Creating ideas to inspire culture and business

Murmurations: the #makechester talks are on Friday 23 June 2017 at Storyhouse, Chester

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Friday 23 June 2017

At Storyhouse, Chester. 9-5pm followed by drinks.

We believe we get the city we deserve so we’re helping to make the city we want. Join us for our second year of the #makechester talks inspired by the Do Lectures Manifesto of a Doer and hear from a wonderful line-up of diverse and talented speakers, all on a mission to do better things. Take a look at this year's speakers bios and photos below.

Hosted by our friends at Storyhouse this year, you can look forward to refreshments and lunch to keep you fuelled during the day and we’ll be staying for a drink afterwards, so please make plans to join us.

For the doers of Chester to make a great place even better.

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2017 Speakers These are just some of our guests. We’ll be adding more right up to the day.



Northgate Street, Chester

Based at Storyhouse, Chester’s brand new cultural centre: theatre, cinema, library, restaurant and bar.

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Murmurations is the best event in the city for anyone who values creativity and wants to get things done. It proves anything is possible when people work together and think BIG! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jenny Tegg

Prior to the event I did wonder how the organisers could possibly match the calibre of last year's event - but they managed it, and then some! I just wish I had more time to follow up all the ideas and connections that flowed from the day.

Beck Collins

A friend bought a ticket for me to experience murmurations and I honestly didn't know what to expect. Within 5 minutes I felt so inspired and my whole being was uplifted. I could bathe in murmurations positivity and desire for community change for the rest of my days. I left feeling inspired and full to the brim with ideas to make chester (and the rest of the planet!) a better place. This feeling hasn't subsided yet.

KT Chaloner

This was a stunning inspirational day and made me proud to live in Chester amongst such creative and committed individuals

Nicki Miller

Great event to listen to inspiring speakers, discuss the future of Chester (and the world as such), connect with likeminded folk and dream up own ideas ( which hopefully then become reality).


Just wonderful! Fun, informative and inspiring.


Murmurations reminds me that there are hoards of interesting people, businesses and projects going on in our small city; you just have to go and find them.

Laura Knight Studio - Designer

Great event, amazing speakers, felt really inspired to do more good things and share my experience with other people. Would love to attend another event!

Gal Nasteva

The speakers were diverse and engaging. I left feeling inspired and motivated to start new projects, knowing that Chester has an interested and invested creative audience.

Kirsty Dalton

I didn't know what to expect having not attended last year, but I was blown away by the calibre of the speakers and the whole thrust and momentum of the day. Inspiring and motivating and restored my faith in the potential of Chester as a cultural and progressive city.

Belinda Diamond

Murmurations was a truly inspiring event...Chester is in good hands.

Jeff George - NoWFOOD University of Chester

Need inspiration? Then look no further join the Murmuration Talks

Sue Mason

It's unique, a mini Do lectures maybe, incredibly buzzy, fun as well as inspiring a great event, well done guys, Hope you can keep it up.


Great to have you head opened up to another world of ideas...

Richard Coan (Richard Coan Design)

Engaged my head, heart and hands...more please!


Amazing event! Inspiring! Real feel good! This has legs and needs to blossom. Get involved and #makechester.


It was inclusive and inspiring!


I felt truly inspired to connect and build a better community. Sparked thoughts for a project- which may not happen in the near future, however the heart and drive is there.