Chester Literature Festival 2022

Two weeks of unmissable events, performances and conversation this autumn
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Chester’s annual celebration of the written word will fill Storyhouse with two weeks of unmissable events, performances and conversation this autumn. Special guests include writers, poets, actors and broadcasts – and the first names have been announced! More names and the full line-up of events will be revealed later this summer.

Priority Booking opens for Members on Tuesday 28 June at 10am.
General booking opens Wednesday 29 June at 10am.

Chester Literature Festival 2022
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 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 Joanne Harris #Storytime
Garret Theatre

Intimate, engaging, quirky and darkly magical, appealing to audiences of all ages, but especially lovers of folklore, fantasy and fairytale. 

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On Stage An Afternoon 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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Activities Sherman Brother’s Season – Chalk Drawing!
The Kitchen

Join us before the screening of Mary Poppins, where there will be an open access chalk drawing available in The Kitchen, design and run by the incredible Nikki Pinder.

Activities Sherman Brother’s Season – Flying Cars!
The Kitchen

Before the screening of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, be sure to join us in making your very own flying cars!

Cinema Mary Poppins (U)

2 hr 19 | A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

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Cinema Bedknobs & Broomsticks (PG)

2 hr 19 | When three children move to a small village during WW2 they discover their new guardian is an apprentice witch.

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Cinema The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (U)

1 hr 19 | Pooh, an adorable bear, and his lovable friends embark on an epic adventure as they sing, dance and chase bees through the Hundred Acre Woods.

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Cinema DC League of Super-Pets (PG)

1 hr 45 | AD | When Superman and the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack to help him rescue the Super Heroes.

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Cinema Kings of The Road (18)

2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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Cinema The American Friend (12A)

2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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Cinema Wings of Desire (12A)

2 hr 8 | Guardian angels listen to mortals and attempt to comfort them but one of them wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist.

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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