13 August 2012
The UK Disabled People's Council (UKDPC) is sad to announce that the Together! 2012 free Disability Arts and Human Rights festival at London Pleasure Gardens has been cancelled due to the closure of the venue. However, the UKDPC offices in Stratford will be hosting an Open House event for the duration of the Paralympics, including some performances, and further details will be released shortly.
The Together! exhibition at the People's Gallery and Museum in Stratford (3-8 September) will also go ahead as planned. The remaining activities are being rescheduled for Disability History Month (November/December 2012), including exhibitions, a conference on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Disability Film Festival, film and poetry workshops and the Red Jesus poetry cafe.
UKDPC Acting Chair Julie Newman said: "Together! has attracted a huge amount of support from across the disabled world, and has been embraced by disabled people who wanted to come together to celebrate disability sport and art as well as to raise awareness of disabled people's lives in all our rich diversity.
"We would like to thank our funders, particularly East London NHS Foundation Trust, and the Greater London Authority (GLA) for their ongoing support for Together! We would also like to thank the artists behind London Pleasure Gardens for their support, and wish them well in the future."
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Supporters of Together! 2012 include: East London NHS Foundation Trust, DaDaFest, London Borough of Newham, Greater London Authority, MPs Stephen Timms & Lyn Brown, the TUC, Advance and Disability Arts Online.