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CRIPtic Arts | JAMIE HALE Podcast Episode 1

In the first episode the brains behind the company Jamie Hale talks to producer Mik Scarlet about all things CRIPtic, the Barbican performance on 19th and 20th November 2021 and what is next for Jamie. Grab a cuppa and come join us for the first episode! Jamie Hale is a queer ...

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What does the world of the Dragon Cello look like?

Director Kate Lovell describes creating films for Define Your Journey’s digital journey through a dragon-eye lens Trudging through long grass with my youngest daughter strapped to my front, I emerge from an archway of tree branches into open fields and across the expanse, I see it, standing proud: the enigmatic relic ...

Liz and Rup on the beach

My Vaccinated husband with me the Unvaccinated Delivery Woman

I haven’t written for a while. Since writing the letter below last week, I realise only now how deep the effect of grief and rejection has been these last few months. It came to an almighty head at the weekend when a button was pushed and my shoulders could not ...

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Mind the Gap: Staging Change Case Study

I've long been a big fan of Mind The Gap's work. They are one of the leading learning disability theatre companies in the UK and have made some incredible achievements. Mia: Daughters of Fortune, Contained, Zara and the more recent A LIttle Space and Mirror, Mirror - all those shows ...

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different battle same war 10 – little voice healing

Disability Arts Online · Different Battle Same War 10 burn still plays out. we are calling for little voice healing. war against the planet herself. . our voices, our words, ...

Visualising Dance with Dance Dosti

Dance practitioner Aparajita Burjwal shares her background, and experience in helping to create Dance Dosti, a multilingual dance initiative for people with sight loss from a South Asian background. Dance has always been a part of my life. It’s been mostly at the forefront, but latent at times too. Our relationship ...

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Mirrored to the core

We have gradually evolved the ‘Mirrored to the core (Schizophrenic love)’ project, when I was dealing with the early concepts it was quite dry. I began to bring warmth to the work as I developed the characters, adding a playfulness and intelligence to the leading roles. As the project moved ...

dissident badges for all

thanks Futures Venture radical Independent Arts fund and Edinburgh Printmakers for supporting us in disrupting Edinburgh International Art Festival dissident power rangers (all disabled & all feisty as fuck), misguided tours (make yr own demo), receipt book art & dissident badges for all, & way more - heres some visuals ...

Audio Dance provides lockdown lifeline for Shirley

Since Spring 2020, many artists have had to adapt to delivering virtual opportunities for people. But for people without internet access, a weekly telephone dance class has provided ‘something to look forward to’ for participants who would otherwise be excluded. An hour to look forward to each week Shirley McGill is 83 ...

I (still) Dream of Resting Spaces

I’ve lived with chronic pain for 14 years, and that means I need to lie down (a lot). For a while my world got really small. And so in 2016 I began to play with lying down in public so I could be out in the world more: I ...