Fighting for our Rights

Kingston Centre for Independent Living (KCIL), in partnership with VocalEyes, invites you to join us for a free audio described tour of the three small displays we have created for Kingston Centre for Independent Living’s ‘Fighting for our Rights’ project. Each display celebrates the history of the disability rights movement in Kingston, as well as highlighting the amazing contribution local disabled people have made in campaigning for positive change. The ‘Fighting for our Rights’ project has been running since November 2016, and has captured the stories of 23 prominent disabled campaigners and supporters through oral history interviews, displays and a new website

Starting at Kingston Museum, the tour will then move to the United Reformed Church before finishing at the History Centre in Kingston’s Guildhall. Tea and coffee will be provided at the Rose Theatre café after the tour for anyone who would like to attend.

The tour will be delivered by a professional audio describer from VocalEyes, and is generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Cost: Free, but booking is essential. You are invited to bring a guest with you, also free of charge, to assist with moving between sites.

KCIL staff will also be on hand to assist. We expect the tour to last been 1-2 hours.

To book your place, please contact Jen Kavanagh at KCIL on 0208 546 9603 or by email at [email protected].

Details of where we will meet will be sent once booking has been made.

Image caption: Disability campaigners on the streets of Kingston in the 1990s

Booking contact number 0208 546 9603 Booking contact email [email protected]


Kingston Museum

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