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What’s on in Cheshire during August 2018

PUBLISHED: 12:43 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:47 31 July 2018

Russell Watson will be singing at Gawsworth's Open Air Theatre this month

Russell Watson will be singing at Gawsworth's Open Air Theatre this month

Copyright: Simon Fowler Photography

Our guide to the best events in and around Cheshire during August

THEATRE AND DANCE

1st

Cinderella

This engaging storytelling tour will bring to life the traditional tale. You’ll have the chance to meet characters and take part in hands-on activities. Every child will also receive their own special crown to wear for the ball.

Tatton Park, Knutsford,
01625 374428

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5th

Sinbad

Off The Ground Theatre will be performing their interpretation of this legendary tale at Gordale. Expect a spellbinding tale of shipwreck, treasure, birds of prey and cannibals.

Gordale Garden and
Home Centre, Burton,
www.offtheground.co.uk

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7th – 11th

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Romiley Operatic Society’s 100th production. Based on the 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book, the show tells the story of Caractacus Potts, his children and a restored old race car.

Stockport Plaza, 0161 477 7779

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10th

The Crooners

This comedy musical will entertain audiences with its satirical energy, hilarious one liners and superb musical numbers featuring The Lady Is A Tramp, Come Fly With Me, Beyond The Sea and many more.

Crewe Lyceum Theatre,
www.crewelyceum.co.uk

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13th – 18th

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Manchester Palace Theatre, 0844 871 3019

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14th – 15th

Love’s Labour’s Lost

The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food, women, and sleep in order to study for three years. But what happens when the Princess of France arrives?

Stonyford Cottage Gardens, Northwich,
www.folksytheatre.co.uk

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22nd – 25th

From the Heart of Everton’s Badge to The Grand Old Lady

Starring ex-Everton player Ronnie Goodlass, some of the most memorable nights played at Goodison Park will be dramatized on stage along with footage from matches in Everton’s history.

The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, 0844 888 4411

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22nd – 26th

Awful Auntie

David Walliams’ tale follows Stella, who after setting off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.

Crewe Lyceum Theatre,
www.crewelyceum.co.uk

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23rd

The Tempest

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will be performing Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece open air in Arley’s Walled Garden. Bring a chair and a picnic and enjoy the play of soaring poetry, high comedy and tender love.

Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich, www.tlcm.co.uk

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Until 26th

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Enjoy a picnic this summer while watching open air productions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Swallows and Amazons.

Grosvenor Park, Chester,
www.storyhouse.com

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

3rd – 5th

Rewind North Festival

The popular 80s festival returns for its 10th anniversary. The line-up includes The Jacksons, OMD, Billy Ocean, Bonnie Tyler and many more.

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, www.north.rewindfestival.com

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4th

National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain

NCO’s main orchestra will sweep you off your feet into a Russian fantasy featuring the works of Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0161 907 9000

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9th

Russell Watson

Part of Gawsworth’s summer events in their Garden Theatre. The world-renowned tenor will be performing songs from his new album True Stories, together with a selection of hits from his illustrious career, accompanied by his pianist and a guest choir.

Gawsworth Hall, Gawsworth, 01260 223456

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12th

Tom Jones at Chester Racecourse

Global icon Tom Jones will perform at Chester Racecourse on Sunday 12 August, which will most certainly be welcomed by his fans following the recent postponement of his concert at the racecourse in July due to ill health.

Tom, who is now back to full health and very much looking forward to the concert, will perform at the racecourse with special guests Into the Ark in what promises to be an unforgettable evening on the re-arranged date of Sunday 12 August.

All tickets originally scheduled for 29 July, remain valid, however due to a number of fans unable to make the re-arranged date, producers and promoters LHG Live have released a limited number of seated and General Admission tickets for sale.

www.chester-races.co.uk

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23rd

The Story of the Beach Boys: a Tribute

The Beach Boyz Tribute Band will present a fun evening of sing-a-long classics including chart hits God Only Knows, Good Vibrations and I Get Around.

Stockport Plaza, 0161 477 7779

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24th

The Damned

Punk rock legends The Damned head to Warrington for a night of live music. Relive the exciting era as they perform tracks from albums including Machine Gun Etiquette, Phantasmagoria, Strawberries, and Anything.

Parr Hall, Warrington,
01925 442345

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25th

Django’s Legacy VII

Blue Drag Music returns with the seventh concert of its Django’s Legacy series aimed at celebrating the music of legendary guitarist, Django Reinhardt. It brings together two legends of the Gypsy Jazz world, Holland’s Paulus Schäfer and Liverpool’s own Gary Potter.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 0151 709 3789

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28th

BenDeLaCrème’s Inferno A Go-Go

Best known as Miss Congeniality from Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. DeLa’s Inferno A-Go-Go premiered Off-Broadway and has since toured cities from around the world.

RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, www.rncm.ac.uk

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31st

Martin Stephenson

Daintees’ frontman Martin Stephenson will entertain concert-goers in Warrington with hits from a career spanning four decades. Hit singles include Boat to Bolivia, Candle in the Middle and Rain.

Pyramid, Warrington,
01925 442345

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COUNTY DAYS OUT & CHARITY EVENTS

5th

MBNA Family Funday

Kick-start the summer holidays with a day of family fun. In addition to the seven horse races during the afternoon, there will be plenty of entertainment including crafts, face painting and giant games.

Chester Racecourse,
www.chester-races.com

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5th

The National Garden Scheme: Arley Hall

All admission fees for this day goes to support the NGS charity. Within its eight acres of formal garden, there are many different areas including The Grove - a well established arboretum - herbaceous border and woodland walk.

Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich, 01565 777 353

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9th – 12th

Wirral Craft Beer Festival

The inaugural Wirral Craft Beer Festival is hosted by The Ship & Mitre pub in Liverpool. At this event in P:ort Sunlight there’s something for everyone including stouts, saisons, sours, IPAs, pale ales and a host from local breweries.

Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight,
www.theshipandmitre.com

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11th - 12th

Astle Park Traction Engine Rally

Expect 60 steam engines, 400 classic cars, 250 vintage commercials, 250 motorcycles. There will be Main Arena Displays, food marquee and a Saturday night firework display.

Astle Park, Chelford,
www.outdoorshows.co.uk

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11th – 12th

Famfest

Enjoy a weekend of music from tribute acts, activities in the kids’ zone, crafts corner, stunt zone, food stalls and a funfair.

Orford Jubilee Park, Warrington, www.famfestwarrington.co.uk

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11th – 12th

Civil War Weekend

Travel back to 1659 and relive the preparations for the final battle of the English Civil War. There will be demonstrations of period activities and crafts, sword, pike and musket displays and more.

Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich, www.canalrivertrust.org.uk

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12th

It’s a Knockout

Raise money for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. Teams of six to ten people, minimum sponsorship £1,000. Spectators welcome, children’s races, food and drink available.

Bowdon Rugby Club,
01565 830053

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12th

Fun Dog Show at the Farm

Ten novelty classes including Saddest Eyes, Waggiest Tail and Scruffiest Dog, plus a fun agility course. 12pm start, £2 entry fee per class.

Tatton Park, Knutsford,
01625 374400

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17th – 19th

Just So Festival

This festival is an imaginative outdoor family adventure. Step into a world of world class literature, arts, theatre, dance, music and comedy.

Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green, www.justsofestival.org.uk

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18th

Junior Golf Open Competition

£10 entry fee. Handicap Limit: 28 (boys), 36 (girls). Age Limit: Under 18 on 1st Jan 2018.

Eaton Golf Club, Waverton,
www.eatongolfclub.co.uk

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25th

Chester Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Shepherd & Williams host this popular fair with up to 120 tables of antiques, collectables, retro and vintage items.

Northgate Arena, Chester, 0781 622 0136

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25th – 27th

Cheshire Game and Country Fair

Three main arenas showcase display teams of dogs, horses, falconry plus much more. There is also a craft village, vintage and steam, family entertainment, food and drink and the English Open Chainsaw Carving 2018.

Cheshire Showground, Tabley, www.cheshiregameand
countryfair.co.uk

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Our fab four

11th and 12th

Stockfest

This year’s theme is Superheroes and Fairytales, transforming the farm into a mythical wonderland. Activities will include circus skills, storytelling, forest school workshops and much more.

Stockley Farm Park, Arley, 01565 777323

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13th-27th

Warrington Art Group Exhibition

Enjoy over 60 works of art created by Warrington Art Group members. Diverse styles, methods and mediums make this an exciting and rich display of work.

Tatton Park, Knutsford,
01625 374400

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19th

The Cheshire Bazaar

Set within the grounds of the 18th century Capesthorne Hall, this bazaar will boast a range of collectables, vintage items and antiques along with food and drink.

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, www.capesthorne.com

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31st-2nd September

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival

Nantwich will be transformed into a foodie’s paradise, with marquees full of quality food and drink from producers around Cheshire and beyond.

Nantwich Town Centre,
www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk

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