International Day of People with Disabilities event

International Day of People with Disability 2023.

To mark International Day of People with Disability the Hume Global Learning Centre in Sunbury will be the venue for a free festival of performing arts on Saturday 2 December.

The festival will feature an original piece of work by BoilOver Performance Ensemble called The Birds, a roving physical theatre production which recently premiered at the Melbourne Fringe. 

There will also be a performance of Momentum by the Women’s Circus as well as stalls, workshops and other entertainment.

Sunbury-based inclusive theatre company, BoilOver, was established over 14 years ago and is a program of Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has an interest in the performing arts and can be accessed through an NDIS plan.   

“Our artists get the opportunity to develop their skills and their confidence each week,” says BoilOver’s creative producer Carmen Maddison.

“Group members are continually pushing their boundaries of artistic expression as well as building their strength and flexibility enabling them to advance their aerial and lift techniques which we often use as part of our productions.”

The festival is an opportunity for both those with disability and the broader community to come together to celebrate diversity and inclusion and recognise the valuable contribution people with disability make to the arts.

The International Day of People with Disability Festival takes place on Saturday 2 December at the Hume Global Learning Centre, 44 Macedon Street, Sunbury.  Doors open at 10am. Click here to book tickets.

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