Happy Times Activities hosts exhibition in Birkenhead challenging perceptions of disability

This weekend, the founder of Moreton based Happy Times Activities, Helen Oliver, and her team will be hosting their first art exhibition ‘Lens’ at Bloom Building in Birkenhead. They warmly invite people to attend the exhibition and share the experience with them.

Happy Times Activities is working in partnership with local mental health charity The Open Door Centre on the project.

Founder of The Open Door Centre, Lee Pennington, said, “We created Lens as a concept to explore conversations and share understandings, as over the years we’ve learnt that the issues people face have different vantage points and appreciations but the only perspective that matters really is your own.

“We hope that this, and future Lens projects open new conversations and understandings and working in Partnership with Happy Times on this project that looks at disabilities has been great, as they have so many great relationships and community contacts in the field and use positivity to make connections with all they support.”

The exhibition at Bloom has been funded by the NHS and all art has been inspired or created by adults that attend Happy Times Activities with a diagnosis of Autism or Learning difficulties, their families, and professional supporters.

The art tells real-life, terrible and incredible stories, with the aim of challenging perceptions of disability in a positive way.

The Bloom Building, Abbey Close, Birkenhead, CH41 5FQ. Open hours 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Friday 17 March at 10:30 – For local organisations. Please book via Eventbrite link

Saturday 18 March and Sunday 19 March – Open event for the public, no need to book. Onsite café.

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