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a cartoon about SEN provision in NI

Crippen discovers that children with special educational needs are being failed in Northern Ireland

It seems that the problems with regard to so called special educational needs (SEN) are not just confined to the UK mainland. Our disabled brothers and sisters and their families over in Northern Ireland are getting the short end of the stick too. A recent report by a cross-party committee ...

100 Meters; Poem to a Tour Guide

Goodness. The world gets smaller everyday. We bumped into this tour guide the day after the tour. Turned out he lived over the road from us.Poem to a Tour GuideWe were ponderous, we were sopping, but in our own way boppingTo his mellifluous tones and granite stones Amongst the more ...

cartoon about DWP duty of care

Crippen hears that a secret report casts doubt on DWP’s ‘no duty of care’ claim

You’ll recall I blogged last October about how Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) boss Theresa Coffey insisted that they had no legal duty of care to disabled benefit claimants? Well, she’s at it again, even though one of the DWPs own secret reports states clearly that it does. Work ...

100 Meters; To The Driver

Here’s a reflection on a real life story as it happened. They say bus drivers have the most stressful jobs due to their need to interact with the public. I saw it happen on this day. New driver on a new route, given only one chance to learn his route, ...

Kay signing her book at a local book launch event in March 2017.

Kay Channon in Conversation with Kizzy Wade. Activist, Analyst and Artist of Words.

https://soundcloud.com/kay-channon/interview-with-kizzy-22112020-dao Please forgive any changes in audio quality. I cannot afford professional recording equipment or a home studio. Using headphones will improve the clarity of the interview. Kizzy’s poems are provided in text format as they were performed during the interview within this blog, in case you wish to revisit any. ...

the daily spaff. prototypes 1 & 2

the daily spaff. prototypes 1 & 2. daily briefing from a closet inside drowning street. gut reaction raw-theatre (roar-theatre) improvised to camera, no writing / thinking (very govern-mental). (haircut took a while tho ...

Thrive Aid – A New Video

You may have already seen the haigas (haiku with images) we presented as a contribution to Thrive Aid - an international event in support of disabled artists during the pandemic.I offered a film to the organisers in Philadelphia but didn't have the skills to pull it off myself so just ...

votelove sending all some urgent comms

aka messaging.  meanwhile 'senior labour sauces' urge lord sir kier to 'show some ankle'.  what do they even think this means?  are they with countylines gove?  heres some satire to add to the valentines day mascara / massacre / sheltering in place       

100 Meters; Haiku Email

More and more I end emails with a silly line or two superceding the old one two of yours sincerely , faithfully or with love. Today I sent an email to the DAO editor, Colin Hambrook regarding a tour I wanna go on with fellow poets. Can’t remember how I ...

Collage featuring fragile tape, a heart and text which reads heavier than air - how birds soar

different battle same war 07: love and rage on valentine’s day

Disability Arts Online · Different Battle Same War 7 it is valentine’s day, are you with massacre or the mascara?  johnson, the prime minister of drowning street ...