Disability takes centre stage with film, dance, comedy and poetry

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Disability takes centre stage with film, dance, comedy and poetry at Storyhouse with our Kaleidoscope Festival, which celebrates disability and challenges stereotypes.

As well as talks, workshops and discussions – ranging from Paralympians like Anna Jackson and Governmental advisers like Miro Griffiths – the festival includes incredible performances and screenings throughout Storyhouse. Below are just some of the highlights:

FILM

Notes on Blindness (U)
Sat 15 Sep, 3pm   |   Cinema   |   Free

In 1983, after decades of steady deterioration, writer and theologian John Hull lost his sight. To help him make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary on audio-cassette. Over three years he recorded sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness.

This special screening has integrated Caption Subtitles and Audio Description.

COMEDY

Open Mic Night with comedian Laurence Clark
Tue 18 Sep, 6pm   |   Garret Theatre   |   £6

Candoco Dance Company presents a dramatic and powerful new double bill, challenging notions of identity and appearances, with daring and uninhibited dance.

DANCE

Candoco Dance Company
Tue 18 Sep, 7.30pm   |   Theatre   |   From £16.50

Candoco Dance Company presents a dramatic and powerful new double bill, challenging notions of identity and appearances, with daring and uninhibited dance.

DRAMA

The Time Machine
Wed 19 Sep, 6pm   |   Garret Theatre   |   £6

RAWD presents a cabaret through the ages with one man’s quest to get back to current day!

POETRY

Testify Poetry Night
Sat 22 Sep, 7.30pm   |   Garret Theatre   |   £6

Testify – Chester’s monthly open mic poetry night – is coming to Kaleidoscope with award-winning poet Jackie Hagan headlining the night.

 

Click here to take a look at the full Kaleidoscope Festival programme