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 Improv Gym for Over 50s
Today 11am Sat 11am + more times
Meeting Room

A drama improvisation workshop open to the over 50s, ideal for those who want to discover their playful side and…

Activities Share a Memory Booth
Tomorrow 10am

Everyone has an amazing story to tell… and Brightlife would love to hear yours! So why not drop in to…

Activities Sliver Singers
Tomorrow 10am
The Kitchen

Silver Singers is a fun, sociable Chester based choir for anybody aged 50+ who loves to sing. This wonderful choir…

Activities The Great Get Together: Reminiscence Pass the Parcel
Tomorrow 12pm, 12.30pm
Garret Theatre

Join Brightlife’s Social Prescribing Team for some fun and games whilst opening up a few stories and memories from your…

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Activities Tai Chi for Health in Cheshire
Tomorrow 1pm
Garret Theatre

Demonstration and Taster Class. Demonstration by Lynette Bowler and her Tai Chi Players, showcasing Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan (a…

Activities The Great Get Together: Drumming @LIVE!
Tomorrow 2pm
Garret Theatre

Drumming @LIVE! is an opportunity to share your creativity, celebrate life and have lots of fun in a relaxed atmosphere….

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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,…