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Photo of performer Claire Cunningham sitting on a floor with a stack of teacups

‘Guide Gods’ by Claire Cunningham: review by Sarah Watson

I went to see Guide Gods as part of SICK! Festival 2017 at the Meeting House, University of Sussex I found lots of the small bits of this show very enjoyable. Claire Cunningham says of it that "as someone who doesn’t follow a faith" she realised that she didn’t know or ...

To Belong duet

‘To Belong’ by Theatre Stap: review by Sarah Watson

I went to see this show as part of SICK! Festival 2017 at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Brighton I liked the show but it is hard to say what it is about. It was very energetic and I got carried away with the music. They were all clearly having a ...

Photograph of Alex Cowan in a loft carrying a box

Alex Cowan, NDACA Archivist, Digs DAM History

In his latest blog, Alex Cowan, NDACA Archivist, explores just what made the Disability Arts Movement (DAM) history so accessible – those who went before him.

“The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it” (Samuel Johnson) “Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the
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Maria Wicko Bird With Open Wings.

Radical Craft exhibition review By Sarah Watson

What are we talking about? We were at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and we went to see the Radical Craft exhibition, which I thought was “alternative art”. Artists used different materials and the artists came from different parts of the world including Denmark, Japan and Germany and of course the UK. What ...

Gillian Wearing's installation A Room with Your Views, a green room with beanbags and a screen showing the video work with curtains either side.

Sarah Watson reviews Gillian Wearing’s ‘A Room with Your Views’

The HOUSE Festival Brighton 2016. Gillian Wearing - A Room With Your Views. A HOUSE/Brighton Festival co-commission. University of Brighton Galleries, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton 30 April - 29 May. I went see the house launch for Gillian on Friday 29th April. Venue: The exhibition is inside dark green house with little cute ...

Thompson Hall painting featuring dark colours, it depicts the view from a window out onto a cityscape, with creeping creatures around the windows.

Sarah Watson reviews Thompson Hall’s Home Away from Home

The HOUSE Festival Brighton 2016 Thompson Hall - Home Away From Home A HOUSE/Outside In co-commission at The Regency Town House 13 Brunswick Square, Hove 30 April - 29 May.  The venue for this exhibition was a house with beautiful architecture and structure. It really worked well feeling like you are in a house and not ...

Promotional photograph for Silent Faces' show Follow Suit featuring the performers in oversized suits throwing paper aeroplanes.

iF Platform, Brighton Fringe

The iF Platform is back, this time taking on Brighton Fringe and a fresh audience of curious, critical and creative disabled artists and allies. Hosted by Stopgap Dance and the Sallis Benney Theatre on Monday May 9th 2016. Bookended by daft flatulent cabaret from Moxie Brawl and The Awakening Process film ...

Flyer for Daisyfest 2016 featuring an orchestra of young musicians

Hurrah for Daisyfest 2016 in Guildford!

I’m delighted and excited that Daisyfest 2016 has given DisabilityArtsOnline a slot at G Live in Guildford to showcase some of the talent DAO supports through our blogging platform. So, we’re producing an event next month called Words That Defy Normality - a smorgasbord of humorous, reflective, autobiographical poetry and performance from ...

The Enormous Room – the starting point

In this first blog about Stopgap's next major production The Enormous Room, Artistic Director Lucy Bennett talks about the overall concept and how ideas for the work developed and changed. I spend so long thinking about an idea and letting it form before even beginning to communicate it to others, that it is often ...

Creative Minds: Sarah Watson reviews Mind the Gap’s Contained

Contained 'True Stories from the Heart' took place at the New Wolsely Theatre, Ipswich on 9 March. Review by Sarah Watson.

“CONTAINED is a vibrant, compelling and personal new show from England’s largest professional learning-disabled theatre company; nine interwoven stories about family and friendships, love and loss, the
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