Disability Awareness Week 2021

DerryStrabane

Derry City and Strabane District Council is delighted to present the sixth annual Disability Awareness 2021 programme. In partnership with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and support from PHA, this year's programme intends to widen and deepen engagement from marginalised group through the development of online, digital and face to face programming.

Foreword

The Public Health Agency is delighted to support DisAbility Awareness

Week through the Access Inclusion Project at Derry City & Strabane District

Council. The varied programme will engage and showcase the excellent

work going on within the council area, highlighting the importance of access

and inclusion. PHA have commissioned over £1 million into the Access

Inclusion Programme in Derry City and Strabane District Council since

2013.

This work has improved inclusive practice across the area and is widely

recognised as a model of excellence across Northern Ireland. This is a

welcomed opportunity to remain connected and learn more as to how

we can all contribute to making services, programmes and the physical

environment more inclusive and accessible for those with disabilities,

promoting improvement in both physical and mental health.

Fiona Teague

Head of Health & Social Wellbeing Improvement (West)

Public Health Agency

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Mayor’s Foreword

DCSDC is excited to host the sixth annual Disability Awareness Week, this

year our programme will be delivered in partnership with our colleagues at

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. We would like to thank the PHA

for their continued support and funding of the Access and Inclusion Project.

This year’s Disability Awareness week intends to widen and deepen

engagement from marginalised groups through the development of online,

digital and face to face programming.

This week we will join together in support of people with a disability in

our communities to promote health & social wellbeing through the arts

and raise awareness of the importance of creating the conditions where

people with disabilities experience equal opportunity and face no barriers

to participation in any element of their lives. The Council, through our

commitments set out in our Strategic Growth Plan and our Disability

Scheme and Action Plan, is committed to working to promote positive

attitudes and to encourage participation by disabled people in public life

and across our communities by creating accessible and user friendly

environments for everyone to enjoy.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed

to the full programme of events, activates and information sessions

planned.

Alderman Graham Warke

Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council

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Friday 26th November 2021

11am ~ 12noon

Online

Conference

Access All Areas

This year’s conference to recognise International

Day for People with Disabilities will have

presentations from the following:

• The University of Atypical - learn more about

the organisation and their equality scheme for

Arts & Culture Venues

• North West Spectrum Group - this newly

established group were established a year

ago and will talk about their experience of

developing over the past year.

• Department for Communities Sign Language

Division - find out more about the work that

the division are carrying out

Register: culture.inclusion@derrystrabane.com

11am ~ 12noon

Online

Libraries NI

Libby e-books & audiobooks

If you haven’t yet discovered the amazing FREE

audio and eBook offer from Libraries NI, then

this is the Zoom session for you! Learn how

to download the Libby app and sign up for the

opportunity to borrow over 17,000 eBooks and

audiobooks. Explore the app and discover

features like search, place hold, bookmarks and

reading settings.

Booking: davidbridges@librariesni.org.uk

Tel: 07912 296 790

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Friday 26th November 2021

2pm ~ 3pm

Online

Libraries NI

Moneysaving

Join our Zoom session to explore some of the

great free advice sites on the internet that help

you make your money go further. There is a

wealth of knowledge out there if you know where

to look. Also, see what you can do with cashback

sites when you shop online.

7pm ~ 7.15pm

FODC YouTube

Not Much Fun in the Rain

Eileen Drumm, member of the Fermanagh Access

Advisory Group, has provided a video to capture

the day-to-day barriers people with disabilities

have to consider.

Booking: culture.inclusion@derrystrabane.com

Booking: Gary.Patterson@librariesni.org.uk

Tel: 07912 296 798

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Friday 26th November 2021

Available from 26th Nov - 3rd Dec

Online

Story Stew

by Lilliput Theatre Company

Fairy stories, ghostly yarns and tall tales created

by Lilliput Theatre Company in partnership

with Sole Purpose Productions. Facilitated and

directed by Gemma Walker-Farren. Fun for all

the family!

Link to access: https://youtu.be/0Bn6ZaN4oPo

8.30pm ~ 10pm

Energy of Light

Millennium Forum

Energy of Light Discos are monthly discos for

young people aged 15+ who are experiencing

limited physical, sensory and or/learning disability.

