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Celebrate Us! – Free Concert, Christchurch, 2 December

Celebrate Us! – Free Concert, Christchurch, 2 December

Celebrate Us! is a free high quality concert presented by CCS Disability Action Southern Region and Play It Strange. The concert will be held on Saturday 2 December 2017 in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. All levels of planning, organisation, and delivery of Celebrate Us! will showcase partnership and inclusion between disabled and non-disabled people.

Celebrate Us! will take place in Christchurch on the 2nd of December 2017 from 1-8pm on the corner of Madras and Gloucester Streets. We’re expecting over 2000 people to attend the event, and it will be streamed live online.

The day will feature the talents of:

- Mel Parsons and band
- Tuhoi Henry
- Cam Dawson
- Ruby Fusion
- Marley Sola
- Ashy Batchelor
- D.A. Dub
- Jono Boyle
- Chiznelwood Rock Bands
- Jonathan Petty

and more!

We will keep updating our webpage right up to the event at and you can join our Facebook event at

The aims of the concert are:

• To take leadership in the community in demonstrating inclusive and accessible events.

• To host a concert in Ōtautahi Christchurch that demonstrates the undiscovered talents of disabled musicians.

• To have well-known and lesser known musicians collaborate.

• To partner with non-disability related organisations to show the community that inclusiveness and diversity is something to be valued.

The executive team of Celebrate Us! is made up of disabled and non-disabled staff members of CCS Disability Action Southern and Mike Chunn, CEO of Play It Strange and formerly of Split Enz and Citizen Band acclaim. We are interested in forming partnerships with organisations who believe in our vision and are able to contribute to the event financially or in kind.

We are looking for musicians with a high level of talent (discovered or undiscovered) to join us on the day including people who experience impairment or disability. If you know someone who may be interested, they can follow this link to express their interest

Help us make the day shine by making a donation!

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