Category: Art + Creativity

Indoor Explorers: An Invitation

Now that a great deal of time has passed, I have finally finished setting up an online space for our existing community over at Nice Time Arts! This beta version uses Microsoft Teams in response to the digital accessibility survey that we circulated the last couple of months. Teams is easier for people to personalise […]

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A new Alliance: in conversation with #WeShallNotBeRemoved

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you, and invite you, to a new UK Disability Arts Alliance, #WeShallNotBeRemoved ! #WeShallNotBeRemoved is an alliance of UK-based disabled artists across all forms, disabled workers within the creative industry and disability led arts organisations. The group’s community currently exists mainly on Slack, and any disabled practitioners […]

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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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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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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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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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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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spoonie artists: unite on wednesday!

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

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