10am – 3pm International Day of Disabled People, Market Stall Event, Leeds City Museum, Brodrick Hall
If you plan to attend the Market Place event at Leeds City Museum, we would be grateful if you could register your attendance on Eventbrite: https://idodp21.eventbrite.co.uk
There is also a booking link below for activities/events with limited capacity. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Some spaces will be open to walk-ins on the day.
10am – 11am Quiet Hour – Brodrick Hall
We are holding a quiet hour to help make part of the event more accessible for people with neurodivergent conditions. This includes autistic people and people with ADHD.
During this hour, we encourage visitors and stallholders to keep noise to a minimum. We won’t be having any performances or activities during this time.
10am – 11am Change People, We are Out Spoken! – Jubilee Room
Join us for a workshop to find out more about the inclusion project involving LGBTQI+ people, who are also autistic and/or have a learning disability. Learn more about the barriers people face and how you can be an ally. BOOK HERE
11am – 11.30am Official Opening & Welcome – People in Action – Brodrick Hall, Performance Area
- Cllr Kevin Ritchie, Councillor for Bramley and Stanningley and Disability Champion, Leeds City Council
- Geoff Turnbull, Equality, Communities Housing and Environment, Leeds City Council
- People In Action, Leeds Talent 2021 –
- Olivia Quigley (singer)
- Callum Kemp (singer/guitarist)
- Catherine O’Donnell (Irish dancer)
- Megan Nunns (singer)
11am – 12pm Hard workers, not burdens: disabled textile mill workers – Jubilee Room
A presentation and discussion about research conducted by Gill Crawshaw into disabled mill workers, from the Industrial Revolution onwards. It will be informal and friendly. BOOK HERE
11.30am – 11.40am ‘Beth & The Outsiders’ Video – Lippy People – Brodrick Hall, Stage / Performance Area
How does it feel when someone close to us dies? What can help us when we are coping with loss? Watch a video story made by Aarron on Lippy People’s ‘Life, Loss, Learning, Legacy’ project – and hear his story.
11.30am – 12.30pm Deaf Awareness & Everyday BSL signs, Deaf Women’s Society & Leeds Deaf Forum – Brodrick Hall, Activity Space
Learn everyday basic BSL signs. BOOK HERE
11.45am – 12pm Ella Frances Sanderson, Brodrick Hall, Stage / Performance Area
Ella’s poetry on her Asperger’s inspires people with the difficulty not to give up on life. We’ll show a video about Asperger’s followed by live poetry.
12pm – 1pm Association of Blind Asians, Mehndi – Brodrick Hall, Stage / Performance Area
Try a cultural experience – mehndi, also known as henna, on the back of your hands. BOOK HERE
12pm – 3pm – Quiet Space – Jubilee Room
We will have a dedicated quiet space for neurodivergent people to go to from 12pm. If you are coming and you feel overloaded or overwhelmed if the main part of the Museum is too busy or noisy, you are more than welcome to go to the quiet space. If needed, one of our volunteers will help direct you to it.
12.30pm – 2.30pm – Active Leeds with Ping Pong 4U – Brodrick Hall, Next to Activity Space
Adapted table tennis. No need to book, just drop in.
12.45pm – 1.45pm Climate Action Leeds, Highlighting the Climate Emergency – Brodrick Hall, Activity Space
Join Climate Action Leeds and learn more about the climate emergency, how it’s affecting the world we live in, and what you can do to help. Creative learning activity, with a chance to ask questions about Climate Action Leeds. BOOK HERE
1.15pm – 1.30pm Northern Ballet’s Ability – Performance – Brodrick Hall, Stage / Performance Area
Short dance performed by members of Ability, Northern Ballet’s dance course for adults with learning disabilities.
2pm – 3pm Dream CIO, Scratch Art – Brodrick Hall, Activity Space
An opportunity to relax for 15 minutes creating your very own Scratch Art. Resources provided. Upon booking you will be allocated a 15-minute slot within the hour. BOOK HERE
2.10pm – 2.30pm Sense, Drumming with Music – Brodrick Hall, Stage / Performance Area
Get moving to the upbeat music, and practice your drumming skills using wooden sticks! Suitable for people with complex disabilities, this class can be adapted for all individuals. BOOK HERE
3pm Close – Brodrick Hall, Performance Area
Councillor James Lewis, Leader of Leeds City Council