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.

Activities Acorn Trail
Tue 10am; Wed 10am; Thu 10am; Fri 10am + more times
The Den

The animals of Acorn Wood have lost some special giant acorns! Can you find all ten acorns or will it drive you nuts?!

Activities Make a Fox from Acorn Wood
The Den

They say you can never out-fox a fox so why not make one instead? Try our wonderful wildlife craft and take home your very own forest friend.

Activities Easter Crafts
Today 12pm; Tomorrow 12pm; Mon 12pm
The Den

Hop down to Storyhouse and celebrate the holidays by making some smashing Easter Wreaths! Adorned with bunny faces and seasonal shapes, they are sure to make an ‘egg-citing’ addition to your bedroom door.

Cinema Three Colours trilogy: White (15)

1 hr 32 | Following ‘Blue’, ‘White’ is the second instalment of Kieslowski’s Three Colours Trilogy of the French revolutionary ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.   

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Cinema Three Colours trilogy: Red (15)

1 hr 39 | Kieslowski completes his Three Colours Trilogy with a tale of parallel lives and interwoven destinies, and draws connecting threads with the two previous films.

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Cinema Three Colours trilogy: Blue (15)

1 hr 38 | Julie loses her composer husband and their child in a car crash and, though devastated, she tries to make a new start, away from her country house and a would-be lover

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Cinema Infinity Pool (18)

1 hr 58 | AD | In a luxury resort, a writer and his wealthy wife are persuaded by a mysterious young woman to explore the Island beyond the secure boundaries of the hotel

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Cinema Pearl (15)

1 hr 43 | AD | Set in the end days of the Spanish Flu, Pearl is trapped on an isolated farm, tending to her ailing father whilst lusting for the glamorous life she’s seen in movies

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On Stage Storyhouse Eurovision Party in the Kitchen
The Kitchen

Get yourselves down to The Kitchen for a fun-filled, sequin-stuffed, point-packed watch-along party as we cheer and celebrate the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

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Activities Fostering Drop-in
Meeting Room

Want to make a difference to a child’s life? Join us in the meeting room to find out more about fostering for your local council.