On Tuesday 14th October The Turning Tides Project were at the Creative Minds Conference @Bristol. Creative Minds is a forum for debating what 'quality' means when applied to the artistic work of people who have 'learning disability' labels. It was an awesome conference we spent the day sharing the performances and listening to the views of loads of 'disability arts' organisations form across the South West.
We also did an hour's presentation about The Turning Tides Project - show casing our own examples of instrumental music, songs and film. We used these to tell stories and talk about how original work is developed, what we think makes it good quality, what we think the barriers to accessing music, arts and life are for people with 'learning disability' labels and what we think should be done to remove them.
The atmosphere was amazing, the day was filled with memorable moments and a film that will enable you to share them will be available soon and linked form The Turning Tides web site.
The Brighton Creative Minds Steering Group did a wicked presentation: until the film arrives you can get a flavour of it from their Powerpoint Slides at the start of this blog.
To paraphrase the wisdom of Roald Dahl's BFG, 'Music is like a langwitch... its the sound that dreams are making'.
Everyone who dreams has music - it's time that everyone's music was heard; Its time to start the revolution.
Written by Jane Williams