Events List 2021

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PRE PROGRAMME EVENTS

Sunday 21 November | various times | I Can Play! Music | Lollipop

When?

Timings are as follows:

  • 1:00pm-2:.00pm - Early Years (for children aged 0-6 and their parents)

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm - Primary (for children aged 7-11)

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm - Secondary (for children aged 12-18)

We encourage parents/carers of Early Years participants to stay for their session. Those of Primary and Secondary aged participants are encouraged to drop off their children and return at 3.30pm to watch a special performance, before departing at 4pm.


Where?

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), St Margaret's Church, Percy’s Lane, York YO1 9TL


Cost?

Free, but booking at https://tinyurl.com/ua8fsxyr is REQUIRED by Wednesday 17th November.


Description

The NCEM, Lollipop and Music and the Deaf are working together to present an afternoon of musical fun for anyone aged 0-18 with any degree of deafness from mild to profound. Play musical games, try different instruments, make friends, and maybe even have a go at composing! The event is open to D/deaf children, their siblings and Children of D/deaf Adults (CODAs). If your child enjoys the session and would like to attend more free music sessions, there is the opportunity to sign-up to become an official member of I Can Play! York.


Accessibility?

BSL interpreter; venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users and welcomes registered assistance dogs. For more information see: https://www.ncem.co.uk/accessibility/



Organiser Details

Lollipop (York & District)

Email: admin@lollipopyork.org.uk

🕿: 07537 863927

Web: www.lollipopyork.org.uk

Facebook: @lollipopyork

Instagram: @lollipopyorkanddistrict

National Centre for Early Music & Music

Web: https://www.ncem.co.uk/icanplay/

Music and the Deaf

Web: https://www.matd.org.uk/


Monday 22nd November | 12:45pm to 2:30pm | Get Heard in the UK Parliament | York Carer's Centre 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free – book at https://tinyurl.com/vn6cxkjc


Description

Find out what Parliament is, what it does and how to get your voice heard on issues you care about, especially Carers’ rights.

We will discuss:

  • Working with your MP and with members of the House of Lords to raise your concerns.

  • Relevant groups (Select Committees) within Parliament who challenge the Government on their policies and how to work with them.

  • Working within the law-making process and how to get involved with UK Parliament and Government Petitions.

The workshop is facilitated by Lynn Hobson, Senior Education and Engagement Officer for North East, Yorkshire and Humberside for the UK Parliament.


Accessibility?

Live transcriptions


Organiser Details

York Carers Centre

email: enquiries@yorkcarerscentre.co.uk

🕿: 01904 715490

Web: www.yourcarerscentre.co.uk

Facebook: @yorkcarerscentre

Twitter: @yorkcarers

Instagram: @yorkcarers

Tuesday 23rd November | 6:00pm to 7:00pm | "They hear, but don't listen": Experience of disability in higher education 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free - book at https://tinyurl.com/ahyvcd4r


Description

Drawing on her personal experiences of ever-increasing hearing loss and her extensive research into the experience of disability, chronic illness and/or neurodivergence, Nicole Brown discusses what it means to be different in contemporary higher education. In her talk, Nicole outlines what it means to come to terms with a diagnosis on a personal level, how this impacts disclosure at the workplace and how difficult it is to navigate the spaces between neat, theoretical categories and the messiness of embodied experiences.


Accessibility?

Zoom automated captions


Organiser Details

Linda Brosnan

Equality and Diversity Office – University of York

🕿: 01904 324698

Web: https://www.york.ac.uk/about/equality/

Twitter: @EqualityatYork

Wednesday 24th November | 5:00pm-7:00pm | What do disabled people want in York and how can we go about getting it? | York Disability Rights Forum 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free – book at https://tinyurl.com/r8a5dfvc


Description

Find out what disabled people and their allies recently told York Disability Rights Forum’s annual survey and hear what the Forum have been doing over the last year. This is your chance to discuss the findings and how, together, to press for change where it’s needed. Come along to share experiences and views with other disabled people and allies or if you want to get more actively involved.


