• Together 2012



We are delighted to welcome two new Together! 2012 Team members, thanks to funding from the Lottery Community Fund. Alison Marchant will lead our Clubs programme and Damien Robinson will be our Youth Development Worker. Both are mid-career artists with an East London connection; further details next month. Together! with Paracarnival: Our free Carnival Arts programme with Paracarnival returns from Tuesday 30 July, running on Tuesdays from 2-4pm throughout the school holidays at Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, E15 4HW. The workshops combine costume-making, dance and signed-song, as well as exploring the history of Carnival and the storytelling behind the dances. As always, these workshops are open to all Disabled people and their companions, and no previous experience is required. Carnival will also be the theme of our August and September Music Clubs, which take place from 7-8.30pm at the community centre on Fridays 2 August and 6 September. These will be led by a member of the award-winning Paracarnival band, and we will be building on our usual use of percussion to learn Carnival rhythms. The Together! with Paracarnival programme leads to participation in Hackney Carnival on Sunday 8 September, where last year we won the Judge's Choice Award. Please note you are still welcome to participate in the Paracarnival workshops and Music Clubs if you are not able to participate in Hackney Carnival.

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 with support from the Lottery Community Fund (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 2 August 2019 7-8.30pm. Together! Music Club. Join in, listen or sing along. Bring your own instruments or use ours. Carnival-themed as above. Monday 12 August 2019 11am-1pm (arrive from 10.30am). Together! Photographers and Filmmakers Club. This year we are making our first short drama, The Auditions, which we will be rehearsing for in August.

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 Please note there is no Thursday programme in August. A new enhanced youth programme will be launched in the autumn, with activities taking place on Saturdays and in school holidays as well as on Thursday mornings.

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. Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Street parking. Click here for venue website.

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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