Disability History Legacy Series

November 26, 2015 by admin
    • “The Accessibles – Our Time is Now”, New Comic Book created by Young Disabled People Taking Action Group in Manchester. Featuring time travelling disabled young characters exploring past and present approaches to disability. Developed with local artist Jim Medway.  http://jimmedway.com/education/
    • Stories and highlights from 30 years of disability campaigning in Manchester, by GMCDP and other disabled individuals who collectively, have influenced and shaped developments and understanding about disabled peoples lives and inclusion at local and national level.

3rd December 2015 to 1st January 2016

VENUE: Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester City Centre, 1st Floor

Booking/Price: FREE no booking required. See website http://www.librarylive.co.uk/visit/

Time: Mon-Thurs 9am – 8pm Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 5pm, Sunday closed.



Disability Film Season at HOME

by admin
  •  Monday 7th December: Film showing – Diving Bell and Butterfly” (2007)
  •  Tuesday 15 December:  Short Films –  Mandy”(1952) and “Dear Anna” (2011), followed by an expert discussion panel to help audiences debate and consider the way disabled people have been portrayed on film past and present.

 

Film Panel members: (Chair) Ewa Hanna Mazierska, Professor of Contemporary Cinema at UCLAN, local disabled actress Ali Briggs & Phil Samphire from GMCDP.

 

VENUE: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place Manchester

Booking/Price: See website for details.  http://homemcr.org/cinema/

Time: Films showing start at 6.10pm



Launch UKDHM & International Day of Disabled People

by admin

Featuring a preview of Disability History Legacy Series Exhibitions by GMCDP and their Young Disabled People Taking Action Group. With entertainment by Miss Dennis Queen (local disability singer/songwriter) and light refreshments provided.  Opened by Councillor Tracey Rawlins, Lead Member for Disability, with closing remarks by Martin Pagel, former Deputy Leader of MCC and a veteran of disability rights campaigning in Manchester.

 

VENUE: Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester City Centre, 1st Floor

Booking/Price: FREE no booking required. See website http://www.librarylive.co.uk/visit/

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm



Now You See Us

November 25, 2015 by admin

‘NOW YOU SEE US – DISABLED WOMEN TALK ABOUT VISIBILITY, EMPOWERMENT AND EQUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE’

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 from 12:15 to 14:30 (GMT)

The Pavilion, Main Quad
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom



In a Nutshell

November 17, 2015 by admin

In a Nutshell – an autistic’s perspective on working in health and social care settings

Date: 8 December 2015
Time: 11:30–12:30
Location: BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus

Event Description:

“Autism is characterised as a disability with difficulties relating to social and sensory fluency”

“Disability is an unfortunate word because many interpret it to mean that a person with a disability isincompetent. However, what disabled really means is: not functioning as expected.” (Denyse King)

In this lunch break sized talk Denyse King explains what difficulties in social and sensory fluency really means in relation to working in health and social care, and explores how someone who functions differently is able to work as effectively as other colleagues in this diverse field.

Biography

I am a registered midwifery lecturer teaching midwifery two days per week, and a registered public health practitioner, working two days per week for my local Public Health Department. I also write for adults and children (http://www.djkirkby.co.uk/), am a patron of reading (http://www.deekirkby.co.uk/patron-of-reading/), an event director for a weekly 2k junior parkrun which regularly attracts 80+ participants (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/eastney-juniors/), and the link midwife for the Fibromyalgia UK Association. I enjoy competing in duathlons and am training to take up the challenge of my first triathlon. At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger syndrome, in addition to dyslexia and dyspraxia (which definitely explains a lot of things including why I can’t read a tube map).

 

Parking information for Executive Business Centre: There is no parking available at the Executive Business Centre, for information on how to reach the University please visit our website. The nearest pay and display parking is located on Cotlands Road.

How to get to BUDirections, parking & maps 



Together! 2015 Disability Film Festival

November 12, 2015 by admin

Together! 2015 Disability Film Festival
(6-8pm on 11 December; 12-8pm on 12 & 13 December. 

