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Chester’s Diversity Ball: a city of walls without barriers

May 22

Chester’s Diversity Ball celebrating difference on Friday 22 May 2020

The Chester Diversity Ball (Registered charity: 1181567), is an evening when all the communities of Chester and the surrounding region, come together to celebrate their differences as equals, where we set a new standard for the openness of our society, for tolerance, inclusiveness, accessibility and mutual respect.

About the Ball

The ball is being held on four stages in Chester Cathedral, and is different to the usual concept of a Ball, as it will be inclusive and reach out, and welcome all communities of Chester, ethnicity, religion, ability/disability, sexual orientation etc. The Diversity Ball is the first of its kind in the UK.

What is happening

The Diversity Ball will include:

  • The Diversity fashion show (organised by the University of Chester)
  • Singing in Sign language (Dee Sign Choir)
  • Bands – from Punk to Classical
  • Orchestras
  • DJs
  • Poetry
  • Comedy
  • Solo acts
  • Silent auction

More to be announced later…

Dress: Impress us with your sartorial elegance and style

Tickets: £35 (Early Bird – £25.00) without food.  Age 18-23 years £27.50 (Early Bird – £20.00) without food


Food options:
(a) Three course dinner from 5.30pm – 7.15pm in the Cathedral Refectory (Italian cuisine, including vegetarian and vegan options.  View the menu here.  Pre-booking essential.
(b) Grazing tables will be available on the night for food purchases – from £5 (including vegetarian and vegan options).


Chester, CH1 United Kingdom