Spotlight On: what can success look like for people with learning disabilities?

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Learning Disability Network London is pleased to invite you to our second ‘Spotlight On’ Event. With this series, we talk about important issues for people with learning disabilities.

We will be joined by five speakers who have learning disabilities. They will discuss success and what it means to them.

All the speakers have been successful in their own ways. They are campaigners, dancers, artists and great employees, and lots else. They will tell you more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to come to an event that celebrates diversity, challenges stereotypes and highlights achievements of people with learning disabilities.

This event is for everyone: you might have a learning disability, be a parent,  work in healthcare, education, or SEND, or simply be interested in the topic. We’d love for you to join us.

This is also part of our celebrations for Learning Disability Week 2024.

Date: Thursday 20th June

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Venue: London Canal Museum, 12/13 New Wharf Road, N1 9RT

Cost: £5 which includes a drink (tickets are free for support workers and carers who are coming with a person who needs support). We are aware that there is a cost-of-living crisis. If you want to come to the event but do not have the money for a ticket, please let us know.

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If you need any support with booking your tickets, please contact Emma from the marketing and fundraising team: or call 020 8968 7376.

Meet the speakers:

Laura Broughton

Laura is an artist who has shown her work at the Royal Academy of Arts. She is the artist in residence at South Bank University and has a BA in Fine Art Painting. Laura is also a consultant on social care.











Gary Bourlet

Gary founded the organisation Learning Disability England in 2016. Learning Disability England campaigns for equal lives for people with learning disabilities. It is an advocacy charity run by and for people with learning disabilities and their families.







Fahmina Hoque

Fahmina is a self-advocate who gives advice about social care as part of the Hampshire Learning Disability Partnership. She also works with Voiceability. She is married and lives in Basingstoke.







We will also be joined by more special guests:

Daniel Greenfield

Daniel works as an usher at the Lyceum Theatre in London and volunteers at St Mary’s Hospital. He lives on his own in Westminster and gets some support from LDN London.







Sheri King

Sheri dances as part of the organisation Corali, a creative dance group for people with learning disabilities.







Saba Salman

Saba is chairing the event. She is the author of the book Made Possible: Stories of Success by People with Learning Disabilities – In Their Own Words. Saba is an award-winning journalist and the editor of Community Living magazine. She is also the sibling of a younger sister who has a learning disability, the chair of the charity Sibs, which supports the brothers and sisters of disabled people. She is also an ambassador for the social change body the National Development Team for Inclusion.








Can carers get free tickets?

Yes, support workers and carers can come for free. Please just let us know when you book, so we know how many people are coming.

Will you be streaming the event online?

This is an in-person event. Although we won’t be streaming it online we will live tweet from the event and will record the audio to share after the event.

Is the Canal Museum accessible?

Yes the Museum is fully accessible.

How do I get to the Canal Museum?

The Canal Museum is a 9 minute walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. The full address is London Canal Museum, 12/13 New Wharf Road, N1 9RT. Please note that there is no parking at the venue. You can find full travel information here:

Does the venue serve food?

There won’t be any food available. We will be holding a short drinks reception after the talks, with the chance to network as well, until the event finishes at 8.30 pm.