love in Chester here.

Romantic Walks in Chester

February 1 - February 16

Chester’s credentials for the title of ‘City of Love’ are based on a wealth of romantic history, stories and buildings. With its famous Rows, cobbled streets, amphitheatre and river, Chester is the perfect place to stroll hand-in-hand. Click here to learn more about these top 5 Romantic spots in Chester.  Find out more about Love in Chester here.

Love in Chester

February 1 - February 16

Feel the Love in Chester this Valentine’s Day Chester’s credentials as a city of love is based on it’s brilliant jewellers, romantic walks, and the feel of being part of history while exploring the heritage high street. Valentine’s is a time to warm the hearts of friends and family with kindness and attention. Chester city centre is the perfect place to pass time with a romantic partner, family members or friends. From 1st – 16th February share the love with #LoveInChester pics…

Love is…

February 7 - February 29

Love is…. The Grosvenor Museum has installed a small exhibition and museum trail which captures Chester’s romance throughout the centuries. On display are a fabulous selection of love-related artefacts, including medieval wedding rings, elegant Victorian wedding dresses and a plethora of other love-themed relics. The tender trinkets and treasures are on display in the museum until the end of February. Learn more about Love in Chester here.

Half Term at The Entertainer Chester

February 15 - February 21

At The Entertainer, 92 Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HB This Saturday 15th Feb the Play day will be HEXBUG! Check out the full range of HEXBUG toys here: https://www.thetoyshop.com/brands/hexbug This Half Term (15 - 22 Feb) we have loads to keep the little ones entertained: Demos: Monday 10am – 4pm – Power Pux’s – Can you master Power Puxs Wednesday 10am – 2pm - Bakugan – Can you beat our BakuMaster? Wednesday 2pm – 4pm - Lego Make and Take…

3 Little Pigs

February 17 - February 22

February half-term fun! From the team that brought you Roald Dahl's 'The Witches', 'The Twits' and 'The Boy Who Fell into a Book', Tip Top is proud to present this classic tale as you've never seen it before. Follow our Piggy friends as they discover what it takes to out-wit the wicked wolf and learn the value of being different and playing to your strengths. Recommended for ages 5 up to young teenagers and their families. The Forum Studio Theatre, Hamilton…

Half Term Wizard Apprentice Workshops

February 17 - February 21

This February Half Term The Alchemist are offering your youngsters the chance to conjure up Mock-Tail Potions full of magic and mystery! Their Mixology masters will guide the apprentices through a sorcery masterclass guaranteed to charm and entertain. The children will also be able to add a Lego brick to Help us build the Chester Cathedral Brick by Brick model.  Afterwards your youngsters can enjoy building their own meal with our build your Bento Box. Monday 17th Feb Wednesday 19th…

Carry on Curating

February 19

Wednesday 19 February 2020, 7.30pm – Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Back for a fourth time by popular demand, comedians will once again become curators and give illuminating talks on some of the objects in the Grosvenor Museum. The catch? It’s all a lie – they’ve never seen any of the slides before, have no idea what most of the objects are and will be making it all up on the spot, with hilarious results! The evening will once…

Captain’s Club – Nigel Owens, MBE

February 20

Chester Grosvenor Hotel, Eastgate Street, Thursday 20th February, 7pm.  £65 per person Arrive at 7:00pm before enjoying a delicious three course meal accompanied by a half bottle of Sommelier’s choice wine. Guest speaker, rugby union referee, Nigel Owens, MBE will entertain you with stories from the world of rugby. The evening includes a question and answer session with questions from the floor. CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Love Island 2020 Final!

February 23

The Botanist Chester are screening Love Island on the big screen on the 23rd of Feb at 9pm (Date Tbc for definite). This cinema experience includes complimentary popcorn and sweet treats! 🍿 You can reserve a table for £5 which will include a summer themed cocktail on arrival🍹 Call or email today to book and reserve your table! T: 01244 408 100 E: chestersales@thebotanist.uk.com Register your interest on facebook here.

ALDI Chester 10K

March 8

The 2020 Aldi Chester 10K will be on Sunday 8th March - entries are open now. The ALDI Chester 10K is Chester's only city-based 10K and is the first event of the Chester Triple Series so why not join us for what will be an amazing day. This event sells out every year, so don't delay & enter now! We have a new route! We’ve changed the start and finish locations of the Aldi Chester 10K and introduced a two wave start (Orange Wave & Blue…

Business Networking Event

March 13 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Loake Chester Business Club, Breakfast Networking Event 12th March 8am - 9.30am The Brogue Trader is delighted present to you a free breakfast networking event located at Loake Shoemakers Chester on Eastgate St in the heart of the city. We will be taking this opportunity to bring people together and build bridges between the local business community. If you are new to the networking scene or an experienced networker, this is a great way to meet new contacts and build…

Zombie Nightmare at Grosvenor Shopping Centre

March 20 - March 21

Winners of Best Zombie Experience 2019 - Zombie Nightmare arrives at Chester's Grosvenor Shopping Centre this March. Experience a 60 minute Zombie survival experience in a real shopping centre on the evenings of Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March 2020. Tickets: £45 per person + booking fee (first 50 tickets sold will be at the early bird price of £35 per person!) Book via www.zombienightmare.co.uk Read more about this exhilarating experience here

