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Further information For more information on the Disability Sport and Arts Festival please or to download the full programme please visit www.cambridgesummerinthecity.co.uk. If you have a specific enquiry regarding the festival please contact: Arts Coordinator, Cambridge City Council: Michelle Lord – michelle.lord@cambridge.gov.uk / 01223 457450 Sports Coordinator, Cambridge City Council: Steve Morley – steve.morley@cambridge.gov.uk / 01223 458648

Disability Sport & Arts Festival A month of Sport & Arts in Cambridge 9 June – 7 July 2013

Community Link for Arts & Sports (CLASP): info@camclasp.org / www.camclasp.org

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The festival is open to all, regardless of age or ability and welcomes people with sensory or physical disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health service users, the disadvantaged and people undergoing rehabilitation and recovery. This year’s festival will launch at Chesterton Sports Centre on 9 June and will be followed by a month of exciting activities and events in and around Cambridge that concludes at the city’s biggest community event, The Big Weekend.

So come along, take part and enjoy a wide range of creative and sporting activities!

Visual Arts Theatre & Drama Dance Music Creative Writing Film Sport Recreational Refugee Week Calendar Organisations Further Information

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Festival Launch Event 10-4pm, Sunday 9 June – FREE event Chesterton Sports Centre, Gilbert Road, Cambridge CB4 3NY The Disability Sport and Arts Festival 2013 will launch this year with a diverse mix of free and fun activities for all. Arco Iris, Cambridge’s community Samba band will be performing live music and arts activities on the day will include wheelchair dancing, visual arts, bharatanyatam dance, experiential music therapy and integrated dance movement. There will be a wide range of fully accessible sports activities that will include adaptive rowing, badminton, boccia, football, kung fu, tennis, sledge hockey and lots more! This year’s event will build on the huge success of the 2012 festival, which saw hundreds of local people enjoy a wide range of activities and which was attended by 2012 Gold medal-winning Paralympian Harriet Lee and the Mayor of Cambridge.

Festival Launch Event

The Disability Sport and Arts Festival celebrates the diverse range of creative and sporting activities and events that are inclusive and accessible to both nondisabled and disabled participants, their carers and families. This year the festival will be a partnership event between the City Council and the newly re-formed local disability focus group, now known as CLASP (Community Link for Art and Sport).

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Even though the day is principally aimed at people with a disability, it is an inclusive event where friends, family members and support workers are all able to take part in the activities. So, everyone is welcome to join in, have a look around the centre or just watch some of the activities. Refreshments will be on sale from the Box Café from 10am-3pm (or bring a packed lunch).

Arts activities Drop by and Doodle with Rowan Make some art with us and discover what we do at Rowan. An informal drop-in event suitable for all. Where: Art room When: 10am-4pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.rowanhumberstone.co.uk

Integrated, Intergenerational Dance Movement with DanceMoves Leave your inhibitions at the door! For the extended family and friends – age 10 to 110. Adventure, discovery and fun together in a safe and easy-going movement workshop. Where: Dance Studio

When: 3-4pm Who: Not suitable for serious hearing/visual impairment Age: 10+ Website: www.dancemoves.org.uk

Wheelchair Dance Sport with the Wheelchair Dance & Sport Association Come try the new and upcoming sport of wheelchair dance which is open to all! Where: Sports Hall When: 1-2.30pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.wdsauk.co.uk

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Welcome

Welcome to the 2013 Contents Disability Sport and Festival Launch Event City Wide Festival Arts Festival


Bharatanatyam is an ancient Indian classical dance form. This interactive workshop will allow participants narrate a short story of their choice in Bharatanatyam style.

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Where: Dance Studio When: 2-3pm Who: Unsuitable for severe hearing/visual impairment Age: 6+ Website: www.sanskruti.org.uk

Music Therapy Experiential workshop with Cambridgeshire Music Music therapy offers a way of relating to others through sound similar to early parent and child interaction. Music is live and improvised and there are no requirements for a person to be musical or play an instrument. Come and join them in a live musical experience. Where: Dance Studio When: 12.30-1.30pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cambridgeshiremusic.org/ music-therapy

Sports activities Goalball with Cambridge Dons Goalball is the only team sport played at the Paralympics by the visually impaired but is a totally inclusive sport since all participants wear blindfolds. Where: Sports Hall When: 2.30-4pm Who: Inclusive

Tennis with Cambridge VI Tennis Specially adapted tennis sessions for the blind and visually impaired. Played with a soft ball containing a bell. Where: Tennis Courts When: 10.30am-12 noon Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.vision4growth.org.uk/ vi-tennis-uk/vi-tennis-cambridge

Boccia with Camboccia Boccia is a target game, which demands skill and subtlety as opposed to strength or speed and is played in this country by young and old. Where: Sports Hall When: 11.30-1pm Who: Inclusive. Suitable for wheelchair users Age: All Website: For information on the game of Boccia visit www.bocciaengland.org.uk

Snow Leopards Kung Fu with Cambridge Kung Fu The principle aim of Cambridge Kung Fu is to support people of all ages in becoming more confident; leading to a safe, happy, healthy and successful life! Where/When: Sports Hall, 10.00-11.30am & Tennis Courts, 12 noon-1.30pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cambridgekungfu.com/kids/ snow-leopards

Sledge Hockey is a variant of ice hockey and can be played on and off ice, using sledges to allow participants to move about the rink at high speeds hitting a puck traveling at speeds of up to 100kph. Players sit in adapted sledges, propelling themselves with sticks adapted to allow propulsion in a manner similar to skiing.

Friendly drop in sessions featuring football skills and informal games. Includes sessions for the visually impaired during the afternoon.

