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 Nowhere Special (12A)
Movie Theatre

1hr 36 | Single dad, John, is faced with a terminal illness. In his last weeks he decides he must take it upon himself to find the perfect foster home for his child.

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Activities I Move, We Move – A Movement Workshop by RAWD Project
Garret Theatre

Calling all movers, shakers, and movement makers! Join the RAWD gang for an afternoon of toe tapping fun! Grab your leg warmers as we explore disability movement and moving and grooving.

On Stage RAWD present Phone Home
Garret Theatre

After a long year of shielding, the disabled artists of RAWD crash land at Storyhouse with their comeback performance; Phone Home.

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Activities Create Art With An Artist
Town Hall Square

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Activities Rhymetime
The Kitchen

Join us in the Kitchen at Storyhouse for some fun rhymes and stories with the library team. Suitable for younger children and toddlers.

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Cinema Romeo & Juliet

1hr 40 | A bold new film bringing to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy sing in an entirely new way. 

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Cinema Night of The Kings (15)

1hr 33 | An exhilarating tale of survival in one of the world’s most dangerous prisons and a beautiful ode to the power of storytelling.

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Cinema Jungle Cruise (12A)
Movie Theatre

2hr 7 | A rollicking thrill ride down the Amazon starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson.

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Online

This clay workshop explores the idea of embodiment while using a pot forming technique that aids to form a more positive mindset.

Activities Rule-Breaking Art
Online

A bespoke art class designed to break the rules. Colour outside the lines, make the sky green and create a piece of art that excites you.

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