Accessibility?

BSL and zoom automated captions; contact the organiser if you have any other access needs and they’ll do their best to meet them.


Organiser Details

York Disability Rights Forum

email: hello@ydrf.org.uk

🕿: 01904 326781

Web: https://ydrf.org.uk

Facebook: @yorkDRF

Twitter: @yorkDRF

[LATE ENTRY] Wednesday 24th November | 7:00pm-9:00pm | What can York learn from Ghent? | York Cycle Campaign

Where?

This is both an in-person and online event. When people register they can choose an in-person ticket, or an online one.

The in-person tickets have sold out, but there is a waiting list. There are plenty of online tickets left.

Cost?

Free - register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ghentifying-york-tickets-184996398207?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


Description

York Cycle Campaign are running an event that asks what York could learn from the Belgian city of Ghent. Ghent is a low car city but allows disabled people to register their vehicle for access.

On 3rd April 2017 the Belgian city of Ghent implemented a bold and controversial circulation plan, banning cars from the city centre, and limiting vehicle movement elsewhere. Overnight the city transformed and people had to re-think the way they moved around. In the three years after the circulation plan was put in place traffic accidents fell by a third, the number of cars dropped by one third, cycling increased by 60% and air quality improved significantly. Many people predicted that business would suffer, but in fact Ghent has seen a rise in start-ups and a decrease in vacant shops. And because the circulation plan simply repurposed existing roads, rather than building new infrastructure, it cost just €6 million to implement – approximately the same cost as building one mile of motorway. This short film illustrates how the circulation plan works.

York has much in common with Ghent, and like pre-2017 Ghent our city is choked by vehicle traffic every day. In December 2019 City of York Council passed a motion to ban non-essential car journeys into York’s city centre and reduce vehicle traffic across the rest of York by 2023. Could Ghentification be the solution to York’s traffic woes?

Join us to hear Filip Watteeuw, Deputy Mayor of Ghent and instigator of the circulation plan. We'll be beaming him in, live from Ghent, to explain what motivated him to carry out such an audacious change, the opposition he faced, and how the city has fared since the plan has been in place. There will be opportunity to ask Filip questions afterwards.

We will be holding a short AGM meeting after the event, to which everyone is warmly invited.

Accessibility?

For those attending in-person the location has accessible car parking, step-free access and has wheelchair accessible toilets.

We'll auto-caption the online event, and we are happy to consider any specific additional accessibility needs if people let us know in advance.


Organiser details

Email: yorkcyclecampaign@gmail.com

[LATE ENTRY] Thursday 25 November | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Disability and Technology: past, present and possibilities | University of York 💻

Join members of our Teaching and Learning Team for this online lecture exploring the intersections of disability and technology and how we can improve inclusion through universal design. This session will offer an introduction to some of ways technology has been used to support disabled people in the past and also look forward to new ways digital technologies may help improve accessibility.

Speakers - Siobhan Dunlop, Stephanie Jesper and Alice Bennett

This event will be held online via Zoom and will have auto captioning. A link to the Zoom webinar will be sent to you 2 days and 2 hours before the event.

Register for free - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disability-and-technology-past-present-and-possibilities-tickets-199642264387

PROGRAMME EVENTS

Saturday 27th November | 10:00am-12:00 noon | An Inclusive Christmas Fayre | York Inspirational Kids

Where?

Acomb Parish Hall, 18A Front St, Acomb, York YO24 3BZ


Cost?

NOW FREE ENTRY!

Cost for crafts activities - £5 (adult) £3 (child)


Description

Come along to our Christmas Fayre. We will be having opportunities for arts and crafts activities and Makaton Christmas carols. There will also be a variety of stalls. Tea and coffee will be available


Accessibility?

Some parking on forecourt (no disabled bays) or on-street; further parking adjacent to nearby Morrisons. Access ramp to front doors; accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.


