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Crippen exposes the possible real agenda behind the Tory Disability Strategy

The Tory Government is to introduce an “ambitious” new strategy, supporting disabled people in all aspects and phases of their life. They state that they will use “all the levers of Government” to support disabled people to achieve their full potential. In the background notes to the Queen’s speech ...

Liz Bentley being comforted by the Tesco delivery man

Liz Bentley being comforted by the Tesco Delivery Man

I've been away, it was good to come home to a Tesco Delivery. One of the issues of internet shopping is sizing. I have in the past got excited about offers on wine, only to find when delivered they were little bottles, the same with coleslaw, and silver hoop earrings ...

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Women’s Art Activism – Provocation and Politics: The Personal is Political

Join me on 8 March 2020 at 1pm Parliament Square at the statue of Millicent Fawcett to march and celebrate International Women’s Day with Performance Artist Michelle Baharier AKA MichelleDuchamp, Michelle Anglo and @dyslxicRant on twitter or @bahariermichelle on Instagram Be your own personification of a woman who inspires you and perform with me ...

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Dyslexic Rant is back and blogging, happy new year all, and happy new year of the Rat ……so  back to Instagram  part 3

This is a series of blogs/views about Instagram and artistic practice. Hashtags and a dyslexic brain ....... lets talk cut and paste and what to do? Well I am dyslexic and I do not get #hashtags so help! ‘Cut and paste’ how does that work? Yes you can be famous if you are ...

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Tate Exchange 2: Emergence Artists Strike Back.

Last week, I went to a meeting at the Tate Exchange with the other Emergence artists and people from Shape Arts and Disability Arts Online. We were there to make a plan of attack for the Emergence event on the 21st of March (please come to that, I’ll look ...

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Cartoonist Crippen comments on disability rights and the Equality Act 2010

Disabled cartoonist Crippen comes out of hibernation to once again provide his hard-hitting political cartoons for DAO. The one thing that is really worrying me now is what Boris Johnson and his cronies are going to do with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The Tories have ...

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‘It’s my move’ Film and Feedback

'It's my move' 2019 toured to 7 theatres, 3 community venues, and 22 schools. Our show about the transition from school to adult life for young Learning disabled people was very well received. This blog includes some of the feedback we got from young people, parent/carers, venues, our peers and ...

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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 ...

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Dennis Queen: International Day of Disabled People 2019

On 3rd of December, as has been the tradition for the last several years, disabled people and our allies have come together in Manchester to celebrate International Day of Disabled People (IDDP) and Disability History Month. Each year we share a part of our still-mostly-hidden history and invite comics, musicians, ...

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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 ...