Where: Sports Hall When: 11.30am-1pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.peterboroughphantoms.com

Sitting Volleyball with St Philips Volleyball Club Sitting volleyball has grown to be one of the more popular Paralympic sports due to the fast and exciting action. At club level, the game offers both disabled and non-disabled players the opportunity to compete both with and against each other. Where: Sports Hall When: 10.00-11.30am Who: Inclusive. Suitable for wheelchair users. Age: All Website: www.stphilipsvolleyball.co.uk

Kwik Cricket with Cambridgeshire Cricket Board Friendly drop in sessions featuring Cricket skills and informal games all led by qualified CCB coaches. Where: Astroturf When: 11.30-1pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cambscricket.co.uk

Where: Astroturf When: 1.00-2.30pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cambridgeshire.net/organisation/ kinnerz-coaching/70526.aspx

Table Tennis, Table Cricket, Polybat with Cambridgeshire Cricket Board

Festival Launch Event

Age: All Website: www.goalballuk.com/index.php ?p=custom&page_id=41

Football / VI Football with Kinnerz Coaching

Friendly drop in sessions introducing Table sports. Where: Sports Hall When: 2.30-4pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cambscricket.co.uk

Accessible Biking with You Can Bike Too Friendly drop in sessions. Try out a range of adapted bikes - suitable for both children and adults. Where: Car park When: 1.00-3.30pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.youcanbiketoo.org

Adapted Rowing with Northampton Disability Rowing Association Friendly drop in sessions. Try out adapted Rowing machines - suitable for both children and adults. The challenges will include events such as the time it takes to do 100,

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Festival Launch Event

Bharatanatyam Dance with Sanskruti School of Dance

Sledge Hockey with Peterborough Phantoms


When: 2.30-4pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: http://northamptonshiredra.wordpress.com

Try your hand at tag rugby. Sessions led by fully qualified coaches. Where: Astroturf When: 10.00-11.30am Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cantabs.co.uk

Fencing with Cambridge Sword Fencing Club Friendly drop in sessions. Try out fencing in a safe environment - suitable for both children and adults.

Friendly drop in sessions aimed at younger children. Where: Astroturf When: 2.30 – 4pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cambridge.gov.uk/services/ sport-and-fitness

Trampolining with Cambridge Cangaroos Trampolining Club

Information Stands

Where: Gymnasium When: 10.30am-3.30pm Who: Inclusive Age: All Website: www.cangaroos.org

A large number of arts and sports organisations will also have information stands at the festival launch day – a great opportunity to find out more about what local organisations have to offer!

Plan of Chesterton Sports Centre

Gym

Physio Room

School changing rooms (for dancer leaders)

Meeting Room

Toilet

Fitness Suite

Car park

Accessible Biking

When: 12-4.30pm, 6 July Where: Big Weekend, Parker’s Piece, Cambridge Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: 0771 772 4257 / info@changingspaces.org Cost: Free Website: www.changing-spaces.org

The Fitzwilliam Museum: Touch Tours Experience the wonders of Ancient Cyprus, Greece and Rome through touch. Each tour explores antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Companions are welcome. Delivered in partnership with Cam Sight. When: 2-3pm, 2 July Where: Cyprus and Greece Rome galleries, Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RB Who: Inclusive, blind and partially sighted adults and children Age: All Contact: 01223 332904 / fitzmuseumeducation@lists.cam.ac.uk Cost: FREE but booking essential Website: www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Drop in practical art workshops for families. Join them in the Education Studio and make your own artwork inspired by the exhibitions in the gallery.

Entrance & Reception

Sports Hall

Changing Spaces exhibition on King Street in August.

Kettle’s Yard: Studio Sundays

Art Room

Astroturf Tennis Courts

When: 6 June to 25 July (Open at all times) Where: Corridor leading to the Treatment Centre, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: 01223 217519 Cost: Free Website: www.cuh.org.uk/arts

Dry Side Changing

Swimming Pool

Stairs/Lift up to Café & Dance Studio

Grass Area

Toilets

Addenbrooke’s hospital will be hosting an exhibition by extraordinary artists from the Barrington Farm Day Services Centre for adults with learning difficulties. The studio is based in Walcott, Norfolk and staffed by practising artists whose role is to facilitate and assist rather than to teach or instruct. Through this philosophy of non-intervention and by encouraging and nurturing individual talents the centre enables each artist to make their own creative decisions.

Gilbert Road

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Have a go on a trampoline*. Sessions led by fully qualified coaches. *30min sessions to be booked on the day.

Visual Arts Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition by Barrington Farm artists

Multiskills with City Council Sports Team

Where: Sports Hall When: 11.30-1pm Who: Inclusive Age: All

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Changing Spaces: Scribble Games and Pop Up Gallery at Big Weekend Interactive art workshops and activities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the FA club rules. Artwork produced on the day will be exhibited at the marquee gallery and at a

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Tag Rugby with Cambridge Tag Rugby

When: 1-4pm, 9 & 23 June Where: Education Studio, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge, CB3 0AQ Who: The Education Studio is fully accessible; some areas of the gallery are currently not wheelchair accessible Age: Families of all ages Contact: 01223 748100 Cost: Free Website: www.kettlesyard.co.uk

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Festival Launch Event

200 or 500 metres or how far you can row in 3 or 4 minutes. Where: Sports Centre entrance area


An exhibition of paintings by local artist David Richardson illustrating his personal journey in the world of mental health and wellbeing. This exhibition is part of Lifecraft's 'Time to Change' Roadshow which raises awareness of discrimination and stigma faced by people with mental health issues.

