Together! 2017 Disability History Month Festival
You can relive or join in the 2017 Disability History Month Festival virtually by watching the films here. For more details about the acts click here.
Unicorn On 23 October 2017, Lauren Payne from Anjali dance company launched the Together! 2017 Disability History Month Festival with the world premiere of her debut solo Unicorn.
prisong On 17 November 2017, Newcastle-based artist gobscure launched his exhibition prisong at East Ham library with a spoken word performance followed by a Q&A session. You can watch the full event or a shorter highlights film.
Alien Tourists On 25 November 2017 Together! 2012 CIC’s street art act Alien Tourists was performed at Gallions Reach shopping centre. This short film shows excerpts from the rehearsal and performance.
ParaCarnival On 2 December 2017 ParaCarnival paraded through Stratford Centre and performed in the Cultural Quarter to celebrate International Day of Disabled People. Local performers came from Act Up! Newham, Starpad DJs and Powerhouse Women.
Masked The Together! Dance Club was formed in autumn 2016 with the aim of creating contemporary dance for the screen using improvisation techniques. In summer 2017 participants decided they would not reveal their faces when performing, and created this short film.
Together we are 3! A short film celebrating three years of Together! 2012
Sheep On 3 December 2015, locally based disabled artists flocked to Stratford to give a street art performance led by Natural Diversions to celebrate International Day of Disabled People as part of the Together! 2015 Disability History Month Festival.
Breakdown in Communication Disabled and Deaf people discuss the barriers experienced by Deaf jobseekers. A Together! Talking Point film, made during the Together! 2012 Film Festival workshop led by Gary Thomas, with support from Channel 4.
Together! was David Morris‘s last film, made in 2009/10 for the UK Disabled People’s Council (UKDPC). Together! looks at disabled people’s experiences of campaigning for equality, and shows how the values created through the personal experience of disability have been brought into disabled people’s organisations. It concludes that there is unity in strength: together, we can change our world. Click here to view David Morris’s Together! with subtitles, click here to view Together! with added BSL interpretation, and click here to view Together! with added audio-description.