The programme for the International Disabled People’s Week is a varied feast of things to do from in-depth discussions specifically on services in York, to disability cabaret showcasing music, comedy, poetry and protest.
The events take place between the 28th November and 7th December at venues throughout the city and many of them are free. Here are a few to whet your appetite:
DYSLEXIA SUPERPOWER: Moving from disability through learning difference to advantage – Open Lecture.
Thursday 28 November, 6pm, Room C/A/101, Chemistry Buildings, Campus West, University of York
AFRICAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP: For all ages supporting World AIDS Day and those living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda
Saturday 30 November, 9.15am, Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Rd, York YO23 1BW www.clementshall.org.uk
‘WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE ME?’ Art Exhibition
Sunday 1 December 2019 (for a month), Library hours, York Explore Library Learning Centre, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS
ACKIE HAGAN: Playwright, Stand-Up Comedian, Amputee, Activist
Tuesday 3 December 2019, 3pm, The Folk Hall, Bramley Room, New Earswick, York YO32 4AQ https://newearswickfolkhall.com
MAKING THE TRANSITION TO ADULT LIFE: A seminar asking ‘Are local standards working for York’s teenagers and young adults with PMLD?’
Wednesday 4 December, 9.30am Main Hall, Priory Street Centre, Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET www.priorystreetcentre.org.uk
GUIDED RUNNERS: Interested in exercise and have a visual impairment? Ever thought about using a guide? York now has volunteer ‘Guided runners’ to help.
Thursday 5 December, 10am Acomb Library, Front St, Acomb, York YO24 3BZ
SIGHT LOSS AWARENESS: Workshop for organisations to explore the challenges sight loss makes on daily living and solutions to make daily tasks possible, enabling independence. How can your organisation could be more accessible to people living with sight loss?
Thursday 5 December, 3pm, MySight York 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO19TU www.mysightyork.org