Every Life has It's Purpose Monday 15th May, between 6 & 8pm Cerebral Palsy Midlands
CPM's 'Being Heard' musical group present 'Every Life has It's Propose' a musical production based on a legendary figure, Dr. Earl Carlson. He was a pioneer for cerebral palsy (CP)! Having CP himself and born in the USA he studied to become a Doctor, a world authority and specialist in cerebral palsy then travelled the world to gain further medical research.
During his time travelling he met local business entrepreneurs Paul Cadbury and Stephen Quayle who had children with cerebral palsy and were aware there were no services available throughout the Midlands for children and or adults with cerebral palsy. Together with help and funds from the Ministry of Education and the local council, they set up Midlands Spastic Association (MSA) (now Cerebral Palsy Midlands) and Carlson House School at Victoria Road in Harborne.
Carlson House School was the first school for children with cerebral palsy in the UK. He started a revolution and was a pioneer! This year we celebrate 70 years of service we want to honour one of our important founders and we encourage you come along and see our fantastic production Monday 15th May between 6 & 8pm.
Musical Director Richard Ganner has been leading the 'Being Heard' group and helping them write their lyrics, narrate, direct and sing for their production of 'Every Life has It's Purpose' and they have been rehearsing regularly since January this year to be ready for their fantastic and incredible performance. For more information about Being Heard, click here.
We invite you to join us and sing along.
Celebrating 70 years!
We will also be celebrating the production of our Second edition of 'Fulfilment Through Achievement: The History of Cerebral Palsy Midlands & its Community of People, 1947 - 2014. Books will be available at the performance.
Here at Cerebral Palsy Midlands we have a rich archive of History and have been working through our archives to really establish our beginnings and how disability and support for those with cerebral palsy has changed over the years. Together with a team of staff and PhD student Teresa Hilier from Swansea University we have started to share our findings in a new History Blog.
Get in touch
For more information about the event itself please contact Cerebral Palsy Midlands Development Officer, either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0121 427 3182 (ext 3).