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Listen: The Birdcage Stage entertains shoppers on the streets of Chester

The Birdcage Stage visits Chester. Photo: Vivian Okyenwere

By Vivian Onyekwere

We Are Chester’s Vivian Onyekwere shares her experience of enjoying The Birdcage Stage when it came to the streets of Chester. It’s one of a number of events which are put on for free in the city.

It’s not often that you spy a larger than life bird cage on the streets of your city, complete with an array of colourful entertainers.

That’s just what happened here in Chester when performers from The Birdcage Stage arrived.

This Liverpool-based company, set up in 2015, came to Chester as part of the Chester Spring Blooms celebration programme, which was put together by Destination Chester and also included an art trail. 

Visitors and people doing their shopping or on their lunch break in the city were treated to singing, eye=catching costumes and a large and ornate golden birdcage stage set outside the town hall. 

Meet some of The Birdcage Stage company and listen to one of the cast singing inside the golden cage in Chester’s Town Hall Square. Video: Vivian Onyekwere

Katy-Anne Bellis, manager of The Birdcage Stage said: “We are here to spread a bit of joy and spread a bit of colour into the street and make it really beautiful.” 

The Birdcage Stage company can be found touring around the UK. 

Listen to this podcast as Katy-Anne Bellis tells our reporter Vivian Onyekwere what The Birdcage Stage is all about. 

For more information on what’s on in Chester over the coming months, visit

About Angela Ferguson (238 Articles)
I'm a writer, journalist and blogger, as well as the founder and editor of culture webzine I'm also a university lecturer in journalism and media communications and a radio presenter for hire.

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