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What’s on in Cheshire during February 2019

PUBLISHED: 00:00 31 January 2019 | UPDATED: 09:53 31 January 2019

Heron by Jim Starr from Roundtree Tryon Galleries will be shown at Art Antiques Cheshire

Heron by Jim Starr from Roundtree Tryon Galleries will be shown at Art Antiques Cheshire

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

THEATRE AND DANCE

12th-16th

Rock of Ages

The smash hit musical is back in the UK, with an LA love story which is lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems, including We Built This City, The Final Countdown and Here I Go Again.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-On-Trent, atgtickets.co.uk

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14th

Those Magnificent Men

2019 is the centenary of one of the greatest moments of aviation history, the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. The nail-biting true story of this daredevil flight by two Mancunians; pilot Captain John Alcock and navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown is told in the hit stage play.

Waterside, Sale,
watersidearts.org

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17th

Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious

Multi-award winning comedian is back with his latest tour showing that those amongst us who are curious see more stuff, and get more done.

Crewe Lyceum, Crewe,
01270 368242

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18th

Gypsy Queen

Set in the competitive world of boxing, Gypsy Queen is a tale of boxing and finding love in the most unusual circumstances, and explores LGBTQI visibility in sport and faith.

Crewe Lyceum, Crewe,
01270 368242

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19th Feb-30th Mar

Les Miserables

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables will tour the UK in 2019. The scenery is inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo and it will feature the famous songs.

Palace Theatre, 
Manchester, 
atgtickets.com

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21st-23rd

Of Mice and Men

Presented by the Victoria Music Group, this timeless John Steinbeck tale about love and loyalty taken to the limit. Watch as a stellor cast bring the tale to life in this thought-provoking drama.

The Brindley, 
Runcorn,
 0151 907 8360

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23rd

Moscow City Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Featuring Russia’s finest dancers, beautiful sets and stunning costumes, Sleeping Beauty is brought to life in this classic Russian ballet.

Storyhouse, Chester, 
storyhouse.com

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25th Feb-2nd Mar

Avenue Q

This Tony Award-winning musical is hilarious and cheeky, and full of bad behaviour and political incorrectness. With a cast of 11 hugely talented performers and puppets, it’s a musical like no other.

Storyhouse, Chester, 
storyhouse.com

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26th Feb- 2nd Mar

Noughts and Crosses

Written by Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, Noughts and Crosses is a dystopian Romeo and Juliet where racial and social divides lead romance to terrible danger.

The Lowry, Salford, 
thelowry.com

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

2nd

The Jaywalkers

Delighting audiences for over 10 years, The Jaywalkers are taking their brand of Americana on a UK tour to support the release of their new album ‘Time to Save the World’.

Storyhouse, Chester,
01244 409113

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10th

John Grant

It’s been a spectacular journey, from a place in time when John Grant feared he’d never make music again to winning awards, accolades and Top 20 chart positions, and collaborating with Sinead O’Connor and Elton John.

Albert Hall, Manchester, alberthallmanchester.com

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14th

Craig Ogden

With a classical number one to his credit, guitarist Craig will play with Serbian born accordionist Milos Milivojevic who has performed previously as part of the Kosmos Trio.

St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall Village,
01925 266208

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15th

Donell Jones Valentine’s Day Concert

R&B singer, Donell Jones will whisk you away with his smooth and soulful vocals this Valentine’s Day.

O2 Ritz, Manchester, academymusicgroup.com

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16th

Pinked Floyd

The North West’s Pink Floyd tribute band presents a spectacular evening of live music, lights and video.

Daneside Theatre, Congleton, danesidetheatre.co.uk

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17th

Manchester Gospel Festival

Amateur choirs and singers from the UK, Europe and USA come together with the dynamic Wayne Ellington – a star of The Voice in 2018 – for a concert that will have you on your feet.

The Stoller Hall, Manchester, stollerhall.com

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19th

Post Malone

Post Malone stirs a mix of genres into his own sonic sound, leading to multiple chart-topping hits. Enjoy favourites such as ‘I Fall Apart’ and ‘Better Now’ in his latest tour.

