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DIgital artwork featuring a photograph of the monument to Earl Grey in Newcastle. Long text to one sid eof the image. Crime scene tape is superimposed over the monument.

different battle same war, the third

Disability Arts Online · different battle same war the third this text is adapted from what we wrote for the zine thats part of our show ...

black and white still of a man and a woman wearing face masks

The System Is SIC K

When Covid-19 threatened to halt their next play, Wakefield based theatre group, Red Shed Players, turned the script into a film, titled SIC K. The docu-drama is based on interviews and encounters with sick and disabled people who have struggled to claim benefits due to the torturous system enforced by ...

Collage showing the definition of money shot, next to the crossed out word moonshoot. It also features Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster and Boris Johnson in a mask and surgical gloves

prime-ministerial moneyshot

cartoon about jumping through hoops

Crippen hears about a coronavirus grant for disabled people who cannot return to work

Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Justin Tomlinson has finally emerged from wherever he’s been hiding to announce a funding initiative for those disabled people who are unable to return to their place of work and ...

a cartoon about accessible housing

Crippen and the government’s continuing contempt for disabled people

The new government white paper on the future of the planning system completely ignores the needs of disabled people and the current accessible housing crisis. Disability Arts Online ·

Crippen discovers that the DWP loses more money through incompetence than through fraud!

Our friend at Black Isle Media, Alex Tiffin, editor of the Universal Credit Sufferers site has written an impressive article which reveals the true story behind the question of benefit fraud. Disability Arts Online ·

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 ...

a cartoon of Bert Massie

Crippen remembers Bert Massie

Speaking with some fellow Crips the other day, I was surprised to hear that some activists still regard the late Bert Massie as a bit of a turn coat. Disability Arts Online ·

painting containing several figures in black

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 ...

a cartoon about hospital access

Crippen and discriminatory hospital visiting policy

Fleur Perry, disabled journalist and campaigner, has been fighting since April of this year to change NHS hospital visitors policy which discriminates against disabled people. Disability Arts Online ·