Accessible music project in Stockport

From Omnimusic

 

Omnimusic specialises in using assistive music technology to make music production and performance as accessible as possible. We’re looking for people who might want to be part of a new inclusive music project in Stockport called "The Song Forge".

 

The idea will be to produce music and songs which draw on Stockport’s industrial heritage for inspiration. The styles of the music will be up to the musicians in the group - Dance, Classical, Folk, Americana, Electronica etc, or a mix of all of them - whatever people want to do!

 

New project at GMCDP: Archive Development Project

GMCDP has started a new project - The Archive Development Project

GMCDP has a substantial archive of documents, photographs and publications from our history as an organisation. Not just since 1985 when GMCDP held its first meeting, but also from before. There are minutes of meetings, publications produced by GMCDP, flyers about and photos of various events, training, meetings and exhibitions organised or attended by GMCDP and much more. The project is going to curate these items for posterity in association with Archives +

Call for submission for Leeds Disabled People's Organisation Literary Journal

Leeds Disabled People Organisation (LDPO) are proud to announce our Literary Journal;

 

Title: Disabled Voices

Genre: Any

Writing form: short story, poetry, short essay.

 

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2018.

 

Send to: odeapeadar1992 [at] gmail.com

 

Journal summary.

 

Accessible shows coming up at The Palace Theatre and The Opera House in Manchester

The Palace Theatre and Opera House have some upcoming BSL, audio described, captioned and relaxed performances.

Call their dedicated access line on 0800 912 6971 or 18001 0844 871 7677 for type talk users.

More information here - Palace Theatre Website and Opera House Website

Tickets can be booked from here

 

Upcoming BSL performances:

 

An Evening With Stacey Dooley

7.30pm

GMCDP Summer Social Event - Wednesday 15th August

GMCDP is hosting a Summer Social on 15 August. The event will be held at Coffee Cranks Cafe in Alexandra Park (see map below).

 

There will be performances from Dennis Queen, Jackie Hagan, and Activist Art workshops, including badge making and banner making.

 

Children are welcome, and there will be face painting and other activities for them to join in on.

 

There’s no need to book on, and you can arrive any time. We hope to see you there!

Summer Social Programme

3pm – Doors open

The Access Association Seminar 2018 in Chester

The Access Association Seminar 2018

 

Inclusive Design - are we nearly there yet?

 

FREE Seminar with Exhibitors

 

Date: 20 September 2018

Time: 1pm - 4.30pm

Location: Storyhouse, Chester, CH1 2AR

 

This seminar will look at the arts, sports, theatre design and the building regulations and whether developments and service provision are succeeding in the creation of a truly barrier inclusive environment for everyone - including the growing number of disabled and older people.

 

Our speakers are:

 

Research shows that half of households referred to a foodbank includes a disabled person

Research by the University of Oxford reveals that half of households referred to foodbanks include a disabled person, while mental health problems affect people in 1 in 3 households.

The report says that:

Disability and mental health: Over 50% of households included a disabled person, consistent with the definition used in national surveys. 75% experienced ill health in their household. Mental health conditions affected people in 1/3 of households

Cause and Consequence – Mental Health and Homelessness event - Thursday 9th August

On Thursday 9 August, 5pm, at the Royal Exchange Theatre the Manchester Homelessness Partnership Mental Health Action Group will be hosting the launch of their peer-led research into the issues affecting people who face homelessness and mental health issues.

Trafford CIL is closing

​Trafford Centre For Independent Living is closing its doors at the end of July.

This is from the website-

 

It is with great sadness that the Trustees of Trafford Centre for Independent Living confirm that the charity will close at the end of July 2018.

 

Trafford CIL has proudly been a disabled people’s user led organisation devoted to working with and supporting our disabled community, and those with long term illnesses, in Trafford since 2011.

Zine Making Workshop for Young Disabled People

As part of GMCDP's Young Disabled People's Forum project, we'll be running our first zine-making session!

Who's it for?
- people who identify as disabled and are aged 15-25

So...what's a zine?
Zines are a bit like magazines.
But don’t think glossy, fancy or expensive.
You choose what you want them to be about. You make them how you want to. Talk about anything at all, from films to politics. Write about a book you love/hate. Or don’t write at all! Put together some pictures of a place you think is cool.

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