What does disability mean to you?

Monday 12th December 2011

UK Disability History Month provides the opportunity to ask such questions of ourselves and of the society we live in.

Through events and exhibitions all over the country, the month provides an annual focus for the wider community to develop a more positive attitude towards disability.

Nottingham Playhouse has teamed up with Manchester-based Quiet Riot, a unique group of individuals who all use non-verbal, alternative methods of communication to express themselves and its in-residence performance poetry collective, The Mouthy Poets to create an exhibition combining creative writing, poetry and image to explore the themes of UK Disability History Month.

Interspersed with the works of Quiet Riot and The Mouthy Poets is material from 18th century disabled poets which gives an interesting historical perspective on how disability was viewed and the challenges our disabled ancestors faced.

The free exhibition is located on the upper foyer of Nottingham Playhouse and is on show now until December 22nd.

UK Disability History Month is an annual event. For more information please click here