19th November to 15th December
Together Festival East London

November 21, 2014 by richard

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FESTIVAL CALENDAR

12 November 2014 (to 15 January 2015) ART: Solo exhibition by Cedoux Kadima at The Hub, 123 Star Lane, London E16 4PZ. 020 3373 0750. Call for opening hours.
19 November 2014 (to 31 January 2015) ART: Together! 2014 Open Exhibition by locally based disabled artists at Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. Call for opening hours.

Wednesday 19 November 2014 6.30-9pm ART/PARTY: Opening of the Together! 2014 Open Exhibition and festival launch party with Starpad DJs and Act Up Newham at Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. BSL Interpreted.

Saturday 22 November (daytime) STREET ART: Celebrate the official start of Disability History Month with Natural Diversions in central Stratford.

24 November 2014 (to 15 January 2015) ART: Solo exhibition by Ian Farrant featuring portraits of disabled athletes and other work at Grassroots, Memorial Park, 66 Memorial Avenue, West Ham, London E15 3DB. 020 7474 6376. Call for opening hours.

Wednesday 26 November 2014, 3pm & 7pm MUSIC: Krip Hop Nation workshop and performance at Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. BSL Interpreted.

Monday 1 December 2014 7-9pm MUSIC: Together! Music Club with Kate Portal and Baluji Shrivastav at the RC Centre, Vincent Street, Canning Town, London E16 1LZ. BSL Interpreted.

Wednesday 3 December 2014 (all day) ART: Participatory art event celebrating International Day of Disabled People with The Hands Project and international e-conferencing at Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685.

Thursday and Friday 4-5 December 2014 11am-3pm FILM: Animation workshop with David Proud at McGrath Centre, John Barnes Walk, McGrath Road, Stratford, London. E15 4SZ. 0203 3731801.

Friday 5-Sunday 7 December 2014 (6-8pm on 5th; 12-8pm on 6th & 7th)FILM: Together! Disability Film Festival at Old Town Hall, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. Click here for further details.

Tuesday 9 December 2014 11am-2pm CULTURE: Disability History Day with Newham Disabled Reps Forum at St Mark’s Community Centre, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, London E6 5YA.

Saturday 13 December 2014 (2.30pm and 7pm) COMEDY: ‘Sit-down’ comedy workshop and performance with The Wheelchair from Hell, Kate Caryer and Angry Fish. The House Mill, Three Mills Island, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3 3DU. 020 8980 4626. BSL Interpreted.

Saturday 13 December 2014 12pm KIDS: relaxed performance of One Snowy Night at Discover, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ. Click here for further details. NB: This is a paid-for production – £9 adults; £7 children; £27.50 family of four plus £5 per additional child; under-2s go free.

Sunday 14 December 2014 3.30pm KIDS: BSL-interpreted performance of One Snowy Night at Discover, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ. Click here for further details. NB: This is a paid-for production – £9 adults; £7 children; £27.50 family of four plus £5 per additional child; under-2s go free.

Sunday 14 December 2014 2pm MUSIC: Together! Recycled Band Concert at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (South Plaza). BSL Interpreted.

Sunday 14 December 2014 3-5pm LGBT/PARTY: LGBTea Party with Regard at Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, E15 4HW. 0207 420 4986. BSL Interpreted.

Monday 15 December 2014 7-9pm POETRY/PARTY: Together! Pop-up Poetry Club launch their anthology at a very special edition of the Pop-up Poetry Café, where we also celebrate the end of the festival. At The Hub, 123 Star Lane, London E16 4PZ. 020 3373 0750. BSL Interpreted.



Scope End the Awkward Campaign

November 20, 2014 by richard

Three short TV adverts on how to respect disabled people. Form a good talking point for discussion.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wG_p7nc3wk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE2HgtoOE7g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX84nJoP4zc



Prospect the Union Information on 2014 UKDHM

by richard

Prospect published a briefing on UKDHM which contains some good resources that they have produced. Download it here



Resources to prevent disablist language based bullying

November 17, 2014 by richard

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UKDHM Supports Anti Bullying Week 17th to 21st November 2014
The focus of this year’s Anti Bullying Week is on disabled children and young people and those with SEN who experience the highest rates of bullying and harassment in our schools and colleges.
Resources for schools about challenging disablist language:
The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement. To challenge it requires a consistent whole school approach involving staff, pupils, parents and carers. All members of the school community need to be equipped to always challenge and explain why such language is unacceptable.
ABA have created 10 top tips with World of Inclusion about how you can challenge disablist language in schools.

