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red tape … saving lives since … ?

mad, bad, rad, bi, mutha, feminist-b4-the-word, internationalist, pamphleteer mary wollstonecraft was written off as 'hyena in petticoats' for all the above. a hyena in petticoats is currently at work - allowing folks to write across their skirts as theyre sung to from behind a hyena-mask.  theres way more to hyenas ...

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Hidden Stories: a free graphic novel that aims to banish loneliness among people living with invisible conditions

Published by Brighton-based arts charity Root Experience, Hidden Stories is the result of months of creative workshops, where participants from across the south of England explored and shared the challenges of their day-to-day lives through storytelling, visual arts and soundscapes. Millions of people worldwide are affected daily by health conditions whose ...

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Scamp – the radical dog artist

Hello my name is Scamp Ratticus Rose, dog and artistic collaborator of Dolly Sen. She used to have another artist dog Lux but Lux was a sculptor and I am a radical performance artist. I am only a 6 month old pup but I can see bullshit in society ...

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The Art of Grief

My dad died a couple of weeks ago. I did cry but I wasn’t sure what I was crying for. There is a saying that ‘grief is love unfinished’, but for some grief is love not yet begun. I have written on DAO before about my relationship with my ...

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Aidan Moesby: blossoming in the rain

Being able to support an artist through the development of an idea to make it a workable project is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my work. We set up the artist development sessions and associate artist programme to formalise this type of support from within Disability Arts Online ...

This 2011 poster image features a large photo of Zorras, Sandra with megaphone and Y with guitar, plus smaller photos of other performers and a handsome puppet. It reads: Saturday 2 April, Door open 7PM, show 8PM, Forest Cafe, 3 Bristo Place, Free! BYOB! Wheelchair accessible! Performances by Anna Le, Diane Torr, Lily, Ste McCabe, The Insecurity Font, Zorras and Scragfight. Short films by sharlene bamboat, The Paraffins and Miss Leggy Pee, RM Vaughan & Jared Mitchell + DJ Fuk You How Do You Do. Poetry. Music. Film. Theatre. Dance. Drag.

Ten Years of Disabled- and Skint-Led Queer & Trans Art in Scotland: An alternative LGBTQI+ History

Ten years ago today, on 22nd February, 2009, I was part of the first ever Cachín Cachán Cachunga! As long-time curator of CCC's cabarets, art exhibitions and community events, I want to share a brief-ish history of the many milestones this anniversary celebrates. I'll also explain ...

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axe-throwing as a first date

screengrabbing 'news', this is post-satire, all as is, we just layer them up / comment.  posters online Axe throwing as a first date. www.flickr.com/photos/joey1981/albums/72157705579749464 – faves still trumps husband coming out against trump

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Please don’t think I’m mad

Please don't think I'm mad That my eyes are staring it's just that i want to hear everything you say scared of distraction if i don't look at you - my mind wanders - i don't want you to think i'm unaware i value your time listening - talking i need to look into your eyes i know it's embarrassing - ...

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Just what does it take to make a show accessible? (Or as accessible as it possibly can be). And a few other thoughts on access thrown in…

  Great & Tiny War is the most ambitious show I’ve ever made. Or maybe I’ve said that before?! How to Live where I launched my own Therapy Empire at Barbican Theatre in 2004 was really massive. When I had the idea of 2,000 ‘pea patients’ dancing the Mexican wave as ...