Looking for half-term activities? Head here!

Whether you are looking to learn a new language, unravel your family history, meet new friends or find a new job – there’s probably an activity at Storyhouse that’s perfect for you!

The programme at Storyhouse is packed with events programmed by the Library team or by groups from our local community. Many are either FREE, or prices are kept as low as possible.

Simply use the tabs below, and filter by the type of activity or when you’re planning a visit to find the activity that’s right for you.


Activities Poulsen Arc Dream Radio
Last event: Friday 17 May at 5pm

Open from 10am-5pm each day. The latest Storyhouse digital commission is an immersive installation that will see a five-meter square…

Activities Poet-Tree
The Den

Young poets of Chester: come and read a poem – either one we have at the library, or one you’ve written yourself – to our special Poet-Tree to help it grow!

Activities Chatter and Natter
Today 10am + more times
The Kitchen

A space for people to talk whether its for five minutes while you have a brew, or for an hour…

On Stage Four O’Clock Story
Today 4pm; Tomorrow 4pm; Sat 4pm; Sun 4pm; Mon 4pm; Tue 4pm; Wed 4pm + more times
The Kitchen

A chance for the whole family to pull up a beanbag, get comfy and listen to a wide variety of storytellers and tales.

Activities Feminist Meet Up
Today 7pm + more times
Meeting Room

Workshop led by Louise Dudley, as she aims to build a community of women to explore feminist values and take action in a simple but powerful way.

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Activities Work Club
Tomorrow 9.30am + more times

The internet and online job hunting has transformed the way we look for jobs, making our searches quicker, easier and…

Activities Digital Buddies
Tomorrow 10am + more times
Meeting Room

Digital Buddies is a user led opportunity to get online – work with college and uni students to get help…

Activities Baby Rhymetime
The Den

Bring your baby to this session filled with rhyme and fun. Two weekly sessions every Friday (exc. Bank Holidays): 10.15…

Activities Storyhouse Women Weekend Think-ins
Tomorrow 11am; Tue 2pm + more times
Garret Bar

A gathering of like-minded people who are keen to build and develop the #storyhousewomen community.

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Activities How To Get Into Travel Writing – From Your Own Backyard
Tomorrow 12.30pm
Meeting Room

This one-hour travel writing workshop will cover generating ideas, writing pitches and approaching commissioning editors (with plenty of insider top tips).

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Activities Relish Reading Group
Tomorrow 2pm + more times
Meeting Room

Talk about an agreed book, get to know each other and have a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Activities The Friday Uplift Group
Tomorrow 3.30pm + more times
Meeting Room

The Friday Uplift is a peer led confidence, health and well-being group. The group will meet to share problems, generate…

Activities Book to Screen – Shapeshifting
Tomorrow 5pm
Garret Theatre

Join this Q&A discussion to explore who gets to decide which books get adapted for film? Does great literature always make a great movie?

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Activities Italian Group (Intermediate)
Tomorrow 6pm + more times
Meeting Room

A friendly class for everyone who wants to further develop their Italian language skills.

Activities Italian Group (Beginner)
Tomorrow 7pm + more times
Meeting Room

A friendly class for everyone who wants to explore the Italian language for the first time.

Activities Spanish for adults
Meeting Room

A relaxing class for people who want to learn Spanish but don’t want the formality of a college environment or exams.

Activities Free Arts and Crafts
Sat 11am; Sun 11am + more times
The Den

Arts and Crafts for all the family designed with a different theme each weekend perfectly matched with what’s screening in…

Activities The Art of Zine Making
Sat 11am
Garret Bar

In this workshop led by local artist Nikki Pinder, you will enjoy a fun, relaxed ‘how to’ guide on how to make your own magazine.

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Activities Sci-Fi Reading Group
Meeting Room

A group for like-minded people who enjoy chatting about and reading Science Fiction and Fantasy. For further details including the…

Activities Mark Grist: Down With the Poetry King!
Sat 4.30pm
Garret Theatre

Award-winning silliness and choose-your-own-adventure poems for the whole family as you work to transform your writing skills.

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