On Saturday 24th March I am hosting an event called Visionary Voices at the Education Room at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn it starts at 2:00pm-4:00pm. It is free to attend. During the drop in activity we will be putting together a patchwork quilt and exploring the possibilities of future coinciding with World Down Syndrome Day. 2018. This is supported by
Ella Performance Group is performing Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February. To book your tickets here is the website
Come along and see the show I promise you.
Positive You is a holding an event called Christmas Crafting with me where there will be being creative with Christmas Decorations to get in the festive mood. It will be at the Brindley Theatre and its free to attend. It starts from 11AM-1PM
I have been invited to run Celebrate Me Bunting Workshop at Tate Art Gallery in Liverpool on the 29th November the times are from 1PM-4PM.
This event is free entry.
During the workshop people can put onto their bunting a dream they have or something they are proud of through using the materials and being creative.
This activity is suitable for all ages and abilities and part of Art, Activism, Language, Feminist issues in Museums and Galleries. In case you don't know where the Tate is, its at Albert Dock on the Liverpool waterfront.
This is a film called Sanctuary about people with learning disabilities having relationships and how those relationships aren't always taken seriously. I think its powerful and inspiring. I hope you watch it.
I saw an article the other day that really got me thinking. In this article a couple who have Down Syndrome were awarded £10,000 in damages after his local council banned his wife from having sex with him. This is because a council psychologist said he wasn’t able to consent in the relationship.
This kind of treatment of learning disabled people is so unfair. This couple was not treated with respect as it was assumed that the man didn’t understand what consent means. If he couldn't consent, then why was he married?
Whilst I know consent is a very important and complicated topic, I think it’s down to supporting and educating couples with learning disabilities about their choices in relationships, not taking the easy road by simply splitting couples up.
It scares me that the council were even able to separate a couple in this way.
Every couple deserves to find love, disability or not, and have their relationships taken seriously.
Have a look at my brochure about the work that Positive You does. It covers
3 different formats such as
Full Four Week Training
Within each session we cover
Who Am I
One Day Workshops
There will be two different and creative exercises, the first exercise will be in the morning and the second exercise in the afternoon.
If you are wanting help around the exercises we offer we can advise the right one for you and your needs.
Such as disability and Down Syndrome campaigns
if you are interested you can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @LeahKathrynMary
Disability Awareness Day is about promoting all the work that organisations do. Positive You had a stall at this event at Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington where I was promoting all the work that I do for Positive You. I got quite a few contacts which was really good. I even got to hand out some of the Positive You postcards at the back of the tent where I was working. During the day Ella Performance Group did quite a lot of performances.
Disability Awareness Day is an event in Walton Gardens held at Warrington and promoting all the good things that people with disabilities can do.
Different organisations come together and show the work they do with people who have disabilities.
Myself and Jade will be coming to DAD Day with my Pull Up Banner and maybe even a sneaky preview for you to see my website. come along to drop in.
Halton Business Awards are there to highlight achievements of businesses and to recognise what they do.
I have been shortlisted and now a finalist, Positive You is in the Social Enterprise Category within Halton Business Awards. I will be attending the HBA Gala Dinner next Friday evening.
Written by Leah Jones