Organiser Details

Catherine Stephenson, Events and Parent Participation Officer

York Inspirational Kids

Email: catherine@yiks.co.uk

🕿: 07871 617465

Web: http://www.yiks.co.uk/

Twitter: @yorkinspkids

FB – (parent carers only) York Inspirational Kids (parent carers only) OR (fundraising) https://www.facebook.com/YikyakFundraising/

Saturday 27th November | 1:00pm-3:00pm | See MyStory | MySight York

Where?

Marriott Room, York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DS


Cost?

Free - book at https://tinyurl.com/2rydpwk4


Description

What is it really like to live with a visual impairment? Are the stereotypes of blindness true? Nestled in the Marriott room are a collection of living, breathing, human books ready to tell you what life with a visual impairment is really like. This event is ideal for employers, educators, families with visually impaired children and anyone want to broaden their understanding of disability.


Accessibility?

Ramped/sloped access; accessible toilet; ambulant toilet; limited disabled parking; changing place; baby changing facility - https://tinyurl.com/3a6ss456


Organiser Details

MySight York, 14 Merchants Place, Merchantgate, York, YO1 9TU

Email: Vicky.smith@mysightyork.org

🕿 01904 636269

Web: www.mysightyork.org

fb: www.facebook.com/mysightyork

Twitter: www.twitter.com/mysightyork

Sunday 28th November | 5:00pm-6:00pm | Volunteer With Us! | The Snappy Trust 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free - to book please email volunteers@snappyyork.co.uk



Description

This event is to learn more about The Snappy Trust, a small charity, based in York, dedicated to maximising the personal development of children and young people with wide ranging disabilities. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the different opportunities to get involved- volunteering, fundraising, Club 100!


Accessibility?

Zoom automated captions


Organiser Details

The Snappy Trust

email: volunteers@snappyyork.co.uk

🕿: 01904 640562

Web: https://www.thesnappytrust.org/

Facebook: SNAPPY.York

Twitter: @SNAPPYYork

Instagram: @thesnappytrust

Monday 29th November |1:00pm to 2:00pm | Moving Into Employment with a Chronic Illness | Pippa Stacey and Astriid 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free - book at: https://employment-and-chronic-illness.eventbrite.co.uk


Description

People with chronic illnesses face many barriers in employment and recruitment. It's time for this to change. Drawing upon trailblazing research findings by the charity Astriid, join writer and communications consultant Pippa Stacey as she shares tips and advice for people with long-term health conditions ready to enter the world of work.


Accessibility?

BSL interpreter and live transcriptions


Organiser Details

Pippa Stacey:

email: lifeofpippablog@gmail.com

Web: www.lifeofpippa.co.uk

Facebook: @lifeofpippablog

Twitter: @lifeofpippa_

Instagram: @lifeofpippa

[LATE ENTRY] Monday 29th November | 6:00pm-7:30pm | Senior IMPs Taster Session | Accessible Arts and Media

When?

Monday 29th NOVEMBER

Timings are as follows:

  • 6-7.30pm (for children aged 11+ and their parents)


Some young people come to IMPs independently and others come along with a carer or support worker. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual support needs.


Where?

Acomb Methodist Church, Front St, York YO24 3BX


Cost?

Free


Description

Who comes to Senior IMPs? Senior IMPs is for disabled and non-disabled young people aged 11+ who love making music. Siblings and friends are welcome too.

Taking part in Senior IMPs helps you:

  • Learn new musical skills

  • Develop social and communication skills, including learning to use simple signs

  • Develop skills in team working

  • Develop leadership skills (you’ll get the chance to lead songs, warm-ups and music activities and to learn how to lead workshops in our IMPs Training Programme)

  • Grow in confidence

  • Meet new people and make new friends


Accessibility?

Venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.


Organiser Details

Accessible Arts and Media

Email: info@aamedia.org.uk

🕿: 01904626965

Web: www.aamedia.org.uk

Facebook: @aamedia.org.uk

Instagram: @accessibleartsyork

Monday 29th November | 7:00pm-8:00pm | Elizabeth's Christmas Singing and Signing | Brunswick Organic Nursery 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free – to book email community@brunswickyork.org.uk or phone 01904 701869.


