The Members’ Coffee Table

Thursday 15th October – 6.30pm-7.30pm

We’re piloting a new way for all of us to keep in touch and have our voices heard, and we’ve called it… The Coffee Table!

Chillax, unwind, get to know each other. These are the only aims of this no-pressure, relaxed way of getting members together. We might talk about what is going on for the disability arts world, we might talk about the weather or the telly. Who knows! This is a new project we’re piloting as a way to stay in touch and make sure there is space for a multitude of voices to be heard. 

Access information: This will take place on Zoom, and BSL & live captioning will be provided.

Please click below to book a FREE space via our Eventbrite page:

Spaces are limited to 30 only for access reasons. If the event goes well and people feel like they’ve got a lot out of it, then hopefully we can host more in the future.


Monthly Video Update – September!

The first of the We Shall Not Be Removed monthly update videos is here!

The headlines for this video are:

A huge thanks to filmmaker Revell Dixon for putting this video together. This video has closed captioning as well as audio description. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read & access the links available at the end of the video.

Helpful Links:

We Shall Not Be Removed website:

We Shall Not Be Removed Twitter: @WSNBRUK

If you’d like to join our LGBTQIA+ group, email us at:

If you’d like to get involved with our access group or have any access queries, email us at:

If you’d like to get involved, and/or join our Slack group, just email us at:


An Invitation to the New Screen Industry Group!

Dear #WeShallNotBeRemoved members,

You are warmly invited to the first meeting of the #WeShallNotBeRemoved Screen Industry Group

Time: 11am – 12pm (‘arrivals’ from 10.45am)

Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Place: via Zoom (link will be emailed nearer the time)

Sign up at

Or call Beacon Films on 0191 580 7000

The meeting is being co-chaired by Oska Bright Film Festival ( and Beacon Films (

The meeting is open for all, and particular attention will be given to making the event accessible for people with learning disabilities, autism and neurodiversity

For accessibility reasons we are limiting capacity to 15 guests, but if there is high demand we will organise more meetings.

The aims of the first meeting will be to:

  • Present some facts about the current situation for disabled people in the screen industry
  • Get to know each other and find out what we all hope to get out of the screen industry group
  • Put forward a suggestion for our first campaign

Access information:

  • Click here to download this information in Easy Read
  • A BSL interpreter will be available if required
  • We will be using PowerPoint slides to help understanding for people with learning disabilities, and all information contained in the slides will be fully described.
  • We will invite all attendees to tell the meeting who they are and what they want to get out of the group. You do not have to do this if you do not want to and assistance will be available to those who need it.

We look forward to meeting you!

Sign up at

Or call Beacon Films on 0191 580 7000

Very best wishes,

Oska Bright Film Festival & Beacon Films


Seven Principles to an Inclusive Recovery for the Arts & Creative Sector

We Shall Not Be Removed has worked in partnership with Ramps on the Moon, Attitude is Everything, Paraorchestra, and What Next? to create a new guide for the arts and entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion. The Seven Inclusive Principles for Arts & Cultural Organisations working safely through COVID-19 is designed to complement the suite of guidance documents already issued by UK Governments and sector support organisations. 

The focus of this unique initiative, which builds from our #InclusiveRecovery campaign, is to ensure deaf, neurodiverse and disabled people are not discriminated against as creative work begins again and as venues re-open. The Seven Principles offer practical guidance to arts and cultural organisations to support disabled artists, audiences, visitors, participants and employees.

The Seven Principles are applicable across all art forms and across all 4 UK nations and come with endorsement from a wide range of leading sector bodies including: Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, The Arts Council of Wales, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, British Film Institute, The Museum Association, Theatres Trust, Royal Philharmonic Society and the British Council.

Please click below for:

A list of the seven principles

The Seven Principles document in full, available in a number of accessible formats


Who’s in the Zoom? #2 Unlimited Talks

The wonderful Unlimited have kindly offered two times on Wednesday 23rd September to speak to #WeShallNotBeRemoved members about their latest funding opportunities.

Places are free to book, but please do reserve your space the via the Eventbrite links below, as while our ambitions may have no limited, spaces are not #Unlimited!

Click here to go to the Eventbrite page for the 11am-12pm slot:

Click here to go to the Eventbrite page for the 4.30-5.30pm slot:

For more information about their latest funding opportunities, please click the link below.