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Within this section you will find news stories about the work of disability artists, companies and organisations across the arts and disability spectrum.

News: Disability Arts Online set to relaunch with new website

Disability Arts Online set to relaunch with new website

20 May 2016

Disability Arts Online is delighted to announce that it will be launching a brand-new website on 7 June, as part of its Grants for the Arts project, Viewfinder. The website will feature both new functionality and design, including a much-needed rebrand. 

News: Young DaDaFest Expands into Trio of Events to Celebrate the Talent of Young Disabled People

Young DaDaFest Expands into Trio of Events to Celebrate the Talent of Young Disabled People

4 May 2016

Following on from the success of last year’s sold-out event which saw 105 young people perform to an audience of 400 at the Liverpool Everyman, Young DaDaFest has now expanded to feature a music-focused event in the Music Room at the Liverpool Philharmonic, a performance event at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre and a fringe event “SandFest” at Liverpool John Moore’s University.

News: Stopgap's 'Artificial Things' to be included on GCSE Dance syllabus

Stopgap's 'Artificial Things' to be included on GCSE Dance syllabus

30 March 2016

The exam board AQA’s new specification for GCSE Dance, which was accredited last week, includes a focus on promoting excellence in dance to disabled and non-disabled young people. AQA signalled its intension by selecting Artificial Things by Stopgap Dance Company as one of six compulsory works to be studied by GCSE students. 

News: Arts Council green lights a project looking at a new way of conducting

Arts Council green lights a project looking at a new way of conducting

18 March 2016

Young disabled conductor/composer, James Rose who conducts using a head-baton developed in partnership with Drake Music, has been awarded Arts Council Funding to do a Conducting Development Week at The Royal Academy of Music this Spring The project will be documented and edited into a short film scheduled for release on YouTube in August this year.

News: Unlimited goes International with ACE Ambitions of Excellence Award

Unlimited goes International with ACE Ambitions of Excellence Award

22 January 2016

Unlimited, the commissioning programme that supports disabled artists develop ambitious and high quality work, today announced an Ambitions of Excellence Award of £759,949 from Arts Council England to build a three-year international programme. The award is also match-funded by the British Council.

News: SICK! Festival announces SICK! Lab: What Doesn't Kill Us...

SICK! Festival announces SICK! Lab: What Doesn't Kill Us...

13 January 2016

SICK! Lab is a collaborative exploration of identity and trauma that will take place in Manchester 9 – 12 March 2016. The four-day programme will include performances, presentations and discussions bringing together artists and experts from many fields.

News: Southbank Centre launches Changing Minds, a new weekend festival about mental health and the arts

Southbank Centre launches Changing Minds, a new weekend festival about mental health and the arts

12 January 2016

In February Southbank Centre launches a new weekend festival for 2016, Changing Minds, looking closely at the topic of mental health through a packed programme of performance, music, comedy, design, talks and panel discussions. As the debate surrounding equal treatment for mental health grows in profile, the festival probes taboo subjects and explores the role of the arts in understanding and healing. 

News: Castlefield Gallery announce new multi-artist exhibition addressing the issue of Outsider Art

Castlefield Gallery announce new multi-artist exhibition addressing the issue of Outsider Art

8 January 2016

Castlefield Gallery has announced Inside Out, curated in collaboration with David Maclagan artist, academic and writer; including new and existing work by artists from the UK, South Africa, France, Iran and the USA. Some of these artists for a variety of reasons are thought to be Outsider artists, whilst others may be seen to share methods of approaching their subject matter with this now established part of artistic study.

News: Festive Fundraising Fun with Hands & Voices

Festive Fundraising Fun with Hands & Voices

23 December 2015

York-based inclusive arts charity Accessible Arts & Media are celebrating Christmas this year with a festive fundraising video featuring the fabulous Hands & Voices singing and signing choir performing one of their favourite Christmas songs: I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas.

News: Collaborative art project re-imagines mobility, disability and access

Collaborative art project re-imagines mobility, disability and access

9 December 2015

The Opulent Mobility project is a groundbreaking collaborative effort to re-imagine mobility, disability and access. Wheelchairs, walkers, prosthetics, crutches and other assistive technology devices are part of our lives, but they’ve been left in the dust when it comes to custom design innovation and personalization. There are hundreds of thousands of designs for glasses, chairs and technology of other kinds. Why not assistive technology?

News: Arts Council England announces £8.5m for diversity in the arts

Arts Council England announces £8.5m for diversity in the arts

8 December 2015

On Monday 7th December 2015 Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England delivered a speech that followed up on the one he made a year ago outlining the Arts Council’s commitment to the Creative Case for Diversity at a special event held in Birmingham. 

News: Oska Bright Film Festival: putting learning-disability film on the map

Oska Bright Film Festival: putting learning-disability film on the map

3 November 2015

The Oska Bright Film Festival will host a wide range of screenings and talks including music videos, comedy shorts, animations, drama and documentary films. Running from 9-11 November at the Brighton Corn Exchange the festival is run by a team of learning-disabled film-makers keen to promote the work of learning disabled people, behind and in front of the camera.

 

News: Jessica Thom aka Touretteshero to feature in BBC's Live from Television Centre

Jessica Thom aka Touretteshero to feature in BBC's Live from Television Centre

2 November 2015

In partnership with Battersea Arts Centre and Arts Council England, the BBC is bringing live theatre back to Television Centre for Live from Television Centre. Jessica Thom aka Touretteshero will be performing a special rendition, Broadcast from Biscuit Land alongside four other 'genre-busting' theatre pieces live on BBC Four.

News: The 'wavelength project' investigates the brain's responses to sound and light

The 'wavelength project' investigates the brain's responses to sound and light

21 October 2015

The wavelength project is an ongoing exploration into the effects of artificial and natural sound and light on the brain with wide implications across arts and science. Produced and led by artist Mark Ware in partnership with the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science and Kent Wildlife Trust the ongoing project aims to deliver a number of Arts Council England supported artistic outcomes.

News: BBC See Hear Weekend 2015

BBC See Hear Weekend 2015

29 September 2015

From 2- 4 October 2015, the BBC See Hear Weekend 2015 will celebrate all things in film and television related to sign language and the deaf community, led by BBC Bristol’s flagship programme See Hear. Join 'Doctor Who', 'Aardmann Animations' and Award-winning filmmaker, Bim Ajadi for a weekend of screenings and workshops at Watershed on Bristol’s Harbourside.

