15th December 12.30pm
Unite North West, Liverpool Jack Jones House

October 27, 2014 by richard

The NW Disabled Members Committee will be holding an event at:
Unite the Union,
Jack Jones House

on Monday 15th December from 12.30pm onwards
A leaflet will be produced and circulate to communicate with communities branches



Wilfred Owen poem Analyses

October 26, 2014 by richard

Wilfred Owen

Dulce et Decorum est Poem with Analysis

Disabled Poem

Disabled Analysis by Emmeline Burdett



Podcast Disability Now UKDHM, ILF, Freud and Party Conferences

October 22, 2014 by richard

Piece for Disability Now

Ellen Clifford

Gary Boulet

Richard Rieser

Mary Laver





17th December 6–7pm
House of Commons, London: Seen but Seldom Heard

October 21, 2014 by richard

Seen but Seldom Heard: Challenging perceptions of disability through poetry and performance.

Seen but Seldom Heard‘ aims to empower a group of young disabled people with a ‘voice’ and the necessary creative skills to challenge stereotypes and engage in conversation about issues, policies and practices which affect them in their daily lives and their future aspirations.

‘Seen but Seldom Heard’ is an ‘arts activism project through which young people living with a physical disability (14-19 years) can engage in creative activities designed to encourage them to reflect on their lived experiences and power them to challenge societal perceptions of disability through poetry and performance.



Event House of Commons Wednesday 17th December 2014

6-7pm   RSVP Emma Bambury-Whitton  ebamburywhitton@bournemouth.ac.uk

Follow up see http://ukdhm.org/seen-but-seldom-heard-bournmouth-university-initiative/

Citizenship and Secondary History. These six posters were produced by the Birmingham Disability History Project

October 19, 2014 by richard

Citizenship and Secondary History.
These six posters were produced by the Birmingham Disability History Project and focus on six leading members of the British Disability Movement and their role in bringing about rights for disabled people.

Ian Stanton – Natural Born Rebel.  download
Paul Hunt – Institutions are not solutions.  download
We are not Objects of Pity – Block Telethon.  download
Vic Finklestein – Building A Movement.  download
DAN – To Boldly Go Where Everyone Else Has Gone Before.  download
Not Dead Yet – Jane Campbell.  download

Challenging bullying and harassment of disabled people in class

by admin

A document designed to give teachers information about the history of bullying and harassment of disabled people and ideas/guidance about activities for the classroom.

Supported by the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

Download it here

Scope Lesson Plans on Disablism in Twentieth Century UK

October 18, 2014 by richard

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A disability teaching pack, all based on interviews with disabled people.

See it here

Huntarian Museum of Medicine

October 17, 2014 by richard

A series of relevant events:
View them here

Until 22nd February 2015
Manchester The Sensory War

October 4, 2014 by richard

Saturday 11 October 2014 – Sunday 22 February 2015
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street Manchester M2 3JL

The Sensory War 1914-2014
This major group exhibition marking the Centenary of the First World War explores how artists have communicated the impact of military conflict on the body, mind, environment and human senses between 1914 and 2014.

The show examines how artists from 1914 onwards depicted the devastating impact of new military technologies utilised in a century of conflict beginning with the First World War. It brings together work from a range of leading artists including Henry Lamb, CRW Nevinson, Paul Nash, Otto Dix, Nancy Spero, Richard Mosse, Omer Fast and features paintings and drawings by the hibakusha; survivors of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima which were created in the 1970s and are being shown in the UK for the first time.

The First World War involved a profound re-configuration of sensory experience and perception through the invention of devastating military technologies, which destroyed human lives and altered the environment beyond recognition. Its legacy has continued and evolved through even more radical forms of destruction over the last hundred years. Throughout the century, artists have struggled to understand the true effect of modern technological warfare. While military and press photography have brought a new capacity to coldly document such lethal displays, artists found a different way of seeing.

Manchester Art Gallery has a nationally important collection of art of the First World War, which was assembled by its first director, Lawrence Haward. Taking this rich collection as the starting point, this show includes historic and contemporary art from the UK, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Algeria, Ireland, Iran, Israel and Palestine.

Open Monday–Sunday 10am–5pm
Late night opening on Thursday until 9pm

Until 25th February 2015
Leeds Thackeray Medical Museum

by richard


A new exhibition to mark the centenary of the First World War.

This thought-provoking exhibition looks at the complex relationship between medicine and conflict, and how the technologies of war drive medical advancements.

Developed with the help of veterans and servicemen and women who have their own experiences of military medicine, the exhibition looks at limb loss, hearing loss and shell shock from the First World War to modern day conflicts.

Reflect on how far technology and medicine are able to heal the body and the mind. Can recovery ever truly be achieved?

Thackray Medical Museum
141 Beckett Street, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS9 7LN