Kaleidoscope Festival 2019

A fun festival celebrating diversity, inclusion and unique abilities.
  • Many events are free
    £5 Festival Lanyard Pass available for access to selected shows
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    As with all Storyhouse events, Carers, Companions & Personal Assistants go free (click for more info)
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Kaleidoscope Festival (Monday 30 September – Sunday 6 October) is a festival celebrating diversity, inclusion and unique abilities.

“Kaleidoscope came about because when Storyhouse opened,(artistic director Alex) asked me what I’d really like to do, and I wanted to run a disability festival. I talked to over 23 different charities, groups and day care centres and said: ‘What do you want? What do your beneficiaries want?'”
Nicola, Communities Manager

The week-long festival programmed in partnership with 23 charities and schools will present the region’s first ever Disability Pride Parade, dance, drama, crafts and clubbing and inspirational personal stories, it promises to be a truly kaleidoscopic week.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved: nicola@storyhouse.com or 01244 730520. 

Kaleidoscope Festival 2019
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Activities The Peoples Choice Group Knitting Club

Especially for people with learning disabilities/autism but open to the whole community. Do you like knitting or crochet in a…

Activities Kaleidoscope Mandala City Trail
Sunday 1 September 12am
Across Chester City Centre

Follow the trail of specially created mandalas – symbolic symbols used in different cultures – around Chester city centre!

On Stage Kaleidoscope: Monthly Open Mic Night
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.

Activities Chester’s Disability Pride Parade

This is the inaugural Disability Pride Parade to happen in Chester – march, move, dance or walk from Storyhouse to the Town Hall.

Activities Taekwondo Demonstration
The Kitchen

Canal Street Day Care Centre’s Taekwondo Club will demonstrate what they have learnt, and share their love of this Korean martial art.

Activities More Reasons to Dance Performance Sharing
Garret Theatre
Activities, clubs and groups

From book clubs and writers’ groups to scrabble and sewing sessions; support and recovery workshops to baby and kids’ crafts and activities,…