A Crack Through Time

Part of Chester Heritage Festival Running from
Last event: Friday 28 June at 1pm
  • Free, Drop-in
  • The Kitchen

As part of Chester Heritage Festival, come and meet the people who came before us.

Hear the voices of citizens who are seldom heard: the thralls, the wives, the servants, the slaves, the innkeepers and the shop girls. These are people new to the city, the migrants of their age, and yet they settle into the fabric of the place and become part of the city’s past – and our heritage.

Their stories unfold in and around The Kitchen as the actors move around the space. Pull up a chair and be entertained.

These ten-minute monologues, a different one each day spanning two thousand years, feature professional actors and students from the University of Chester, are written by Clare Dudman and directed by Zoe Smith.

Monday 24th June: The Tragedy of Watergate Street 1772

Tuesday 25th June: A message to the King 1646

Wednesday 26th June: The Hiding Place 920AD

Thursday 27th June: Marcus Nepos’s Final Round. 200AD

Friday 28th June: The Rising of the Skeleton Army. 1881

Saturday 29th June: The Tragedy of Watergate Street 1772

Activities How to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking in a Foreign Language
Meeting Room

In this workshop you’ll learn confidence building strategies to help you become a more confident speaker of your second language.

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1 hr 34 | In the streets of Sicily, beautiful, gutsy Letizia Battaglia pointed her camera straight into the heart of the Mafia that surrounded her and began to shoot. The striking, life-threatening photos she took documenting the rule of the Cosa Nostra define her career.

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On Stage Brazilian Music Performance
The Kitchen

MPB (popular music of Brazil), is a rich, poetic style that covers a range of rhythms, Samba, Bossa Nova, Baião,…

Organ plus Q&A

1 hr 59 | As Tokyo burns, nursery teachers lead by Kaede scramble to evacuate the children under their care to an abandoned temple.

Little Nights, Little Love

1 hr 59 | Based on a story by one of Japan’s most popular novelists, the story asks what is necessary in attaining happiness in a relationship.


1 hr 18 | Timid Yura feels isolated in his new Christian school. Initially sceptical of the new worshiping practice, he begins to have apparitions of a tiny, mute Jesus who seems to answer his prayers. But he should be careful what he wishes for…

And Your Bird Can Sing

1 hr 46 | A gritty coming-of-age drama.

The Pilgrim’s Progress (PG)

1 hr 48 | Based on John Bunyan’s epic tale, an animated story about a spiritual journey for family audiences.

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Spies In Disguise (PG)

1 hr 42 | AD | When the world’s best spy is turned into a pigeon, he must rely on his nerdy tech officer to save the world.

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Jumanji: The Next Level (12A)

2 hr 3 | AD | The gang are back but the game has changed.

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