Readings from a collection of eclectic, heartfelt and fabulous flash fiction inspired by Chester’s unique Rows, read by their authors.

Flash fiction gurus Peter Blair (University of Chester) and David Gaffney (new novel Out Of The Dark) will also read a selection of their wonderful, lightning-fast fiction and discuss their approach to this most invigorating of writing techniques.

A chance to meet and chat with like-minded fellow flash fans at this informal flash get-together.

This event is part of the Refresh programme of new arts and culture for Chester. Refresh brings together the pop-ups and cultural programmes of the Chester High Street Heritage Action Zone (the Rows), funded by Historic England and supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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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Cinema Tokyo Stories (TBC)

1 hr 30 | Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige to Manga and film

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Activities Storyhouse Stitchers
Book Pod

A group for knitting, crochet and conversation. Come along with your ongoing project to share tips, patterns and socialise.

Activities New Leaf Drop In
Meeting Room

New Leaf is a FREE voluntary programme that supports unemployed people living in Warrington and Cheshire who need extra help and support to get them into or closer to employment.

Cinema Vermeer – The Blockbuster Exhibition (TBC)

1 hr 30 | The Rijksmuseum is opening it’s doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history and this new Exhibition on Screen film invites audiences to a private view

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Cinema She Said (15)

2 hr 8 | AD | The behind-the-scenes story of how two New York Times journalists, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, pieced together and broke the Harvey Weinstein story

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Cinema White Noise (15)

2 hr 15 | The dramatisation of a contemporary American family’s attempts to deal with the mundane conflicts of everyday life while grappling with the universal mysteries

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Drop-In Session: Young Storyhouse Officer

We will be holding drop ins to come and chat to the team about the Young Storyhouse Officer role on Monday…

Festive Bar

Drop in to our Festive Bar on Storyhouse’s front steps for hot pigs in blankets, warm mulled wines, apple crumble…