Kaleidoscope Festival 2022

A weeklong festival celebrating neurodiversity and the talents of people living with a learning disability
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Kaleidoscope Festival is a weeklong festival celebrating neurodiversity and the talents of people living with a learning disability.

The festival will next take place from Monday 11 July until Monday 18 July 2022 and kicks off with a Disability Pride Parade on Monday 11 July.

Download an easy-read information document about the 2022 festival here.

Explore all of the 2022 events below!


To get a Kaleidoscope Festival Pass and join us for the festival, you can purchase your pass here.

If you need help purchasing a pass, please contact our Access Manager Alex


There are also Kaleidoscope events at Storyhouse all year round – you’ll always be able to find them on this page.
Read more about our regular Kaleidoscope Open Mic Night here.

 

Activities Submit your face for the Kaleidoscope 2022 Film
Showing until: Friday 1 July

We need your face for this year’s Kaleidoscope Film! Send us your face film by 1 July to be included in the Kaleidoscope Film.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Makaton Festival Song

Learn the Kaleidoscope festival song, True Colours in Makaton

Activities Kaleidoscope: Disability Pride Parade
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Across Chester City Centre

The parade is your chance to dance, parade, move, sing and raise awareness of the 14.1 million disabled people living in the UK.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Sing-A-Long: Songs from the Stage and Screen
Garret Theatre

A joyous 60 minutes for a Tuesday morning to lift your mood. There will be songs from classics and new favorites including Grease and Fame.

Activities Kaleidoscope: RAWD presents FLASHMOB in a bob!
Garret Theatre, The Kitchen

Are you a disabled person who loves to move and groove? Join the RAWD gang to learn and perform a The Greatest Showman themed flashmob.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Flashmob!
The Kitchen

The Greatest Showman inspired Flashmob performance will be happening in The Kitchen. Gather round and prepare to be entertained.

Activities Kaleidoscope: The Big RAWD Quiz
The Kitchen

Hosted by our Birkenhead RAWD members, this is our take on a quiz, so expect sport charades, singalongs and the unexpected!

Activities Kaleidoscope: RAWD Talks – Premiere
The Kitchen

RAWD Talks is a new documentary film that follows Merseyside organisation RAWD as they navigate isolation, finding connection through zoom, a nervous return to in person sessions and the fearless creative flow that followed.

Activities Kaleidsocope Makers Market
The Kitchen

A pop up market for people to sell hand made items. These items may include greetings cards, trinkets, photo frames and more.

Cinema Kaleidoscope: Spectrum Short Film Programme

A series of short films that puts people with learning disabilities, autism or Aspergers where they should be, on the big screen.

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On Stage The Stage is Yours
Garret Theatre

An opportunity to watch performances of dance, drama or music from VIVO, Cheshire Dance and more.

Activities Kaleidoscope Club Night
Garret Theatre

The first of a monthly series of Kaleidoscope Club Nights. A collaboration between UnderOneRoof who have been running accessible raves for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities in Manchester and Liverpool, and Nexus, Chester’s very own inclusive techno party.

Activities Kaleidoscope: MiniFest – Dance and Music in The Kitchen
The Kitchen

An afternoon of music and dance with Space Cheshire and House of Dance. Plus sensory crafts and arts.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Red Carpet Awards and Festival Film Premiere

A celebration event to bring Kaleidoscope Week to an end. Have your photo taken on the Red Carpet and move to the garret for the main event.

Activities Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic
Garret Theatre

A monthly inclusive and accessible open-mic night celebrating the talents of people living in Chester and the surrounding areas living with a disability, learning disability or with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Cinema Kings of The Road (18)

2 hr 55 | A film about friendship between Bruno, who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner-German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, who is fleeing from his own past.

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Cinema The American Friend (12A)

2 hr 6 | Jonathan Zimmermann believes that he will soon die of leukemia. The unscrupulous American Tom Ripley, learns of this and exploits Zimmermann’s illness for his own purposes.

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Cinema Wings of Desire (12A)

2 hr 8 | Guardian angels listen to mortals and attempt to comfort them but one of them wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist.

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Cinema Paris, Texas (12A)

2 hr 28 | The story of Travis, a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend”.

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Cinema ROH Live: Il Trovatore (TBC)

3 hrs 25 | A devastating curse rises from the ashes in Verdi’s monumental tale of superstition and rivalry.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Sleeping Beauty (TBC)

3 hr 25 | Magic and fairytale characters are brought to life through ballet in this well-known family favourite.

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Cinema ROH Live: The Marriage of Figaro (TBC)

4 hrs | Director David McVicar brings out the revolutionary elements in Mozart’s great comic opera of intrigue, misunderstanding and forgiveness.

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Cinema ROH Live: Cinderella (TBC)

3 hrs | A new production of the much-loved Royal Ballet fairytale classic.

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Cinema ROH Live: Turandot (TBC)

3 hr 20 | Puccini’s final opera is a glorious pageant of rich colour, dance and drama in Andrei Serban’s classic staging.

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Cinema ROH Live: Like Water For Chocolate (TBC)

3 hr 10 | Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet.

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