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Photography Exhibition: "The Reluctant Heroes"

10 April 2014

‌The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport is hosting a unique Photography Exhibition entitled The Reluctant Heroes.

This photography exhibition displays visual methods data collected by Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport, as part of a Coca Cola funded research programme. 15 spinal cord injured individuals were invited to take personal photographs representing their experiences of being physically active or inactive. Drawing on contemporary styles of display, the viewer is taken on a visual journey through the trials and triumphs associated with trying to be active with a spinal cord injury. The biographical photography shows us why an active life can be so great; but also why it can be so difficult. A must see for disability professionals and organisations, sport, health and fitness specialists, and political leaders.

Where: Aspire National Training Centre, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP

When: Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, Friday 16th May, 12pm – 3pm.

RSVP: phc@lboro.ac.uk by Friday 2nd May



12pm: Drinks reception & opening address (Dr Anthony Papathomas)

1pm: Lunch served

2pm: A word from the photographers…

3pm: Closing address (Guest speaker retired athlete Andy Barrow)


Please RSVP to phc@lboro.ac.uk by Friday 2nd May if you would like to attend.