News: Baluji Music Foundation Re:Imagine India

Baluji Music Foundation Re:Imagine India

8 September 2015

In January, the Baluji Music Foundation (BMF) will be undertaking a research and development project in India. Baluji Shrivastav who is Musical Director of the Foundation, will be searching for and making music with blind musicians from Bangalore, Chennai, Andaman Islands, Assam and other regions of India, representing different, and rarely heard, folk music traditions.

News: Ignite prepares to light up the Cork City centre with a spectacular event

Ignite prepares to light up the Cork City centre with a spectacular event

2 September 2015

Since November 2013 Simon Mckeown has been working with lead partners National Sculpture Factory and Create Ireland to develop ‘Cork Ignite’, which is premiering in Cork City centre on 18 September. As part of the process he has been working with partner disability organisations in Cork, such as Suisha Inclusive Arts at COPE Foundation and SoundOUT as well as individual members of the disabled community.

News: Mind the Gap actor, Liam Bairstow lands role on ITVs Coronation Street

Mind the Gap actor, Liam Bairstow lands role on ITVs Coronation Street

31 August 2015

Bradford based actor Liam Bairstow, 28, has landed a role in the world’s longest running soap opera Coronation Street. Liam, who works with England’s largest learning-disabled theatre company Mind the Gap will be appearing in the ITV soap in the role of Cathy Matthew’s nephew, Alex Warner from September.

News: Three years on from the London 2012 Paralympic Games: In conversation with Mat Fraser & Nickie Wildin

Three years on from the London 2012 Paralympic Games: In conversation with Mat Fraser & Nickie Wildin

29 August 2015

On 29 August 2012, the world watched as Deaf and disabled people quite literally took centre stage in the spectacular and potentially game-changing Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. We couldn't have been prouder of what our Artistic Director Jenny Sealey and her co-director Bradley Hemmings achieved,  and the cast of Reasons to be Cheerful performing Spasticus Autisticus to a worldwide audience of 2 billion people was an incredible statement.

Obituary: Lynn Manning (1955 - 2015)

Obituary: Lynn Manning (1955 - 2015)

8 August 2015

Lynn Manning athlete, poet, actor, playwright and founder of the Watts Village Theater Company, died last Monday aged 60, after a year-long fight against liver cancer. In 2005 Extant Theatre brought Manning to the UK and toured his one-man autobiographical play Weights, which told his story of being shot and blinded by a stranger in a bar. Extant CEO Maria Oshodi has kindly allowed Dao to reproduce her tribute to a man she remembers as a warrior, brother and friend

News: 'We All Bleed Red': Vince Laws creates inclusive artwork for local church

'We All Bleed Red': Vince Laws creates inclusive artwork for local church

21 July 2015

Poet and artist Vince Laws has created 'We All Bleed Red' for the church of St Peter & St Paul, in Oulton, Norfolk. He has previously received poetry commissions for LGBT History Month; has supported Kate Tempest as a performer, and is the creative drive behind some of Norwich's most happening happenings.

News: Diversity and digital media at heart of new £107k programme from Disability Arts Online

Diversity and digital media at heart of new £107k programme from Disability Arts Online

10 July 2015

Disability Arts Online are today announcing the launch of Viewfinder, an 18-month commissioning, digital media and sector development programme funded by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts, to be run in partnership with Wikimedia UK, Sick! Festival, SPILL Festival, Carousel, the New Wolsey Theatre, Culture 24 and Goldsmiths Disability Research Centre.

News: The Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) 2015

The Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) 2015

6 July 2015

The Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB), set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds to support mid-career disabled artists, is open for submissions until 27 July. This year’s successful recipient will be awarded £5,000 and a three-month residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall in January 2016.

News: The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive move forward to the next exciting phase

The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive move forward to the next exciting phase

25 June 2015

NDACA are pleased to announce the success of their Round 2 bid to Heritage Lottery Fund. With the total funding of nearly £1M, including support from Arts Council England and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Colin Hambrook interviews NDACA Project Director David Hevey about the hopes and ambitions for the NDACA Project, in its exciting next phase of building the dream in 2015-2018

News: Colston Hall takes the lead for BBC Music Day in Bristol

Colston Hall takes the lead for BBC Music Day in Bristol

2 June 2015

Colston Hall will play a leading role on the first ever BBC Music Day on Friday 5th June 2015 in championing disability and diversity in music and the arts. BBC Music Day will see the Hall welcoming a unique disability youth concert. The day will be a nationwide celebration of music with the aim of connecting communities and generations.

News: Arts Council England announces pioneering partnership for disability and diversity

Arts Council England announces pioneering partnership for disability and diversity

13 May 2015

Led by New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, ‘Ramps on the Moon’ will bring together a collaborative network of seven National portfolio organisation theatres including New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and strategic partner Graeae Theatre - Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nottingham Playhouse, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Sheffield Theatres.

News: Creative Future: Nurturing Writing Talent At The Margins

Creative Future: Nurturing Writing Talent At The Margins

12 May 2015

Brighton-based charity Creative Future has launched its second national competition, The Creative Future Literary Awards; championed by top poet and playwright Lemn Sissay and bestselling author Maggie Gee, to discover the best writers from disadvantaged groups.

News: The Stay Up Late campaign re-launches

The Stay Up Late campaign re-launches

13 April 2015

Stay Up Late is a charity promoting full and active social lives for people with learning disabilities. They are delighted to announce that they’ve been successful in receiving funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to develop the work they started with the launch of the Stay Up Late campaign back in 2006.

News: Tanya Raabe-Webber takes up residence at Project Ability

Tanya Raabe-Webber takes up residence at Project Ability

4 March 2015

Acclaimed artist Tanya Raabe-Webber has been awarded a Grants for The Arts, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, to be an artist in residence with visual arts organisation Project Ability, Glasgow as part of their International Summit for learning disability artists and their supported studios, 23 Feb - 25 March 2015.

News: Spirit of Achievement Arts and Culture Challenge Fund is now open

Spirit of Achievement Arts and Culture Challenge Fund is now open

2 March 2015

Spirit of 2012 (Spirit) has launched the Challenge Fund to empower and enable disabled people’s participation in arts and culture. The Open Grant round is looking for project applications across the UK, which create participatory opportunities for disabled people of all backgrounds, individually and with their families and friends.

Unlimited Celebrates A Year Of Supporting Outstanding Disabled Artists

Unlimited Round-Up

25 February 2015

"A programme that's bucked stereotypes and packed a powerful creative punch" Bella Todd, Time Out

UNLIMITED, the £3million programme delivered by Shape and Artsadmin, has concluded its first year supporting outstanding work by disabled artists, making an unprecedented impact on the cultural sector. Here's the round up...

News: Accessing London Theatre

25 February 2015

In a joint-funded initiative, as part of the Visit Britain access project, The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has launched a promotional video to highlight the wealth of access initiatives available across London theatre. Watch it here...

News: iF Platform Artists Announced

iF Platform Artists Announced

3 February 2015

Stopgap Dance Company and The Point announce the final programme for the iF Platform (Integrated Fringe). A ground breaking showcase featuring the best integrated arts companies from the UK as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015.

News: Febulous February

Febulous February

2 February 2015

Highly successful creative writing blog celebrating LGBT History Month returns to offer free online digital publication opportunities this February. 

News: flip announce launch of support for nine Disabled Artists in Scotland

flip announce launch of support for nine Disabled Artists in Scotland

18 December 2014

A new initiative to support the next generation of disabled artists in Scotland is being launched by flip - disability equality in the arts  - and other National Arts organisations offering 9 opportunities for disabled artists across Scotland to develop their artistic practice or career through an individualised programme of mentoring and support.

News: Heart n Soul’s Allsorts: The Listening Season

Heart n Soul’s Allsorts: The Listening Season

28 November 2014

Heart n Soul is delighted to announce that they are working with Emmy award-winning ‘Sherlock’ composer Michael Price to co-produce ‘Allsorts: The Listening Season’, our creative arts project for adults with learning disabilities.

News: UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) 2014

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) 2014

10 November 2014

This year’s UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) will examine the appalling treatment of veterans who became disabled after fighting in the First World War. UKDHM was set up to celebrate disabled people’s lives and explore the history of negative attitudes and their consequences, and runs from 22 November to 22 December every year.

News: Unlimited opens the second round of submissions

Unlimited opens the second round of submissions

7 November 2014

Unlimited, the initiative which supports disabled artists to create and present exceptional work across the artforms, announces the opening of the second round of submissions for commission funds. Disabled artists and companies who are creating new disability-led work are invited to apply.

News: Welfare Reform threatens Graeae Theatre Company

Welfare Reform threatens Graeae Theatre Company

16 October 2014

In the wake of the scandal of Lord Freud's comments about wages for disabled workers Graeae Theatre Company have issued a statement on the realities of the impact of the changes in Access to Work and other disability-related employment policies on the work of the company.

News: Together! 2014 Disability History Month Festival

Together! 2014 Disability History Month Festival

13 October 2014

Following a busy summer Together! are delighted to announce the programme for the Together! 2014 Disability History Month Festival. Highlights include the festival launch and private view of the Open Exhibition; Krip Hop Nation's workshop and performance; The Hands Project on International Day of Disabled People; the Together! Disability Film Festival and the launch of a poetry anthology and end-of-festival party.

News: Stopgap Dance Company and The Point launch the iF Platform

Stopgap Dance Company and The Point launch the iF Platform

8 October 2014

The iF Platform (Integrated Fringe) is a unique opportunity for companies and artists producing work with disabled and non disabled artists. It will showcase the best integrated work from the UK at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 23rd – 30th August 2015 to coincide with the British Council Showcase year.

News: Disability Arts Touring Network: The Ugly Girl Tour

Disability Arts Touring Network: The Ugly Girl Tour

11 September 2014

A wildly comic twist on the stereotype of a queer, disabled, intellectual trouble-maker, featuring an international cast of disabled actresses including Liz Carr (Silent Witness) and Julie McNamara (Let Me Stay). This no-holds barred musical about what it means to be the quintessential Ugly Girl adrift in a comically hostile universe is full of slapstick, music and dark humour. Presented as part of a tour to develop disability arts.

News: Channel 4: Does It Matter? World War 1 Shorts

Channel 4: Does It Matter? World War 1 Shorts

28 July 2014

With two million British servicemen disabled by World War One, society's attitude to disability had to change. Co-produced by Artsadmin and Xenoki and co-commissioned by Channel 4 and 14-18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, five disabled artists present unorthodox takes on the legacies of war and disability through a series of short films.

News: DaDaFest International 2014 Announced

DaDaFest International 2014 Announced

30 June 2014

DaDaFest is proud to announce its Twelfth Festival, Art of the Lived Experiment, taking place 8 November 2014 – 11 January 2015. DaDaFest International 2014 presents a breathtaking array of high quality disability and Deaf arts from around the world, which will challenge thinking, ignite debate and celebrate disability culture - with comedy, music, dance, and visual arts - providing excellent entertainment for everyone.

News: International artist brings Gift to Bradford Festival

International artist brings Gift to Bradford Festival

21 May 2014

International musician and composer Jez Colborne has been commissioned by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial to create an original music piece – Gift, which is set to immerse audiences in a wave of new sounds.

News: Latitude Festival awarded the Silver level of the Charter of Best Practice

Latitude Festival awarded the Silver level of the Charter of Best Practice

14 May 2014

Attitude is Everything is very pleased to announce that Latitude Festival(17th- 20th July) has been awarded the Silver level of the Charter of Best Practice. The Silver award is in recognition of the ongoing efforts of Festival Republic, the festival organisers, to build upon event access and inclusion at the site on a yearly basis, which has resulted in a loyal Deaf and disabled customer base.

News: Spirit of 2012 Trust awards £500,000 for UNLIMITED IMPACT

Spirit of 2012 Trust awards £500,000 for UNLIMITED IMPACT

24 April 2014

Unlimited today announced an award of £500,000 from the Spirit of 2012 Trust (Spirit) – enabling the programme to build on the legacy at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale.

News: Fittings Multimedia Arts are awarded funding for Missing!

Fittings Multimedia Arts are awarded funding for Missing!

1 April 2014

Liverpool based Arts Company Fittings Multimedia Arts have received very welcome news this week as their application for funding to support a two-year project working with young people across the North and Midlands has been approved by Arts Council England.

News: Funding of over £400,000 announced helps support disabled artists to create ambitious and high quality work

Funding of over £400,000 announced helps support disabled artists to create ambitious and high quality work

31 March 2014

UNLIMITED today announced over £400,000 of funding to support 26 disabled artists across the UK to create ambitious work covering all genres. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England (ACE) and Creative Scotland (CS) & led by Shape and ArtsAdmin, the 2014 round of the programme aims to build on the successful legacy that was at the heart of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which celebrated the work of disabled artists on an unprecedented scale.

