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Kaleidoscope festival celebrates people with disabilities

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This week a pride parade is celebrating neurodiversity and highlighting talents in people with learning disabilities in Cheshire.

The Kaleidoscope festival, run by Storyhouse, started on Monday 11 July which saw local disabled communities taking to the streets. 

Nicola Haigh, Storyhouse Communities Manager, told ITV News: "I'm absolutely thrilled that the festival is able to return for this summer promising a truly kaleidoscopic range of fantastic events to appeal to a wide range of audiences.

"And what better way to launch the festival than with our second Chester Disability Pride Parade?"

She added: "I'm really proud the city is leading from the front - it should be an amazing and memorable day."

One of the highlights on Monday was a performance from Dark Horse Theatre from Huddersfield which showcases the talents of 8 actors with learning disabilities and non-learning disabilities.

The festival runs until Monday 18 July and includes a pop-up Makers Market for people to sell hand-made items, a club night and the Kaleidoscope Awards and Festival Film Premiere.

You can pre-book free tickets for the Kaleidoscope Festival from the Storyhouse website.