Description

Come and join us on zoom for fun Christmas singing with Makaton signing. We will help you learn the Makaton signs. Get your tinsel and your Christmas jumpers ready, if you have one!


Accessibility?

This event will use zoom automated captions and teach and use Makaton


Organiser Details

Brunswick Organic Nursery

Email: community@brunswickyork.org.uk

🕿: 01904 701869

Web: www.brunswickyork.org.uk/

Facebook: Brunswick Nursery

Twitter: @brunswick_York

Instagram: @brunswickorganicnursery

Tuesday 30th November |10:00am-11:30am | Find out about York AccessAble

Where?

Explore York - Library Square, York YO1 7DS - (Ground floor in the main area or the café)


Cost?

Free, just drop-in; no need to book


Description

York AccessAble provides accessible information on venues in York so that anyone with a disability, long term condition or frailty will be aware of how the venue is set out and what is available to meet people’s specific needs.


We are keen to find out how useful the guide is to you, where improvements can be made and what venues need to be prioritised for assessment. If you have not used AccessAble before then it is an opportunity to pop in and have a look at how it works in a venue that already has an accessible guide available.


Accessibility?

Ramped/sloped access; limited free disabled parking; ambulant toilet; accessible toilet; changing place; baby changing facility - https://tinyurl.com/3a6ss456


Organiser Details

Carl Wain – Information and Social Action Manager, City of York Council.

Email: Carl.Wain@york.gov.uk

🕿: 01904 554595

[LATE ENTRY] Tuesday 30th November | 7pm-8pm | Journey to being active: In conversation with Mo Onyett and Beth Moulam | University of York 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free admission, booking required. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/journey-to-being-active-tickets-205064642867


Description

Prepare to be inspired by Beth and Mo who are founder members of York RaceRunning Club (the sport is now called Frame Running). Beth and Mo met at the University of York when Beth was a student and Mo was working in the Student Hub. For very different reasons they had both come to Frame Running and their combined desire to be active led to the club being formed as part of the City of York Athletics Club.


Mo has a lifelong joint condition (hEDS) which means she uses a powerchair to get around. She never had any sporting ambitions, and certainly didn’t expect to take up running in her 40s! She first saw Frame Running when attending disability athletics competitions with her son. In 2019 she became the first Frame Runner in the UK to complete a half marathon.


Beth has cerebral palsy and from the age of 6 she dreamed of being a Paralympian. 21 years later she realised that dream and represented GB at the Tokyo Paralympic games in Boccia. Frame Running is something Beth has competed in for England, winning medals at the CPISRA World Games 2017. Frame running now remains part of Beth’s general fitness programme, something she undertakes for fun.


Beth and Mo will start the session by explaining boccia and frame running and who can participate. They will then discuss their individual sporting journeys, sharing their passion for being active.


CANCELLED Wednesday 1st December |1:00pm-2:00pm | A Conversation on Church, Disability and Faith | York Disability Rights Forum 💻

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has had to be cancelled.

[LATE ENTRY] Wednesday 1st December | 1:45pm-3:00pm | Movers and Shakers Taster Session | Accessible Arts and Media

What?

Movers and Shakers Taster Session


When?

Wednesday 1st DECEMBER

Timings are as follows:

  • 1.45-3pm


Where?

New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, YO3


Cost?

Free


Description

Movers and Shakers is one of Accessible Arts & Media’s most popular sensory groups. In a typical session, you can expect musical and theatrical games, dancing, singing, playing lots of different musical instruments, and writing songs and music.

Movers and Shaker is a group of learning-disabled adults who like to get together to sing, play, dance, and have fun! Movers and Shakers work through different themes, from countries of the world to seasonal events.


Accessibility?

Venue is fully accessible to wheelchair users.