News: Shape’s Great Art Auction Goes Live At Bonhams!

Shape’s Great Art Action Goes Live At Bonhams!

28 February 2014

Shape are incredibly excited to announce that they will be taking part in Bonhams' first contemporary art auction of the year in order to raise money to continue developing opportunities for disabled artists.

test for disability arts tourism network feed

test for disability arts tourism network feed

28 February 2014

In 2004 Neil Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed The Eyeborg - an electronic ‘eye’ that allows colours to be perceived as sounds. The Eyeborg is a small sensor placed at eye level, held in place with a cable that transports colour information to a computer or chip. The electromagnetic light waves are turned into sound frequencies that are heard as musical notes. In partnership with Vodafone, Harbisson has now recorded the colours of Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica using mobile technology to compose a unique score.

News: Spanish artist and musician Neil Harbisson develops device enabling him to interpret colours as different musical frequencies

Spanish artist and musician Neil Harbisson develops device enabling him to interpret colours as different musical frequencies

27 February 2014

In 2004 Neil Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed The Eyeborg - an electronic ‘eye’ that allows colours to be perceived as sounds. The Eyeborg is a small sensor placed at eye level, held in place with a cable that transports colour information to a computer or chip. The electromagnetic light waves are turned into sound frequencies that are heard as musical notes. In partnership with Vodafone, Harbisson has now recorded the colours of Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica using mobile technology to compose a unique score.

Disability Arts Touring Network

Disability Arts Touring Network

21 February 2014

DaDaFest are pleased to announce appointment of Ross Dalziel as the Disability Arts Touring Network Co-ordinator.

News: UK's Cultural Legacy 'Unlimited' sets a precedent with Disability-led Selection Panel

UK's Cultural Legacy 'Unlimited' sets a precedent with Disability-led Selection Panel

14 February 2014

‘Unlimited’, the three year UK commissioning programme supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England which supports disabled artists in developing and showcasing ambitious and high quality work across the UK and internationally, has announced the recruitment of a selection panel with over 75% of quality candidates elected being disabled people.

News:Four Deaf Yorkshiremen cast rehearse new comedy!

Four Deaf Yorkshiremen cast rehearse new comedy!

12 February 2014

Inspired by the Monty Python's 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch Writer/ director Charlie Swinbourne's sign language version for a deaf cast, became a Youtube hit in 2007. The cast of 'grumpy deafies' are now preparing for a day out in Blackpool for their third get together.

Obituary: In Memory of Sandy Easton

Obituary: In Memory of Sandy Easton

12 February 2014

Rita Ferris-Taylor and Tam Reid remember Alexander Cooper Black (Sandy or Sulieman) Easton who sadly died on 25th January 2014. Dao remembers him as a valued member of the disability arts community and would like to offer condolences to his family and wife Kirin.

News: Disability Industry Heavyweights Launch of 'Unlimited' Partnership

Disability Industry Heavyweights Launch of 'Unlimited' Partnership

9 December 2013

Shape and ArtsAdmin are spearheading 'Unlimited' - a three year commissioning programme, supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to support disabled artists in developing ambitious and high quality work - with a celebration launch today at the Tate Modern.

News: Touch Art Fair pioneers a new approach to presenting visual arts

Touch Art Fair pioneers a new approach to presenting visual arts

15 October 2013

The Touch Art Fair is the first ever tactile art fair in the UK. On exhibition at 35 Marylebone High Street, London W1 from 17 - 20 October the fair is organised by pioneering french artist Scratch Adelia. Jake and Dinos Chapman have created a gigantic new piece of  work especially for the event amongst fifteen other international artists working in the haptic arts.

News: 900 Years of Light: Multimedia performance at Exeter Cathedral

900 Years of Light: Multimedia performance at Exeter Cathedral

6 September 2013

Exeter Cathedral will be the setting for a multimedia response to the building’s 900 year history and the contributions that craftspeople have made during that time. 900 Years of Light is the culmination of Cathedra 900, an Arts Council England funded project by visual and multimedia artist Mark Ware. For the last 18 months, Mark has been exploring the Cathedral and interpreting its art and architecture through photography, abstract photomontages, 3D artwork and sound.

National Paralympic Day featuring Liberty Festival!

National Paralympic Day featuring Liberty Festival!

3 September 2013

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival is producing National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 7 September 2013.

News: Grace Eyre's disabled-friendly Sussex Beacon Open Garden in Hove

Grace Eyre's disabled-friendly Sussex Beacon Open Garden in Hove

25 June 2013

DAO has been publishing a profile of work by Grace Eyre members since summer 2012. Sheila McWattie reports on Grace Eyre members' participation in a vibrant community gardens scheme across Brighton & Hove in partnership with The Sussex Beacon, due to open to the public from 29-30 June 2013

 

Heads Up Film Series Launches

Heads Up Film Series Launches

3 June 2013

Heads Up, a series of films which have been produced as part of the Creative Case has been published today by Arts Council England through the Creative Case website which is managed by DAO. The 8 films feature a number of arts professionals and arts organisations who discuss their involvement with the Creative Case and what it means to them and are being released in two batches with the first four live now.  


News: CEDA Music Acclaim

31 May 2013

Exeter-based Community Equality Disability Action (CEDA) have just been awarded £100 as runners up in the recent Sound Beam 25 competition.

Catalyst Arts success for DAO and StopGap

Catalyst Arts success for DAO and StopGap

15 May 2013

Arts Council England has announced the 62 successful applicants to the ‘Catalyst Arts: Building Fundraising Capacity’ scheme. Disability Arts Online and StopGap Dance Company are part of a consortium celebrating success.

News: filmpro presents 'COnscription'

filmpro presents 'COnscription'

2 March 2013

A multimedia installation by Caglar Kimyoncu exploring the politics of compulsory military service. Produced by disabled-led digital art agency filmpro, the work will show at the Old Truman Brewery, London from 2 May.

News: DaDaFest joins Go ON Gold

News: DaDaFest joins Go ON Gold

8 January 2013

Liverpool based disability arts organization, DaDaFest, has become the latest group to join a national campaign to help disabled people overcome the challenges of using the internet.

