Poetry Pub Crawl

Featuring Molly Naylor and Grace Petrie Running from
Last event: Wednesday 16 November 2022 at 7.30pm
  • £20 / Non-members: £22 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

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  • Garret Bar

Part of: Chester Literature Festival 2022

The poetry pub crawl is back! Join us on a rowdy, fun and joyful journey round the pubs of Chester starting in Storyhouse, hearing poems and songs in each venue. Award-winning writer and Literature Festival fave Molly Naylor returns as your guide, and is joined by folk-rock firebrand Grace Petrie. Expect laughter, lyricism and a little light-hearted chaos.

Molly Naylor is a scriptwriter, poet, performer and graphic novelist. Her stories and plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and she has performed at festivals and events all over the world. Her third poetry collection Whatever You’ve Got is published by Bad Betty Press. She is the co-creator and writer of Sky One comedy After Hours. Her new live show Stop Trying to be Fantastic is currently touring the UK.
‘Naylor writes with a poet’s ear for rhythm and delivers with a stand-up’s comic timing’ -Irish Times
‘Brave, funny, tough and beautiful writing’ – The Guardian

Folk-rock firebrand Grace Petrie has long been celebrated for her polemical folk anthems, acerbic lyricism and engaging stagecraft. Exploding onto the folk scene in 2010 with an acoustic guitar, a fistful of razor sharp protest songs and an irresistible stage presence, she quickly racked up support slots for the likes of Billy Bragg, Robin Ince and Josie Long. She is a frequent contributor to the hit podcast The Guilty Feminist, and has played live BBC sessions for Jo Whiley and The Radio 2 Folk Show. Her new album Connectivity debuted at number 2 in both the Independent Albums Chart and the Official Folk Chart. “An effervescent charm-bomb of a performer” – The New Yorker.

The poerty pub crawl is not wheelchair accessible.




Approx 120 mins

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Board Room

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Garret Theatre

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Activities Youth Vibe 18+
Meeting Room

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On Stage PopVox Choir Performance
The Kitchen

PopVox Choir is a contemporary fun and friendly choir for adults. They will be performing at Storyhouse as part of Storyhouse women.

On Stage Student Nurses Sing for Health
The Kitchen

Student nurses from Chester University will be showcasing their newly formed choir at Storyhouse.

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Cinema Prayers For The Stolen (15)

1 hr 51 | The complex, subtle, tender and heart-rending story of a young girl’s journey to adolescence in a village menaced by drug cartels and people traffickers.

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Cinema Preview: Lunana A Yak In The Classroom (PG)

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