Disability Arts & Human Rights: an exhibition celebrating Human Rights in the community, 10th December 2011 to 10th January 2012
This exhibition features the work of local disabled artists produced in collaboration with Arcadea & the British Institute of Human Rights. An extraordinary set of responses challenging our understanding of the ways in which Human Rights issues touch our every day lives. With thanks to the Welford Centre & Wansbeck Disability Forum.
Preview: World Human Rights day 10th December 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Reception space open: Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission Free – All welcome.

Life Bioscience Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EO Tel: 0191 243 8210.

Do You Look After Someone?
Do you know that Social Services are now organising care in a different way?
“What are Personal Budgets?”
FREE 4 day course
(The fourth day will be “Employers Training”. You can choose to do this if you want to know about employing someone using a personal budget). for women carers from black and minority ethnic communities.
To be held on Wednesdays, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
18th January 2012
25th January 2012
1st February 2012
8th February 2012
At Roshni, 10 Dilston Road, Fenham (lunch will be provided)
Please let us know if you need anything to be able to attend this course eg interpreter.
To book a place contact Lynn or Barrie on 0191 260 3030.

Date for the Diary: People with Experience Workshop – Giving Voice to Experience Through Creative Words – Thursday 9th February 2012. Please contact Eve Peacock on 0191 222 3912 or via email ( for further information.

Past events:

People with Experience – NE Regional Event – 20th April 2011.

Talking Health Matters: Personal Stories in Professional Practice Conference and Workshop: 16th and 17th June 2009. This event was held at Northumbria University with the Keynote Speakers:

Professor Arthur W. Frank, Calgary University. “The Telling of Truth and the Truth of Telling: Issues and Openings in Listening to Service Users’ Stories.”
Dr. Maggie O’Neill, Loughborough University. “Beyond Binaries: abjection, narrative and sex work.”
Dr. Ann McNulty, Health and Race Equality Forum, Newcastle upon Tyne. “They need to know where we come from and not just point the finger.”

A workshop on Personal stories and professional practice was held prior to the conference with Professor Arthur W. Frank “Narrative Analysis Beyond Grounded Theory: Questions of Storytelling Practice.”