Positive You is a training course which is developed and delivered by Leah Jones, a self advocate from charity Halton Speak Out. I have been supporting Leah with the course for the past 3 months and wanted to write a little something about my experiences so far.
Leah developed the course after attending training with her PA which she found unaccessible due to its wordy content. Leah decided to rework the course into a series of creative exercises she felt would better benefit and connect to people with a learning disability, many of which are arts based methodologies. Leah, who already works offering peer advocacy, recognised the potential the course could offer in terms of feeding into peoples choice making skills.
Together, myself and Leah are gearing up to deliver the course at the end of the month. Will let you know the outcome!
Here are some photos from previous Positive You courses.
Check out the great new film which captures The Dugout Festival 2013. With special thanks to Laure and Antonija.
Greenhorn Short Film Festival is happy to announce the call for submissions for a short film programme to be screened at The Dugout, an affiliated Inclusive Women's Arts Festival. The screening is on Saturday 2nd March 2013 at the Hoxton Arches 11.30am – 5.30pm. The film programme with run alongside a day of inclusive workshops, exhibitions, stalls and collaborative projects. The Dugout is organised and run collaboratively by women with and without learning disabilities and Barnet Mencap. For further details or to submit a film please go to: www.thedugoutfestival.com/submissions.html
The Dugout is an Inclusive Women’s Arts Festival taking place on Saturday 2nd March 2013. The festival offers a variety of visual arts over a day long event in the Hoxton Arches including inclusive workshops, an exhibition, a film programme, stalls and collaborative projects. The Dugout has been researched and organised collaboratively by women with and without learning disabilities and Barnet Mencap.
We are looking for inspirational visual artworks by female artists to create an exciting exhibition to celebrate inclusive arts practices. There are no restrictions on size or medium.
Deadline for submissions is 14th February 2013.
To apply please download the application form and return it with your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please contact Jade French the Festival Co-Ordinator