Mass Observation Archive: Diary Day

November 17, 2016 by admin

As part of International Day of People with Disabilities the Mass Observation Archive is inviting people to get involved and keep a day diary on the 3rd December 2016.

The Mass Observation Archive has been recording everyday life in Britain since 1937 and we have collected material relating to a variety of topics and people’s experiences. We continue to do this today through our panel of writers and our May 12th Diary Day when members of the public can contribute their day diary to the archive. This year we have decided to run an additional diary day on the 3rd December as part of our Beyond Boxes project. Funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this two-year access and engagement project is working in partnership to address barriers, whether they be attitudinal, educational or physical, that people may experience when trying to access archive collections.

We would like to encourage people to record their day on 3rd December and send it into the archive where it will be kept and used by researchers, students and members of the public. All diary entries are anonymised so the diarist’s identity will not be made public, nor will any of their personal details. By working in partnership with different groups and getting the wider public engaged we hope to ensure that our archive includes and celebrates the diversity of people’s lives and experiences in 21st century Britain.

Please do get in touch if you would like to get involved with the Beyond Boxes project. To record your diary for the Mass Observation Archive on 3rd December 2016 please look at our website for further information, templates and advice on completing and submitting your diary.

Together! End-of-Festival Party

November 16, 2016 by admin

Friday 16 December 2016 7.30-10pm:
End-of-Festival Party, with performances by Dwain Bryan, Grace Fundu, Angus McKenzie-Davie, Jade Sempare & the Together! poets.
At Vicarage Lane Community Centre. With BSL interpretation.

Disability History Day

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Tuesday 13 December 2016 11am-2pm:

Disability History Day with the Newham Disabled Reps Forum.
At St Mark’s Community Centre Beckton. 
With BSL interpretation.

Exhibition by Submit to Love Studios

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Wednesday 30 November 2016 onwards: 

Submit to Love Studios, based at Headway East, present an exhibition of work by self-taught artists with brain injuries. At Stratford Circus until 23 February 2017.

Together! Pop-Up Poetry Club

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Wednesday 30 November 2016 10.30-12.30 (+ lunch):

Together! Pop-Up Poetry Club hosts a Magical Realism writing workshop for disabled people with Penny Pepper. At Vicarage Lane Community Centre.

Together! Dance Club

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Monday 28 November 2016 11am-2pm (arrive 10.30am): 

Together! Dance Club hosts a Contemporary Dance workshop for disabled people with Stopgap Dance Company. At Vicarage Lane Community Centre.

Act Up! Newham presents Outside the Box

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Act Up! Newham presents Outside the Box / Together! 2016 Open Exhibition. 

Join us for an evening of art and performance at our official Festival opening event at the Old Town Hall Stratford.
With BSL interpretation.

Friday 25 November 2016 7-9pm:

Together! Festival launch for UKDHM

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Alien tourists arrive in Stratford Shopping Centre for the official start of Disability History Month.

Language and Life

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Penny Pepper.
Thursday 8th December 6pm at The Royal College of Nursing,
20 Cavendish Square, W1G 0RN

Mind Your Language

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Poetry and language workshop with Penny Pepper –  Saturday 19th November 12.30 at The Stage Hall, The Stade, Hastings, TN34 3FJ