Hollie McNish, poet





The Observer

Storyhouse, Chester It’s lucky I don’t live in Chester or I might try to move into Storyhouse permanently – it’s one of the most welcoming, inclusive cultural buildings I’ve been in and one of the few places that appeals as much to my child as to me. Housed partly in an old Odeon cinema, it combines the city’s library, theatre and cinema, and each year invites a poet to exhibit their words in gigantic poems across its walls. Among others, there’s been Imtiaz Dharker, Lemn Sissay and myself (mine’s in the gorgeous children’s section). Go, grab a book, a glass of wine and feast on the poetry, the architecture and, of course, the books – until 11pm. It has the longest opening hours of any UK library.