The Energy of Light Discos take place in our

Studio Theatre.

Admission £3. Carers go Free.

Booking: Box Office: (028) 71 264 455

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Saturday 27th November 2021

1pm ~ 1.30pm

DCSDC YouTube

Oxford Bulls Football Club

The Oxford Bulls football team, a team made up

of kids with Down syndrome from the Derry City &

Strabane District Council area.

Video link: https://youtu.be/oBCHwCdzN48

Follow the Oxford Bulls @ www.facebook.com/OxfordBullsFC/

3pm ~ 5pm

Foyle Arena

Disability Sports Hub

Boccia is an indoor bowls style game which

has been a Paralympic sport since 1984.

Recreationally, Boccia is played by people with a

range of physical, sensory and learning disabilities.

Session 1: 3.15pm ~ 4pm

Session 2: 4.15pm ~ 5pm

Booking: culture.inclusion@derrystrabane.com

Booking is essential. All participants must be booked in by

5pm on Friday 26th November.

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Saturday 27th November 2021

Always Available

YouTube

Our Year in Lockdown ~

The Bud Club

An inspirational video from the BUD Club

showing how they kept their young people

engaged and connected during the lockdown.

Video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHayWjtrpfM&t=2s

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Saturday 27th November 2021

6pm ~ 7pm

TBC

Storytelling Suzie and the Poomple Moose

Reading by Victoria Gleason

The University of Atypical is delighted to introduce Victoria Gleason and her very

own sock monster! During lockdown actress, writer and storyteller Victoria Gleason

set about writing and illustrating her first children’s book ‘Storytelling Suzie and the

Poomple Moose’!

As a child Victoria’s mum introduced her to the Poomple Moose who lived in the

family’s tumble dryer and was famous in the Gleason household for eating her

socks! From a very young age Victoria wrote imaginative stories for her family

and friends and now for the first time she invites you to come on a journey into the

worlds of Storytelling Suzie and the Poomple Moose.

This event is for children of all ages, so kick off your shoes, get cozy and enjoy

storytime with a reading by Victoria Gleason.

Booking: culture.inclusion@derrystrabane.com

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Sunday 28th November 2021

11am ~ 11.45am

DCSDC YouTube

Puppet Show

Little Red Riding Hood

“Oh Grandma, what big eyes you have!”

A curious young girl weaves her way through the

wintery woods to her grandma’s house. A journey

full of surprises. A playful and imaginative retelling

of the timeless Brothers Grimm story.

“Live performance, puppet operation and visual

invention. Banyan’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is

designed for children, but if you, an adult, ever

wondered why you were fascinated by the art

of puppetry, go and see it, and you will be well

reminded!” Animations Magazine

Suitable for ages 3-11.

Video link: https://youtu.be/1xHoxHJeXSE

1pm ~ 1.30pm

DCSDC YouTube

Banyan Theatre Group Workshop

How to make your own mini

Red Riding Hood Theatre

Join Karen Torley in a workshop to make your own

mini Red Riding Hood Theatre. You will need a

cardboard box, fabric/wool, sticks, paint, cellotape

and scissors for this activity.

Video link: https://youtu.be/TdgmGUPB72M

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Sunday 28th November 2021

3pm ~ 4pm

Online

Hope & Resilience Workshop

with Marie Dunne

This workshop aims to provide Hope and

Resilience for our care givers in these

challenging times.

Link to access:

DCSDC: culture.inclusion@derrystrabane.com

FODC: disability@feranaghomagh.com

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Sunday 28th November 2021

6pm ~ 7pm

Online

Collecting Moments ~ Helen Hall

The University of Atypical has joined forces with Fermanagh and Omagh District

Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council for this online screening of

Collecting Moments performed and recorded live at the Crescent Arts Center,

Belfast as part of Bounce Arts Festival 2021.

We are often encouraged to ‘live in the moment’. But what happens if we try to

capture that moment, then step back into it? Is it ever the same? Or, in the very

process of looking back and sharing the experience, does it become something

else, something new? Collecting Moments explores these ideas as it reflects on a

moment captured in time.

Collecting Moments was created by dancer-choreographer Helen Hall as a

reflection on a day of creative exchange in the studio with a group of other artists.

A day that was full of creativity and was also long awaited after lockdown. Many

‘moments’ were collected during this exchange, including drawing, images, film,

sounds, words and movement. Helen uses the sights and sounds gathered to

create Collecting Moments and reflect on that exchange.

Artform: Dance/Film • Duration: 34mins • Age: All Ages

Video link: https://youtu.be/9u90GNUDhtg

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Monday 29th November 2021

11am ~ 12noon

Online

Creative Photos for Fun

Join our Zoom session to get more out of your

digital photos. Learn about online services that

allow you to print as well as make photobooks,

calendars and gifts.

Booking: Karen.Maginess@librariesni.org.uk

1pm ~ 2pm

Guildhall Square / TBC

Pop-up Puppet Show ~

Stage Beyond

A pop-up puppet show with a variety of characters

created and performed by members of Stage

Beyond Theatre Company.

Booking: Outdoor performance

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Monday 29th November 2021

2pm ~ 3pm

Online

Practise Using Zoom

Have you used Zoom yet? Would you like to

familiarise yourself with the tools and tricks of

Zoom in a safe learning environment? Join our

Zoom meeting where we explain the various

settings and give you a chance to practice some

of its features. We will also talk you through how to

set up your own Zoom meeting.

Booking: Joanne.Brown@librariesni.org.uk

1pm ~ 2.30pm

Zoom

Learning Disabilities, Autism

and Mental Health ~ Bridging

the Gap

This interactive seminar will present the work

of projects in Northern Ireland that are bridging

the gap between the lived experience of people

with learning disabilities and autism impacted by

loss, bereavement and suicide with research, to

influence mental health and suicide prevention

policies and practices. We will be joined by family

members, practitioners and researchers involved

in this work, from The Hive NI and Informing

Choices ‘Talk Together’ Project. Please be aware

that this event may contain emotionally sensitive

discussion on the issue of bereavement by suicide.

Our speakers include:

• Julia McKeever and Deirdre Duffy The Hive NI

• Deborah McGinn Informing Choices NI

Register for Zoom link https://bit.ly/30EoA2j

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Monday 29th November 2021

29th Nov ~ 4th Dec

Void Art Gallery

Art Exhibition

North West Spectrum Group

Void is delighted to partner with members of the

North West Spectrum Group for an exhibition of

their work in Void’s education space.

Booking: engage@derryvoid.com

Tel: (028) 71 308 080

5.30pm ~ 7pm

Online

Mindset

Action Mental Health

Mindset is a mental and emotional health and

wellbeing awareness programme for young

people aged 14 - 17 years old. The programme is

delivered by Action Mental Health and funded by

the Public Health Agency. This training is one of

two sessions. The second session will take place

on Monday 6 December. You must attend both

sessions.

Booking: culture.inclusion@derrystrabane.com

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Monday 29th November 2021

7.30pm ~ 8.30pm

Online

University of Atypical

My Blood ~ DIE HEXEN

Join us and immerse yourself in dreamlike space, splendid

cinematography and sublime sonic offerings. DIE HEXEN (aka

Dianne Lucille Campbell) is an IFTA winning & BIFA nominated multiinstrumentalist

composer, producer, sound artist, performance artist

and IFTA nominated & award-winning filmmaker. DIE HEXEN is a

singular artist who defies definition or categorisation, an identity and

idea constantly in flux, who likes to challenge and explore themes

such as life, death, the afterlife, vivid dreams, celestial mysticism, the

spiritual and the supernatural.

‘My Blood’ was performed and recorded especially for the Bounce

Arts Festival in the Black Box, Belfast, November 2020.

Artform: music/performance/film • Duration: 45mins • All Ages

Video link: https://youtu.be/UgQ2s2TTf3A

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Tuesday 30th November 2021

11am ~ 12noon

Privacy

Zoom

Now that people are spending so much time

online, it’s more important than ever to know how

to keep your personal information secure and

private. This Zoom session offers you hints and

tips on how to protect your data.

