Storyhouse opens this week.
The new arts centre is big news for Chester and already riding the crest of local support.
But it’s not just a new theatre, cinema and library. A major aspect of the project is the community programme.
That’s why I’m leading a new writing group, based at Storyhouse, from this month.
It’s called #WriteHereWriteNow and open to anyone who wants to find their voice as a writer.
We all have a story to tell but not everyone has the opportunity or confidence to do so.
This new creative community offers an opportunity to express yourself in a supportive environment.
Expect workshop-style activities and occasional guest speakers, based around Storyhouse events.
We will look at ways of getting your story out there — from blogs to flash fiction via magazine features — and craft our work together.
Never tried a writing group before? No problem. Here’s an outlet for your creativity.
We meet monthly on the last Thursday, starting May 25th. It’s free. No, really.
The sessions run 7.30-9pm and we will be in the Meeting Room. Subsequent dates are June 29, July 27 and August 31.
To find us, take the cinema stairs and follow it round to the left to the meeting room. You can take drinks up from the bar, or we’ll retire there afterwards.
There’s space initially for 14 people.
Please bring your own iPad/laptop or similar device.
You will need to create an account via the Storyhouse website in advance to use the free public WiFi. No need if you have already bought show tickets through the site.
More events listed at the Storyhouse activities page.