An event that promotes a positive image of people with disabilities is returning to Chelmsford next month.
The annual Discovery Festival celebrates achievements by the disabled and aims to increase public understanding of the issue.
Activities will be taking place at the city’s museum and Essex County Cricket Club on Monday the 3rd and Tuesday the 4th of December.
Discovery Days will return to Chelmsford Museum running from 10am-3pm offering an opportunity to experience a range of inclusive activities for all to enjoy, whilst encouraging visitors to learn more about disability. Activities and sessions that will be on offer include:
Hands on interactive creative and sensory play from Action for Children and Something’s Missing.
Inclusive sports activities including Table Cricket from Essex County Cricket Club.
Educational activities around Autism from Chelmsford Museum, including quizzes, the I spy Trail, Visual Story Planning and Sensory Chill out Zone.
Interactive Communication sessions, sensory story times and more from Inclusive Communication Essex.
The Discovery Festival Library Take Over will be held at County Hall between 10am-5pm and will showcase several local organisations and the services, support and activities they offer for those living with disabilities and their families. These include: Ace Music Therapy, Charms, Essex County Cricket Club, Hearing Help Essex, Limbless Association, Meadows Shopmobility, Papworth Trust and Support 4 Sight.
Alongside this there will be sessions and talks in the Ideas Hub within the library which will include: Creative Moods & Other Halves Craft groups, All Ears a Journey with Hearing Loss, Ace Music Therapy taster sessions and more.
The Discovery Festival is free and open for everyone to attend. For full information and a timetable of events, please visit www.chelmsford.gov.uk/DiscoveryFestival. Chelmsford Museum can be found at Oaklands Park, Moulsham St, Chelmsford CM2 9AQ and Chelmsford Library is in County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH.
To keep up-to-date with the ways in which Chelmsford’s local community are working towards a fully inclusive society, follow @DiscoverAbility on Facebook.