Well, I can’t believe it’s all over. It’s kind of sad but also kind of a relief because I can get my life back now!
Today was so wonderful – everything I had hoped it would be and much much more. The crowds were brilliant and the atmosphere was really special.
Thank you to everyone who came to join in the celebrations and thank you to anyone who helped in any way.
Thank you to Mayor Mo Marsh for opening the event with me.
Thank you to Sophie Cook for closing the event with me and for saying that you have been to many Prides but that this was your favourite.
Thank you to the National Lottery for the Big Lottery grant and to our other sponsors.
Thank you to everyone for your rounds of applause for me. I am feeling rather emotional, as you can tell!
Charlie, my daughter, said that today was the best day in her life, ever! That says it all really.
What a day!
Come on down to England’s first ever disability pride in Brighton! New road 2-7
Charlie showing the band how to do it!
Don’t forget – all the fun starts at…
In case you need reminding!
Normally Fabrica is open 2-5pm on Sundays but because of Disability Pride Brighton, they are opening the gallery from 12-5pm, Sunday 9th July.
“Below is some information regarding our current exhibition, which you can find on our website too: www.fabrica.org.uk
8 July – 28 August 2017
This summer Fabrica and Project Art Works present IN COLOUR, a new interactive light installation by UK artist Peter Hudson at Fabrica, Brighton.
This site-specific work has been created in collaboration with people with complex needs, resulting in an immersive piece that invites audiences to interact with it and each other, non-verbally. The work has been developed to appeal to people who are highly sensitive to their environments and to sensory stimuli. As such the work is accessible and inclusive exploring themes of communication and consciousness and how environment affects behaviour.
Peter Hudson is an artist who has previously shown work at the at Wellcome Collection, London, which ran for a year from 2014-2015; Being Undetectable, an outdoor, enterable black rubber-clad 2.5m cube, shown at the Royal College of Art, London 2016; and Open It, an interactive video installation, shown as Artist-in-Residence at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London 2017.
This ground-breaking commission builds upon the considerable expertise of Project Art Works who have supported Hudson develop the work through close interaction with neurodiverse artists and makers at their studios in Hastings.
Co-commissioned with Project Art Works.
IN COLOUR is supported by an Explore and Test grant, Paul Hamlyn Foundation.”
Please be mindful that this is a public area and, although there are benches, seats may be limited depending on the number of visitors. You are welcome to bring your own folding chair – if you keep it with you, of course!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE CHANGING PLACES TOILET
If you or someone with you will be using the changing places toilet, please read below – if you need to use the hoist, you must bring your own sling with you. Thank you.
As explained below, our ways of raising money on the day (for Disability Pride next year!) are somewhat limited SO please come and buy some raffle tickets from us.
All these generous people have donated lovely prizes.
Raffle tickets are £2.00 each or 5 for £5.00.
Please support us to do it all again next year.