Comedy Performance – Laurence Clark

November 27, 2015 by admin

Wednesday 9 December, 18:30-20:00, Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre, Business School, University of Leeds, book here

A performance from comedian, actor, disability rights campaigner and alumni of the University of Leeds postgraduate Disability Studies programme Laurence Clark, who uses his productions and routines to challenge the general public’s conceptions of disabled people. This event is free to participants and is funded by the University of Leeds’ School of Law, Centre for Disability Studies and Equality and Policy Unit.

Disability and the Equality Act 2010: Seminar

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Disability and the Equality Act 2010: Removing Barriers to Equality and Human Rights Implementation?’ A Caroline Gooding Memorial Seminar

Friday 4 December, 14:00-17:00, Moot Court Room, School of Law, University of Leeds, book here

Twenty years after the enactment of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, it is becoming clear that legal aid and other reforms in England and Wales are having a significant impact on the enforcement of disability equality rights (now contained in the Equality Act 2010). This half-day seminar focuses on the nature and extent of this impact and provides a space for reflection about how disability equality law might be harnessed to contribute to driving the social change for which it was introduced.

An Evening with David Hevey

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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 at 18:00
An Evening with David Hevey

Lecture Theatre B, Rose Bowl, Leeds, United Kingdom

As part of the celebrations of UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) acclaimed journalist, filmmaker and photographer David Hevey joins us to talk about his new projects and discuss representations of disability in the media.  The evening will start with refreshments and networking, followed by the talk and then a lively Q&A Session. David will then announce the winner of our UKHDM photography competition. For more details on the competition please visit

Film Screening: ‘Yo Tambien’

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3rd December NUIT London Region 17:30

Film Showing Yo Tambien (Me Too) followed by discussion
NUT Mander Hall, 3 Mabledon Place London WC1H 9BD (opposite British Library).
Richard Rieser says “probably the best film made so far featuring disabled people”

Film Screening: ‘Lives Worth Living’

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Wednesday 2 December, 19:00, Leeds University Union, Level 2, Room 1
“Lives Worth Living” traces the development of political consciousness of US-American disability rights pioneers who realized that in order to change the world they needed to work together. Through demonstrations and inside legislative battles, the disability rights community secured equal civil rights for all disabled people in the USA. We will be screening the film and it will be followed by a brief discussion. This event is free and open to all.

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.
    • 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

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

Disability Film Season at HOME

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  •  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.

Time: Films showing start at 6.10pm

Launch UKDHM & International Day of Disabled People

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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

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Now You See Us

November 25, 2015 by admin


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.


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 (, am a patron of reading (, an event director for a weekly 2k junior parkrun which regularly attracts 80+ participants (, 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).


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