Organiser Details

Accessible Arts and Media

Email: info@aamedia.org.uk

🕿: 01904626965

Web: www.aamedia.org.uk

Facebook: @aamedia.org.uk

Instagram: @accessibleartsyork

[LATE ENTRY] Wednesday 1 December | 5.30pm to 6.30pm | Inventing Polio Care at Saint-Fargeau: Disability and the Welfare State in Interwar France | Rebecca Scales, Rochester Institute of Technology 💻

Topic

Inventing Polio Care at Saint-Fargeau: Disability and the Welfare State in Interwar France

Description

As part of the University of York History Department research seminar series, we are pleased to host this Disability History Month event.


Rebecca Scales is Associate Professor of History at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A social and cultural historian of twentieth-century France, she is the author of Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France (Cambridge, 2016). She is currently working on a new book entitled Polio and its Afterlives: Disability and Epidemic Disease in Twentieth-Century France. Weaving together histories of epidemic disease, public health, and medicine with the social and cultural history of disability, the book examines how polio transformed France’s welfare state and health care systems, fueled vaccine development and biomedical research, and mediated France’s geopolitical status during an era of decolonization and rising American predominance. At the same time, it demonstrates how polio survivors—speaking as patients, activists, and professionals—played a critical role in creating and contesting health care policies, the provision of medical social services, and popular perceptions of disease and disability.


The University of York is committed to making its events as welcoming and inclusive as possible. Please let us know in advance if you have any special accessibility requirements by emailing elizabeth.spencer@york.ac.uk and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

Register for free - https://york-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrdeqtrzIsHdUB_CrE0eeOy382VDpv_dut

Wednesday 1st December | 7:00pm-8:30pm | Brunswick Presentation Evening | Brunswick Organic Nursery 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free – to book (and for the zoom link) email community@brunswickyork.org.uk


Description

Come and learn all about Brunswick and what we do. Hear about the history of this York Independent Charity that provides supported work for adults with learning difficulties. A fun, interesting, presentation evening.


Accessibility?

Zoom automated captions


Organiser Details

Brunswick Organic Nursery

Email: community@brunswick.org.uk

🕿: 01904 701869

Web: www.brunswickyork.org.uk/

Facebook: Brunswick Nursery

Twitter: @brunswick_York

Instagram: @brunswickorganicnursery

Thursday 2nd December |12:00 noon-1:00pm Bringing Equalities and Human Rights Law Alive in York | York Disability Rights Forum 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free – book at https://tinyurl.com/2b8mn6me


Description

Join us to celebrate the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on its 15th anniversary. Learn about the work of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in monitoring and reporting on the CRPD from its Disability Lead, Matt Blow. Hear from Professor Anna Lawson of Leeds University Law School/Centre for Disability Studies about the value of using equality and human rights law and human rights approaches in local activism.


Accessibility?

BSL interpreter and zoom automated captions; contact the organiser if you have any other access needs and they’ll do their best to meet them.


Organiser Details

York Disability Rights Forum

email: hello@ydrf.org.uk

🕿: 01904 326781

Web: https://ydrf.org.uk

Facebook: @yorkDRF

Twitter: @yorkDRF

Thursday 2nd December |3:00pm-4:00pm An exploration of disability and race | Community Voices 💻

Where?

Online event


Cost?

Free, book with https://tinyurl.com/2a8u7kdr


Description

We hope that this session will provide us with a starting point, an initial discussion, leading to further growth and work in this area. York has committed to becoming an Anti-Racist and Inclusive City and we know that part of this work is connecting people across identities.

We want to understand more how these identities are experienced in the context of York and the wider world, as well as discuss how we might work together to tackle any barriers people are facing.


Accessibility?

BSL interpreter, zoom automated captions


Organiser Details

Community Voices - Community Voices is a project run by the York Human Rights City Network and aims to reach out to the marginalised, hidden and ignored voices in the disabled community in York.

Email: communityvoices@york.ac.uk

🕿: 01904 325778

Web: https://www.yorkhumanrights.org/current-work/community-voices/

Twitter: @voicesyork

Instagram: @VoicesYork

Thursday 2nd December | 6:00-7:00pm | In Conversation with Alex Heron | York St John University

Where?

