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Muscular Dystrophy comments on Beyonce hiring disabled model

Muscular Dystrophy UK responds to news that Beyoncé has chosen model, Jillian Mercardo, who has muscular dystrophy, to be the face of her online store.   Sal Lalji, Communications Director for Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: “It is fantastic to see a model with muscular dystrophy fronting such a high-profile campaign. We commend Beyoncé for recognising Jillian for the talented model ... Read More »

Gardening scheme launches fundraising campaign

A Cornish scheme that uses gardening to support people with learning disabilities has launched a campaign to raise funds for a new fruit cage. People and Gardens is a Cornish community interest company based at Watering Lane Nursery, near Pentewan. Staff are launching a Crowdfunder campaign tomorrow to raise the £1,500 required to fund a new fruit cage. The cage ... Read More »

Plan for first national Centre for Advanced Training for disabled musicians unveiled

Exciting plans for the first ever national Centre for Advanced Training for young musicians with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) were unveiled today at the House of Commons. The proposed Centre is part of Bristol Music Trust’s ambitious £45 million transformation of Colston Hall. The ambition could benefit an estimated 2,500 talented SEND musicians nationwide and set a new ... Read More »

PosAbility Magazine featured in Department of Ability BBC News Video

Department of ability – A new breed of superheroes. Born to be different, born to save the world.  We are so excited that the February/March issue has been featured in Department of Ability’s BBC News video. Department of Ability the inclusive superhero comic launching this year, exclusively designed our cover and features inside the magazine. Department of Ability is the incredible ... Read More »

New, exciting theatre production: Wendy Hoose

BIRDS OF PARADISE AND RANDOM ACCOMPLICE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOHO THEATRE PRESENT. .  WENDY HOOSE BY JOHNNY MCKNIGHT Co-directed by Johnny McKnight and Robert Softley Gale Tues 12 Apr – Sat 7 May 2016, 7.30pm, Thu & Sat matinees 3pm Soho Theatre Press night: Thu 14 April Tickets: £10 – £20 ‘Laura and Jake just want sex. Late Friday night ... Read More »

UK debut award-winning film stars disabled actress in lead role

With the lack of black actors causing boycotts at this year’s Oscars; criticism of leading men like Eddie Redmayne ‘cribbing up’ to play disabled characters (The Theory of Everything) and now Joseph Fines in the firing line for playing a bleached up Michael Jackson in a one-off Sky 1 comedy, a new British indie film promises to put diversity in the front ... Read More »

London SEN children set to RADiate

Specialised dance classes for children on the autism spectrum have been expanded in London. The RADiate project – led by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and with generous new funding provided by the City of London Corporation’s charity, the City Bridge Trust – will offer subsidised dance classes to children on the autism spectrum, including children with moderate to ... Read More »

Yinka Shonibare to Host Shape Open Exhibition

Shape Arts’ annual open exhibition will be hosted by its patron, Yinka Shonibare MBE, at his Guest Projects space in Hackney, London, from 4 February 2016. The Shape Open 2016 theme ‘My Life’ encouraged both disabled and non-disabled artists to creatively express life through the lens of disability. Using an exciting range of mediums such as blood, machinery and modified ... Read More »

Beyond All Barriers: Inclusive Art Exhibition

Beyond All Barriers: New  arts exhibition celebrates the UK’s young artists with and without disabilities who have benefited from charity Creates Programme. A quarter of disabled people have experienced attitudes where other people have expected less of them because of their disability and 36% of people admit to thinking that disabled people are not as productive as others. Award-winning creative ... Read More »

Life, Lyrics and Leiomyosarcoma

I am very lucky to have a broad number of friends. One of these brave (and hilarious) friends is Ryan McCartney. Ryan is the vocalist and guitarist of the up and coming band These Little Kings, who are rapidly gaining popularity slinking around the buzzing Glasgow music scene. He was kind enough to tell me the story of his fiery ... Read More »

Attitude is Everything & the Association of Independent Festivals launch new campaign for disabled fans

Leading music charity, Attitude is Everything and the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) have announced a new online campaign to benefit millions of Deaf and disabled music fans. Launched at AIF’s Festival Congress in Cardiff, Access Starts Online aims to ensure that the UK’s independent music festivals are providing a designated and detailed access information page on their website. For disabled music lovers, such online information – although ... Read More »

Hijinx Theatre Company Named as Runners Up in National Charity Awards

 Hijinx Theatre Company, a charity that pioneers the training of actors with learning disabilities, was heralded as one of the top three charities making an ‘Outstanding Impact’ at the UK final of the Lloyds Bank Foundations Charity Achievement Awards. Having already won the prize for Wales back in July, Hijinx was selected from almost 1000 entrants as the national Runner ... Read More »