DISABILITY PRIDE BRIGHTON ONLINE FESTIVAL 2020
PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE
Brighton, United Kingdom
July, 2020

England’s first ever Disability Pride event is back for its fourth year – with a difference!

It might not be the Disability Pride festival we expected but, just because we can’t get together in person, we can still celebrate our wonderful event.

Please join us and help to promote Disability Pride Brighton 2020 Online Festival.

The TV programme is being made in conjunction with Latest TV and will be shown twice on Freeview Channel 7 on Sunday, 12 July – from 12 noon to 2.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. It can also be seen on Virgin Media Channel 159 as well as on Latest TV Livestream. It will subsequently be on YouTube and on Disability Pride website.
Sadly, we won’t be able to have any live performers or information stalls this year but there will still be loads of enjoyment. There will be many videos of performers and acts, as well as speakers such as Alison Lapper MBE; Brighton & Hove Mayor, Cllr Alan Robins; Caroline Lucas MP; Adam Pearson and Samantha Renke.
As Disability Pride is a celebration of disabled people, all our performers are disabled or at least one member of their band is disabled. Some of the acts featured will be Daniel Wakeford, Ren, Sam Hughes Elton John Tribute, The AutistiX, Lioness, The Speak, HAVVA, Cracklin’ Griffins and many more.
There will also be artwork from disabled artists shown on screen.
We can promise you an entertaining, uplifting, informative and enjoyable show.
Join us on Sunday, 12th July 2020.

Disability Pride Brighton online festival 2020
Disability Pride Brighton is delighted to announce their fourth annual festival – online this time.

The celebration will take place online on Sunday,12 July 2020.

The event is organised to raise awareness of the diversity and value of disabled people with all (visible and non-visible) impairments or conditions and is organised by a diverse Committee of disabled people.

“We want to celebrate our identities and feel less isolated, as well as engaging with all the wonderful people in Brighton & Hove. Disabled people are just a natural part of human diversity, after all!” says Jenny Skelton, Founder and Chair.

Disability Pride Brighton was the first Disability Pride event in England and held its inaugural event in July 2017. Last year, in 2019, over 3,500 people attended the festival.

Throughout the TV show, there will be music, acts, performances, and speeches from disabled people; work from disabled artists and information about some of the disability organisations, communities and charities in Brighton & Hove. Disability Pride has support from some well-known local disabled people – Alison Lapper MBE, Sarah Gordy MBE and Eddie Kidd OBE.

The idea for Disability Pride came from disabled Brighton mum, Jenny Skelton, who also has three adopted, disabled children. Sadly, one of her children experienced an incident of disability discrimination and Jenny wrote about it. The story went viral and Jenny received hundreds of messages from disabled people who had had similar experiences. Hence, Disability Pride was born! Since the first year, the event has grown significantly.

Jenny and the team wish to thank
* People’s Health Trust, using money raised through The Health Lottery in the South East.
* Latest TV for all their support

Jenny V Skelton


Disability Pride online festival 2020. Sunday 12th July 2.30 - 5pm. All Welcome!

Mik Scarlet is a broadcaster, journalist, actor and musician, as well as an expert in the field of access and inclusion for disabled people.

Follow our Disability Pride Brighton Facebook page to stay informed.

People’s Health Trust

Funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised through The Health Lottery in the South East. People’s Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local neighbourhoods to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each of the regional and country lotteries raising money through The Health Lottery, and distributes grants.

Please note that Disability Pride Brighton is NOT a specific event/organisation only for the disabled LGBTQ+ community, but for ANYONE with ANY impairment plus their family, friends and carers. We called it Disability Pride so that it is in line with other international Disability Pride organisations.