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BSL Performance of ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ signed by Jeni Draper!

Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Wednesday 5 July – Sunday 10 September BSL Interpreted Performance: Thursday 13 July at 11am FOR ACCESS RATE TICKETS: Call 0330 333 4815 or email access@nimaxtheatres.com BOOK ONLINE: www.nimaxtheatres.com Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks’ best-selling picture book What the Ladybird Heard makes its West End debut this summer at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on 5 ... Read More »

Letterbox: BBC’s Brand New Game Show!

Letterbox is the game show for everybody with no physical games and no tricky quiz questions. Pairs of contestants go head-to-head as they attempt to crack a series of passwords. For each password solved, you’re awarded clues that will help later in the game. The more clues you have, the better your chances are of moving through the game and ... Read More »

Groundbreaking show for PMLD audiences on tour

Multi-sensory, immersive theatre show for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities to undertake mammoth 59 date UK tour, January – May 2017 Frozen Light theatre company are taking Home, their latest bold and exciting production, devised specifically for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) on an extensive tour of England, Scotland and Wales. This is the most ... Read More »

SmART: Artists with a learning disability celebrate exhibition opening at Williamson Art Gallery

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum in Claughton, Birkenhead, is now showing ‘SmART, a learning disability collaboration Project’, which boasts beautiful and thoughtful art from over 25 artists with a learning disability from across the borough. Four participating organisations; Wirral Evolutions, Royal Mencap Society, Autism Together and Wirral Mencap’s Crossbow Club set up the exhibition to give the artistic talents ... Read More »

Disability friends launch film company

A group of disabled friends from SW London have decided to pull their resources and talents together, and set up a live streaming/video production company. Afflicted with a variety of conditions from Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy and a few others to boot, they plan to turn a few misconceptions on their heads, proving that people with disabilities are as abled and ... Read More »

Team GB Teenager Strikes the Right Chord

Fifteen year old Team GB athlete wins international music competition with Christmas mash-up Team GB athlete, Rebecca Puckey, impressed international audiences with her acoustic mash-up to win a £5,000 artist development package with Music Crowns. Showcasing her vocal and instrumental talents in a video filmed in her bedroom, Rebecca won the hearts of thousands to take gold. It was only ... Read More »

Deafblind ‘Undateables’ Star Announces Photography Exhibition

Ian Treherne announces major solo exhibition of his photographic work in London  Ian Treherne, a deafblind photographer who starred in hit TV show ‘The Undateables’ earlier in the year, has announced a new solo exhibition in London. Ian, 38 from Rochford, Essex, was born partially deaf and with limited vision, due to a condition called Usher Syndrome, which causes progressive ... Read More »

Children’s Ward Uses Music To Relax Young Patients

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra hit all the right notes when it treated children in hospital to a day of music workshops as part of a local charity’s innovative Arts Programme. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation teamed up with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) to provide young patients with a wide range of musical activities, helping to distract them as they ... Read More »

Blind photography by Tammy Ruggles

Growing up, Tammy Ruggles always wanted to be a photographer like her hero Ansel Adams, but her progressive blinding disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa, prevented her. She couldn’t read the settings on a camera, or see in a darkroom due to the night blindness that is associated with RP. But 2013 changed all of that, when she discovered how easy it was ... Read More »

Audio drama by ‘Life You Choose’ shortlisted in the Audio Verse Awards 2016

The arts and multimedia group for adults with learning difficulties could receive an award for their supernatural thriller ‘Who’s Johnny Long Arms’ in the international competition. Life You Choose Community Interest Company is a not for profit organisation, providing support to adults with learning difficulties so they are able to participate in Arts and Multimedia based projects aimed at improving quality of life. The Audio Verse ... Read More »

Forestry Commission Scotland and Light Bulb Arts create a big book of ideas

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and social enterprise company Light Bulb Arts are encouraging teachers and outdoor educators to be more adventurous in the woodlands with the launch of a new woodland activity book for children with autism and severe and complex learning difficulties. FCS and Light Bulb Arts which delivers a range of art classes in Edinburgh, based on sound ... Read More »

£5.3 million to enhance diversity in art and culture sector

Arts Council England is investing £5.3 million in 40 organisations across the country to enhance diversity in the art and culture sector. Organisations will receive funding through the Arts Council’s Elevate fund, designed to strengthen the resilience of organisations already contributing to enhancing diversity within the sector. Initially a £2.1 million fund, the level of funding has been uplifted using ... Read More »