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February 2019

Downright Marvellous! – United Kingdom

February 1 - April 4
York Explore – Library and Archive, Library Square
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7DS United Kingdom

Artist Sue Clayton and photographer David Kenward collaborate once more to present an exhibition of their work celebrating Down Syndrome. Over fifteen portraits of children and adults with Down Syndrome have been painted by Sue. David (who has DS) presents his outstanding photographer. This event is free and located in the cafe area at this popular central location.On Sunday 17th March between 12-3pm, Sue invites all ages to come along and print some sock bunting ready to be displayed throughout…

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March 2019

Theater performance and authors reading for World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Czech Republic

March 16
Office of the Public Defender of Rights, Údolní 39
Brno, 602 00 Czech Republic

Theater performance "Kdopak by se toho bál?" (performing actors are mostly persons with Down syndrome) and authors reading by Marek Orko Vácha and Milan Kosmák. The main programme will be accompanied by activities for children.

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WDSD Geneva 2019

March 20 - March 21
United Nations – Geneva, Palais des Nations
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland

"Leave no one behind" For World Down Syndrome Day 2019, Down Syndrome International will support people with Down syndrome to speak up about their rights at the United Nations in Geneva. We will organise a side event to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event is aimed at providing self-advocates with Down syndrome with an opportunity to speak up about employment. There will be activities over 2 days: 20…

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L’école de la vie (projection film documentaire et débat) – Belgium

March 20
IHECS, Auditoire Velge, Rue de l'Étuve 58-60 1000 Bruxelles
Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1000 Belgium

Dans le cadre de la Journée Mondiale de la Trisomie 21, Inclusion Down et Éducation sans limites asbl s’associent pour vous inviter à la projection du film documentaire « L’école de la vie ». Synopsis Anita, Rita, Ricardo et Andrès forment une bande de copains trisomiques qui partage les bancs de la même école depuis 40 ans. Mais ils aspirent à une autre vie. Ils voudraient juste pouvoir faire comme tout le monde : être autonome, gagner de l’argent, se…

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Coffee Morning for World Down Syndrome Day – Ireland

March 20
The Sweep Bar, Kilmeaden
Co. Waterford, Ireland

A Coffee Morning with scones and Live music from Bim Connors and a raffle with some lovely prizes. All proceeds going to the Waterford and South Kilkenny Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland and going to help our wonderful kids. It will be a lovely event. 10 am to 12 noon Wednesday 20th March.

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Lots Of Socks party for World Down Syndrome Day – Turkey

March 20
Lüleburgaz Belediyesi, Babaeski Yolu 5. KM küme evler mevkii no:14
Lüleburgaz, Kirklareli 39750 Turkey

Our Event has three parts: 1-Lots of Socks party. 2- WDSD 2019 hand painting at WDSD memory wall. 3-WDSD awareness walking at the city centre and distribution of the WDSD flyers.

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Marburg feiert den Welt-Down-Syndrom-Tag 2019 Signale setzen – „Socken rocken“! – Germany

March 21
Marburg, Marktplatz
Marburg, 35037 Germany

Marburg feiert den Welt-Down-Syndrom-Tag 2019 Signale setzen – „Socken rocken“! Eine Viertelmillion Schweden! Warum tragen jedes Jahr am 21.3. eine Viertelmillion Schweden zwei verschiedene Socken? Die Initiative „Rocka sockorna“ geht auf ein kleines Mädchen zurück: „Anders zu sein ist gut“, erklärt Nathea Anemyr im Fernsehen. „Meine Schwester hat das Down-Syndrom und ich werde traurig, wenn ich all die Schimpfworte über Menschen wie sie höre.“ Anders zu sein ist gut! - Lasst niemanden zurück! Zum vierten Mal lassen wir in Marburg…

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Trisomie 21 : vivire mieux (Trisomy 21: a better life) – France

March 21
Angers, Mars 21: Larrey Auditorium, Hospital, 4 rue Larrey, Angers, France Mars 22 &23: Volney Auditorium, Law University, 2 rue de Rennes, Angers, France
Angers, Pays de la Loire 49100 France

This is the 14th event organized by AFRT and partners. It will include:- an introduction on Down Syndrome for medical students - talks on recent research in biology and medecin -debates about inclusion More information on https://www.afrt.fr

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Guinness World Record attempt – United Kingdom

March 21
Carlisle College Sports Hall, Victoria Place
Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1HS United Kingdom

We would like people to join us at 12 noon on World Down Syndrome day, March 21st, to attempt to break The Guiness World Record for Most Odd Socks worn at one time. The event will take place in Carlisle College's sports hall. Socks must be showing for 5 minutes, Guiness world records ask that people wear shorts or skirts to ensure socks are visible at all times during the record attempt. Carlisle Mencap will be joining us and there…

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Tea for 21 Party – Scotland

March 22
Down’s Syndrome Scotland Offices, Riverside House 502 Gorgie Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH11 3AF United Kingdom

Join us in our office for cake, tea and a good old natter. Meet some of our team and help us celebrate Down's Syndrome Awareness Week. We'll have tea and cakes set up in the board room all day and we'd love to see you there to join our Tea for 21 party and celebrate Awareness Week.

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