Manchester Arena, Manchetser, manchester-arena.com

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21st

Steely Dan

Grammy Award winning jazz rock band Steely Dan embark on a U.K. arena tour. With over 40 million albums sold worldwide Donald Fagen will be joined by special guest Steve Winwood.

Manchester Arena, Manchetser, manchester-arena.com

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23rd

Concert by Trio Isimsiz

Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music has performed widely in Europe. They will play music by Mozart, Ravel and Schumann.

Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, Crewe, 01477537769

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23rd

Let’s Hang Out

The world’s first and longest-running tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Discover how four New Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks invented their own sound and sold over 175 million records.

The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360

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26th Feb-23rd Mar

Motown the Musical

Listen and enjoy the magic of Motown and the story of the man who fought to create something more than just a record label in this popular West End musical.

Manchester Opera House, Manchester, 
atgtickets.com

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28th

Hallé: Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony

Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony was born in the closing months of the Second World War, yet it captures the optimism and dynamism of the Soviet industrial age. Jamie Phillips, a former Hallé Assistant Conductor, opens proceedings with Mozart’s ebullient Paris Symphony.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, bridgewater-hall.co.uk

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COUNTY DAYS OUT

6th-15th

Llangollen Quiltfest

An exhibition showcasing unique wall hangings from the North West which will include workshops and demonstrations.

Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, quiltfest.org.uk

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7th-10th

Chinese New Year

Head to Manchester and welcome in the Year of the Pig at one of Europe’s biggest Chinese New Year celebrations. The city-wide event offers four days filled with food, fireworks and fun alongside a whole host of free activities for all the family to enjoy.

Manchester city centre

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9th-10th

Gordale Annual Food Festival

Award-winning celebrity chef Paul Askew, along with BBC TV chef Ellis Barrie team up for two lively and entertaining demonstration sessions per day, Plus on display will be over 30 purveyors of artisan produce in the Farmers’ Market. Stalls include Birling’s Confectionery, Hemingways, Harvie’s Pies and the Carslake Tea Company, with taste-bud temptations on sale throughout the weekend

Gordale Home and Garden Centre, Burton, South Wirral

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16th-24th

Scarecrow festival in the gardens

Come along to the scarecrow festival where over 30 scarecrows will be resident for you to hunt down. Have fun and have a go at making your own.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, tattonpark.org.uk

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16th-22nd

Telescope Walking Tour

Join one of Jodrell Bank’s popular Telescope Walking Tours as someone takes you for a stroll around the base of the impressive Lovell Telescope. The walk lasts around 45 minutes.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, 01477 571766

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23rd

The Chester Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Returning for the seventh year, with up to 120 tables of exemplary variety, the fair will have a great selection of pieces to complement your home, collection or wardrobe, with traders coming from all over the UK.

Northgate Arena, Chester, swfairs.co.uk/

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EXHIBITIONS AND CHARITY EVENTS

2nd

A Winter Ball

Come along for a glamorous evening with dinner and entertainment in support of East Cheshire Hospice.

Colshaw Hall, Knutsford, 07806 585235.

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Until 17th

Twelve Images of Northwich

Produced by local artists, these captivating images offer viewers twelve scenes of Northwich and surrounds, presenting the region’s beautiful landscapes and incredible industrial heritage.

Lion Salt Works, Northwich, 01606 275066

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Until 24th

Memento Mori: Tombs and Memorials in Cheshire

This exhibition presents watercolours, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture showing how Cheshire has commemorated its dead from the Romans to the present day.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester, 01244 972197

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FAB FOUR

2nd

Hearth

This intimate literary festival offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences.

Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden, gladstoneslibrary.org

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8th -March 2nd

Mother Courage and her Children

Julie Hesmondhalgh takes the title role in Brecht’s classic, as she roams from one army camp to another with her offspring in tow.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, royalexchange.co.uk

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10th

Circus of Horrors

Blood-curdling comedy and daredevil circus acts take centre stage as this rock ‘n’ roll spectacular returns. Expect sword swallowers and flaming hula hooping divas,

Parr Hall, Warrington, parrhall.culturewarrington.org

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23rd

The Bowie Experience

A spectacular concert featuring David Bowie’s hits and celebrating the music of one of the world’s true pop icons. Experience Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let’s Dance.

Crewe Lyceum, Crewe, 01270 368242

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