This event has been rescheduled from Monday 18 July and will take place on Thursday 28 July.
Festival pass holders can now book free tickets for the new date.
Please book a ticket for everybody attending. Don’t worry if you don’t know exact numbers  – we just need an idea so we know how many people to cater for.

A celebration event to bring Kaleidoscope Week to an end.

Arrive to Storyhouse and have your photo taken on the Red Carpet at the entrance of Storyhouse. Move up to the Garret Theatre on Floor 4, sip a mocktail and enjoy some complimentary canapes.

The event will be started by a special host and master of ceremonies. Awards will be announced and the Kaleidoscope Film of 2022 will be premiered, along with some performances.

Performance of Blues Face (Blues and Folk band from Emerge Arts)
Watch them here.

We will bring the day to a close by performing the Kaleidoscope Festival Makaton song.

This rescheduled event gives you more time to nominate people for an award. Please nominate here. Closing date Monday 25 July at 5pm.

We care about everyone’s access requirements. Please can you email if you or a service user/client you support requires BSL interpretation to enjoy this event by Thursday 21 July 12 noon.


12.30 – 1pm Red Carpet Arrival and Photos (Storyhouse Entrance)
1pm-1.30pm Arrival Drinks /  Audience take seats
1pm Blues Face Band perform their first set
1.30pm Welcome from Harriet Dyer
1.40pm Kaleidoscope Festival Film Premiere
1.45pm Awards Presentation
2.10pm Blues Face Band perform their second set
2.25pm Schools to sing True Colours (Makaton) performance
2.30pm Harriet will close event
2.35pm Event closes

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Chester Mystery Plays invites everyone to get involved in this summer’s production by designing a fabric panel inspired by nature using a variety of techniques including fabric painting and embroidery.

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On Stage John Lydon: I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right
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Film screenings for careers on last Thursday of every month at Storyhouse Cinemas.

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Garret Bar

Create your very own piece of recycled paper out of waste alongside our Young Leaders, as part of The Great Big Green Week!

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