Booking: niall.mcveigh@librariesni.org.uk

12noon ~ 12.30pm

Online

Information Session

Easilink

Easilink will be delivering an information session

on the services that the organisation provides

across the Omagh, Strabane, Foyle and

surrounding rural areas.

Booking: culture.inclusion@derrystrabane.com

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Tuesday 30th November 2021

2pm ~ 3pm

Chair Yoga

Online

This is a gentle form of exercise suitable for

everyone. It helps improve your flexibility and

also supports concentration and strength, while

boosting your mood, and reducing stress and joint

strain. Join in the sessions with our Chair yoga

facilitator Karen Deery and feel good for the rest of

the day. Please register in advance.

Booking: https://bit.ly/3iNWYNZ

4pm

Zoom

Information Session

Camphill Clanabogan

Come along and learn more about projects that

are taking place thisyear at Camphill Clanabogan.

The organisation, based outside Omagh, creates

their own craft items and sell them locally to raise

funds.

Booking: culture.access@derrystrabane.com

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Tuesday 30th November 2021

5pm ~ 6pm

DCSDC YouTube

Jam Card Return to Work Toolkit

The training is designed to enable businesses and

organizations to support staff with disabilities /

neurodivergent or communication barriers to return

to work post COVID. Research has suggested

individuals with communication barriers are more

anxious and require further instruction and support.

Giving staff members a list of considerations to

implement for a healthy return to work process,

supporting both staff and employees.

Video link: https://youtu.be/-2dG63ltZtQ

7pm ~ 8pm

Online

Tinfoil Printing Online Workshop

Artist, educator and self-publisher Davidt Dunlop

will lead this online workshop in making literal

home-made art. Using stuff found around your

house, learn to produce some kitchen creations

to impress or inspire those around you. Davidt is

a Belfast born, Glaswegian creator and educator,

who entertained budding artists of all ages over

lockdown. His online Covid art lessons, using

general items found around the house, gained

national attention, inspiring thousands of creators

including children, professionals and teachers to

‘give it a go’. Participants will need: Tin foil, biro

pen, cardboard (i.e. cereal box), felt pens (non

permanent), kitchen towels or toilet roll/cloth/

sponge, spoon, water, paper. Participants may like

to also try paints, inks, glue, cotton buds or shoe

polish.

Artform: DIY Printmaking • Duration: 1 hour • All Ages

Booking: inclusion.culture@derrystrabane.com

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Wednesday 1st December 2021

2pm ~ 3pm

Reopening of Foyle Valley

Railway Museum

with Santa and guests hosted by Destined

The event will incorporate the re-opening of the

Foyle Valley Railway Museum and the launch of

the Christmas Grotto with the Mayor. It will include

tours of the museum by tour guides in period

costumes, who are members of Destined with a

learning disability.

Booking: Destined: (028) 71 362 424

11am ~ 12noon

Playhouse Theatre

Lilliput Theatre Company present

Creepy Cabaret

Lilliput Theatre Company which is facilitated and

managed by the Western Trust consists of a very

innovative and creative group of adults with a

learning disability. The group have been working

with Karen Torley of Banyan Theatre Company

and Gemma Walker-Farren of MakeyUppers to

create a fun filled ‘creepy cabaret’ using Puppetry

and Drama.

Invited audience

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Wednesday 1st December 2021

12noon ~ 12.15pm

DCSDC YouTube

North West Spectrum Group

A video capturing the highlights of the last year for

North West Spectrum- celebrating all their events,

training achievements, creative arts updates and

current projects. Showcasing the Winter Wellbeing

Programme using the 5 ways to wellbeing each

month from Sept-March 2021.

Video link: https://youtu.be/Z0rV1HtifIE

2pm ~ 3pm

Online

Go on Event

Press Reader

Did you know that you can get free access to

around 3,000 national and world newspapers

through the Libraries NI Libby app? Join this Zoom

session to find out how to use Press Reader.