News: DaDaFest organisers reflect on festival’s 2012 success

News: DaDaFest organisers reflect on festival’s 2012 success

17 September 2012

DaDaFest 2012 has drawn to a close and has been hailed a great success, with audiences from near and far coming together to enjoy this internationally renowned festival of disability and deaf arts, the largest festival of its kind in the world.

News: Experience Oska Bright International Festival - The Digital Space

News: Experience Oska Bright International Festival - The Digital Space

28 August 2012

Oska Bright is the award-winning, international festival of short films made by artists with learning disabilities. Over the last decade, it has screened hundreds of films from around the world, enabling learning disabled film-makers to blaze a trail for their artform. You can now watch Oska Bright films via the on-demand channel at www.thespace.org

News: Paul Cummins: 'English Flower Garden'

News: Paul Cummins: 'English Flower Garden'

16 August 2012

Fine ceramic artist Paul Cummins has made more than 12000 individual flower heads for a series of 6 unique art installations at some of the UK’s most beautiful historic houses and socially significant public sites. The project is an Unlimited commission and is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

News: Jon Adams exhibits 'Look About' at Pallant House Gallery

News: Jon Adams exhibits 'Look About' at Pallant House Gallery

14 August 2012

Opening today at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, West Sussex, is a studio exhibition showcasing the results of ‘Look About’, a two year mapping and collecting project by Portsmouth‐based artist Jon Adams in response to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

News: Lou Birks directs Paralympic Opening Ceremony film

News: Lou Birks directs Paralympic Opening Ceremony film

12 August 2012

Survivor film maker Lou Birks has been commissioned to write and direct a Paralympic Ceremony opening film. The film will play to a packed 80,000 seater stadium and be broadcast around the world. Estimated worldwide viewing figures are 1.5 billion.

News: DaDaFest 2012 Announce Full Festival Line Up

News: DaDaFest 2012 Announce Full Festival Line Up

2 July 2012

DaDaFest 2012 is proud to announce the full programme of events for this year’s festival with an eclectic mix of music, art, comedy, theatre, poetry, performance, workshops and seminars.

News: uScreen reaches the Semi Finals of the National Lottery Awards

News: uScreen reaches the Semi Finals of the National Lottery Awards

30 June 2012

Accentuate is delighted to announce that uScreen, led by Screen South, has reached the Semi Finals of the National Lottery Awards. uScreen offers young deaf & disabled people the opportunity to make films online using a range of free accessible film-making tools with live showcases and workshops.

News: Unlimited Global Alchemy

News: Unlimited Global Alchemy

18 June 2012

Artist Rachel Gadsden (UK) and the Bambanani artist-activist Group (South Africa) explore the psychology and politics of HIV/AIDS and of life-giving medical regimes in an Unlimited commission, showing in Cambridge, Liverpool and London as part of the London 2012 Festival.

News: Unity Festival International Disability Arts Festival in Cardiff

News: Unity Festival International Disability Arts Festival in Cardiff

14 June 2012

The Unity Festival, created by Hijinx Theatre, is taking place between 21 – 30 June and will showcase and celebrate the best in inclusive, disability and learning-disability arts from Wales, the UK and around the world, promoting positive images of disability and social inclusion to audiences

News: Turning Points by Chris Tally Evans

News: Turning Points by Chris Tally Evans

13 June 2012

Turning Points is a ten minute film being screened as part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.

News: DaDaFest gets a makeover!

News: DaDaFest gets a makeover!

13 June 2012

Innovative Liverpool-based disability and deaf arts organisation Disability and Deaf Arts will now be known as DaDaFest – taking on the name of its best known event, the critically acclaimed international festival. In line with this name change, the entire DaDaFest brand has received an overhaul including a vibrant new image and website design.

News: Technophonia: New Music for a Unique Ensemble

News: Technophonia: New Music for a Unique Ensemble

12 June 2012

A unique piece of music has been commissioned by Drake Music Scotland to highlight the musical talents of young people with disabilities and feature centre stage at the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

News: Tin Bath Theatre presents Bee Detective


News: Tin Bath Theatre presents Bee Detective


8 June 2012

Part of the Unlimited Cultural Olympiad programme and the London 2012 Festival, Tin Bath Theatre's 'Bee Detective' is 
an outdoor theatre show for deaf and hearing children. Created by Sophie Woolley, it will be touring parks and squares across the UK this summer.

News: DAO is pleased to announce Diverse Perspectives project

News: DAO is pleased to announce Diverse Perspectives project

1 May 2012

DAO is delighted to announce a significant Grants for the Arts award by Arts Council England to commission eight disabled artists to work with organisations nationally to produce new works over the period of a year for online presentation.

News: Multimedia art project to be staged at Exeter Cathedral

News: Multimedia art project to be staged at Exeter Cathedral

30 April 2012

Multimedia artist Mark Ware has been awarded Arts Council Grants for the Arts funding to develop and produce an exciting, innovative high quality multimedia digital art project in collaboration with Exeter Cathedral, to interpret 900 years of history, using digital and HD technology.

News: Adam Reynolds Bursary

Adam Reynolds Bursary

23 April 2012

There is a week to go for artists to submit applications for Shape Arts' Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary. Submissions close on 8 May 2012.

News: DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal - Difference on Display

DaDaFest 2012 presents Niet Normaal - Difference on Display

10 April 2012

From Fri 13 July – Sun 2 September, the Bluecoat will be given over to this landmark exhibition, which will feature the work of over 30 internationally renowned artists including new commissions, each addressing a definitive question of our time: ‘what is normal and who decides?’ specifically focussing on language as freedom and language as imprisonment.

Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company closes

Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company closes

15 March 2012

Blue Eyed Soul Dance have announced that they are to close at the end of March 2012. The company grew from a residency with CandoCo Dance Company in 1994. From its base in rural Shropshire and with the support of Arts Council England it explored, developed and delivered a highly successful and extensive programme of inclusive dance, locally, nationally and internationally.

News: Unique Wheelchair Dance project awarded London 2012 Inspire mark

Unique Wheelchair Dance project awarded London 2012 Inspire mark

5 March 2012

Folk in Motion, a unique new folk dance project for wheelchair users, has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme. The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

News: Disabled artist makes streets her canvas in the build up to London 2012

Disabled artist makes streets her canvas in the build up to London 2012

5 March 2012

A street in High Wycombe will be creatively transformed in March as part of a cultural programme celebrating London 2012. Conceptual disabled artist, Zoe Partington, has worked on developing a creative response to how disabled people navigate through urban spaces and the impact this has on them emotionally and physically.

