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Chester Cathedral In Lego
Explore cathedral life in miniature and learn all about our 1000 year history as we retell our story, LEGO brick by brick, from the very beginning. The Chester Cathedral in Lego building project will take 350000 individual Lego pieces and transform them into an accurate scale model of the cathedral that will reach almost 4m in length and 2m in height. Members of the public will be able to purchase their own small piece of history in the form of a Lego brick to be included in the model and will be encouraged to learn all about the cathedral’s 1000 year history as the multi-layered story of the building through the ages is retold, brick by brick, from the very beginning. Volunteer bricklayers will work every day of the week to build the model from the foundations up and it is estimated that the project will take up to four years to complete.

Lego Cathedral

Lego Cathedral

Kids Guide to Chester
Panoramic Views from Chester Cathedral

What is Cathedral at Height?
Our brand new guided tour will take you take you behind the scenes at Chester Cathedral, providing an unparalleled level of public access. Our tower tour with a twist will allow you to immerse yourself in our unique blend of medieval and modern history. See one city, two countries and five counties from the top of the cathedral tower. Climb through 900 years of history and discover our hidden spaces.

Explore our bell-ringing chamber
Get up close and personal with our stained glass
Peer down on our fourteenth century quire stalls and Victorian organ
Amble along our galleries
Take in a panoramic view of the city and beyond from the roof
Discover the hidden cathedral

Tickets for the tour will be charged at £8 for adults and £6 for children. Individual bookings can be made in the cathedral on the day of the tour. For group bookings of six or more people contact Chester Cathedral Box Office on 01244 500959.

Please note that due to the fabric of our historic building the tour contains lots of steps and twists and turns. 216 steps up and down. Very small doorways. Spiral staircases. Narrow passageways. High walkways. No children under 8
More info here

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Chester Philharmonic

Chester Philharmonic's November Concert
📅 Saturday 16 November 2019
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 concerto, composed in 1954, will be heard this evening performed by international artist Les Neish. Les has toured the world performing in over 60 countries and is Tuba Tutor at the RNCM, Salford University and Birmingham Conservatoire

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique like the Peterloo Overture depicts a story. “The Artist” (Berlioz himself) falls in love but is unable to confess his love to the object of his desire. Everywhere he looks he sees visions of his loved one. He is an opium addict and suffers from hallucinations which are depicted in the March to the Scaffold and Witches Dance. As Bernstein said, "Berlioz tells it like it is. You take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral”.
Tickets £18 Front Nave; £13 Rear Nave and West Steps; £6 Students.
from 01244 500959 or
The Diversity Ball - Chester Cathedral
📅 Friday 22 May 2020
Chester a city of walls without barriers

The event will be the first annual Diversity Ball, of its type, in the UK. It will be held in all the areas of Chester cathedral in the evening of 22 May 2020 with a potential attendance of 1,400 guests.

The Ball is different to the normal concept of a Ball as it will be inclusive and reach out and welcome ALL the communities of Chester, ethnic, religious, ability/disability, sexual orientation etc It will celebrate our differences as equals.

The Diversity Ball will include a diversity fashion show, singing in sign language, orchestras, bands, DJs

The Chester Diversity Ball will create a culture of diversity, in which we are as different as we are similar. In an exciting evening, we will set a new standard for the openness of our society, for tolerance, inclusiveness, accessibility and mutual respect.

Register now on the Diversity Ball website

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