This edition of Your Voice has a festive feel – download your copy below!
You will find out how to get your hands on SDN’s Christmas Cards – with designs by Members – and how people with and without disabilities can enjoy a creative Christmas carol service. There is an invitation to the final SDN Members’ Meeting of the year – come along in festive dress if you wish!
We thank our brilliant volunteers, fundraisers and supporters, and we look forward to making a difference together again in the year ahead. We also touch on serious topics of safeguarding and hate crime, as well as, different opportunities to learn more about your NHS or about your local gravestones.
There are features, too, on a successful scheme to put unsold food from supermarkets to good use and on new funding for services for people with deafness and hearing loss in Shropshire.
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This edition of Your Voice brings you information about help with heating, accessible training in historical research, photography for wellbeing, a TV cookery competition, warding off flu, children’s mental health services, and an inclusive carol service.
It also updates you on Shropshire Disability Network and Safe Places Shropshire’s activities, including, a “high-flying” fundraising challenge.
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Event title: Sight Loss Opportunity Group Shrewsbury (SLOGs) Venue: Roy Fletcher Centre, Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE Name: Sight Loss Shropshire Email:[email protected] Telephone: 01743 342163 Event description: This month we will be Phenzync Fencing.
For more information, please call 01743 342163 or email [email protected] Susann will be happy to help.
Event title: Walk Like a Panther (12A) Subtitles Venue: Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH Weblink:www.oldmarkethall.co.uk Name: Old Market Hall Cinema Email:[email protected] Telephone: 01743 281281 Event description: The Old Market Hall regularly screens films with captioned subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. These screenings are open to both hearing and hearing impaired audiences.
About the film:A group of ‘80s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark and Trevor Bolton, this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.
Dan Cadan (2018) UK Julian Sands, Stephen Graham, Jason Flemyng
Event title: Easter Activities at Albrighton Trust Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV7 3FL Weblink: www.albrightontrust.org.uk Name: Albrighton Trust Email:[email protected] Telephone: 01902 372441 Event description: Activities taking place at Albrighton Trust which are educational and creative for people with disabilities, see below.
Wednesday 11th April: Wild About Nature – Explore and discover nature through a series of fun activities, outdoor clothing essential – starting at 10 am & 1 pm.
Thursday 12th April: Coached Angling – Coaches available to help novice and inexperienced anglers, Equipment supplied – starting at 10 am & 1 pm.
The All-in programme offers a range of clubs, activities, and groups where staff and facilities are equipped to support children/young people with additional needs and disabilities. In the past, these have ranged from trampolining clubs, swimming, horse riding, football training, youth groups, and activity day trips. Below you will find the complete programme for Spring 2018.
Event title: I, Tonya (15) with Subtitles Venue: Old Market Hall Cinema, The Square, Shrewsbury SY1 1LH Weblink:www.oldmarkethall.co.uk Name: Old Market Hall Cinema Email:[email protected] Telephone: 01743 281281 Event description: The Old Market Hall regularly screens films with captioned subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired. These screenings are open to both hearing and hearing impaired audiences.
About the film: Based on true events, this dark comedy tells the story of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by an infamous attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
Starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
Event title: The Mercy (12A) with Subtitles Venue: Kinokulture Cinema, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN Weblink:www.kinokulture.org.uk Name: Kinokulture Email:http://[email protected]/ Telephone: 01691 238167 Event description: This showing will have subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
About the film: Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) and James Marsh (Man on Wire, The Theory of Everything) team up for The Mercy, a maritime biopic based on the haunting true story of British businessman and amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst.
1968: Crowhurst (Firth) enters the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, the first non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world yacht race. Hoping to publicise a new navigation device he’s created, he also needs the cash prize to salve his ailing business. So, leaving his wife Clare (Rachel Weisz) and children behind, he takes to his untested trimaran and sets off on a mission to circumnavigate the globe. But his inexperience and the intense loneliness of the experience make for disastrous and dramatic struggles on the high seas, and press him to consider falsifying his progress; while back in England, his family eagerly awaits his return.
Marsh’s biopic promises complex, expressive performances from Firth and Weisz, ably supported by the likes of Ken Stott and David Thewlis. It’s a tale of ambition, adventure, madness and tragedy elucidating the life of a man who remains a quixotic and mysterious figure in British history – his deepest motivations still unknown.
Doors Open at 7:00 pm Film Starts at 7:30 pm Ticket Price: £5.00 – £7.00
Event title: Friendly Hour at Sainbury’s (Telford Forge Store) Venue: Sainsbury’s at Telford Forge Retail Park, Colliers Way, Telford TF3 4AG Name: Sainsbury’s Telford Forge Store Email: N/A Telephone: N/A Event description:Sainsbury’s, Telford Forge store, PR Ambassadors, with the support from the Store Manager launched a special time in store called “Friendly Hour”.
The next “Friendly Hour” will next take place on Easter Monday, 2nd April and continue on the first Monday of each month. Anyone who would appreciate a quieter time to shop may like to take up this opportunity. While lights can not be dimmed, there will be no tannoy announcements and no music. It will be quieter with No roll cages on shop floor to cause noise.
Ruby, SDN Chair said “We know people with Dementia, or with Autism Spectrum as well as those who need help from Carers, often appreciate quieter times to shop. We are pleased to be able to promote Friendly Hour at Sainsbury’s, Telford Forge Store”
Note: This is an initiative by the PR Ambassadors at this particular store and is not available at other stores. Watch this space for more information.