Kaleidoscope: Disability Pride Parade

Chester's 2nd Kaleidoscope Disability Pride Parade Running from
Next event: Monday 11 July at 10.30am
  • Free
  • Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Across Chester City Centre

Part of: Free activities and events

Chester’s second Disability Pride Parade is launching this year’s Kaleidoscope Week.

The parade is your chance to dance, parade, move, sing and raise awareness of the 14.1 million disabled people living in the UK. We will congregate on Eastgate Street in Chester (Outside of Bella Italia). We will then move to underneath the Eastgate Clock (and start parading towards Grosvenor Park. Bring your banners and flags and any instruments you play to make lots of noise. You can also contribute to a large scale banner by making a mini piece of art before July. Click here to find out how to take part.

Once we arrive at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre there will be time to eat, relax, and use the toilets/changing space at the park pavilion.

You are invited to bring food and drink and the bar at the park will be open for hot and cold drinks.

After lunch a dance performance by a professional theatre company Dark Horse Theatre based in Huddersfield.

Dark Horse Theatre produce work to tour nationally that is visually impactful and has a reputation of surprise, innovation and the ability to reverse expectations. Dark Horse’s mission is for people with learning disabilities to be given the equality of opportunity to train and work in the performing arts.

Please note that road closures are being put in place for this parade to happen. Your blue badges can still be used and St John Street can be used to park. The journey from the Eastgate Clock to Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is approx. 7 mins (on foot) however we have allowed longer for the parade to move into the park.

Read about the first Disability Pride Parade which took place in 2019 here.

Time details

10.30am - 2pm

Upcoming events

Monday 11 July 10.30am Across Chester City Centre

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