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6th July, Party In The Park 2019, Sandbach Park A fantastic evening of music from Sandbach School Big Band and Foden’s Band. Bring your picnics and rugs, and enjoy a relaxing summer event, with a Last Night Of The Proms-style finale. 5.30pm-10.30pm. £10.

On stage at Crewe Lyceum The Dreamboys, 4th July The UK’s most famous girl’s night out is back and hotter than ever. Over-18s only. 7.30pm. Tickets £22-£30.

•7th July, Darnhall Show, Winsford Fun dog show, farmers’ market, shopping tent, trade stands, main ring entertainment, funfair and tractor road run. 10am-4pm. Entry £3.

Rhythm Of The Dance, 30th July Take a trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music. 7.30pm. Tickets from £20. The Tiger Who Came To Tea, 3rd-5th August The Olivier Award nominated smash hit show returns. For ages three-plus. Times vary. Tickets from £11.

Tabby McTat, 13th August For children and families of all ages. 1.30pm. Tickets £15.50.

DID YOU KNOW? Tabby McTat is based on a Julia Donaldson book

Roy Chubby Brown, 31st August Roy Chubby Brown is back and is as naughty as ever. His jokes are all delivered with a cheeky grin and perfect comedy timing. 7.30pm. Tickets £28.

Summer of fun in Tatton Park Gathering by Susie MacMurray, 28th June– 6th October Artist Susie MacMurray presents her new large-scale artwork, designed for display in the mansion and inspired by the work of East Cheshire Hospice. Normal National Trust admission applies (£7 adults, £5 children).

•7th July, Race For Life, Chester Racecourse Join

hundreds of men, women and children to run and raise money to fund life-saving research. So gather your family and friends, put on something pink and let’s beat cancer! Starts 9am. Race entry £14.99 for adults and £10 for children. Under-sixes are free. For race times and to register, visit

11th July, Geology Walk, Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport Discover what lies beneath your feet, building Lyme’s impressive landscape on this volunteer-led walk looking at Lyme’s geological make up. 8.30am-10.30am. This event is free, but normal National Trust admission charges apply.

Foodies Festival, 12th-14th July See Michelin star chefs and Bake Off winners, plus music from Scouting for Girls, Boyzlife and The Neville Staple Band. There’s also champagne, wine, beer and gin tasting, a Feasting tent, VIP area and Kidzone. Day tickets £19.

Volkswagen Northwest Car Show, 4th August The largest gathering of VWs in the north. 9am-5pm. Tickets £9 adults; under-16s free. Passion For Power Classic Motor Show, 17th-18th August Around 2,000 vehicles, plus autojumble and trade stands. Tickets £9. Traditional Country Weekend at the Farm, 24th-26th August A weekend of traditional English fayre and fun. Noon-5pm. Normal admission applies.

Open-air theatre in Grosvenor Park

Austen arrives at Little Moreton Hall

Enjoy a summer of outdoor performances as the open-air theatre returns to Grosvenor Park, Chester, for its 10th year from 5th July to 25th August. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Henry V, as well as children’s classic The Borrowers will be showing on various dates and times over the season. Tickets cost from £26.50 for adults; under-16s are free.

Little Moreton Hall in Congleton hosts a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s much-loved Pride & Prejudice from 11th to 13th and 18th to 20th July. Performed by Alsager Community Theatre in the courtyard of the beautiful Elizabethan hall (or in a marquee if the weather is wet), the tale follows the romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth Bennet and her proud beau Mr Darcy. It’s a splendid display of civilised sparring, and Jane Austen’s radiant wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue. ACT has gathered a large and experienced cast of familiar faces and new talent in this superb comedy of Regency manners. 7.30pm. Tickets £14. uk/little-moreton-hall

12th July, Gin Tasting Evening, Cottons Hotel & Spa, Knutsford Join in the fun for an informative evening of food and gin excellence. A guest speaker will guide visitors through each of the gins, which will be paired with a delicious tapas selection. 7pm. £29 per person. Booking essential; call 01565 622144.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 17th-21st July With vibrant displays and stunning gardens. Tickets £34.

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Shire Magazine July-August 2019  

North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wirral, Whats on, magazine, days out, events, restaurants, reviews, homes, gardens, arts, craf...

Shire Magazine July-August 2019  

North Wales, Mid Wales, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wirral, Whats on, magazine, days out, events, restaurants, reviews, homes, gardens, arts, craf...