Reflective Art Walks for Families

Running from
Last event: Tuesday 15 March at 10.30am
  • Free (booking required)
    Family Ticket includes one adult and up to 2 children,
  • Storytelling Room

Part of: Spring Wellbeing

Local artist Lydia O’Hara will be leading walks through Chester starting and ending at Storyhouse.  Participants will be encouraged to find different ways to experience their surroundings and ground themselves whilst encountering some of the Spring Blooms art installations along the way. The group will then be invited to create artwork back at Storyhouse using their experiences on the walk as inspiration. No previous art experience is necessary, so all are welcome! Walks will be pram and wheelchair friendly (to include some up and downhill), with a 30 minute route which will take up to an hour with stops followed by one hour art making at Storyhouse.

Please wear suitable footwear for walking and dress for the weather!

Lydia O’Hara is an artist and trainee art therapist living and working in Cheshire. Her practice explores the ways in which we experience our world through our bodies using a variety of media, including participatory arts, performance, video, painting, music and installation. Lydia graduated Kingston University with MA Experimental Filmmaking and Chelsea College of Art with BA Fine Art and is currently studying at University of Chester to qualify as an art therapist.

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

Time details

10.30am - 12.30pm

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