Storyhouse Childless

A day of events to explore living as a non-parent in a family-centric world
  • £15 Day Pass in Advance (£20 on the day) 10.30am - 6.30pm

What's happening in Storyhouse Childless?

Thank you to those who joined us for a day of events, talks, workshops, performances and activities to explore living as a non-parent in a family-centric world. Do you have any feedback on the day? How did it make you feel, what did you enjoy, and what else would you like to see?
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Storyhouse Childless Feedback

 

Childlessness is on the rise in the UK, both by choice and due to infertility. The childlessness rate is around 20% for women in the UK and 25% for men and The Institute of Public Policy Research estimates that, by 2030, there will be two million people aged over 65 without adult children, up from 1.2 million in 2012.

Storyhouse Childless is a dedicated day to address societal expectations, insensitivity and media stereotypes – in particular the narrative that childless individuals are less happy than those with children. This day is specifically for anyone who is childless not because of choice – whether that be due to infertility, circumstance, or other factors. It will be a safe space to raise awareness and challenge taboos.

“Since Storyhouse opened, there have been events on childlessness included in some of the Storyhouse Women programmes, including talks from Jody Day and Lizzie Lowrie. Earlier this year, we were approached by a member of the Chester Gateway meet-up group, which is part of a global network for people who are childless, set up by Jody Day. They asked if there could be more events on this topic. This conversation was the first step towards programming an entire day dedicated to this community. With the help of Chester Gateway and Dr. Dawn Llewellyn (University of Chester) this programme was co-created.”Nicola, Community Programme Manager, Storyhouse

Stay tuned for Storyhouse Childless updates.

 

Cinema On The Rocks (TBC)

Faced with sudden doubts about her marriage, a young New York mother teams up with her larger-than-life playboy father to tail her husband in a bittersweet comedy.

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Cinema La Haine (15)
Movie Theatre

1hr 38 | Based on real events, La Haine focuses on three friends over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris in the aftermath of a riot.

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Cinema The Broken Hearts Gallery (12A)
Tomorrow 5pm; Sun 5pm; Tue 5pm; Wed 5pm; Thu 5pm

1hr 49 | After Lucy gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, she is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind.

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Cinema 23 Walks (12A)

1hr 42 | A romantic comedy drama set in North London. Fern and Dave meet whilst out on a dog walk and over the course of a year and changing seasons get to know each other.

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Cinema Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Movie Theatre

2 hr 45 | Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

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On Stage A Christmas Carol
Storyhouse Theatre

Christmas is not cancelled! Join us for big-hearted Christmas joy at Storyhouse with a show full of song and laughter….

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Cinema Max Richter’s Sleep

1 hr 39 | Follow composer and musician Max Richter and his creative partner Yulia Mahr, as they navigate an ambitious performance of his celebrated 8-hour opus SLEEP.

Past event
Cinema Memories of Murder (15)
Tomorrow 7.30pm; Sun 7.30pm
Movie Theatre

2 hr 11 | Inspired by true events, Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho’s haunting sophomore feature follows two vastly different detectives eager to catch a brutal killer.

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Cinema Nosferatu + Live Score (PG)
Movie Theatre

1 hr 30 | Haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

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Cinema Bill & Ted Face The Music (PG)
Tomorrow 4pm; Sun 4pm; Mon 3pm; Tue 4pm; Wed 4pm; Thu 7.30pm
Movie Theatre

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1 hr 28 | Middle-aged friends Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan set out on a new adventure.

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