Join us for a chat about how music impacts those with disabilities, and the representation of disability in film and media.
About this Event
Find us just down from Gaia Cafe, near Portland Shop – it will be signposted!
Leeds Beckett’s Disability Action Group will be marking UK Disability History Month on the 3rd December (International Day of Persons with Disabilities) by hosting a talk with two of our academics. This event aims to raise awareness of this, and bring to life the ways everyone, however our disability affects us, can use music to express ourselves.
Senior lecturer in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, Dr James McGrath, will be giving a talk on the role music, this year’s theme for UKDHM, plays for those with autism. For many on the autistic spectrum, heightened senses can often be overwhelming. James will be talking about how music, particularly repetitive music, can help control this experience.
Senior lecturer in the Carnegie School of Education, Dr Alison Wilde has also kindly agreed to do a talk on her recently published book entitled ‘Film, Comedy and Disability’, which looks at media representations of disability and inclusivity.
Light hospitality will be provided from 12:45pm.
DATE AND TIME
Mon, December 3, 2018
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM GMT
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