What’s on in Cheshire during October 2020

PUBLISHED: 01:00 01 October 2020 | UPDATED: 09:04 01 October 2020

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Our guide to the best events in and around Cheshire this month

ARTS & CULTURE

October 11th

COUNTDOWN TO CLIMATE

TEDxNantwich is holding a virtual Countdown to Climate event, bringing people together from across Nantwich and the surrounding areas to learn how climate change is impacting the region – and to figure out what can be done about it.  

eventbrite.co.uk/e/tedxnantwich-countdown-to-climate-tickets-118071116889

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October 30th

SUNBIRDS 

New band Sunbirds (with Beautiful South founder Dave Hemingway) is releasing its brand-new debut album, Cool to be Kind, about life in England. Its music blends the instruments of rural America, with an occasional twist of grungy guitars, set against lyrics that remain very much at home.  

sunbirds.co.uk/store

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To November 1st  

LINDA MCCARTNEY RETROSPECTIVE

This major exhibition of Linda McCartney’s photography includes more than 200 iconic images, from the music scene of the 1960s to family life with Paul.   

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

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THE HISTORY APP

Use augmented reality to explore Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in new and exciting ways through its new app; journey through the full expanse of its galleries, from tales from the triassic era to Warrington war stories and stunning exhibitions of both historic and contemporary art.

culturewarrington.org

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FOR THE FOODIES

September 24th to October 5th

MANCHESTER FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL

The Manchester Food and Drink Festival returns with 12 days of hospitality from some of Manchester’s top restaurants, bars and chefs – and a new app to bring the festival to your fingertips. 

Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, foodanddrinkfestival.com

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September 26th and 27th

ARLEY HALL FOOD FESTIVAL

The Arley Hall Food Festival has been a regular in the Great British Food Festival summer calendar for a number of years, and this time there’ll be more than 100 food and drink stalls, a chef demo stage, barbecue demos and a live music stage, as well as children’s entertainment and popular forager walks. Online booking of tickets is required.   

greatbritishfoodfestival.com

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BOX ON THE DOCKS

A unique outdoor dining experience featuring 30 eye-catching dining pods in the form of sheds and greenhouses, decorated by Salford artists.   

Media City, Salford, boxonthedocks.co.uk

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Every Friday to December 18th

A GOOD MARKET

A first of its kind in the UK and featuring everything from seasonal food and sustainable products to free workshops, live music and great local beers, A Good Market will showcase businesses that are B Corp certified, pending or about to begin their B Corp journey. Stall holders will be announced weekly via @oldbanknoma.  

Sadler’s Yard, Hanover Street, Manchester, www.oldbanknoma.com/events

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IN THE THEATRE

From October 2nd

DRIVE INSIDE THEATRE

The world’s first ‘drive inside’ theatre and Manchester’s newest entertainment venue is bringing two sing-a-long shows: Queen by Candlelight and Power Ballads Live!. Simply drive in, get out of the car on the driver’s side and take your seats under Europe’s largest megatent.

The DriveINSIDE Theatre, Manchester, driveinside.co.uk

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October 3rd to 17th

LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY STORE

The monthly stand-up show Comedy Store is moving to its sister venue, Parr Hall, with tickets sold by table to allow for social distancing. There’ll also be a new table service policy, meaning you can order drinks from your phone and have them delivered to the table by a member of staff.

Parr Hall, Warrington, parrhall.culturewarrington.org

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October 27th

PLANET EARTH II: LIVE IN CONCERT

The rescheduled Spring 2020 tour is back with science and natural history presenter Liz Bonnin and behind-the-scenes insights from executive producer Mike Gunton. Expect breathtaking specially selected footage in 4K ultra-high definition on an LED screen and performances by the City of Prague Philharmonic orchestra. 

Manchester Arena, Victoria Station Approach, planetearth2live.uk

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THIS SEASON'S PICKS

PUMPKIN PICKING

Growing pumpkins since the 1980s, these are experts in their field – or should we say patch? With thousands to choose from in every size, shape or colour, you can be sure of a quite unique front door this Hallowe’en.

Kenyon Hall, Warrington kenyonhall.co.uk/pumpkins

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HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

You can expect a warm welcome at this family-run business, now celebrating 10 years of pumpkin patch fun. Make your way through a spooky maize maze, with more than 100 scarecrows to giggle at, and find your way to the hidden pumpkin patch. You can even borrow a wheelbarrow to transport your vast pumpkin of choice back to your car.

Agden, Malpas, facebook.

com/malpasstrawberriessandpumpkins 

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