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Liz, The Tesco Delivery Man and The Grape Reset

Liz, Tesco Delivery Man and the Grape Reset

Nearly twenty years ago, with financial help from the Millennium Awards, I set up weekly writing as therapy workshops for people with MS, ME, any other autoimmune disease, and carers. It was called ‘ManuScript Expression’. We met in a pod at the top of Peckham library. My mantra as the ...

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Black Widow 8

Aye!! New to Black Widow or failing to follow her thread. Why not go back to chapter 1.Soundfile added due to the editor's prurient interest. Let me know how it sounds Chapter 8I never saw Julia coming with her line of questioning. I never knew she would cause fireworks to ...

learn to love yr madnesses – album of sound-art from gobscure

weve written for dao before about mad sound, a logical response to an insane world. in our rants weve pointed out how 'canon' is the wrong shape - canon is the then foreign secretary (now prime minister)

turn the book around e.p.

4 tracks of sound art culled from many sources longterm including residencies with dash, cesta & our associateship with greyscale theatre leading to touring

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Deen Hallissey interviews activist Dennis Queen

DAO's Digital Influencer Deen Hallissey finds a 'soulmate' in musician and activist Dennis Queen as they talk about activism, dressing up, hairstyles and shared musical interests. (The film is captioned, which can be turned on or off on the YouTube controls by clicking the CC button) A transcript of the film is ...

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zoonpolitikon (political-animal) – new album from gobscure

a punk is literally a smoulder-stick used to light fireworks, Serj Tankians talking armenia (Elif Shafaks big system of a down fan and she's amazing new words out), while napalm deaths a bellyful of salt and spleen in ever-howl against injustice powerful as ever, meanwhile 'playlist curators' chat 'how death ...

I Cannot Stand By and Watch this Happen Any More. How Can I Make Them See?

Neurodivergent and Magical Women artist, Gemma Abbott calls for an end to ableism towards Neurodivergent artists. The Effect of Lockdown on Worldwide Communities 2020 has been an interesting year so far. And watching from a distance, from within the walls of our houses, has helped to clarify some things. It has ...

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3 countries, 3 timelines, 5 studios, 5 creatives, just exactly how are we creating Deluge?

When we embarked on our Deluge creation, we were all conscious that we were going on an exploratory vibrant journey together. I will admit that at times the process of this exploration is echoing the actual themes of the work we are attempting to create. Sometimes we are all caught ...

Kay Channon In Conversation with Miss Jacqui: Musician, Performance Poet and All-Round Freedom Fighter. The following interview was conducted on the 21st of March 2020, more or less at the start of the lockdown period caused by COVID-19. Due to several extreme medical vulnerabilities, I was not able to leave the house or have any contact with anyone. I am so glad that this ...

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The Show Must Go On: Capturing the essence of the arts and its impact on the disabled community

“Art feeds the soul as much as food feeds the body, and knowledge…feeds the mind.” The message is clear: irrespective of any pandemic, a spirit absent of the arts would become distantly disparate from the unified foundation of its social circles and livelihoods. Moreover, within the disabled community, the arts ...