On Saturday 25 January 2020, the Bushwick Book Club presented artists’ responses to CULL, Tanvir Bush’s sharp, outrageous, and uncomfortable satire about the deadly underside side of discrimination. Author and researcher Dr. Tanvir Bush, wrote this dark satire about the current British welfare system highlighting the desperate plight of disabled people in Britain today.
‘Making Merry’ is a cycle of transcription poems based on a series of interviews with the writer, performer and athlete Robin Surgeoner.
Praminda Caleb-Solly is Co Investigator on the Catch Me If You Can project and team leader for assisted living in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at UWE. For Catch Me If You Can she has been developing a series of events called Leaky Robots – these events are exploring ways a Robot Double can support access to culture for disabled people as well as the role new technologies play in giving disabled people greater independence. The Robot Doubledevice is designed to give agency and autonomy through a remote connection.
‘Not Getting Lost’ is a cycle of transcription poems based on a series of interviews with the writer and theatre director Vici Wreford-Sinnott, Artistic Director of Little Cog Theatre Company.
As part of DAO’s Electric Bodies project – Disconsortia brought twenty disabled artists from the North East of England together at the ARC arts centre in Stockton on 6th and 7th November 2019. Producer Vici Wreford-Sinnott reflects on the impact of the workshop and cabaret events on the disability arts community.
As part of DAO’s Electric Bodies project – Disconsortia, produced by Vici Wreford-Sinnott – brought twenty disabled artists from the North East of England together at the ARC arts centre in Stockton. Writer-in-residence Lisette Auton reflects on the two-day workshop.
‘Ways of Understanding’ is a cycle of transcription poems based on a series of interviews with Colin Hambrook, an artist, poet and journalist who is one of the key figures in Disability Arts.
Dr Tanvir Bush reports on a workshop at Bath University on 31 October, 2019. The theme was ‘Disability and hate crime in higher education’ and was part of a newly created six-week course titled ‘Tackling Hate Crime in Higher Education.’.
Praminda Caleb-Solly is Professor of Assistive Robotics and Intelligent Health Technologies in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at the University of the West of England. She responds poetically to concerns that arisen through working on the Catch me if you can Participating through Play project for D4D.
Praminda Caleb-Solly leads on the Catch me if you can Participating through Play project for D4D. Here she reports on an Innovate UK Long Term Care Revolution funded project called Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations.