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Spirit of Teesside is a day aimed at celebrating the inner steel of the people of Teesside. When faced with the many challenges of life today, we come together and support each other, we create communities so that we can not only survive but actually thrive. Coming together is one of the most powerful things we can do when faced with adversity.

Spirit of Teesside coincides with the production of a new play presented by Little Cog Theatre Company which is a disabled-led company. The play, Occupation by Pauline Heath, a disabled writer, focusses on a disability rally where people who wouldn’t normally speak out, have gathered to raise attention to the real stories of disabled people in modern Britain. It tells the stories of four main characters who all have their own experiences of the impact of reduced services and benefits changes. A cast of professional disabled actors and a disabled director is working with a community cast for the local area to present what will be a truly community event.

Spirit of Teesside

When & Where

Date: Wed 26th September
Time: Full Day Event
Location: Arc, Dovecot St, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

On the day they will have a marketplace of stalls from the community and voluntary sector, and whilst everyone is welcome, we do particularly want to ensure that organisations of disabled people are able to showcase what they offer. It’s a chance to come together at ARC Stockton, to be visible and to raise their profiles, and to challenge the negative perceptions of disability that exist. You can go and get involved in a great piece of community action!

Vici Wreford-Sinnott, director of Little Cog, has worked in the disability arts sector, campaigning for the equality of disabled people regionally, nationally and most recently internationally for over 25 years. The arts are a brilliant way to reach people, to change hearts and minds and to have a platform for their voices.

please visit and be part of this celebration and support disabled people trying to bring about change. Contact Jenni Salkeld at ARC Stockton on or call 01642 525186 to book a free table.