Don’t DIS my ABILITY month returns with a range of events being hosted around the Northern Rivers.
Tweed conducts its Festival to Celebrate International Day for People with a Disability at Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre on 3 December. The festival is a free event, showcasing art exhibitions, supported travel and cultural expo, information stalls, entertainment, guest speakers and food. Contact Karen Collins on 02 6670 2442.
Lismore Regional Art Gallery is the venue for a month-long exhibition titled Not What it Seems. It features audio and visual artworks created by emerging and established artists with a disability. Admission is free. Contact Zeb Schulz on 02 6633 1441.
On 1 December Casino Village RV Resort plays host to Festival of Ability Far North Coast. The festival invites people with a disability, their family, friends and carers to join in for a fun-filled festival to celebrate the achievements of people with a disability who live, work and play in the community across the far north coast. Contact Lee Clark on 02 6689 5935.
Heartbeat is an opportunity for people with and without a disability to come together and create beautiful and powerful movement. It is a place where people are able to connect with the artist within that may not always be seen. It is about knowing that everyone is a valued member of society, able to create beautiful and powerful expressive dance. The full-day event will be on at Murwillumbah High School on 17 and 18 December. Price is $50. Contact Leanne Guenther on 02 6672 6965.