This unique free festival brings together films from across the world which have been made by disabled filmmakers or that have central disabled characters (who may be played by non-disabled people). The film festival takes place as part of the Together! 2015 Disability History Month Festival. The national theme this Month is ‘The portrayal of disability: then and now’ – with many of our films being newly released or premieres, we are very much of the now!
The many highlights include Donna Lipowitz’s highly entertaining Cat Show (12 December), Michael Achtman’s short drama Awake (12 December) and Maria Oshodi’s comedy-horror Z-Eye-Z (13 December), all newly released, with the Saturday night feature (6.15pm) being Shonali Bose’s groundbreaking Indian drama Margarita with a straw (pictured), and Sunday night the Thai martial arts film Chocolate (6.30pm). You can download the full programme here: http://www.together2012.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/togfilm15.pdf

Old Town Hall Stratford,

29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ.
020 3373 7033 / 07791 291 685.

Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible).
Bus routes include 25, 69, 86, D8, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, N8, N86, 010, A9, 741 & UL1.

Blue Badge holders can prebook parking; others are advised to use the (old) Stratford shopping centre carpark.

Visit our website www.together2012.org.uk for details of the full programme.



Film making workshop ‘Telling a story without words’.

by admin

Thursday 10 & Friday 11 December 2015 11am-3pm: 
Film making workshop ‘Telling a story without words’. St Luke’s Community Centre

89 Tarling Road Canning Town London E16 1HN. 

Nearest tube and DLR: Canning Town (fully accessible).

Bus routes: 541, 241, 325, 678, 5, 115, 276, 300, 330.
Street parking. 

This workshop takes place as part of the Together! 2015 Disability Film Festival.



Newham Together Festival 2015 20th November to 16th December

November 3, 2015 by richard

Doc5

Events Calendar 20 November-16 December 2015

 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & DO NOT REQUIRE PRE-BOOKING* 

 

Friday 20 November 2015 6.30-9pm: Together! 2015 Open Exhibition and Festival launch party. The Hub, 123 Star Lane, Canning Town, London E16 4PZ. Nearest DLR station: Star Lane (fully accessible). Nearest tube station: Canning Town (fully accessible). Bus routes include 69, 115, 5, 330, 300. Limited street parking. The Open Exhibition brings together work by amateur, community, semi-professional and professional disabled artists with a Newham connection. Continuing until 15 January, the galleries are open from 9am-9pm.

 

Saturday 21 November 2015 3.30pm: Penny Pepper: Lost in Spaces. Old Town Hall Stratford, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Bus routes include 25, 69, 86, D8, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, N8, N86, 010, A9, 741 & UL1. Blue Badge holders can prebook parking; others are advised to use the (old) Stratford shopping centre carpark. This is the final date of the national tour of this outstanding one-woman show.

 

Thursday 26 November 2015 2.30pm & 7pm: Signdance Collective International open workshop (2.30pm) followed by performance of Carthage. Old Town Hall Stratford, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Bus routes include 25, 69, 86, D8, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, N8, N86, 010, A9, 741 & UL1. Blue Badge holders can prebook parking; others are advised to use the (old) Stratford shopping centre carpark. This powerful Afro-Cuban dance-theatre work by Caridad Svich explores the subject of slavery and human trafficking and integrates sign language into the performance.

 

Thursday 3 December 2015 2.30pm: Street Art performance in central Stratford to celebrate International Day of Disabled People with Together! artists and Natural Diversions.

 

Monday 7 December 2015 7-9pmTogether! Music Club with special guests Jo-anne Cox & Walton McClaren. River Centre, Vincent Street, Canning Town, London E16 1LZ. Nearest DLR and Jubilee Line station: Canning Town (fully accessible). Nearest bus stop: Canning Town station. Street parking. The Music Club meets on the first Monday of each month.

