Wednesday, 1 April 2015

People with Down syndrome online and in other media

Oliver Hellowell on BBC's "The One Show"
24th March 2015
Photographer, Oliver Hellowell appears on BBC's "The One Show" to discuss his photography which has, over the years, gained him thousands and thousands of followers on his social media sites.
Estelle Griepink, Lilydale and Yarra Valley Leader, 27th March 2015
Some of us dread exercise, but for Yarra Glen’s Adam Forbes, working out with his personal trainer is one of the highlights of his week.

It’s because Adam’s trainer, Vanessa Taylor, has tailored a special program that has helped him lose weight while having fun and gaining confidence ...
Shoko Kanazawa is a Japanese artist whose exhibition of calligraphy coincided with World Down Syndrome Day, and her presentation at the UN World Down Syndrome Conference in New York on 20th March 2015

Team player Carlton hires two new recruits
9News, 17th March 2015
For the past six weeks Daniel Palmer has been living the dream – working for the Carlton Football Club in the merchandise department. The 27-year-old, who has Down Syndrome, said he "loves" his job and now Down Syndrome Victoria is hoping other clubs will follow Carlton's lead and reach out to people with the genetic condition.

"Yeah I do love it. I'm very busy, every single Monday and Tuesday," Daniel said. 
Carlton CEO Steve Trigg said working with Daniel was a joy ...

Hola Barcelona
Connywenk Lifestyle Photography, 16th March 2015
German photographer, Conny Wenk, is well known for her beautiful photographs of people with Down syndrome and her work to raise awareness. This blog post features her teenage daughter, Juliana and her family enjoying a recent visit to the beautiful Spanish city of Barcelona.

Hampshire Chronicle, 18th March 2015
A Hampshire dancer has been selected to take part in a tour with a prestigious integrated dance company.Katy Francis, who has Down’s syndrome, is a regular at The Point’s Next Steps Dance Company and also acts and dances with Winchester’s Blue Apple Theatre.

The 25-year-old is now going on the road with Candoco Dance Company, a contemporary dance company working with disabled and non-disabled dancers She is one of 14 dancers chosen to join six of the company’s professional dancers to perform a piece by the French choreographer Jerome Bel ...


Julian Escallon - A Man of Many Passions (video, 6m 51s)
A Colombian -born young man with Down syndrome who now lives in Canada talks about his life and passions.

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