Organized by Aislinn Thomas, in collaboration with MSVU Art Gallery and with support from Eyelevel, QUIET PARADE is a low-stimulation parade and celebration taking place in Kjipuktuk/Halifax as part of Nocturne 2022. As its name suggests, QUIET PARADE will be a parade but also a platform to experience a vibrant, extravagant, sensory-friendly event that embraces access as a shared and interdependent practice. QUIET PARADE seeks to embody a quiet that interrupts the noise of the city, experimenting with new ways of collectively creating and sharing space.
Date: Saturday, October 15 at 2:00pm
Location: Fort Needham Memorial Park – park map with route below
Rain Date: Sunday, October 16 at 2:00pm
While QUIET PARADE centers low-sensory accessibility, all are welcome and it is important that everyone who wishes to participate is able to do so. To help ensure an enjoyable and accessible experience for all parade attendees and participants, organizers have created an Access Guide with information on the many aspects of the parade, event site and access supports and resources available. At the parade, Access Team members will be at a Welcome Table and circulating through the site should attendees need assistance or information at any point during the event. Thank you in advance for helping to make this event accessible. QUIET PARADE takes an experimental approach to collective access and organizers hope that it will be a positive experience for all!