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ESSAR Chester Literature Festival

ESSAR Chester Literature Festival

12th - 26th October 2014

Top Events & Festivals

There is more to Chester than just history and heritage. Chester’s fiesta of festivals includes film,  music, literature and folk.

Many traditional favourites return year on year including the hugely popular Chester Races, and Bolesworth International, so much more than just showjumping.

There are plenty of outdoor events throughout the year too including Chester Rocks at the Racecourse, open air theatre performances in Grosvenor Park and Moonlight flicks, an outdoor cinematic experience.

Chester is known for its parades and the city hosts them both in the Summer months and also later in the year as part of their Christmas celebrations.

Not forgetting the Food, Drink and Lifestyle Festival and sporting events such as the Regatta and marathon, voted the UK’s number 1 road marathon in 2013, to name a few. 

See below to find out more about Chester’s  calendar of events, use the box on the right to search for what's on during the dates of your stay or download your FREE copy of our monthly What's On Guide for more!

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  1. Add ESSAR Chester Literature Festival  to your Itinerary

    ESSAR Chester Literature Festival

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    Chester

    The Essar Chester Literature Festival returns this Autumn with an impressive line-up featuring some of the country’s best-loved literary talents.
    Tickets: £0 - £20

    Dates

    From:
    10 Oct 2014to26 Oct 2014
  2. Add *Chester Literature Festival* -  Uni at the Fest: Dr Christopher Hull to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Uni at the Fest: Dr Christopher Hull

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    Add *Chester Literature Festival* -  Uni at the Fest: Dr Christopher Hull to your Itinerary

    Chester

    This talk, by Lecturer in Spanish Christopher Hull, explains how the British author’s iconic 1958 novel presaged the most dangerous episode in the Cold War four years later – the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    5.30pm
    Free, booking required.

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2014to22 Oct 2014
  3. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Tristram Hunt to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Tristram Hunt

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    Show / Display

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    Chester

    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50, Book-It-Now £11.50

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2014to23 Oct 2014
  4. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Linda Grant - Upstairs at the Party with Mark Lawson to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Linda Grant - Upstairs at the Party with Mark Lawson

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    Chester

    A powerful novel about those moments that shape a life.

    5.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50, Book-It-Now £8.50

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2014to23 Oct 2014
  5. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Mary and Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth with Mark Lawson to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Mary and Bryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth with Mark Lawson

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    Chester

    The novelist Graham Greene’s deportation from Puerto Rico to Cuba by US immigration authorities in 1954 led him to write his intelligence services satire Our Man in Havana.

    7.30pm
    Tickets: Book-It-Now £8.50 or £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2014to23 Oct 2014
  6. *Chester Literature Festival* - Poetry Pub Crawl

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    Chester

    Join stand-up poets – and stand-up guys – Tim Clare and Mark Grist on a tour of some of Chester’s cosiest pubs starting at the Ship Inn

    7.30pm
    Tickets: £15.00 Includes a drink!

    Dates

    From:
    23 Oct 2014to23 Oct 2014
  7. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - LGBT Poetry Workshop to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - LGBT Poetry Workshop

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    Chester

    Poet Dominic Berry leads a creative writing workshop looking at the situation of (though not exclusively aimed at) LGBT communities.

    4pm
    Tickets: £10.00

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2014to24 Oct 2014
  8. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Stand Up Poetry Night  to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Stand Up Poetry Night

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    Chester

    What’s better than stand-up poetry? Nothing! Join us for an evening in the hands of four of the country’s most experienced poetry stander-uppers

    7.30pm
    Tickets: Book-It-Now

    Dates

    From:
    24 Oct 2014to24 Oct 2014
  9. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Molly Naylor and Ian Ross – IDST to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Molly Naylor and Ian Ross – IDST

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    Chester

    Fresh from an acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer come Molly Naylor and Ian Ross.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2014to25 Oct 2014
  10. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - John Lahr, Tennessee Williams With Film Screening of A Streetcar Named Desire to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - John Lahr, Tennessee Williams With Film Screening of A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Add *Chester Literature Festival* - John Lahr, Tennessee Williams With Film Screening of A Streetcar Named Desire to your Itinerary

