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Saving The Deep

July 1 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Saving the Deep - an installation by Jacha Potgieter A stunning, topical and thought provoking installation in the cloisters of the cathedral.  This installation has now been extended to Thursday 31 October 2019. Created by north Wales artist, Jacha Potgieter, Saving The Deep features over ten sculptures each created from waste collected from just three beach visits.  The artist has donated his time creating the installation in order to raise awareness of pollution in our seas, as part of the…

Italian Gala Evening

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Italian Gala Evening with celebrity chef, Francesco Gotti You are invited to an evening of gourmet food and accompanying wines with celebrity chef Francesco Gotti.     Arrive to a Prosecco and canapé reception followed by a four course dinner including pairing wines, and coffee and pralines to finish. Entertainment is from the best of Frank Sinatra. Tickets £60 per person Reserve your table now - call the Refectory Café on 01244 500 964 or email.  

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Waves Family Talk: ‘Help Save The Deep Blue’

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Waves Family Talk: ‘Help Save The Deep Blue’ with Jacha Potgieter Join Jacha Potgieter, artist, photographer and environmental conservationist – whose installation, Saving The Deep, is currently on display in the cathedral for an interactive talk about his sculptures, how he created them and the significance of the animals the sculptures depict. Tickets All classes £1  Children 6 and under free.  Booking essential.

Candlelit Tour

October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 28th December 2019 at 8:00 pm

Candlelit Tour of the Cathedral Join us for an exclusive night-time 60 minute ground floor tour of the cathedral by candlelight - as the monks would have seen it. A superb photographic opportunity also! Tickets £12 - booking essential Doors open at 7.45pm Photograph courtesy of Gareth Rainsforth

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Interfaith Discussion

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Interfaith Discussion The Lord Mayor of Chester, Mark Williams, and Vice Dean and Canon Missioner of Chester Cathedral, Jane Brooke lead a panel of representative faiths including those from the Jewish, Sikh and Islamic faith who will speak about, ‘what matters most to me in my faith’. The discussion is supported by Chester Cathedral and Cheshire West and Chester Council. Participation is free, but please register to let us know you are coming.  Register your attendance by Booking Tickets, below.

Writing Spaces: A Poetry Workshop

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Writing Spaces in Chester Cathedral: A Poetry Workshop A building; a page; a period of time: Each can become a space rich with creative possibilities. In this workshop we will explore spaces around us and put words on the page in front of us, venturing into that poetic territory between ‘the known world and the gravitational pull of what lies beyond knowing.’  Whatever your experience in writing poetry, you are invited to come and enjoy shaping something new in a…

Chester Philharmonic Orchestra: Season of Fable and Fantasy

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chester Philharmonic Orchestra: Season of Fable and Fantasy Arnold -  Overture Peterloo Vaughan Williams - Tuba Concerto ( Soloist Les Neish) Berlioz -  Symphonie Fantastique Conductor - Marco Bellasi It is 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre when 18 protesters were slaughtered and over 400 were injured by a cavalry charge of the Manchester and Salford Yeomanry. Arnold’s overture commemorates the event in music whilst Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique is the first in our theme for the season of “Fable and Fantasy”. Ralph Vaughan Williams tuba…

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Chester Music Society presents “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins  and “Intimations of Immortality”by Gerald Finzi

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chester Music Society presents “The Armed Man” by Karl Jenkins  and “Intimations of Immortality”by Gerald Finzi Chester Music Society Choir Paul Smy tenor Helen Anne Gregory mezzo soprano Liverpool Sinfonia conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis The Armed Man, “A Mass for Peace”, was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations, and was dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Jenkins incorporates the Catholic Mass, the fifteenth century folk song "L'homme armé", the Islamic call to prayer and extracts…

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Christmas Tree Festival 2019

30th November 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5th January 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Christmas Tree Festival 2019 Our annual Christmas Tree Festival will once again light up the cloisters, and this year we are using the theme of sustainability, recycling and re-using - the grand finale to our year of waves and in support of Adoption Matters and Stick ‘n’ Step.  Children can follow the Nativity Trail around the trees and cathedral. Don't forget to vote for your favourite tree - to support our two nominated charities. The Christmas Tree Festival is open…

G4 Christmas

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

G4 at Chester Cathedral Experience sumptuous harmonies in an idyllic, festive setting... After sell-out tours in 2017 & 2018, G4 return in 2019 with their biggest and best Christmas tour to date! With a series of 28 shows in beautiful venues nationwide, join Jonathan, Lewis, Mike and Duncan as they recall the musical experiences of their childhoods. Expect to hear timeless classics such as When A Child is Born, Silent Night and All I Want For Christmas, as well as…

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