DOA party at Hamleys
they are coming to save the world!
During ordinary time, they occasionally save also the day from a grey play-alone summer morning. And that’s what happened on Sunday the 26th of June.
At 10am, the doors of Hamleys in Regent Street opened to welcome a jumping and excited crowd of superheroes, all coming down to the city centre to celebrate the pre-launch of the comic book Department of Ability.
Feeling a bit powerless without my superhero outfit – sad thing when you rush out of the door and forget it under a huge pile of unworn clothes (you know, to keep it well hidden to protect your secret identity!) -, I had though the chance to see colourfully equipped kids playing, running, quizzing all over the 4 toys-packed floors.
While pointing the lens everywhere among the shoulders of spellbound children – as well as grown-ups, like me! – stilt walkers, magicians, and jugglers wandered around playing their tricks.
|DOA colouring book|
Among the guests, not to forget M.B.E. Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft, Paralympian Sam Ruddock and TV’s Bad Education star Jack Binstead.
Organized and supported by the charity Strongbones, the party celebrated once again the beauty in disabilities and the strong powers these children have, for their families and the whole society.
I previously met Dan White, writer and creator of the Department of Ability. Here you can find the interview and a bit more of insight into the project.