Wednesday 29 November

People First Card of the Year Exhibition

Where: Vincents Art Workshop, Willis Street Village 5/148 Willis St,

When: 11am Wed 29 November – Friday 8 December


FREE/Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets

“A chance for artists with learning disabilities to express what the logo of People First means to them. the image of a butterfly flying free is steeped in the history of the organisation and symbolises people gaining freedom from institutionalism and from choices being for and without us about our own lives”  Click here for more information

Thursday 30 November

Disability Pride on Campus:

Shared morning tea for student services

Where: Unitech, 139 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert,

When: 10am-11.30am Thursday 30 November


A shared morning tea for Student Services to raise awareness of Students with Disabilities on campus.   

This will include presenting the idea of Disability Pride also.  Click here for more information.

Disability Pride Webinar

Where: Register for details

When: Thursday 30 November 10.30am-11am


Art Studio Artworks Exhibition

Where: Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St,

When: 11am Thursday 30 November – Thursday 7 December


There will be a display of artworks by Art Studio, 20 artists from the Kapiti Coast who are differently abled.

Established in 2010, Art Studio artists have had huge successes gaining national awards and recognition. Click here for more information.

Friday 1 December

People First Card of the Year Launch

Where: Vincents Art Workshop, Willis Street Village 5/148 Willis St,

When: 10.30am – 11.30am Friday 1 December


FREE/Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets

People First New Zealand Nga Tangata Tuatahi warmly invites you to attend the exhibition launch and morning tea. All the art is by artists with learning disability.   Buying a piece of art will support the work of People First - a disabled people's organisation working hard to grow leadership and human rights awareness among people with learning disability.  Click here for more information

Whanganui Disability Pride Celebration

Where: Majestic Square

When: Friday 1 December 11.30am – 1.30pm


A celebration of Disability Pride and the International Day of People with Disabilities at the Majestic Square in Whanganui.

Sausage sizzle and music.  Click here for more information 

Touch Compass - Somatechnics

Where: Aotea Square, Queen Street

When: Friday 1 December 12.30pm


Showcasing talented performers from Touch Compass this edgy inclusive new work 'Somatechnics'

showcases performers alongside the technology of the future. Click here for more information

Disability Pride Film Festival: Defiant Lives

Where: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, Cnr Taranaki St & Ghuznee St

When: Friday 1 December 5.30pm-8.30pm


Defiant Lives tells the story of the rise and fight of the disability rights movement in the United States, Britian and Australia.

The film is made up of a series of interviews and archival footage with activists who've led the movement over the past five decades,

showcasing the shift from people being warehoused in institutions to fighting for independence and control over their lives - often through protest.

Click here for more information.

Salonica to open in Christchurch

Where: The Piano: Centre for Music and the Arts, 156 Armagh Street

When: Friday 1 December 7.30pm


Award-winning New Zealand theatre company Equal Voices Arts returns home with its new multilingual production, Salonica, after a history-making tour of Europe. Salonica will tour New Zealand in 2017 and 2018, starting in Christchurch at 7.30pm on 1 and 2 December.

The recent European Tour marked the first time New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and a Deaf professional actor (Shaun Fahey) had featured on prestigious stages in Serbia and Montenegro. Kiwi actor Shaun Fahey who is Deaf, and whose first language is NZSL will perform alongside Mihailo Ladevac, an actor for the National Theatre in Serbia. Both perform across three languages and showcase physical storytelling at its best. Click here for more information.

Saturday 2 December 2017

TWO4NINE Exhibition

Where: Te Uru, 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi, Waitakare,

When: Saturday 2 December 10am – 4.30pm Thursday 1 February 2018


A group of artists from Two4Nine/A Supported Life, in West Auckland are proving it, by featuring in the summer exhibition at Te Uru in Titirangi.

The exhibition opens on 2 December 2017 with an opening celebration 2pm - 4pm and remains open until 1 February 2018. Click here for more information

Celebrate Us! In Christchurch

When: Saturday 2 December 1pm – 8 pm

Where: Central Christchurch, Corner of Madras and Gloucester Streets


CCS Disability Action have partnered with Mike Chunn’s (a founding member of Split Enz) Play It Strange to bring ‘Celebrate Us!’, the first truly accessible music event of its kind, to New Zealand. Artists featured: Mel Parsons and band, Tuhoi Henry, Cam Dawson, Ruby Fusion, Marley Sola, Ashy Batchelor, D.A. Dub, Jono Boyle, Jonathan Petty, Chiznelwood Rock Bands and more!!!! For more information click here

Saturday 3 December 2017

Wellington Disability Pride Day

When: 10am Sunday 3 December 2017

Where: Wharewaka & Odlins Plaza
Taranaki Wharf Wellington Waterfront (next to the Rowing Club) Mobility parking access from Lower Taranaki St (next to Mac's Bar)

Creatively celebrating and sharing who we are as citizens of Wellington * Wellington Integrated Dance:  Divulgence and a disability pride procession * Vincents Art Studio: Disability Pride through Wearable Arts * Music Performers:  The Avalanche Project 33 piece percussion band * Crip Lit: Literature written by disabled people * 1pm Mayor Justin Lester and Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero will speak AND MORE!! Audio Describers and NZSL Interpreters present. For more information click here

Art&Acre International Disabilities Day Exhibition

When: Sunday 3 December 11am – Sunday 10 December 8a,

Where: Art&Acre, 2d Appenzell Drive, Appenzell Court Whakatane 3120,


What: Art&Acre will join forces with Whakatane Disabilities Resource Centre and Marie Dixon,

of Creative Ideas to celebrate International Disabilities Day on 3rd December with seven Bay of Plenty artists

who are pushing their own personal limits and boundaries. Whakatane Disabilities Resource Centre Trustee and Art&Acre Director,

Andrea Marriott Wilkes was keen for the community to celebrate the work of some of our unsung heroes. Seven artists will feature in the exhibition.  For more information click here

Touch Compass- On Display

When: Sunday 3 December 1pm-2pm

Where: Karanga Plaza, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland Waterfront

What: Touch Compass is an inclusive performance company.

On Display is a human sculpture court celebrating diversity with all participants representing something different; disability including amputee, Down Syndrome, paraplegia, blind, ethinic diversity, size diversity and gender diversity.

For more information click here

Picnicking at Waitangi Park

When: Sunday 3 December 1pm

Where: Waitangi Park, waterfront


What: Members of InsideOUT will gather for picnic at Waitangi Park to mark Disability Pride Week. For more information click here

Monday 4 December 2017

Sharing our Pride: Thank you to good Businesses

When: 10am Monday 4 December

Where: Hastings CBD

The Disability Resource Centre will be giving out goodie bags to community businesses who have supported Hawkes Bay’s disability Community. For more information click here