Christmas at St Mary's

29 November 2018

St Mary’s Creative Space is preparing to launch a festive feast of entertainment over Christmas.  Cinema, cabaret, Father Christmas, folk, jazz, banquet and aerial theatre are just some of the activities on the menu.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing said: “St Mary’s Creative Space is the perfect venue for this Christmas festival. There is an exciting range of activities from various independent organisations with something for all ages and tastes including a visit from Father Christmas himself.

All activities take place at St Mary’s creative space, St Mary’s Hill, Chester, between 1 December and 5 January. Cheshire West and Chester Council support the running of St Mary’s and the Christmas festival that includes:

Sunday 2 December, 7.30pm

SoundBox presents: O'Hooley & Tidow - 'WinterFolk'
Join one of British Folk's mightiest combinations' (MOJO), O'Hooley & Tidow, for their WinterFolk show, an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary and traditional seasonal songs.

Tuesday 4 December, 7pm

Film: The Killing of a Sacred Deer Chester Film Society presents this latest film from the director of The Lobster. 

Saturday 8 December, 2pm to 4pm 

The Alternative Christmas Stocking  

A magical Christmas celebration with a difference, where talented young people from six youth theatre groups across Cheshire showcase an array of performances.  

Tuesday 11 December, 6.45pm

Film: Paddington 2
Chester Film Society presents their Christmas Special, Paddington 2. 

Wednesday 12 December, 7.30pm 

Chester Music Society
The Original Panama Jazz Band
Started in Wallasey, in 1954 and still playing great jazz over 60 years later. The music is Dixieland / Chicago style, and will be drawn from a variety of sources: King Oliver’s classic Chicago jazz, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and some more contemporary sources. 

15/16/21/22/23/24 December

Storytime with Santa
Bringing the magic of Christmas alive as children will be captivated by traditional and modern stories as well as plenty of festive songs to join in with, a fun experience for the whole family. Every child will have the opportunity to talk to Santa and give him their Christmas wishes, and will also receive a festive gift. 

Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December, 7.30pm 

Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company
It’s a Wonderful Life
It’s Christmas Eve in Bedford Falls, and George Bailey is broken and suicidal over the misplacement of an $8,000 loan and the scheming of evil millionaire, Mr Potter. George’s guardian angel appears to show him what life would be like if he was no longer there. 

Friday 28 December, 7pm

The Great Banquet
A magical festive feast inspired by the Chester Wizard School. Three Course meal, drink on arrival and entertainment.  

Monday 31 December

Cabinet of Curiosities
New Year’s Eve Cabaret Show
Join Neil Kendall and Goldust for an unforgettable New Year. Cabaret show with an international cast of acts including: magic, music, cabaret, burlesque and song. 

Friday 4 and Saturday 5 January 2019, 11.30am and 2pm

The Elves and the Shoemaker 

Join Mr and Mrs Theatre Company for an enchanting aerial theatre adaptation of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. Sent on a special mission from the big man at the North Pole to help a Shoemaker in need, will they be able to make this Christmas one to remember for Mr Shoe? 

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