Tickets for the MBNA Chester Music Festival, Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and the Chester Literature Festival are now free for all accompanied under 12’s, and are set to be so for the foreseeable future. The move has come in a determined effort to see as many young people as possible attend our lively programme of events and festivals. We have been welcoming families to the open air theatre in huge numbers, so this initiative reduces the price of bringing under 12’s. It also helps by not penalising families with... Read The Rest →
More news from the MBNA Chester Music Festival! Four more key events as part of the much anticipated June festival have been announced. Cerys Matthews, singer, songwriter, TV and radio presenter will be at Chester Town Hall on Friday, 7th June with her family sing-a-long book Hook Line and Singer. Known most famously for her band Katatonia and her current ‘Cerys on 6’ Sunday morning show on BBC 6 Music, her new book, published by penguin just a day before this show, chronicles the musician’s favourite traditional songs, collected along... Read The Rest →
The 2013 MBNA Chester Music Festival is now go! Priority booking starts today and public booking opens 25th March. www.chestermusicfestival.co.uk for all details and how to get priority booking. See you there!
We are very excited to announce a brand new partnership with MBNA. The Chester-based business are the new headline sponsors of the MBNA Chester Music Festival. Taking place June 1st – 16th, in Chester Town Hall and Cathedral, a major development for the 2013 festival will be the formation of a brand new ensemble. Ensemble Deva is a new in house chamber ensemble, around which the entire festival is based – created, produced and performed by the artists themselves. The members of the ensemble are drawn from the finest soloists... Read The Rest →
Rogues’ Galleries, is a brand new festival celebrating Chester’s rich history of trades, guilds and shopping. The free programme sees empty shop units in Chester City Centre re-opened as artist studios. Creating an artistic interpretation of the high street, audiences can explore a range of performances, installations and workshops. 14 artists, 11 workshops, 8 films, 11 days, Chester. For FULL PROGRAMME INFORMATION go to the Rogues’ Galleries website now
Our brand new festival, Rogues’ Galleries opens on Thursday 14th March. The FREE programme will see empty shop units in Chester City Centre re-opened as artist studios. Creating an artistic interpretation of the high street, audiences can explore a range of performances, installations and workshops. The 11 day event will also feature a programme of short films and workshops, including, the return of the regions original 48 Hour Film Challenge, Blogging for Beginners and Digital Marketing for Creatives workshops. Venues will be open daily from 114th – 24th March, Monday... Read The Rest →
We are delighted to confirm that Grosvenor Park Young Theatre will return to our beloved open air theatre later this summer. We need young people aged between 16 – 24 years from Cheshire and surrounding areas to write, direct and perform in a brand new play that will be performed in our unique picnic theatre. Making full use of Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre’s stage, props and the wealth of expertise on hand, budding young actors, writers, aspiring stage managers, directors, choreographers, composers and designers will create, rehearse and perform... Read The Rest →
2013 is set to be a major year for us and we have an exciting and ambitious programme ahead of us. Our first major event will be Rogues’ Galleries. Brand new for 2013, and taking place over ten days from 14th – 24th March, we have invited performance, installation and digital artists to take temporary residence in some of the city’s empty shops and secret spaces. Full details to be announced soon through our www.roguesgalleries.co.uk website Chester Music Festival will be taking place this year from 1st – 16th June... Read The Rest →
2013 is a major year for us with a full programme of exciting and innovative events and festivals ahead of us. To help us along our way, we’re looking for a Producer, Production Assistant and PR Officer. You can find out more about each role, including how to apply, here We’re also embarking on an exciting new project which will take place from 14th – 24th March 2013. -Rogues’ Galleries will use a number of Chester’s empty shops as pop-up venues to create an interactive programme of performance and digital... Read The Rest →
Ticket sales for this year’s Essar Chester Literature Festival have exceeded 7,000, which is a massive 60% above 2011 figures. We’d like to say we have a magic wand, but in reality it’s just a brilliant programme! We’re half way through and there are lots more great events to come this week, so if you haven’t, then get on down to the festival including chidrens half term book festival GobbleDEEbook. See you there!