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The Challenge; The Men Who Wear Green Socks

The challenge from the Highgate Society Poetry Group placed in September to be read in October 2019 is ‘Characters(s). Real or Imagined. Men in the group were seen to be wearing green socks The Challenge; The Men with Green Socks The men wearing green socks Never seek to be less good Than they are Unlike ...

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Digital instrument development for Define Your Journey

Director and dramaturg on Define Your Journey, Kate Lovell, writes about her experience testing out painting with sound. I joked with Jo-anne about wishing I didn’t have to wear my director’s hat and keep us focused on our meeting agenda. Instead I wanted to don my jester’s hat and let us ...

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 ...

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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.

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Deen Hallissey interviews activist Dennis Queen

DAO's Digital Influencer Deen Hallissey finds a 'soulmate' in musician and activist Dennis Queen as they talk about activism, dressing up, hairstyles and shared musical interests. https://youtu.be/5GHWUEaaUa4 (The film is captioned, which can be turned on or off on the YouTube controls by clicking the CC button) A transcript of the film is ...

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online exhibition / screening / album - from 19 nov, 7pm commissioned by together 2020 disability history month festival - film, online exhibition, e-zine of art / writing / activities because mary wollstonecraft wz bad, rad, bi, mutha, internationalist, feminist before the word, a writer & mad - she, disabilities included ...

Tesco Delivery Man and I'm still in my dressing gown

Tesco Delivery Man and I’m still in my dressing gown. What is going on?

What a few weeks. Where shall I begin? Insomnia. Two weeks of waking up two hours after I went to sleep, then spending the rest of the night thinking, putting two and two together to make four, four and four together to make exactly eight, a hundred and a hundred, ...

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Crippen reports on an action by disabled artist and activist Dolly Sen

Our friend and colleague Dolly Sen has taken her protest out on the streets again and this time it’s the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that comes under her critical scrutiny. Disability Arts Online · ...

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 ...

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Tesco Delivery Man and Queueing

Tesco Delivery is great because it doesn't involve any queueing and the delivery men are personable, friendly, helpful. This week I had to endure queueing to great extent. A visit to the post office (traumatic), and a visit to the bank. At Barclays, I stood with my daughter patientley, meditating. ...