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What’s on in Cheshire during June 2018

PUBLISHED: 10:48 31 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:28 12 June 2018

Classic Ibiza  stage perforrmance

Classic Ibiza stage perforrmance

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

THEATRE AND DANCE

1st

History, History, History

At the centre of this fascinating show is a 1950s Soviet-sponsored sports comedy that became tied to a political uprising in Budapest. Writer Deborah Pearson uses the film to tell her own family’s story, and to discuss themes of immigration, suppression and personal links to historical events.

Pyramid, Warrington, 
01925 442345

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1st - 30th

Swallows and Amazons

Endless summer days, pirates and treasure maps. Join Captain John and his crew as they set sail for Wild Cat Island to do battle and find adventure on the lakes in this new adaption of Arthur Ransome’s novel.

Storyhouse, Chester, 
01244 409113

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2nd

Joe Lycett

I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett is the IQ and Eight Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown funnyman’s third nationwide tour.

Manchester Palace Theatre, 0844 871 3019

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2nd

Bye Bye Baby

Go back in time on a musical journey through the career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This show celebrates the greatest hits such as Beggin’ and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

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6th - 9th

Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi

This feel-good family musical is set in Liverpool’s iconic Adelphi Hotel. On a busy day of hen parties and difficult customers, Jo, an ambitious young manager torn between her career and her new romance, is alerted to the presence of a stray guest on the Adelphi roof.

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, www.floralpavilion.com

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13th - 14th

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

Brimming with musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, the Larks in Transit tour tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.

Parr Hall, Warrington, 
01925 442345

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19th

Dan Snow

Spend An Evening With The History Guy, as well-known historian, broadcaster and BBC TV presenter Dan Snow recounts anecdotes of memorable experiences from his successful career.

Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

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23rd

Happy Days

Maxine Peake takes on the role of Samuel Beckett’s enigmatic heroine, Winnie, in this production of the life-affirming twentieth century classic.

Royal Exchange, Manchester, 0161 833 9833

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24th

Pride and Prejudice

This is an outdoor adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. Join Heartbreak Productions, the Bennet sisters and a host of charming, young bachelors for an evening of comedy and romance.

Walkden Gardens, Sale, 
www.watersidearts.org

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

2nd - 3rd

Wagner’s Siegfried

Conductor Sir Mark Elder, the Hallé and an outstanding cast of singers will end the season in magnificent style with a two-night concert performance of Wagner’s mammoth opera Siegfried, the third part of the Ring cycle.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, www.halle.co.uk

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3rd

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Formed 50 years ago and still going strong, the orchestra’s show includes famous tunes such as Puttin’ on the Ritz, Sweet Georgia Brown and Duke Ellington’s Black and Tan Fantasy.

The Brindley, Runcorn, 
0151 907 8360

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9th

Gary Barlow

The first artist to be announced as part of Forest Live 2018, the annual summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission, Take That star Gary Barlow will entertain the crowds.

Delamere Forest, 
03000 680400

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10th

Romance with Rachmaninov

In this Sunday Matinée, John Gough plays the famous Second Piano Concerto.

St George’s Hall, Liverpool, 
0151 233 3020

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10th

Paloma Faith

Another artist taking part of Forest Live, BRIT nominee Paloma Faith will perform her hits and tracks from her new album, The Architect.

Delamere Forest, 03000 680400

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10th

Thom Yorke

Radiohead front man Thom Yorke will be performing a live mix with Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri, playing tracks from across his solo repertoire. There will also be a special guest appearance from Oliver Coates.

Palace Theatre, Manchester, 0844 871 3019

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14th - 15th

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony

Young British conductor, Alpesh Chauhan, is joined by rising star Pablo Ferrández in two very different cello concertos; one from 18th-century Austria, and one from a Hollywood thriller.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, www.liverpoolphil.com

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15th

My Leonard Cohen

Driven by Stewart D’Arrietta’s raw and distinctive vocal style, this stirring celebration of Leonard Cohen offers arresting and imaginative interpretations of the great singer-songwriter’s most powerful works.

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, www.watersidearts.org

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17th

The Drifters

The legendary group are back on the road performing their classic hits from the last six decades. Rock out to all your favourite tunes including Saturday Night At The Movies and Under The Boardwalk.

Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

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20th

George Benson

Legendary ten-time Grammy Award and NEA Jazz Master winner, George Benson, will be performing songs from a career that covers five decades.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0844 888 9991

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22nd - 24th

Knutsford Music Festival 2018

Knutsford Town Council’s wider celebration of music throughout the town centre will include a series of gigs organised by BBC Radio 2 DJ, Mark Radcliffe, and a series of classical events.

Knutsford, www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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30th

Classic Ibiza

The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey return for another fantastic performance of classic Ibiza anthems under the stars, with live DJ and vocalists.

