Breastival is a day packed full of short talks, debates, discussion and advice plus a host of fun activities for all the family and marketplace.

All events are free to drop-in. Check out what’s on:

Garret Theatre

10.30am – 11.15am – Lyndsey Hookway ( IBCLC, Paediatric Nurse/ Health Visitor, Sleep Consultant)
A talk about preventing infant sleep problems, and tear-free ways to shape positive sleep habits then Q&A

11.30am-12.15pm – Shel Banks (IBCLC, Infant Feeding Coordinator)
A talk about colic, reflux and milk intolerances then Q&A

12.30pm – 1.15pm – Jenny Clarke (Midwife)
A talk about the benefits of skin to skin contact for the newborn and the mother then Q&A

1.30pm – 2pm – Broadway Babies
A fun performance from vocal group Broadway Babies!

2.30pm – 3pm – Rehana Jawadwala from MummyYoga
The unwritten diaries: the journey of a tandem feeding mum

No booking required, just turn up!

The Den

10am- 2pm – Splat Messy Play

10.30am – Baby Ballet

11.30am – Hello Music

12.30pm – Tots Love Music

1.30pm – Coffeetots

Lobby

10 – 2pm – Pram Talks – an interactive audio performance
Each performance lasts 45 minutes.

Created by All Things Considered Theatre Company, Pram Talks is an interactive audio performance for two parents at a time. Parents from across the Northwest have shared with us their stories about the highs and the lows of parenthood. Come and eavesdrop on their conversations as they discuss such things as: Romance after a baby, breastfeeding in public, traumatic births, what they are really thinking during the 3am feed and Post Natal Depression.

Pram Talks invites you to reflect on your own story and to start conversation with the person sitting next to you; by asking the questions you may not thought of asking.

This is a performance for two people at a time. Small babies in prams are also welcome!
You can come with a friend, a partner or a relative or on your own and we will pair you up with another parent.

The performance will involve walking a short distance but you will be guided throughout.

Garret Bar and Theatre

Market Place 10  -2pm

Food and Drink at Storyhouse

The Garret Bar will be open all day for drinks, cakes and pastries
The Kitchen will be open all day. To book a table click here.

Cinema
Spider-man: Homecoming as part of Family Saturdays.
Start Time: 11am
Age Rating: 12A
Duration: 133 mins
£4
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Gallery

On Stage Dr Amir Khan: Doctor In The House
Storyhouse Theatre

Join everyone’s favourite family doctor, Dr Amir Khan, for a fascinating, heart-warming, and frequently hilarious evening.

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Activities Youth Vibe 18+
Meeting Room

Youth Vibe over 18s is a group for D/deaf, Hearing loss or CODA people ages 18-25 to meet like-minded friends and have fun.

On Stage PopVox Choir Performance
The Kitchen

PopVox Choir is a contemporary fun and friendly choir for adults. They will be performing at Storyhouse as part of Storyhouse women.

On Stage Student Nurses Sing for Health
Wed 10.30am
The Kitchen

Student nurses from Chester University will be showcasing their newly formed choir at Storyhouse.

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Cinema Tori and Lokita (15)

1 hr 29 | A young boy and an adolescent girl, who have travelled to Belgium from Africa, pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile.

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Cinema Preview: Sick of Myself (Cert: TBC)

1 hr 35 | A darkly comic film about terrible people. Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn

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Cinema Prayers For The Stolen (15)

1 hr 51 | The complex, subtle, tender and heart-rending story of a young girl’s journey to adolescence in a village menaced by drug cartels and people traffickers.

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Cinema Preview: Lunana A Yak In The Classroom (PG)

1 hr 49 | A teacher struggling for inspiration is sent to the remotest school in the world. It takes being so far away to understand the importance of his work.

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Cinema Preview: Full Time (Cert: TBC)

TBC | The fantastic Laure Calamy, superbly portrays the frustration, anxiety and determination that accompany the struggle to balance the conflicting demands of the workplace and family

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Cinema Animation Festival (18)

TBC | Come and join us for a screening of the competition finalists, watch the winning animation from the 2022 competition, Black Slide

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