ADC Theatre: Strung Up Drama Workshop

When/Where: 10 June – 15 June Michaelhouse Café; 17 June – 23 June Central Library; 29 June Grafton Centre; 6 July Big Weekend, Parkers Piece Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: 01223 566957 Cost: Free Website: www.lifecraft.org.uk

Come and join Strung Up Theatre Company for an exciting workshop including puppetry, character creation and music in this inspiring and fun workshop based on their upcoming show. When: 12-2pm, 5 July Where: ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge CB5 8AS Who: Not suitable for severe hearing/visual impairment or limited upper body mobility Age: 7-14 yrs Contact: 07799 783659 Cost: £5 Website: www.strungup-theatrecompany.com / www.adctheatre.com

Rowan: Make and Create with Rowan You will be able to make some art and talk to Rowan’s people as well as enjoy all the other fun activities at Chesterton Festival. When: 1-5pm 29 June Where: Chesterton Festival, Pye’s Rec., off Church Street, Cambridge CB4 1DT Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: 01223 566027 / judith@rowanhumberstone.co.uk Cost: Free Website: www.rowanhumberstone.co.uk

Cost: Ticket prices range from £15 - £35 with disabled concession tickets £15. All tickets are subject to a £2.50 booking fee. Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Cambridge Arts Theatre: Touch Tour – Dreamboats and Petticoats

Libra Theatre: The True West Motel and Bowl, A Tex Turbo Mystery

For many blind or partially sighted theatregoers, a touch tour is an essential part of the theatre experience. Having access to the stage and set before a performance is a way of firming up the descriptive information they may have already received and provides people with extra detail to allow them to engage with the production. Explore the space, props, costumes and furniture! (Please specify that you would like to join the touch tour at time of booking).

Libra Theatre’s original short play. Hollywood hero Tex Turbo, helicopter pilot / detective extraordinaire and his clever fans unravel another mystery while vacationing on the historic Oregon Trail.

When: 22 June, 3pm Where: Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ Who: Inclusive Age: Adults, 13+ Contact: 01223 503333 Cost: The touch tour is free when purchasing a performance ticket. Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Cambridge Junction: WINK by Total Arts

Cambridge Arts Theatre: Audio Described Performance – Dreamboats and Petticoats Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats one, two, three, four and five, the west end sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical, featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the rock 'n' roll era, comes to Cambridge Arts Theatre. When: 22 June, 4pm Where: Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ Who: Inclusive Age: Adults, 13+ Contact: 01223 503333

Age: 10+ Contact: totalarts@junction.co.uk Cost: Free Website: www.junction.co.uk

Alongside a devised performance, Total Arts will also be screening three of their short films. Total Arts is a participation class for disabled young people that features dance, drama, music making, film production and story devising which culminate in productions that are performed at Cambridge Junction. When: 2pm, 6 July Where: J3, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX Who: Inclusive

Total Arts

When: 2pm & 4.30pm, 15 June Where: Hester Adrian Centre, Hawthorn Way, Cambridge CB4 1AX Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: 01638 742814 / admin@libratheatre.org.uk Cost: £2.50 Website: www.libratheatre.org.uk

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Theatre & Drama

Lifecraft: Time to Change Roadshow at Big Weekend Lifecraft will be presenting a number of activities as part of the Time to Change campaign to end the discrimination and stigma faced by people with mental health issues. The roadshow will include interactive displays, an exhibition, poetry, art, singing and drama at this year's Big Weekend community event. When: 12-5pm, 6 July Where: Parker’s Piece, Cambridge Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: 01223 566957 Cost: Free Website: www.lifecraft.org.uk

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Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition


When: 10am-3pm 14, 21, 28 June & 5 July Where: St Philips Church Community Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN Who: Unsuitable for visually impaired Age: 16+ Contact: mixedbagtheatre@yahoo.co.uk Cost: £35 per day

Sky Blue Theatre Company: Real Love

Dance

Feel Free Dance: Dance Like Nobody’s watching!

A performance of ‘Real Love’, a musical play by John Collings and Darren Hughes, performed by local sixth form students in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

DanceMoves: Integrated Dance Workshop

Feel Free Dance believes everyone can dance, regardless of age or experience. Bring your favourite dance song, let loose and Trance out!

When: 3.30pm & 7.30pm, 23 June Where: Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX Who: Unsuitable for serious hearing impairment Age: All Contact: 01223 511 511 / tickets@junction.co.uk Cost: £12/£10 all profits go to Macmillan Cancer Support Website: www.skybluetheatre.com

WRiTEON: A Twist of Lemon Following the sell-out success of its ‘Angles’ performance of new short plays last year, WRiTEON is staging a similar event this July called ‘A Twist of Lemon’. An opportunity to audition at their casting session for this exciting new performance.

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Squeaky Gate: Drama workshop A playful and inventive exploration of fundamental drama skills, this workshop allows people to develop their physical, vocal and movement skills in a safe environment. Booking in advance is essential. When: 11.00am-12.30pm, 10 June Where: 47 – 51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD Who: Unsuitable for those with very limited upper body mobility Age: 19+ Contact: 01223 361164 / cambridge@squeakygate.org.uk Cost: Free Website: www.squeakygate.org.uk

Sky Blue Theatre Company

When: 11am-1pm, 6 July Where: Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street, Cambridge CB1 3UZ Who: Inclusive – please contact WRiTEON if you have any special requirements Age: 18+ Contact: 01223 461689 / rptpeoples@gmail.com Cost: Free Website: www.writeon.org.uk

A gentle and fun dance workshop for older adults and their partners or companions, exploring the physical and creative benefits of expressing ourselves through dance. This is a workshop designed for older adults who are interested in dance but wouldn't normally feel confident in accessing a traditional class. An easy and gentle experience of the delights and benefits of dance; this workshop could be seen as a springboard for exploring other dance classes and styles. When: 1-2.15pm, 11 June Where: Columba Hall, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EL Who: Inclusive, inc adults living with early dementia or Alzheimer’s Age: 50+ Contact: 07525 626 507 Cost: £1 Website: www.dancemoves.org.uk

DanceMoves: Integrated, Intergenerational Dance Movement Workshop at Big Weekend Forget your age; ignore your inhibitions. For young people age 10 and over, grandparents, aunts, uncles, mums, dads, friends. This is where your moves become fun and enjoyable! When: 3-3.45pm, 6 July Where: Big Weekend, Parker’s Piece, Cambridge Who: Not suitable for serious to total hard of hearing/visual impairment Age: 10+ Contact: enquiries@dancemoves.org.uk / 07525 626507 Cost: Free Website: www.dancemoves.org.uk

DanceMoves

When: 6.45-8pm, 13, 20 & 27 June, 4 July Where: Man on the Moon, 2 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LF Who: Not suitable for wheelchair users Age: 18+ Contact: feelfreedance@gmail.com / 07944222110 Cost: £5 per session & offers available online Website: www.meetup.com/feel-free-dance/, www.facebook.com/feelfreedance

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Fun workshop classes that incorporate acting and play writing, singing and song writing, dancing and choreography, and prop and costume making.

ICCA: Bharatanatyam (South Indian dance) Learn some dance steps, hand movements and expressions of the classical South Indian dance - ‘Bharatanatyam’ and its historical and cultural context. No previous experience necessary. Pre-registration is essential. When: 11-12pm, 15, 22 & 29 June, 6 July Where: ICCA, Bharat Bhavan (former Mill Road Library), Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ Who: Not suitable for upper or lower limited mobility, those with limited mobility are welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+ Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: £3 (adults) £2 (children) £1 (audience) Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events/

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City-wide: Theatre & Drama

Mixed Bag Theatre: Workshops


Any activities marked FREE* are free for the first session you attend only

Sunday 9 June

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3-6 Festival Launch Event FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE 7 Kettles Yard: Studio Sundays FREE 7 ICCA: Tabla for Beginners 14 ICCA: Collaborative Playing (Tabla with Indian Flute) 14 Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Squeaky Gate: Drama Workshop FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Tuesday 11 June

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DanceMoves: Integrated Dance Workshop 11 Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE 8 Cambridge VI Tennis: Visually Impaired Tennis FREE* 19 Hereward Heat Wheelchair Basketball Club FREE* 19 Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE 7

Wednesday 12 June Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Lifecraft: The Singing Group FREE Lifecraft: Creative Writing Group FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Thursday 13 June Feel Free Dance: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching! Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Friday 14 June Mixed Bag Theatre: Workshop Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Camboccia: Boccia FREE* The Cambridge Dons: Goalball FREE*

Saturday 15 June

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Libra Theatre: The True West Motel and Bowl 9 Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE 8 ICCA: Bharatanatyam (South Indian Dance) 11 ICCA: Kathak (North Indian Dance) 14 Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE 7 Cambridge Kung Fu: Snow Leopards Kung Fu FREE* 18

Sunday 16 June ICCA: Tabla for Beginners ICCA: Collaborative Playing

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Camboccia: Boccia FREE* Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Monday 17 June

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Cambridgeshire Film Consortium: DSAF Short Films FREE Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Tuesday 18 June

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8 Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE 7 Cambridge VI Tennis: Visuall Impaired Tennis FREE* *19 Hereward Heat Wheelchair Basketball Club FREE* 19

Wednesday 19 June

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Squeaky Gate: Samba Drumming & Percussion FREE Squeaky Gate: Drum it Up! FREE Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Lifecraft: The Singing Group FREE Lifecraft: Creative Writing Group FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Thursday 20 June Feel Free Dance: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching! Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology: Refugee Week FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Friday 21 June Mixed Bag Theatre: Workshop Squeaky Gate: Urban Music FREE University Museum of Zoology: Bio-Blitz FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Camboccia: Boccia FREE* The Cambridge Dons: Goalball FREE*

Saturday 22 June Cambridge Arts Theatre: Dreamcoats & Petticoats Cambridge Arts Theatre: Touch Tour Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE ICCA: Bharatanatyam (South Indian Dance) ICCA: Kathak (North Indian Dance) University Museum of Zoology: Bio-Blitz FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Cambridge Kung Fu: Snow Leopards FREE*

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Monday 24 June Squeaky Gate: Your Voice is YOU! FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Tuesday 25 June

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7 Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Cambridge VI Tennis: Visually Impaired Tennis FREE* 19 Hereward Heat Wheelchair Basketball Club FREE* 19

Wednesday 26 June Lifecraft: The Singing Group FREE Lifecraft: Creative Writing Group FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Thursday 27 June

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Friday 28 June Mixed Bag Theatre: Workshop Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Camboccia: Boccia FREE* The Cambridge Dons: Goalball FREE*

Saturday 29 June Rowan: Make and Create with Rowan FREE ICCA: Bharatanatyam (South Indian Dance) ICCA: Kathak (North Indian Dance) Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE Cambridge Kung Fu: Snow Leopards FREE*

Sunday 30 June ICCA: Tabla for Beginners ICCA: Tabla with Indian String Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Camboccia: Boccia FREE*

Monday 1 July Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

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20 The Fitzwilliam Museum: Touch Tours FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE 7 Cambridge VI Tennis: Visually Impaired Tennis FREE* 19 Hereward Heat Wheelchair Basketball Club FREE* 19 You Can Bike Too: Accessible Biking 18

Wednesday 3 July Lifecraft: The Singing Group FREE Lifecraft: Creative Writing Group FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE

Thursday 4 July

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Festival Calendar

There are many events and activities happening around the city, this is your festival at a glance!

Monday 10 June

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Sunday 23 June Sky Blue Theatre Company: Real Love Kettles Yard: Studio Sundays FREE ICCA: Tabla for Beginners ICCA: Collaborative Playing ICCA: Sitar for Beginners Lifecraft: Time to Change Art Exhibition FREE WRiTEON: A Twist of Lemon FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Camboccia: Boccia FREE*

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Friday 5 July ADC Theatre: Strung Up Drama Workshop Mixed Bag Theatre: Workshop Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Camboccia: Boccia FREE* The Cambridge Dons: Goalball FREE*

Saturday 6 July Cambridge Junction: WINK by Total Arts FREE Cambridge City Council: Disability Sports at Big Weekend FREE Changing Spaces: Scribble Games at Big Weekend FREE WRiTEON: A Twist of Lemon FREE Lifecraft: Time to Change Roadshow FREE DanceMoves: Integrated Dance Movement Workshop FREE ICCA: Bharatanatyam (South Indian Dance) ICCA: Kathak (North Indian Dance) Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Cambridge Kung Fu: Snow Leopards FREE* Inspiring Cambridgeshire at Big Weekend FREE

Sunday 7 July ICCA: Asian Mela at Big Weekend FREE Cambridge City Council: Disability Sports at Big Weekend FREE Addenbrooke’s Arts: Art Exhibition FREE Camboccia: Boccia FREE*

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Throughout the Festival Camboats will be offering discounted river trips onboard their narrowboat ‘Rosie’ for the duration of the festival. Email camboats@hotmail.com for more information.

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Festival Calendar

Festival Calendar


When: 12.15-1.15pm & 2-3pm, 15, 22 & 29 June, 6 July Where: ICCA, Bharat Bhavan (former Mill Road Library), Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ Who: Not suitable for upper or lower limited mobility, those with limited mobility are welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+ Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: £3 (adults) £2 (children) £1 (audience) Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events

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ICCA: Tabla for Beginners Learn to play Tabla (Indian drums) and its vocabulary, hand placements, and reference to different ‘gharanas’ (styles) of playing. Preregistration is required, tabla instruments provided. When: 10-11am, 9, 16, 23 & 30 June Where: ICCA, Bharat Bhavan (former Mill Road Library), Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ Who: Mobile persons able to sit cross legged, those with limited mobility welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+ Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: £3 (adults) £2 (children) £1 (audience) Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events

Learn to play Tabla (Indian drums) accompanying the Indian flute or Bansuri. Flute players welcome, please bring your own flutes. Tabla players need some prior experience. Preregistration is required, tabla instruments provided. When: 12.30-1.30pm & 1.45-2.45pm, 9 June Where: ICCA, Bharat Bhavan (former Mill Road Library), Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ Who: Mobile persons able to sit cross legged, those with limited mobility welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+ Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: £3 (adults) £2 (children) £1 (audience) Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events

ICCA: Collaborative Playing (Tabla, Sitar & Harmonium) Learn to play Tabla (Indian drums) accompanying the Sitar (String instrument) and Harmonium (Indian keyboard) with vocals. Basic knowledge of playing these instruments is required. Pre-registration is essential. Tabla and Sitar instruments provided. When: 12.30-1.30pm, 16 & 23 June Where: ICCA, Bharat Bhavan (former Mill Road Library), Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ Who: Mobile persons able to sit cross legged, those with limited mobility welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+ Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: £3 (adults) £2 (children) £1 (audience) Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events

ICCA: Sitar for Beginners Learn to play the Sitar (Indian string instrument) and its vocabulary and reference to different ‘gharanas’ (styles) of playing. Pre-registration is essential. Sitar instruments are provided. When: 1.45-2.45pm, 23 June Where: ICCA, Bharat Bhavan (former Mill Road Library), Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ Who: Mobile persons able to sit cross legged, those with limited mobility welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+

Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: £3 (adults) £2 (children) £1 (audience) Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events

ICCA: Tabla with ‘Sarangi’ Indian String Learn to play Tabla (Indian drums) accompanying the Sarangi (String instrument). Sarangi players welcome, please bring your own Sarangi instrument. Pre-registration is essential. Tabla instruments are provided. When: 12.30-1.30pm & 1.45-2.45pm, 30 June Where: ICCA, Bharat Bhavan (former Mill Road Library), Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AZ Who: Mobile persons able to sit cross legged, those with limited mobility welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+ Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: £3 (adults) £2 (children) £1 (audience) Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events/

ICCA: Asian Mela at Big Weekend ICCA Music will be having tabla, sitar, Kathak and Bharatanatyam workshops at the Asian Mela. There will also be a performance by all the artistes. When: 7 July Where: Big Weekend, Parker’s Piece, Cambridge Who: Not suitable for upper or lower limited mobility, those with limited mobility are welcome to observe. Children and vulnerable persons must be accompanied. Age: 6+ Contact: music@iccacambridge.co.uk Cost: Free Website: www.iccacambridge.co.uk/events/

Lifecraft: The Singing Group A popular singing group with wonderful harmonies from around the world where anyone can join in. The group are preparing a repertoire as part of the Time to Change nationwide campaign that raises awareness of attitudes about mental health and challenges stigma. When: 12-1.30pm 12, 19, 26 June & 3 July Where: The Bath House, Gwydir Street, Cambridge Who: Inclusive Age: 18+ Contact: 01223 566957 Cost: Free Website: www.lifecraft.org.uk

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Learn some dance steps, hand movements and expressions of the classical North Indian dance - ‘Kathak’ and its historical and cultural context. No previous experience necessary. Pre-registration is essential.

ICCA: Collaborative Playing (Tabla with Indian Flute)

Squeaky Gate: Samba Drumming and Percussion Using drums and a variety of percussion instruments, this hour of music making will have you working as a team to create vibrant and exciting rhythms. Booking in advance is essential. When: 11am-12.30pm, 19 June Where: 47–51 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD Who: Unsuitable for those with very limited upper body mobility Age: 19+ Contact: 01223 361164 / cambridge@squeakygate.org.uk Cost: Free Website: www.squeakygate.org.uk

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ICCA: Kathak (North Indian dance)


When: 1.15-2.30pm, 19 June Where: 47–51 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD Who: Unsuitable for those with very limited upper body mobility Age: 19+ Contact: 01223 361164 / cambridge@squeakygate.org.uk Cost: Free Website: www.squeakygate.org.uk

Squeaky Gate: Urban Music An exciting hour of working as a team to create instrumentals and lyrics and then use Logic9 to mix the tracks and showcase urban music production with one of the UK’s most up-andcoming young female urban artists. Booking in advance is essential. When: 1.30-2.30pm, 21 June Where: 47–51 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD Who: Unsuitable for those with very limited upper body mobility Age: 19+ Contact: 01223 361164 / cambridge@squeakygate.org.uk Cost: Free Website: www.squeakygate.org.uk

Squeaky Gate: Your voice is YOU! Teaching skills and techniques to help you find greater strength and confidence in your speaking and singing voice. Squeaky Gate will be singing songs from across the globe and using improvisation to create our own soundscapes! Booking in advance is essential. When: 11.00am-12.15pm, 24 June Where: 47–51 Norfolk St, Cambridge CB1 2LD Who: Unsuitable for those with very limited upper body mobility Age: 19+ Contact: 01223 361164 / cambridge@squeakygate.org.uk Cost: Free Website: www.squeakygate.org.uk

Creative Writing

Cambridge Junction: WINK by Total Arts

Lifecraft: Creative Writing Group

Alongside a devised performance, Total Arts will also be screening three of their short films. Total Arts is a participation class for disabled young people that features dance, drama, music making, film production and story devising which culminate in productions that are performed at Cambridge Junction.