De Grey Court Lecture Theatre (DG/017), York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX.


Cost?

Free. To book: https://tinyurl.com/45jzyw2n


Description
To mark York Disability Week, join YSJ alumna and photographer Alex Heron for a conversation about her intensely personal photography project, ‘Breadth: Spanning the Spectrum’, which aims to challenge preconceptions of people living with autism. In conversation with Professor Esther McIntosh (York St John University), Alex will explore what it means to be autistic and how sharing personal stories helps to challenge stigma.


Accessibility?

Ground floor and fully accessible location. BSL interpreter.


Organiser Details

Events Team, York St John University

email: events@yorksj.ac.uk

🕿: 01904 876654

Facebook: York St John Events

Twitter: @YSJEvents

Instagram: @yorkstjohn

[LATE ENTRY] Thursday 2nd December | 6:00pm-7pm | Hands and Voices Taster Session | Accessible Arts and Media 💻

What?

Hands and Voices Taster Session


When?

Thursday 2nd DECEMBER

Timings are as follows:

  • 6-7pm


Where?

Online – Zoom


Cost?

Free – Please email to book and we will send you the Zoom link for the session.


Description

Hands and Voices meet weekly during term time. Sessions are built around performances the choir is working towards, whether that be a traditional concert or busking in York. The choir has a diverse repertoire of contemporary songs, songs from the shows and classic tracks from across the years. All of which are given the famous Hands and Voices twist.


Organiser Details

Accessible Arts and Media

Email: info@aamedia.org.uk

🕿: 01904626965

Web: www.aamedia.org.uk

Facebook: @aamedia.org.uk

Instagram: @accessibleartsyork

Friday 3rd December |10:00am to 4:00pm | A Slightly Alternative Seminar | Disability Action Yorkshire

Where?

The Pavilions Harrogate, Railway Road, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ


Cost?

Free. To book, email Hanne Jackson at hanne.jackson@da-y.org.uk


Description

Research shows us that, in general, disabled people are still stereotyped as needing care and being unproductive. We know differently! We are holding a 1-day accessible seminar, on International Day of Disabled People, for disabled people and those working with them, focusing on three areas of art, sexuality and sport. The event will take place in Harrogate and will host a variety of vendors and attendees from across Yorkshire.

Come and meet local businesses and people who can support you with your aspirations, take part in our hands-on activities and listen to inspiring talks all whilst having a brew!


Accessibility?

BSL interpreter; step free access to and around venue; multiple disabled parking spaces; changing station on site; dedicated quiet space; hearing loop.


Organiser Details

Hanne Jackson, Disability Action Yorkshire

email: hanne.jackson@da-y.org.uk

🕿: 01423 855420

Web: www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk/

Facebook: @disabilityactionyorkshire

Twitter: @disactyorks

Instagram: @disabilityactionyorkshire

Friday 3 December | 11:00-11:30am | Eleanor Worthington Prize on Art and Disability Prize Giving event | York St John University

Where?

York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, YORK YO31 7EX and by zoom link with Urbino, Italy


Cost?

Free – open to all


Description

There will be a zoom link between YSJ University and Urbino, Italy during the prize giving event of the Anglo-Italian Eleanor Worthington Prize on Art and Disability. This year, the theme is: ‘Disability and Technological Innovation’. The works of this year’s British winners will be shown online and the winners interviewed.

Members of YSJ University and of York Human Rights City Network will illustrate their organisations’ actions to support disabled people.


Accessibility?

Step-free access; BSL; accessible toilets; some limited free disabled parking; zoom automated captions


Organiser Details

Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington (APEW)

Giuliana Parodi

Email: info@premioeleanor.it

🕿 00 44 (0)7587 739114

Web: www.premioeleanor.it


YSJ University - Helen Turner

Email: H.Turner@yorksj.ac.uk

Web: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/

Friday, 3rd December |7:00pm to 9:00pm Poetry: Disability is a Social Construct | York Spoken Word 💻

Where?

This will be a hybrid event, hosted in-person at Acomb Methodist Church Hall, 40A Front St, Acomb, York YO24 3BX and broadcast via zoom.


