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.

Have a leaf through the programme here:


The Great Get Together
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Cinema Amazing Grace (U)
Today 6pm Sat 12.30pm

1 hr 28 | Sydney Pollack’s previously unreleased film documenting the legendary recording of Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace.

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Activities Con Fuoco
Tomorrow 7pm
The Kitchen

A seven-piece wind ensemble who play a variety of music – light classical, arrangements of popular music, show tunes and jazz.

Activities Chatter and Natter
The Kitchen

A space for people to talk whether its for five minutes while you have a brew, or for an hour…

Activities Human Library
Thu 11am, 4pm
The Kitchen

Drop in and choose a ‘book’: through conversation and asking questions, you’ll learn and discover the human being behind the label.

On Stage Jazz Band & Choir
Thu 11am
The Kitchen

The fabulous Jazz Band from Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School will play a section of jazz, blues and pop favourites plus a bonus performance from the school choir.

Activities The Great Get Together Market Place
Thu 11am
The Kitchen

Explore a range of organisations including Bright Memories and Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust, Men in Sheds and Create for Nature.

Activities, clubs and groups

From book clubs and writers’ groups to scrabble and sewing sessions; support and recovery workshops to baby and kids’ crafts and activities,…