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Our View launches Art Sport publication

Posted by Camilla Brueton, 14/06/2011

A green circle contains the words 'Art and Sport'. The are split across the middle from left to right by a pink line. A grey line circles the text, and joins the pink line on the right.
As a direct result of conversations between Our View members, and discussions held here on the blog, Our View has produced a publication about the different perspectives towards disability prevalent...

Accentuate at the Houses of Parliament

Posted by Kristina Veasey, 07/06/2011

I am looking forward to attending our event at the Houses of Parliament tomorrow. MP, Mr Damian Collins, is hosting the event and it will be a chance to showcase our achievements to date. Accentuate...

Being Me Being

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 29/05/2011

I had the privilege to spend a weekend doing yoga and art in Go Public! - one of the accentuate initiatives produced by Dada-South on 7th and 8th May. Yoga teacher Sarah Scott’s approach to creating...

Looking forward to Upstream!

Posted by Kristina Veasey, 24/05/2011

I just wanted to share with you all my excitement about attending tomorrow's launch of Up-Stream. This promises to be a fantastic opportunity to become immersed in the creative works of some the...

Sport v Art - A personal perspective and provocation

Posted by Jamie Beddard, 04/03/2011

As arts-practitioner and sports-goer, these respective arenas of ‘blood, sweat and tears’, have both, played significant roles in my 40-odd(!) years on this planet, and are inextricably linked to my...

Being PC?

Posted by Kristina Veasey, 20/01/2011

When is language offensive and when is it too pc (if there is such a thing)? I have a friend who works in an office where a colleague was disciplined for putting up a poster advertising 'a girls'...

The hippy and the lion

Posted by Kristina Veasey, 20/01/2011

Suggestions of award systems, showing the increased profits that can be made by welcoming disabled customers, highlighting legislative responsibilities and the penalties for those who don't comply...

Do I 'have a disability' or am I disabled?

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 13/12/2010

Definitions can either divide us or unite us in our search for identity and validation. But it's not easy. How long is the piece of string we use to tackle ideas around the discrimination we face. I...

IPC Shooting World Cup - posted on behalf of Jon Adams

Posted by Camilla Brueton, 22/10/2010

Drawing by Jon Adams showing several black circles overlapping in a slighlty chaotic way, around a central black cicle; the target
There is a certain stigma attached to the word ‘gun’, for those of us brought up with a little knowledge who see it from and alternative side (I used to shoot )the thoughts are more of the...

Sea, sun, fish and drawing tents - a good day out?

Posted by Kristina Veasey, 28/09/2010

inside the drawing tent looking out through the screen and the drawings on it towards the Net Shops on the other side
This month saw the opening of many of our nation’s treasured museums, houses and places of historical interest in a celebration of our national heritage. As an Our View ambassador I was asked to...
My initial misgivings over the title, with scary reverberations of the deeply patronising film ‘Inside I’m Dancing’, soon receded as a highly-polished and creative documentary revealed the characters...

Gaming! Launch

Posted by Kristina Veasey, 11/08/2010

logo for Wheels of Glory
On 13th July I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Wheels Of Glory, a new computer game based around the Paralympics. Before attending, I knew very little about how this project had...

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