October half-term: WayWord Festival for kids

A festival for kids this October half-term at Storyhouse, Chester

Join us at Storyhouse in Chester and libraries across the borough for a festival for children this October half-term!

WayWord celebrates the power of words to ignite imaginations – go on an adventure and discover something new.  There’ll be discos, drawing, fancy dress, workshops, storytelling, performances and loads more.
Lot of events are completely FREE – the rest are all under £11.50.

Featuring VERY special guests:
Benjamin Zephaniah
Jacqueline Wilson
Julian Clary
Nick Sharratt

It’s really important to us that WayWord is affordable for families. 200 tickets for each event on the main stage and 10 for each in the Garret Theatre have been held to be given free of charge or at a lower cost to low-income families and groups through Storyhouse’s Community Connectors Partnership. If you’d like to find out more about this, please email georgina.west@storyhouse.com

Activities Acorn Trail
Tue 10am; Wed 10am; Thu 10am; Fri 10am; Sat 10am + more times
The Den

The animals of Acorn Wood have lost some special giant acorns! Can you find all ten acorns or will it drive you nuts?!

Activities Make a Fox from Acorn Wood
The Den

They say you can never out-fox a fox so why not make one instead? Try our wonderful wildlife craft and take home your very own forest friend.

Activities Easter Crafts
Today 12pm; Tomorrow 12pm
The Den

Hop down to Storyhouse and celebrate the holidays by making some smashing Easter Wreaths! Adorned with bunny faces and seasonal shapes, they are sure to make an ‘egg-citing’ addition to your bedroom door.

Cinema Three Colours trilogy: White (15)

1 hr 32 | Following ‘Blue’, ‘White’ is the second instalment of Kieslowski’s Three Colours Trilogy of the French revolutionary ideals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.   

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Cinema Three Colours trilogy: Red (15)

1 hr 39 | Kieslowski completes his Three Colours Trilogy with a tale of parallel lives and interwoven destinies, and draws connecting threads with the two previous films.

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Cinema Three Colours trilogy: Blue (15)

1 hr 38 | Julie loses her composer husband and their child in a car crash and, though devastated, she tries to make a new start, away from her country house and a would-be lover

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Cinema Infinity Pool (18)

1 hr 58 | AD | In a luxury resort, a writer and his wealthy wife are persuaded by a mysterious young woman to explore the Island beyond the secure boundaries of the hotel

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Cinema Pearl (15)

1 hr 43 | AD | Set in the end days of the Spanish Flu, Pearl is trapped on an isolated farm, tending to her ailing father whilst lusting for the glamorous life she’s seen in movies

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On Stage Storyhouse Eurovision Party in the Kitchen
The Kitchen

Get yourselves down to The Kitchen for a fun-filled, sequin-stuffed, point-packed watch-along party as we cheer and celebrate the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

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Activities Fostering Drop-in
Meeting Room

Want to make a difference to a child’s life? Join us in the meeting room to find out more about fostering for your local council.