Accessibility and the Artist

20 August 2012


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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.

The London 2012 organising committee is the first organising committee to have every organised both the Olympic and Paralympics games.  With the birth place of the Paralympic being in the UK at a spinal rehabilitation centre in Stoke Mandeville this would seem only fitting.  From the world go we all began to talk of the Olympic and Paralympic games and this has helped to shine a light on the Paralympics sports movement and the amazing athletes who are part of the games.

Through the Cultural Olympiad we have also see a light shine on artists with disabilities in no only bringing their art and work to a wider audience but also helping to support the artists and their professional development.

It has been a successful 4 years of work and later this week you’ll find out more.  But today your mission is to find out if there is a Paralympics torch relay and the Flame Festival that is happening to celebrate the start of the Paralympics.  Find you how you can join in.

Blog by Claire, Discovering Places Team.

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