Storyhouse Languages

A week-long celebration of Chester's diverse speaking cultures
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We’re excited to announce the return of Storyhouse Languages, a festival celebrating Chester’s diverse speaking cultures, in January 2020. The festival will take place between 23 –  26 January and will welcome Chester’s international community to come together to share their unique cultures.

The festival line up includes; storytelling, workshops and performances.

Storyhouse Languages
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Activities Polish Storytime
Storytelling Room

Join Joanna as she leads storytelling in Polish, for Polish natives or speakers! Czytamy razem – dla dzieci do 5 lat

Activities Game for Change Workshop
Meeting Room

This workshop is for everyone who loves creative problem solving and the idea of using the power of games to accomplish great things.

Past event
Activities Chinese New Year at Storyhouse
The Kitchen

Join us for activities inside Storyhouse and around Chester to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat.

On Stage The Language of Homelessness
Garret Theatre

This event will explore the language surrounding homelessness and the misconception in our current culture that all homeless people are alcoholics or drug users.

Past event
Activities Kimono Dressing Demonstration
The Kitchen

Meet Keiko, a master in the art of dressing the Kimono, and learn about this unique art.

Activities Japanese Market: Origami Craft Workshop
The Kitchen

Join Yumiko Sasaki from Frodsham’s Japanese Market for a Origami Craft Workshop.

Past event
Activities Hungarian Storytelling
The Den

Join members of Chester’s Hungarian Community as they share and read aloud their favourite traditional tales.

Past event
Activities Taekwondo Demonstration
Today 2.45pm
The Kitchen

Wirral and Chester Taekwondo will be demonstrating their moves in The Kitchen.

On Stage Crunchy Talks: Tales From Midlife Journeys | The Language of Ageism
Today 3.30pm
Garret Theatre

Lifestyle journalist, Michela Di Carlo, will shine a spotlight on the issue of casual ageism and the impact it has on our society.

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On Stage Hungarian Music & Dance
Today 3.30pm
The Kitchen

Join members of Chester’s Hungarian Community in The Kitchen for traditional music and dancing.

On Stage Only Human
Today 7pm
Garret Bar

The ONLY HUMAN community presents a live electronic music night. If you’re a fan of all things synthetic, come and and enjoy a night of modular improvisations, acid basslines and drum machines.

On Stage Open Mic Storytelling
Today 8pm
Garret Theatre

Stories help us connect. We can learn how much we have in common, through stories that are unique. In this…

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Activities Korean Storytelling: Traditional Korean Fairy Tales
Tomorrow 11am
The Den

Come along to hear some traditional Korean fairy tales.

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Activities German Storytelling for Kids
Tomorrow 11.30am
The Den

Stories told in German by native speaker Maike from the Storyhouse library team.

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Activities The Guilty Feminist: Big Speeches
Tomorrow 12pm
Garret Theatre

Use the tools of actor training and the performer/audience relationship to increase your confidence, up your presentation game and access the charisma you possess to take your space in any room.

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Activities Food Market
Tomorrow 12pm
The Kitchen

A food market to celebrate the languages and cultures of people living in Chester.

Activities French Storytelling for Kids
Tomorrow 12pm
The Den

Mia Cherki – French native speaker from Frodsham – will be telling stories, singing songs and playing games all in…

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On Stage Brazilian Music Performance
Tomorrow 12pm
The Kitchen

MPB (popular music of Brazil), is a rich, poetic style that covers a range of rhythms, Samba, Bossa Nova, Baião,…

Activities How to Overcome Your Fear of Speaking in a Foreign Language
Tomorrow 1pm
Meeting Room

In this workshop you’ll learn confidence building strategies to help you become a more confident speaker of your second language.

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Activities Welsh Storytime
Tomorrow 2pm, 3pm
The Den

Amser Babi Cymraeg – abc – Activities for Babies and Children that focus on supporting new parents to learn new…

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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…

Past event