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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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I gone dun finished it & Pop up thiS sunday

I DUNNIT THE ‘STENDERS MATRIARCH THING ( a bit ). Afraid you’ll have to buy the mini-zine to find out though. Also will be selling this and more gorgeous giftwrap n cards from £1 along with all me other glories from Stationary N’ Stationery at Dulcimer Bar this Sunday. M is for Matriarchy mini-zine (Eastenders) […]

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Pop-up @ Chorlton Metro Cafe – get yer gifts n cards n stuff local!

My other venture, Stationary N’ Stationery, will be be popping up with fresh new stock from Gemma Correll, Pink Pig Sketchbooks, Ohh Deer, Maladiva and more! All at a totally discounted rate 🙂 We’ve got specialist art supplies for your crafty friends, sarcastic notebooks for the Grinch’s, and traditional organisers, planners, and even Christmas giftwrap […]

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Wednesday heralds spoonie artist meet-up #2!

We’ve got some comfy cushions and blankets and a kettle donated, so come along on Wednesday 13th November to the Spoonie Artist meet-up numero duo! If you’re chronically ill/disabled and interested in doing some nice arty shit and chatting bout stuff and meeting people, then come along on Wednesday! If you can’t make it, fear […]

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The Journal-Planner Lottery – Lies, Possibilities and How to Get it Right.

With the rise in popularity of journals, diaries, planners and specifically – yup – bullet journalling, the stationery market has seen a mega-boom in sales of notebooks that fit a certain Instagram-lead criteria. The format for this ‘perfect journal’ usually goes something like this: dotted pages hardback – or soft-hardback – cover super petty exterior […]

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invitation: commission for equality in mental health

Have your voice heard in these upcoming focus groups and workshops, for The Commission for Equality in the Centre for Mental Health.

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