Love Later Life

A festival of workshops, theatre, song, arts & crafts and health & well-being to celebrate later life
  • Storyhouse

Our culture is very biased towards the young. It prioritises beauty over wisdom, and innovation over experience. It assumes older people are neither beautiful
nor innovative. As our population ages, we need to build a society which is kinder, more generous to its elders.

For three days this autumn Storyhouse, together with Age UK Cheshire and Brightlife, will give its focus to combating loneliness within Chester’s older residents.

We want to welcome older people into the cultural centre and give them pre-eminence.

There’s a line-up of arts and crafts, mindfulness workshops, one-stop-shops on pensions, retirement plans and digital workshops on how to use an iPad, together with laughter yoga, performances and improvisation.

It will be fun, creative and informative.


Age UK Cheshire is a local social enterprise and charity that is dedicated to later life. We co-produce excellent services, make opportunities, connect people meaningfully and influence positive change. Because of our work, people love later life in Cheshire.


Brightlife is a partnership of organisations from across the public and third sectors in Cheshire West and Chester and forms part of a national Ageing Better programme made possible by National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. It works to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst the over 50s by commissioning a range of services and activities that have been co-designed with older people.

Activities Scrabble Club
Today 10am + more times
The Kitchen

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

Activities Silver Sunday: Social Butterflies Launch
The Kitchen

A community art project designed to raise awareness of our age friendly communities and bring local people of all ages together.

Activities Parados: Older Peoples Writing Group presents: The Lost City of Aten
Garret Theatre

The group was formed in January 2019 where they wrote and performed a new script for The Great Get Together in June. After a successful performance they have returned to the script writing room to write some new material.

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Activities An Audience with Gloria Hunniford
Garret Theatre

Inspired Villages’ Gifford Lea, the luxury retirement village operator, will hold a session on ‘101 ways to enjoy getting older’ with Gloria Hunniford OBE and Dr Dawn Harper.

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On Stage Peter Pan
Storyhouse Theatre

Coming to Storyhouse this Christmas, after the sensational The Wizard of Oz, we’re following the second star to the right…

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