Most of the exhibits that people have submitted to the exhibition are about their interests and their everyday lives. Most of those interests are the same as everybody elses; what sometimes makes them exceptional are the lengths that people have to go to in order to do everyday things and live ordinary lives. Sometimes, for some communities, doing ordinary things takes radical action.
My Life My Choice
My Life My Choice is a user-led Oxfordshire based self-advocacy organisation. We raise the self-esteem, confidence and quality of life for people with learning disabilities by providing training, employment, volunteering and social opportunities for our members. Here are some of their stories…
MiXiT - Humans
MiXiT's version of Humans. Some people think it's as good as the original - some of us think it's better.
A collaborative project featuring the voices and experiences of Debbie, William and the Speak Up Self Advocacy Project in Rotherham. With support from the University of Sheffield, Manchester Metropolitan University and funding from the ESRC.
A movie by The Stimson-Machers Brothers starring Poo, Blok, Zoom, Big Tank, Little Tank and others.
Living Life to the Fullest
The Living Life to the Fullest project is an ESRC arts-informed research project which seeks to forge new understandings of the lives, hopes, desires and contributions of children and young people with ‘life-limiting’ or ‘life-threatening’ impairments (hereby LL/LTIs). With children and young people alongside as our co-researchers, the project will be a space where disabled children and young people can tell new stories of disability; their own stories.
Paulette is a young woman who has always been fascinated by faces, an interest that is reflected in her work at art college.
Heavy Load - Shut Your Bollocks
"Sadly the launch night of the single "Shut Your Bollocks" never happened as Simon Barker, Heavy Load’s charismatic frontman, and the king of all things anarchic, sadly passed away suddenly in August ’17. However, the single is a lovely memory of our dear friend at his funniest and sweariest best!"
My Wonderful Care
By Elizabeth Bevis
The story of Elizabeth's travels after leaving an inpatient hospital.
By Thomas Bowell - According to Thomas' Mum Sarah "Those bus photos show half a story. Tom walked the whole 11 miles of the 107 route, littering the bus stops along the way with postcards from the #JusticeforLB campaign. Stopping along the way for a cuppa in memory of Danny ( Ok there was dual purpose as I needed a wee break 😉 ) Tom has walked quite a few of the bus routes but this one was specifically chosen. His choice to walk these bus routes has been criticised by some people. And that's why we need campaigns like #rightfullives"