Storyhouse Festival of Languages

A brand new festival celebrating Chester's diverse speaking cultures, in January 2019

We’re excited to announce a brand new festival celebrating Chester’s diverse speaking cultures, in January 2019. Storyhouse Festival of Languages will take place between 23 – 27 January and will welcome Chester’s international community to come together to share their unique cultures.

Alex Clifton, artistic director, Storyhouse said: “Chester is a diverse and creative community, with languages from across the world spoken in every corner of the borough. Storyhouse Festival of Languages will bring the community together to showcase and share their cultures.”

Storytelling, workshops and performance make up the festival line – up as well as leading figures on public speaking and the city’s first ever Human Library.

Storyhouse Festival of Languages
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Activities Language Exchange
The Kitchen

Come and meet some of Chester’s International student community visiting and living in our great city. English in Chester and Storyhouse have…

Activities Italian Community – Open Class
Fri 6pm
The Kitchen

An open class of Italian language. Come and hear directly from the students their stories of passionate learners of Italian…

Activities Poetry Slam
Fri 7.30pm
Garret Theatre

Come along and hear some poetry in what promises to be a brilliant night exploring words and language. This event…

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Activities Spanish for adults
Meeting Room

Sessions begin at  9am, 10am and 11am for one hour each Saturday, in the Meeting Room. A relaxing class for…

Activities Arts and Crafts – Zine Making
Sat 11am Sun 11am
The Den

Drop-in to try your hand at making simple zines in different languages!

Activities Human Library
Sat 11am
The Kitchen

The Human Library aims to break down stereotypes and ‘unlabel’ the labels that we put on people through a ‘library’…

On Stage The Wizard of Oz
Storyhouse Theatre

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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