Exhibition – “Without Hands” The Art of Sarah Biffin
Philip Mould & Company, London
1 November to 21 December 2022
Exhibition – Nothing About Us Without Us
16 November 2022 to Monday 16 October 2023
People’s History Museum, Manchester
This landmark exhibition explores the history of disabled people’s activism and ongoing fight for rights and inclusion.
Disability History Month 2022 at LSBU
24 November, 4.30pm
Join London South Bank University (LSBU) for a panel discussion on Disability and Employment.
Conversation – Untamed Threads Untangled
24 November, 7–8pm
Embroidery artists Nuala Abramson, Tzipporah Johnston and Kate Rolison present their exhibition Untamed Threads and discuss embroidery, gender, disability and access. Is embroidery overlooked because it’s regarded as a female art form? How are Disabled artists claiming and reshaping embroidery? How do the access challenges of time, patience and manual dexterity balance against the low cost of materials and the ability to work anywhere?
York Disability Week
26 November – 3 December 2022
Various locations across the city in person and online
This city wide event includes a programme of diverse activities and topics including art exhibitions, workshops and forums.
Workshop – Dance on Screen
28 November, 11am–12noon
Workshop with Signdance Collective. Festival favourites Signdance Collective are currently developing a new work based on themes of Faces, Places and Broken Hearts. Join David Bower, Isolte Avila and company members to find out more and experience their working methods.
Workshop – Accessible Eco embroidery
29 November, 11am–12noon
Accessible Eco embroidery workshop with Kate Rolison, using recycled materials. Join embroidery artist Kate Rolison and the Together! Art Club on Zoom — details of what to have ready at home will be sent out with your ticket.
Film – A Beautiful Life
29 November, 7–8pm
Act Up! Newham present A Beautiful Life, a new movement film about refugees, and discuss the issues. Act Up! Newham is Together! 2012’s associate drama company, with an emphasis on training through devising theatre from lived experience. Company members will join in a Question and Answer session after the work has been shown.
Discussion – Reimagining Our World: Sugar Art, Disability and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
1 December, 11am–3.30pm
This event is led by Michelle Daley, Newham resident, Disability activist and international expert on Disability and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. This event will include the official launch of The Sugar Globe, part of the Inspire programme of The World Reimagined national art education project. Community artist and former professional caterer Margaret Spence has created a giant snow globe with the Together! 2012 Art Club, where the world is reimagined as inclusive, accessible and Covid-free, and made of sugar. Margaret is also a speaker and panelist.
Pop-Up Poetry Café
1 December, 7–8pm
The Together! 2012 Pop-Up Poetry Café returns for an evening of Open Mic entertainment from the Together! 2012 Pop-Up Poetry Club and guests, including BSL and Sign poets. Compered by Together! 2012 Artistic Director Ju Gosling aka ju90. If you would like to perform, email email@example.com
Talk: Souleyman Bah on resilience, overcoming barriers and successes
2 December, 3.15pm – 4.30pm
Lawley Lecture Theatre – Kingston University London
As part of the 2022 borough-wide disability campaign and ahead of ‘International Day of People with Disabilities’, please join Kingston Council and Kingston University Special Interest Group on Inclusion and Social Justice on the 2 December to hear Souleyman Bah speak about resilience, overcoming barriers and celebrating successes.
Souleyman Bah is a Paralympic gold medalist sprinter, well respected entrepreneur, former star of The Apprentice and motivational speaker who shares his passion and enthusiasm for being your best self to cultivate a success mindset. Having a lifelong disability, being a child immigrant and experiencing family financial struggles were just a few hurdles he regularly states as his motivators.
Accessibility information for the venue.
2–4 December 2022
The annual Together! Disability Film Festival showcases films by Disabled filmmakers and films that are about disability or have a central Disabled character. Each day’s programme is available to view online for 24 hours from 12noon GMT.
Diversity and Ability Conference 2022: What Inclusion Looks Like
5–6 December 2022
Join Diversity and Ability to mark the International Day of Disabled People and share best practice in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Together! 2022 End of festival party
8 December 7–8pm
with Penny Pepper, Jo-anne Cox and Sam Draisey. Celebrate the end of our Festival and the approach of the holidays with an hour of live music by Disabled musicians from around the UK. Compered by Robin Surgeoner aka Angry Fish from the West Midlands.
TUC: Disabled workers and the cost-of-living crisis
12 December, 6pm – 7pm
Join the TUC to explore how the crisis is impacting disabled people, including new research from the TUC on disabled people’s pay, and what working people are doing to fight back.
Chair: Dave Allan, Co-Chair TUC Disabled Workers Committee, Unite
Ann Galpin, Co-Chair TUC Disabled Workers Committee, NUJ
Colleen Johnson, TUC Disabled Workers Committee, NEU
Webinar: Disability discrimination and reasonable adjustments
15 December, 2pm – 3pm
During Disability History Month we will be hosting a joint webinar with the TUC’s Disabled Workers’ Committee and ACAS on preventing disability discrimination at work.
Reps will hear from speakers Dawn Lovett, a Senior Health Care Support Worker and GMB member and Deirdre Costigan National Officer for Disability Equality at UNISON.
They will talk practically about how their unions are working with employers to prevent disability discrimination at work and they’ll update reps on what advice, support, including reasonable adjustments they should expect from their employers when it comes to treating disabled people fairly at work.
Joining them on the panel will be Julie Dennis Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at ACAS, who will discuss how to challenge high levels of disability discrimination at its core.