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Liz Bentley with Tesco delivery man and 2020 diary

Liz Bentley wishes you a happy newish year while waiting for the Tesco Delivery man

Happy newish year. Fenton was my first Tesco delivery man of 2010. In the photo I am holding my 2020 diary. I always buy a Redstone diary and this year, the theme is 'Dreams of Europe'. The cover photo is a semi-naked Bridget Bardot sunbathing, on what looks like a ...

Delson and Francis

Actor/Dancer’s Francis and Delson share memories of ‘It’s my move’

Francis Majekodunmi and Delson Weekes are co-directors of Blink Dance Theatre. They were involved with ‘It’s my move’ since the very beginning research and development, leading on the choreography with other Blink Directors Kat Gill and Vicki Hawkins. Face Front have really appreciated all our partners including Julie McNamara and ...

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Diversions at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

Over the past few months, I have been collaborating with the Hebrides Ensemble and Drake Music Scotland. I was initially commissioned to write a work for members of Hebrides Ensemble and  Drake Music Scotland’s Digital Orchestra, an ensemble of disabled musicians who play using a variety of digital instruments. This ...

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2019 annual highlights

Recent events have given many of us a deep sense of foreboding – meaning, critically that the challenges disability communities around the country face will likely become ever more entrenched. Our only hope is in finding ways to strengthen the communities we are a part of and to find support ...

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Being anti-social at the Wellcome

This year saw two of my art pieces – ‘Help the Normals’ collecting can and Dignity Pillbox – being shown at the Wellcome Collection’s permanent exhibition ‘Being Human’. Because of that connection, I was asked to be part of their Festival of Mind and Bodies on 30th Nov ...

Thoughts on the election and accessible shopping – no delivery man this time!

These last few weeks have been difficult. Chronic insomnia and flu viruses affecting me and most of my family.  The general election on Thursday falls on ‘Perverse Verse’ my show I host at the Ivyhouse in Nunhead. It was supposed to be our Xmas Stocking show, it's changed into something ...

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An actor’s life on tour – Robin MacDonald

Robin MacDonald is an autistic actor who always puts 100% into every perfomance. He first saw ‘It’s my move’ as a performing arts student at Southgate/Barnet college. He then asked to do work experience with Face Front and when he finished his course was accepted as a supported artist by ...

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Pimp My Winter Unicorn!

Excuse this cut and paste missive, but I wanted to tell you about this event and life keeps getting in the way! Saturday 30 November 2019! Art, Activism, Fun, Stalls, Performers! For the People, By the People, The First Social & Fundraiser for Pimp My Unicorn 2020 Saturday 30 November 2019 at Christchurch Centre, Magdalen ...

‘It’s my move’ 2019 by Ellen Goodey

Ellen is a learning disabled actor, director, writer (plays and songs) and public speaker. She has worked on many tours to theatres and schools with Face Front Inclusive Theatre. In this blog she focuses on her role and experience of the touring interactive show ‘Its my move’ performing to audiences ...

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From Singapore to Swansea – this writing life

I’m back in the rather wild and windy west of Wales after a stupendously creative six weeks in Singapore, working on a production with Intercultural Theatre Institute, plus a lecture-performance and workshop with Access Path Productions  for Singapore Writers Festival. I’ve been to the writer’s festival in the past, so it ...