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What's on in August

Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,477Administrator Scope community team
edited July 26 in Disabled people
There are so many brilliant events all over the UK happening and in our new monthly post, we will do a small round up of a few of those events that might be of interest to you in your area.

If you'd like an event to be featured, then get in touch by contacting us on [email protected] with the subject title What's On and if you want to add anything to our August list, then just share in the comments. You can see Scope fundraising events here.

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London

Book Launch for Frances Ryan's book - Crippled: austerity and the demonization of disabled people.
Frances Ryan discusses her searing exposé of austerity's impact on disabled people, alongside Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty and Paul Atherton, who is referred to in the Housing Chapter and has been homeless for ten years. Supported by Disabled People Against Cuts, Unite the Union and the People's Assembly.

Date And Time

Sat, 3 August 2019 - 2pm - 4pm

Location

Unite The Union 128 Theobalds Road London WC1X 

Access information

The venue is wheelchair accessible. For those unable to attend in person the event will be filmed with thanks to imajsaclaimant.

Contact information

Via Contact page


South East

Superhero Triathlon - Dorney Lake, Windsor

There are three epic distances to choose from and three very different ways to take part. You can fly solo, unite with family and friends for our team relays, or tow your Superhero around the entire course for these unique tri challenges!

Date And Time

17th August 2019

Location

Dorney Lake, Off Court Lane, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6QP

Access information

Accessible event, contact the team for specific needs

Contact information

Email: [email protected] Tel01306 627301

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South West

Epilepsy Action Beach Day - Perranporth
Booking is essential. £5 booking fee for each adult, children free.
Families living with epilepsy will come together to enjoy a whole range of beach activities including beach volleyball, rugby, rounders, arts, crafts and first aid sessions.
Activities will be available for the whole family to join in regardless of age. You will be encouraged to have a go, make friends and enjoy the day.
Parents and carers will have the opportunity to meet other families, share stories and support each other. Epilepsy healthcare professionals, Epilepsy Action volunteers and staff will be available to provide further information and advice. First aiders will be on hand at the event to help if needed.
Leave with a big smile on your face, having made memories and knowing you are not alone.

Date And Time

30th August - 1st September 2019

Location

Moseley Park, 93b Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8DD

Access information

Accessible event, contact the team for specific needs on [email protected]

Contact information


East Midlands

New Art Exchange present Body As Canvas, workshop for learning-disabled adults, Nottingham

A creative workshop delivered for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. The session will take inspiration from NAE’s ethos of celebrating our differences and exploring our identities.

Group and individual bookings are welcome. Free event, 16 years and over

Date And Time

1 August 2019  10.30AM - 12PM OR 1PM - 2.30PM

Location

NEW ART EXCHANGE, 39-41 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham NG7 6BE

Access information

Contact to discuss needs

Contact information

Email to book - [email protected]


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West Midlands

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 
Moseley Folk & Arts Festival is set to return to the beautiful Moseley Park in 2019 from 30th August to 1st September. Every year people from across Birmingham and beyond flock to the park to witness a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental Folk, World and Roots music.

Date And Time

1 August 2019  10.30AM - 12PM OR 1PM - 2.30PM

Location

Moseley Park, 93b Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8DD

Access information

Viewing platform and accessible toilets, to discuss your needs contact  [email protected]

Contact information

Email: [email protected] You can also keep up to date with the festival through Twitter and Facebook.


East of England

Build, Grow and Go - Norwich
Get involved with planting, harvesting, and planning on the BUILD allotment, and learn about how to cook the different things that are grown. Free for BUILD members, £5 for non-members (activity support fee). Please book and pay any fees by ten days beforehand. Maximum number of 8 places.

BUILD is a Norfolk-based independent registered charity providing social, leisure and learning opportunities to over 16 year olds with sensory, physical and learning disabilities. 

Date And Time

6th, 11th and 20th August 2019, 10.30am- 12.30

Location

BUILD Allotment, Plumstead Road East, Norwich – close to NR7 9XN

Access information

Contact BUILD for more information

Contact information

Email: [email protected] or telephone 01603 618029

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Yorkshire and the Humber

Cycling 4 All - Public Cycling sessions - Sheffield, South Yorkshire
"We run public sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. These cost £4 per participant (carers ride free).
Our sessions are run by a qualified and experienced cycle leader and a minimum of two cycling supporters who are able to provide help, advice and assistance throughout the day.
There are various cycles to choose from, each built to cater to specific needs."
Date And Time

Every Tuesday and Thursday (weather pending) 

Location

Hillsborough Park, Parkside Rd, Sheffield S6 2AB 

Access information

Carpark with accessible spaces, various cycles available to cater to specific needs.

Contact information

Contact form here. Alternatively you can phone or text 07565 695296 Tuesday to Thursday, 9am-5pm.


Wales

Disability Arts Cymru Open Art Exhibition
Public event on 22nd August, though the exhibition will be on show from 22nd July - 22 August. 

Date And Time

22nd August 2019 - 2pm - 5pm

Location

Centre Celf, Tremont Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EB

Access information

Carpark with accessible space, wheelchair accessible building, accessible toilets. Please call the centre on 01597 822777 to discuss your needs.

Contact information

Phone 01597 822777  Email [email protected]


North East

North Tyneside Disability Forum - Friends Like Us
A social group bringing together children and young people who grew up feeling different

Date And Time

Summer 2019

Location

Earsdon Rd, Shiremoor, Newcastle upon Tyne NE27 0HJ, UK

Access information

Contact on 0191 466 1667  to discuss needs

Contact information

Mathew Hall - 0191 466 1667 or email on [email protected]


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North West

Everyone Can Game - Manchester

We’ve created an activity that has been placed at the top of the rankings by every disability group who has partaken in our gaming sessions. We use the latest gaming equipment, selected for its ability to be adapted for a range of disability types, whilst not compromising on fun!

There is no compromising involved with our gaming service, with the high level of fun being enjoyed by disabled people and non-disabled people alike. Having activities that can be enjoyed by all is what our Everyone Can Game service is all about, making it a perfect activity for the whole family and carers to enjoy together.

We have ramped-up the gaming experience by dedicating a large custom-made area of our centre to making sure the fun is enjoyed by all. We have designed the gaming zone to strike the right balance between fun and relaxation. If gaming is not your thing (unlikely), or you’d just like some time out, then relax in our Everyone Can Café and chat to others over a coffee.

Our gaming sessions for children are every Wednesday 4pm – 7pm and then we hold extra dates during the daytime in school holidays! For disabled adults we have a gaming session every other Thursday 10am – 12noon.

To see when we’re holding our gaming sessions and how to book on click here

Date And Time

Everyone Can Technology & Gaming Centre, Floor 1, 25 School Road, Sale, M33 7XX

Access information

Contact on 0808 800 0009 to discuss needs

Contact information

Tel: 0808 800 0009


If you'd like an event to be featured, then get in touch by contacting us on [email protected] with the subject title What's On and if you want to add anything to our August list, then just share in the comments.

Scope
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