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Festive Road has received £2000 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The funding boost from Postcode Community Trust will enable Festive Road to run a free one day Seminar, ‘Mobility for Disability: in Carnival and Outdoor Arts, to be held at Festive Road’s creation space in Milton Keynes on 23rd March.

We welcome people with all disabilities to this very collaborative event. We particularly want to engage people with physical disabilities, not only with our own artistic activities, but with carnival & outdoor arts more generally.

The aims of the day will be to discover and uncover the inspirations, aspirations, challenges and boundaries to non-able bodied artists and performers, within the context of carnival and outdoor arts; and see how we, Festive Road, can create structures with disability needs in mind in the future.

There’ll be opportunities for discussion and sharing ideas; demonstrations, including a puppetry and performance taster led by Puppeteer, Jo Munton; as well as bicycle-driven carnival design sessions led by Festive Road.

We’ll also be hearing from Tanja Erhart from the amazing Candoco Dance Company.

Jessica Rost, Artistic Director of Festive Road, said: “We are very excited about this collaboration and are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and learning from this experience. We are very grateful to the Postcode Community Trust for providing the key funding for this Project.”

If you are interested in attending this free event, you can register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mobility-for-disability-tickets-31484840004 ; or, for more information, please email carnival@festiveroad.org.uk.

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