Colourful artwork is the background to an advert promoting the festival.

What's on?

Friday 8th July 4.30-6pm

The festival begins with the Symposium. Guest artists and facilitators in the field of Disability Arts will give a series of talks. It is also the opening preview of the festival and exhibition. from 6-8pm.

Saturday 9th July 12 noon – 6pm

Wonder around the fabulous gardens and view all the fantastic art work made here at Henshaws. Rory Hoy will be joining us for a DJ session from 5pm – 6pm. Entry tickets are £3.

There is also the opportunity to take part in a variety of arts sessions taught by the artmakers here at Henshaws. Booking is essential for these, and numbers are limited.

Tickets for these events will be available soon.

Take a Chair to Take Part

As part of the symposium and festival, Henshaws would like to invite you as an individual, group or organisation to upcycle a chair as part of our ‘Take a Chair’ installation at the festival. We would like you to explore the theme of inclusion and diversity – your chair could invite others to see things from a different perspective.

Find out more
Colourful chair drawn by artmaker Jenna

Other ways to get involved

If your organisation would like a table in our resource area on the Saturday, please email

Tables cost £10 and booking is essential.