Booking: Tel: 07912 296 830

Email: niall.mcveigh@librariesni.org.uk

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Wednesday 1st December 2021

2pm ~ 3pm Online

BorrowBox Go on Event

The BorrowBox app works on a wide variety of

devices and enables Libraries NI’s patrons to

download and stream even more digital content

than before. The application includes titles for all

ages that are not available on other platforms,

eBook and audiobook formats, accessibility

features such as dyslexic friendly font - and it’s all

free! Register now to learn how to use Borrow Box

on your device.

4pm ~ 4.30pm

DCSDC YouTube

“I Am ME”

Presented by the BUD Club

This play aims to highlight the barriers,

stereotypes, perceptions and labels young people

with disabilities face, raise awareness of disability

in our community and provide the young people

with a platform to share their real life experiences

of living with a disability. Gavin Melly, Social

Inclusion Manager at the Playtrail states, ““I

am ME” has been a journey, from a simple and

powerful idea that young people with disabilities

should have choice and control over their lives to

enable them to live as full and active members of

our community. The belief in a life of isolation and

dependency is no longer the case, let’s keep this

consigned to history. We are equals, we all need to

respect each other for our differences.”

Video link: https://youtu.be/TfWtEjwAE2E

Booking: Tel: 07912 296 814

Email: MarthaAnne.Atcheson@librariesni.org.uk

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Wednesday 1st December 2021

7pm ~ 8pm

Online

Trigger ~ Artist Sinead O’Donnell

This work was performed and recorded live at Flax Art Studios, Belfast as part of Bounce

Arts Festival 2021. ‘Trigger’ is a performance art, film work by artist Sinéad O’Donnell.

Sinéad is one of Northern Ireland’s foremost performance artists. She has performed

extensively, both nationally and internationally. She often uses her body to investigate both

her own and cultural boundaries, particularly in relation to the restrictions placed on women.

Despite deliberately avoiding the sensationalisation of the body, her works often promote

strong reactions and emotions. ‘Trigger’ was created after an extensive period of practicebased

research that took place between Belfast and Derry. ‘Trigger’ was used as a title

from experiencing the feeling of societal unrest and isolation in Northern Ireland as a result

the pandemic, Brexit and the closer-to-home struggles that trigger inside our minds.

O’Donnell states “The global unrest of women’s rights and the rise in domestic violence in

the world during the pandemic triggered me. My own memory and personal history was

triggered and that informed every aspect of the work, from the materials to the structure

of the performance. Trigger was a physical manifestation of the empowerment of women

pushing through the barriers of their past to face every day as a survivor.”

Video link: https://youtu.be/qgIWgVDA76A

For more information about Sinead’s art, visit: sineadodonnell.com.Trigger was commissioned by

University of Atypical through the Stability and Renewal Fund from the Arts Council of Northern

Ireland through the Department for Communities.

Artform: live art/video • Duration: 26mins 47secs • All Ages • Performed & recorded: 1st Oct 2021 ]•

Location: Flax Art Studios, Havelock House, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Event: Bounce Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Thursday 2nd December 2021

11.30am ~ 12noon

Online

Disability Sports NI

Accessible Outdoor Places

Design Guidelines

Disability Sport NI will be delivering this online

session to highlight their new guidelines for

providing accessible outdoor places. If you are

interested in hearing more about these guidelines,

why not join this Zoom session?

Booking: Inclusion.culture@derrystrabane.com

12noon ~ 6pm

Centre for Contemporary Art

Relaxed Performance Day

CCA’s Relaxed Performance Days are for visitors

with sensory difficulties to visit our exhibitions.

The lights are muted and volumes lowered to

reduce over-stimulation. Our Library & Workshop

becomes an all-day dedicated Quiet Space on our

Relaxed Performance Days.

Booking: info@ccadld.org

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Thursday 2nd December 2021

11am ~ 12noon

Online

Go on Event

Libby ebooks and Audiobooks

If you haven’t yet discovered the amazing FREE

audio and eBook offer from Libraries NI, then

this is the Zoom session for you! Learn how

to download the Libby app and sign up for the

opportunity to borrow over 17,000 eBooks and

audiobooks. Explore the app and discover features

like search, place hold, bookmarks and reading

settings.

