Michael McEwan: How the GFT is making film accessible for fans who have autism
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan has good news for cinema-goers from the GFT
MANY of us enjoy going to the cinema to watch a good film , but for people who are on the autistic spectrum this is more difficult.
Michael McEwan: Why you should make time for this year's mental health arts and film festival
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan says supporting a mental health festival showcasing creativity can help raise awareness
THERE are a number of different festivals and events in Scotland to highlight different issues, and one of them is the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival which is held across Scotland each October.
With attendances of over 25,000, last year's festival saw over 300 events staged across the country, including film, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts.
Michael McEwan: How one woman's TV journey with MND shone a light on disability
CommonSpace columnist and disability rights activist Michael McEwan says a recent TV documentary offered a valuable insight into Motor Neurone Disease
AS WELL AS doing my work for CommonSpace and other media outlets in Scotland, I also advocate for people with a disability, to raise awareness, and I think a good platform for disability representation is television.
Michael McEwan: How Limelight Music is addressing disability inequality in the arts
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan explains how Limelight Music is helping more disabled people get into the performing arts sector
THERE are a lot of good disability organisations in Scotland which do great development work. One of these is Limelight Music, previously known as Sounds of Progress.
Limelight Music is an equality professional music training and production company. For over 25 years, it has been delivering high quality inclusive music projects across Scotland and in Europe.
Michael McEwan: The stigma around employing people with a disability has to end
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan marks Learning Disability Week with a plea for employers to look at people, not disabilities
EVERY WEEK or month seems to be promoting awareness of different disabilities or organisations.
Michael McEwan: It's your parliament and your voice, so make it heard
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan, who covers developments around disability, charts a couple of positive moves in the Scottish Parliament and beyond
WHEN I watch things about news and politics on TV I always wonder what's going on behind the scenes, and I recently got an opportunity to find out at the Scottish Parliament.
I attended an event in my local area recently called Your Parliament, Your Voice, held by a delegates from the Scottish Parliament who are running a series of events around Scotland.
Michael McEwan: Why you should drop into the Spoon Cafe and support its amazing community work
CommonSpace columnist and podcaster Michael McEwan says the Spoon Cafe does essential work in helping adults with learning difficulties into the workplace
A FEW years ago I was working with an organisation in the Merchant City in Glasgow, and there were a number of cafes there where I could grab lunch.
McEwan on the Pod: Brand new chat show with Michael McEwan begins
Brand new show begins on CommonSpace
MCEWAN ON THE POD is a new podcast series on CommonSpace hosted by columnist Michael McEwan. and every month he’ll be joined by a guest or a few to discuss what’s happening in Scotland and around the world.
Michael McEwan: How football can be a positive thing for Scottish society
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan gives an overview of Street Soccer Scotland, and says football can have a positive effect on social problems
I WOULD say that the number one sport in Scotland is football, and it's not just reserved to the parks and the terraces.
Street Soccer Scotland was founded in 2009 as a social enterprise which uses football-inspired training and personal development as a medium to empower people who are affected by social exclusion, to help make positive changes in their lives.
Michael McEwan: Well done to the Scottish theatres embracing autism and dementia-friendly acts
CommonSpace columnist Michael McEwan, who covers developments around disability, outlines awareness days for the year ahead and congratulates Glasgow theatres for their efforts to recognise audience diversity
I'D like to wish all a belated Happy New Year, and here's to 2017!
I managed to avoid pantomime season, but I'm happy to see there was one pantomime specifically designed to welcome people with autism, learning or other sensory and communication difficulties.