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31 August 2012

Wheel Power


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Flame by Rachel Gadsden Flame by Rachel Gadsden

In 1943, Dr. Ludwig Guttmann was asked by the Government to establish a Spinal Injuries Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The Unit was intended to treat soldiers and civilians injured during World War II. As part of his treatment for the injured veterans, Guttmann promoted different methods of rehabilitation, including sport.

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Paralympic Torch at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Image from the BBCParalympic Torch at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Image from the BBC

The summer of 1948 when London was host to the Olympic Games for the second time,a little known parallel sporting event was taking place at a small hospital called Stoke Mandeville in Buckinhamshire.

Read more about Paralympic History, Maps & More...»


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Buxton Memorial Fountain.Buxton Memorial Fountain.

London Beyond Sight, as an idea, sounds amazing; and indeed it does sound amazing! It’s a project which provides a vocal description, in audio, of several of London’s landmarks, both secret and well known.

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Adandoned Structures in Hackney. Photograph by Christian BenkeAdandoned Structures in Hackney. Photograph by Christian Benke

Its the firth and last week of our series of blogs on the theme of ‘Accessibility’. This week we will be focusing on the theme of urban exploration.

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25 August 2012

Attitude is Everything


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Koko in CamdenKoko in Camden

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a Charter of Best Practice in music venues and at festivals across the UK.

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Rachel GadsdenRachel Gadsden

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The Mandeville Legacy project. Photo by Rachel GadsdenThe Mandeville Legacy project. Photo by Rachel Gadsden

Well the Olympic has come and gone and now our attention focuses on the Paralympics. With just over a week to go till the opening ceremony of the Paralympic games, we are taking a look at how London 2012 Cultural Olympiad has been working with artist with disabilities.

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The Sensory TrustThe Sensory Trust

The 15 May started with a hint of spring promise when 15 pupils from Doubletrees School arrived at Goss Moor. The key stage two children were keen to get out on site following a twenty minute bus trip and a rather long wait to use our sole on-site portaloo.

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Toothed MedickToothed Medick

Isabel Assaly from The Churches Conservation Trusts talks about the beautiful wildlife that can be found in churchyards.

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15 August 2012

Go for Gold this Autumn


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Visit Woods. Photograph by Ceri Jones.Visit Woods. Photograph by Ceri Jones.

Enjoy bold seasonal colour, banish stress and give your health a boost by discovering nature’s free playground.

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