What’s On In October in Cheshire



Wake Me Up Before You Dodo

Until 5 November

Warrington Museum


Warrington’s ‘mini David Attenborough’ Aneeshwar Kunchala is to display new artwork in his hometown as part of a new exhibition with an environmental message. Young conservationist Aneeshwar, who captured the nation’s hearts as a finalist in Britain’s Got Talent 2022, has teamed up with sculptor Val Hunt to present ‘Wake Me Up Before You Dodo’ at Warrington Museum. The thought-provoking showcase will look at many of the creatures at risk of extinction from tiny insects to magnificent beasts.



Jodrell Bank at Work

Until 31 December

Jodrell Bank

Jodrell Bank

The giant Lovell Telescope is at the heart of the Jodrell Bank site. A world-leading scientific instrument that sits in the middle of the UK’s National Radio Astronomy Facility, e-MERLIN and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is used, today, by scientists around the world. This new outdoor exhibition, Jodrell Bank at Work, explores the activities and developments on the site. These include the role of the telescope and what it takes to run the observatory 365 days a year.



ADHD – The Musical

13 October-24 October

Pyramid Arts Centre

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ADHD – The Musical is the brainchild of Dora Colquhoun, a neurodivergent theatre maker and performer based in Liverpool. With the help of Dolly Parton, Julie Andrews and Cher, the piece for audiences aged 12 and above, attempts to unpack the feelings of shame and failure commonly felt by those with the world’s most common neuro developmental condition. The show also explores the differences in which ADHD manifests in men and women, something the medical profession has only recently begun to acknowledge.



Ruby Wax

13 October

Crewe Lyceum Theatre

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“The original idea behind this show was based on the extreme journeys that I wanted to take in order to find an antidote to living a frazzled life,” Ruby Wax says on this show. “Along the way I wanted to find meaning, peace, happiness – the stuff we’re all chasing. However, after some transcendent experiences, I ended up in a mental institution. Obviously, I didn’t find what I was looking for.”



Most Haunted Live

26 October

Parr Hall

Most Haunted

A spine-chilling paranormal experience, including a séance, is coming to Warrington when Most Haunted goes on tour. The world’s most successful paranormal investigation series is bringing its show to theatres later this year, including a date at the historic and, according to some, haunted Parr Hall on Thursday, 26 October. Most Haunted Live will be presented by ‘first lady of the paranormal’ Yvette Fielding, her husband Karl Beattie and the Most Haunted team who will take audiences on the ‘darkest, most terrifying journey of their lives’.



Cheshire Oktoberfest

28-29 October

Stock Farm Barn


The Cheshire Oktoberfest heads to Stock Farm Barn – let’s just call it Stocktoberfest! They are hosting Cheshire’s first Oktoberfest at this renovated barn, featuring legendary oompah acts/bands and a selection of authentic Bavarian beers. Step inside the barn, fill your stein with refreshing beer and grab a tasty bite to eat from the German inspired food stalls. Dancing is encouraged, as well as wearing lederhosen, Dirndls and any other fancy dress.


See the Light

Cheshire artists now have the opportunity to take part in a prestigious show

New Light Winners Montage
Clockwise from left: Past Winners of the New Light Art Prize: Across Borge Bay by Ian Brooks (Winner Printmakers’ Prize), Sorrowing Cloth by Joanna Whittle (Winner Valeria Sykes Prize 2020), Forlorn by Vic Harris (Winner Patron’s Choice Award), Seen by Linnet Panashe Rubaya (Winner Emerging Artist Prize), Tree Sparrow by Christian Alexander Baily (Winner New Light Purchase Prize).

The prestigious New Light Art Prize celebrates talent bred and nurtured in the North of England is now open. It has become one of the UK’s largest and most talked about open touring exhibitions and offers some of the region’s best awards and opportunities for aspiring and established artists.

The judging process ran from May until July 2023 where some of the UK’s best art

experts will choose who will be shortlisted for one of the many prizes. Judges includes Olivia

Heron, Curator of The Whitworth Gallery, Matthew Hall, Director of Panter and Hall, London,

Nan Perell, New York Collector specialising in contemporary British paintings, Mark

Demsteader, renowned figurative artist and Rebekah Tadd, Development Director of New

Light Art.

Prize winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 29 September 2023 at The

Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Birkenhead where their artwork will feature in a

prestigious launch exhibition. It will then embark on its biggest ever tour to Bankside Gallery,

London, Rheged Arts Centre, Penrith, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, Northumberland and

finishing at The Mercer Gallery in Harrogate on 31 st December 2024.

Rebekah Tadd, development director at New Light, says: “This is a wonderful opportunity for

new and established artists to get their work seen by thousands of people in some of the

finest galleries in the UK. Those shortlisted will exhibit their work across the UK, from Cheshire to Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumbria and London.

“Our aim is to support Northern artists; whether that’s artists who grew up in the North,

studied or currently live in the North – it is an area that breeds so much talent. At this time of

financial uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to support artists by providing

opportunities to exhibit their work.”


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