International Day of People with Disabilities marketplace at Leeds City Museum

International Day of Disabled People Celebration Event


30 November 2023

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue Leeds City Museum

You’re invited! Celebrate International Day of Disabled People at our Marketplace event on Thursday 30 November at Leeds City Museum.

This year’s theme is Transformation, Innovation and Inclusion.

Leeds for All invites you to celebrate the contribution of Disabled people to Leeds. International Day of Disabled People (IDODP) is an international day that is celebrated every year on 3 December. This is the 5th year that Leeds has organised a collaborative event to mark this special day.

The Leeds for All Marketplace will have a good mix of community-based organisations and services showcased. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with people from different local groups and with different providers. At this year’s event there will also be an opportunity to join interactive workshops and activities, as well as a quiet/sensory room. We hope to create a welcoming space for reflection, connection, acceptance and challenge.


Many thanks to all those local organisations who put in stall holder applications to have a space at our marketplace, we have been lucky enough to get more applications than we have space for this year!

There will now be over 25 organisations from Health and Wellbeing, Learning Disability and Physical and Sensory Impairment represented in the Broderick Hall on the 30 November. The marketplace will be open all day from 11am – 3pm and we look forwards to seeing you there!

Speakers and interactive activities on the day

Alongside The Lord Mayor of Leeds and Councillor Kevin Ritchie we have two extra special guest speakers:

  • Jodie Boyd-Ward: Leeds Rhinos Wheelchair Rugby Captain
  • Craig Grimes: Managing Director of Experience Community CIC, Leeds

On the day there will be inclusive activities which you can watch, listen to, or take part in to have a go! These are being run by:

  • Yorkshire Dance
  • Active Leeds, Yorkshire Cricket
  • The Feel Good Circus
  • There will also be a quiet/sensory room open throughout the day for anyone to use when they are feeling overwhelmed or need a break.

Please note: Carers, Personal Assistants and Support Workers are welcome to assist with any of these activities.

The event is open to all and the museum is fully accessible with a Changing Places Toilet on the 3rd floor. We promote a safe and inclusive environment for all of our visitors.

You can find out more information on access here.

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