Blink Festival

A two festival exploring the highs and lows of becoming a parent Running from
Next event: Saturday 1 September at 10am
  • Day wristband £10
    Weekend wristband £15
    Children go FREE (no ticket required)
  • Storyhouse

Part of: Blink Festival

There are lots of ways to be brought up awesome: Batman and Aristotle were orphans; Superman and Marie Curie were foundlings; Spiderman and Nelson Mandela were adopted. But we’re all children to parents somewhere.
Some of us one day choose to become parents ourselves. Some of us don’t choose it, but turn into parents anyway. Some of us want it but face grief and loss in pursuit of it. Even those of us that choose it, don’t have a clue what it really means until a new life explodes normal into nonsense.

Having children, not having children, adopting, fostering, child loss, breastfeeding, nutrition, sex after childbirth, sexual health – and the mental health consequences of it all… Blink creates safe spaces to learn about, confront and honestly share the highs and lows of parenting.

A co-curated community festival in partnership with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Mothers’ Mental Health Matters (#MMhM) and Breast Feeding Friendly Chester.

All events will be relaxed and meet the needs of breastfeeding mothers, however not all events are child friendly so please check online or at the festival hub in Storyhouse throughout the weekend before booking.

Buy a wristband for either day, or for the whole weekend. Children go free, but please note that events may have age restrictions due to content and suitability.

Transferable ticket for care givers which means you can take it in turns to attend. Wristbands will guarantee entry to all events in the Garret Theatre (except the performance of A Dad’s Guide to Losing a Child).

Places on workshops, talks and take part activities will be allocated on a first come first served basis

Upcoming events

Saturday 1 September 10am Storyhouse Book now
Sunday 2 September 10am Storyhouse Book now

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