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Kaleidoscope comes to Colchester Library!

black background with white text that says 'Kaleidoscope' and in multicoloured diamonds underneath it says 'LGBTQ+ History Month'.
06 January 2023


Colchester Library to host Kaleidoscope for LGBT+ History Month! 

In celebration of LGBTQ+ History month, Essex Library Service in collaboration with local artists and Outhouse, will be hosting a month-long arts festival at Colchester Library called Kaleidoscope. Running from Wednesday 1 February to Tuesday 28 February, the library will be running LGBTQ+ themed workshops, story times, arts and crafts and author in conversation events.   


The festival will launch with a talk from the LGBT+ History month patron, Matt Cain and there will be Storytimes, workshops and talks from key figures in the LGBT community.  

These events are free but pre-booking is essential. You can find more information below. 


We look forward to seeing you all there! 


Workshop with Mary-Ann Ambrose

Colchester local and emotional poet Mary-Ann Ambrose talks about her work and will lead a session where we explore and have fun with words.

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Author in Conversation - Matt Cain, Colchester Library

Matt Cain, writer, and broadcaster, talks about his novels including the newly published "Becoming Ted".

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Drag Storytime with An Nemia 

Drag Storytime session with An Nemia followed by crafts session. We have curated a booklist and An Nemia will read a story from one of these selected titles. This is a family friendly event for children and parents/carers.

Book your free place on eventbrite 


Author in Conversation with Sarah Hagger-Holt

Author in Conversation event/writing workshop with Sarah Hagger-Holt – author of YA titles Proud of Me and Nothing Ever Happens Here This will be open to everyone aged 9+

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Spoken Word with Alice D'Lumiere 

In this workshop Alice D'Lumiere will share some excerpts of her trans-themed solo performance piece "Speaking Out and Fitting In!" and invite you to experiment with some spoken word performance of your own.

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