International Day of People with Disability

BoilOver Performance Ensemble members Savannah, Brendan, Justin, Andrew, Sarah, Conor and Jaymie-Lee (Damjan Janevski). 373979_01

To mark International Day of People with Disability which takes place this weekend, the Hume Global Learning Centre in Sunbury will host a free festival of performing arts.

The festival will feature an original piece of work by BoilOver Performance Ensemble called The Birds, a roving physical theatre production which recently premiered at the Melbourne Fringe.

BoilOver creative producer Carmen Maddison said the artists get the opportunity to develop their skills and their confidence each week.

“Group members are continually pushing their boundaries of artistic expression as well as building their strength and flexibility,” Ms Maddison said.

“[This enables] them to advance their aerial and lift techniques which we often use as part of our productions.”

Sunbury-based inclusive theatre company, BoilOver, was established over 14 years ago and is a program of Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health.

It is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has an interest in the performing arts and can be accessed through a National Disability Insurance Scheme plan.

There will also be a performance of Momentum by the Women’s Circus as well as stalls, workshops and other entertainment.

The festival is an opportunity for both those with disability and the broader community to come together to celebrate diversity and inclusion and recognise the valuable contribution people with disability make to the arts.

The International Day of People with Disability Festival takes place on Saturday, December 2, at the Hume Global Learning Centre, 44 Macedon Street, Sunbury. Doors open at 10am.

If you are interested in joining BoilOver, you can call Carmen Maddison on 9744 4455 or email

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