Talks

On Stage Chinese Wine & Tea Tasting with Janet Z. Wang – author of The Chinese Wine Renaissance
Sun 7.30pm
Garret Bar

Tea is undoubtedly one of the greatest Chinese exports. But did you know that wine is also an ancient and important part of Chinese culture?

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On Stage An Evening with Cassandra Clare
Storyhouse Theatre

Join one of the world’s most successful fantasy fiction authors, Cassandra Clare, as she tours the UK for a limited run of dates, to share an exclusive edition of The Last Hours: Chain of Gold.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures: Navigating the Storm
Garret Theatre

This lunchtime lecture will take the form of a Q&A and will take attendees on a journey which explores trauma, its responses and working through a trauma-informed lens.

On Stage Romeo and Juliet and the language of love, lust and violence
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Dr Graham Atkin of the University of Chester will explore the multi-layered nature of the language and action of this phenomenal drama.

On Stage Meet the Creatives
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join director John Young and designer Jess Curtis as they take to the stage to talk about what it’s like creating a show at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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On Stage How to put on an Open-Air Theatre Show
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join producer Helen Redcliffe, along with others from the Storyhouse team, for a post show talk about everything that’s involved in making Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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On Stage An Audience with Lucy Worsley
Storyhouse Theatre

Spend an evening with the Queen of History, Lucy Worsley, as she delves into the fascinating life of the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie.

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On Stage Childless and Childfree: Walking a Shared Path
Garret Theatre

Why can it be so hard sometimes for childless and childfree people to find common ground? In this conversation, Dr Dawn Llewellyn and Jody Day will frame the day ahead and talk about the important, and often slippery nature of labels and definitions.

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On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Morning Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Victoria Firth.

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On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Men’s Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Yvonne John.

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On Stage 10 Minute Stories – Afternoon Panel
Garret Theatre

A collection of personal stories told in 10 minutes, chaired by Kirstie Higgins.

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On Stage The Childless Movement – Perspectives from a Decade of Changemaking
Garret Theatre

A keynote from Jody Day, psychotherapist, author, founder of Gateway Women and the leader of the childless movement

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On Stage An Evening with Graham Norton
Storyhouse Theatre

Hilarious and heart-warming, don’t miss the chance to spend an evening with one of the UK’s most loved personalities. 

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures – Life After Prison: Do we really believe in rehabilitation? Are we willing to give people a second chance?
Garret Theatre

This talk will share some experiences of former prisoners in their efforts to leave crime behind and make a difference to communities. These are stories of exclusion and pain, but also of resilience, creativity, and hope.

On Stage Sue Barker Live: Calling The Shots
Storyhouse Theatre

Spend an unforgettable evening with tennis and broadcasting legend Sue Barker as she shares the remarkable story of her life and career.

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On Stage Patrick Gale: Mother’s Boy
Storyhouse Theatre

From the bestselling author of A Place Called Winter comes Mother’s Boy, a superb historical novel of Cornwall, class, desire and two world wars.

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On Stage An Evening with David Harewood
Storyhouse Theatre

Birmingham born David Harewood discusses his first book Maybe I Don’t Belong Here. Part of Chester Literature Festival.

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On Stage Lemn Sissay: My Name is Why
Storyhouse Theatre

This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.

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On Stage Kit De Waal
Garret Theatre

Author of international bestseller My Name Is Leon, Kit De Waal, comes to Chester Literature Festival.

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On Stage In Conversation with Stacey Dooley – Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency
Storyhouse Theatre

Join Stacey Dooley for a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative evening as she celebrates the publication of her new book.

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