Storyhouse Women Weekend 2019: Friday 26 April – Sunday 28 April.

Catherine Mayer

Storyhouse Women Weekend is a celebration of what it means to be a women or a girl in the world today, and a chance to explore and discuss topics that affect anyone who identifies as a woman or a girl. We want to create a safe space to discuss and tackle these issues together. We have a line-up of incredible women who want to share their stories and experiences with Chester, and events to inspire and enable us to create change.

Join us for a weekend of talks, panel discussions, performances, workshops, music, poetry, debates and more, celebrating women and girls and exploring global issues including feminism, careers, domestic violence, Islamophobia, overcoming addiction, women in sport, rape culture, transgender stories and more.

Catherine Mayer: FFS

The author and Women’s Equality Party co-founder is at the end of her tether. A better, brighter, more equal future shimmers on the horizon, yet we seem to be hurtling in the opposite direction. Deranged presidents and dangerous populists aren’t the only culprits. As progressive movements do battle with each other and among themselves, Mayer draws on her front-line experiences of journalism and politics to explain how debates became so damagingly polarised, to the detriment of all of us.

Is identity politics to blame? What makes us mistrust everyone but fall for fake news? Are we getting nastier—and might our attitudes to celebrity fuel this trend? Why do TED Talks bring Mayer out in hives? The simple truth, she says, is that life is complicated—and we’ll reach the feminist future she calls Equalia only by embracing that complexity.

A Funny, Free-wheeling Show about soundbite culture in a messy world. Go and see it: For Future’s Sake.

13 March - 11 DecemberActivities: Storyhouse Women Book Club Various

  • 26 AprilOn Stage: Rose McGowan: Brave Storyhouse Theatre Book now
  • 27 April - 28 AprilActivities: Market Place Various
  • 27 April - 28 AprilActivities: Hula! Various
  • 27 April - 28 AprilActivities: Creative Space Various
  • 27 AprilOn Stage: Weekend Launch with Louise Minchin Storyhouse Theatre
  • 27 April - 28 AprilCinema: Matilda (PG) Cinema Book now
  • 27 April - 28 AprilActivities: Introducing Storyhouse Women Young Leaders Various
  • 27 AprilActivities: Theatre: Behind Closed Doors The Kitchen
  • 27 AprilOn Stage: Domestic Violence: Love Shouldn’t Hurt Storyhouse Theatre
  • 27 AprilOn Stage: University of Chester Dance Society The Kitchen

  • 27 AprilOn Stage: Theatre: Worldly Women Garret Theatre
  • 27 AprilActivities: Workshop: Feminist Manifestos Meeting Room
  • 27 AprilOn Stage: Careers: Time to Talk About the Unknown Cinema
  • 27 AprilOn Stage: Panel: Women, Recovery and Overcoming Storyhouse Theatre
  • 27 AprilActivities: Workshop: Web Writing like a Pro Meeting Room
  • 27 AprilActivities: Workshop: Improve your mind and body workshop with Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT) Garret Theatre
  • 27 AprilOn Stage: 10 Minute Tales Cinema
  • 27 AprilActivities: Performance: CeCe Sinclair Various
  • 27 AprilOn Stage: Catherine Mayer: FFS Storyhouse Theatre
  • 28 AprilActivities: Workshop: Writing for Theatre Meeting Room

  • 28 AprilActivities: Finding Strength in Islam Storyhouse Theatre
  • 28 AprilActivities: ‘When I Grow Up I Want To Be…’The Den
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: Spoken Word Garret Theatre
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: Music: Mary Sheriff The Kitchen
  • 28 AprilActivities: Workshop: How To Be Happy Meeting Room
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: Talk: Let’s Be Clear About Consent Garret Theatre
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: 10 Minute Tales Storyhouse Theatre
  • 28 AprilFencing Demonstration The Kitchen
  • 28 AprilActivities: Workshop: Introduction to Gamification Meeting Room
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: Kellie Maloney: Trans Stories Storyhouse Theatre
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: Everyday Rape Cultures and Religion: A Complex Relationship? Garret Theatre
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: Girls Go Global Cinema
  • 28 AprilOn Stage: Alabaster Queen Various
  • Dates

    Fri 26 Apr 2019 to Sun 28 Apr 2019



    Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR


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