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.

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.

Activities Craft Workshop Taster Session
Today 11am
The Kitchen

An opportunity to make an easy craft and learn all about the upcoming regular adult craft sessions run by the Storyhouse library team.

Activities Storyhouse Elders – Have Your Say

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 Storyhouse Women – Have Your Say
Online, Garret Bar

We need your help! We want to know what you want to hear, see and do at the next Storyhouse Women Weekend.

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On Stage The Stage is Yours
Garret Theatre

An opportunity to watch performances of dance, drama or music from VIVO, Cheshire Dance and more.

On Stage Tom Allen: Completely
Storyhouse Theatre

Tom Allen has finally moved out of his parents’ house, which has been great news for him, and even better news for his latest stand-up tour.

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On Stage Kevin Bridges: Warm Up
Storyhouse Theatre

Catch Scottish comedy superstar Kevin Bridges ahead of his sell out UK tour. 

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Cinema Vortex (15)

2 hr 22 | An elderly couple, both grappling with the early stages of dementia. Presented in split-screen, we follow the couple as they go about their daily routines.

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Cinema Elvis (12A)

2 hr 40 | Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

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Cinema The Quiet Girl (An Cailín Ciúin) (15)

1 hr 34 | A quiet, neglected girl is sent away from her overcrowded, dysfunctional family to live with foster parents for the summer.

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