Chance to run away with the Circability
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to take part in the attempt.