Specialtisterne started up in Denmark, providing work opportunities for people with Autism.
It works a treat.
For more information, check out their website http://specialistpeople.com/.
Anyone who has a heart is an amazing interactive light sculpture, by Andrew Small & Steven Almond, in front of the Central Manchester Foundation Trust. (Manchester Hospital on Oxford Road)
... The work as a whole alludes to a simple, precious and fascinating human commonality: the beat of the heart.
The work uses digital lighting, medical monitoring equipment and control devices that gives the work different aspects. At rest it breaths a blue light, interacted with it becomes a heart rate monitor, on the hour it is a clock and two infrared beams set into the landscape design trigger two other moving sequences when tripped.
(quote taken from Andrew Small's website, click here.)
If you are ever in Manchester, go and have a look! And whilst you there check out the new hospital as well. It is very impressive.
More info you can find on Lime's website, click here.
This video is taken from Vimeo, click here.
Looking for something completely different on the Wellcome Collection website, I came across Bobby Baker's Diary Drawings exhibition (2009) again. An exhibition that could not have left you unchanged. It was such a catalyst for Lizzie Bee as well.
For more information about the exhibition, click here.
On my wanders, I also found this interview with Bobby Baker, talking about some of her drawings which chart her journey through mental illness and breast cancer, back to health. You can find it on the Guardian website if you click here.
Delighted to know as well that her Diary won the Mind Book of the Year. More about this, click here.
If you would like to know more about Bobby Baker, visit her website, click here.
If my salad looked like this when I was a kid, I would have eaten much-much more!
For the whole article and some more incredible inventions, click here.
Musical Bridge - A Charity Concert for the Arts with the Disabled Association, 9th February 2012 (Hong Kong)
The ADA together with the Royal Academy of Music HK Alumni Association have organised a Charity concert on Thursday 9 February 2012 at St John's Cathedral. The concert will bring musicians from different backgrounds and (dis)abilities together.
For more information, please click here.
The Guardian reported on Sunday about a project that is harrowing, yet so brave. Project Unbreakable is a collection of photographs in which former victims of sexual abuse are photographed with their former attackers' words on a sheet of paper. Well done ladies for being so brave.
For the full article, please click here.
Unbreakable woman in pictures, click here.
The Rock Foundation has organised a Special Needs Film Festival on Sunday 29 January 2012 at Agnes B Cinema. There are two different screenings, each followed by an interactive discussion workshop. Don't miss it!
For more information, click here.
Manchester has always been a great hub for Arts & Health. This time they have put on another great event. At Culture Shots you can partake for a whole week in all sorts of creative workshops. For more info, please click here.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb