We’re delighted to be taking part in a county-wide celebration of the Paralympic legacy, ten years on from the 2012 games.
Together We Build is a project to share the story of the Paralympics, the forerunner of which Dr Guttmann started in Stoke Mandeville in the 1940s; now known all over the world. 10 disabled Community Curators have been recruited to choose objects from the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, Buckinghamshire Archives, Discover Bucks Museum and Waddesdon Manor’s collections. These items will be displayed across the County in cultural venues. None of these objects have been on display before.
We’re thrilled to be hosting the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic torch, which was chosen by our community curator Daniel Pentony. The torch will be on display in our Foyer from 9th September to 4th November.
In addition to the display, local artist Guy Morris will be leading an accessible art workshop on 15th October. Also titled ‘Together We Build’, the class will show students how to create text-based art to express your own message of what the Paralympic movement represents to you. Guy will work with attendees to think of positive messages based around the spirit of the Paralympics.