Come along and share your writing and poetry or just enjoy listening. Part of the Time to Change national campaign that raises awareness of attitudes about mental health and challenges stigma. When: 2-4pm 12, 19, 26 June & 3 July Where: The Bath House, Gwydir Street, Cambridge Who: Inclusive Age: 18+ Contact: 01223 566957 Cost: Free Website: www.lifecraft.org.uk

When: 2pm, 6 July Where: J3, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX Who: Inclusive Age: 10+ Contact: totalarts@junction.co.uk Cost: Free Website: www.junction.co.uk

WRiTEON: A Twist of Lemon An opportunity for new and established playwrights to submit fresh and zingy new writing for a special performance at the Corpus Christi Playroom on 28 July. See website for further details.

Cambridge City & County Council: Inspiring Cambridgeshire at Big Weekend From local festivals, fun days, games, parades and carnivals to the Olympic Torch and Paralympic Lantern Relays, this fascinating record shows how people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds across Cambridgeshire celebrated the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games through the themes of diversity, culture, legacy, community, inspiration and success. Filmed by Peter Harmer, the documentary was co-commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge City Council.

When: 23 June - submission deadline for play scripts Who: Inclusive Age: 18+ Contact: 01223 461689 / rptpeoples@gmail.com Cost: Free Website: www.writeon.org.uk

Film

When: 6 July (times tbc) Where: Big Weekend, Parkers Piece Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: michelle.lord@cambridge.gov.uk Cost: Free Website:

Cambridgeshire Film Consortium: DSAF Short Films Cambridgeshire Film Consortium will be showing a curated hour of short films at Arts Picturehouse that relate to the themes and aims of the festival made by local organisations and community groups. When: 5-6pm, 17 June Where: Arts Picturehouse, 38-39 St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3AR Who: Inclusive Contact: 01223 457450 Cost: Free Website: www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/ Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge/

City-wide: Film

Discover the fun of learning traditional African rhythms, exploring drumming and developing your creativity. Booking in advance is essential.

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Squeaky Gate: Drum It Up!


You Can Bike Too are based at Milton Country Park and hold regular biking sessions. You can also hire the bikes by contacting Milton Country Park. All ability cycling on specially adapted and customised bikes. Especially good for nervous cyclists, people with disabilities, families riding together, people recovering from injury or illness. Advance booking necessary. When: Various dates from July 2nd, one hour sessions Where: Milton Country Park Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: 01223 420060 Cost: ÂŁ5 (parents and carers free) Website: www.youcanbiketoo.org

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Camboccia: Boccia Camboccia are a local club that play at a number of venues around Cambridge. They currently have two teams – Camboccia Cannons and Camboccia Eels. Boccia is a target game, which demands skill and subtlety as opposed to strength or speed and is played in this country by young and old. When: 14, 21, 28 June & 5 July 6.15-7.45pm and 2.15-3.45pm, 16, 23, 30 June & 7 July Where: Witchford Village College, Ely (Fridays) & Impington Sports Centre, Cambridge (Sundays) Who: Inclusive Age: All

The Cambridge Dons: Goalball The Cambridge Dons are a local team made up of both visually impaired and sighted players. They play every Friday at the Frank Lee centre at Addenbrooks. Goalball is the only team sport played at the Paralympics by the visually impaired but is a totally inclusive sport since all participants wear blindfolds. When: 7.15pm-8.30pm, 14, 21, 28 June & 5 July Where: Frank Lee Health and Fitness, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: warren.wilson@hotmail.co.uk Cost: Free* Website: www.goalballuk.com/index.php?p=custom &page_id=41

Cambridge Kung Fu: Snow Leopards Kung Fu The principle aim of Cambridge Kung Fu is to support people of all ages in becoming more confident; leading to a safe, happy, healthy and successful life! Session run by local club Cambridge Kung Fu. When: 2.30-3.30pm, 15, 22, 29 June & 6 July Where: Netherhall Sports Centre, Queen Edith's Way, Cambridge, CB1 8NN

Who: Inclusive Age: 6+ Contact: steve@cambridgekungfu.com Cost: Free* Website: www.cambridgekungfu.com/kids/ snow-leopards

Cambridge VI Tennis: Visually Impaired Tennis Specially adapted tennis sessions for the blind and visually impaired. Played with a soft ball containing a bell. VI Tennis Cambridge play at the Hills Road Sports and Tennis Club. When: 12-2pm, 11, 18, 25 June & 2 July Where: Hills Road Tennis Centre, Cambridge Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: alexw@vision4growth.org.uk Cost: Free* Website: www.vision4growth.org.uk/ vi-tennis-uk/vi-tennis-cambridge

Hereward Heat Wheelchair Basketball Club: Wheelchair Basketball Hereward Heat WBC runs a wheelchair basketball junior section the "Hotshot Wheelies", for children from the age of 10 to 16. The sessions are open to both children with a disability and to able-bodied children. Fully qualified coach in attendance at all sessions.

When: 4-6pm, 11, 18, 25 June & 2 July Where: Cambridge Regional College Who: Inclusive Age: 10-16yrs Contact: sspilkawba@aol.com or s.spilka@gbwba.org.uk Cost: Free* Website: www.heatwbc.org.uk

Cambridge City Council: Disability Sports at Big Weekend

City-wide: Sports

You Can Bike Too: Accessible Biking

Contact: shaun@camboccia.co.uk Cost: Free* Website: For info on Boccia visit www.bocciaengland.org.uk

At this year's Big Weekend, the sports team will be running a Sport Zone featuring mainstream, inclusive and disability specific sports. The Sports Zone will be open on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July from 12 noon and local sport clubs and organisations will be promoting sport and fitness with various taster sessions. When: 12-5pm, 6 & 7 July Where: Parkers Piece, Cambridge Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: jenny.hayes@cambridge.gov.uk Cost: Free Website: www.cambridge.gov.uk/services/ sport-and-fitness Any activities marked FREE* are free for the first session you attend only.

