Chester’s Storyhouse recently announced it will be holding a brand new festival in October.
The upcoming event, dubbed “Storyhouse Elders,” is designed to celebrate the creativity of the city’s older communities, and will feature 12 days filled with workshops, theatre, dance, music and wellness activities, some of which will have a seaside theme.
Most of the events taking place at the mixed-used community centre will either have nominal ticket prices or be entirely free of charge.
Throughout the festival, members of the community will find an abundance of opportunities to access their creative abilities with an extensive array of activities suited to those of all ages. Festivalgoers will also be invited to participate in the regular weekly programme of Storyhouse activities, including board games, clubs, and ‘chatter and natter’ events.
The Storyhouse Elders festival will open to the public on Monday, October 10 with the launch of an all-new sensory art installation at the hub’s acclaimed eatery The Kitchen, which serves Mediterranean cuisine.
Entitled “A Trip to the Seaside!”, the installation honours the heyday of holidaying at the British seaside dating from the post-war years to the 1960s, and recalls childhood memories of coastal visits and exciting attractions.
The installation will run throughout the festival and includes a seaside-themed booth transporting festivalgoers to their favoured resort, along with a chance to create a stick of rock and draw or write a memory on a holiday postcard.
Storyhouse opened in 2017 on Hunter Street and includes a cinema, theatre, restaurant and city library.