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.

Love Later Life
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Activities Family History Buddy
Tomorrow 10am + more times

Drop in to the library for help with family history research. A Storyhouse volunteer can help you discover your family’s past….

Activities Scrabble Club
Tomorrow 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…

Cinema King of Thieves (15)

1 hr 48 | The ultimate one-last-heist film. Based on the true Hatton Garden heist of 2015 a team of aging criminals get together to plan an epic multi-million pound robbery.

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On Stage National Older People’s Day: Poetry Open Mic
Garret Theatre

Part of Love Later Life. In celebration of National Older People’s Day, an open mic poetry event to showcase the talents of older people from across Cheshire.

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Cinema Lucky (15)

1 hr 28 | Lucky is a cantankerous, self-reliant 90 year old atheist, who – having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries – finds himself thrust into a journey of self-exploration, in this acclaimed indie hit.

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Activities Creative Arts
The Den

Part of Love Later Life. Be inspired by artists from Wear Purple Arts who regularly run arts and crafts sessions all over the county. Join in and get creative!

The Wizard of Oz

Coming to Storyhouse this Christmas: based on the classic MGM musical motion picture, featuring all the favourite songs, including Somewhere Over The Rainbow and We’re Off To See The Wizard.

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