Zoom disco to celebrate International Day of Disabled People

Purple Patch Arts are hosting a Zoom disco on Thursday (3 December 2020) from 7-8:30pm, in celebration of this year’s International Day of Disabled People.

The evening will be filled with feel-good music with fancy dress, disco lights and glitter all encouraged! In a time of social isolation, Purple Patch Arts’ Zoom discos give participants the opportunity to connect and have a joyful evening dancing together. Purple Patch Arts work with people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs, and the disco is open to anybody who identifies as disabled with family and friends all welcome too. Purple Patch Arts have hosted several Zoom discos since COVID-19 restrictions have been in place and are hoping this will be their biggest yet!

To further mark the International Day of Disabled People, Purple Patch Arts have released a video for disco participants to learn a dance to Kool & The Gang’s ‘Celebration’. The dance routine is led by Tricia Arthur-Stubbs, one of Purple Patch Arts’ Programme Artists, who teaches fun disco-style moves and has a surprise in store with her costume change! The video also features some Purple Patch Arts participants who have been accessing the organisation’s creative education opportunities over Zoom since March.

Purple Patch Arts would love for this Zoom disco to be their biggest yet – anybody who would like to join in for an evening of ‘Celebration’ should get in touch with the Team Purple at info@purplepatcharts.org, or call 07725 041801! There is also a Facebook event with all of the information about the disco, which can be found here:fb.me/e/d7ghkmTEG

Purple Patch Arts’ ‘Celebration’ video for the International Day of Disabled People can be seen here: vimeo.com/480248058, on their social media, and on Forum Central’s YouTube channel – please follow Purple Patch Arts on Facebook, @PurplePatchArts on Twitter and @PurplePatchArts on Instagram for more updates!


This post is based on a press release issued by Purple Patch Arts