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Sports


Cruise along the Cam, past Midsummer Common, historic boathouses and river wildlife, aboard ‘Rosie’ a classic style 50’ narrowboat. Camboats are offering 20% discount through the duration of the festival. You can receive your discount code/voucher via their website or by emailing camboats@hotmail.com, or at the festival launch event on 9 June. Please use DISABILITY SPORT AND ARTS FESTIVAL 2013 as the message title.

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When: 10 June to 7 July Where: Departures from Jesus Lock or The Plough, Green End, Fen Ditton Who: Departure points are not suitable for wheelchair users Age: All Contact: 01223 217519 Cost: Visit website for more details, 20% discount to festival goers Website: www.camboats.co.uk

University Museum of Zoology: Bio-Blitz at Wandlebury Country Park Experts, volunteers and members of the public will be racing against time to count as many species of animals and plants as possible during the day and night. Come and join in! Supported by University of Cambridge Zoology Museum. When: 3pm, 21 June to 3pm, 22 June Where: Wandlebury Ring, Gog Magog Hills, Babraham, Cambs, CB22 3AE Who: Inclusive Age: All Contact: Wandlebury Country Park: 01223 243830 / Zoology Museum: 01223 336650 Cost: Free Website: http://museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: Refugee Week - Panel Discussion Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Join the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for this informative panel discussion. When: 20 June (time tbc) Where: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ Who: Inclusive Age: 16+ Contact: 01223 764769 / sjh201@cam.ac.uk Cost: Free, but booking is essential Website: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/maa/

We would like to thank the following organisations who have supported and participated in this year’s Disability Sport and Arts Festival: ADC Theatre is the liveliest theatre in Cambridge, presenting a vibrant programme of drama, music and comedy. They are a department of the University of Cambridge, and are the oldest University playhouse in the country. They aim to provide opportunities to experience and learn about all aspects of theatre, while presenting professional standard productions. www.adctheatre.com Addenbrooke’s Arts enhances the hospital environment and aims to improve the experience of patients, visitors and staff through an innovative, stimulating and engaging arts programme. The programme is funded by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) and other fundraising and earned income. www.cuh.org.uk/arts Camboats is a well-established organisation providing cruises for all ages. They have been providing narrowboat cruises aboard ‘Rosie’, an open sided vessel specifically designed for passenger events, allowing close up connection to the river environment and associated wildlife. www.camboats.co.uk Camboccia are a local club that play at a number of venues around Cambridge. They currently have two teams –- Camboccia Cannons and Camboccia Eels. Camboccia Cannons got to the National Boccia League Finals and finshed third and are now one of the top teams in the country! shaun@camboccia.co.uk Cambridge Alliance for Independent Living are a Disabled People's User LED organisation (DPLUO) set up by and for disabled people and their carers in Cambridgeshire. www.cambridgeshirealliance.org.uk Cambridge Arts Theatre is one of the region’s liveliest and most exciting venues, hosting a varied programme of drama, dance, music, comedy and pantomime. They offer a range of assisted performances including Audio Description, BSL and Captioned performances. www.cambridgeartstheatre.com

Cambridge Cangaroos Trampoline Club – is an aspiring trampoline and DMT club that was formed in June 2004 and now has over 200 active members of all ages. They have a team of 15 coaches plus 16 assistant coaches, are based at Sawston and operate satellite centres at various locations around the City. www.cangaroos.org Cambridge City Council Sports Team – the Cambridge City Sports Development department have a dedicated sports team offering and promoting a wide range of sporting activities to residents across the City. www.cambridge.gov.uk/services/sport-and-fitness The Cambridge Dons are a local team made up of both visual impaired and sighted players. They play weekly and take part in Goalball UK tournaments. Goalball is the only team sport played at the Paralympics by the visually impaired but is a totally inclusive sport since all participants wear blindfolds. www.goalballuk.com/index.php?p=custom &page_id=41 Cambridge Kung Fu aims to support each student's natural growth; helping them to coordinate their bodies and minds, to have fun exercising and being physical. They feel that learning to overcome challenges is the first step in becoming a confident and successful person. www.cambridgekungfu.com/kids/snow-leopards Cambridge Open Studios is a flourishing community of artists, craftspeople and designermakers working throughout Cambridgeshire. They aim to bring artists and local people together, providing opportunities for the public to visit the workshops and studios of people working in a wide range of crafts and media. The annual Open Studios takes place over four weekends in July and has over 250 COS members participate with over 170 studios open to the public. www.camopenstudios.co.uk/ Cambridge VI Tennis plays at the Hills Road Sports and Tennis Club and is specially adapted Tennis sessions are designed for blind and visually impaired but are open to all. www.vision4growth.org.uk/vi-tennis-uk/ vi-tennis-cambridge

Organisations

Camboats: River trips onboard Narrowboat ‘Rosie’

Organisations

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Recreational


The Fitzwilliam Museum houses world-class collections of works of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 125pm. www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Cambridgeshire Cricket Board facilitate and promote cricket from grass roots to elite performance throughout Cambridgeshire. www.cambscricket.co.uk

Hereward Heat Wheelchair Basketball Club runs a wheelchair basketball junior section the ‘Hotshot Wheelies’, for children from the age of 10 to 16. The sessions are open to both children with a disability and to able-bodied children. Fully qualified coach in attendance at all sessions. www.heatwbc.org.uk

Cambridgeshire Music, Music Therapy Service is part of Cambridgeshire County Council Education Department. Cambridgeshire Music established its music therapy work in 1995 and this has since gone on from strength to strength. Cambridgeshire Music now operates one of the largest teams of music therapists in the country. www.cambridgeshiremusic.org/music-therapy

