Applications for BFI Film Academy Bristol 2019 courses are now open!

Don’t miss this fantastic, opportunity to get experience, gain skills and connect with other young creatives interested in film. 
As a student of the Film Academy:You will get hands-on filmmaking experience with industry standard kit which will help you to develop practical knowledge and skills.

You can explore your own creativity and passions in a supportive and dynamic environment.You will gain invaluable experience working alongside industry professionals You will watch a range of cinema from British independent to specialised films. You will work in teams to make a documentary or drama. Once you have completed the Network course, you will become part of the growing BFI Film Academy alumni network with access to opportunities such as BAFTA mentorships. You will also have the opportunity to complete a qualification on the course.

Courses cost £25. If you are unable to pay the full course fee, don’t let this discourage you from applying as costs may be waived. Bursaries for travel and childcare are also available if you require assistance with these costs. 

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AGM – UPDATE

Bristol Disability Equality Forum AGM

Welcome!

Please join us for our AGM, which will now be at the MShed on the 30th November 2019, from 1pm to 4pm.  We have exciting plans and would love to tell you about them!

The Forum’s AGM is an opportunity for all our members, those who work, support, fund or partner with us, and Deaf/Disabled people across the Bristol area to hear about:

  1. the work we’ve been doing and our plans for the future;
  2. new trustees elected by our members, and co-optees; plus
  3. this year’s winner of the Rowen Jade Award.

There will also be a brief section on the formal business that all charities need to do.

We are combining our AGM with our Disability History Month event on this year’s theme of ‘Leadership, Resistance and Culture’.  Our speakers will talk about:

 a.   the Disabled people’s movement since the 1970’s

b.   what it acheived,

c.   what has been reversed, since 2010, and

d.   what it needs to be doing next.

There will be a short break between the AGM and the Disability History Month event for networking, connecting, and refreshments.  

The venue is wheelchair accessible and has an hearing (induction)loop.  We will also be providing BSL interpreters.

If you have other, specific access needs, please call 01179 140528 or email bristoldef@gmail.com

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Our AGM – Watch This Space!

Apologies – this event has been postponed!

Bristol Disability Equality Forum’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be on the 30th or 31st Oct 2019, from 1pm to 4pm.

As soon as we hear back from the venue, we will let you know which of those days it will be.  At the latest this will be by the end of this week.


 
The Forum’s AGM is an opportunity for all our members, those who work, support, fund or partner with us, and Deaf/Disabled people across the Bristol area to hear about:

  1. the work we’ve been doing and our plans for the future;
  2. who will be standing in our annual elections; and
  3. this year’s winner of the Rowen Jade Award.

There will also be a brief section on the formal business that all charities need to do.
 
We will also be inviting speakers on issues of concern to Deaf/Disabled people.

There will be a short break for networking and connecting, and refreshments.  The venue will be wheelchair accessible, have an hearing (induction)loop and BSL interpreters will be provided.

If you have other, specific access needs, please call 01179 140528 or email bristoldef@gmail.com

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Improve Accessibility on the UK’s Railway Networks – A petition by Sophie Christiansen CBE

Close your eyes and pretend you couldn’t get off a train. The doors are closing, no one is around to help you and you fear you’ll end up miles from home. Currently this happens to disabled passengers every single day, with 1 in 10 assistance requests not working.

The Government should include reducing the number of failed assistance requests as a condition for maintaining and awarding franchises (by improving processes & communication, staff training & data collection). The Government and franchise holders should fund greater investment in level access & automatic ramps.

MerseyRail are soon to achieve level access – this is the standard that the whole of the UK should reach. Disabled people have to right to be confident in public transport.

Sign this petition

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Stop Making People Travel Unfair Distances for Disability Assessments – Campaign by Claudette Dorey

A journalist from the BBC has been in touch – he’d like to write about this campaign. In particular he wants to hear from people who have been forced to travel a long distance for an assessment, only to get there and find out the staff member assessing them has called in sick, meaning their appointment has been cancelled. If you’ve been made to travel long distances for assessments despite being ill or disabled, and would be interested to speak to a journalist please let the 38 Degrees team know by filling out this quick survey.

I have emailed the new Secretary of State today to ask for a follow up meeting that was promised earlier this year to discuss how we can fix this problem. I have again expressed my concerns about the above issue and am putting pressure on all concerned.

It would be helpful if you would kindly share the petition again with friends, family, collegues – and take the above survey if you’ve been personally affected.

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Self-Injury Support Library Now Available

The Self-Injury Support Library is a one-stop collection of useful, reliable and up to date resources on self-injury from around the web. It includes resources designed for numerous groups affected by self-injury from individuals, family and friends to professionals. From self-help tools and general information about self-injury to examples of good practice and lesson plans, the library should be useful for everyone affected by self-injury.

Take a look here:  selfinjurysupport.org.uk/about-the-self-injury-support-libr…

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‘Voices of Victims of Hate Crime’ Round-Table

Have you been a victim of Hate crime or Discrimination in that past two years?
Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services invite you to the ‘Voices of Victims of Hate Crime’ Round-Table.

We are running a round-table where people with
‘lived experience’ of hate crime can share their
experiences, concerns and ideas on how to
improve the City’s response to hate crime.

Thursday 12th September 2019 at Future Inn Bristol 11.30am

For more information – 
E-mail sari@sariweb.org.uk
Calling SARI on 0117 9420060 or free-phone 0800 171 2272
Registering via Eventbrite at  www.tinyurl.com/BHCDSvoices

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BDAA Workshop

On 24th September, Bristol Dementia Action Alliance will be running a workshop for people who currently work or are considering a career in working with people who are living with Dementia.

The event will be taking place between the hours of 10:00am – 13:00pm at the Salvation Army, Hassell Drive, Easton BS2 0AN.

Secure your FREE place here

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Exhale with Nilaari

Exhale is a NEW group ran by Nilaari Agency which provides a safe space for Women who want a regular opportunity to meet with others and receive peer support in a calm and relaxing environment!

Meeting every Thursday Morning 10:30-12:30 at 184 Stapleton Road, Easton BS5 0NZ

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