Disabled performers to be celebrated in dedicated arts festival
Disabled artists are coming together for a free festival of arts celebrating Disability History Month.
The event, which runs until December 16, is taking place in locations across east London and has been organised in order to showcase the work of local, national and international disabled artists.
Theatre, music, poetry and dance is being performed as part of the festival, called Together! 2015, which also hosts workshops and exhibitions.
The programme includes the conclusion of national tour of one-woman show Penny Pepper: Lost in Spaces, performances by Signdance Collective International and the Together! 2015 International Disability Film Festival.
The festival was founded in 2013 in order to create a “lasting and concrete Paralympic cultural legacy” in east London. Led by local disabled artists, Together! 2012 CIC – which runs the event – also hosts a year-round programme of arts activities.
Pepper, whose performance runs at the Broadway in Stratford on November 21, said: “The Together! festival, and UK Disability History Month, is important in bringing disability arts and culture to a wider audience. To share our stories, which have been hugely under-told and under-experienced. To celebrate who we are, and what we do – bringing a rich vein of unique experience to the diverse human story.”
The line-up also includes filmmaking and poetry workshops as well as a street art performance celebrating International Day of Disabled People on December 3.
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