2024 Events Programme

All our events take place online via Zoom and are free to attend. Recordings of 2024 events that have already taken place are available below (see our Archives for recordings from previous years). All events are led by Disabled artists. Most events are for everyone, but some activities are aimed at Disabled people and their companions. All performances and live events and activities have English captions and British Sign Language interpretation.

Montage of images of the performers, the inclusive Pride flag and the Together! 2012 CIC logophoto of Marcella RickFriday 21 June 7-8pm: Together We Are Proud! A Cabaret for LGBTQI+ Pride Month featuring young Disabled artists. Marcella Rick introduces award-winning spoken word artist, activist and 2023’s A Lovely Word Poetry Slam champion Claire Beerjeraz; storyteller, comedian and performer Willzy; spoken word artist, playwright and DJ Olayemi Ade; storyteller Isaac Nixon; and blogger and spoken word artist Emily ManockBook here.

Montage of images from the Greenhill CentreFriday 28 June 12.30-1.30pm: The Greenhill Centre: A Space for Community. A video presentation and lunchtime discussion led by writer, musician and filmmaker Angus McKenzie Davie for Newham Heritage Month.  Opened in 1977 and closed in 2011, the Greenhill Centre on High Street North provided a vibrant and supportive community space for Disabled residents in Newham. This event features films by Angus and a discussion with other former Greenhill Centre members. Everyone is welcome, and there will be British Sign Language interpretation and live captions. Book here.

July 2024: Together 2024 Open Exhibition for Disability Pride Month, bringing together self-selected works by amateur, community, semi-professional and professional Disabled artists with a link to Together! 2012 CIC or the main Paralympic Host Borough of Newham. We will be releasing details shortly for our celebration event.

Wednesdays 2.30-3.30pm 10 July – 21 August 2024: Kitchen Carnival Dragon workshops with Clary Salandy. The Kitchen Carnival returns this summer with weekly workshops with international Carnival Artist Clary Salandy plus themed activities in our Pop-Up Poetry Club, Make and Natter sessions and our Dance on Screen and Photographers and Filmmakers Clubs.

Wednesday 24 July 7-8pm: At the Rainbow’s End. A rehearsed reading by Artemis Theatre Company of Clare Summerskill’s new play about older LGBTQI+ people’s experience of social care. This is a hard-hitting and moving play, based entirely on interviews with older LGBTQ+ about their real-life experiences of homophobia and transphobia in care settings and in their own home in later life. Brought to you online with the support of Regard, the national LGBTQI+ Disabled People’s Organisation. Book here

Coming soon:  Event details and booking links will be available shortly for Act Up! Newham’s performance for Black History Month in October; and the Together! 2024 Disability Film Festival (7-8 December).

2024 Event Recordings and Websites

Screenshot of Zoom eventRecorded on 8 March 2024: Click here to view. A musical celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring singer-songwriters Mx Dennis Queen and Clare Summerskill, story teller and writer Penny Pepper and cellist Jo-anne Cox, with video footage of the late Roxana Stroe to whom this event is dedicated. You can find out more about the life and work of Roxana Stroe here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rvt7tw-roxana The fundraiser was successful in its aim. Let us know what you think of the show via our short feedback form.

Recorded on Wednesday 28 February 2024 7-8pm: Together! Pop-Up Poetry Café for LGBT+ History Month on the theme of Medicine in association with Regard, the national LGBTQI+ Disabled People’s Organisation. Featuring Reanna Valentine, DL Williams, Marcella Rick and Vron McIntyre from the UK and Cedar Whelan all the way from Sydney Australia. Let us know what you think of the show via our short feedback form.

Holocaust Memorial Day 27/1Published on Saturday 27 January 2024: The Fragility of Freedom for Disabled People. A resource to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, with poetry, text and conversation, comparing the situation facing Disabled people in the UK today with the ’10 Stages of Genocide’. Click here.