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What's on in Cheshire during June 2019

PUBLISHED: 15:01 31 May 2019 | UPDATED: 11:53 19 June 2019

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

18th-19th

Royal Cheshire Show

Attracting more than 80,000 visitors each year, the Royal Cheshire County Show is a grand celebration of everything we love about rural life - and it's returning to its 300-acre showground at Tabley, near Knutsford, on June 18th and 19th. Alongside livestock classes, dog shows and dazzling horsemanship displays, expect live cooking demos from chef Rosemary Shrager and 7.5ton monster trucks jumping 15ft in the air.

For tickets go to royalcheshireshow.org and pick up your free guide with this month's Cheshire Life magazine.

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THEATRE AND DANCE

5th-6th

Ian McKellen on Stage

To celebrate his 80th birthday, Sir Ian McKellen is performing a brand-new show to raise funds for Home. Expect him to showcase his many famous acts and anecdotal stories.

Home, Manchester, 
homemcr.org

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6th Jun-13th Jul

The Book of Mormon

This outrageous musical comedy from creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent to a place that's about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

Manchester Opera House, Manchester, atgtickets.co.uk

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11th-15th

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic love story. Confined against their will, the two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.

The Lowry, Manchester,
quaytickets.com

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15th

Chores

Two brothers must clean their room before their mum comes home. What could possibly go wrong? An Australian circus-comedy for the whole family.

Storyhouse, Chester,
storyhouse.com

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16th

Gangsta Granny

A David Walliams best seller is adapted for the outdoor stage by Heartbreak productions. Join the cast as they take you on an adventure full of forbidden fun. Bring a picnic and appropriate outdoor gear.

Walkden Gardens, Sale,
watersidearts.org

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20th-23rd

Cirque du soleil - Toruk

Inspired by James Cameron's record-breaking movie Avatar, Cirque du Soleil's uniquely different touring show TORUK - The First Flight will make its UK debut.

Manchester Arena, Manchester, manchester-arena.com

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27th

Dusty and the Shades of the 60s

A captivating musical show that celebrates the life and music of Dusty Springfield. The dynamic singer and actress Emily Clark stars as Dusty and takes the audience back in time to relive smash hits including You Don't Have to Say You Love Me and Son of a Preacher Man.

The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, thebrindley.org.uk

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27th-28th

House of Blakewell: Everything is Absolutely Fine

Comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring and trying to keep going. With power ballads, show tunes and body percussion, House of Blakewell explore what it's like to be human and to struggle.

The Lowry, Manchester, quaytickets.com

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29th

Storyhouse Cabaret

The first ever Storyhouse Cabaret - an evening of sparkling variety and cabaret, put together exclusively for Storyhouse by Mat Ricardo, featuring a foot juggler, a conjurer and a comedy magician.

Storyhouse, Chester, 
storyhouse.com

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

2nd

The Best of John Williams

Some of the most thrilling and entertaining music from block buster favourites including E.T., Jaws, Harry Potter, Schindler's List and more. Enjoy this concert packed full of iconic film scores of John Williams.

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

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8th-9th

Parklife

The ever popular two day music festival is back with some of the biggest names in music including Cardi B, The Streets and George Ezra.

Heaton Park, Manchester, parklife.uk.com

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9th

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

A recognised and distinctive vocalist, Sophie Ellis-Bextor will appear alongside a full orchestra and live band, performing orchestral versions of her hits as well as great disco songs.

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

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13th-16th

Middlewich FAB Festival

Each year this music festival gets bigger and this year headliners include Toploader, supported by Emma Stevens and the Virgin Marys. The floating market will be on, as well as something for all the family.

Middlewich Town Centre, middlewich.org.uk/middlewich-fab-festival

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15th

Courteeners

Manchester favourites, the Courteeners will play their biggest show yet with special guests James and supporting acts including Pale Waves and DMAs.

Heaton Park, Manchester, ticketmaster.co.uk/courteeners

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21st

Tears for Fears

Part of Forest Live, the synth-pop pioneers will perform at the stunning Delamere Forest in aid of the Forest Commission. Tears For Fears will be joined by guests Ward Thomas.

Delamere Forest, Delamere, forestryengland.uk/music/tears-for-fears

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23rd-aug 24th

Chester Music Festival

A series of inspiring musical events and interventions at Storyhouse. The programme includes special premieres, live jazz and contemporary compositions.

