1. There's lots taking place in Cheshire this autumn, from great live shows and events to spectacular exhibitions.
  2. There's still time to catch the ARK exhibition at Chester Cathedral. The exhibition is free to enter and there are sculptures on display from famous artists including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Barbara Hepworth.
  3. Don't miss the opportunity to catch the Pop Art in Print exhibition at the former Chester library. The exhibition has been curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum and runs until 22nd October.
  4. Storyhouse is a brand new theatre, library, cinema and arts space in Chester city centre. The theatre space is expanding ready for the autumn touring season, shows include Blood Brothers and Spamalot.
  5. In Warrington, Pyramid and Parr Hall has some great shows and comedy on in the next few months.
  6. The Carriage Shed in Chester holds some fantastic events, and in September the Makers Market returns, which means there will be a feast of foodie delights. And in October, you can kit yourself out with some affordable vintage clothing at the Chester Vintage and Street Food Fair.
  7. The Arley Hall Food Festival takes place this year on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September. The festival has chef demos, a challenge stage (could you handle a man versus food challenge?) and an artisan market - so there will be lots of tasty treats and free samples.
  8. The Chester Marathon is taking place on Saturday 8th October. Cheer on the runners as they race around the racecourse and historic streets of Chester.
  9. Chester Marathon 2016 - Official video
  10. The Chester Literature Festival takes place between 12th and 19th November. Holly McNish will curate a weekend of events and installations. This year, organisers say there will be more poetry throughout the Festival's new home at Storyhouse.
  11. The lanterns at Chester Zoo are a magical experience for visitors young and old.
  12. The Chester Christmas lights switch on and winter watch parade always draw the crowds.
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  15. The Christmas markets are a great opportunity to find some unusual presents, and you've got plenty of time to visit them as this year they on are from 16th November until 20th December. The markets certainly help you to get into the festive spirit.
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