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Disability Arts Online and Mind the Gap present The Disability and...Podcast

Arts & Culture Podcasts

The Disability And…Podcast gets right to the heart of some of the most pressing issues in arts, culture and beyond with a series of bold, provocative and insightful interviews with disabled artists, key industry figures and the odd legend. The Disability and…Podcast is currently monthly.

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United Kingdom

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The Disability And…Podcast gets right to the heart of some of the most pressing issues in arts, culture and beyond with a series of bold, provocative and insightful interviews with disabled artists, key industry figures and the odd legend. The Disability and…Podcast is currently monthly.

Twitter:

@graeae

Language:

English

Contact:

020 7613 6906


Episodes
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Disability and...Cutting Edge Theatre with Suzanne Lofthus and Abigail Brydon

4/30/2024
This month Paul Wilshaw, Associate producer at Mind the Gap talks to Cutting Edge Theatre's Artistic Director Suzanne Lofthus and Associate Artist Abigail Brydon about the work they do in Scotland.

Duration:00:41:53

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Disability and...CRIPtic Arts with Jamie Hale

4/2/2024
This month on the Disability And... podcast, Disability Arts Online's Founding Editor Colin Hambrook talks to writer and Chief Executive of CRIPtic Arts, Jamie Hale, about how the CRIPtic came into existence and their thoughts and approaches when working with disabled collaborators.

Duration:01:04:43

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Disability and...Mental Health with James Leadbitter

2/29/2024
This month, Mind the Gap’s Associate Producer Paul Wilshaw chats with artist and activist James Leadbitter, a.k.a. the Vacuum Cleaner, about his work around the topic of mental health, his work abroad, and how the arts help support people's mental health. This podcast contains some strong language. James Leadbitter's website.

Duration:00:49:36

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Disability and...Climate Change with AlanJames Burns and Julia Watts Belser

2/2/2024
This month Disability Arts Online have been taken over by audio visual artist, curator and producer AlanJames Burns. As part of their content takeover, AlanJames talks with Professor Julia Watts Belser who is a professor of Jewish Studies and Disability Studies at Georgetown University. They discuss their experiences as creative practitioners, members of the disability community, and as climate activists.

Duration:00:47:50

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Disability and...Pantomimes with Chris Hannon

12/19/2023
This month Mind The Gap's Associate Producer Paul Wilshaw chats with writer and actor Chris Hannon about the representation of disability in pantomimes and how Chris makes pantos more inclusive. Chris has acted in Coronation Street and Doctors and for the past 13 years has been the Dame in the Wakefield Theatres panto.

Duration:00:28:36

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Disability and...Cultural Identity with Eleanor Lisney and Eric Wu

12/4/2023
This month Eleanor Lisney and Eric Wu are in conversation. Eleanor Lisney is a Disability Arts Online board member, she's also a co-founder of disabled women's collective Sisters of Frida and of Culture Access CIC. Eric Wu is a nutrition and dietetics student and mental health community organiser at King's College, London. Eleanor and Eric discuss cultural identities within the East and Southeast Asian communities.

Duration:00:34:12

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Disability and...Playwriting with Daniel Foulds and Leanna Benjamin

10/30/2023
This month, Mind the Gap Associate Artist Daniel Foulds chats with playwright and activist Leanna Benjamin about her experiences of being on the Graeae ‘Introduction to Playwrighting’ course, being ‘Artist for Change’ at Leeds Playhouse, and the barriers she faces in the theatre industry.

Duration:00:36:18

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Disability and...Classical Music with Baluji Shrivastav

9/25/2023
This month on the Disability And...podcast, founding editor of Disability Arts Online Colin Hambrook chats with Baluji and Linda Shrivastav about the Inner Vision Orchestra, Jazz Orient, and Dot Aware: a wearable braille device to assist visually impaired musicians in the working environment.

Duration:00:38:22

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Disability and...Disability Pride with Daniel Foulds

8/28/2023
On the 50th Disability and...Podcast, Mind the Gap's Assistant Producer Paul Wilshaw chats to learning-disabled writer and researcher Daniel Foulds about Disability Pride Month, identity politics and finding solidarity through the difficulties of managing multiple impairments.

Duration:00:35:26

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Disability and...Intersectionality with Jasmin Thien

7/28/2023
This month on the Disability and...Podcast, founding editor of Disability Arts Online, Colin Hambrook, chats with actor, writer, poet and comedian Jasmin Thien. Jasmin reflects on her intersectional experience of the performing arts as a disabled migrant to the UK, of Chinese heritage. They also discuss how Jasmin got into the arts and her recent debut as an actor with Extant Theatre’s Super Power Panto.

