Disability History Month 2012 Programme

“The friendly festival.”

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE. For venue details click here. For Workshop details click here. For Film Festival details click here. For conference details click here.

Friday 16 November onwards: Together! exhibitionThe Hub.

Wednesday 21 November 6.30pm: Festival launch/Private View of the Together! exhibition of work by 44 locally based disabled artists, with live music from singer-songwriter Marcus Barr. The Hub. Click here to read a review of our Festival Relaunch on Disability Arts Online.

Thursday 22 November 11am-4pm: Photography Workshop with Ian Farrant. Durning Hall.

Saturday 24 November 1-5pm: Winter Market and A Postcard to the World Mail Art event with Cooltan ArtsFroud Centre.

Colour photography showing book stall and art activity

Winter sale & Mail Art event 24 November 2012

Monday 26 November – Saturday 1 DecemberPoetry Project for mental health service users with Cooltan Arts. The Hub & Garden Cafe.

Tuesday 27 November 11.30am-4pmWheelchair Dance Workshop with Ju Gosling & Folk in MotionBalaam Leisure Centre.

Wednesday 28 November 11am-4pmStorytelling Workshop with Liz Porter. Durning Hall.

30 November 2012 11.30am-3.30pm: Winter Crafts with the Hub Crafters Group. The Hub.

Colour photograph of the open poetry workshop at the Garden Cafe on 1 December 2012.

The open poetry workshop at the Garden Cafe with Cooltan Arts on 1 December 2012.

Saturday 1 December 2-5pmOpen Poetry Workshop with Cooltan ArtsGarden Cafe.

Saturday 1 December 2.00pm-5.30pm: Sports Taster Sessions with the Newham Leisure Centres to Celebrate International Day of Disabled People, Newham Leisure Centre. Soft Play (2-3pm) and Move to Music (3.15-4pm) sessions for under-19s, plus Open Swimming (4.30-5.30pm) PLUS find out more about the activities for disabled people which take place weekly at Newham’s leisure centres, most of which are free.

Saturday 1 December 6.30pm: Pop-up Poetry Café. Garden Cafe.

Monday 3 December 11am-5pm‘One World’. UKDPC Conference on the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, followed by the UK Premiere of Signdance Collective International‘s ‘The Other Side of the Coin’. To celebrate International Day of Disabled People. St John’s Church.

Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 December 11am-4pmLow Budget Film-making Workshops with Gary ThomasDurning Hall.

Friday 7 – Sunday 9 DecemberFilm FestivalUEL Docklands Campus.

Monday 10 December. Planning day for Together! Fashion Week 2013. All fashionistas welcome!

Tuesday 11 December 10am-3pm: ‘Telling Our Own Stories’: Local History Day. St Mark’s Centre.

Sunday 16 December 3pmLGBTea Party with RegardVicarage Lane Community Centre.

Tuesday 18 December 6.30pm:  End-of-Festival Winter Party with live entertainment from Penny Pepper and Angry Fish, compered by Mik ScarletThe Hub.

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