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Archive for May, 2012

New EHRC Report – Supporting disabled workers

Taken from www.equalityhumanrights.com/news/2012/may/new-report-shows-supporting-disabled-workers-is-a-win-win-situation-for-the-employer-and-employee/ “A new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that disabled people continue to be put at a disadvantage in the workplace. They are not realising their full potential as they are not getting the support they need at work. The report, “A Perfect Partnership,” says that closing the employment […]

Fruitmarket Descriptive Tour – Tony Swain exhibition

An exhibition of new work by Irish-born artist Tony Swain, who trained at Glasgow School of Art and still lives and works in Glasgow. Swain, who was one of the artists representing Scotland in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, is known for paintings depicting complex private worlds painted over newspaper pages, the newspaper providing […]

Prometheus Awakes

Prepare to be wowed by a giant walking puppet, special effects and mass choreography suspended in the night sky. There is less than a month until Prometheus Awakes premieres at the National Maritime Museum, as part of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) on 22 June 10pm, and things are hotting up. Graeae’s Associate Director Amit Sharma […]

EXHIBITION CELEBRATES THE ART OF AUDIO DESCRIPTION

) An art gallery in Poland has shown an exhibition featuring only audio description of artworks. The exhibition is intended to reveal how visual art is made accessible for people who are blind or vision impaired and celebrate audio description as an art form in its own right. The exhibition, Art Never Seen, formed part […]

Actor with CP sought for new French film

Kahleen Crawford Casting, a Film and TV casting company based in Scotland, are working with a French production company who are making a film (fictional) about a family that has a son who lives with cerebral palsy. JULIEN has quite a complex form of CP, and the film centres around his and his father’s decision […]

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