Parbold-Festival

Parbold Street Festival of Music & Art 2016 from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Vimeo Street Festivals Channel - Parbold 2016

Parbold Street Art & Music Festival - Organisers' Introduction - YouTube

Sunny - The Parbold Festival - Dragon Parade - YouTube

Parbold Street Festival - YouTube

Andy And Sharon Shaw - Parbold Festival Artists - YouTube

Sarah Schofield Parbold Festival Author - YouTube

Carrie Byrom Event Rider - Parbold Street Festival - YouTube

 

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RSC Grand Theatre Blackpool Schools Drama Workshops

 

Learning Zone Drama At Red Marsh Special School from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Lancashire Special School & Fleetwood Schools Drama Celebrations & Film

Rachel Gartside, a RSC actress and education advisor, has been developing students’ confidence by using drama. Working with nine local schools, The Grand Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company. They are performing Mid Summer’s Night Dream for the 400th-anniversary celebrations.

Each school in the cluster has chosen a little chunk of the play and are going to share this. Every school will film their individual part that they have acted out. All the individual contributions will be part of an afternoon and evening film performance where parents and class staff can celebrate their children’s productions.

It is premiered at Larkholme Primary School Fleetwood in June.

Rachel praised the children’s enthusiasm and said it gives them a great sense of achievement.

Drama helps by enabling understanding the characters and events in the play. New learning and understanding come through the use of new expressive language and role play.

The senior class enjoys wearing costumes, using props and learning actions. Some students have learnt to recite lines. Every student has gained increased confidence.

 

RSC Workshop - Red Marsh Special School - Mid Summer's Night Dream - Fairyland from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

The focus is on how they deal with their feelings by using some of the words that come from Midsummer’s Night Dream. These are in the same language spoken four hundred years ago. It explores the many different contexts of the play and celebrates its famous words.

Rachel says all pupils have the right to speech and understand how these words make us feel. By making children feel confident,  they can speak something that is old-fashioned, may appear boring or perhaps has nothing to do with us. It is a vital part of our English heritage.

 

Red Marsh Special School - Shakespeare Rehearsals - Teacher Report from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

The purpose is to get the students to feel the language and the meaning behind the words. When the hobgoblins are teasing the four young lovers lost in the woods, they speak the words that those characters speak. Teachers agree that Shakespeare’s is excellent for teaching effective speaking and listening skills. 

The biggest thing and the most enabling about drama is its ability for creating connectedness to be characters in the story. By imagining ourselves differently and by putting ourselves in some else's shoes learners have experiences that they might not get a chance to have in their ordinary lives.

The Mid Summer’s performance is about being heartbroken and confused. They help pupils learn about common human experiences. Within the story and the play, young people can practice what that feel like in a safe space.

The most enabling thing about working in drama for Rachel Gartside is its ability to deliver deep empathy that is created by actively acting and being in the stories you are playing in.

 

Expressive Arts At Red Marsh School - A RSC Drama Workshop from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Nicky Jackson, a Red Marsh Special School English teacher, praised the children’s enthusiasm and says it gives them a great sense of achievement.

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Photography Multiple Realities Nikon 200mm Nikkor Macro lens

 

 

Green-Eyes
 

 

Book-Shelf

 

Bruno Lator's world consists of a range of multiple realities. These are dependent upon their sources of agency. Here there is no one structure of reality. In this socially constructed world is there a place for a single definition of the world?

 

Book

 

This view means there is no overarching viewpoint.

 

Shop-Receipt

 

Using a NikonAF Micro NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED  , I wanted to experiment and produce a different viewpoint from the stereotypical photographic viewpoint.

 

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 I was testing the lens for a video project.

 

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The NikonAF Micro NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED is my favourite lens. It consistently produces very different perspectives and very sharp images.

 

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Plastic-buckle

 

 

Nikon-50mm-lens

 

 

Light-Bulb

 

 

Carpet

 

 

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Inclusive learning and language

 

 

Inclusive Learning and Language from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

 

Red Marsh Special School, Thornton Cleveleys near Blackpool, Lancashire, UK, has a great reputation. Parents like its inclusive learning and the support they receive. A customised curriculum with a range of alternative communications systems supports pupils. Many have difficulties in understanding or cannot not speak.

“We want everyone to achieve their potential.” The Deputy Head, Alison Brown and AAC Nursery Nurse, Sarah Holyhead, express enthusiastically. They believe the ability to receive and start communication interactions is essential. Children with special educational needs have difficulties in this area.

 

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Sarah Holyhead Specialist Communication Leader

 

Brown and Holyhead, acknowledge that their learners will use a range of communication modes. Success is about helping individuals to achieve this. It means using the best approach matched to the child’s preferred learning style.

The school’s curriculum has a strong focus on using alternative and alternative communications. (AAC) Structured language strategies and assistive technologies drive it.

 

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Language and Learning Red Marsh School

Each child engages and achieves by using unique resources developed in the school. A sophisticated pupil tracking system helps assessment, recording and tracking pupil progress.

All staff receive training and support in the use of communication strategies. Inclusive learning in formal lessons, PE, sensory play, or the Nursery powers the school.

You can observe the miracle of non-communicating children successfully making themselves understood.

 

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Red Marsh Special School Thornton Cleveleys Lancashire

 

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Google Translate for Animals

 

Check out Animal Translate now:

 

 

 A new application that can help you communicate with your pet.

A (beta) Android application that allowed humans “to better understand our animal friends.”