10 Tips on Tackling Disablist Language Based Bullying in Schools

The ABA with UK Disability History Month have produced a resource for teachers .
Teacher resource – the history of disability harassment and bullying (classroom ideas)
Challenging Bullying and Harassment of Disabled People

We can stop bullying: worksheet for teachers
This resource was written by the Alliance for Inclusive Education as part of their How was school? series of worksheets. It was written to support Anti-Bullying Week and is endorsed by ABA. It explores disabled people experiences of being bullied when they were at school and gives classroom activity ideas.

We can stop bullying: worksheet for teachers



Anti Bullying Week Supported by UKDHM

by richard

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UKDHM Supports Anti Bullying Week 17th to 21st November 2014
The focus of this year’s Anti Bullying Week is on disabled children and young people and those with SEN who experience the highest rates of bullying and harassment in our schools and colleges.
Resources for schools about challenging disablist language:
The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement. To challenge it requires a consistent wholeschool approach involving staff, pupils, parents and carers. All members of the school community need to be equipped to always challenge and explain why such language is unacceptable.
ABA have created 10 top tips with World of Inclusion about how you can challenge disablist language in schools.
http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/media/12271/10-tips-on-tackling-disablist-language-based-bullying-in-school-final-nov14.pdf
The ABA with UK Disability History Month have produced a resource for teachers .
Teacher resource – the history of disability harassment and bullying (classroom ideas)
http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/media/10881/Challenging-Bullying-and-harassment-of-disabled-people-FINAL.pdf
We can stop bullying: worksheet for teachers
This resource was written by the Alliance for Inclusive Education as part of their How was school? series of worksheets. It was written to support Anti-Bullying Week and is endorsed by ABA. It explores disabled people experiences of being bullied when they were at school and gives classroom activity ideas.
We can stop bullying: worksheet for teachers
http://howwasschool.org.uk/resource_type/additional-worksheets/
See UK Disability History Month for many more resources www.ukdhm.org



Colin Barnes on Social Model of Disability producedd by UCU for Disability History Month

by richard

UCU produced a film as a contribution to Disability History Month (22 November to 22 December). We have aimed to make this film accessible to all members and welcome any feedback. Please use this film to commemorate Disability History and as a trade union and teaching resource to raise awareness of the importance of the social model of disability.

http://www.ucu.org.uk/1938
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Disability Now Article Disability History Month

November 13, 2014 by richard

http://disabilitynow.org.uk/article/war-and-disability-century-conflict



Home Front Medicine and Rehabilitation in WWI

by richard

The full series is called World Ward One At Home. Below are a list of episodes (with summaries) which relate specifically to disabled veterans.

Erskine Hospital Glasgow Prosthetics
Abbey Manor Evesham Private Nursing Home BBc
Queen Alexandra Hospital Home-limbless BBC
York disabled soldiers BBC
Ashworth Hospital Liverpool Shell Shock BBC
Brindley Heath Staffordshire Shell Shock
Spalding Lincolnshire Art Therapy Rehabilitation
St Dunstans Blind Vetrans UK
Standard Hill Nottingham expands to accommodate disabled soldiers
Manaton Devon , War Disabled and John Galsworthy



24th November 11am–3pm
Bristol Unite SW Disabled Members’ Event

November 5, 2014 by richard

Unite the Union

Speaker from UKDHM: Roddy Slorrach
Open to the public.

Unite The Union,
Tony Benn House
Victoria Street
Bristol BS1 6AY

Contact to reserve a place: Karen Cole
South West Regional Education and Equalities Officer

e-mail: karen.cole@unitetheunion.org
Direct Line: 0117 370 1274



Anti War Cartoons from Dave Lupton produced for Vetrans for Peace

by richard

Dave Lupton says these can be used for UKDHM activities/publicity as long as he and Veterans for Peace are credited

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