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Monday, 21 March 2016

BBC Radio 3’s The Verb - Dr Ian Seed, teacher and poet. 21.03.16

Tune in to BBC Radio 3’s The Verb at 10pm tonight to hear the University's Creative Writing BA Programme Leader, Dr Ian Seed in discussion with presenter and poet Ian McMillan.  The topic will be new towns in film, history, music and prose poems.

More information can be seen on the BBC website by clicking here

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Free Capoeira Workshop Today!

Capoeira is a dance, a martial art and a form of Brazilian cultural expression, but above all it is a game! Developed in Brazil by African slaves, capoeira today includes dance, martial arts, acrobatics and music. Capoeira is a physical activity, but one where each individual can find their own place, style and expression. Come and join us during the Equality and Diversity festival and give a capoeira a try! No experience necessary - all levels of fitness and experience welcome. Please wear comfortable clothes (jogging bottoms/leggings and T-shirts - no shoes needed) and bring a bottle of water.
For more information about capoeira and the classes we run in the community see

Come and try something new and inspiring where fitness and culture meet!
This workshop is open to all and is being held at our Kingsway site in the Kingsway Dance Studio from 1:30 - 3pm. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

University of Chester Thespian Society Present Macbeth

What if Macbeth's military exploits have damaged him more profoundly than he realises and he is so psychologically and emotionally scarred by his experiences on the battlefield that it has driven him to commit unspeakable acts back home?
A new student production, chronicling the mythical rise and fall of Scotland’s ambitious nobleman and short-lived King, considers how he may have been affected as a consequence of witnessing the horrors of war.
The University’s Thespian Society has chosen, unusually, to speculate on Macbeth’s mental state, as he returns from successive conflicts. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the charity, Mind.
The production is set in the immediate aftermath of the World War One, in the heady days of the Roaring Twenties, but all is not as it seems. Although faithful to Shakespeare’s text, there are some surprises in store. The audience will see a female Banquo, a male witch and there are some extraordinary twists.
Performances take place from 7.30pm on March 10, 11 and 12 in the Beswick Building on the Parkgate Road Campus in Chester. The show on each night starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets, priced £5 for adults and £3 for all students and concessions (under 16s and pensioners) can be bought online via
A limited number will be for sale on the door.
Macbeth signifies the beginning of the University’s Shakespeare @ 400 season, which will continue throughout 2016, marking the quadricentennial commemoration of the death of the Bard.

Friday, 4 March 2016

Teddies to takeover Birchwood Forest Park for charity.

Events Management students from the University of Chester are inviting local children and their families to go down to the woods this Sunday, and take part in a sponsored teddy bear walk to raise money for a local children’s hospice.

Full details are on our website here

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tabitha Jussa’s Let in Light Exhibition

You are all invited to the opening night of Tabitha Jussa’s Let in Light exhibition on Thursday 3rd March 5pm-7pm at University of Chester, CASC Kingsway Gallery. Admission is free and the exhibition continues until the 18th March 2016.

Gallery opening times Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
You can find more information on Tabitha on her website