Project Ability and C-Change, in recognition and celebration of Learning Disability Week 2017, are delighted to invite you to join us for the launch of an exciting new social history project, based around the former Ladysbridge hospital in Aberdeenshire.
We are inviting people with learning disabilities in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including those who were former residents of this hospital, to tell your story, your way, in words and pictures.
Do you want to share your memories? Learn about the history of the Hospital? Find out about the research that is taking place across the country on the history and culture of learning disability?
We want to hear from you! During the day you can talk, draw, write, reminisce, sing, dance… Expert art tutors are on hand to help.
Project Launch : Tuesday 16th of May 2017 between 10am – 3pm at the Aberdeen Arts Centre & Theatre (ACT Aberdeen).
Lunch is provided at 12 noon. In the afternoon at 2.00pm there will be a presentation by Sue Dumbleton from the Open University’s Social History of Learning Disability Research Group about “The social history of people with learning disabilities in Scotland : 50 years of change.” (more info on the SHLD Research Group here).
The project continues with a programme of workshops and talks on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th May, 10.00am – 3.00pm with lunch provided at 12 noon. Join us at ACT Aberdeen, for the day, or drop by for a morning or afternoon session.
To book a place please contact our C-Change Aberdeen team:
Phone: 01224 974 737
The project is supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.