Booking: Libraries NI: Tel: 07912 296 811

Email: Karen.Maginess@librariesni.org.uk

1pm ~ 3pm

Online

Consultation:

Opportunity for disability

community to contribute to

Age Friendly Strategy

Have your say on ageing well in Derry City and

Strabane District Council! Derry City and Strabane

District Council is developing a new Age-friendly

strategy and action plan. In an age-friendly place,

age is not a barrier to living well, and it benefits

everyone, but for the purposes of this consultation,

we are particularly interested in talking to people

aged 50 and over. During this fun, interactive

workshop, we want to listen to and learn from

your experiences, hopes and concerns so that the

strategy and action plan is built on what matters

most to the people who live here.

For more information or to book your place, please email,

phone or text Janice at: Email: JMSConsultingNI@gmail.com

Tel: 07960 978 257

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Thursday 2nd December 2021

2pm ~ 3pm

Online

Information Session

Epilepsy Action NI

Epilepsy is one of the most common serious

neurological conditions in the world. It affects

over 20,000 people in Northern Ireland alone.

This means that almost 1 in 100 people in NI

have epilepsy. Epilepsy can affect anyone at

any age and from any walk of life. This one hour

introduction to epilepsy will cover:

• Epilepsy facts and figures

• Seizures

• First aid for seizures

• Living with epilepsy

Booking: Inclusion.culture@derrystrabane.com

2pm ~ 3pm

Zoom

Go on Event

Spotify

Join our Zoom session to find out how to access

a wide range of music on your iPad, tablet or

smartphone. Find out about the many free and

paid for music streaming apps available, including

Spotify.

To book contact Libraries NI:

Tel: 07843 339 159

Email: Joanne.Brown@librariesni.org.uk

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Thursday 2nd December 2021

4pm ~ 4.30pm

Online

Information Session

AIM ~ Access & Inclusion

Toolkit

A.I.M is an Access Inclusion Model of excellent

practice, specifically designed as a go to guide

and toolkit supporting businesses and cultural

organizations to enhance their service delivery

for our pan disability community that creates

opportunity and a solution focussed approach

to reduce barriers to participation, economic

activity, health and social wellbeing for people

with disabilities. This information session will

give contributors an opportunity to share more

information about the AIM toolkit.

To receive the link for this ONLINE event

email: inclusion.culture@derrystrabane.com

4.30pm ~ 4.45pm

DCSDC YouTube

Best practice of using AIM Toolkit

Video of Millennium Forum

Video created by the Millennium Forum

highlighting the advantages to embedding access

and inclusion into their business.

Video link: https://youtu.be/IB3GnARYQO4

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Thursday 2nd December 2021

7pm ~ 9pm

Echo Echo

Echo Echo Performance &

Taster Session with Tuned In Project

Echo Echo Dance welcome Tuned In Project to

their accessible studio theatre on the City Walls for

a special dance improvisation performance with

live music and a creative movement workshop.

Tuned In Project uses the digital and creative arts,

media and music to support people with Learning

Disabilities to be DIFFERENT! Echo Echo Dance

Theatre Company is one of Ireland’s leading dance

companies based in Derry since 1997.

Booking: info@echoechodance.com (Closed audience)

7pm ~ 9pm

Millennium Forum

Signed performance of Pantomime

Sleeping Beauty

It’s Panto Time Again ~ Oh Yes It Is! Join the cast

of the Millennium Forum, for fun frolic and laugher

abound in this wonderful take on the traditional

tale staged by the acclaimed Millennium Forum

Productions.

Booking: Box Office: (028) 71 264 455

www.millenniumforum.co.uk

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Friday 3rd December 2021

10am ~ 11am

Event Cancelled

Launch of Changing Place

Facility

The new Changing Place Facility will be launched

by pupils for Knockavoe School. This is the first

changing space facility to be located in Strabane.

Changing Places are designed so that they are

completely accessible and provide sufficient space

and equipment for people who are not able to use

the toilet independently.

10.30am ~ 2.30pm Studio 2

2 sessions

Brona Jackson Dance

Wild Ones

in partnership with

Ardnashee School

‘Wild Ones’ is an immersive dance theatre

experience for children under 5 with complex

needs. Hiding deep within the Boogie Woogie

Woods lives mysterious and jittery characters.

