Create Art With An Artist

Make art with an artist in the heart of the city Running from
Last event: Thursday 26 August 2021 at 11am
  • Free!
  • Town Hall Square

We’re taking art and creativity outside this summer with five fantastic days of free arty activity for young people and aspiring adult artists right in the heart of Chester. Use textiles, sculpture, crafts, writing and illustration to create your own amazing artworks. The pieces you produce will be taken by the professional artists and turned into a fabulous, collaborative larger work to be displayed at Storyhouse.

Six talented professional artists will lead the Create Art With an Artist open air sessions in Town Hall Square on Thursdays and Sundays during July and August, with each session based on the idea of looking forward after the pandemic.

Thursday, 29 July
Join graphic designer and animator Carol Hanson to create a collaged flower or fruit for a front room made from paper products.

Sunday, 8 August
Illustrator Nikki Pinder will guide you to draw your feelings about the pandemic to decorate a giant robot face.

Thursday, 12 August
Textile artist and printmaker Clare Owens will be creating an enormous pair of hospital scrubs alongside pomander bags.

Sunday, 22 August
Make and decorate your own bugs with arts collective Art in the Place.

Thursday, 26 August
Express your lockdown emotions in a piece of art guided by community art Neuza Morais.

All sessions are free and run from 11am to 5pm

This project has been funded by Destination Chester – a local network led by Chester’s top attractions and businesses – which is supported by the European Regional Development Fund, and will enable Chester and the wider area to be taken forward and grow its status as a ‘go-to’ tourist destination throughout the summer and autumn.

On Stage RAWD Presents SUPER!
Garret Theatre

Filled with physicality, music and innovative storytelling this vibrant ensemble show is a journey of self discovery where disabled perspectives take centre stage through the electric lens of superheroes.

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On Stage Dark Horse Theatre presents #Unit21
Storyhouse Theatre

A bold and entertaining show, with an ensemble of 9 exceptional actors with learning disabilities and the voices of award-winning comedians Iain Stirling and Amy Webber.

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Cinema Lady Chatterley’s Lover (15)

2 hr 6 | Following her disastrous marriage to Sir Clifford Chatterley, Lady Constance embarks on a passionate relationship with the handsome gamekeeper

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On Stage TONY! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera]
Storyhouse Theatre

A reckless reappraisal of the life of former Ugly Rumours front man and Britain’s first pop Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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On Stage An Evening and a Little Bit of a Morning with Mark Steel
Storyhouse Theatre

Newspaper columnist of the year and Have I Got News For You regular, Mark Steel, brings his stand up show to Storyhouse.

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On Stage An Audience With Manchester Legends
Storyhouse Theatre

The ultimate evening of Manchester United legends with Bryan Robson and Brian McClair LIVE on stage together hosted by Jed Stone.

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On Stage Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer
Storyhouse Theatre

Sarah Millican returns to Storyhouse with her brand-new stand-up show Late Bloomer. Come along, laugh at her, with her, beside her.

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On Stage Avant Garde Dance: Illegal Dance
Storyhouse Theatre

Tony Adigun’s Illegal Dance is a unique multi-sensory dance theatre experience in which every audience member must decide where they stand, pick a token, rebel or conform!

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Activities Christmas Bauble Workshop
The Kitchen

Come along to our festive bauble making workshop and stitch yourself, or a loved one, a felt bauble with some hidden sweets inside.

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Activities Santa’s Reindeer Training: Drama Workshop
Storytelling Room

See if you have what it takes to pass Santa’s Reindeer Training. Do you have the skills to navigate the globe on Christmas Eve? Rudolph can’t do it all alone!

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