Ten years on and Electroboy comes to the screen

Ten years on and Electroboy comes to the screen

29 February 2012

Ten years ago this month, 'Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania' was published by Random House. Author Andy Behrman, talks about the journey, as the book moves towards being made into a film.

News: Successful applicants for The Space announced

Successful applicants for The Space announced

22 February 2012

Arts Council England and the BBC today announced the 53 successful applicants who will be creating hundreds of hours of original commissions for 'The Space' – an experimental digital arts media service and commissioning programme.

New Gold set to enjoy two-week theatre run

New Gold set to enjoy two-week theatre run

21 February 2012

Critically-acclaimed dance theatre company Signdance Collective is to perform its show New Gold at Warehouse Theatre in London for two weeks in April, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, a cultural celebration inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics.

New Exhibition Invites Art on Disability

New Exhibition Invites Art on Disability

17 January 2012

Shape, in association with Westway Development Trust and our sponsors HSBC, would like to invite applications for the Shape Open Exhibition 2012 from artists who have work that comments or makes reference to issues surrounding disability.

News: Launch of InSync

News: Launch of InSync

16 January 2012

Diversity should be about opening up and expanding our thinking, with everyone benefiting from different perspectives and alternative points of view. That’s why this week Sync - a leadership development programme funded by Arts Council England – is expanding its membership to everyone interested in leadership and diversity through a strand called InSync.

Hope Whitmore asks for stories from people with autism

Hope Whitmore asks for stories from people with autism

15 January 2012

Hope Whitmore has recently received support from Graeae Theatre Company for the background research of a play she is writing called Off Key. She is hoping to hear from people with autism about difficult situations they have been in, and especially about the experience of ‘coming-out’ as autistic to those close to them.

Hare-raising news about Disability Arts organisation

Hare-raising news about Disability Arts organisation

15 January 2012

The nationally respected development agency for disabled and Deaf artists, Dada-South, starts the new year proud to announce their change of name. From 1st February the organisation will be known as Ardent Hare.

News: Mind the Gap win Award

News: Mind the Gap

14 December 2011

Mind the Gap win NatWest CommunityForce Award to develop a filmmaking project in the North East

News: Paralympic Torchbearer nominations

News: Paralympic Torchbearer nominations

14 December 2011

The next stage of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay Torchbearer nomination process started this week. BT, one of the three Presenting Partners for the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, launched their public nomination campaign on 13 December 2012.

DaDa on the BBC Big Screens

DaDa on the BBC Big Screens

2 December 2011

To celebrate the International Day of Disabled People on 3rd December 2011, the 23 BBC Big Screens across the UK will be showing a series of DaDa short films from 12.30-1pm.

News: Artists take centre stage for diversity at the AMIs 2011

News: Artists take centre stage for diversity at the AMIs 2011

21 November 2011

Creative excellence amongst disabled artists was honoured at the Ability Media International (AMI) awards on Sunday 20 November 2011, as stars of screen, stage, broadcast and new media joined to celebrate diversity and inclusion in the media and arts

News: DadaFest 2012: Dates and theme announced

News: DaDaFest 2012: Dates and theme announced

5 November 2011

DaDaFest, the International Festival of Disability and Deaf Arts, has announced that the festival is to return in summer 2012, with the theme of TransActions - Fluid Bodies: Shifting Identities

Disabled Avant Garde: Stage Invasion

Disabled Avant Garde: Stage Invasion

13 October 2011

Disabled Avant Garde have published a four minute film on youtube of their protest at the Liberty Festival on London's South Bank on 19 August 2011.

Vital Xposure present 'The Knitting Circle'

Vital Xposure present 'The Knitting Circle'

19 August 2011

The End of an Era: Cochrane Theatre’s parting performances on 21st and 22nd September will premiere Vital Xposure’s The Knitting Circle’, exposing the hidden stories of Britain’s madhouses.

Liberty 2011: London's Disability Arts Festival

Liberty 2011: London's Disability Arts Festival

19 August 2011

Liberty is a platform for amazing new work from deaf and disabled artists. Come and enjoy an afternoon of music and cabaret, outdoor arts and dance, and fun for children at the Southbank Centre and National Theatre.

The Creative Case Symposium

7 August 2011

The Arts Council of England will launch the Creative Case - a new approach to diversity, during a day-long public symposium in Manchester on Monday 12 September.

News: Mind the Gap’s chickens fly the coop to feature at Summer festivals

News: Mind the Gap’s chickens fly the coop to feature at Summer festivals

8 June 2011

Why did the chicken cross the road? Which came first the chicken or the egg? Mind the Gap’s talented cast of learning disabled professional performers hatched a plan to answer these and other less poultry questions in their new street theatre piece, ‘Chicken Coup!’ which toured festivals during the summer of 2011

'My Song': diary of a scriptwriter

'My Song': diary of a scriptwriter

7 June 2011

Charlie Swinbourne gives an account of writing My Song - a seminal film directed by William Mager that premiered at Deaffest in May.

Attitude is Everything goes to Glastonbury

Attitude is Everything goes to Glastonbury

26 May 2011

Attitude is Everything is delighted to announce their third Club Attitude showcase at Glastonbury 2011 featuring beauteous acoustic bards, street folk poetics and punk rock legends inter-spiced with beats, bleeps and signed rap!

Profile: The Way Out: The Disabled Avant-Garde

The Way Out: The Disabled Avant-Garde

14 March 2011

Performance artist Aaron Williamson presents a feature on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 15 March at 11.30am, exploring whether performing arts practice can do what political agitation never has?

Profile: The Knitting Circle by Julie McNamara

The Knitting Circle by Julie McNamara

17 February 2011

Having a first outing at the Soho Theatre, London, from 21-23 February, The Knitting Circle is an exciting new work in progress, reuniting director Paulette Randall and writer / producer Julie McNamara. Based on the testimonies of people who survived the asylums closed in the 1980s and 90s.

Profile: Turning Points

Turning Points

8 February 2011

Chris Tally-Evans invites you to take part in Turning Points - an inspirational national story-telling project, which is part of the Unlimited Cultural Olympiad program.

Profile: Blind with Camera at DadaFest 2010

Blind with Camera

22 November 2010

An exhibition by Blind with Camera is showing at the DaDa-Fest International, Liverpool until 3 December 2010. DAO talked to Partho Bhowmick who set up the project in Mumbai, India in 2006 after being inspired by Evgen Bavcar, an accomplished blind photographer based in Paris.

