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Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival marking World AIDS Day

Start Date:
1st December 2015

End Date:
1st December 2015

Start Time:
8 pm

End Time:
9.15 pm approx

Event title: Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival marking World AIDS Day
Venue: The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TE
Name: Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
Telephone: 01743 249888
Event description: Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival are marking World AIDS Day, December 1st, with a screening of ‘Vivant! (Alive!)’.
A film filled with humour and breathtaking aerial photography, Alive! Reminds us all of the value of life and of living it to the fullest. An adrenalin-fuelled film – not to be missed.
French with English subtitles.

For full details click here: Alive! Press Release

Tickets (£5/£4 concessions) can be bought in advance via the Eventbrite link via the Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival website:, or at the door.

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CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARD SHOP – St Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury.

For the first time we have joined in by having our own Christmas Cards in the pop up Charity Christmas Card Shop at St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury.

Shrop Disability Network Christmas Cards

The shop opened on Friday 23rd October & remains open until Saturday 5th December inclusive. 

The opening times are Monday to Saturday, 10.15 to 4.00 pm.

Sunday 15th November will be a special day the shop will open as part of the Chocolate Festival being held over three days at the Church. Please come along and support Shropshire Disability Network. We have members volunteering at the shop on Wednesday 25th November.

Our cards have been designed by Alison Staples, daughter of Peter our newsletter editor. Cards cost £3.99 for a pack of 10 cards with envelopes. (2 designs)

If you would like to purchase cards but can not go to the Charity Christmas Card Shop call our mobile 07780 852 229 or email & we will try to help. We will have to charge charge postage should we have to post packs to you.

We will also have packs of cards at all our events between now & Christmas including our quarterly meeting on Thursday 10th December (providing stocks are still available). Details click here:


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Go-To has a series of one-day courses

We have heard via the VCSA that Go-To as well as having an evening to demonstrate ipads & tablets on 18th November but they have a series of one day courses. Click this link for details of 18th November.

These courses will be held at The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1JE . 

Go-To has a series of one-day courses coming up before the end of the year, including:

  • Introduction to Social Media, 18 November, 10 am-4.00 pm, £10
  • Build a Website in a Day, 25 November, 10 am-4.00 pm, £50
  • Twitter for Business, 2 December, 10 am-4.00 pm, £50
  • Search Engine Optimisation, 9 December, 10 am-4.00 pm £50

See for further details. Email: or telephone 01743 341300 to book your place or find out more.




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Wheels for All Shropshire- Autumn 2015 programme

Click here for details of “Wheel for All” Shropshire-Autumn programme (October -December 2015) Cycling

Every session will be supported by skilled & experienced staff. There will be a range of adapted cycles to suit all abilities. Come along & bring your friends & family too. We have a special Christmas ride on Saturday 19th December, why not join us?

If you want to book a ride or would like to know more information ie about adapted bikes please call Ian Tierney on 01925 234213 or email

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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups in November

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Library 4th November 10 am to 12 noon.

Michael McCarthy who was in a car accident as a child which left him paralysed, blind, epileptic & with learning difficulties will tell us his story which includes learning to walk again, publishing 4 book & running the London Marathon.

Ludlow at St. Peters Church, Monday 9th November 10.30 am -12.30 pm.

We will be having a visit from Pauline Rose of the Vision Technology & Training Service plus a game of Boccia. If you would like to come to the Christmas lunch in December please bring your payment (2 courses £14.50 or 3 courses £16.50 each)

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 18th November.

This is the last session for 2015, we hope to take some photographs.

Monday 23rd November at Roy Fletcher Centre, Shrewsbury 2 pm -4 pm

We will be having a talk from Shropshire Disability Network and will also be welcoming by a Sister and Matron from the Ophthalmology Department at the hospital who are coming along to learn more about patient experiences of NHS Eye Care services following our recent report. Please note that if you would like to come on the Christmas lunch in December please bring your payment (balance is £6 or full payment £16).

For details of Cricket for Sight Loss please go to the “Active Lifestyle” tab on this website


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Empathy for Special Children-Survey

Empathy for special children has been delivering social opportunities & support to families growing up with High Functioning Autism & associated additional needs in Craven Arms and Oswestry for 5 years now and this service is even more in demand now.

A development plan is in place to take forward the expansion of the service both geographically for current provision and brand new services for those within our remit. Whether you are a parent, carer, Grandparent, Auntie, Uncle etc, we would be grateful if you could complete our short survey by clicking here

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FA Disability Talent Identification Programme 2015/16 -Disability Provision with Shrewsbury Town in the Community

Shropshire Football Association are pleased to announce that Shrewsbury Town In The Community have been awarded a licence by The FA to host the new Talent Identification Programme for disabled young players for the 2015/ 16 season.

TIPs will commence with an England Talent Day before leading into a six week prescriptive player assessment/signposting period.England Talent Day is an integral part of The FA’s new Disability Talent Pathway, identifying young players aged between 12-16 years old for 2015/16 season. 

For full details of the TIPs programme click here: FA Disability Talent Identification Programme 2015-2016

If you are interested & want to register click here: tips leaflet 2

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Where Should the Quarry Pool Go? Take Our Quick Poll.

The consultation on the location of the Quarry Pool is drawing to a close. Why not take our quick poll and tell us what you think?

Would you prefer the Quarry Pool to remain in Shrewsbury Town Centre?
The Consultation about swimming facilities in Shrewsbury has been going on for a while. Do you think hydrotherapy pool facilities should also be available locally for the people of Shrewsbury.
If you have any other comments please email or call SDN on 07780 852 229
Thank you for taking your time to take part in this poll.