Disability Arts Online
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DAO is a unique journal for discussion of arts and culture - edited by disabled artist, Colin
With the official launch of the Cultural Olympiad on 21 June, we've had a very busy time in the
last week publishing news, reviews and interviews, as well as the wonderful words of our
Sue Austin's ‘Creating the Spectacle!’ got its first public outing at the Fleet, Dorset on 27 June.
DAO writer Gini, reviews the event.
Nicole Fordham-Hodges gives an in-depth interview with poet Saradha Soobrayen, who took
part in the Southbank Centre's Poetry Parnassus, as part of the Festival of the World.
Ann Young reviews Rachel Gadsden's Unlimited Global Alchemy exhibition made in
collaboration with the Bambanini artists group of AIDs/ HIV survivors from South Africa. The
exhibition is on show now, at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge.
Richard Downes gives a disability perspective on Yoko Ono's Live Art - 'Cut Piece' in a review
of the artists' retrospective 'To The Light' at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
Paul Cockburn reviews a performance of 'Janice Parker's intriguing dance piece Private Dancer'
which previewed at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
Ray Hewitt reviews BBC1's Imagine... Theatre of War, an extraordinary documentary about the
making of Bravo 22 Company's production 'The Two Worlds of Charlie F'.
Jo Verrent is left with the desire to hear more and more of Jez Colborne's 'Call of the Sirens',
produced by Mind the Gap, despite having had her dream dashed to see them perform in the
wilds on Ilkley Moor
There has been some good news for Accentuate, the programme of disability projects for the
south east region. The uScreen project offering young deaf & disabled people the opportunity to
make films online, has been nominated for the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards. Find
out more in DAOs news section
To post details of events, opportunities or jobs you would like to advertise through DAOs free
listings service, please use the online form at
National events listings:
BSL Sign Interpreted Performance of Inua Eliams’ Knight Watch
Fuel Theatre invites you to a BSL Sign Interpreted Performance of Inua Eliams’ Knight Watch at
Tara Arts, Southfields, London
Interact @ the RA, Summer Exhibition Interactive Talk with Lipspeaking
Artist Abigail Hirsch presents this interactive tour of the Summer Exhibition at the Royal
Academy of Arts
Unlimited: Caroline Bowditch with East London Dance - Leaving Limbo
Landing at London Fields Park
Dancers and aerialists perform in air, water and on land in Caroline Bowditch's new production
Unlimited: Joel Simon and Flickerpix present MACROPOLIS at Belfast's City
MACROPOLIS is the animated story of two reject toys who escape from the factory
Joel Howie presents touring exhibition: 'Changing Landscapes' in Arundel, West
09/07/2012 - 15/07/2012
Exhibition of art works by Outside In artist Joel Howie. Joel's paintings represent the changing
landscapes he sees around him.
National jobs listings:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society seek Information and Retail Assistant
Location: Edinburgh | Closing date: 11 July 2012
Remuneration: £273 per week
Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society are looking for an information and retail assistant for the
DaDaFest seek Chair
Location: Liverpool | Closing date: 31 August 2012
Leading Disability Arts Festival - DaDaFest - are looking for a Chair to support the organisation
in the further development of this ambitious charity.
National opportunity and workshop listings:
Suffolk Accessible Creative Opportunities Directory
20/06/2012 - 06/07/2012
Suffolk Artlink, on behalf of Suffolk County Council, is aiming to reach as many organisations
that have accessible creative opportunities in Suffolk.
Access Consultation Panel - Hunterian and Sir John Soane's Museums
01/06/2012 - 01/06/2014
The Hunterian Museum and Sir John Soane’s Museum in Holborn, London are looking for
members to join their joint Access Consultation Panel
31/05/2012 - 19/07/2012
An 8-week songwriting course for people with physical disabilities at Sydenham Garden,
Lewisham SE23 2LW
Unlimited: The Dean Rodney Singers needs YOU!
23/05/2012 - 09/09/2012
Join this exciting Heart n Soul Unlimited project and be part of a global band!
Drama and Theatre Skills workshops
03/05/2012 - 05/07/2012
Drama and Theatre skills workshops for adults with learning disabilities in the London Borough