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What's Your Story, Chorley? *CANCELLED*


Chorley Town Centre, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1DP

Tel: 01257515151

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What's Your Story, Chorley? *CANCELLED*

Update – Following government advice on Coronavirus, the decision has been made to cancel this event. The health and safety of attendees, volunteers and contributors are the top priority. The book benches that have been created this year will still be installed across Chorley town centre so that people can do the book bench trail as and when current circumstances allow.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in What’s Your Story, Chorley? and hope to see you at future events as and when the current situation allows.



A fantastic festival of words and fun for all the family including reading, writing and storytelling. Suitable for people of all ages. Back again for 2020, Chorley's popular word festival returns on Saturday 28 March. For children and adults alike, the day will bring authors, storytellers and poets to the streets of Chorley. Meet the authors and get a chance to develop your writing skills, listen to poetry or watch dramatic presentations in venues across Chorley town centre.


• Union Street Civic Offices
• Chorley Library
• Ebb and Flow Bookshop
• Chorley Little Theatre
• St Laurence's Church

We have once again teamed up with local primary schools and Edge Hill University Primary English team to create a Book Bench trail around the town centre. The benches will also have a trail quiz which will be again be designed by the children with help to research the books from the Edge Hill students. There will also be the opportunity to help decorate a book bench on the day in the town centre. The benches will be designed and produced by children from the following schools:

• Adlington Primary School
• Balshaw Lane Community Primary School
• Charnock Richard CE Primary School
• Coppull Parish CE Primary School
• Mawdesley St Peter's CE Primary School
• Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
• St Chad's Catholic Primary School
• St George's CE Primary School
• St Gregory's Catholic Primary School
• St James' CE Primary School
• St Peter's CE Primary School

Adlington Library and Edge Hill University students will also be producing a bench each to be part of this year's book bench trail.

Event programmes and book bench trail maps will be available soon!

Opening Times

Season (28 Mar 2020)
Saturday11:00 - 16:00


Free event



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