Mother’s Day Paint & Wine at Watergate Street Gallery

March 22 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Mother’s Day Paint & Wine: Paint Like Van Gogh Watergate Street Gallery invites you to a special daytime Paint & Wine event for Mother’s Day with the theme 'Paint Like Van Gogh'. Release the artist within whilst enjoying a glass of wine and fun company. No experience is necessary. The event will be held in our cavern space on Sunday the 22nd of March and will be led by local artist Elizabeth Macdonald. You will get the chance to learn palette-knife skills – a technique typical of Van Gogh’s style! You will each create your own…

Tea and Chocolate: A Decadent Pairing

March 24
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One event on March 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

Tea Islands, Chester Market Hall This tea and chocolate pairing experience is a perfect way to relax in Chester's historic city centre whilst taking in the sights. On this tasting you will be talked through the processes that go went into creating the tea and chocolate you are enjoying and educated on the flavour benefits of single estate teas and chocolates. Perfect for big groups and tours. Email teaisland@yahoo.com to enquire about availability. Workshops on: 2 Feb 2020, 3-5pm 24 Mar, 12-2pm

The Importance of Being Ernest

March 31 - April 4

"A trivial comedy for serious people" The Importance of Being Earnest is not only Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece but it is also one of the finest comedies ever written. A delicious soufflé of high comedy, unforgettable characters and razorsharp wit masking a radical, irreverent satire exposing the myths of society.  Featuring Simon Phillips as Lady Bracknell. The Forum Studio Theatre, Hamilton Pl, Chester CH1 2BH Times and Tickets Evenings at 7.30, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm Run time yet to be confirmed Tickets…

The Lion King (2019) Free Film Screening

April 4 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to…

Pokemon Detective Pikachu – Free Film Screening

April 5 at 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. (please be courteous to other participants and cancel your tickets if you cannot attend, they can then be reissued – Thank…

The Lion King (2019) Free Film Screening

April 6 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to…

Pokemon Detective Pikachu – Free Film Screening

April 7 at 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. (please be courteous to other participants and cancel your tickets if you cannot attend, they can then be reissued – Thank…

The Lion King (2019) Free Film Screening

April 9 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to…

Chester City Passion Play

April 10

Join over 5,000 people for this spectacular and commemorative event to remember the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ. Start the Holy Weekend with shouts and cries, drama and passion as we witness the incredible story of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.  The event starts at 10.30am at the Eastgate Clock and moves up Eastgate to The Cross; then up Northgate Street to the Town Hall and ends with Jesus being crucified in front of the Cathedral. The event is free…

Taste Cheshire Food & Drink Festival

April 11 - April 13

Chester Racecourse, 11th - 13th April 2020 What a line up of chefs for our 20th Year - Save up to 40% BOOK NOW We feature head judge of Masterchef, John Torode, Ready Steady Cook Star and Northern Ireland's first Michelin Star holder, Paul Rankin and Eat Well for Less and Britain’s Best Home Cook star, Chris Bavin – now that’s a special line-up. They will be supported by Bake-Off and Masterchef winners as well as local chefs who are…

Pokemon Detective Pikachu – Free Film Screening

April 11 at 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. (please be courteous to other participants and cancel your tickets if you cannot attend, they can then be reissued – Thank…

Pokemon Detective Pikachu – Free Film Screening

April 16 at 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son, Tim, to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth Detective Pikachu. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces to unravel the tangled mystery. (please be courteous to other participants and cancel your tickets if you cannot attend, they can then be reissued – Thank…

The Lion King (2019) Free Film Screening

April 17 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to…

Essar Chester 2020 Half Marathon

May 17

2020 CHESTER HALF MARATHON (13.1 miles), Sunday 17th May 2020, 9am The Essar Chester 2020 Half Marathon starts at the famous Racecourse in the city centre, taking in the city centre sights then heading north-west out of the City on wide roads allowing runners to rapidly settle into the race, before returning back into the City for a memorable finish outside the Town Hall and Cathedral. Drinks stations, with bottled water, will be every 3 miles. There will be chip timing with splits at 5k, 10k, 15k…

Chester’s Diversity Ball: a city of walls without barriers

May 22

Chester's Diversity Ball celebrating difference on Friday 22 May 2020 The Chester Diversity Ball (Registered charity: 1181567), is an evening when all the communities of Chester and the surrounding region, come together to celebrate their differences as equals, where we set a new standard for the openness of our society, for tolerance, inclusiveness, accessibility and mutual respect. About the Ball The ball is being held on four stages in Chester Cathedral, and is different to the usual concept of a…

Wallace & Gromit Model Making Workshop

May 29

Chester Cathedral, St Werburgh Street, Chester 29th May; 11.15am, 12.45pm & 2.15pm Carrot Productions have teamed up with Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit, to offer model making workshops where you can try your hand at making your very own Gromit. These provide the perfect opportunity to learn from the experts, and the fun doesn’t stop there… you can take your masterpiece home and have a go at animating it using Aardman’s easy to use Animate It! software. You’ll…

CH1 Chester Comedy Festival

June 28 - July 9

It’s the third annual CH1 Chester Comedy Festival running 28th June – 9th July. Tickets are now on sale for Jeff Green, Paul Sinha, Hal Cruttenden and Tom Stade with many more great shows and comedians to be announced over the next few weeks. Tickets range from £5-£16.55. Booking links can be found at  CH1 Chester Comedy Festival.  Keep up to date with Facebook and Twitter.

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