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What's on in Cheshire during August 2019

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:22 01 August 2019

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

THEATRE AND DANCE

31st Jul-3rd Aug

Chicago

MYT Productions return to Waterside to celebrate their 10th anniversary with this classic Broadway show Chicago which is set in the legendary city during the roaring 20s, and tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in the Cook County Jail.

Waterside, Sale,
watersidearts.org

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1st

Out of the Shadows An Evening with Colin Maclachlan

Colin Maclachlan, star of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins has been involved in a variety of high-profile operations during his time as a sniper, bodyguard and surveillance operator. Colin now captivates audiences with inspiring and motivational talks.

Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington, pyramid.culturewarrington.org

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3rd

Rhythm of the Dance

Celebrating 20 years, the fast-paced show of stomping feet, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes is now one of the top three Irish step dance shows in the world.

Regent Theatre, Stoke, atgtickets.com

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6th-10th

Amelie the musical

An adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award-winning film Amélie, will embark on an extensive UK tour this year and feature music by Hem's Daniel Messé.

Opera House, Manchester, atgtickets.com

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8th-31st

Jerry Springer: The Opera

Not for those easily offended, expect chaos and debauchery in this smash hit musical based on the infamous talk show - The Jerry Springer Show. From a stripper who just wants to dance and the ultimate battle of good vs. evil between God and the devil, nothing is off limits in this production.

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, hopemilltheatre.co.uk

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10th

Pride and Prejudice

Brought to life by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this adaptation of the classic novel has been a favourite of Chapterhouse audiences. Join friends and family for an evening of theatre beneath
the stars.

Dunham Massey,
Altrincham, nationaltrust.org.uk/dunham-massey

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13th

Alice in Wonderland

Immersion Theatre bring their trademark energy to the classic colourful show as children and adults are invited to join in the hilarity of seeing it brought to life before having the opportunity to meet the characters after the show.

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Runcorn, nortonpriory.org

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23rd

Folksy Theatre present Quentin Blakes 'Mr Magnolia'

Join Mister Magnolia, filled with Folksy Theatre's bold characters, live music, and audience interaction, based on the book by Quentin Blake, with this outdoor theatre experience.

Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, portsunlightvillage.com

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Until 26th

Moonlight Flicks

The popular summertime open-air cinema set in the Roman Gardens will feature classics Clueless, Jurassic Park and Dirty Dancing. Arrive early to get a good spot and then sit back and relax, tuning in with the wireless headphones for an al-fresco night at the movies.

Roman Gardens, Chester, moonlightflicks.co.uk

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27th-31st

Stephen Fry - A trilogy: Gods. Heroes. Men.

Stephen Fry takes to the stage in a funny and often personal trilogy of plays with the icon himself telling the world's greatest stories.

The Lowry, Salford,
thelowry.com

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

2nd-4th

Rewind Festival

Rewind will return to the beautiful setting, with a lakeside campsite and natural amphitheatre jam-packed with stars from the golden age of music. Headliners include Tiffany, Thin Lizzie and Bananarama.

Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield,
rewindfestival.com

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17th Aug-1st Sept

Soundcloud23

This summer, Manchester's sky-high bar will be transformed into the ultimate music and cocktail venue offering a range of live music experiences every Friday that can be enjoyed with delicious cocktails and breath-taking views of the city.

Cloud 23 Hilton, Manchester, cloud23bar.com

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18th

Concert in the park

The Rhode Hall Brass Band will be performing a live concert in Congleton Park.

Congleton Park, Congleton, 01260 270350

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23rd-25th

Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival

Congleton will once again come alive with the sound of music with this free festival that celebrates everything from Cool Jazz and Rolling Blues to Funk and Soul. There will be over 60 free gigs across 18 venues.

Various Venues around Congleton Town Centre, Congleton, congletonjazzandblues.co.uk

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23rd-26th

Country Roads Music Festival

This country and western music festival features live country artists and a country DJ as well as western themed stalls and games.

Bryn Y Grog, Wrexham, countryroadsfest.wixsite.com/countryroadcmfest

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23rd-26th

Manchester Pride Festival

The internationally renowned pride weekend is set to come alive across the city over the bank holiday weekend. Grammy winner and honorary Mancunian Ariana Grande will return to the city to headline the LGBT+ charity's new event Manchester Pride Live at Mayfield and will be joined by British synth-pop band Years and Years and 80's duo Bananarama.

Mayfield, Fairfield Street, Manchester,
manchesterpride.com/festival

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Until 24th

Chester Music festival

Chester Music Festival returns to Storyhouse with a series of inspiring musical events and interventions across the venue.

Storyhouse, Chester, storyhouse.com

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31st

Pink Floydian 'A Brief history of "Time"'

Gathered together from the Northwest's Floyd-loving musicians, this tribute band plans to delve deeper into the back catalogue of Pink Floyd in this two-hour show.

The Forum Studio Theatre, Chester, tiptopproductions.co.uk/productions

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31st Aug-1st Sept

Fusion Festival

Bringing the biggest music stars to the heart of Liverpool, Fusion Festival is set to be an incredible weekend of music with the line-up including Little Mix, Rudimental and Anne-Marie.

Sefton Park,
Liverpool,
thefusionfestival.co.uk

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COUNTY DAYS OUT

3rd-4th

Legendary Jousting

Jousting goes back to its roots in this no-holds-barred tournament of strength, skill and horsemanship. Charging at full speed with only chain mail for protection, each knight will clash head-on. There will also be medieval food and entertainment

Beeston Castle and Woodland Park, Tarporley, 01829 260464

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3rd

Betley Show

The traditional country show is back with many varied exhibits and activities such as The Betley Dog Show and a range of horse activities on show.

Betley Court Farm, Crewe, betleyshow.com

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9th

Lancashire v Yorkshire cricket

Old Trafford hosts the biggest year of cricket. This month you'll be able to witness the Yorkshire and Lancashire rivalry heat up.

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester,
lancashirecricket.co.uk

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10th

Chester Pride

Celebrating diversity in all forms, Chester Pride Parade will wind its way through the city signalling equality.

Castle Square, Chester, chesterpride.co.uk

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14th-18th

Bolesworth Young Horse Championships

The Young Horse Championships will host the best of the young horses, with the chance to qualify for the World Breeding Championships in Lanaken 2019. Young horses will experience jumping in the amphitheatre-style main arena, with the atmosphere of a truly international competition.

Bolesworth Castle,
Tattenhall, Chester,
bolesworthyounghorse.com

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16th-18th

Just So Festival

It's the festival's 10th year and promises to be the best yet, with an exciting agenda of midnight feasts, silent discos, and al fresco theatre in this favourite family friendly festival.

Rode Hall Estate,
Scholar Green, Cheshire,
justsofestival.org.uk

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24th-26th

Cheshire Game and Country Fair

The popular annual Cheshire Game and Country Fair is back with the usual blend of family and countryside entertainment; exciting displays for the children and loads to buy, see and do.

Cheshire Showground, Tabley, livingheritagecountry
shows.com

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25th-26th

Warriors at Beeston Castle

An atmospheric encampment bustling with activity as medieval folk go about their daily lives and experience the life of a 13th-century warrior.

Beeston Castle, Tarporley, english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on

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OUR FAB FOUR

13TH

Distilled Masterclass

Enjoy cocktails, a matched dinner and an expert masterclass by some of the best distillers in the business. Learn the tricks of the trade and delve into the history and styles of the best-loved spirits.

Brasserie Abode at ABode Chester, brasserieabode.co.uk/chester

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22nd

Creamfields

Creamfields returns to Daresbury this August bank holiday weekend with an all star line up of top DJ's including Carl Cox and The Chemical Brothers.

Daresbury, Warrington, creamfields.com

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30th Aug-1st Sept

Nantwich Food and Drink Festival

Foodies rejoice as the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival is back bringing a range of artisanal and international street food to the streets with celebrity chef demos.

Nantwich Town Centre, nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk

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31st

Ladies' Day

It's time to don your classiest and glamorous outfits as you spend the afternoon at the thrilling races. Expect entertainment and a prestigious ladies' day competition.

Chester Racecourse, Chester, chester-races.com

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