Profile: Filmpro present FAT

Filmpro present FAT

21 November 2010

A unique solo performance by Pete Edwards - telling the story of a gay, disabled man in search of his heart’s desire. Produced in association with Graeae Theatre Company.

Profile: StopGAP Dance Company present a new double bill - Trespass

StopGAP Dance Company present a new double bill - Trespass

28 September 2010

Autumn 2010 see StopGAP Dance Company embarking on a tour of their latest double bill - 'Within' choreographed by Thomas Noone and 'Splinter' choreographed by Rob Tannion. Lucy Bennett provides a dancers' insight into this exciting development in StopGAPs work

Profile: Deafinitely Creative

Deafinitely Creative

7 September 2010

Deafinitely Creative, the nation's only playwriting programme exclusively for deaf writers, has chosen its four finalists for 2010-11.

Profile: Accentuate

Accentuate

22 August 2010

Over the coming months DAO intends to report on a range of events taking place under the Accentuate banner. Accentuate is funded by Legacy Trust UK which is creating a cultural and sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, SEEDA and the regional cultural agencies. Screen South is the home of Accentuate.

An Interview with Maysoon Zayid

An Interview with Maysoon  Zayid

29 May 2010

Groundbreaking comedy performer, Maysoon Zayid, takes a break from her hectic schedule to talk to Joe McConnell about her craft.

Heart n Soul celebrate double MBE awards to Pino Frumiento and Mark Williams

Heart n Soul celebrate double MBE awards to Pino Frumiento and Mark Williams

8 April 2010

South London arts organisation Heart n Soul celebrated recent MBE awards to director Mark Williams and founder artist Pino Frumiento in the Queen's New Years Honours on Wednesday 31 March. Heart n Soul Now toasted the royal recognition at the Albany arts venue in Deptford, where the organisation has been based for 24 years.

Cultural Olympiad Unlimited commissions announced

Unlimited Cultural Olympiad commissions

19 March 2010

London 2012 and Arts Council England have announced that over £400,000 of funding has been awarded to 10 commissions for Unlimited, the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project - the UK’s largest programme celebrating arts, culture and sport by disabled and deaf people.

CoolTan Arts premieres three films at the British Film Institute

CoolTan Arts premieres three films at the British Film Institute

22 February 2010

CoolTan Arts, the London-based arts project working with mental health service users, launched three films at the British Film Institute on February 8, 2010. One film follows their pioneering Largactyl Shuffle late-night art and heritage walks round London.

Profile: Rethink Parliament

Rethink Parliament

21 February 2010

Parliamentary Outreach have launched an innovative new initiative designed with mental health group, Rethink. Colin Hambrook reports on how the project is engaging with communities of disabled people, within the mental health arena, who have traditionally been disengaged from the democratic process.

Disability Arts Online Highly Commended in 2009 Jodi Awards at the V&A

Disability Arts Online Highly Commended in 2009 Jodi Awards at the V&A, London

3 December 2009

Disability Arts Online has won its first national accolade. The site was highly commended at the Jodi Awards, announced December 2, 2009 at the Sackler Centre, V&A, in London. The national and international Jodi Awards celebrate the best use of digital technology in the service of access to culture for disabled people.

Oska Bright 4th International Festival of short films

Profile: Oska Bright 2009

17 November 2009

Oska Bright 2009 runs from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 November 2009 with different screenings each day. As well as daily screenings Oska Bright includes Master Classes, mentoring sessions, a fabulous awards ceremony and a closing party with live music. The festival kick off with an inspiring workshops for people with learning disabilities wanting to learn how to make films.

Video: Disabled Avant Garde

Disabled Avant Garde

30 October 2009

Katherine Araniello and Aaron Williamson of the Disabled Avant Garde have published two new films satirising the current state of disability arts. Take a look and weep.

Inside story: Resistance by Liz Crow

Resistance

20 October 2009

Liz Crow of Roaring Girl Productions tells us about the making of Resistance - a dual-screen moving image installation that will tour galleries and museums and is due to be launched on 17 November 2009 as major part of DaDaFest, Novas CUC Gallery, Liverpool.

Profile: Jon Adams: The Goose on the Hill

Jon Adams: The Goose on the Hill

25 September 2009

This autumn Pallant House Gallery plays host to Jon Adams' retrospective 'The Goose on the Hill' from 13 October – 22 November 2009. The exhibition coincides with ‘Outside In’ - a major exhibition of Outsider Art.

Profile: Decibel Performing Arts Showcase

Decibel Performing Arts Showcase

6 September 2009

The fourth decibel Performing Arts Showcase, takes place in Manchester from 15-18 September 2009. The showcase, run by Arts Council England offers promoters and national and international arts professionals a unique snapshot of England’s diverse performing arts talent.

Profile: 'Outside In' 2009

'Outside In' 2009

5 August 2009

'Outside In' is on show at Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, 4 August – 8 November 2009. The exhibition provides a platform for artists who are marginalised due to health, disability or other social circumstances. Marc Steene, Head of Learning, explains some of the reasoning behind the competition, due to become a national event by 2011.

Driving Inspiration

Driving Inspiration

19 April 2009

Caroline Cardus reports on Buckinghamshire's Cultural Olympiad project.

StopGAP Dance Company

StopGAP Dance Company

4 February 2009

StopGAP are an internationally recognised Dance Company. Having comleted a whirlwind UK tour of their acclaimed Portfolio Collection they are now preparing for the Caravan International Event, which is taking place to coincide with The Brighton Festival.

News: STAGETEXT

News: STAGETEXT

8 January 2009

STAGETEXT is a charity which provides captioning services to theatres so that deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people can enjoy the latest plays and musicals.

Katherine Araniello on her character 'Terminal Services' in Late at Tate

Katherine Araniello: Terminal Services

17 December 2008

Late at Tate - an artist intervention in Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries - was recently curated by Vauxhall’s art laboratory, Beaconsfield. The concept behind the evening was the idea of creating a terminal space, with an array of arrival and departure points, in which only the surreal applied.

Gus Cummins: ICTAL

Gus Cummins: ICTAL

1 December 2008

Bristol-based artist Gus Cummins’ latest audiovisual work 'Invaders', has been commissioned as part of the Exeter Phoenix Digital Media Bursary 2008. Kate Cotton reports.

