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Xiaolu Guo
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
Su Tong
Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

20 octobre 2007 6 20 /10 /octobre /2007 23:07

I seem to be going to a number of disability events and nothing else these days but I also have this notification I thought I should mention here:


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Equality 2025: taking your views on disability equality to government

Monday 12th November 2007, International Convention Centre, Birmingham

Purpose of the event
Equality 2025 is a new body set up to advise the Government on issues affecting the everyday lives of disabled people across the United Kingdom. We want to know what issues you think the Government should be aware of. For more information about Equality 2025, please click here to view the Key Messages.

To find out what you think, we are holding a series of public meetings across the United Kingdom. Our first meeting is on Monday 12 November, in Birmingham. We will be inviting 100 disabled people to attend.

We want to meet with as many disabled people as possible, from every part of the United Kingdom. To try and make sure there is a diverse group of people attending the event, we will give priority to people who have not been to a similar consultation event before, making sure we include people from each region of England, plus Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you are interested in attending please click here to register your interest. If we are able to offer you a place, we will write or email you with a confirmation letter, on Monday 29 October 2007.

Who should attend?
The event is aimed at disabled people across the United Kingdom, particularly disabled people who have not attended a similar event in the past.

There is no fee to attend. We can help with reasonable travel costs if you could otherwise not afford to come (including overnight stays where this is essential). If you are intending to apply for financial assistance, please click here for the link to the expense claim form and guidance. Only compete this once you have received confirmation of your place at the event.

A copy of the agenda is available on this site (click here for link to agenda). You will see that two topics for discussion have already been chosen:

A. Developing Centres for Independent Living; and

B. The United Nations Convention on Disability Rights.

A further two topics will be discussed, but we would like delegates to choose these based on what they think is important to disabled people.

When registering for the event, you will be asked what topic you would like to cover in the morning out of the two choices above. You will also be asked to suggest a topic for the afternoon session.

Post event information
If you are not selected for a place at the event we would like to keep your contact details on our database to send you a copy of the Conference Report, and details of any future events you might wish to attend. Please let us know whether you are happy for us to do this.

We will be in touch again on Monday 29 October, to let you know if we can offer you a place at the event. If you have any queries in the meantime please contact the conference office on 020 8481 3340, using Typetalk on 18001 020 8481 3340 or e-mail equality2025tellus@livegroup.co.uk.

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