UN International disabilities Day 2018
York Explore host a series of events to celebrate the UN International disabilities Day 2018.
COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGES THROUGH VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION:
30 November – 11 January 2018
This vibrant exhibition showcases British and Italian art students’ dynamic responses to the theme of disability and inclusion.
All works have been chosen from entrants to the Eleanor Worthington Prize to celebrate the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The Prize has been set up by family and friends in memory of Eleanor Worthington, to raise awareness on the issue of disability.
The works exhibited this year at York Explore were submitted for last year’s prize giving event, and illustrate the theme Communicative languages through visual arts.
DISABLED PEOPLE'S WRITING WORKSHOP:
Sunday 2nd December, 1-3pm
Say Owt, York’s rowdiest spoken word and performance poetry organisation, team up with local poet Katherine Watson to lead a writing workshop with an optional performance element. Suitable for everyone, from curious beginners to seasoned scribblers. Open to anyone within the disabled umbrella, including chronically ill, mentally ill and neurodivergent people. Come along to spark some new ideas, or even a new hobby! Carers and guardians welcome.
LIVE VIDEO LINK WITH URBINO, ITALY:
Monday 3 December 2018, 11:15 - 12:15
A live video link bringing together communities from York and Urbino, Italy to celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities 2018. Discussion and debate with this years winners of the Eleanor Worthington Prize for arts and disabilities.
YOUNG PERSONS' DISABILITY ARTS GROUP:
Monday 3 Dec, 18:00 – 19:30
Working with professional artists, this new group is an opportunity for young people to creatively express themselves through disability art, understand what disability art is and help profile issues relevant for young disabled people. Moving forward, this project will be supported and funded by Arts Council England.
York Explore has step-free access. Disabled toilets are located on the ground floor. Limited free disabled parking is available.