Running in celebration of the International Day for People with Disabilities on 3 December, our Discovery Festival returns.
This year will see a programme of events running from Saturday 2 until Friday 8 December, in various locations across the city.
These events will:
- celebrate the achievements of those living with disability
- showcase the fantastic support, advice and inclusive activities available in and around Chelmsford
- provide education around disability, breaking down barriers working to an inclusive Chelmsford
Discovery Festival: Discovery Days
Chelmsford Museum at Oaklands Park will host this year’s Discovery Days on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December between 10am and 5pm.
Local charities and organisations will run pop up Discovery Stands within the Museum. These stands will encourage visitors to discover and understand disability through a variety of interactive and immersive elements and activities.
Some of the organisations who will be taking part in the Discovery Days include:
- Action for Children
- Autism Hub
- Central Essex Mind
- City of Chelmsford Mencap
- Disability Confident
- Hearing Help Essex
We will announce the full stand line up in early November.
Discovery Festival: My Ability Gallery
Chelmsford Museum will also host the My Ability Gallery from Sunday 3 until Friday 8 December.
Working with local support organisations, the gallery will celebrate the achievements of those living with disability.
Discovery Festival: discovery workshops, sessions and activities
Throughout the week, local support groups, organisations, charities and activity groups will host a range of open sessions displaying their support and inclusive work.
We will publish a full programme in early November.
If you are interested in receiving updates and information, including when the full programme will be available, you can contact us.