Cost?

Free. Turn up on the door.

For those wishing to join online, email yorkspokenword@yahoo.co.uk for the zoom link.


Description

A poetry or prose open mic exploring disability in modern society. Any human can have a physical impairment, but disability is a social construct. For example, before the Industrial Revolution, most craftwork was carried out in the home. Someone with physical limitations didn’t travel to work: they were already there, and worked at their own pace. But with factory work, we needed to be at a place, at a certain time, for many hours, 6 days a week. Suddenly, people were dis/abled.


Although prebooking a slot is not required, it is recommended. It also helps the BSL interpreters to see poems/very short prose pieces in advance. Email them to yorkspokenword@yahoo.co.uk


Accessibility?

BSL at the venue, accessible venue including toilets; for the online, zoom automated captions.


Organiser Details

Rose Drew, York Spoken Word

email: yorkspokenword@yahoo.co.uk

🕿: 07914 271871

Facebook: @YorkSpokenWord

Twitter: @RoseBoneCrone / @StairwellBooks

Instagram: @StairwellBooks

Post Programme Events

Monday 6th December | 2:00pm-5:00pm | Social Meet Up | Community Voices and York Disability Rights Forum

Where?

St Aidan's Church Hall, Ridgeway, Acomb, YO26 5DB


Cost?

Free, no need to book, just drop in anytime between 2pm and 5pm.


Description

This is a social space for people to meet up and make connections in our community. Everyone is welcome. We will be reflecting on any York Disability Week events we have attended and thinking about what we'd like to happen now and in the future.


Accessibility?

St Aidan's Church Hall - https://www.acombparish.org/st-aidans-church-hall.html

There are 15 marked car-parking spaces, including 2 slightly wider spaces, and disabled parking will be prioritised.

BSL interpreters will be available from 3pm-5pm.

There will be a designated quiet space so that people have the space to retreat and do not feel they have to constantly engage with people.

Everyone is welcome, so if there is anything else we can do to make the space more welcoming to you, please get in touch and let us know.


Organiser Details

Community Voices - Community Voices is a project run by the York Human Rights City Network and aims to reach out to the marginalised, hidden and ignored voices in the disabled community in York.

Email: communityvoices@york.ac.uk

🕿: 01904 325778

Web: https://www.yorkhumanrights.org/current-work/community-voices/

Twitter: @voicesyork

Instagram: @VoicesYork


York Disability Rights Forum

email: hello@ydrf.org.uk

🕿: 01904 326781

Web: https://ydrf.org.uk

Facebook: @yorkDRF

Twitter: @yorkDRF

Spring 2022 | Lollipop Deaf Services Fair | Get In Touch!

Lollipop is a York-based charity that offers social and emotional support to deaf children, young people and their families in York and the surrounding area.


We are planning to host a Deaf Services Fair in Spring 2022 to bring together deaf services/organisations in York for the benefit of the local D/deaf community.


The event will be held at a central venue in York and provide an opportunity for members of the public to find out more about the support and opportunities available for D/deaf people living in and around York.


We hope to use the fair as a launch pad to unite local deaf services/organisations, share information, and build stronger working relationships for the future.


If you run or work for a local charity, organisation or service of interest to the D/deaf community and are interested in hosting a stand at this event, please contact Heidi Davies at Lollipop to find out more: servicemanager@lollipopyork.org.uk

Ongoing Events

York Hospital | afternoon of 29th November 2021 to mid January 2022 | Eleanor Worthington Prize on Art and Disability Exhibition 💻

Where?

York Hospital, between junctions 5 and 6 of main corridor, Wigginton Rd, York YO31 8HE (subject to Covid restrictions). NOTE: York Hospital is currently closed to visitors whose only reason for visiting would be to view the exhibition

Also viewable online at https://tinyurl.com/23nmsk4a


Cost?

Free


Description

Exhibition of selected works from the participants to the 2020 Eleanor Worthington Prize on Art and Disability, on the theme ‘Inclusion of disability in Raphael’s world’.


