A summary of the latest news from The Staying Inn
Our landlady Amy spoke to Lucy Edwards for her YouTube Channel. Lucy, Amy and Dr Amit Patel discuss visual impairment, social distancing & the new challenges created by #Covid-19. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gY7TNg53nM&feature=youtu.be
We enjoyed the opportunity to Say Hello to Carly Findlay in Conversation with Landlady Dr Amy Kavanagh on Sunday 3rd May 11.30am (UK) / 8.30pm (Aus)
Our Staying Inn elves have been beavering away and now, for those that missed this session, the video is available on our YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iu0WSWIKfw&feature=youtu.be
Unfortunately, its not quite the full experience as we had a couple of technical blips along the way so on this occasion we can only bring you an Audio recording of the session with Closed Captions.
Carly Findlay is a blogger, writer, speaker and appearance activist. She challenges people’s thinking about what it’s like to have a visibly different appearance. Carly will be joining Amy at The Staying Inn for a conversation about her book Say Hello.
The book is a memoir – with anecdotes from Carly’s life to date, as well as thoughts and observations on ableism, media representation and beauty privilege. This incredible memoir encourages hope and disability pride.
Join us to hear all about Carly’s book, activism and an exploration of living with disability and visible difference.
When: Sunday 3 May, 2020 11:30 AM
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Join us at 11.30am (UK time), this session has live captions and British Sign Language interpreters.
This session will be recorded, but your camera will not be visible as it is a webinar.
Say Hello is available as an audiobook and e-book, you can find out more details here: http://carlyfindlay.com.au/sayhello/
The iNews catch up with our Landlady Amy and our barmaid Ginny to discover how the Inn is open to all.
Landlady Amy had an early start on 30 April 2020 chatting to the BBC Radio 5 Live team about The Staying Inn and our efforts to connect isolated disabled people.
We have since located a transcript of that interview.
"It's reaching a lot of really isolated people"
Dr Amy Kavanagh is a visually impaired activist and landlady of @TheStayingInn – a virtual pub for disabled and non-disabled people.
She's fundraising so more people can come to her pub.🍻
— BBC Radio 5 Live (@bbc5live) April 30, 2020
43 teams joined us, our biggest event so far. Congratulations to Gillian & Thom our winners this week Thank you again to the team helping us make it accessible @weedollydixie @paulbelmontesli & @mycleartext
Rounds this week included:
- General Knowledge
- Greek Myths
- American Presidents in TV & Film
Join us again next week!
Photo by Kaye Ford Photography
“My hope is that this crisis will teach us the value of connecting even when we are far apart, & that by sharing a video call & a laugh, we might help break down some of the barriers between disabled people & a society which often excludes us.”
Our Landlady, Amy, was interviewed for an article in today’s Express and Star to showcase everything going on at The Staying Inn.
Another fab evening at The Staying Inn! 34 teams joined us for our weekly #VirtualPubQuiz Some excellent silly hats worn by the regulars. We also had live captions from the lovely Orla! Yay! Congrats to our winners Dr Jon Hastie & Tomas