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Introducing: Comedy on Referral

I adore comedy, and I think that there are some amazing things that stand up can achieve. Goodness knows it’s given me huge amounts of confidence and the ability to talk about my own disabilities and past traumas in a way that makes them accessible and so brings ...

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CRIPtic Arts: Mik Scarlet Podcast Episode 10

In the final episode of the CRIPtic Arts Podcast, our host Mik Scarlet reflects on the previous episodes and his discussions with the artists. Mik talks all things CRIPtic, the Barbican performance and Mik's own journey in the arts.  

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Going to gigs with a physical disability

I miss gigs. I know you’re blown away aren’t you? Such outrageous edgy writing… But seriously, live music has been a huge part of my life for a long time. I worked in a music pub for years, and I’m really starting to get the itch again. But ...

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Practice in a Digital World

Back in January I was awarded an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant to develop and adapt my work as an artist and collaborator during the pandemic and beyond. This project draws particular attention to the pandemics impact on the limited mobility of Disabled People in these extraordinary times!‘Practice ...

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Crippen discovers that the pandemic has left disabled people who work in the arts and culture sector a brief window in which to act

A survey, that was recently commissioned to mark the first anniversary of the UK Disability Arts Alliance #WeShallNotBeRemoved campaign, suggest that there are significant threats to the continued participation of Deaf and disabled people in the arts and culture sector as a result of the fallout from the ...

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Crippen asks – Bias or what?!

The Right-wing influences are at it again with two new appointments to high ranking roles within the broadcasting industry and the launch of a new TV channel that has raised more than a few eyebrows. Disability Arts Online ·

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Crippen wishes you all season’s greetings and a peaceful New Year

Having received new commissions or requests to use existing cartoons from all over the world, I thought it would be a nice gesture to create my Christmas card this year with the greeting printed in some of the different languages.

A Complaint

A Complaint.A few weeks ago DAO's job pages had very few jobs in them.Two weeks ago you had three pagesLast week four pagesThis week fiveSix next week?What are you doing?Is DAO colluding in economic recovery?What we need is social collapseThings will never change as long as...Organisations like DAO keep promotingJobs ...

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Crippen pays tribute to the irreplaceable Sian Vasey

Disabled activists have paid tribute this week to Sian Vasey – a much-loved, “multi-layered activist” who played a “pivotal role” in the disabled people’s movement for more than 40 years – who died last week.

The Damage of Repeating our Access Needs

What used to meet my access need is now my ultimate barrier I am the founder of Magical Women and I am crumbling. I used to be great at E-mails. That is, until people I worked with, would read my e-mails, and ask to see me in my office. They’d want ...