Together! 2017 Disability History Month Festival

Thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England and our sponsors, the Together! 2017 Disability History Month Festival returns in November/December. Confirmed highlights include:

  • Lauren Payne will be premiering a new solo at 2pm at our launch event on 23 October 2017.

    Monday 23 October 2017: 11am: Open Dance Workshop with Anjali dance company. 2pm: Festival launch event with the premiere of a dance solo by Lauren Payne – join us for a light lunch from 1pm. At Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, Stratford E15 4HW. Part of Newham Heritage Awareness Week.

  • A ‘Visual Poetry’ exhibition by Sean Burn, with a related workshop and performance.
  • The Together! 2017 Open Exhibition, bringing together amateur, community, semi-professional and professional disabled artists with a Newham connection.
  • A Pop-Up Poetry Café at the Museum of London Docklands on 18 & 19 November 2017.
  • Together! Music Club with special guests on Friday 1 December (7-9pm). At Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, Stratford E15 4HW.
  • A spoken-word double bill, with ‘All the things we used to be’ by Angry Fish and ‘What’s Normal Anyway?’ by ju90.

Penny Pepper will be our writer-in-residence this autumn and will be reading her work at the End of Festival party.

  • A public presentation of our international Vibrations project, with a live connection with Montreal.
  • Street art with Aliens and Paracarnival.
  • Together! 2017 Disability Film Festival (8-10 December at the Old Town Hall Stratford).
  • End of Festival party with reading by Penny Pepper, Together! 2012 Writer-in-Residence. Friday 15 December 7-9pm at Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, Stratford E15 4HW.