Can you help find them and bring them some

important news? A story of friendship and the joy

of connection set to a swinging original score by

composer Bobby Cole. This sensory show was

devised and directed by choreographer Brona

Jackson, made possible by the generous support

of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Booking: bronajackson@hotmail.co.uk (Closed audience)

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Friday 3rd December 2021

11am ~ 12noon

Online

Go on Event

iPad Camera Part 1

Join Libraries NI’s Zoom session to check out your

iPad camera settings: live, time lapse, panoramic

and more.

To book contact Libraries NI:

Tel: 07912 296 790

Email: david.bridges@librariesni.org.uk

11am ~ 12noon

Online

International Disability

Awareness Day at Verbal ~

Reading Rooms

Join Verbal in partnership with Derry City &

Strabane District Council and Fermanagh &

Omagh District Council, on the annual celebration

of people with disabilities as we host two special

events. Our focus is on spreading awareness,

understanding and acts as a reminder of the

importance of removing barriers for all people living

with disability, both visible and invisible.

(Age 18yrs+).

Booking: info@theverbal.co

Tel: (028) 71 266 946 ~ ask for Sinead McLaughlin

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Friday 3rd December 2021

11am Blind: Seen-Unseen

2pm ~ 3.30pm Live: Seen-Unseen

4pm Blind: Seen-Unseen

2pm ~ 3pm

Online

Go on Event

Libby eMagazines

If you haven’t yet discovered the amazing FREE

eMagazine offer from Libraries NI, then this is the

Zoom session for you! Learn how to download the

Libby app and sign up for the opportunity to borrow

over 3000. Explore the app and discover features

like search, place hold, bookmarks and reading

settings.

To book contact Libraries NI:

Tel: 07912 296 792

Email: Sheila.Mclean@librariesni.org.uk

Online

Seen-Unseen Art Project

Clare McLaughlin

Void is delighted to present two events for

Disability Awareness Week with artist Clare

McLaughlin. McLaughlin’s Seen-Unseen art

project deal with the non-visual exploration of art

and allows the blind of vision impaired person to

experience artwork through their other senses.

For Disability Awareness week, McLaughlin will run

an online Seen-Unseen event inspired by Void’s

current exhibition, The Shrinking Universe, Eva

Rothschild.

To book a place, please email Clare on

claremclaughlinemail@gmail.com

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Friday 3rd December 2021

4pm ~ 4.30pm

DCSDC YouTube

Liberty Consortium’s ‘Ready,

Steady, Go’ Project ~ a Social

Enterprise, Training & Inclusion

Project

A short information video celebrating Liberty

Consortium’s ‘Ready, Steady, Go’ Project - a Social

Enterprise, Training and Inclusion Project led and

run by young people with learning disabilities and

autism from the DC&SDC area. This incorporates

a “Thrift” Charity Shop and “Tea in the Park” Mobile

Coffee Shop. Based at Northside Village Shopping

Centre, Thrift is a shop with a difference. It is

Liberty Consortiums presence on the high street

and places inclusion at the heart of the community,

whilst supporting young people with disabilities

through social enterprise.

5pm ~ 6pm

Online

International Disability Awareness Day

at Verbal

Visual Art Session

Join Verbal in partnership with Derry City &

Strabane District Council and Fermanagh& Omagh

District Council, on the annual celebration of

people with disabilities as we host two special

events. Our focus is on spreading awareness,

understanding and acts as a reminder of the

importance of removing barriers for all people living

with disability, both visible and invisible.

(Age 18yrs+).

Booking: info@theverbal.co

Tel: (028) 71 266 946 ~ ask for Sinead McLaughlin

Video link: https://youtu.be/O-ytQU-lv_Y

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Saturday 4th December 2021

2pm

Millennium Forum

Sleeping Beauty Panto

Relaxed performance

Booking: Box Office: (028) 71 264 455

www.millenniumforum.co.uk

11am ~ 12noon Foyle Valley Railway

Destined Christmas Craft Fair

Booking: Tel: (028) 71 362 424

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