Artists' Open House Festival2nd May 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
A sneaky preview of some of the work featured in this year's festival! Don't forget the Montefiore Collective Private View on Friday 3rd May between 7-9pm at Grace Eyre, 36 Montefiore Road, Hove BN3 6EP. Come along, have a browse and enjoy a glass of wine from our Angel Cake Cafe/Bar at the same time.
12th April 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Grace Eyre's Sarah Howse talks about being a Project Worker. Read on!
How long have you worked here?
4 years now
How did you get your job?
I started as a volunteer, then became relief staff and was finally employed full time on the Travel Buddy Scheme
What kind of work did you do before?
I was a bar manager running pubs and clubs in Brighton. Before that I ran my own promotion company and I have also been a nanny.
Tell me about your sessions...
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10th April 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
In January 2013, Stop Hate UK launched a new 24 hour helpline service, Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime, in England and Wales.
People in England and Wales who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing Learning Disability Hate Crime can contact the Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime helpline on 0808 802 1155 for support and information.
Review of Side by Side - an exhibition by the Rocket Artists28th March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
The Rocket Artists, in partnership with the University of Brighton, present Side by Side - an international exhibition showcasing learning disability, art and collaboration. Nicole Fordham Hodges reviews the exhibition, on show in the Spirit Level, Southbank Centre, London until 5 April. Please click on the following link: http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/side-by-side-southbank-centre
Big shout for Jerome Ribot...28th March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
...who is running two marathons in a week in April – the Brighton Marathon and the Paris Marathon. All the money he raises will go to Grace Eyre. Wow! Good luck Jerome and thank you.
Just Good Friends21st March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
West End actress Kate Dyson appeared alongside Mark Inscoe in Just Good Friends - a cabaret at our Purple Playhouse earlier this month. It was an evening of Mark Bunyan's songs, both cabaret and from muscials. What an incredibly talented trio.
Grace Eyre Friendship Meeting Dates15th March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
11th April Bognor Friendship at the Regis Pub 5.30 – 7pm
16th April Chichester Friendship 5.30 – 7pm (Venue TBC)
17th April Worthing Friendship 5.30 – 7pm Bowling
23rd April Brighton Friendship 4.30 – 6pm Walk along the Seafront
25th April Active Lives Friendship 10 – 12 Boardroom, Grace Eyre, 36 Montefiore Road
29th April Crawley Horsham Friendship 5.30 – 7pm (venue TBC)
Downs Syndrome Awareness Week: 18th-24th March 20138th March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Downs Syndrome Awareness Week- Out of 1000 babies born one will have Down's Syndrome. That's around 750 babies in the UK every year. It has been assumed that people with this condition cannot do many things that others can - but the truth is that given the opportunity they can live great lives.
DSi (Down Syndrome International) has coordinated World Down Syndrome Day since 2006. However, on 10 November 2011 the United Nations adopted a resolution to designate 21 March as “World Down Syndrome Day”. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and understanding of the condition which affects approximately 1 in 800 births worldwide. The day is also about promoting the rights of those with Down's Syndrome to enable them to enjoy a full and active life in their communities.
Click here for more info: http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/campaigns/awareness-week.html
Brighton Fringe: 'Return to Venice' on at the Purple Playhouse8th March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
A homage to Thomas Mann and Visconti. A new play by Bern Bowers. A Feast for the Senses! See poster for further details. Book now for earlybird 2-4-1 deals.
LDDF Project: Point of View1st March 2013 Author: Maxine Burgess
Be part of this exciting project - please see poster for details.