The Big Mix is coming to Frome and all are welcome

October 12th, 2017 by Sandy

The Big Mix is a free event funded by the Frome Town Council. It is Frome’s Disability Diversity Day that will be hosted at the HUBnub Centre, on 29th October (Sunday), starting at 12pm and ending at 5pm. The cream of the creative learning disabled community will be showcasing their talent at the event curated by Openstorytellers.

The programme has a line up of local autistic, disabled and learning disabled performers and artists plus much more. A pop-up art gallery will display artwork by local disabled artists and also of Robin Meader, plus the beautiful work of artists from Art Box Frome. Find here photography from Colliers Court and the entries from the Critchill School art competition.

The Big Mix will also be hosting a mini film festival. There will be a film premier from The Cheeky Film Makers Club. Watch the Enterprise Player’s latest show. See work from Frome Media Arts, by Howard Vause, and films selected by Openstorytellers. The Rye Bakery will host live performances and a show by DJ Alex. The song, Big Mac Brad, will be premiered by FMU. Poet Clemma Fleet will read from her work. Brian Marshall, disability hero of Frome, will be reading from his recently released biography.

Extraordinary talent can be seen at The Big Mix Has Talent. Stories about historical characters and legends that can tell us about living with disability will be presented by Openstorytellers. There will be a storytelling dome and a workshop by Jane Flood. ‘Storysharing Cafe’ is for everyone to share their story. Author Keith Stuart will be reading from his best-selling novel and answering questions.

There will be a drumming workshop by Drum It Up, a workshop by Loops Music Project and a workshop by Art Box. Craft made by UK’s disabled makers from Craft Unit and produce by Post-16 pupils of Critchill School will be on sale. DJs with Learning Disabilities from Loops Disco will end the festivities with a dance show.

The Big Mix project is an all day free event. Project manager Ben Waller says the event is going to be a great day out, thanks to participatory budgeting scheme of Frome Town Council. It is an event celebrating the phenomenal abilities and achievements of creative people with learning disabilities, he added, welcoming all.