Chance to run away with the Cir­ca­bil­ity

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Roll up to Vic­to­ria Park to cel­e­brate di­ver­sity this De­cem­ber.

Com­mu­nity cir­cus troupe the Cir­ca­bil­ity Trust is cel­e­brat­ing Di­ver­sity Week with a line up of cir­cus, art, film and ed­u­ca­tional work­shops for peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties from De­cem­ber 1.

The week aims to cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tions of Auck­lan­ders with dis­abil­i­ties.

Peo­ple can see what

it’s like to use a wheel­chair dur­ing in­ter­ac­tive lunchtime games ses­sions and get a chance to run away with the cir­cus at an in­clu­sive work­shop at the in­ner-city park.

Artists from Ho­hepa Auck­land and A Sup­ported Life will dis­play their work at an ex­hi­bi­tion, while the Toi Ora film group screen their lat­est short films.

Ho­hepa’s Silke Carter and Rus­sell Carter will also host a pre­sen­ta­tion about sup­port­ing adults with autism.

The week in­cludes In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties, De­cem­ber 3.

Youth dis­abil­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion The Cube will be tak­ing a sec­ond shot at break­ing the world record for the long­est line of mov­ing wheel­chairs at Mt Smart Sta­dium on the day.

Both dis­abled and able­bod­ied peo­ple took to Halsey Wharf last year to try to beat the record set by 193 par­tic­i­pants in Los An­ge­les in 2010. It was 80 shy of tak­ing out the record.

This year’s at­tempt is mid­day on De­cem­ber 3. Email to take part in the at­tempt.

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