Caroline Cardus: Hidden Battles

Caroline Cardus: Hidden Battles

6 November 2008

Caroline Cardus' Go Make! residency at Fort Brockhurst in Gosport, is the fourth in an ongoing series of bursaries for disabled and deaf artists, awarded by Dada-South. Colin Hambrook reports.

Jon Adams: Word Wall

Jon Adams: Word Wall

16 October 2008

Artist challenges commuters at London Bridge station Jon Adams has recently been appointed as Southern's Artist in Residence and over the next year Adams will be creating his art on the Southern network as part of the Alternative Platform project.

Open Studio with Noëmi Lakmaier

Open Studio with Noëmi Lakmaier

8 May 2008

Noëmi Lakmaier's residency at Camden Arts Centre as recipient of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and a conversation with Tony Heaton

Kaleido

2 April 2008

South-west disability arts organisation Equata have recently relaunched themselves as Kaleido

StopGAP Dance Company

StopGAP Dance Company

6 March 2008

StopGAP Dance Company are currently undertaking a UK tour with their latest Portfolio Collection

Next Year in Auckland

Next Year in Auckland

29 January 2008

Philip Patston, comedy performer, public speaker and the primal force behind the International Disability Arts Symposium which will take place in Auckland in March 2009.

Art Disability Culture

Art Disability Culture

7 January 2008

David Watson, editor of Art Disability Culture Magazine, talks to Joe McConnell

Tales from the Boarders

Tales from the Boarders

29 October 2007

Anne Teahan documents the artistic process of three artists making Art from the memories of an institution.

Attitude At Liberty

Attitude At Liberty

27 August 2007

Grae Wall talks to Joe McConnell about Attitude is Everything's music zone at this year's Liberty Festival.

Victoria Waddington

Victoria Waddington

26 August 2007

Joe Bidder interviews Victoria Waddington as part of a series of profiles looking at the lives of leading figures within the Disability Arts movement

Oska Bright Film Festival

Oska Bright Film Festival

8 May 2007

DAO asked Oska Bright about the world's first national festival of short films made by and for people with learning disabilities

Andrew Roberts

Andrew Roberts

1 February 2007

Painter Andrew Roberts talks to Colin Hambrook about his career.

Drake Music Project

Drake Music Project

16 December 2006

DAO checks on how what's happening at the Drake Music Project at the end of 2006

Creative Routes

16 December 2006

Sarah Tonin talks to Joe McConnell about the Creative Routes Company

Juan delGado

16 December 2006

Joe McConnell talks to Juan delGado about his cutting edge work using photography and video installation

Lara Varga

Lara Varga

16 December 2006

Printmaker, Illustrator and Book Artist Lara Varga talks about her Art work and practice

Nancy Willis: Early Days

Nancy Willis: Early Days

1 May 2006

A painter, printmaker and sculptor, Nancy Willis is an exceptional artist who has been exhibiting at mainstream and Disability Arts events since the mid 1970's.

Colin Hambrook

1 May 2006

Making paintings and prints about my experience of visions, hallucinations and dreams, brought me into contact with an emerging Disability Arts.

Simon Cooper: My Virtual Reality World

1 May 2006

Simon Cooper - a Platform 6 artist - explores the dilemma between hand-made and technology-made printmaking and looks at ways of combining the two processes.

Art + Power

Art + Power

1 December 2005

Colin Hambrook visited Art + Power to find out about their work.

Interview: Cathy Woolley

1 December 2005

Melissa Mostyn talks to Cathy Woolley about her work and inspiration as artist and friend.

Paddy Masefield Award

1 October 2005

Open only to people with learning difficulties, resident in the South West Region and aged 18 or over, it is the only award of its kind in Europe

Julie McNamara: Pig's Sister

1 July 2005

Colin Hambrook talked to Julie McNamara about Pig's Sister her latest piece of theatre, due to be performed at Theatre Workshop in Edinburgh as part of the Degenerate Festival 2005.

Danny Start

1 June 2005

Joe McConnell talks to Danny Start about his play I Love you Angela, recently broadcast on Radio 4, and about his career as a writer.

LDAF Disability Film Festival

1 April 2005

Now in its seventh year, London Disability Arts Forum's (LDAF) annual Disability Film Festival continues to provide a powerful platform for the work of disabled filmmakers.

Paul Cade: Sanity for Vanity

1 March 2005

Colin Hambrook recently saw Paul Cade's breathtaking work and decided to visit the artist in person.

Liz Crow: Frida Kahlo’s Corset

1 March 2005

An award-winning short film about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo will accompany a major exhibition of the artist's work to be held at Tate Modern in London on show until October 2005

Alison Jones: The Smell of Honey

1 January 2005

Alison Jones, acclaimed visual artist, talks to Joe McConnell about her exploration of multisensory experience.

Artsadmin Digital Bursaries 2004

1 December 2004

Joe McConnell, editor of DAIL Magazine, provides a look at the work of some of the disabled artists who received bursaries in 2004 from Artsadmin for work in digital media.

StopGap dancers on the move

1 December 2004

Colin Hambrook met Chris Pavia and Laura Jones from StopGap Dance Company in the middle of their busy schedule to ask a few questions about the company:

The New DAIL Magazine (2004)

1 December 2004

Disability Arts Online spoke to Catya Wheatley and Hanne Olsen, the new editors of Disability Arts in London (DAIL) Magazine.

Celebrating Disability Arts

1 December 2004

Celebrating Disability Arts is the title of a publication by Allan Sutherland reviewing 20 years of Disability Arts practice.

Club Attitude

Club Attitude

1 December 2004

Accessible clubbing with Attitude is Everything.

Art Through Touch

1 December 2004

Visually impaired artist Lynn Cox explains why this London-based project is so ground-breaking

Dave Lupton: Crippen Cartoons

Dave Lupton: Crippen Cartoons

1 December 2004

Disabled cartoonist Dave Lupton has a unique cutting edge 'disability vision', and is currently looking for support to bring his cartoons to a wider audience.

Wild Bunch club night

1 December 2004

The Wild Bunch club night for adults with learning difficulties is one of the friendliest, funkiest clubs in town.

Damien Robinson: Songbird

1 December 2004

Deaf artist Damien Robinson talks to Ele Carpenter about an intriguing audio installation, which explores the relationship between sound and vibration.

DaDaFest 2004

1 December 2004

Gemma Nash looks forward to DaDaFest 2004.