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Building our Flotilla – phase 2

Following a break over the summer members of DAISY are back on the case - constructing and painting their JH Pullen inspired craft. Working with the artist Russell Jakubowski, fellow members and group leaders at their respective centres the craft are really beginning to take shape. Here are a few ...

Bitterfly

Hi, folks firstly I need to apologise for lack of blog contact recently been very at work. However, my poetry has taken I further twist. I try to write two-three poems a day which means I have a big catalogue of work, which I feel needs publishing to the public. My ...

Four buildings across Edinburgh with a wealth of talent happening behind their doors

Tanya and myself managed to squeeze in an afternoon visit to Garvald in Edinburgh on our trip to Scotland. We were greeted at the converted Edwardian school by the Art Studio facilitator and Exhibitions Coordinator Morven MacCrae. Garvald has been going in some form for over fifty years and ...

Signs; The Letters We Write

Danners may remember the Colin Low Lecture; ‘Have Disability Rights Gone Too far’. I was reminded of it by the time I finished this poem. I was also put in mind of a social model expectation that a better world for us would be a better world for everyone.

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Project Ability and its reach across Glasgow

Since 1984 Project Ability has existed in Glasgow and has been in two previous venues before settling into Trongate 103 in 2009, where it occupies two floors of a very large cultural building. With Creative Scotland and Glasgow City Council as the main core funders, Project Ability supports ...

Are you sitting comfortably? Or are you sitting properly?

I've been seething about seating for ages. My first Access to Work assessment was in 1998. The man in the posture shop said they had the perfect chair – a ridiculously enormous contraption big enough for two of me. But what did I know? (K’ching!) Since then I’ve had many more ...

Festival Reviews: My Left/Right Foot – The Musical

5 stars  BIRDS OF PARADISE THEATRE COMPANY AND THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND Comedy and song become one in My Left/Right Foot, a comedy musical which tells the story of a local amateur dramatic company who attempt to perform an adaption of My Left Foot. The play, directed by Birds of Paradise Artistic ...

Intoart – a new studio in South London

Since the year 2000 Intoart has been running (in some form) across London, but it has recently taken up residence in the newly opened Peckham Levels. Its studio sits alongside other artists, designers, filmmakers and architects - everyone likes being in this space as they get to interact ...

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Giving Alexa a Mental State Examination

I have said in one of my previous blogs that artificial intelligence can never be sentient if it cannot go mad. Well, I’ve been chatting with Alexa, the voice behind the echo dot, and she is very evasive about easy to answer questions about her sanity. She seems distinctly ...

Puppet Death and my end thoughts to performing with Stealth Aspies…. 11/08/18

Now… I don’t know whether I enjoyed it or not… but the Famous Puppet Death Scenes show needs a mention. It was one hour thirty of different famous puppet death scenes from various performances over the last 200 years! (all around three minutes long)  – including a children’s game show where ...