Storyhouse Elders

A festival celebrating ageing creatively
  • Storyhouse, Garret Theatre, The Kitchen, Storytelling Room

What's happening in Storyhouse Elders?

Thank you for joining us for Storyhouse Elders Festival 2022. Even though the festival has finished, there’s still lots of ongoing activity taking place throughout the year.

The festival will return in 2023. If you’d like to be involved in next year’s festival, you can contact Nicola, our communities manager, by email nicola@storyhouse.com.

Storyhouse Elders explores and challenges the societal perceptions of age and ageing and the impact of creating and experiencing art in later life.   

At Storyhouse we believe everyone is an artist and it is never too late to try something new, to return to a creative passion or to experience and celebrate the work of older artists.  As a society we have much to learn from the older members of our community and creativity is the perfect vehicle to share and connect.

 

Storyhouse Elders
Activities Chatter and Natter
Today 2pm + more times
The Kitchen

A space for people to talk whether its for five minutes while you have a brew, or for an hour of good conversation.

Activities Digital Buddies
Tomorrow 11am + more times
Meeting Room, The Kitchen

A digital support group run by Here and Now Chester, a Blacon-based social enterprise which is dedicated helping older people learn to use new technology.

Activities Shared Reading with The Reader
Tomorrow 2pm + more times
Meeting Room

A weekly shared reading group, bringing people together and stories and poems to life.

Activities Family History Buddy
Mezzanine

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
The Kitchen

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

Activities Bereavement Help Point
Meeting Room

A volunteer-led peer support drop-in session, open to anyone who is bereaved or is supporting someone who is bereaved.

Activities The Pick ‘n’ Mix Book Group
Meeting Room

2-4pm, The Meeting Room. Free to attend. We are a friendly group of people who would welcome some new members….

Activities Tea and Tattle – Silver Rainbows
Meeting Room

Join Silver Rainbows for an informal chat and the chance to meet other older LGBTQ+ people and make some new friends.

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.

Gallery

Activities Queer Stories
Board Room

Looking to queer figures and their stories as our stimulus and inspiration, this celebratory workshop will focus on both writing and performing spoken word poetry.

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Activities Storyhouse Secret Spies Training Academy
Garret Theatre

Learn new skills, perfect existing ones, earn your Secret Spy badge, make new friends and have lots of fun this February half-term!

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On Stage Dr Amir Khan: Doctor In The House
Storyhouse Theatre

Join everyone’s favourite family doctor, Dr Amir Khan, for a fascinating, heart-warming, and frequently hilarious evening.

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Activities Youth Vibe 18+
Meeting Room

Youth Vibe over 18s is a group for D/deaf, Hearing loss or CODA people ages 18-25 to meet like-minded friends and have fun.

On Stage PopVox Choir Performance
The Kitchen

PopVox Choir is a contemporary fun and friendly choir for adults. They will be performing at Storyhouse as part of Storyhouse women.

On Stage Student Nurses Sing for Health
The Kitchen

Student nurses from Chester University will be showcasing their newly formed choir at Storyhouse.

Past event
Cinema Tori and Lokita (15)

1 hr 29 | A young boy and an adolescent girl, who have travelled to Belgium from Africa, pit their invincible friendship against the cruel conditions of their exile.

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Cinema Preview: Sick of Myself (Cert: TBC)

1 hr 35 | A darkly comic film about terrible people. Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn

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Cinema Prayers For The Stolen (15)

1 hr 51 | The complex, subtle, tender and heart-rending story of a young girl’s journey to adolescence in a village menaced by drug cartels and people traffickers.

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Cinema Preview: Lunana A Yak In The Classroom (PG)

1 hr 49 | A teacher struggling for inspiration is sent to the remotest school in the world. It takes being so far away to understand the importance of his work.

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