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Upward Mobility Project

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About Us Upward Mobility was introduced as a summer project in 2006 by a small group of people who worked with adults with intellectual disabilities. At the time we saw people who were bored and easily distracted often resulting in challenging behaviour. They were not experiencing any of the richness that life has to offer to mainstream society. We saw the solution as simple - workshops, initially Creative Movement, Drama, School of Rock and Art. These workshops all contributed to a documentary film project about our journey entitled 'The Dream of Wong Tong!' (screened at the Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, in December of 2006). This event raised awareness of our project and secured the continuation of the Upward Mobility Project at the end of the initial pilot phase. Now over 9 years later, the project is running over 70 workshops a week in Creative Arts, Employability and Health and Wellbeing subjects for over 135 students. Based at Edinburgh Palette Artists’ Studios, but with satellite locations across Edinburgh and East Lothian, we offer workshops that enable physical and practical learning. No booking required.

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Please enter details of your event or activity: About Us Upward Mobility was introduced as a summer project in 2006 by a small group of people who worked with adults with intellectual disabilities. At the time we saw people who were bored and easily distracted often resulting in challenging behaviour. They were not experiencing any of the richness that life has to offer to mainstream society. We saw the solution as simple - workshops, initially Creative Movement, Drama, School of Rock and Art. These workshops all contributed to a documentary film project about our journey entitled 'The Dream of Wong Tong!' (screened at the Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, in December of 2006). This event raised awareness of our project and secured the continuation of the Upward Mobility Project at the end of the initial pilot phase. Now over 9 years later, the project is running over 70 workshops a week in Creative Arts, Employability and Health and Wellbeing subjects for over 135 students. Based at Edinburgh Palette Artists’ Studios, but with satellite locations across Edinburgh and East Lothian, we offer workshops that enable physical and practical learning. No booking required.
Organisation: Upward Mobility Project
County Region: Edinburgh
Address Line1: Sainsburys Meadowbank
City or Town: Edinburgh
Postcode: EH7 5TS
Event Dates: Thursday 15th
Does this event occur more than once in the same location in Carers Week: No
Contact Person: Janine Corcoran
Telephone: 0131 656 9377
Longitude: -3.1645253
Latitude: 55.9585498
Can we put your activity on the map: Yes
Is this event open to the public: Yes

 

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