Harvest Moon Open Mic Night

Running from
Last event: Sunday 14 November 2021 at 5pm
  • Free (booking required)
  • The Nest

Once upon a time within the walled city of Chester there was a small café, hidden in plain sight staring the town hall in it’s beady eye. This café sent out the call, a soft vibration and a gentle buzz to the creatives, the poets, the singers, the songwriters, the guitarists, the writers, the passers by, the coffee drinkers and the story thinkers… This café was called the Harvest Moon, and they held an open mic.

The café is long gone but the magic created there lives on within the city through the memories shared and the connections made. Now there is an opportunity to shake and revive and connect once more and see if there are any new editions to welcome to the stage. ·

The Harvest Open Mic is unique because we don’t actually use a microphone or any other amplified equipment during performance.

All art forms are welcome!

We operate on a rule of two: So that is two songs, two poems, two stories or taking considerations if your particular song/set/story/dance is quite long then you make the judgement to perform just one.

This is an inclusive and supportive environment, a place  to meet, network, share and inspire, everyone is welcome! If you’d like to perform, you do not need a ticket but please fill in the form below and we’ll pass your details on to the organisers who will be in touch to confirm your slot. If you’d like to come along as an audience member, please book a free ticket.



Time details

5pm - 8pm

Cinema Loving Highsmith (12A)

1 hr 24 | A unique look at the life of celebrated American author Patricia Highsmith based on her diaries and notebooks and the intimate reflections of her lovers, friends and family

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Cinema Carol (15)

1 hr 54 | Therese, a shop assistant in a 1950s New York department store, becomes fascinated by a beautiful and enigmatic customer, Carol.

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Cinema Strangers on a Train (PG)

1 hr 37 | After a chance meeting on a train, Bruno suggest he murders Guy’s unfaithful wife, while Guy disposes of Bruno’s hated father.

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Cinema The Talented Mr Ripley (15)

2 hrs 20 | Ripley is sent to Italy to bring home his acquaintance, the errant playboy Dickie. Seduced by the glamorous and moneyed lifestyle, Ripley becomes obsessed and slowly infiltrates his life

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Cinema God’s Creatures (15)

1hr 40 | In a windswept fishing village, a mother is torn between protecting her beloved son and her own sense of right and wrong.

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Cinema The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

1 hr 32 | AD | With help from Princess Peach, Mario gets ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world.

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Activities Leadership and Employment Workshop
Garret Theatre

This workshop will explore leadership, identity, communication, and employability skills through discussion and participatory exercises.

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Cinema Mummies (U)

1 hr 28 | AD | Mummies is a fun family animated adventure that follows three Egyptian mummies who accidentally enter the modern world.

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On Stage Cinderella
Storyhouse Theatre

Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular which celebrates the most famous fairy-tale of them all – Cinderella. 

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Activities Boardgames in the Den
The Den

Put down that device and join us for some old-fashioned fun with boardgames in The Den! Will you be the Scrabble Supremo, the Jenga Jubilant or the Card Game King?