Activities

Groups, sessions and activities at Storyhouse.

Storyhouse is home to many different community groups, including mental health support groups, book clubs, language conversation groups, learning sessions, drama and dance groups and many more. Use the filter below to explore the groups.

If you have a group you’d like to hold at Storyhouse, or would like to start one, please email Storyhouse Communities Manager George at georgina.west@storyhouse.com.

Activities Newspapers on Microfilm
Tomorrow 9am; Fri 9am; Sat 9am; Sun 9am; Mon 9am; Tue 9am + more times
Reading Room

We have over 274 years’ worth of Cheshire newspapers on microfilm. Our collection starts at 1733 and ends at 2009.

Activities Digipal
Tomorrow 9am; Fri 9am; Sat 9am; Sun 9am; Mon 9am; Tue 9am + more times

Help with one of the library team for basic IT and technology help, such as how to use an i-pad or using online resources.

Activities Crochet for Beginners
The Kitchen

Want to learn a new skill? Come along to our beginner’s crochet workshop, where we show you the ropes, loops and stitches of crochet.

Past event
Activities Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic
Garret Theatre

A monthly inclusive and accessible open-mic night celebrating the talents of people living in Chester and the surrounding areas living with a disability, learning disability or with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Activities Bereavement Help Point
Meeting Room

A volunteer-led peer support drop-in session, open to anyone who is bereaved or is supporting someone who is bereaved.

Activities Teachers Network Event
Garret Bar, Meeting Room, The Kitchen

The Storyhouse teachers network gives local educators a space to come together with the Young Storyhouse department to take part in creative conversations and build partnerships between local schools and Storyhouse. 

Activities English Conversation Meet-Up
Meeting Room

A meet up to practice your English! This monthly event is for people who are learning English at college/school and wants more practice in an informal environment.

Activities Rhymetime
The Kitchen

Join us in the Kitchen at Storyhouse for some fun rhymes and stories with the library team. Suitable for younger children and toddlers.

Activities Chatter and Natter
Tomorrow 2pm + more times
The Kitchen

A space for people to talk whether its for five minutes while you have a brew, or for an hour of good conversation.

Activities German Stories & Meet Up for Families
Storytelling Room

A relaxed and casual storytelling meet up for German speaking families in and around Chester to make new friends.

Activities Digital Buddies
Meeting Room, The Kitchen

A digital support group run by Here and Now Chester, a Blacon-based social enterprise which is dedicated helping older people learn to use new technology.

Activities Shared Reading with The Reader
Meeting Room

A weekly shared reading group, bringing people together and stories and poems to life.

Activities The Friday Uplift Group
Meeting Room

A peer led confidence, health and well-being group that’s open to all.

Activities Spanish Storytelling
Storytelling Room

Join Sofia from the library team for storytelling in Spanish. Suitable for children and families, all welcome.

Activities Dahl’s Delights
Sat 11am; Sun 11am
The Den

Autumn is here and in celebration of The BFG exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester, Storyhouse Library are dedicating weekend crafts to the one and only Roald Dahl and his fantastic illustrator Quentin Blake.

Activities Italian Storytelling
Storytelling Room

Join Daniela (member of the community) for storytelling in Italian. Suitable for children and families, all welcome.

Activities Chester Boardgamers
Garret Bar

Come along and play new and traditional board and table top games in an informal sociable setting. Everyone welcome, suitable for all abilities.

Activities Poetry Breakfast
Meeting Room

For just one hour on the first Monday of each month we ‘wallow’ in poetry on a chosen theme. Bring a favourite poem, or one you have written yourself or just come and listen.

Activities Family History Buddy
Mezzanine

Drop in to the library for help with family history research. A Storyhouse volunteer can help you discover your family’s past.

Activities Domestic Abuse Open Access Group
Meeting Room

Cheshire West and Chester Domestic Abuse Intervention and Prevention Service will be offering open access groups from Chester, Winsford and Ellesmere Port.