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Step into the irreverent world of disabled cartoonist Crippen aka Dave Lupton, who has been in the vanguard of disability arts movement for more years than he cares to mention. His work has appeared in mainstream press, on TV and film and is now probably the best Disabled cartoonist in the world!

It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, world!

17 December 2014


It's got to be said, and it probably has, but it's worth saying again - the woman's work is mad, totally mad! She once had someone holding the bottom of her step ladder as she reached up to replace faulty light bulbs in the sky. To be fair though, it was rather a dull day! And then there's the sheep ... but let's not go there! And now she's producing her take on the christmas advent calender, called, of course, a Madvent calender! But don't take my word for it. Click...

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Curing the Crips?!

10 December 2014


Iain Duncan Smith (IDS), clad in a yellow robe and appearing to be walking across the top of a large bath of water

A clever piece of journalism by Frances Ryan, writing for the Guardian newspaper, leads with the statement 'Iain Duncan Smith thinks he can cure disabled people as if by magic' She goes on to say that that: "Iain Duncan Smith is Jesus Christ. For anyone who missed the Second Coming, it happened at around mid-morning on Thursday when it became apparent that the secretary of state for work and pensions has started to cure the disabled and chronically sick." I've taken the...

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Cheers m' Lords!

8 December 2014


And so it goes on ... At the same time that the High Court has upheld the Government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund (which thousands of disabled people rely on to live independently), the House of Lords have been squabbling over the quality of their champagne! The House of Lords have rejected the suggestion that, as a way to reduce costs, they use the same caterers as the House of Commons. They claim that this would involve lowering the quality of their champagne which is...

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3 December 2014


Not satisfied with her triumphant installation on a column in Trafalgar Square or travelling around the UK in her bed, disabled artist-activist Liz Crow and her team from Roaring Girl Productions is throwing herself into yet another exciting project. Entitled ‘Figures’, it involves Liz sculpting 650 small human figures, each one representing an individual experiencing at first hand the cuts being imposed by this current government. When I asked Liz to explain the thinking behind...

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