Hardest Hit Conference 1st June 2012
The Arcadea HUB team are looking forward holding a stall at the upcoming Hardest Hit Conference where people can find out more about the impact of cuts on the disabled community. While you're there make sure you find us and speak to one of our representatives about what we do. Bill Wilson will be there along with two of our HUB Club members Peter and Wendy, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Disability Arts & Human Rights Year 3 25th May 2012
We are looking forward to meeting with BIHR's newest team member Sophie Howes on the 25th to begin planning for the next exciting year of the Human Rights pilot.
Farewell Katrin 11th May 2012
Today is sadly Katrin Aulds last day with the organisation. Having sucessfully completed her 12 month apprenticeship with Arcadea she is now moving on to a new exciting phase in her life - motherhood! We would like to wish Katrin every success for the future and to thank her for all her hard work over the last year.
HUB Steering Group Meeting 3rd May 2012
Tonight at 6:30pm is the night of our second HUB Steering Group meeting here at MEA House. If you or somebody close to you has a learning disability then why not come along and help shape the future of the HUB? If you would like more information then please contact us at the office and we will be happy to help.
FANE Friendship Conference 19th April 2012
You can find us at the Friends Action North East Friendship Conference for learning disabled adults at the Discovery Museum. Come down to find out about organisations in the local area that can help you to socialise and build up a network of friends in the city.
HUB Club Taster Sessions March 2012
We have lots of people booked in for some fun taster sessions with the HUB Club, if you think you might be interested then dont forget to check out the HUB section of our website for more information or contact us at the office where a member of staff will be happy to help.
NCC Marketplace 15th February 2012
Newcastle Cultural Sevrices are running their Marketplace today at Live Theatre where our staff can be found at the HUB stall making t-shirts and sharing information with the participants.
December 2011 - January 2012
Christmas at the HUB
Throughout December and January we have some exciting days and evening out in Newcastle planned for learning disabed adults. If you're interested then check out the HUB section of our website.
13th - 16th December 2011
Christmas Workshop Festival at the Welford Centre
We are delighted to be running a series of creative Christmas workshop's for adults with learning disabilities who currently attend the Welford Centre.
10th December 2011
Exhibition: World Human Rights Day
An exhibition celebrating Human Rights in the community 10/12/11 to 12/01/12.
This exhbition features the work of local disabled artists and is produced in collaboration with Arcadea & the British Institute of Human Rights. An extraordinary Set of responses challenging out understanding of the ways in which Human Rights issues touch our every day lives. With thanks to the Welford Centre and Wansbeck Disability Forum.
Preview: 10/12/11 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Life Bioscience Centre, Reception Area, Times Square, Newcastle, NE1 4EP.
23rd November 2011
HUB Steering Group Meeting
Following the success of Take off the HUB launch event we would now like to invite learning disabled adults and their advocates to attend a meeting at the Premier Inn Newcastle. This creative meeting is to share information with those who may be interested in forming a Steering Group that in an advisory role will help shape the future of the HUB.
Human Rights in the Community 16th & 17th November 2011
Arcadea in association with the British Institute of Human Rights are running 2 creative workshops on the subject of Human Rights in the Community at the Welford Centre and Wansbeck Disability Forum. If this is a subject that interests you then please get in touch with a member of staff.
November 2011 - Calling All Disabled Writers
At Arcadea we are working to put local disabled writers in touch with one another and provide an accessible space to hold creative meetings on a regular basis. If this is something you are interested in then please contact Katrin for more information.
Coming this month is the online HUB directory, a free whats on creative & cultural activity guide for learning disabled people in the city. If there is an inclusive creative or cultural activity that you would like to be included in the directory then please contact the office and give us the details.
26th September 2011
A big thank you to all the people who came along to the Take Off HUB Launch, I'm sure those of you who managed to get a place will agree that the day was a huge success with lots of fantastic workshops to try out.
24th Setember 2011
Take Off, HUB Launch! A day for learning disabled adults in the city to take part in some creative taster sessions.
13th September 2011
We are now fully booked up for the HUB launch, if you haven't managed to get a place but would still like to know what inclusive activities are happening in the city contact the office and let us know what you are interested in and we will see what we can do to help.
Preparations for the HUB launch on the 24th September 2011 are well and truly under way - look out for our flyers which are posted around the city!
Congratulations to one of our team members Katy Saunderson who has now completed her NVQ Level 3 in Management.
Congratulations to our Hub Co-ordinator Katrin and her husband Andy Auld who were married today in Sweden.
We're putting together a series of Artists Forums to help and support disabled artists in the region, initially we will be putting together 3 groups; Visual Arts, Performing Arts & Writers/Poets. If you are interested in joining or would like further information then please contact the office.
12th May 2011
We're very pleased to welcome Katrin Ostlund to our team. Katrin is joining us part time as a Business Administration Apprentice and will be responsible for co-ordination of the Hub alongside her other more general duties. Katrin also has a background in fine art and we are sure that she will prove to be a valuable addition to the organisation.