Haverhill to screen film in celebration of World Down’s Syndrome Day

The Haverhill Arts Centre
The Haverhill Arts Centre

In celebration of World Down’s Syndrome Day, on Sunday Haverhill Arts Centre will be showing My Feral Heart, a British film about a young man with Down’s Syndrome which confounds expectations about disability.

Ruth Bayne, a Haverhill mother-of-three, one of whom has Down’s Syndrome, contacted the Arts Centre to request the film, in which Stephen Brandon stars as fiercely independent Luke, be screened.

She said: “Steve Brandon is a talented young actor, who happens to have DS. It is wonderful to see his talent recognised, and we hope that his acting ability will help people see that life with an extra chromosome does not mean that life is limited or less.

“Our daughter with DS is just as lovely, warm, funny, naughty and grumpy as any other child of nine, and our family life is enriched because of her, not in spite of her.”

Tickets to the 4pm film showing cost £4.50.

Call 01440 714140 or visit www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk.