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Oska Bright ON THE ROAD

Oska Bright ON THE ROAD

The International Film Festival by and for people with learning disabilities comes to County Mayo!

Tuesday 1st December 2009

Oska Bright, a unique film event, is brought to Mayo by the Arts & Disability Networking Pilot, a partnership initiative of the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland and Mayo County Council Arts Office.

A range of inspiring short films will be screened in separate sessions throughout the day. The films have come from many groups and individuals across the UK and include animations, documentaries, a soap-opera and a western.

A highlight of the day will be the screening of Tom and Mary by Scannán Technology, a group of learning disabled film makers based in Ballina.

Oska Bright is unique and successful because it concentrates on peoples’ skills and not on disability. Films are selected by a panel of artists with learning disabilities, and are submitted by groups and individuals.

Oska Bright won the U.K’s National Lottery Good Causes Awards in 2008 – a great tribute to the pioneering work of the artists involved.

Everyone is welcome at the Oska Bright film-show. The films will be captioned in plain English, audio described and sign language interpreted. There are different films in each session. Screenings are at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. All screenings are free and you can come to them all or pick and mix to suit yourself.

Be inspired - and maybe a Mayo-made film will be an award winner in the 2011 Festival!

The screenings take place at Ballina Arts Centre, Arran Place, Ballina, Co. Mayo. For bookings call 096 73595 or email

Oska Bright On The Road in County Mayo is supported by Mayo County Council Arts Office, Arts & Disability Ireland and Arts Council Ireland as part of the Arts & Disability Network Pilot Project and kindly hosted by Ballina Arts Centre.

Posted: 09/11/2009

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