Chester Storyhouse’s Kaleidoscope Festival returns this summer for its fourth edition (July 10-14).
The festival celebrates neurodiversity, inclusion and the talents of people living with a disability and will include performances, workshops, music, dance, art and the premiere of a special piece created by the new Kaleidoscope Company of actors.
The festival launches with the third Chester Disability Pride Parade – one of only two in the UK, Brighton being the other – and aims to raise awareness of the 14.1 million people in Britain living with a disability.
After a packed programme of diverse events, the closing day brings the chance to enjoy the debut performance by the new disability-led theatre group, Kaleidoscope Company. The group is a collaboration between Storyhouse and Birkenhead-based theatre company RAWD, to support and showcase talented disabled artists in the Chester area.
Storyhouse communities manager Nicola Haigh said: “The Kaleidoscope Festival has become a fantastic fixture in the summer calendar and is much anticipated by our community here at Storyhouse.
“I describe the festival as promising a truly kaleidoscopic range of events, and this year’s programme – which has been designed in collaboration with a disability-led focus group – really underlines that."
Individual festival events are either free or £5 for participants, though events are free to carers and support staff.
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