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#BLACKLIVESMATTER

#ICantBreathe #Antifa #BlackLivesMatter The world is a horror show of police brutality and centuries of institutional racism that has ignited a more fierce and determined quest for justice in vast numbers of American civilians than we have seen in a long time. For now, this site has to focus on the intersectional ablism going on in […]

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proceed with caution & a mastershield

The latest laxing of lockdown restrictions for shielding persons is a political announcement, not medical recommendation.

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Keep yourself (and your employers) busy during lockdown

A couple of weeks ago I put together a list of relevant artsy-poorly cool stuff going on online during the lockdown for Nice Time Arts, so head over there to find out about some free theatre, creative opportunities and more. Below are some bits I found this week and a number of links for you […]

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ace & moving online: a brief update

Fortunately I have finally been rewarded by the powers that be in the arts world, and received some emergency support from Arts Council England. This is a quick post to announce the new plan that this funding has made possible: Indoor Explorers. I’m in the process of developing a Microsoft Teams channel for those of […]

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nice time arts gets online & accessible for 2020

I’m very happy to announce that I’ll be working on a virtual programme of social & creative events, meet-ups and workshops under the Nice Time Arts moniker over the next few months. This will include opportunities for coronavirus lockdown journal challenges, on which I am well aware that paid work & terrifying letters of ‘EXTREMELY […]

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art & access: what now?

What’s next for accessibility within the arts? Obviously, with the current covid lockdowns and restrictions (I’m refusing to use capital letters when I type covid, as it just provides unnecessary added alarm to the situation), physically visiting arts venues may be looking like little more than a daydream of something we may experience again one […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown Journal Challenge

**UPDATE 27/03/2020: I am in the process of putting together a resource & inspiration section on the site! I have been poorly so am moving slowly but in the mean time please send over some time-consuming and sanity-maintaining journal ideas to keep us going!** I’d written a lot of nearly finished posts, but they become […]

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Wheelchair Accessible Artist Studio space available in hulme (let now agreed)

The impossible has happened – a wheelchair accessible studio space has become available at Work for Change, Yellowbrick Artist Studios in Hulme, Manchester! They’re looking for someone to move in as soon as possible. If you’re interested, please email sarah@change.coop for more information. Rent + Bills is £124.11 per month. I can vouch that this […]

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Understanding Voices: Organic Recovery Community Approach

I’m delighted to be assisting in preparing for the delivery of some upcoming training at Niamos Radical Arts & Culture Centre. The newly set up Organic Recovery Community works closely with (and constitutes members of) groups and organisations such as The Hearing Voices Network (HVN), The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis […]

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Free Uber for Disabled Voters

Hi all, Quick post to let you know that Uber Access are offering free taxis to and fro from polling stations today for disabled voters! The code is from a charity that many disabled activists are – for very important reasons – not fond of, so I am not going to advertise them by mentioning […]

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