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Jolene as a child in Classical Indian Dance pose

The View from Goa

Jolene Dias shares her experience of growing up in India and pursuing her artistic ambitions in England. An Early Love of the Arts My name is Maria Antonia Jolene Dias, and I am known as Jolene. I am originally from Goa.  I have Muscular Dystrophy but this has not deterred me from ...

Photo of performer Cian Binchy looking askance in front of the camera

Deen Hallissey speaks to Cian Binchy

DAO's Digital Influencer Deen Hallissey chats with his old buddy and fellow digital influencer for Access All Areas, Cian Binchy about art and acting. https://youtu.be/YsfQdUZLZxg A transcript of this conversation is available here.

Dolly Sen as Freud

Birdsong from Inobservable Worlds

I am thrilled to be one of the recipients of the latest Unlimited awards, partnering with the Wellcome Trust. I saw the shortlist of the amazing projects of other artists and feel lucky I was chosen. I must thank my lovely producer Caroline Cardus for her hard work putting ...

fragisle – for awkward bastards at home, dash

fragisle from gobscure / burn this commission from dash is part of dash arts awkward bastards at home

Sailing into Dance, by Jo Barber

My earliest memory is sitting in a ballet studio in tears at the age of eleven. It had finally got sore. I could no longer weight bear while standing up. Even on getting a wheelchair at age 15, I was too small to participate in wheelchair sport, and so struggled ...

A caricature of Frank Bangay holding a microphone in front of a colourful back drop

Going in search of Frank Bangay

With thanks to George Tahta for the title of this blog One of the hardest things about lockdown and the whole crisis we’ve been going through has been the number of deaths we’ve had to face without access to a funeral or the chance to say goodbye. It’s the unreality of ...

Tesco van arriving in the country

Liz Bentley and the Tesco van a year on

I’m at a loss That’s just it Elizabeth Kubler Ross It’s been over a year But these stages you describe Do not work For the here and now A year on. I’ve been looking back over my blogs. Should I publish them? Just in case the world crashes. Bury a book so it gets found in one ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tesco Delivery Man and January Cold Covid

Tesco Delivery Man, a Cold Liz and a Covid Word Search

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