Exhibition celebrates the talents and achievements of people living with disability in the borough - The Solihull Observer

Exhibition celebrates the talents and achievements of people living with disability in the borough

Solihull Editorial 15th Jan, 2017   0

INTRIGUING artwork was showcased at DIS-fest as part of a celebration of the talents and achievements of people living with disability in the borough.

DIS-fest featured a range of exhibitors giving residents a chance to find out more about services available to disabled people in Solihull.

Visitors were also treated to a display of artwork produced by local disabled people.

The artwork included a piece entitled Tangled Up which was produced by Silhillians with disabilities in conjunction with a local artist for DIS-fest, there were also from Merestone and people who use SOLO, as well as portraits and write ups from Solihull Advocacy volunteers and a collection of photos from other DIS-fest events held in the borough this year.




The event saw Solihull officially mark the UN International Day of People with and follows a series of successful events held throughout the year including wheel chair rallies, coffee mornings and summer fetes.

The Mayor of Solihull Mike Robinson, officially opened the art gallery at DIS-fest.


He said: “It is wonderful to have been a part of these celebrations and officially open such a fantastic art display.

“Not only was the event a great opportunity for residents to find out about services available, it encouraged people to recognise the skills and talents of people living with disabilities in Solihull.”

To find out more about DIS-fest visit www.solihull.gov.uk/disfest

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