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Be a Part of the Exciting Activities at this Year’s Disability Awareness Festival (DAF)

By Korgan Hucent

This year’s 2016 Disability Awareness Festival is kicking off this Sunday 14th August from 6pm at the Jingili Water Gardens, with the free screening of Penguins of Madagascar!  Food stalls will also be operating on the night, ensuring you’ll have a fabulous time!  As mentioned, this screening is the launch event for the 2016 Disability Awareness Festival, which has been a key event on the Darwin Calendar now since 2004.  Every year the festival has gotten bigger and better, and this year is certainly gearing up to look spectacular, with events running from Monday 15th August through to Saturday 3rd September.

So what does the Festival aim to do?  Put simply, it promotes access to all community events for people living with a disability and advocates for the rights of these people.  The Festival also supports the artistic, cultural and sporting aspirations of people living with a disability – people who have truly inspiring stories!

The 2016 program features a great line up of events suited for people of all ages.  Here’s a sneak peak of just some of what is on offer:

  • Visual Arts Program, Tuesday 16 August – Saturday 3 September: This exciting series of pop-up art displays will be held at the City of Darwin Libraries located in the City, Karama and Casuarina.
  • Fun Open Day, Monday 22 August: Held from 9am until 1pm at Guide Dogs NT in Fannie Bay.  A great line up of activities is scheduled!
  • Community Fun Day, Saturday 27 August: From 10am until 2pm, this fun event will be held at Lake Alexander within East Point Reserve.

For more comprehensive information about the events featuring at this year’s Disability Awareness Festival, be sure to visit: or email the Community Development Officer at City of Darwin on 08 8930 0645 or by emailing

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