Entries by friendsofchester

‘The Seagull’ theatre trip

50 Friends set off to Salford Quays on a sunny March day to see this final play put on by Manchester’s renowned Library Theatre Company under the helm of their long-serving artistic director Chris Honer. Anton Chekhov used his 1896 tragi-comedy to consider the future of theatre itself, so there was something particularly poignant about […]

Cheshire Young Carers

Since the last newsletter went out in June, we took a group of Cheshire Young Carers to see ‘The Secret Garden’ at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. It was a wonderful production featuring a talented cast of actors and puppets, and a good time was had by all the young people – as you will […]


with…..Something Different, The Shed! Friends of Chester Literature Festival sponsored a free event to celebrate the poet’s  centenary year. A scaled down replica of his iconic Writing Shed was placed in the Town Hall Square for two days. Cestrians flocked to visit it and to soak up its unique atmosphere. It seemed as if the […]

Trip to the Book Festival at Hay-on-Wye – Thursday 28th May 2015.

OUR DAY IN HAY Hooray! What a great away-day in Hay! Here are some thoughts put forward by members on the return journey from The Hay Festival on 28th May: An excellent, stimulating day of intellectual, retail, cultural and gastronomic experiences. Such diversity of speakers, food and music. Thought provoking talks by: Raymond Tallis, about […]