Aural Diversity Concert

In this unique and relaxed event, both the musicians and the audience have a range of different hearing profiles. There are many ways to listen and many different types of hearing in the room.

There is no one type of music that represents Aural Diversity; the evening will be an eclectic mix of genres, styles and sensory experiences. You will choose how to listen to or experience each piece of music to suit both its form and your own unique hearing profile.

Making Our Mark

  • Sunday 1 December, 7.00pm – 9.30pm 
  • Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Pay what you think (Suitable for ages 16+)

An evening of scratch performances by regional disabled and non-disabled artists. New and revisited work will be showcased including a research and development piece, Side by Side created by Meander Theatre, exploring how we make, break and keep friendships in our adult lives.

Canine Partners Talk

We are delighted to host Jane Bennett, accompanied by her Canine Partner Chico, from Canine

Canine Partners is a registered charity that assists people with physical disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and quality of life through the provision of specially trained dogs. Over the past 29 years the charity has provided more than 780 trained dogs to help disabled people.

Come along to this talk and demonstration, followed by questions. 

International Day of Disabled People Stand

  • Tuesday 3 December, 11.30am – 2.00pm
  • Students’ Union Foyer

Staff and students can come and visit our stand and participate in informative activities, take away some freebies and have discussions to better your understanding of disability in the University community.

Jocelynn Dodd and Kerry Norman

Jocelyn Dodd: Being Human – framing the new Wellcome Collection Galleries with social model of disability

Kerry Norman: Doubling Disability: Broadcasting’s commitment to become disability inclusive

Both talks will be followed by a Q&A session. Find out more about their talks and areas of research on our webpage.

Theatre of the Oppressed

  • Friday 6 December, 4.00pm – 5.00pm 
  • Attenborough Arts Centre
  • Pay what you think (Developed for ages 16+, younger audience members welcome with parental supervision)

Strange goings on in a café. This performance is the culmination of a series of ten theatre workshops facilitated by poet John Berkavitch, who worked with mental health service users to develop this experimental show. We will listen in to conversations in a café and find out what’s going on.

Oska Bright Film Screening

  • Friday 6 December, 5.30pm – 7.30pm 
  • Attenborough Arts Centre
  • No booking required – just turn up.

A selection of short films from the Oska Bright Film Festival, which showcases the work of disabled creators. Come and enjoy a selection from across the festival’s categories, including fantastical fiction, vital biographies, bold social commentary, and emerging creativity. The films selected will tell stories of disability, LGBTQ+ identity, life as a disabled artist, and much more, across live action, animated and music-driven formats.

Over the two hours the film screenings will be shown in short intervals for attendees to view and enjoy.