Storyhouse, Chester, storyhouse.com/chester-music-festival

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26th

Michael Buble

The crooning Canadian is back with a host of his much loved hits.

Manchester Arena, Manchester, manchester-arena.com

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29th

Classic Ibiza

The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey will be returning to Capesthorne Hall for another fantastic performance of classic Ibiza anthems under the stars, with live DJ and vocalists.

Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, capesthorne.com

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COUNTY DAYS OUTS

1st-2nd

The Tatton Park Classic Car Spectacular Giant Cheshire Autojumble

Around 2,000 classic and performance cars, including nearly 80 of Britain's top classic and performance car clubs including Jaguar, Lotus, BMW. Expect over 200 trade stalls, children's rides and refreshments.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01507 529435

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7th-8th

Gin and Fizzfest

Enjoy a selection of local gins and some from further afield as well as a large selection of fizz with live entertainment and a selection of food. Included within your ticket is your own gin goblet.

Blakemere Village, Northwich, blakemerevillage.com

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8th-9th

Heritage transport festival

See a range of 19th and 20th vehicles, including miniature steam engines, vintage cars and working narrow boats.

Lion Salt Workds, Marston, 01606 275066

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9th

Congleton Food and Drink festival

Congleton town centre will be filled with more than 100 stalls, of both local and national food, offering a mouth-watering range of artisan foods and drink as well as a selection of street food from around the globe.

Congleton town centre, foodanddrinkfestival.net

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12th-16th

The Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show

A Cheshire favourite, expect world class dressage, show jumping together with kids activities, fun fair as well as a huge shopping village.

Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall, bolesworthinternational.com

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15th-16th

Medieval Fayre

Re-creating a summer solstice, there will be hundreds of re-enactors as well as authentic traders and artisans. As well as mead and ale, the ensuing Battle of Tatton finale on each day promises to be an exciting and atmospheric event.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, tattonpark.org.uk

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15th

Summer Saturday: Chester Races

Embrace the fact that summer has arrived with this ever popular and stylish race day. Cheer on the contenders and enjoy an afternoon of sunshine in your most stylish dress.

Chester Racecourse, Chester, chester-races.com

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15th-16th

Dog Fest

The ultimate summer festival for our canine friends and their owners featuring dog displays, educational sessions and live music. Clare Balding and celebrity vet Noel Fitzpatrick will be making an appearance.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, tattonpark.org.uk

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21st-29th

Chester Heritage Festival

More than 60 events take place during this festival and they each tell the story of the city and its people. Events will take place along the waterways and in historic buildings featuring a range of exhibitions, walks and storytelling.

Various locations, Chester, visitcheshire.com/chesterheritagefestival

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22nd

Arley Garden Festival

Celebrating 25 years, this summer festival will host a floral marquee, and a wide variety of plant nurseries as well as tours throughout the day lead by Lord Ashbrook. There will also be a range of refreshments available including a baking demonstration from 'Arley Bakes'.

Arley Hall, Northwich, arleyhallandgardens.com

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23rd

Hospitality Action Northern Polo Day

The event will begin with a gin and tonic, bubbly and canapé reception, whilst watching a game of Polo on the lawns of the prestigious Cheshire Polo Club, before a three-course lunch is prepared by three award-winning chefs. Guests will then enjoy watching the exhibition match prior to ending the day with an afternoon cream tea, from the team at Flat Cap Hotels,served in the marquee.

Cheshire Polo Club, Tarporley

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FAB FOUR

1st-2nd

Cheshire Fest

Cheshire Fest kick-starts the summer featuring live music, food and drink, activities and entertainment that comes ready-made for all the family.

Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle Hulme, cheshirefest.co.uk

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4th

Tan France

From the hit netflix show Queer Eye, the stylish Tan France will make his first uK appearance for an exclusive evening of discussion to celebrate the publication of his memoir naturally tan.

The Dancehouse, Manchester, 0161 237 9753

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8th

Chester Regatta

An important part of Chester's history, the regatta is a free event for spectators to enjoy. Watch hundreds of rowers from rowing clubs race 750m downstream to win a coveted silver trophy.

River Dee, Sandy Lane, Chester, chesterregatta.org

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23rd

Manchester Day

Manchester day is an annual event that celebrates everything great about the city. Celebrate all things Mancunian with a parade, a range of food and drink stalls and entertainment.

Manchester city centre, manchesterday.co.uk

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