Cheshire What's On - August 2012

PUBLISHED: 16:14 31 July 2012 | UPDATED: 21:41 20 February 2013

Cheshire What's On - August 2012

Cheshire What's On - August 2012

Compiled by Amanda Griffiths


5th The Twits
Illyria Outdoor Theatre present this Roald Dahl classic tale in the open air, with a whole host of disgusting characters.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

9th-10th Black Beauty
Peel Heritage brings this classic equine tale to life in a stylish and modern theatrical adaptation, told through the eyes of the stallion.
Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, 01625 861221

10th Pam Ayres
Comedy poet Pam Ayres performs as part of the open air theatre.
Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield, 01260 223456

17th-18th Anything Goes
SOL Theatre Summer School presents this musical by Cole Porter including songs such as Youre the Top, Blow Gabriel Blow and Anything Goes.
Daneside Theatre, Congleton

18th A Midsummer
Nights Dream
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Shakespeares magical
comedy in the open air.
Reaseheath College, Nantwich, 01270 613210

Until 19th Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre
Shakespeares Twelfth Night
is performed in the open air alongside a new piece from award-winning writer Glyn Maxwell, Masters Are You Mad, a sequel to the Shakespeare classic.
Grosvenor Park, Chester, 01244 409113,

25th HMS Pinafore
Step on boad the warship
HMS Pinafore, the operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan that cheerfully mocks British institutions like class, patriotism and the Royal Navy! Performed in the open air by Illyria.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

27th-31st Dandy Dick
The hilarious story of the Very Reverend Augustin Jedd, a pillar of Victorian respectability who preaches regularly against the evils of horseracing and gambling. However, a visit from his tearaway sister, Georgina, leads him to risk all at the races, much against his better judgement and mayhem ensues.
The Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 3018


3rd Alfie Boe
See this North-West opera star, Broadway and West End performer singing as part of the open air theatre programme.
Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield, 01260 223456

5th Proms By Candlelight
Britains best-loved classical touring ensemble are back to perform their version of The Last Night of the Proms, accompanied by a great soprano.
Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield, 01260 223456

24th-26th Creamfields
All-star line up at this event thats all about the music with acts including David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Example and lots more.
Daresbury Estate, Daresbury, 0870 242 7326

Until September 16th
Tickle The Ivories
Five pianos take centre
stage at the worlds only official piano busking festival which started on July 7th.
The ten-week festival is open to everyone from professional to amateur players who can book free timeslots to
perform on the pianos.
Liverpool One,


3rd Party in the park
Community family fun day.
Pheonix Park, Castlefields, Runcorn

4th-5th Norman Storm
Travel back in time and see the warriors embark on an uphill attack of the castle. See castle guards with longbow, spears and swords and even mounted soldiers on horseback.
Beeston Castle, Tarporley, 01829 260464

5th VW Northwest Car Show
The largest gathering of Volkswagens, both air and water cooled, in the North of England. Entertainment includes trade stands, autojumble, cars for sale, childrens rides and much more.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

5th Cheshire Game and Angling Fair
A great family day out with main arena features including dog and falconry displays, live pony duo, polocrosse and fishing demonstrations.
Also gun dog scurries, terrier and lurcher racing, clay pigeon competition and have a go archery, traction engines and trade stands.

11th Marie Curie Walk Ten
Join hundreds of people walking through Cheshire parkland in this twilight 10K walk ending in an enjoyable summer evening, so bring along your picnic blanket and settle down with some food and fizz.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 0870 034 0040 or register online at

12th Macclesfield Triathlon
A great sprint distance triathlon from the leisure centre and around the surrounding countryside.
Macclesfield Leisure Centre

18th Ruthin Flower and Country Show
Cowboys, Indians, outlaws, lawmen and the pony express are all expected to feature in the themed Wild West parade at this years show. Other attractions include a horse show, dancers, live music, cars, motorbikes as well as horticultural exhibits, exhibitions
by Ruthin Camera Club and local food producers.

