Thursday 3 December 2015 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To mark the day, we wanted to celebrate the great work of our friends over at Carousel.
For over 30 years, Carousel has worked to challenge expectations and support learning disabled people to achieve their creative ambitions. This year, they've been working hard doing what they do best – but here are a few highlights!
1) The seventh international Oska Bright Film Festival welcomed 2,600 people to its screenings over three days, with Oscar-winning director Andrea Arnold amongst the guests.
2) They partnered with the University of Birmingham to produce Curing Perfect, an online graphic novel about stem cell biology.
3) Band Zombie Crash launched their first music video, with a feature in Kerrang! Magazine and a link up with hip music site Louder Than War, making a huge impact on the learning disabled music scene worldwide.
Next year they'll be continuing the Creative Minds conversation; a series of events across the country focusing on quality and opportunities for learning disabled artists and performers, and they'll have Curing Perfect in the Science Festival in February, and Brighton Open Houses in May.