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January 2020

Downright Marvellous at Large

January 14 - March 21
Pocklington Arts Centre, Market Place Pocklington
York, YO42 2AR United Kingdom

Celebrating diversity and originality, award winning artist Sue Clayton presents portraits featuring adults who have Down Syndrome. Clayton's vibrant and expressive brushstrokes capture the vitality and joy of her subject's as they labour, compete and have fun. The exhibition features 12 portraits of adults with Down Syndrome at work or play, plus a giant pair of hand knitted odd socks made out of colourful knitted squares donated by members of the public. Free entry (during PAC opening hours only).

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March 2020

WDSD Geneva 2020

March 19 - March 20
United Nations – Geneva, Palais des Nations
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
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"We Decide" Down Syndrome International (DSi) is organising another event at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva for World Down Syndrome Day 2020. We want to give people with Down syndrome an opportunity to speak up on the theme "We Decide" to members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, government officials, and civil society representatives. Please note that the date of the event is likely to be Thursday 19 March-Friday 20 March due to WDSD falling on…

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Festival de la Trisomie 21

March 19 - March 22
Festival de la Trisomie 21, Centre Culturel de Uccle rue Rouge 47
Uccle, Brussels 1180 Belgium

A festival to promote World DS Day in the French-Speaking part of Belgium by showing it as festive, fun, dynamic and positive, while including pedagogical, educational, and scientific elements. 03/19: a day for schools to bring their pupils to watch the musical tale Le Soldat Rose, 03/20: a day with 2 Round Tables: one on Speech Therapy and one on Inclusive Schooling, followed by a documentary about inclusive schooling and a performance of Le Soldat Rose; evening: the one-woman show…

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Various events on World Down Syndrome Day 2020 at the library

March 21
Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg / public library, Gewerbemuseumsplatz 4 90403 Nürnberg
Nürnberg, Bavaria 90403 Germany

Including bestseller presentation of the book "Mit anderen Augen" by Fabian Sixtus Körner, musical performance on Veeh-harp, a play by a "special" theater group, make-up and crafting for kids, picture book presentation for children and an exhibition of portraits to demonstrate joyful library life without boundaries. Cooperating with the Down Syndrome Center of the region. Feel welcome and enjoy...

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Exmouth Does World Down Syndrome Day

March 21
Ocean, Ocean Queen's Drive
Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AY United Kingdom

On Saturday 21st March DSi & DSA will be hosting a family party in Exmouth from 2pm to 6pm in the Ocean Suite at Ocean. This is an inclusive event so everyone is welcome. We will be joined by Simon Croft of Sicro Magic who will provide a magic show, dancing, games and balloon modelling. We will also have a Disco and a face painter. (the best paints which are of industry standard, non-toxic and hypoallergenic; safe for even the…

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Lots os Socks activities gathering

March 21
Child Developmenmt Centre Cambridge University Hospital, Child Development Centre Hills road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 0QQ United Kingdom

Families from across the Cambridge region have been invited to gather to celebrate World Downs Syndrome Day, with refreshments and activities, including crafts, music and entertainment relating to lots of socks.

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Defeat Dementia in Down’s Syndrome: Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

March 21
Downing College, Regent Street
Cambridge, CB2 1DQ United Kingdom

The Down's Syndrome Research Group would like to invite you to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with us at our Open Day event: Defeating Dementia in Down's Syndrome Why do some people with Down’s syndrome have memory problems when they get older? Sometimes this is because they have Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists think that Alzheimer’s dementia is caused by abnormal proteins in the brain called amyloid and tau. The Down’s Syndrome Research Group is interested in looking at how these abnormal…

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