18th-19th Vintage, Classic and Performance Car Show
This is the 25th anniversary of this popular vintage and classic car show with more than 2,000 vehicles and up to 70 top car club displays and special events for the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club and Avis Owners Club. Autojumble, collectors car mart for selling or buying a dream car, trade stands, childrens rides and refreshments.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

18th-19th Arthur Swallow Home Restoration and Salvage Show
With around 100 exhibitors each specialising in decorative furnishings, antiques and architectural salvage providing a rare shopping experience.
Cheshire County Showground, 01298 27493,
19th Plant Hunters Fair
Bodnant Garden, Conwy

26th Car Show
The 35th classic car and motorcycle show including NW Mercedes day and American Autoclub GB Regional Day.
Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, 01625 861221,

26th-27th Antiques Fair
Bank holiday weekend antique and collectors fair with numerous stalls selling a variety of wonderful items, plus entertainment in the courtyard with circus workshops where you can have a go at juggling, Diablo, plate spinning and more.
Blakemere, Sandiway, 01606 883261

29th - September 9th
Weaver Words
A glittering feast of events, talks and workshops in Frodshams new 12 day literature festival. Poet Laurete Carol Ann Duffy and Charles Dickens great great grandson Gerald Dickens lead an impressive line-up of authors and performers who will be appearing around the town.
For full details see or call box office 0845 557 7469, or pick up a free 40 page brochure from Frodsham Community Centre.

Favourite Five

11th Firework Champions
Firework spectacular for all the family, with four displays with three of the UKs best fireworks companies competing against each other with a 10 minute display choreographed to music.
Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, 01327 876037

11th-12th The Importance of Being Earnest
Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Oscar Wildes finest and best-loved comedy in the idyllic setting of the Pavilion Gardens.
Buxton Opera House, 0845 127 2190

17th-19th Just So Festival
A magical experience where art, music and literature are entwined. A range of musical, theatrical, visual and aural performances, workshops and installations are in every clearing and glade in the gardens so families can discover and delight in both the woodland setting and the arts themselves.
Rode Hall and Gardens, Congleton, 01625 410885

26th One Man and his Dog
International sheepdog handler and presenter of One Man and his Dog, Gus Dermody, will be giving two demonstration with his sheepdogs.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

26th Garden Open Day
Eaton Hall garden is open to the public in aid of charities including the Alzheimers Society, Cheshire Search and Rescue, Cheshire Wildlife Trust and the Three Villages Project.
Eaton Hall, Eccleston, Chester, 01244 684400

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Italian Wine Tasting Experience
Salvis Mozzarella Deli at Corn Exchange

Thursday 9 August
6pm - 8pm

The Corn Exchange is conveniently located in Exchange Square just two minutes from Victoria Station and has a range of shopping outlets from fashion, beauty, food and jewellery.

Visit to find out more about the stores, services and eateries available at the centre.

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Go Al Fresco At Corn Exchanges Italian Foodie Paradise

THE NEWLY rebranded Corn Exchange will be celebrating the great British summer of sport by turning its outdoor area into a foodie oasis.

Visitors can relax on the specially designed outdoor piazza and taste the delicious, authentic Italian cuisine while cheering on Team GB on the big screen in Exchange Square.

Bringing you Mozzarella straight from the family run farm in Milan, Salvis Mozzarella Bar will be serving up authentic Italian cuisine from the street of Exchange Square, and satisfying viewers with its choice of Mozzarella nibbles, meaty platters and an Italian inspired BBQ.

If the games are leaving you feeling hot hot hot, then its Zinc to the rescue. The restaurant will be providing the ultimate cool down solution with their ice cream bike cycling around Exchange Square.

To get the very best deals on things you want throughout the summer of sport, pick up your Little Book of Big Offers from Corn Exchange and take advantage of great savings until 12 August 2012.

The Corn Exchange is conveniently located in Exchange Square just two minutes from Victoria Station and has a range of shopping outlets from fashion, beauty, food and jewellery.
Visit to find out more about the stores, services and eateries available at the centre.

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In celebration of the British sporting summer, Chill Factore is challenging active, adventurous families to compete at the Pick & Mix Games for a chance to win the title of The Most Active Family in the North West.

Each family will be put through their paces in a friendly competition that is the perfect family day out. The challenge will consist of five exhilarating activities that will test your endurance on the real snow slope.

If you think your family is the most active in the region, take on Airboarding, Snow Zipper, Sledging, Luge and Tubing for an action packed afternoon - just remember to catch your breath.

With each activity lasting twenty minutes, the competitive spirit will be in full swing until the claxon sounds for the next event. Each family will have a dedicated umpire with them to keep track of the score.

Top scoring teams will be recorded on an online leader board online and at Guest Services. After the four week competition period, the highest scoring family will be crowned the champions and receive a 100 Chill Factore gift voucher to boot.

Morwenna Angove, CEO at Chill Factore said, It can be difficult to keep kids entertained all summer especially with the changeable weather but this is a great way for the whole family to get excited about sport and have fun together.

Interested? Book your place at to kick start the challenge.

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