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Archive for October, 2011

Outside In 2012 Art Competition

Set up in 2006, Outside In’s purpose is to showcase and give opportunity to artists who would otherwise be excluded from the cultural life of their community. Outside In has no set creative criteria, boundary in art process or limit on subject for the artists that choose to align themselves with the project. Create yourself […]

Equality Human Rights Commission response to reasonable adjustment case

To read their response, see www.equalityhumanrights.com/news/2011/october/commission-response-to-the-jane-cordell-case-decision/ But first some background Jane Cordell is profoundly deaf and required a full time lip speaker as support for the political work she did at the foreign office overseas. She has been employed by the FCO since 2001. Between 2006 and January 2010 she was a First Secretary at the […]

BME Transitions Project – The Action Group

The Action Group is starting new 3 year project in Edinburgh and West Lothian: “Our aim is to work with young people (14-30)  from black and minority ethnic background who have learning disabilities or other support needs, as they go through ‘transitions’ associated with leaving school and college, and growing up. We can advise young […]

Interested / interesting disabled people wanted

I’m Robert Softley, a disabled actor/artist who has been working in Scotland and elsewhere for the past 10 years. I have recently been awarded a Creative Futures residency. Disabled peoples’ bodies are central to how we exist in the world – they are the way in which others first judge us, they are the subject […]

Ju Gosling – Abnormal book exposes false beliefs about the body and science

A new book has been published which exposes the false divide between ‘disabled’ and ‘non-disabled’ people, and looks at some of the underlying reasons for the explosion in eating disorders, obesity and depression among Britons today. Ju Gosling aka ju90’sAbnormal: How Britain became body dysphoric and the key to a cure exposes society’s belief that the […]

Speed of Light – Call to Runners

The planning for Speed of Light is well underway and following on from our successful trial runs in August we have started planning our next rehearsal. We are looking for 150 volunteer runners to help us continue to trial routes, movements and other choreography on Arthur’s Seat before the big event next year. Are you […]

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