The Great Get Together will return in 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

A weekend festival of performances, workshops, talks, films, crafts and debates to bring communities together and celebrate all that unites us.

The Great Get Together – part of Storyhouse’s Celebrating Age Programme

A celebration with older people at its heart.

The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox’s belief that: “We have far more in common than that which divides us” and aims to raise awareness about how communities can work together to help end loneliness. Join us for a packed weekend of activities, talks, workshops, shows and special cinema screenings.

Co-curated with Brightlife: part of the National Lottery funded Ageing Better programme set up by the Big Lottery Fund to help combat social isolation and loneliness in Cheshire West and Chester.

In partnership with Brightlife

Activities Clay Pot Workshop
The Kitchen

The therapeutic benefits of creating artworks with clay has been widely researched in the field of art psychotherapy. It provides…

Activities Aged 14-16 Improv Workshop

Learn and build new skills in improvisation. Think on your feet and create new work from a stimulus. This session is fun, energetic and will fire up your imagination and creativity, it will also be held in our Open Air Theatre!

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Activities World Mental Health Day
The Kitchen

Join the team from Time to Change, the growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental…

Cinema NT Live: Allelujah! (12A)

2 hrs 50 (inc. interval) | Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play follows an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines. Directed by the award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

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Activities Kaleidoscope: Notes on a Blindness – Into Darkness VR experience
The Kitchen

A multi-award-winning immersive Virtual Reality (VR) project which allows users to access world of blindness experienced by John Hull in an exploratory, user-led experience.

Cinema The Children Act (12A)

1 hr 45 | Based on Ian McEwan’s novel, this intelligent, finely nuanced drama stars Emma Thompson as a high court judge presiding over a complex case involving a 17 year old youth.

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Cinema The Escape (15)

1 hr 41 | Tara is a housewife in suburban London who’s raising two young children while married to an overworked, self-absorbed husband. In desperate need of a change, Tara makes the bold decision to buy a one-way ticket to Paris.

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Cinema Spitfire (PG)

1 hr 37 | The story of the plane that helped win the Battle of Britain, blending testament from the last surviving veterans, stunning aerial photography, and digitally re-mastered archive footage from the 1940s.

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Activities Sing and Sign Along
The Kitchen

Students from David Lewis College will perform songs from the charts as a ‘Sing and Sign Along’.  

On Stage Too Much Information

As part of the launch of this year’s mass participation Autism Hour, in which over 5,000 retailers took part last…