A new social history project for C-Change and Project Ability

Have you lived in a long stay hospital or similar type of institution? Do you have a story to tell? 

Project Ability and C-Change are working together to capture stories from people with learning disabilities who lived in long stay hospitals in North East Scotland.

A lot of people with learning disabilities in their fifties and older (some younger!) will have lived in long stay hospitals at some point in their life. The hospitals closed over twenty years ago but we still think it is important to capture people’s stories and to celebrate their achievements; home, friends and family, work and play to reflect on how life has changed for people with learning disabilities in the last twenty years.

The project will get started with a consultation event on Tuesday 16th June 2015. This is a chance to find out more about the project, what is involved and what your contribution might be. Taking part in a visual art workshop you can use text, painting, drawing, collage, photographs to express a memory and make a statement.

The workshop is free of charge. If you would like to attend this workshop please register on 01224 974 730 (dates-n-mates Aberdeen)

Date: Consultation event on Tuesday 16th June 2015
Time: Drop in visual art workshops from 10.00am – 12 noon and 1.00 – 3.00pm
Venue: C-Change Scotland, 2 Poynernook Road, Aberdeen, AB11 5RW (city centre next to Union Square)


 

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