Storyhouse Elders – Have Your Say

Help to plan events and activities for Storyhouse Elders Festival Running from
Last event: Thursday 30 June 2022 at 6.45pm
  • Free
  • Online

Part of: Free activities and events

Storyhouse Elders is the name of the series of events and activities that happen in and around Storyhouse.

At Storyhouse we believe that people aged 55 – 100+ have the right to reinvent themselves, retrain and reskill as well as having to opportunity to enjoy and experience the arts, whether that’s watching a play or film; painting, print making, writing poems and more.

During the week 17- 23 October we want to fill the spaces in Storyhouse with plenty of events, workshops, performances to inspire and entertain you.

We need your help – we want to know what you want to hear, see and do. If you are keen to be involved then please come along to one of these two sessions – one in the Garret Bar in Storyhouse and one online on zoom.

For the online zoom session in particular we would welcome groups join from residential houses – we just need one spokesperson to feed back ideas.

The sessions will be led by Nicola – a community manager for Storyhouse. In previous years Nicola has worked with Age UK Cheshire, Brightlife and Here and Now to organise events in Storyhouse. After a two year break due to the pandemic we are excited to bring these events back to the spaces.

At the event you can find out what events have happened in previous years; you will have time to think about new ideas. You will also hear about how you can get more involved and join a focus group which will meet regularly over a 12 month period to discuss plans and have the opportunity to go on visits and/or attend other events (on and offline) for research.

Tuesday 28 June – Garrett Bar
If you wish to attend the in-person event at Storyhouse, this is taking place in the Garret bar (Floor 4) which is accessible via stairs and lift. Storyhouse volunteers will be at the front doors to meet and greet you and provide assistance to the garret bar.

Thursday 30 June – Online
If you wish to attend the online session on please book a place and then the login details will be emailed to you nearer the time. If you are representing a residential house then you are welcome to email to request the zoom login details.

An alternative to these two sessions is to email and request a visit to your community group/residential house. We would love to hear from you.

Time details

In person session - 90 mins
Online session - 75 mins

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
Fri 7.30pm
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?