Disability events

Glen Eira runs a range of events for people with disabilities throughout the year. Whether you're a film buff or sports fan, a carer or a speaker, we have something for you.

Festability

FREE ONLINE EVENT

Friday 3 December, 4pm to 6pm

Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability and acknowledging International Volunteers Day with a free online
inclusive music and entertainment event.

Each year on 3 December International Day for People with A Disability aims to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability. It's a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. We can all work together to see all abilities and create a more inclusive Australia. 

Book online to get the link to the event, booking gives you seven days to watch the event, so you don't miss out.

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This year's theme is 'Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. 

People with disabilities have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic through isolation, reduction of services and their day to day lives being significantly distrupted.

International Volunteer Day (IVD) celebrated on 5 December, is an opportunity for volunteer-involving organisations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism and encourage organisations to support volunteer efforts and recognise the contribution of volunteers to our community.

Festability will feature:

Opal Ocean

Since the very beginning, every step that the duo of Alex Champ and Nadav Tabak have taken with their Prog/Acoustic Rock music as Opal Ocean, has been a massive leap forward in their evolution and career.

With their incredible dedication to their craft, Opal Ocean has managed to beat all of the odds, rising from what were once humble street buskers with big dreams, to playing stages found all over the world.

After performing in over fifteen countries and having sold tens of thousands of copies of their records throughout their career, Opal Ocean has already achieved an impressive resume of accomplishments but never takes a single moment to rest on their laurels. Always pushing themselves creatively and confidently to the next-level and beyond.

To find out more on Opal Ocean, visit https://www.opalocean.com.au/ 

Opal Ocean

 

Prof. Knowitall 

The brainchild of disabled comedian Phineas Meere, Prof. Knowitall is the ultimate mansplainer, happy to rant and rave about any topic — especially if it relates to disability.

The professor is an out of touch pompous know-it-all who is hilariously ignorant on many topics and is happy to share that ignorance far and wide for our amusement.

To find out more on Disability Busters, visit https://disabilitybusters.com/

Profknowitall
Prof. Knowitall

 

Richard Swanson

Talented entertainer and front-man, Richard Swanson has headlined some of Australia’s and Asia’s major events. An operatically trained lyric tenor with strong theatrical roots, Richard’s vocal versatility has astounded audiences in feature performances ranging from rock corporate opening numbers with up to 20 dancers, aria ballads for major events, national anthems, full production theatrical numbers for corporate events to fronting a kick-line of showgirls with crooner classics. Front-man for popular touring groups; Australia’s Boys of Motown and Stand & Deliver, Richard is a seasoned performer.

To find out more on Richard Swanson, visit https://instinctmusic.com.au/live-entertainment/richard-swanson/   

Richard Swanson

 

Un-Limited

Picture this — a male vocalist/acoustic guitarist that plays drums with his feet and a female vocalist/pianist that also plays bass at the same time. Add to this, breathtaking harmonies and you have the exciting sound of young Melbourne based duo Un-Limited. With the ability to recreate any song from the 60s through to the top 40 hits of today, the Un-Limited Duo can just about cover it all.

To find out more on Un-Limited, visit https://instinctmusic.com.au/live-entertainment/unlimited-duo-trio/

Un-Limited

Our Access and Inclusion officer is involved in a range of activities and events throughout the year, including:

  • the Disability Awareness in Schools Program, which employs people with disabilities to discuss their experiences with primary, secondary and tertiary school students
  • the Sensory Friendly Film sessions - offering an environment where the sound is turned down and the light left on to create a more comfortable experience for people with autism and their families
  • Chat & Chuckle, a fortnightly social group for people with acquired brain injury to meet others, share news and views, discuss ideas and have fun
  • Carers Day, which recognises the role of unpaid carers in our community
  • International Day of People with Disability, an annual event celebrating disability and helping to grow a more inclusive community.

For more information search our What's on calendar of events or contact our Access and Inclusion officer on 03 9524 3333 or email  accessandinclusion@gleneira.vic.gov.au