Cherry Blossom Craft

Running from
Last event: Thursday 10 February at 2pm
  • Free (drop in)
  • The Kitchen

As part of the Chester; Designed by Nature project in partnership with Wild Rumpus, one of the Park and Ride buses will be filled with cherry blossoms and we need your help to make them! This installation has been designed by Emma Thackham, an artist and art therapist working with the Cheshire and Warrington Carers Art Group, and they are aiming to fill the bus with 1290 cherry blossoms – one for each unpaid carer in Chester registered with the Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust. There are two types of blossom to make – crochet or fabric. Download the instructions on this page to make your cherry blossoms.

Click here to download instructions to make a fabric cherry blossom.

Click here to download instructions to crochet a cherry blossom.

One of the key focuses of this project is sustainability, so we’re encouraging anyone who can to use materials they already have at home in cream, white or pale pink shades. You can drop your finished blossoms off at Storyhouse any time up to the 14th February to be included in the installation.

If you don’t have materials, or would like a bit of help making the blossoms, please come to one of our three sessions in Storyhouse and join us!

Chester Designed By Nature is a programme of events, activities and city-wide installations brought to Chester by Destination Chester with the help of partners Wild Rumpus (Just So Festival, Chester Zoo Lanterns Parade) and Storyhouse. Funding to provide the services in this project is provided by the Welcome Back Fund (WBF). WBF is managed by Her Majesty’s Government and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Duration

Approx 120 mins

On Stage How to put on an Open-Air Theatre Show
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join producer Helen Redcliffe, along with others from the Storyhouse team, for a post show talk about everything that’s involved in making Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Book now
On Stage Meet the Creatives
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join director John Young and designer Jess Curtis as they take to the stage to talk about what it’s like creating a show at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Book now
Pre-drinks in the Tepee
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

Enjoy a free drink on us and an enchanting acoustic performance inside the magical setting of the tepee before the performance of Romeo and Juliet.

Book now
On Stage How to Be Amazingly Happy!
Garret Theatre

A big hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy as our heroine searches for joy, identity and belonging.

Book now
On Stage Poetry Performance – Open Mic
Garret Theatre

This event is an opportunity to share with an audience something you have created in response to your thoughts and feelings around your story.

Book now
Activities Writing Workshop with Betty Doyle
Garret Bar

Take part in an informal writing workshop with poet Betty Doyle. Betty will take you through some writing techniques and creative exercises to help with the writing process.

Book now
Cinema Glyndebourne: La bohème (12A – TBC)

2hrs 20 | In La bohème, Puccini elevates ordinary people to the level of the extraordinary, the tragic, the timeless – transformed by a score that has seduced generations of audiences.

Book now
On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Men’s Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Yvonne John.

Book now
On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Afternoon Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Kirstie Higgins.

Book now
On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Morning Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Victoria Firth.

Book now

Storyhouse is a charity.
After the most challenging year in our history, we still need your support to help us recover.
Here’s how you can help support the future of Storyhouse.