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#LoveLurchers-Monty-The-Sight-Hound-A-Dog-Video

 

 

 

 

#dogs #doglovers #dogwalking #hounds #lurchers

Monty is a three year old Lurcher. Here he is enjoying the spring sunshine at Galgate, Lancashire. He comes from the Lancaster Dog Rescue Centre and now has new owners.

The best thing in the world for Monty is running in wide open spaces.

 

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Democracy Disability and Conservative Disarray

 

London 19 March 2016 - Demonstrations 

 

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Walking up Regent Street, during an eventful Saturday, I accidentally stumbled across a protest demonstration.

By chance, the day before, I had been researching Baudrillard's codes and the political economy of the sign.

Set against the background context of the prestigious shops, their brand advertising and sophisticated, high value real estate, I was struck by the irony that history, democracy and politics have failed the voting public.

 

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The nearby dilapidated TUC House and Maynard Keynes’s Camden home, are symbolic relics of the narrative, aspirations and values of a significant number of people in the country. They have been deleted from the agenda and policies of parliament and local councils.

 

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How can a so called democratic country neglect and ignore these views? A government elected on a mandate of only thirty-seven percent of voters in the national elections acts like an authoritarian, one party dictator state.

The protesters sign’s, symbols and slogans are unambiguous. They clearly express not only viewpoints but more importantly the harsh realities of existing with little to survive on.

 

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These humanitarian values are contrary to what George Osborne, the Chancellor of Exchequer, presented in this week's budget. Higher tax rate payers got a break and people with disabilities bore the brunt in reducing the nation’s budget deficit.

Ian Duncan Smith resigned at the shenanigans and the political posturing for the leadership of a divided Conservative Party. As per the well rehearsed historical script, the Tories are going through their regular second term ritual of destroying their credibility.

 

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The Labour Party has now gone very quiet after its own lunatic leadership fiasco. Can they believe their luck? Instead of being out of power until 2025, a window of opportunity has now suddenly opened up and presented new opportunities.

 

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To be successful, socialists need to refresh and update their language and rhetoric. Like the demonstrator’s placards, they are past their sell by date. The weakness is always in left wing economics and cuckoo land fiscal policies. Ask anyone with an iota of intelligence. Marx was a great political theorist. The City of London have been successful in exploiting his concepts, but the Left are beached high and dry for not delivering a successful economy for voters to buy into. It does not help the people the protestors are advocating for.

 

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A political commentator in her recent column in The Times, asked why demonstrators bothered. No body ever paid attention to their protest anyway. Could they not find new ways of getting their point across?

This view, the arrogance of the ruling conservative party and the media sharing this viewpoint, is the crux of how corrupt, obsolete and the pointlessness of a two party, first past the post, antiquated parliamentary system. The home of democracy? What does that mean? The question to ask is who hold's power and how is it exerted? Think about it.

 

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Today's political news about a resignation, disability benefits and the London demonstration presents contradictions and highlights the nadir of a system that does not work for the majority of people.

 

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I am setting out the scene on where I stand and my viewpoint. Very close to where I took these images, I went to the University of London and as part of my post-grad research, focused on the American political philosopher, John Rawl's, ' Principle of Redress'. Whether applied to civil rights, the law, politics or special needs, it is an excellent and proven concept.

 

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I note that George Osborne has delivered a Herculean performance in saving the economic credibility of the country. The impact has created jobs and employment in the private sector. He has destroyed his astute reputation in his eight budget by hitting the weakest section in society. People receiving disability payments are the target whilst those earning hundreds of thousands of pounds get of with tax perks. This is why I am highlighting the political signs and symbols of today's activist. The advertising in Regent Street and the political signs are a reflection of Baudrillard's insights. New successful solutions and policies that bring communities together are required.

 

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The Donald Trump's of the world and professional politicians need to up their game. We the electorate, the voters are tired of the  misuse of the political system. Where have all the great leaders gone? 

 

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Today we need great leaders that can reach out across all segments of society and work on behave of all communities, not George Osborne's champaign drinking business owners and elite friends.

Representation in politics needs to move towards proportional representation. A more inclusive society will help make democracy work. Anything else is a sham. Just go and observe your local council in a two party council chamber. You will cringe with embarrassment.

 

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Today’s demonstrators were representing those in greatest need. John Rawls and Ian Duncan Smith made strong cases for these people. There is much more to be done.

 

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For your information, I spotted this in the NYT:

Sunday Review

 

GRAY MATTER

Calculate Your Economic Risk

By MARK R. RANK and THOMAS A. HIRSCHL

What are the chances you will experience poverty in the near future?”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/20/opinion/sunday/calculate-your-economic-risk.html

 

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Four Very Concerned Citizens EU Referendum #VoteStay

Four-Citizens-EU-Referendum-#VoteStay from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

Four contrasting voters voice their concerns. These are influenced by economic prosperity, jobs and employment.

A common issue was the fear of losing out by not being part of Europe.

Each speaker delivers their articulate insights and make a strong case for their decision.

 

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Best Of Britannia North – Views on EU Referendum

The Old Post Office, Preston, convened the annual Best of Britannia (BOB) North Trade Show.

On the Press Day, exhibitors were asked about their views on European Union.

Here are two contrasting people sharing their views:

 

 

Joylan Farms At BOB Preston EU Referendum from Eddy Jackson MBE on Vimeo.

 

www.joylanfarms.co.uk from Lancashire specialize in producing milk as a high value nutrient-rich food. They supply local shops, milk rounds, farm shops, hospitals and schools.

 

 

 

 

UCLAN Textile’s Department has a great tradition of producing enterprising students with a wide range of talents. Here two students exhibit their exceptional work. An exit from the EU would be detrimental to opportunities and university education.

 

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