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington, www.classicibiza.co.uk

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COUNTY DAYS OUT & CHARITY EVENTS

2nd - 3rd

National Garden Scheme: Old Parsonage

Lady Ashbrook is opening her two acre garden at The Old Parsonage, in aid of the National Garden Scheme. There will be a plant stall and home-made cream teas. Entrance £5.

The Old Parsonage, Arley Green, via Arley Hall

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8th - 12th

Flower Festival: The Sermon on the Mount

This project will include church flower arrangers and friends. The whole community, local school children and groups are participating, helping to create designs.

St James The Great Church, Gawsworth, 
www.gawsworthchurch.co.uk

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9th - 10th

2018 Wirral Open Studio Tour

Explore the local artists and makers right across Wirral who are showcasing their work. This year there will be 36 studios and display spaces featuring 69 artists.

Various venues in Wirral, 
www.wirralarts.com

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13th - 17th

Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

Enjoy five days of world class equestrian entertainment. From show jumping to dressage with international riders, there is something for everyone. New for 2018 will be the return of a high calibre invitational Eventing Grand Prix.

Bolesworth Castle, near Tattenhall, www.bolesworthinternational.com

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16th

Halewood Summer Saturday

The first summer social of the season on the Roodee comprises of seven races including the feature race of the day; The Whitley Neill Handcraft Gin Fillies Handicap Stakes Class 2 race.

There will be plenty of action off the track, The new Pavilion Lawn area has pop-up bars galore, live entertainment and a tic-tac style betting experience and you can also a picnic blanket and put yourselves in prime position next to the turf up by the infamous Castle Bend.

Cheshire Racecourse, www.chester-races.com

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17th

Superheroes Picnic

This family fun day is unique and unlike any other. Proceeds will go to various charities including The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Which superhero will you come as?

Dorfold Hall, Nantwich, www.superheroespicnic.co.uk

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20th

Royal Geographical Society: Ross Piper

Royal Geographical Society and IBG have joined forces to hold a fascinating lecture: Scientific Exploration and understanding life on earth with Dr Ross Piper.

Wilmslow Guild, www.rosspiper.net

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23rd - 24th

North West Audio Show

The fifth annual event will have 50 exhibitors demonstrating state of the art sound systems along with informative lectures, new and used records for sale, in-car entertainment demonstrations and live music.

De Vere Cranage Hall Estate, Holmes Chapel, www.audioshow.co.uk

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29th

Charity AM/AM

All proceeds going to St Ann’s hospice. Entry fee is £200 for a team of four, which includes a bacon sandwich on arrival, refreshments at the half way house and evening entertainment. For more information contact jan_cowan@btinternet.com

Bramall Park Golf Club, www.bramallparkgolfclub.co.uk

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30th

Vintage Garden Fete,

Set in a beautiful vintage garden, from 2pm- 5pm, there will be tea, Pimms, music, treasured bygones, a teddy bear hunt and traditional stalls. Proceeds in aid of St Edith’s Church, Shocklach and St Mary’s Church, Tilston.

Grafton Hall Farm, nr Malpas www.tilstonandshocklachchurch.co.uk/

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30th

Charity garden open day

19 beautiful private local gardens in Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Handforth will open to the public, All for local charity, Wilmslow Wells.

Various gardens, www.wilmslowwells.org

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30th - 1st July

Great British Food Fair

This festival brings with it the very best in local, seasonal and speciality food and drink. There will be chef demos, the Bake Stage with stars from Bake-Off, Men v Food, kids’ entertainment, live music and more.

Bodelwyddan Castle, www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com

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OUR FAB FOUR

3rd

Wirral Cup Polo Finals

Enjoy the fast paced game of polo with hospitality. Start your day with a champagne reception, followed by a three course lunch in the polo marquee. Then watch teams play for one of the club’s oldest and magnificent silver trophies.

Cheshire Polo Club, Tarporley, www.cheshirepoloclub.com

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15th - 17th

Middlewich FAB Festival

Peter Hook & The Light will headline the Friday night ticketed concert at this year’s Middlewich FAB Festival. The festival will also include 100s of artists, fringe events, food, boaters and floating market plus much more.

Middlewich, www.middlewich.org.uk/middlewich-fab-festival

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23rd - 24th

Arley Garden Festival

Celebrating its 24th year, the festival regularly attracts 5,000 visitors. There will be a floral marquee, a wide variety of plant nurseries and garden tours throughout the day lead by Lord Ashbrook and head gardener, Gordon Baillie.

Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich, 01565 777 353

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27th – 14th July

The Chester Mystery Plays

A treasured part of Britain’s cultural heritage, these plays are performed only every five years. For the 2018 cycle, a new script has been commissioned from award-winning writer Deborah McAndrew.

Chester Cathedral nave, 
01244 500959

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