Celebrating 25 years of people with dis-ABILITY

Celebrating 25 years of people with dis-ABILITY

2006 marks the 25th anniversary of International Year of Disabled Persons and art and music will be the theme of this years celebrations in Lismore.

Called Art with Heart, the event is on at Lismore City Halls Fountain Room next Monday, December 4, featuring artworks and participatory painting and clay activities plus singing, music, drama and poetry performed by local people with disabilities.

The day will also feature wheelchair dancing by the renowned Scott Kenny, the beautiful voice of Ballina Idol finalist Paige Ridgeway and music from guitarist Toby Garrish.

Celebrating this International Day is an opportunity to focus on peoples abilities rather than their disabilities, said Lismore mayor Merv King. The day promises to be a wonderful cultural experience highlighting the unique artistic talents of local people with a disability.

The event is hosted by Lismore City Councils Access Committee and will commence at 10am.

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