Sanctuary (Film Screening)

You are warmly invited to the Disability History Month and International Day of Disabled Persons screening of Sanctuary, taking place at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds.

The screening of Sanctuary has been organised by the Centre for Disability Studies and the Centre for Law & Social Justice at the University of Leeds. 

Followed by Q&A with Director Len Collin, Professor Gerard Quinn (University of Leeds) and representatives from CHANGE, Leeds.

Sanctuary is an award-winning film set in Galway which follows the relationship between Larry and Sophie, two disabled individuals, who, aided by their support worker Tom, escape from a day trip to the cinema to spend time together at a hotel. The film is a humorous and moving account of their relationship, as well as the wider friendships in the group out on the trip to the cinema, and raises challenging questions about the role of the law and society in these relationships. The main cast are from the Blue Teapot Theatre Company, a theatre company based in Galway for people with intellectual disabilities.

You can find out more about the film on the official website.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Len Collin, alongside Professor Gerard Quinn from the Centre for Disability Studies/Centre for Law & Social Justice, and representatives from CHANGE. CHANGE are a learning disability rights charity based in Leeds.

The screening will be fully accessible with audio description and subtitles available. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements.

An easy read version of the programme is available here.

All are very welcome to attend what is set to be a great evening of film and discussion.

Entry is free but donations are welcome on the door.

You can register for the film here.

Location Information

The film will be shown at Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD.

If you have any queries about this event, please contact for further information.


Doors 5.30pm

Film- 6pm

Q&A- 7.30-8.15pm

Registration is required in advance for this event.