Chester

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT) exists in Chester supports local people in recovery from addiction and those living with a mental health condition to transform their lives, and to share the recovery journey with the wider public, through dance, performance and creativity.

Spreading Wings

Take part in weekly workshops with people from across Cheshire West and Chester in movement and co-develop new productions (for live & digital performance) 

Community performances take place across Cheshire West and Leigh, Greater Manchester,  

We can offer taster sessions with local partners. 

Supporting Angels Development will take place over 2 years: with Mentoring, developing choreography/workshop facilitation skills; ambassadorial and peer support – in line with each volunteer’s individual goals and career ambitions including volunteering opportunities with FADT. 

We explore recovery from addiction and adversity through movement. Workshops and projects are led by professional dance artists from Fallen Angels Dance Theatre through the Artistic Direction of Paul Bayes Kitcher – himself in recovery from addiction, with over 30 years professional experience in dance. 

You can expect a high-quality experience including: 

  • physical warm-up 
  • exploration of our stories through creative movement 
  • cool down and stretches 
  • fun and laughter 

The emphasis is on the group experience and achieving something special together. Some of our projects lead to performances when members of the group are ready and feel confident. There will also be opportunities for social activities as a group such as going to the Theatre, and recovery/community events

When: Weekly on Mondays 12-2pm

Where: Garret Theatre, Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Who: Adults in Recovery from addiction and those living with  mental health conditions

Funded by: National Lottery Reaching Communities, Chester Bluecoat Charities,

Take Part

To Take Part, please contact claire@fallenangelsdt.org for more information. 

You can find out how to refer someone here.

If you are from an addiction/recovery setting, please contact: maddie@fallenangelsdt.org for more information about the Taster sessions.

Kelly

Kelly

“[My husband] is encouraging me, we are talking a lot more, it’s made me talk a lot more. I’m not hiding my emotions, I’m telling you what I feel, it’s really good.”

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