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Artists' News from Together! 2012 CIC

The Together! 2018 Open Exhibition opens tomorrow 2 April 2019 in the Rotunda Gallery at Beckton Globe Library, 1 Kingsford Way, London E6 5JQ. Opening hours Monday to Friday, 10am-8pm; Saturday 10.30am-8pm. Our annual Open Exhibition brings together amateur, community, emerging and professional Disabled artists with a Newham connection, with guaranteed acceptance of one family friendly work. We are very pleased to be working with the Beckton Neighbourhood Team again, following the success of our street art and human rights events during the Together! 2018 Disability History Month Festival. Cellist & Music Club member Jo-anne Cox invites you to Defiant Journey, an experimental performance on Thursday 11 April at 2.30pm (2pm for a touch tour) at Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, London E15 1BX. The performance takes place as part of Jo-anne's research and development project Engage and Interact, produced in association with Together! 2012 and Disability Arts Online and funded by Arts Council England. Engage and Interact combines Jo-anne's music with interactive lighting developed by Charles Matthews, and incorporates the tactile sound systems developed in our two-year Vibrations project with Canadian artists. Free but booking is required. Read more about Engage and Interact in Jo-anne's blog on Disability Arts Online: Our Artistic Director Ju Gosling aka ju90 is performing her poetry at REaD Rhymes Live on Friday 26 April at 8pm at Karamel vegan restaurant, 4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ. Entry £5. REaD Rhymes Live is a new Disability Arts night for 2019 compered by Richard Downes. You can read Ju's poems online here:

Ju and Jo-anne will both be at this Friday's Music Club (see below for further details).

Together! Clubs

Our free Club-based creative arts programme for Disabled people and their companions continues this month at Vicarage Lane Community Centre in Stratford (outline programme and venue details below, full details on our website Clubs are facilitated by mid-career disabled artists, working alongside emerging and community artists; everyone is welcome including new volunteers. There is no need to book, but please contact us as below first if you would like to bring a group of 5+ people. Friday 5 April 2019 and continuing on the first Friday of each month: 7-8.30pm: Music Club. Bring your own instruments or use ours. All genres of music and ability levels welcome. Open Mike compered by Ju Gosling aka ju90. Monday 15 April 2019 and continuing on the 2nd Monday of each month: 11am-1pm (arrive from 10.30am): Photographers & Filmmakers Club. This year the Club is making a 15-minute dramatic short film, The Auditions. Monday 29 April 2019: 11am-1pm (arrive from 10.30am) Dance Club. The Club is focussed on making masked dance for the screen using improvisation techniques. All welcome. Arrive wearing comfortable clothing and footwear.

Tuesdays 10am-12pm: Art Club. Applied Arts & Crafts. Materials provided. Learn inclusive Applied Arts and Crafts techniques together that can also be used in Fine Art including working with wool, decoupage and modelling.

Wednesdays 10.30am-12pm: Pop-Up Poetry Club. Read, write and perform poetry together. Thursdays 11am-1pm (arrive from 10.30am): Youth Together! Creative and Independent Living skills activities for young people up to the age of 25. 16 and 17 year olds are welcome with a parent or guardian. Arrive from 10.30am.

Fridays 10am-12pm: Art Club. Drawing & Painting. Find and develop your own creative vision. Materials provided or bring your own.

We are Newham-based, but welcome participants from outside the borough. Participants and volunteers under the age of 26 can earn a nationally recognised Arts Award qualification through taking part. All of our activities are FREE, but we have no funding for running costs so welcome donations and sponsorship - see our contact details below. Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, E15 4HW. 0207 420 4986. Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Street parking. Click here for venue website.

Together! 2012 Gallery

The Together! 2012 Gallery launches online shortly, selling a wide range of work including Accessories & Jewellery, Art & Photography, Books & ebooks, Cards & Gifts, Ceramics & Tableware, Children’s & Toys, Fashion, Furniture and Music. We market your work and process the payments; you upload the product details, fill the orders and receive payment directly into your bank account. If you are a Disabled artist or maker (or represent a group) and would like to know more and/or join our Testers Group and be one of our first sellers, email

Together! 2012 CIC is a social enterprise led by locally based disabled artists which is working to make East London into an international centre of excellence for Disability Arts as part of the Paralympic Legacy. We provide a free year-round programme of arts activities for disabled people and their companions, and free disabled-led exhibitions, performances and events for everyone. We welcome new participants and volunteers.

Contact us at / 07973 252751 if you would like us to send you further information about any of our activities.

For updates: follow us on Twitter @ukdpctogether / like us on Facebook together2012cic / visit our website at or call 07973 252751 for details.

Together! 2012 CIC. Registered office 90A Tudor Road London E6 1DR. CIC no 8443767.

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