Anniversary film launched
AS part of Carlisle Mencap's 50th anniversary celebrations a short film called 'Our Lives Now And Then' was officially launched at a gathering at Carlisle Youth Zone, attended by invited guests including the Mayor of Carlisle Jessica Riddle.
Many members of the press were present too, including ITV Border, That's Cumbria TV and The Cumberland News. Service users, parents, trustees, support workers, management and local authority officials were there, along with representatives of local businesses and other charities.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery and featuring children from Carlisle Youth Zone with support from Eden Films, the film will be first shown at a special launch ceremony at the youth zone in Victoria Place, Carlisle, on Wednesday from midday to 1.30pm.
Through dance and movement, the film portrays the history of people with a learning disability in Cumbria and the way they have been treated, including how in the early days they were sent to a hospital “that felt more like a prison”.
Carlisle Mencap would like to express its thanks to Heritage Lottery, Carlisle Youth Zone and Eden Films for their support and co-operation in this film project.
To see the film on Youtube, the link is: