2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Day for People with Disabilities (IDPwD), and Dancing Giraffe together with Chelmsford City Council and Anglia Ruskin University are hosting an event, the likes of which has never been seen before in Essex.
Location: Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Rivermead Campus
Date: Saturday December 1, 2012
Time: Various activities throughout the day between 10am and 4.30pm – see the What’s On page for full listing.
More than 1 billion people on this planet are disabled, and around 360,000 disabled people live in Essex. This event aims to celebrate all that is good in our disabled community, and will continue the positive experience that is the Paralympics’ legacy.
The day will include inspirational talks from speakers including paralympians Danny Crates and Anne Wafula Strike, speaker and marathon runner Chris Moon, and 7/7 survivor and access campaigner Daniel Biddle. There will also be demonstrations of disabled sport such as sitting volleyball, and music, including the Philip Morant Sign Choir, as well as dance performances and a business showcase. Please see our What’s On pages for more information about the event.
The International Day for People with Disabilities promises to be an inspiring, engaging and fun day, and all are welcome to attend.
All attendees should register at the reception upon arrival. Many of the talks and performances require additional tickets which are free and can be booked in advance by visiting: http://www.angliaruskincommunity.eventbrite.co.uk