Open Air Storytelling at the City Forest Garden

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Next event: Saturday 4 December at 1pm
  • Free (booking advised but drops in are also welcome)
  • City Forest Garden

Part of: Christmas at Storyhouse

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling and walkabout theatre in the open air at the City Forest Garden (aka Chester Supertrees) near to Chester City Centre Bus Station.

Enjoy magical stories performed by award-winning Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill and watch the mesmerising Eye of The Newt Theatre Company as they perform The Hare and The Moon – a gentle and warm-hearted walkabout show inspired by the mythology of the moon gazing hare, which will set off from the City Forest Garden at 1pm and 3pm on Saturday 4 December. And join visual artist Jo Gomez and take part in a lantern making workshop using recyclable materials.

The City Forest Garden is located in a round about which can be accessed at three points including: Brookdale Place off Frodsham Street; Brook Street and St Oswald’s Way.


This community event is to coincide with the Roving Moon installation which will light up the  Chester city centre skyline at Christmas

Chester communities will tune into the night sky this Christmas time as a dramatic new installation from Wild Rumpus launches in the city centre for the whole of the festive season.

The Roving Moon will be unveiled in its first secret location in the city as part of the city’s cherished 12 Days of Christmas Parade. Following its reveal, the moon shaped sculpture made from recycled metal and fabric, will move across the city to different locations. As it hops across landmark buildings, it will entice visitors and shoppers to explore snippets of the city they might not have previously discovered.

For more details, follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter and use #chestermoon to search for moon locations or post photographs when discovered

Funding to provide the services in this project is provided by the Welcome Back Fund (WBF). WBF is managed by Her Majesty’s Government and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

The project is receiving more than £300,000 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.

Time details

1pm - 5pm

Upcoming events

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