 

Tuesday 8 December 2015 10am-2pm: Local History Day with Newham Disabled Reps Forum. St Mark’s Community Centre, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, London E6 5YA. Nearest DLR: Beckton. Nearby bus routes include the 101, 173, 262, 300 and 474. Limited Blue Badge parking.

 

Thursday 10 & Friday 11 December 2015 11am-3pm: Film making workshop ‘Telling a story without words’. St Luke’s Community Centre, 89 Tarling Road Canning Town London E16 1HN. Nearest tube and DLR: Canning Town (fully accessible). Bus routes: 541, 241, 325, 678, 5, 115, 276, 300, 330. Street parking. This workshop takes place as part of the Together! 2015 Disability Film Festival.

 

Friday 11 – Sunday 13 December 2015Together! 2015 Disability Film Festival (6-8pm on 11 December; 12-8pm on 12 & 13 December. Old Town Hall Stratford, 29 The Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ. 020 3373 7033 /07791 291 685. Nearest tube, overground and DLR stations: Stratford (fully accessible). Bus routes include 25, 69, 86, D8, 104, 108, 158, 238, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, N8, N86, 010, A9, 741 & UL1. Blue Badge holders can prebook parking; others are advised to use the (old) Stratford shopping centre carpark. Visit our website www.together2012.org.uk for details of the full programme.

 

Wednesday 16 December 2015 2pm: Poetry workshop with Sean Burn. The Hub, 123 Star Lane, Canning Town, London E16 4PZ. Nearest DLR station: Star Lane (fully accessible). Nearest tube station: Canning Town (fully accessible). Bus routes include 69, 115, 5, 330, 300. Limited street parking.

 

Wednesday 16 December 2015 6.30-9pmClosing party, with performance poetry by Sean Burn at 7pm. The Hub, 123 Star Lane, Canning Town, London E16 4PZ. Nearest DLR station: Star Lane (fully accessible). Nearest tube station: Canning Town (fully accessible). Bus routes include 69, 115, 5, 330, 300. Limited street parking.

 

Our usual weekly poetry and art workshops continue at The Hub on Wednesday mornings from 10.30-12 noon (poetry) and Friday afternoons from 2.4pm (drawing and painting).

 

For more information visit our website at www.together2012.org.uk, like us on Facebook at together2012cic, follow us on Twitter @ukdpctogether, email info@together2012.org.uk or phone 07973 252751.

 

*Groups of 5+ please contact us in advance to arrange reservations.



Scapegoats – Disability Hate Crime and the Media

by richard

Scapegoats – Disability Hate Crime and the Media

Monday 1st December 2015 at 12.30pm

FDA Head Office, 8 Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

 

In support of this year’s Disability History Month, the FDA and CPS Disabled Staff Network are arranging an event around this years theme of Disability and the Media.

 

Starting with a networking lunch at 12.30pm, the event will begin at 1.30pm and hear from speakers including,

–      Katharine Quarmby, campaigning journalist and author of ‘Scapegoat’

–      Stephen Brookes, founder of the Disability Hate Crime Network and NUJ activist

–      Ann Novis, Disability Hate Crime lead for DPAC and Inclusion London.

 

The event will end by 4pm when there will be an opportunity for some further networking.  There is limited space at this event, so if you are interested in attending please email FDAs Organiser, Becky Billington at rebecca@fda.org.uk.

 



PCS Yorkshire & the Humber Disability Network event

October 25, 2015 by admin

Thursday 26th November, 11.00 to 2.00.

Combat Stress (http://www.combatstress.org.uk/) will be attending on the day. They will be holding a stall and giving a talk on the support they provide for Veterans with mental ill-health.

The event is open to the public and there will be a free buffet. All welcome!

Venue: PCS Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Office, 3rd Floor, Town Centre House, Merrion Centre, Leeds LS2 8LY

Event contact: Michael Docherty, Tel: 07814226878 michaeljohndoch@hotmail.co.uk