We’re working on welcome Storyhouse’s community groups back to the building as soon as we can – thank you for all of your messages. If you have a group, or would like to start one, please email Storyhouse Communities Manager George at

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.

A number of Storyhouse’s regular groups are continuing to meet online, and are still welcoming new members, whilst whilst lockdown measures are still in place. Use the filters below to explore the different groups and find out more.

If you’re part of a group and would like to move online for a while, please email Communities Manager George at

Activities The Reader at Home

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

Activities Summer Reading Challenge 2020
Tomorrow 9am; Wed 9am; Thu 9am; Fri 9am; Sat 9am; Sun 9am + more times

Are you or do you know someone aged 4-12 who loves to read? Join the Summer Reading Challenge – read…

Activities Create Art With An Artist
Town Hall Square

We’re taking art and creativity outside this summer with five fantastic days of free arty activity for young people and…

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.

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Activities There is a Woodlouse in my Fridge!

Come along to make your own activism collage, and learn about the environmental impacts of litter in your area through story.

Activities Can Hand-Building Pots Promote a Positive Mindset?

This clay workshop explores the idea of embodiment while using a pot forming technique that aids to form a more positive mindset.

Activities Exploring Food From Other Cultures

Cultural democracy through food is a cultural sharing experience that provides an opportunity to connect and meet people from diverse cultural backgrounds in a relaxing environment.

Activities An Introduction to Sensory Creative Writing and Story Making

This workshop will be an introduction to creative writing/ story making using a sensory approach as our stimulus.

Activities Imaginative Music Listening Session

This workshop will require you to listen to many genres of music and to draw or in-vision a scene that comes to your mind. The aim of this session is to explore your imagination through music.

Activities Rule-Breaking Art

A bespoke art class designed to break the rules. Colour outside the lines, make the sky green and create a piece of art that excites you.

Activities Storyhouse Women Book Club
Meeting Room

Calling all like-minded individuals of all ages with a love of books, feminism and sticking it to the Patriarchy! Come…

Activities Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic Night
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 I Move, We Move – A Movement Workshop by RAWD Project
Garret Theatre

Calling all movers, shakers, and movement makers! Join the RAWD gang for an afternoon of toe tapping fun! Grab your leg warmers as we explore disability movement and moving and grooving.

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