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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

Cinema Nights at Chez Jules

June 20 - November 27
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 21, 2019

Our Thursday Cinema nights are something a bit special! Book your table between 6.30pm and 7pm ready for the free film to begin at 8pm. £20 - main course, dessert or cheese course and a 175ml glass of wine  Or upgrade to a pichet (375ml) for an extra £4.00! Click HERE for full film list and to book    

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…

Wolfgate Border Morris Dancing

July 18
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One event on July 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on July 30, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on August 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

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…

Magic Rock Tap Takeover & Meet The Brewer

July 19

Who? Magic Rock When? 19th July 2019 Where? Beer Heroes, Watergate Street Tap Room, Chester. With free tastings and a chance to meet someone from the brewery to talk you through the beers and answer any questions you may have. Free Entry and Tastings For more detail please email sales@beerheroes.com or Call 01244 340393

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Taste Cheshire ‘Super’ Market

July 19 - July 21

Since July is foodie Month, we have upgraded our monthly market to 3 days, so come and join us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday outside Chester Town Hall for the Taste Cheshire Farmers Market. Bringing up to 24 great Cheshire based companies together to offer you some of the best local produce. Including: sausages, pies, cheese, preserves, crafts and more… So come on down and support the very best of local produce. 19th - 21st July 2019 Friday - Sunday:…

Foodie Friday Chester Market

Foodie Friday at Chester Market

July 19 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…

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Bouncers at The Forum Studio Theatre

July 24 - July 26

view show times and book tickets here or in person at the Visitor Information Centre next to Chester Town Hall. 24 - 26 July 2019, 7.30pm Cost: £12 Ladders Theatre Company are a visiting company. Bouncers is a non-stop comedy tour that takes you out for the night and shows you all the possible sights of a drunken lads' pub crawl and Lucky Rosie's twenty-first birthday. We will introduce you to a number of over-the-top charcters that we can all…

Line Dancing classes at The Commercial

July 24 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.

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! 

Chester Races Midsummer Meeting

July 27

Make a date to join us on the Roodee, lap up the sunshine and all that a day at the races has to offer. Sunshine and racing making for a winning combination, an unmissable experience to be had on the Roodee. Take a look back at our Raceday Report from the 2018 Midsummer Meeting. 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 adult…

#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! Featuring a Giant Bee art installation, soft play area with giant ball pool as well as eco-friendly give-aways, competitions and many more activities inside The Grosvenor Shopping Centre. More details coming soon!

The Lorax Free Film Screening

July 28

Sunday 28th July 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: Lion Mask

July 30

30 July @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm | £2   Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Using the stone carving in the museum’s portrait of Prince Charles as inspiration, create your own mask to take home. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

Make & Take Workshop: Make your own Masterpiece

August 1

1 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Galler, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Take inspiration from our Open Art Exhibition and create your own masterpiece to take home.

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

August 3

Saturday 3rd August 2019, 11am 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…

Beginners Photography Workshop

August 3

Camera Solutions, 18 Frodsham Street, Chester, CH1 3JL Saturday 3rd August. £39.99 pp This workshop is designed as an introduction to your digital camera, and will enable you to take control of the photographs being taken. Firstly there will be an explanation of the basic camera modes, to give you an understanding of your camera's capabilities. We will then concentrate on getting you off the Auto mode and learn how to understand Aperture Priority to create blurred (out of focus)…

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Chester Races Family Funday

August 4

Kick start the Summer Holidays with a day of family fun at Chester Racecourse, with action on the flat and fun free activities for younger racegoers on the Open Course.   It’s the perfect opportunity to get together with family and enjoy a picnic is vast open space, in the heart of the fabulous city of Chester. Join us this year for Family Funday. Tickets and badges in selected enclosures will be half price for a limited time only. Purchase yours…

Make & Take Workshop: Hobby Horses

August 6

6 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm  Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Chester is well known for its racecourse and love of horses.  Join us and make your own horse to race on. Phone:01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

CHARLOTTE TILBURY MASTERCLASS

August 6 at 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on December 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

At Olive Tree Brasserie, Watergate Street Row, Chester £35.00:  INCLUDES FIZZ ON ARRIVAL & 3 COURSE MEAL A Charlotte Tilbury Masterclass hosted by Grace, the Senior Lead Artist in Manchester Exchange Square. 6:00pm – Arrive for drinks 6:30pm – Charlotte Tilbury Masterclass begins. Let the girls guide you through recreating a signature Charlotte Tilbury look 7:00pm – A chance to purchase your favourite products and ask those questions you’ve always wanted to ask 7:15pm – Dine in style with our 3…

Make & Take Workshop: Race Day Hats

August 7

7 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm,  Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Chester Races happen in Chester from May to September.  The glamorous race goers can be seen wearing highly decorated hats, and sometimes the hats are more photographed than the horses! Make and decorate your own stylish race day hat. Phone:01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

The Lorax Free Film Screening

August 9

Friday 9th August, 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 by…

Pride

August 10

Celebrating diversity and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. 10th August 2019 Chester Pride Parade - 12pm, Main Event 1pm. Castle Square, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DN SPREAD THE WORD! More Info

Over The Hedge Free Film Screening

August 12

Monday 12th August, 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 HERE…

Make & Take Workshop: Victorian Parasols

August 13

13 August @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm, Drop in | £2 Newstead Gallery, Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Make a large fixed paper parasol and decorate it with lace, just as the Victorians liked to ornament their parasols. Phone: 01244 972197 Website: http://grosvenormuseum.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk/

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