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. A number of Storyhouse’s regular groups are continuing to meet online. 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

Activities Submit your face for the Kaleidoscope 2022 Film
Showing until: Friday 1 July

We need your face for this year’s Kaleidoscope Film! Send us your face film by 1 July to be included in the Kaleidoscope Film.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Mighty Kaleidoscope Banner

Help artists Pat and Ali make a pattern for our Mighty Kaleidoscope Banner. 

Activities Kaleidoscope: Makaton Festival Song

Learn the Kaleidoscope festival song, True Colours in Makaton

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 Scrabble Club
The Kitchen

Whether you’re a beginner or a Scrabble pro, test out your wordplay skills with Storyhouse’s Scrabble Club.

Activities Rhymetime
Tomorrow 10.30am, 11.30am
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 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 Storyhouse Elders – Have Your Say
Tomorrow 6.45pm

We need your help – we want to know what you want to hear, see and do at Storyhouse Elders week this October.

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Activities Chester Art Beat
Fri 10am; Sat 10am; Sun 11am
The Den

Come and see artists, craft makers and designers exhibiting and making, and buy their fabulous work!

Activities Not a Reading Group

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.

Activities The Friday Uplift Group
Meeting Room

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

Activities Italian Storytelling
Storytelling Room

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

Activities Curtains for Stig’s Cave
Sat 11am; Sun 11am
The Kitchen

Stig’s cave is getting a little draughty and he could do with some curtains to make it cosy; the last ones were eaten by a mammoth! Could you give him a hand making some new ones?

Activities Parados Creatives
Garret Bar

Parados Creatives is a community group formed by and for local people offering an open, non-judgemental environment in which they can express their creativity.

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.

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 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 Youth Vibe
Meeting Room

Deafness Support Network support children, young people and adults across the North West who have a Hearing Loss: are Deaf; deaf; deafened; hard-of-hearing or who are D/deafblind.

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