Storyhouse Elders – Have Your Say

Help to plan events and activities for Storyhouse Elders Festival Running from
Last event: Thursday 30 June 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

Activities Sherman Brother’s Season – Chalk Drawing!
The Kitchen

Join us before the screening of Mary Poppins, where there will be an open access chalk drawing available in The Kitchen, design and run by the incredible Nikki Pinder.

Activities Sherman Brother’s Season – Flying Cars!
The Kitchen

Before the screening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, be sure to join us in making your very own flying cars!

Cinema Mary Poppins (U)

2 hr 19 | A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

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Cinema Bedknobs & Broomsticks (PG)

2 hr 19 | When three children move to a small village during WW2 they discover their new guardian is an apprentice witch.

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Cinema The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (U)

1 hr 19 | Pooh, an adorable bear, and his lovable friends embark on an epic adventure as they sing, dance and chase bees through the Hundred Acre Woods.

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Cinema DC League of Super-Pets (PG)

1 hr 45 | AD | When Superman and the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack to help him rescue the Super Heroes.

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Cinema Kings of The Road (18)

2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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Cinema The American Friend (12A)

2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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Cinema Wings of Desire (12A)

2 hr 8 | Guardian angels listen to mortals and attempt to comfort them but one of them wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist.

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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