As well as a number of Wilberforce Trust events in York in the next few weeks there are some great events happening across the city. These events are happening at various locations across the city and offer some interesting activities and experiences for people living with disabilities.

Thursday 15th November

Meet Guide Dogs in the Library – York University – Your chance to meet Guide Dogs with their volunteers. Ask any questions and find out more about what it i they do. While the event is free there is a suggested minimum donation of £2.00 per person to attend.

20th – 24th November

Sonic Bodies: A Multisensory Exploration at Leeds art gallery

Slightly further afield, but with funded travel options

Our assistive technology advisor at The Wilberforce Trust has been involved in an exciting technology artwork, Sonolope. This innovative project is aiming to offer a multisensory exploration of sculpture for both visually impaired and mainstream audiences. It is being presented at Leeds Art Gallery for the installation Sonic Bodies, a part of the Being Human Festival.

If you are interested in attending, please email for more information.

Saturday 24th November

York Blind Swimming Day – Free swimming event for Visually Impaired Children at Energise Leisure Centre, Cornlands Road.

This session is for blind or visually impaired children and their family, siblings, or carers.1:00-2:00pm Open Social Swim
2:00-3:00pm Refreshments and Local Networking

Sunday 2nd December

Say Owt presents Disabled Peoples Writing Workshop

As part of International Day of People with Disabilities, Say Owt, are teaming up with local poet Katherine Watson for a workshop that centres disabled voices and experiences.

1pm – 3pm