February Happenings

February Happenings

Get out your diaries– and start plannin’

Chinese New Year celebrations FEB 1 , 10:45 a.m.

Eastgate Street Chester, Parade and colourful event for the entire family. Dancing Music and Firecracker displays



The Underground Beer Club
February 10
Cellar Bar
Chester City Road
Tickets can be purchased or reserved in advance
at the Cellar
via FB, or Twitter.

On the night everyone is asked to bring along a beer to swap with others- sharing one you love and taking one to try out at home! A beer to swap can also be purchased on the night from the Cellar Bar if you prefer.This magical event can also be booked for your home or office.

For event bookings please email Andy at andytabberer@gmail.com

See This review from Chester Beer Blog:


Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/BeerClubTubed/info
twitter: @BeerClubTubed


Les Miserables
presented by The Queens Park High School
in collaboration with – The  Chester Philharmonic Orchestra
 The Play is performed  entirely by students
Tuesday 11- Friday 14th of February
Tickets only 5£
 Box office 01244 981500
Craft Vintage and Gift Fair

Saturday 15th February , 10am-4pm, £1 entry, up to 100 stalls
Northgate Arena , Victoria Road, Chester, CH22AU. Car Park £1
Antiques and Collectors Fair 
Every last Saturday of the month, Sat 22 Feb and Sat 29 March, 9am-3:30pm
2£ entry 1.50 concessions, kids free, up to 150 stalls
Northgate Arena

February FOLK Day

Hoole Community Centre,

Saturday Feb 22nd, 2014

Includes a real ale bar and home cooked food


Concert- 2pm


Ceilidh – 8pm  with The Time Bandits and caller Baz Parkes


Folk Club- 8:30pm


a song writing workshop will also be held with

music and song session from 12:noon



Tel. 07005 977045





Ticket Prices- afternoon £12, evening £10, all day £18,

Concession prices for children, students OAPs and unwaged

Lady Lever Art Gallery, TURNER – travels, light and landscape
14 Feb – 1 June 2014. Free entry. There will be free events and workshops. 
@ladyleverartgallery . Located in Port Sunlight Village
CHESTER ANTIQUES SHOW  County Stand Chester Racecourse- FEB 13-16
42 dealers


The Live Rooms


The LIVEROOMS will start COMEDY nights on Feb 1st

This will be a weekly comedy club with its launch on Feb 1, 7pm. £10 per ticket

See the web site to purchase tickets and to see their list of musical events too-


Chester film club @chesterfilmfan

Check the website for movie times
There will also be a :Social night Saturday

Feb 8th, 7:15pm, St Mary’s Centre, £9.50 free drink, meal ,quizzes ,films


Alexander’s – Rufus Court
7:30 pm Every Wednesday—- – come along for a movie night.
Popcorn and other food available
For a list of the upcoming films


NEW: Ye Olde Custom House Inn have started local community cinema. Every fortnight.
Thursday 7pm. This is a membership group-  but memberships can be purchased on the nght…
for more details see their Facebook Page “SIMPLY MOVIES CHESTER”
In Feb :
Dirty Dancing on the 13th and on the 27th Goldfinger

—————————————    ART  ———————————————————————

Russell Kirk-Art Exhibition
January 10- February 14. 10am-4pm
The University of Chester
An exhibit of this local artists works. Russell is responsible for organizing many of Chester’s festivals-and parades: Mid Summer/ Winter watch/ Christmas Lights.
This exhibit presents much of his work with elements of the parades and his expressive drawings.
Kingsway Contemporary Art Space (CASC)


