Chester SciBar

Community Groups at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Tuesday 10 May at 7.15pm
  • Free (drop in)
  • Garret Bar

Science… in a bar!

Short talks followed by a Q&A with science professionals, students or enthusiasts. 7.15 pm the second Tuesday of every month. Check our Facebook page for the latest.

March – Reintroductions and the North-West Rare Plant Initiative
An exploration of the reintroductions of scarce and threatened plants within the region of North West England and the results so far with Joshua Styles, founder and project co-ordinator of the North-West Rare Plant Initiative.

Joshua Styles is an award-winning new face in the world of botany and conservation.  At the age of just 25, he has recently added Countryfile and Springwatch, a new Radio 4 documentary, and a series of feature reports for Channel 4 News to his ever-growing list of credits.  

He recently won the ‘CIEEM Best  Practice Small-Scale Nature Conservation Award’, and was the ‘Echo Environmental Awards: Environmental Champion’ winner.  Joshua is one of less than 40 people in the country, and the youngest person ever, to have received a level 6 Field Identification Skills Certification (FISC) from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. The FISC is a test devised to measure one’s botanical skill level, on a scale from 1 (beginner) to 5 (professional). A level 6 is only awarded in exceptional cases; which clearly Joshua is. This significant milestone indicates an individual is likely to be commissioned nationally to survey plants. 


During COVID-19 restrictions we went virtual and used the opportunity to get speakers from further afar. You can watch these talks via our YouTube channel.

You can contact us at:
Find us on Twitter: @ChesterSciBar and on Instagram: @chesterscibar



Time details

7.15pm - 9.15pm

On Stage Crown & Clan Divided
Garret Theatre

Sunrise Productions’ new drama, adapted from Antigone.

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On Stage AmaSing
Storyhouse Theatre

AmaSing returns to Storyhouse in 2022 for a series of special concerts!

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On Stage Suggs: What a King Cnut – A Life in the Realm of Madness
Storyhouse Theatre

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, sell out tours with ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again.

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Activities Elmer Storytime and Craft Workshop
Storytelling Room

Join Katie from the library team for Elmer storytelling followed by a craft workshop where we will be making our own Elmer ears.

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Activities Polish Heritage Day
The Kitchen

To celebrate Polish Heritage Day Children from a Polish School based in Wrexham will be performing traditional Polish songs and sharing some Polish food.

Activities Cantonese Storytelling
Storytelling Room

Cantonese storytelling, activities and crafts for children aged 4-9 with Joyce Wong, a member of Chester’s Hong Kong community.

Cinema George Michael Freedom Uncut
Movie Theatre

2 hrs | This career-spanning documentary marks the final work from the internationally renowned superstar and features incredible, unseen archival and private home footage.

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On Stage Acoustic Nights: Toria Wooff plus support from Amy Antrobus
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

An enchanting night of acoustic sounds inside the tepee at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre with Chester based singer-songwriter Amy Antrobus and folk-rock singer-songwriter Toria Wooff.

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On Stage Acoustic Nights: Anna Jane Houghton plus support from Dave Roberts

Melodic poetry and delicate reverb-soaked guitar melodies from singer-songwriter Anna Jane Houghton with support from Dave Roberts.

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On Stage Acoustic Nights: Me + Deboe plus support from BBC Wales DJ Adam Walton
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

Acoustic night at Grosvenor Park featuring BBC Radio Wales DJ Adam Walton and alternative acoustic duo, Me + Deboe.

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