Chinese dragon in Chester

If you’re looking for some inspiration for what’s happening in Chester & Cheshire this week, look no further as we have put together a selection of our top picks. From welcoming in a new year to Ziggy Stardust, there’s a lot going on this week!

1. Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chester

Chester is set for a major celebration this Saturday as we welcome in the year of the rabbit this Chinese New Year. The streets will be a sight to see with a parade of traditional music, lions and dragon dancing, non-combustible firecrackers and cultural characters. Starting at 11am on Eastgate street the day will also include Tai Chi and weapon skills demonstrations, cultural workshops, and a new year’s banquet at Panda Mami.

2. Take a trip back in time to the Battle of Nantwich

Visit Nantwich this Saturday and be transported back to the English Civil War with the town’s annual Battle of Nantwich re-enactment. The faithful troops of The Sealed Knot will once again gather in the historic town to re-enact the battle that took place in 1644, marking the end of the siege of the town during the English Civil War.

3. Relive Bowie’s greatest hits from A to Ziggy

This Saturday you have the chance to experience David Bowie’s greatest hits as Bowie Experience comes to Crewe’s Lyceum theatre. Hailed as ‘phenomenal’ and ‘mind blowing’, the show is a celebration of the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, this production features all the hits from A to Ziggy.

4. Discover the history of the Romans (and salt!) in Cheshire

Northwich’s award-winning Lion Salt Works have a fascinating exhibition that explores the relationship between two of the most famous parts of Cheshire’s past: the Romans and salt.  Cheshire’s Salt Towns – a Glittering Roman Legacy tells the fascinating story of how and why the Romans exploited salt in Cheshire, and the legacy of the salt-producing towns they left behind.

5. Treat yourself to dinner and save

Across Chester and Cheshire there are a whole host of fantastic food and drink offers for you to enjoy this month. From 2-for-1 cocktails to up to 50% off food, Chester and Cheshire’s restaurants, pubs and bars are ready to welcome you to treat yourself and brighten up your January.

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Chinese New Year in Chester
Chinese New Year in Chester

Chester will celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rabbit on Saturday, January 21 with a parade of traditional music, lions and dragon dancing, non combustible firecrackers and cultural characters.

The Battle of Nantwich
Holly Holy Day

Join us from 10am for a smashing historical day out in Nantwich with music, historical plays, pike and musket displays, horse parade and the all important Battle on Mill Island at 2pm.

Prehistoric Fossils
Family Friendly
Prehistoric Fossils

Identify and make your own clay fossil to take home.



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