Accessibility?

York Hospital has step-free access, accessible toilets, and limited free disabled parking.


Organiser Details

Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington (APEW)

Giuliana Parodi

Email: info@premioeleanor.it

🕿 00 44 (0)7587 739114

Web: www.premioeleanor.it

York Hospital - Elly Ross

Email: Elly.Ross@york.nhs.uk

🕿: 01904 721321

Web: www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk

Thursday 2nd December 2021 to Saturday 25th February 2022 | Not Going Anywhere Exhibition | York Explore

Where?

York Explore Libraries and Archive, Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS


Cost?

Free, just come along!


Description

An exhibition showcasing submitted work by disabled artists from Yorkshire that explores the themes of disabled people in lockdown, living disability experience, the social model in Yorkshire and accessibility.


Accessibility?

Ramped/sloped access; accessible toilet; ambulant toilet; limited disabled parking; changing place; baby changing facility - https://tinyurl.com/3a6ss456


Organiser Details

York Explore

🕿: 01904 552828

email: york@exploreyork.org.uk

Twitter: @YorkExplore

York Explore | 2nd December 2021 to 25th February 2022 | Eleanor Worthington Prize on Art and Disability Exhibition

Where?

York Explore Library and Archives, Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS


Cost?

Free


Description

Exhibition of selected works from the participants to the 2020 Eleanor Worthington Prize on Art and Disability, on the theme ‘Inclusion of disability in Raphael’s world’.


Accessibility?

York Explore has ramped/sloped access; limited free disabled parking; ambulant toilet; accessible toilet; changing place; baby changing facility - https://tinyurl.com/3a6ss456


Organiser Details

Associazione Premio Eleanor Worthington (APEW)

Giuliana Parodi

Email: info@premioeleanor.it

🕿 00 44 (0)7587 739114

Web: www.premioeleanor.it


York Explore Libraries and Archives - Dave Fleming

Email: york@exploreyork.org.uk

🕿: 01904 552828

Web: www.exploreyork.org.uk

Connecting to Events beyond York Disability Week


Join York Disability Rights Forum


York Disability Rights Forum is led by disabled people and works to promote equal access to human rights for all those with disabilities who live or work in York. The Forum aims to be a collective voice, to raise awareness of issues affecting disabled people in York and create positive changes.

In general, it’s important to us that we:

  • ​Are disabled people-led, activist, accessible and inclusive.

  • Are underpinned by the Social Model of Disability.​ ​

  • Uphold a human rights-based approach.​

  • ​Provide a space for disabled people and their allies to come together, both face-to-face and through other routes.​ ​

  • Decide what issues are a priority locally and what actions can be taken collectively.


To ensure we act on your priorities, we hold an Annual Survey every September.

Both our survey and our newsletter are available to be posted out to you if you prefer or are not online.

Join us, sign up for the newsletter and follow us on social media to be kept up to date! - https://ydrf.org.uk/join/

Contact Details

email: hello@ydrf.org.uk

🕿: 01904 326781

Web: https://ydrf.org.uk

Facebook: @yorkDRF

Twitter: @yorkDRF


Live Well York

Live Well York is a community website for adults and families in York. It includes information about a wide range of community activities and community events as well as a directory of local services and information and advice pages.

The site is designed to be searched quickly and easily. For example, you can search it for:

* “Where” - activities are happening in a particular part of the city (e.g. Haxby)

* “Who” the activity is for (e.g. people with a particular disability and/or long term health condition)

* “What” type of activity (e.g. arts and crafts)

You can also create your own personalised “My Information Booklet” from your searches.

If you don’t have internet access or a PC / laptop / tablet, visit your local Explore Library and ask a staff member or volunteer to help you search the Live Well York website.

Or you can contact your local volunteer Community Health Champion Email: healthchampions@york.gov.uk

or phone Hannah Hall on 01904 552774.

Phone 01904 551006

Email: livewellyork@york.gov.uk

Web: www.livewellyork.co.uk