Chester Art Festival next week at St. Michael's church
Corner of Bridge street and Pepper street, right in the city centre!
- Engravings and etchings by Pablo Picasso on show throughout the festival
- Art bar open throughout the festival
- Lots of arty activities:
Tuesday: art classes and dance class in the evening
Wednesday: drama workshops
Thursday: creative art selling seminar, tea ceremony, theatrical performance
Friday: creative writing workshop and oil painting Picasso workshop
Saturday: creativity awakening seminar, poetry and piano, paper bag workshop, live music
Sunday: kids' creative Picasso workshop
St Michael's Church is one of the nine medieval parish churches of Chester, It stands on the site of the southern gateway of the Roman Fortress. In 1849-61 it was virtually rebuilt by the Chester architect James Harrison, although early features survive inside. St Michael's opened as Britain's first heritage centre in 1975.
On the east side of Bridge street the row ends with the old parish church of St Michael's. This is now Chester Heritage Centre.
It is open to the public and contains local research resources and family history information.