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FYI: Opportunities

We are particularly promoting some workshops which are part of uScreen, the groundbreaking web resource led by Screen South for young disabled people to make, show and share films.  We also hope as many people as possible will be able to see the work of contemporary artist Zoe Partington at Buckinghamshire New University between 16th – 20th March.  And if that’s not enough cultural activity, then please see the fabulous touring exhibition by Accentuate’s Geologist in Residence Jon Adams.  There is also an exciting opportunity for someone to curate an exhibition related to the history of the Paralympic Games through the Accentuate project, Mandeville Legacy.

Become a uScreen Champion!
If you know a young person who is interested in becoming the next Steven Spielberg, they can come to our FREE uScreen Champions workshop!
These workshops are designed to:
• Develop filmmaking skills and get to grips with film equipment
• Support young people in using the uScreen website
• Teach how to storyboard and edit footage
• Enter films into the uScreen competition

We are running a number of public uScreen Champions workshops. However, we can also come to your setting and deliver a two-hour masterclass for up to 60 students. Please contact if you wish to book an in-house session for your school, youth group or community setting.
You can also visit the uScreen website for more information or contact if you have any further questions.

Current uScreen Champions Training Dates are:
Southampton Solent University on 16th March at 4-6pm and Lighthouse in Brighton on 21st March at 1-4pm.

uScreen Value Keepers

Are you working in a school, youth group or community setting?
If so, uScreen's Value Keepers programme can empower young participants to explore the values that are important to them by helping them take part in filmmaking activity, under the guidance of film professionals.
For just £250 your setting will receive:
• A planning session with your own designated filmmaker
• 4 half day facilitated workshops with your young people
• Support to use the uScreen site to its full potential
• Information about uScreen bursaries and competitions.
For settings wishing to accredit their Value Keepers programme with Arts Award or Asdan*
• 3 additional half day workshops
*Registration & moderation fees to be paid for by the host setting
For more information visit the uScreen website or contact if you have any further questions.


Accentuate Project Go Public

We would like to invite you to see the dynamic work by contemporary visual artist Zoe Partington at:
Buckinghamshire New University
Queen Alexandra Road,
High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ
The work is open to the public between Saturday 17th  and Tuesday 20th March outside Bucks New University on Queen Alexandra Road and will be operational each evening from 6:30pm -10pm.

Disabled artist, Zoe Partington, has worked on developing a creative response to how disabled people navigate through urban spaces and the impact this has on them emotionally and physically.

Zoe’s work was chosen as part of Go Public - an Accentuate open commissioning programme for disabled and Deaf artists in the South East run by Ardent Hare, the development agency for disabled and Deaf artists and Artpoint (South East public art agency), supported by Arts Council England.

This groundbreaking film installation called First Impressions will chart the journey taken by a blind person through urban space, with biomedical data impacting on the speed and sound of the film. The film is intended to highlight the correlation between disabled people’s journeys and the impact that the design of the environment in urban spaces takes on a person’s stress levels. It also exposes the perspectives and places which disabled people view on the journeys taken through towns and cities and highlights how different the environment can seem and how uninteresting streetscapes can appear if the view or physical interaction of the place is changed or imposed on you.

The work has been developed with students and staff from Bucks New University and their company in residence, Signdance Collective.


Look About Exhibition: Work by Accentuate’s Geologist in Residence, Jon Adams

Southampton City Art Gallery until 31st March
Towner Gallery Eastbourne until 31st March
LV21 Gillingham Pier 16th April – 3rd May
Milton Keynes Gallery 20th April – 27th May
Stour Valley Arts Ashford 5th May – 8th June
Pallant House Chichester June Dates TBC
Winchester Discovery Centre  28th May – 31st August
BGS at the Natural History Museum London 27th July – 3rd August


The Accentuate Project: Mandeville Legacy

Opportunity for Stoke Mandeville Exhibitions Co-ordinator

To assist the Mandeville Legacy Project Managers and WheelPower, IWAS and NSIC to put together an exhibition telling the “Stoke Mandeville Story”.  To design and plan the exhibition layout.  To co-ordinate the planning for the tenure of the exhibition, including volunteer management.

1. Plan exhibitions layout.
2. Assist with development of ideas for content of exhibition (this role will not have to write content for the exhibition, but would be involved in the discussions around what to include and how to pull everything together)
3. Scope requirements for conversion of the venue to an exhibition space.
4. Scope requirements for manning the exhibition during the time it is available to the public (mid June-mid September).
5. Recruit and manage volunteers to man exhibition.
6. Assist with planning of activity programme around the exhibition.

Skills and Knowledge
• Knowledge of organising, running and programming exhibition spaces with associated activities
• Experience of museum curation and design in a practical setting
• Experience of managing and developing museum or heritage exhibition venues
• Previous proven relevant experience of project management, and particularly involvement in designing, organising, programming and delivering varied projects
• Ability to ensure deadlines are met – both by self and partners in delivery

For more information, please contact Laura Cotton and Ruth Page by email:

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