Soul Sister

On Wednesday 17th of October a group of us from DCB went to see ‘’ Soul Sister ‘’ in the Bord Gais Theatre. It was the based on the life story of Tina Turner. The singing was brilliant. What a great day! Denise Flahive.

Pablo has Arrived

Last night Pablo the visiting international artist arrived to greet us in Aras Lorcain in Arklow. He met with and talked to the public and some community groups including ourselves. But this morning it was straight to work. The venue is Ballyraine Garden Centre and it is absolutely buzzing. Tha atmosphere is excited and creative with various groups coming and …

News Team…….Assemble! We’ve probably featured these guys before but just incase you’ver forgotten here is the ‘How’s You’re News’ Team. A bunch of guys with intellectual disabilities who make a news show which ran on MTV. Check the link above for their website and videos. They have a new DVD out covering the 2012 election in America.

The Autumn Art Project with Pablo

The Autumn Art Project with Pablo is next week! The Arklow Gallery will launch with a collaborative sculpture project facilitated by Pablo Garcia Albizuri an artist from Argentina. This exhibition will be the culmination of an arts project, lasting two weeks and based in Sunbeam House Services with the participation of local companies Elavon and Takeda and a local community …

New Art Gallery in Arklow

I am delighted to announce that we will be opening the new Bri Nua building in Arklow on 2 November 2012. This new building, funded specifically by the HSE, also houses The Arklow Gallery, a space designed to exhibit our clients’ art work on the main street of Arklow. This space will be managed by the Arklow Visual Arts Group, …

Lucinda Lodge Latest

Where the Garden Team used to be. The building work is almost complete at Lucinda Lodge at the Vevay complex. The rooms look great and the view is out of this world. More news as we get it…..

Guess Who

 The gentleman pictured is a member of staff… this day he still admires ties and socks pulled all the way up……looks about 30 years old though the age of this photo puts him at closer to ’50’.

Pretty in Pink

Just another day at the office for Sean and Catherine. Its a wonder we get any work done. Some nice photos from the Breast Cancer awareness coffee morning in SHS, Cedar Estate.

Film Reviews for the entire Summer!

Tim and the guys at the Sunbeam film club have been busy watching and reviewing all the major blockbusters over the Summer. Here are the reviews….. Warning!: This post will be pretty long as they watched lots and lots of movies. 13/6/12 – Snow White & the Huntsman Michelle – Loved this! The Queen was fantastic (and prettier then Snow …

Sports Day

Some of the photos from sports day this year in the Ballywaltrim Hall, Bray.

Great short Film, ‘Talk’.

The award-winning ‘Talk’ portrays a society in which non-disabled people are a pitied minority and disabled people lead full and active lives. Jonathan Kerrigan, of BBC’s ‘Casualty’ fame, plays a business executive whose negative preconceptions of disability are dramatically shattered. Thanks, Tim, for the recommendation.

Dublin Zoo

A group of us at Ballyraine Garden Centre went of day trip to Dublin Z oo .Well worth a visit as a lot of baby animals have been born recently. A lovely sunny September day, great fun was had by all of us !!

The Blessing….a poem by Patrick Power

I often wonder what it is like To have a proper home A loving family, friends and Community all around me And never be alone I realise I am really loved And cared for In so many ways I don’t know Their love protects me with Angel wings When I am feeling low When the demons come out to play, …