Category: Politics

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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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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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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*Call Out for zine submissions*

I’m extending my original deadline, so that more people can submit their thoughts/anecdotes/cartoons/essays/poems around the topic of… what not to say to a sick person You can email your submissions to ellie@stillill.uk and can even just text me anonymously some odd “QUOTES” that people have said tot you that are totally inappropriate: 07539371070 You know, […]

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upcoming event – voice hearing in brazil *date changed to 12th oct*

International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) are a fab organisation who promote psychosocial and peer supported approaches to voice hearing and mental health work internationally. * Please note the date change to the 12th October 1-4pm * I became a member when I stumbled upon a talk from one of my […]

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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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Partisan’s Access Fund Launch Events

This week, there will be two events in order to celebrate the newly launched Partisan Access Fund! Partisan Collective is closer now than ever to their goal of becoming a more accessible building and therefore provide a more accessible service. The first event is on Thursday 20th June in the basement at Partisan Collective; you […]

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ART & ACCESS: Liverpool Everyman Theatre

I was very lucky in Liverpool to spend my Monday afternoon with the very lovely Laura and Brendan from The Everyman Theatre on Hope Street, discussing this blog’s current research theme of ‘Art & Access’ in relation to their outreach work and in-house efforts.  Laura’s job as Community Engagement Officer is to engage people who […]

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