Indian Community and Culture Association is an inclusive community organisation and a Hindu shrine situated at Bharat Bhavan on Mill Road. ICCA welcomes everyone’s participation in regular Indian music and dance events and festivals and aims to strengthen the multicultural community spirit within Cambridge. www.iccacambridge.co.uk

Changing Spaces is an artist-led, not for profit organisation, creating opportunities for the people of Cambridge to encounter high quality contemporary art on the high street. www.changing-spaces.org

Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful and unique house with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art. Parts of Kettle's Yard House will be closed to carry out essential maintenance work. They hope to reopen fully by the end of the year. www.kettlesyard.co.uk

DanceMoves uses fun and enjoyable, free-form dance movement to not only help increase coordination and mobility, but to also promote inclusion and integration for people with special and complex needs of different abilities and ages. www.dancemoves.org.uk

Kinnerz Coaching are a local coaching organisation providing lunch time and after school sports coaching sessions and community sports activities. www.cambridgeshire.net/organisation/ kinnerz-coaching/70526.aspx

Feel Free Dance was founded to provide environment, music, space and encouragement of free dance. Their mission is to aid people in finding their own way in dancing, as free dance can help to challenge self-consciousness and trigger uplifting emotions. www.meetup.com/feel-free-dance www.facebook.com/feelfreedance

Libra Theatre has been working in Cambridge with actors of all abilities and skill levels since 1984. Their aim is to produce challenging and entertaining theatre of a professional standard. Libra produce an original short play each year. www.libratheatre.org.uk

FLACK is a vibrant monthly what’s on listings magazine for Cambridge written and produced by members of the city’s homeless community. They involve their members in everything that they do. They leave labels at the door, and grow the hope

Lifecraft is an independent Cambridge charity working with adults who have mental health and wellbeing needs. Lifecraft offers a range of groups and activities, and runs projects in conjunction with other national and local

charities. Lifecraft has an established reputation as a long-running user led organisation. www.lifecraft.org.uk Mixed Bag Theatre group is all-ability, inclusive and looks to give a voice to and find a role for anyone with an interest in the arts. Their workshop leaders, Megan Day and Linda Hadaway, both have many years of experience working with people with disabilities, learning difficulties, mental health issues, those from various cultural backgrounds and of all ages. For further information contact mixedbagtheatre@yahoo.co.uk Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – experience the diversity of people and cultures from around the world. Highlights include Pacific material collected on Captain Cook's voyages of exploration and the 14-metre-high totem pole from Canada. http://maa.cam.ac.uk/maa Northamptonshire Disability Rowing Association – the NDRA organise and run a variety of sports sessions in youth groups for young disabled people giving them the opportunity to try out rowing on specially adapted machines. http://northamptonshiredra.wordpress.com Peterborough Phantoms Sledge Hockey – helping Provide Disabled Sport in the Community. www.peterboroughphantoms.com St Philips Volleyball Club is one of the oldest volleyball clubs in Cambridge. They welcome new players of all abilities - men, women and young people and compete in the Cambridge Volleyball league, together with various cup tournaments around Cambridge. www.stphilipsvolleyball.co.uk Rowan is an arts centre and charity that provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities and artists to make art together and explore their creativity at the same time as learning new skills and meeting people. www.rowanhumberstone.co.uk Sanskruti School of Dance offers regular classes in Bharatanatyam to children and adults and actively showcases the dance form in and around Cambridge. In addition, bollywood dance workshops are also offered for all age groups. www.sanskruti.org.uk Sky Blue Theatre Company – Cambridge based Sky Blue Theatre Company was founded by a small team of actors, writers and directors who

had been producing new writing since 1996. They bonded together to create original work and adaptations of classics for absolute audience appreciation. www.skybluetheatre.com Strung Up Theatre Company’s aim is to create theatre with a sense of spectacle. They have a passion for theatre and experimental storytelling that they just need to share! Their devising process includes physical theatre, dance, circus skills, puppetry and music. www.strungup-theatrecompany.com

Organisations

Cambridge Sword Fencing Club is primarily a fencing club for young people although the advanced sessions are open to adults. Our coaching team, led by Pierre Harper who is a very experienced former Olympic fencer, is able to offer excellent coaching in foil for all levels. www.camfc.org.uk/cambridge-sword

and confidence needed to break the cycle of homelessness. www.flackcambridge.org.uk

University Museum of Zoology – tracing the evolution of animal life the museum houses a huge variety of recent and fossil animals. http://museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk Wandlebury Country Park – 110 acres of beautiful woods and chalk grassland, the remains of a 5th Century BC Iron Age Hill Fort, and walks over some 8 miles of meandering footpaths. There is also a pre-visit pack (tactile maps and images as well as tapes) for visually impaired people, obtainable from the office in advance on loan. Guide dogs are welcome. http://cambridgeppf.org/wandlebury-countrypark.shtml Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) is the National Governing Body and Charity for Wheelchair Dance Sport and Wheelchair dance in the UK. They are always looking to develop and support new groups across the UK and especially in Cambridgeshire. www.wdsauk.co.uk WRiTEON stages rehearsed readings of new theatre writing, facilitating experimentation and audience feedback. They also run regular Improvisation courses plus occasional writing and directing workshops. Their newsletter details their own events plus workshops, script submission and acting opportunities elsewhere. www.writeon.org.uk You Can Bike Too began when Ruth Brannan and Aaran Hedges discovered a shared love of cycling. They visited a project in Finsbury Park that had lots of different specially adapted bike that overcame the difficulties of balance and coordination. The group is based at Milton Country Park and hold regular biking sessions. The adapted bikes are suitable for both children and adults. www.youcanbiketoo.org

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Cambridge Rugby Club – training takes place twice a week on Tuesday & Thursday starting at 7PM. Matches are played on Saturdays; the K.O. times vary depending on time of year and fixtures can be found in the handbook, on the notice board or on the club web site. www.cantabs.co.uk

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