Handel’s  Court Gallery ,
Northgate Street Chester
NEW TO 2014

Handel’s Court Gallery are delighted to announce; We will holding a weekly meditation group. As of Valentine’s Day, February 14th, every Friday you will all be cordially invited to come relax, unburden and socialize in the upstairs room while learning the art of meditation.
This promises to be a lovely, welcoming, weekly gathering. All levels of experience are welcome to come unwind and share. Come learn the art of mindfulness, and flow with love and acceptance into your weekend.
The group will run from 18:30-20:30 ( please  arrive by 18:30 prompt)
Teas and snacks will be available on the night. The class is donation based with a recommended donation of £5.
This will be hosted by our newest team member Will. We welcome Will to HCG and hope for the start of a budding relationship. Please keep an eye out on the HCG website for Will’s Bio coming soon.
With Warm Wishes
Handel’s Court Gallery Team
~Mr William Burton~
~~~”A Journey Of A Thousand Miles- Starts With A Single Step”~~~

On the 25th February Suzanne Iuppa will be giving an image presentation with spoken word of her recently published poetry series “On Track: Image and Poetry from Welsh Pilgrimage”
This event will be from 7pm till 9pm on the 25th February. There will be a £5 admission fee, we will be serving coffee and celtic music will be being performed.
Handel’s Court Gallery






Wayword FESTIVAL Starts on Feb 14. (half term) for kids and young adults – ages 4-24

This is a creative  literature fest aimed at young people..

There will be readings, seminars and activities aimed at young minds.

For each paying adult one 12 or under can go free! Check out the website for event times and prices–  some events are FREE

Most events will take place at the Town Hall.


Deeside Ice Skating present Pantomime on ice! Feb 1. 4:45 pm and sun Feb 2 at 5:15pm Cinderella and Aladdin. Tickets 8£


Tours from Visitor Centre
Civil War Tours, every Tuesday wed and thurs and Sat @11am and 1pm @civilwartours

Guided walking tours of Chester brush up on local knowledge, not just for tourists, every day 10:30am
Ghost tours Sat at 7:30pm , from town hall square


German Conversation Group. Meet February 1 ,Saturday 11am. Katie’s Tea Room on Watergate Street. Come along and join in relaxed German conversation.
This is a group of native speakers and non native speakers with conversation level German.
Anyone welcome.
Visit them on the web at http://www.meetup.com


Chester Micro Plays


13th February

see their Blog for more info


Location: Stanley Palace– pls email to reserve a space/  ChesterMicroPlays@gmail.com

There will be a £2  fee on the night toward the room space rental


Hope House Children’s Hospice Family Fun Day

Northgate Church. February 20th.

£5. per child Parents enter for free…. sessions include:

Story Teller, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Snacks, Free Raffle Ticket, Charity Mascot

All money raised goes to Hope House. This event is being organized by a group of students from Chester University/ Evolve Events/ you can find them on facebook


Re New Transforming Chester’s ODEON


all information regarding the project to renew Chester’s Theatre/Cinema/Library



Tip Top Productions:

The Forum Studio Theatre
will be selling tickets in January for their February performances:
Feb 1, 2014 Simon and Garfunkel- through the years

Useless Beauty from Feb 13-15
or 01244 341 296

Auditions will be held in March for the production of the FULL MONTY

March 5th at 7pm

Register your interest by contacting Steve at Steved@tiptopproductions.co.uk

Watch the web page for more info


The Carlton Players, Birkenhead
Tickets on sale now for the February production of

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Tues Feb 4th- Sat 8th

Tel. 0151 647 6593




Plan ahead for March – tickets on sale now:
Chester – Bach Singers, The Springtime of the Year
Saturday March 15 , 7:30pm, The Wesley Church Centre, St Johns Street,
Tickets 12£, 11£ concessions, 5£ children,  on sale at the Chester Tourist Office –
Box office 0845 241 7868
Tip Top Productions at The Forum Theatre Present:
The God of Carnage  March 19-22
The Forum Theatre :
Box office 01244 341. 296


Open Air Theatre 2014

Tickets on sale from Jan 30

Macbeth, The Secret Garden and Comedy of Errors

@chesterperforms #GPOAT

—————MUSIC AT TELFORD’S WAREHOUSE—————————————————————–

Telford’s Warehouse Music Events and Dates:


See their web site for more detailed information on the bands and events – here are some upcoming gigs for FEB

Fri Jan 31. The Maydays-

Sat Feb 1. We The Undersigned- an extra dimensional band/ raggaefunk/ a colourful high octane show!

Sun Feb 2. Open Mic Session

Wed Feb 3. Latin Mania—— Every Wednesday Salsa classes and Latin Dance night

Thur Feb 6. Blues Rock Jam Night- Shrewdness Of Apes— Free Entry— join in on stage if you dare!

Fri 7 Feb. Arthur Rigby & The Baskervylles

Sat Feb 8. Led into Zeppelin- free entry before 9pm- Tribute Band

WED SALSA- classes and dance

THURS Repent

Fri Feb.14. TBC

Sat FEB.15 Pimp Clinic Feat BEEF– hip hop band that works in a special way/


Fri Feb 21. The Fallows- free entry before 9pm–

Sat Feb 22. The Cadillac Kings/ swinging blues blending Chicago and West Coast grooves/ blues,boogie and rock’n’roll


Tues Feb 25. Wizz Jones & John Renbourn –£12 —seetickets.com/Two giants of the British Folk Blues Golden Era/

Fri Feb 28. Kid Smoke


SATURDAY March 1- Chester Philharmonic Orchestra Presents:

An American Evening: 7:30pm at the Chester Cathedral.

Copland,  Gershwin “An American in Paris”, Dvorak “American Suite” and more.

See their web site for more info. Tickets also on sale at The Chester Visitor Centre




Antiques & Fine Art Fair
Feb 13th
at The Chester Race Course

FREE admission with the Chester Charisma Card



for the FREE Charisma Card for Chester residents  see their web site for monthly special offers and deals!


‎Learn how to Dance— Beginners Welcome!!

Swing Stompers” Dance Classes to begin in Chester in March

Social Dance Nights being held Monday Feb 10 at House Chester-
Come along and check out the dancing for FREE
See their website for more details- looks like great fun!

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