Category Archives: Olympics

Disability history: “I quite clearly remember being tied to the cot sides”

Tweet“I quite clearly remember being tied to the cot sides,” recalls Florence, now in her 70s, of the childhood she spent in hospital. “Literally, two wrists tied to the cot sides with cotton tape so as I couldn’t get up … Continue reading

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Photo project promotes Roma and new migrant culture

TweetThe intriguing photographs here are from those in a new exhibition created by children from Roma, Slovak and Polish communities in east London, The works, created using pinhole photography, have been produced by 12 young people aged eight to 14 … Continue reading

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Fragile X on film: how Mission to Lars could change attitudes

Tweet“Oh really? But she’s so good at dance” was the response of an acquaintance who misheard my explanation that my daughter Raana has fragile X syndrome – she thought I’d said “fragile legs”. Amusing though this incident from a few … Continue reading

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A perspective on the Paralympics

TweetThere’s no shortage of media coverage of the Olympics and Paralympics, but one new online platform offers a unique and important perspective on the games. Games Through Our Eyes is an accessible website for the 2012 Paralympic Games created by … Continue reading

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Art fights social taboos

TweetLiving with chronic health problems and facing social taboos are issues at the heart of an international artistic collaboration about HIV/AIDS as part of the Cultural Olympiad. The powerful images here are part of the Unlimited Global Alchemy project which … Continue reading

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