Knowsley Adult Disability Services lead Everyman Theatre parade

Published on: Wednesday, 12-March-2014

Knowsley Council’s Adult Disability Services took part in last week’s Everyman Theatre opening, following it’s £27m redevelopment.

The group of adults, aged 18 to 65, took part in lantern workshops led by the Liverpool Lantern Company who were commissioned to design the event.

Over 30 people represented Knowsley, carrying huge illuminated keys in the light parade as part of the opening celebrations.  The parade started from the Playhouse and the Everyman was officially opened on Saturday, 1 March by unlocking the door with the illuminated keys.

The group met actor Matthew Kelly, who will be performing in Twelfth Night - the opening play at the Everyman.

The council’s adult disability services has been working in partnership with the Everyman Theatre for three years, and have been involved in a number of productions including Swallows and Amazons.  In addition, one of the group members, Nicola Ramsey, had her self portrait selected by the Everyman Theatre.  This has been transformed into a piece of public art which is now displayed across the whole front of the new facade of the building.

Knowsley Council’s Adult Disability Service is located across the borough and provide a range of support and activities for adults who may have physical or mental disabilities or impairments.  For further details about the service, contact 0151 443 3985.