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.

 

Rams (12)
Showing until: Wednesday 31 March
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1hr 59 | Sheep-loving brothers, Colin and Les live on neighbouring ranches but have not spoken in 40 years. When a lethal illness threatens their flocks they have to put aside their long feud to work together.

Feminista Film Tour
Showing until: Wednesday 31 March
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1hr 41 | Celebrating International Women’s Day with inspiring films from musical pursuits to outdoor challenges, these women are change makers and trail blazers.

White Colour Black (15)
Showing until: Wednesday 31 March
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1hr 25 | Successful London based photographer Leke has it all but when a message from Senegal calls him to return ‘home’, he reluctantly leaves his carefree, hedonistic lifestyle behind.

On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Digging into the Dark Ages: Early Medieval Fake Histories and How to Combat Them
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Howard Williams explores how stereotypes and popular perceptions of the Early Middle Ages – popularly still considered the European ‘Dark Ages’ – plague our popular culture.

Assassins (12)
Showing until: Sunday 28 February
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1hr 44 | A wildly improbable tale of a calculating dictator, a nefarious plot, a very public murder, and two women fighting for their lives.

Synchronic (15)
Showing until: Sunday 28 February
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1hr 36 | Two New Orleans paramedics encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug. In a perfect storm of personal crises, their friendship and families are ripped apart by the pill’s bizarre effects.

The Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
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1hr 49 | Presenting the pinnacle of adventure films, showing a host of incredible journeys, and transporting you to the great outdoors whilst the world is on pause.

Love Child (12A)
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
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1hr 51 | A heart-breaking portrait of an Iranian couple forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes.

Possessor (18)
Showing until: Monday 1 February
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1hr 43 | Sci-fi thriller about a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company.

MLK/FBI (12)
Showing until: Sunday 28 February
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1hr 44 | Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard’s resonant film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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