Chester Literature Festival

Welcome to Chester Literature Festival 2021
  • Storyhouse

We’re excited to announce that Benjamin Zephaniah is this year’s Artist in Residence, and his work will be emblazoned across Storyhouse. Find out more.

Chester Literature Festival returns to Storyhouse this autumn with three weeks of fun and thought-provoking events, performances and conversations.

This year’s festival, which is one of the longest-running annual literature events in the country, takes place from 6-20 November with a packed programme of visiting poets, writers, broadcasters, wordsmiths and actors. Explore the events below.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Mighty Kaleidoscope Banner

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

Cinema The Piano (15)

2 hr 1 | Set in 1851, a mute Scottish woman Ada, arrives in colonial New Zealand for an arranged marriage, with her young daughter and piano in tow.

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Cinema Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15)

1 hr 57 | In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Rick Deckard hunts for fugitive ‘replicants’ who are due to be ‘retired’.

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Activities Kaleidoscope: RAWD Talks – Premiere
The Kitchen

RAWD Talks is a new documentary film that follows Merseyside organisation RAWD as they navigate isolation, finding connection through zoom, a nervous return to in person sessions and the fearless creative flow that followed.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Sing-A-Long: Songs from the Stage and Screen
Garret Theatre

A joyous 60 minutes for a Tuesday morning to lift your mood. There will be songs from classics and new favorites including Grease and Fame.

Activities Kaleidoscope: RAWD presents FLASHMOB in a bob!
Garret Theatre, The Kitchen

Are you a disabled person who loves to move and groove? Join the RAWD gang to learn and perform a The Greatest Showman themed flashmob.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Flashmob!
The Kitchen

The Greatest Showman inspired Flashmob performance will be happening in The Kitchen. Gather round and prepare to be entertained.

Activities Kaleidoscope: The Big RAWD Quiz
The Kitchen

Hosted by our Birkenhead RAWD members, this is our take on a quiz, so expect sport charades, singalongs and the unexpected!

Activities Kaleidsocope Makers Market
The Kitchen

A pop up market for people to sell hand made items. These items may include greetings cards, trinkets, photo frames and more.

Cinema Kaleidoscope: Spectrum Short Film Programme

A series of short films that puts people with learning disabilities, autism or Aspergers where they should be, on the big screen.

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