Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day14th July 2020
This year, despite the challenges COVID-19 presented to meeting in person, a virtual celebration was held; hosted by Milton Keynes Community Choir, with special guests Electric Umbrella; it truly did showcase the power of the arts to bring together our community, in the most uplifting fashion.
︎ You can watch highlights of the exhibition in the Project Space at MK Gallery 15th October - 16th November 2020. Or watch the full concert back on Facebook here.
Spaghetti for Two
Spaghetti for Two, Jazz Moreton, still (2020) Full duration 17:50 mins
As part of the day’s events, artist Jazz Moreton created a socially engaged artwork performance that saw the host of what would be a party in normal times spending the time that she would have spent cooking to knit a friendship bracelet. Instead of pasta, her cooking-pot contains string. The artist will instructs her audience on how to cast on, knit and cast off.
︎We invite you to join in the performance and make your own friendship bracelet from home in your own time
︎ Watch the full performance here
No such word as can’t
︎If you are visiting our exhibition in the Project Space at MK Gallery (15th October - 16th November 2020) you will also be able to watch a short Living Archive Milton Keynes Presntation, in which ex-Paralympic archer Valarie Williamson talks about her experiences living with disability. Filmed and edited by Roger Kitchen, duration 15:40 mins.
About Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day
Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day or MK DAD aims to highlight the enormous talents and strengths of people with disabilities and to empower them to play an integral part in the communities where they live. By celebrating as a society we raise awareness of the needs of everyone and by understanding these needs, we can become a truly inclusive community. Find out more on mkdad.wordpress.com
All images courtesy of the artist ©Copyright 2020