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Celebrate disability in Solihull with DIS-fest

Celebrate disability in Solihull with DIS-fest
posted 30 Nov 2016

People from across the borough are invited to celebrate the achievements of people living with disability at DIS-fest.

The event will be held at The Core on Tuesday 6 December and will feature a range of exhibitors who offer services to people living with disability in Solihull.

There will also be artwork on display from Tuesday 29 November to Tuesday 13 December in the gallery area showcasing the talents of those with disabilities in the borough.

The artwork on show includes ‘Tangled Up’ which was produced by people with disabilities in conjunction with a local artist for DIS-fest, work from a local disabled artist, art displays from Merestone and people who use SOLO, as well as portraits and write ups from Solihull Advocacy volunteers and a collection of photos from other DIS-fest events held in the borough this year.

Solihull will officially mark the UN International Day of People with Disabilities at DIS-fest which follows a series of successful events held throughout the year including wheelchair rallies, coffee mornings and summer fetes.

Councillor Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “DIS-fest aims to showcase the skills and talents of people with disabilities and encourage their inclusion in all aspects of life. It’s also a great opportunity for those living with disability or their friends and families to find out about what Solihull has to offer for them.

“The quality of the artwork on display speaks for itself, and I hope that this event will encourage people to think more about the fantastic abilities of people living with disability in Solihull.”

To find out more about DIS-fest, please visit http://www.solihull.gov.uk/disfest