    Chester

    We are delighted to welcome John Lahr, the foremost expert on Tennessee Williams, to Chester to talk about the playwright who revolutionised American theatre.
    7pm
    Tickets: £15

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2014to25 Oct 2014
  11. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Suzannah Dunn - The May Bride to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Suzannah Dunn - The May Bride

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    Chester

    Delve back into the world of Tudor England as author Suzannah Dunn reveals the secrets of her new book The May Bride.
    4pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2014to25 Oct 2014
  12. Add *Chester Literature Festival* -  Alex Preston – How to Research Your Novel: Workshop to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Alex Preston – How to Research Your Novel: Workshop

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    Chester

    Alex Preston runs a Guardian Masterclass on how to research historical fiction and he is here in Chester to share his tips and knowledge on that subject.
    1pm
    Tickets: £10

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2014to25 Oct 2014
  13. Add *Chester Literature Festival* - Uni Yarns to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Uni Yarns

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    Chester

    Come along to hear about the University’s history and to share your own memories, stories and pictures of its evolution from small college in 1839 to the renowned institution it is today.
    2pm
    Free, booking required

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2014to25 Oct 2014
  14. Add *Chester Literature Festival* -  Not Going Gentle: A Celebration of Dylan Thomas With Glyn Maxwell,  Owain Gwynn, Michelle McTernan, Gwyn Vaughan Jones and Emma Lucia to your Itinerary

    *Chester Literature Festival* - Not Going Gentle: A Celebration of Dylan Thomas With Glyn Maxwell, Owain Gwynn, Michelle McTernan, Gwyn Vaughan Jones and Emma Lucia

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    Add *Chester Literature Festival* -  Not Going Gentle: A Celebration of Dylan Thomas With Glyn Maxwell,  Owain Gwynn, Michelle McTernan, Gwyn Vaughan Jones and Emma Lucia to your Itinerary

    Chester

    Having kicked off the festival with Dylan Thomas’s writing shed arriving in Chester, we are rounding things off with a magical evening devoted to the Welsh poet on the very eve of his 100th birthday.
    7.30pm
    Tickets: £12.50

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2014to26 Oct 2014
  15. Add Cheshire Oaks Extended Shopping Hours to your Itinerary

    Cheshire Oaks Extended Shopping Hours

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    Participatory Event

    Add Cheshire Oaks Extended Shopping Hours to your Itinerary

    Ellesmere Port

    Enjoy extended shopping hours to give you more time to find those perfect Christmas gifts at Cheshire Oaks.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Nov 2014to24 Dec 2014
  16. Add Cheshire Oaks Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Cheshire Oaks Christmas Market

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    Fete / Fair

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    Ellesmere Port

    Visit the festive market area for a truly magical Christmas feel at Cheshire Oaks.

    Dates

    From:
    13 Nov 2014to24 Dec 2014
  17. Add Cheshire Oaks Christmas Launch to your Itinerary

    Cheshire Oaks Christmas Launch

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    Ellesmere Port

    Join us as we switch thousands of lights on the UKs largest Christmas tree and officially launch Christmas at Cheshire Oaks

    Dates

    From:
    13 Nov 2014to13 Nov 2014
  18. Add Chester Christmas Market to your Itinerary

    Chester Christmas Market

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    Sale

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    Chester Centre

    Chester’s Christmas Market aims to bring a traditional, high quality market to the city centre, with focus on local traders, crafts people and food and drink producers. Admission is FREE! 20th November - 14th December 2014

    Dates

    From:
    20 Nov 2014to14 Dec 2014
  19. Add Christmas Light Parade to your Itinerary

    Christmas Light Parade

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    Chester

    A fun community parade filled with lanterns, light and dance to switch on the city’s Christmas lights.

    Dates

    From:
    20 Nov 2014to20 Nov 2014
  20. Add Chester Arts Fair to your Itinerary

    Chester Arts Fair

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    Fete / Fair

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    Chester

    Returning to the city for its third consecutive year, the 2014 Chester Arts Fair will take place at Chester Racecourse from 21-23 November, and is expected to draw over 5,000 visitors.

    Dates

    From:
    21 Nov 2014to23 Nov 2014

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