Upcoming Event

The Disabled Table Showcase

Fri 4th February, 7:30pm

The Disabled Table Showcase 4th February 2022 7.30pm Free entry A brand new radio show on East Leeds FM, the Disabled Table explores disabled people’s stories, experiences and humour. This special live event is taking place at Chapel FM Arts Centre featuring poetry, music and comedy from a host of brilliant disabled artists. The performance space is upstairs, but a lift is available with wheelchair spaces. If you would prefer less sensory input, we can feed the audio from the event to a quieter space in the building. The performance will be streamed live on Chapel FM’s YouTube page and on East Leeds FM via our website. If you have any questions or specific access requirements, please contact elliott@headstogether.org. Harry and Juwairia, the brains behind the Disabled Table, will be hosting this fantastic evening. Plus Harry will be making his debut comedy set! The showcase features: Performance poetry from F R Fesby and Jonathan Eyre F R Kesby is a writer, crafter and queer disability activist from Leeds and one half of the dynamic duo Subjective Silhouettes. Their debut pamphlet "Shul" is out now from Maytree Press. Jonathan Eyre ‘an absent poet' has appeared at the Glastonbury Festival's Poetry & Words open mic stage, published a ten poem pamphlet about the chronic illness M.E.,(200 printed and 200 sold), has poems included in anthologies including Check Hope Remains, 100 Thousand Poets for Change: Leeds 2016, and The Leeds Disabled Peoples Organisation's (LDPO) Literary Journal 'Disabled Voices' Music from Kirpa Suwali Kirpa is a visually impaired musician who loves to sing. She has performed at the Breeze Has Talent final, with both cracking covers and original songs. Sit-down comedy from Sam Judd Sam Judd is an award winning comedian. He was born in Leeds in 1997, and was completely able-bodied until the age of four when he had a brain stem stroke. He is now a full-time wheelchair user who speaks with the assistance of an electronic communication aid called a Liberator. He started doing stand-up comedy in 2018, and has performed at a number of different venues throughout the North of England. He calls himself 'The World's First Sit-Down Comic'. We’ll also hear from DISrupt, a collective of Leeds disabled artists and the work they do across the city.

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