Kaleidoscope’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations 2018!

Feb 15

Kaleidoscope’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations 2018!

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2018, we will be hosting several events during the year:

St Woolos Cathedral, Newport – Wednesday, 7th March 

12:00-2:00pm

We are hosting a celebration and lunch at Newport Cathedral.

Guest speakers include Kaleidoscope CEO Martin Blakebrough, Executive Director of Transform Niamh Eastwood and the Most Reverend John Davies, Archbishop of Wales.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only, and must be confirmed prior to the event. Please contact Lisa-Marie Flavin on the detail given below, for further information.

Mayors Charity Concert with Dan Owen, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury – Wednesday 11th April

‘Dance to the Music’ was the soundtrack that ignited Disco and was one of the first tracks to blare out of the speakers of the new Kaleidoscope Club in 1968. As we celebrate 50 years we plan to celebrate our past but dance our way into the future, knowing the music never dies.

Dan Owen’s amazing talent is now recognised around the world. His incredible deep, soulful, blues-infused tones will be coming to Shrewsbury for this special event in support of the Mayor of Shrewsbury’s Charity –  Shropshire Recovery Partnership.

For tickets please visit: https://www.theatresevern.co.uk/shows/whatson/dan-owen/

The House of Lords, London – Tuesday, 5th June

12:30-2:30pm

Join us for canapés in the Cholmondeley Room.

The event will be hosted by Lord Andrew Mawson (Baron Mawson OBE) with guest speaker to be confirmed.

Attendance is strictly by invitation only, and must be confirmed prior to the event. Please contact Lisa-Marie Flavin on the detail given below, for further information.

Kaleidoscope Club, Kingston – to be held in late September, Date to be confirmed

 A party will be held where it all began at the Kaleidoscope Club in Kingston!

 The Kaleidoscope was a Friday Club opening at 10pm until 6am. The aim was to provide a safe place for young people to attend after the pubs closed at 11pm. In Kingston there was a major problem of fights taking place in the town centre once the pubs shut. The name ‘Kaleidoscope’ came from the diversity of young people coming together, be they mods, rockers, teddy boys, hippies or Hells Angels they were welcome at the Kaleidoscope.

The services Kaleidoscope developed came out of the needs of the young people. The hostel was born out of a disused church house. It was extremely basic, including the need for residents and staff to fill up the bath using buckets of water.

In the late 1960s sex and drugs were at the height of fashion. The question was how to protect people. Kaleidoscope responded by organising a clinic for those attending the club. The clinic was held in the Minister’s office where either advice or treatment was provided.

 For further information and booking enquiries please contact Lisa-Marie Flavin:

lisamarie.flavin@kaleidoscopeproject.org.uk

 

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