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The rights of air passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility are being highlighted by the UK European Consumer Centre as the international community marks the International Day of Persons with disabilities on 3 December. Despite EU law setting substantial rights, the UK centre still receives reports from those travellers who face serious problems when travelling by air.
Many artists in the 1980s and 90s travelled by train from city to town across Europe, visiting art collections, architecture, landscapes and people; usually in a concentrated month that changed their lives. Paul Ryan's sketchbooks archive several of these journeys, and will be displayed alongside curated artworks, tickets, manuscripts, photographs, postcards, mementos and reminiscences from other UK based EU artists who also 'InterRailed'. Ryan has made sketchbooks the centre of his art practice, highlighting their unfinished and portable qualities.
The human face is the best document of time. As a native Estonian herself, photographer Birgit Püve explores Estonian faces with an aim to portray this Northern European nation as a whole. Estonia’s existence hasn’t always been that evident. After a period of independence Estonia was caught up in the tragic events of the 20th century and lost its independence. Now more than 25 years have passed since Estonia regained its independence and Estonians have searched for their new personal and national identity. Through the portraits of known and unknown Estonians Püve aims to treasure the psychological state of one country that has gone through dramatic changes in a relatively short period of time.