Activities

Summer Holiday Family Activities can be found here.

Groups, sessions and activities at Storyhouse!
We’re starting to welcome Storyhouse’s community groups back into the building! Use the filter below to explore the groups.
If you have a group, or would like to start one, please email Storyhouse Communities Manager George at georgina.west@storyhouse.com.

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.

Activities Rhymetime
Tomorrow 10am, 11am; Thu 10am, 11am
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 Family History Buddy
Tomorrow 10am + more times
Mezzanine

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

Activities Storyhouse Book Club
Meeting Room

Love reading? Hate reading? Need an excuse to read? Don’t know what to read? Come along to our monthly Storyhouse Book Club.

Activities Chatter and Natter
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 About Korea: Language & Culture Meet Up
Meeting Room

A great opportunity to learn a different language and meet other people who are interested in East-Asian culture.

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 Not a Reading Group
Online

At Storyhouse Library we think that escaping into the world of books is a very good way to spend an hour. So if you agree, come and join us for book talk, whatever your preferred genre.

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 Looking forward to welcoming back both…

Activities The Friday Uplift Group
Meeting Room

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

Activities Spanish Conversation
Meeting Room

Practice and improve your Spanish with Sofia from the library team.

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Activities Spanish Storytelling
The Den

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

Activities Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic – Daytime Edition
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 International Market Place
The Kitchen

Communities gather in The Kitchen at Storyhouse to create a market place of food and activities that you can take part in to discover more about countries across the world.

Activities The Hidden Computer Languages That Power The Internet
The Den

Learn from website designer and coder Chris Roberts as he shares his knowledge of the internet with you.

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Activities Hungarian Storytime
The Den

Have you ever wanted to hear what the Hungarian language sounds like? Join members of Chester’s Hungarian community as they share with you their favourite children’s stories in The Den.

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Activities How To Be A Better Communicator
Garret Theatre

Do you have interaction with people from non-English speaking countries in your daily life? Would you like to be a better communicator and learn how to listen and communicate more effectively with people who are learning English?

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Activities Traditional Hungarian Music and Dance Performance
The Den

Join members of Chester’s Hungarian community as they perform traditional dance, music and song.

Activities Get the courage to speak Italian
Garret Theatre

Ermy, founder of The Language Rose, is sharing in this workshop how she learned to become a confident speaker of another language and how you can do it too.

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