What's on in Cheshire during October 2019

PUBLISHED: 09:48 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:48 30 September 2019

Be inspired at the Manchester Art Fair (c) Sara Porter

Be inspired at the Manchester Art Fair (c) Sara Porter

Copyrighted by Sara Porter

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

THEATRE AND DANCE

5TH

NOW NORTHWICH

It's time to get your dancing shoes on because Now Northwich is taking place this month, with some of the best performers descending on the town for this International Dance and Street Art Festival. Expect shows from the likes of Juba do Leao and Movema who will demonstrate the very best in Brazilian dance, and there will also be youth zones to ensure that the whole family is kept happy.

Various venues, Northwich, Nownorthwich.co.uk

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5TH-19TH

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE

Robert Louis Stevenson's iconic novel is brought to life at Chester's Storyhouse this autumn with a new stage production by Glyn Maxwell. Audiences will be able to follow the compelling tale of fiendish science and an ill-advised attempt at a real-life split personality, in what is sure to be a hair-raising performance.

Storyhouse, Chester, Storyhouse.com

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12TH

SIGNALS

Hot on the heels of its critically acclaimed season at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Signals is arriving at Sale's Waterside Arts Centre. The comedy follows the story of two radio astronomers and their search for alien life, with messages about human connection, isolation and loneliness intermingling with humour.

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Watersidearts.org

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19TH

ADAM ROWE

If you're after a bit of light relief, head to Warrington's Pyramid to see Adam Rowe's hilarious new show. The Scouse comedian's brutally honest approach has earned him numerous awards including 'Liverpool Comedian of the Year' and Dave's 'Best joke of the Edinburgh Fringe', and his online stand-up clips have amassed over 50 million views. As a result, audiences should come prepared for a laughter-filled evening.

Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington, culturewarrington.org

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24th

RUSSELL KANE

The legendary comedian, presenter and actor is arriving in Stoke-on-Trent with his brand new tour 'The Fast and The Curious' - in an energy-packed performance, he will show audiences exactly why the fast and curious amongst us see more stuff and get more done. He's already a familiar face on our TV screens thanks to hit shows such as BBC 3's 'Stupid Man, Smart Phone', and he also recently took part in 'Celebrity Apprentice' for Comic Relief.

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, Atgtickets.com

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

4TH-21ST

GOOSFEST

For the 13th year, Goosfest returns with a fantastic line-up of the very best music, entertainment, arts and community events. Highlights for this year include a performance from globally renowned singer Barbara Dickson with Scottish singer Rab Noakes, and a presentation by the Welsh naturalist and television wildlife presenter Iolo Williams. There will also be various events designed specifically for younger visitors, such as a children's print-making workshop.

Various venues across
Goostrey and Northwich,

Goosfest.com

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6TH

JAMES ARTHUR

With more than 25 million record sales and over 3 billion streams worldwide, its fair to say that James Arthur is a big hitter in the world of pop, and now he's arriving in Stoke-on-Trent as part of his 'Up Close and Personal' UK tour.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, Atgtickets.com/stoke

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10TH

BAD MANNERS

Made notorious thanks to their outgoing front man and their various appearances on 'Top of the Pops', Bad Manners are taking to the stage in Manchester later this month in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their Two Tone tour. Since their formation back in 1976, they've released a whole host of smash hit singles and spent a grand total of 111 weeks in the UK singles chart between 1980 and 1983.

Club Academy, Manchester, Eventim.co.uk/artist/bad-manners

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16TH

AKMI DUO

AKMI Duo, which consists of talented saxophonist Valentine Michaud and pianist Akvile Sileikaite, are this year's winners of the prestigious Swiss Ambassador's Award, and this month they're bringing their distinctive music to Manchester.

Carole Nash Hall, Chetham's School of Music, Manchester, chethamsschoolofmusic.com/whats-on

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18TH

HUE AND CRY

The legendary Scottish pop duo are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 'Bitter Suite' album in style, with a new tour featuring some very special stripped back shows. They made their name during the 1980s thanks to smash hit singles such as 'Labour of Love', so audiences are set to be in for a treat.

Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington, culturewarrington.org

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COUNTY DAYS OUT

5TH-6TH

AUTUMN FAIR

The grounds of Beeston Castle and Woodland Park will welcome visitors for this annual autumn fair, which promises everything from falconry displays to music, foraging and talks from local craftsmen. There will even be a dog show, as well as the chance to step foot inside the spectacular 4000 year old castle.

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Beeston, english-heritage.org.uk

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10TH-13TH

GREAT NORTHERN CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR

Upper Campfield market will welcome 160 specially selected designers and makers for the 12th edition of this much-loved fair. Visitors can expect a diverse range of talents and stories from professional makers including jewellers, ceramists, furniture-makers, textile and glass artists and metalsmiths, and they'll also have the opportunity to get their hands on some genuinely unique pieces. In addition, there will be a 'Great Northern Graduates' showcase this year, which will feature the work of 15 new makers chosen from the 3000 students who have graduated from this year's creative courses.

Upper Campfield Market, Manchester, Greatnorthernevents.co.uk

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11TH-13TH

MANCHESTER ART FAIR

With an eclectic selection of modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and editioned prints from a range of UK and international galleries and artists, this event needs to be firmly in the diary of all discerning art lovers. There will also be a busy calendar of engaging events, workshops and children's activities meaning that it's one for all the family.

Manchester Central, Manchester,
Manchesterartfair.co.uk

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11TH-13TH

TASTE CHESHIRE FOOD FIESTA

Get a taste of the very best local produce at this thriving food fair, where you'll have the chance to feast on everything from pork pies and pastries through to the finest gins, liqueurs and beers - we'll raise a glass to that. Better still, it's all under cover so there's no need to worry about autumnal weather.

Grosvenor Shopping Centre, Chester, Tastecheshire.com

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12TH-16TH

KNUTSFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL

This four-day long event is one for the book worms amongst us, with an array of speakers and authors arriving in the town to deliver talks on a wide range of subjects. Amongst the special guests will be the likes of Cate Haste and the eminent historian Dan Jones, as well as Rachel Reeves who will discuss the role of women in Westminster.

Various venues, Knutsford, Knutsfordlitfest.org

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14TH-20TH

WORDS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

This popular festival is returning to Nantwich for the 12th year, promising performances from a whole host of the biggest names in music, poetry and prose. It is the brainchild of celebrated singer and songwriter Thea Gilmore, producer and performer Nigel Stonier and musician Clare 'Fluff' Smith, and special events this year include a performance from X-Factor star Lucy Spraggan, as well as a talk from award-winning author Patrick Barkham.

Various venues, Nantwich, Wordsandmusicfestival.com

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20TH

GUIDED MUSHROOM WALKS

Get to know the 196 varieties of fungi that grow in the grounds of Arley Hall and Gardens by joining in with one of these fascinating guided walks. They will take place at 11am and again at 2pm, and be sure to bring waterproof clothing and suitable footwear.

Arley Hall and Gardens, Arley, Northwich. Arleyhallandgardens.com

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OUR FAB FOUR

4TH

LIGHT NIGHT

Warrington's Cultural Hub will be transformed into a magical art exhibition with interactive sound and light installations as well as live performances. There will also be a wide selection of food and drink on offer at this fantastic family-friendly event.

Queens Gardens, Warrington, Parrhall.culturewarrington.org

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4TH

WWII MURDER MYSTERY

It is 1942, the height of the Second World War, and Britain's enemies are targeting its key industries - is Cheshire safe? Find out at the Lion Salt Works Museum, for what promises to be an evening you won't forget in a hurry…

Lion Salt Works, Northwich, Westcheshiremuseums.co.uk

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20TH

TOUGH WOOFER

Grab your canine friends and take on the five-kilometre-long obstacle course. You'll encounter up to 15 different obstacles featuring lots of mud, all in aid of East Cheshire Hospice so you'd be barking mad to miss it.

Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield Eastcheshirehospice.org.uk

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26TH

FIREWORK SPECTACULAR

Get your Bonfire Night celebrations off with a bang as the Canal and River Trust's iconic Anderton Boat Lift will be staging its annual firework display. There will be food and drink and fairground rides for all to enjoy. Anderton Boat Lift Visitor Centre, Northwich, Canalrivertrust.org.uk

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