The first Birmingham Disability Festival, hosted by Birmingham City University (BCU) on Saturday 6th July 2024 taking place between 12pm and 4pm.

Created by Birmingham Disability Festival Committee (BDFC), this FREE inaugural event showcases a wide range of disabled talent through performances, sport, interactive games and business owners and aims to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the UK’s second city.

The Festival features a packed day of events including live performances, arts and crafts, a Human Library with key speakers, invaluable networking opportunities and essential resources to empower disabled people to thrive in their future.

Highlights of the Festival include; dance performances from wheelchair based Freewheelin and Cerebral Palsy West Midlands; music from Kinmos Choir and DJ Ben Linstead, a wheelchair user who has a regular set at Birmingham’s famous The Night Owl. Games and sports for people of all abilities will also be on offer including boccia, curling, blind football, volleyball and wheelchair basketball.

Running alongside performances, attendees can take part in workshops including: Ways for Wellbeing UK and Birmingham Metropolitan (BMet) College's nature and wellbeing workshops around the themes of planting; Tai Chi and on the spot muscle therapy from Release and Repair’s Roland Baskerville and a host of organisations run by people with disabilities who will be sharing their experiences and services in a dedicated marketplace.