NORFOLK DISABILITY PRIDE 2018
Sun 16 Sep | 10am - 4pm
Inside and Outside The Forum
Everyone is welcome to join in a day of music, song, dance, poetry, conversation and inspiring talks highlighting the skills and abilities of disabled people and challenging negative stereotypes.
This free, late-summer event is organised by a partnership of organisations and businesses including Equal Lives, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, the University of East Anglia and The Forum.
The start of something big
There will be live performances, exhibitions, activities and talks covering a range of topics such as Making Your Business Inclusive, Mindful Chocolate Eating, Recovering from Mental Health and Practical Parenting Skills.
Ben Reed, CEO of Equal Lives, said: "There is currently no event like this in Norfolk. With as many as 100,000 disabled people living in East Anglia, we are hoping this event is the start of something big and that it will continue to grow for years to come."
Click here for more details about Norfolk Disability Pride. If you'd like to get involved please contact Penny Parker at Equal Lives. firstname.lastname@example.org / 01508 491210
As well as the big day, on Sun 16 Sep, there are other events taking place to raise awareness of disability issues and to make people aware of this new Disability Pride event.
Martin's cycle challenge
Martin Symonds, who has physical disabilities, is cycling from Kings Lynn to Norwich on his adapted biclcyle - called The Boma.
He's setting off on Fri 31 Aug and aims to finish on Sun 2 Sep. Find out more about Martin's latest challenge on his FB page Aspects of Martin.
Don't miss the dance
Dancers from The Garage will be performing outside The Forum on Sat 8 Sep from 3-4pm to give you a taster of what's to come at Norfolk Disability Pride.
A Very Queer Nazi Faust will be performed at Norwich Arts Centre on Wed 12 Sep. This is an experiemental participatory performance created by Vince Laws, a local poet, artist and disability rights campaigner. More details here.
The editor of Disability Arts Online, Colin Hambrook, is holding an art show at St Margaret's Church, on St Benedict's St, Norwich from Mon 17 - Sat 29 Sep. It's open daily from 10am-5pm.
Events in the Library
The Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library offers a rich programme of events from Sat 8 - Fri 21 Sep, including a Wellbeing Workshop for carers in collaboration with Lush, special storytime and bounce and rhyme sessions, British Sign Language taster sessions and a round table discussion about the future of Norfolk Disability Pride.