Category: Art & Access

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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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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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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spoonie artists: unite on wednesday!

Regular, accessible arts and crafts meet up & craftivist network!

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NEW Events Page

Sometimes it can get confusing – mostly for me – whether I have my Still Ill OK or Nice Time Arts hat on. That is actually a good thing; it’s because Vicky and I have created a situation where we work flexibly and accessibly (but still bleedin’ ‘ard) solely on making art and creativity accessible […]

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STIll Ill X Pen Fight Zine Club @ Manchester art gallery! this sunday 2.30-4.30pm

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday for the much awaited – due to two postponements – Pen Fight & Still Ill OK mash up Zine Club, run by Nice Time! We will be at Manchester Art Gallery (yes, the really big, beautiful old fancy schmancy one in the town centre) this Sunday 2.30-4.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

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A light yellow background with bright pink square, pink and black text stating 'Art therapy, peer support and CBT without the - and then asterisks in place of a swearword. FART Journalling. Thursday 15th August at The Yard Theatre in Hulme.

Journalling Course – Still Ill x cbt/art therapy

As part of the new venture I’ve been going on about – Nice Time Arts, in case you haven’t heard – I have written an 8 week ‘Journalling for Journalling’s Sake’ or ‘F-ART’ course (Fun-ART) for adults with long term health conditions and/or disabilities. Dates and times for the first cohort have not been confirmed, […]

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NICE TIME ARTS LLP – #spoonieartists UNITE!

EEP! So excited about our new accessible arts practice!

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ART & ACCESS: Janelle Monae @The Castlefield Bowl

There were a few articles just before the gig as well as just after about the mostly appalling access situation at Manchester Castlefield Bowl. The day before the gig, I was reading the BBC article and also having the most absurd series of conversations with Manchester International Festival’s ‘Access Team’ on the phone. Despite my […]

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