Hello Dancing Queens

Posted 11th July 2024

Chester House Estate is getting into gear in anticipation of its Classic Car & Bike Show (July 13). If you love nostalgia and beautiful bodywork, this is the event for you with automotive elegance at its best.

From vintage motors to timeless motorcycles, the show will be an opportunity to learn about the craftsmanship, innovation and golden era of motoring.

Live entertainment and a selection of food vendors will also be present.

ABBA fans will be able to delight in the music of the Swedish superstars when the 21st Century ABBA Tribute arrives (July 14).
You know the soundtrack to expect, and this will be delivered with a full band in the otherwise tranquil setting of Chester House grounds – pack a picnic and enjoy the space with friends and family before reaching for your dancing shoes and moving to the smashes, thrashes and hits of Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida.

If you want more chart-bothering hits aired in the great outdoors, you are in luck – on July 28, the 21st Century Queen Tribute will have a setlist crammed with finery; from Keep Yourself Alive and Crazy Little Thing Called Love to We Will Rock You and the lesser-known Bohemian Rhapsody!

If you want to spice up your weekend, you could do worse than take a ticket for the Spice Girls tribute (August 23). Forget two become one, at this show, five become four, with Posh missing from the line-up but the remaining ladies will bring a fine line in 90s nostalgia.
If you still know how to bust the moves to Say You’ll Be There, Stop and Who Do You Think You Are, then you Wannabe in the audience for this!

Motown by Moonlight (August 26) will deliver the music of icons including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. Motown magic, again with the option to picnic on site.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company will deliver a brand new take on the classic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast (August 29).

Away from music and theatre, Chester House Estate has opportunities to engage with Prehistoric Workshop sessions, starting with an introduction to Flint Knapping (August 2 & 3) and introduction to flax processing (August 16 & 17).

You will learn how to spin flax on the leg, be able to experiment with a range of drop spindles, and try your hand at spinning. Last up, on August 24, you are invited to a hafting workshop.

Hafting is the process of attaching a stone or metal tool to a handle or strap.
Explore the basics of flint-knapping, flax cordage-making, wood-working, and hafting with flint tools and tree-sap glue as you make your own flint sickle or bladed tool to take home.

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