What's On in Cheshire - October 2012

PUBLISHED: 19:48 30 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:58 20 February 2013

What's On in Cheshire - October 2012

What's On in Cheshire - October 2012

What's On in Cheshire - October 2012 - Compiled by Amanda Griffiths

Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life Food and Drink Awards

Monday 29th October - Midland Hotel, Manchester

Tickets for the Awards evening are now available to buy. Places are limited so please reserve your tickets immediately to avoid disappointment.

Individual tickets are 65 each plus VAT. The price includes a champagne reception, a 4 course dinner with wine.

Please call Linda Chase to book your tickets on 0161 928 0333 or email - linda.chase@archant.co.uk. We would love to see you there.


Until 6th Sister Act
Fun and family friendly, feelgood musical based on the popular movie.
The Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 7660

6th Vogue Ball
A dance event like no other, where club culture meets high art and Vogue teams come together from far and wide to compete for dance supremacy wearing creative costumes that are often as lavish as Cinderellas ballgown.
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool, 0844 8000 410

12th-20th 9 to 5:
The Musical
The UK premiere of this musical comedy based on the hit movie, centring on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, hypocritical bigot of a boss.
Manchester Opera House, 0844 871 3018

12th Charlie Murphy
US comedy sensation brings his new show The Acid Trip Tour to the UK.
Manchester O2 Apollo, 0870 444 5556

Until 13th The Heretic
The Library Theatre
Company present this show, an hilarious black comedy in which a leading light in the earth sciences department of a major northern
university has opinions on global warming which conflict starkly with those around her.
The Lowry, Salford Quays, 0843 208 6010

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Sparkling family musical that just gets better and better.
The Opera House, Buxton,
0845 127 2190

18th Swan Lake
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House present this classical ballet featuring a beautiful score by Tchaikovsky.
The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, 0161 477 7779

Until 20th The Country Wife
Raunchy Restoration romp set in gossip-fuelled 17th century London, where randy rake Harry Horner feigns impotence to charm his
way into the hearts and boudoirs of the apparently respectable wives of London society.
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 0161 833 9833

22nd-27th The Mousetrap
The worlds longest running stage production comes to Manchester. This classic murder mystery by Agatha Christie is now in its 60th year in Londons West End.
The Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 3018

23rd-27th Anything Goes
Stockport Operatic Society invite you aboard the SS American sailing from New York to England in the 1930s.
The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, 0161 477 7779

24th-November 24th
Orpheus Descending
Set in the Deep South of America, this play explores the universal themes of loneliness, desire, repression and the longing for freedom.
The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester,
0161 833 9833


7th Glenn Miller Orchestra
Nostalgic concert packed with wartime hits such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Stairway to the Stars and American Patrol.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0844 907 9000

14th Katie Melua
The 27-year-old singer performs songs from all five of her albums.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0161 907 9000
19th Simon Davies
Organ recital by renowned organist Simon Davies.
Adlington Hall, Macclesfield, 01625 502849

20th Chester Bach Singers concert
Chester Bach Singers perform music inspired by the night sky including extracts from Haydns Creation, Monteverdis Vespers and music by Grieg, Parry and Elgar.
St Marys Handbridge, Chester, 0845 241 7868

21st The Sound of Musicals
Show-stopping songs from some of the best-loved musicals of all time.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0161 907 9000

26th Gala Fundraising Concert
The Halle perform in aid of Blythe House Hospice.
The Opera House, Buxton, 0845 127 2190


3rd-4th Presents and More Annual Shopping Fair
More new stalls and favourites returning with beautiful gifts, childrens clothes and books, home interiors, gifts for men, homemade cakes, savouries and preserves. Champagne shopping on the 3rd from 6pm to 8pm and all-day shopping on 4th, from 10am to 4pm.
The Maynard, Grindleford, 01629 813232

4th-14th Goosfest
The sixth Goostrey Music and Arts Festival. Goostrey Village

5th-7th Disley Arts Society 39th Annual Exhibition
A large range of high quality, original artwork, contemporary and traditional in all media.
St Marys Schoolrooms, Disley, 01663 733537

6th-7th Craft, Gift and Food Fair
Wide selection of hand-made crafts plus gifts from around the world in two large marquees.
Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, 01744 750606

6th-7th Crafts and Gift Fair
With a wide range of exhibitors including traditional crafts plus gifts, retailers and food producers.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

8th-14th Nantwich Words and Music Festival
Line-up includes appearances by Tim Burgess, Chris Difford and Norman Levett, Thea Gilmore, Mark Radcliffe, Jack Savoretti, Mary Gauthier, Jemima Dury and SJ Paris.
Various venues in Nantwich, 01270 610751

12th Doug Allen
One of the worlds best underwater and polar cameramen talks about his adventures. The Dancehouse, Manchester, 0161 237 9753

13th Masked Ball
Black tie masked charity ball in aid of Cancer Care Therapies. Tickets 55 each. The Mercure Hotel, Manchester,07974 777370

13th-14th Apple Days
Celebrate autumn and take part in lots of great appley activities including apple pressing and an autumn family trail through the woods.
Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, 01625 445896

20th-28th Solve the Mansion Mystery Week
Don your deerstalker, pick up your magnifying glass and solve the case of the missing Mansion treasure. Follow a trail of clues, sharpening your detective skills as you go, but be wary of dead ends!
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

26th-27th Chester Real Ale Festival
More than 50 ales, perries and ciders to sample. Admission by ticket only, live music and good food.
The Guildhall, Chester,

29th-30th Halloween Pumpkins
Carve a pumpkin lantern to scare the ghosts away.
Lyme Park, 01663 762023

31st Storytelling in the Dairy
Spooky Halloween tales
Dunham Massey, 0161 941 1025

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5th-21st Knutsford Literature Festival
The 13th annual literature festival with speakers including Kate Summerscale, Michael Portillo, Hannah Rothschild, Artemis Cooper, Mark Henderson and Diana Souhami.

17th Idina Menzel
Award-winning star of Wicked and TVs Glee, Idina Menzel plays her first ever concert in Manchester.
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, www.idinauk.com

20th-31st Scarecrow Trail
Follow the scarecrow trail around Blakemore and along the A49 into the village of Tarporley collecting the names of each scarecrow as you go. Return completed trail forms and be in with the chance of winning some fantastic prizes.
Blakemere, Sandiway, 01606 883261

23rd-31st Halloween Hauntings at the Old Hall
Spooky activities for brave girls and boys. Meet Tattons spirits and spectres. Will you get the feeling youre being watched? Are the ghosts friendly or terrifying? Solve the Horrible History Mystery and Quiz and enjoy storytelling, face painting and mask making (small charges apply).
Tatton Hall, Knutsford, 01625 374400

30th An evening with Ann Widdecombe
The former Shadow Home Secretary reveals what life is really like as an MP, a judge and former contestant in ITVs Celebrity Fit Club and Strictly Come Dancing.
The Brindley, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360

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Friday 19th October 6pm- 9pm Sue Howells private viewing

A private preview evening for best selling female artist in the UK, Sue Howells, who will be making an appearance at Vermillion Art Gallery.

Please contact 01565 633 330 to reserve a place on our guest list.

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