2015 Rumble News

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          The Rumbles, The Rumble Awards, and this project

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Organisations involved in the project:

Thera   in partnership with  ATL



Other partners

  • Hightown Praetorian Church Housing Association have offered a venue, which Thera are using for their awards, and we are are using for the Main Awards


With amazing, bespoke trophies made by Wodewose, in consultation with the Pioneer Spirits

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  • Wacky Wheels St Albans, young adults with physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities, are joining our #Proud2BARumble campaign



  • We are working with St Albans Art Sport and Health team (SAASH) and St Albans District Council to deliver a Rumbles workshop at the St Albans festival.

  • We will have a stage at the market and  our Rumble Choir (including people from all the participating organisations)will join us


  • XC Youth Space is letting us use their rehearsal space at Jarman Park Hemel Hempstead to practice our songs

XC Music and Media Studio, Hemel Hempstead


Materials, accessibility advice

Toni Vyse joined the project with the Hemel Campaigners to help add their own thoughts and suggestions, review the training materials, and make sure they are accessible.

The training information pack we have developed includes session plans, templates, advice and activities

Credits - accessible information Hemel campaigners

The presentation

We delivered the training for the presentation day, together with 2 representatives from Hemel Campaigners. We explained the project, used film, music, drama and gave participants the opportunity to try out a number of resources and materials. We presented the materials that each organisation will have on their USB sticks. We explored values and beliefs around disabilities, learned the new song and started the #Proud2BARumble campaign

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We have created a Rumbles song – the group have chosen ‘Proud to be a Rumble’ as the theme this year – and the song ‘Proud’ has been created with support from Abdul Conteh, who has been facilitating African drumming in our song-writing sessions



Session support for organisations

Neil Hoskin, Expert by experience for the Integrated Community Support Commissioning Team, Health & Community Services Hertfordshire County Council and winner of last year’s ‘Leading Light’ Award, has agreed to be involved, and he, the Hemel Campaigners and members of The Pioneer Spirits/Rumbles have made themselves available for advice and to call-in to organisations to support if and where needed

The Leading Light Award

The Rumble Awards and the #Proud2BARumble song

We delivered feedback on Step 1 of the project and ran a #Proud2BARumble workshop to feed into the song, which everyone then performed, with drumming with Abdul Conteh of Herts Drum Circle,  at our presentation for the Learning Disability Partnership Board (Hertfordshire)




Rumble Awards

St Albans HCS LD Day Service (Butterwick)
Verulamium Rugby Club
Tuesday 9th June

Rumble Awards

Jubilee House Care Trust
Jubilee House Care Trust
          Jim MacDonald Centre   
Wednesday 10th  June 

Rumble Awards

Thera             ATL
Thera and Access to Living
Hightown Praetorian Offices
Thursday 18th June 

GO2 Festival    

Sunday 21st June
Whole day is 12-6pm
Performing  1.25 – 1.45 pm
Market Place Stage, Located by Christopher Place
           This is the showcase we have been practising for                  Still using the Rumbles theme we will be playing African     drums, wearing the costumes we have designed and singing the song we all created together ‘Proud (To Be)’ #Proud2BARumble

Rumble Awards 

Partners in Support
          Hatfield Social Club
Wednesday 1st July


Hightown Praetorian Offices
16th July
From 6pm to 9.30 pm

Refreshments provided

The Pioneer Spirits
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We choose the winner of all the winners
They become Hertfordshire’s Learning Disability Personality of the Year 2015

The Winner of the Rumble Awards & other winners

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