Duration:00:41:20

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Disability and...Education with Matthew Reason and Melissa Conyers

6/30/2023
This month, Mind the Gap’s Assistant Producer Paul Wilshaw chats with Professor of Theatre at York St John’s University, Matthew Reason and Mind the Gap's Head of Learning & Support Melissa Conyers about University education and how the two organisations have come together to create an accredited course in theatre for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Duration:00:24:02

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Disability and...Audiobooks with Will Reynolds

5/25/2023
This month, Disability Arts Online founding editor Colin Hambrook chats with writer and activist Will Reynolds about audiobooks, and the importance they have in his life.

Duration:00:36:22

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Disability and...Leadership and Networking with TripleC

4/21/2023
This month Paul Wilshaw chats with founders of TripleC and the Disability Artists Network Community (DANC) Cherylee Houston and Melissa Johns. He asks them about their careers as actors and how their experiences led to the formation of Triple C and DANC. This podcast contains some strong language. TripleC website

Duration:00:42:35

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Disability and...Regional Voices with Vici Wreford-Sinnott and Steph Robson

3/29/2023
This month, artist and creative practitioner Steph Robson, aka Hello Little Lady, chats with award-winning theatre maker and equality strategist, Vici Wreford-Sinnott. Steph asks Vici about the importance of regional identity, the Northeast's role in disability arts history, and the current regional and national landscape for disabled artists. Related links: Vici's theatre company Little Cog's website. Steph's blog, Hello Little Lady.

Duration:00:51:39

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Disability and...Making a Career in Performance with Rob Ewens

2/24/2023
This month, Mind the Gap's Associate Producer Paul Wilshaw, chats with theatre and TV freelance actor Rob Ewens about some of his successes on screen and stage.

Duration:00:27:58

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Disability and...Changes in the Visual Arts Sector with Mike Layward

1/30/2023
This month, DAO Founding Editor Colin Hambrook chats with Disability Arts Shropshire's (DASH) recently-retired Artistic Director Mike Layward about changes within the visual arts sector that he's observed over his 25 years with DASH.

Duration:00:46:13

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Disability and...Co-authorship with Back to Back Theatre

12/19/2022
This month, Mind the Gap's Associate Producer Paul Wilshaw speaks to Touring Director Tamara Searle and Ensemble Member Scott Price from the award-winning Australian theatre company Back to Back Theatre, about the company and its recent UK tour of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes.

Duration:00:36:42

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Disability and...Sustainable and caring practices with Omikemi and Priya Mistry

11/22/2022
This month writer, workshop facilitator and creative mentor, Omikemi and multidisciplinary artist, socially engaged practitioner and creative producer, Priya Mistry, aka whatsthebigmistry, chat about sustainable and caring approaches to the arts. Both are members of the Onyx Collective, a group of artists supported by Disability Arts Online who share the lived experience of disability and racism. This podcast contains some strong language.

Duration:01:01:56

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Disability and...Inclusive Policy with Leeds Playhouse

10/21/2022
This month, Paul Wilshaw chats with CEO and Artistic Director James Brining and Deputy Artistic Director Amy Leach of Leeds Playhouse about their inclusive policies, their engagement with Ramps on the Moon, and how they dealt with the first lockdown. More information about Leeds Playhouse can be found here. More information about Ramps on the Moon can be found here.

Duration:00:42:47

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LIVE: Disability and...2012's Legacy with Tarik Elmoutawakil, Deborah Williams and Kaite O'Reilly

9/23/2022
A special live edition of the Disability...And podcast, recorded at the Southbank Centre's Unlimited Festival 2022. Disability Arts Online founding editor Colin Hambrook is joined by writer, programmer and creative producer Tarek Elmoutawakil, multi-award winning poet, playwright and dramaturg, Kaite O'Reilly, and policy maker and theatre maker, Deborah Williams, for a lively debate about significant cultural moments that have shifted the narrative over the last decade. This podcast contains some strong language. We would like to thank the Southbank Centre and their staff for their support on this podcast. However, at the time of our event we also learnt that our Associate artist whatsthebigmistry's work The Empire's Old Clothes was cancelled in light of the death of the Queen and we would like to make it clear we strongly disagree with this decision and would like to share solidarity with the artists whose work was pulled from the Unlimited Festival as a result. We have issued a public statement here. Speaker biographies: Tarik Elmoutawakil is an artist, programmer and creative producer as well as Founder and Co-Artistic Director at Marlborough Productions in Brighton, the UK’s only performing arts orgnasiation dedicated to intersectional queer arts. His current public work is entitled 'Brownton Abbey', an evolving Afro-Futures Performance Party that centres disabled QTIPOC (queer, trans and intersex People of Colour). Brownton Abbey reclaims and reinterprets QTIPOC spirituality and ritual, channelling it into an out-of-this-world, accessible party. Tarik is plugged into a network of disabled qtipoc artivists across the globe, contributing to an ongoing movement to reshape access and leadership. A spirited public speaker, Tarik uses his joyous brand of activism wherever he can to transform the perception and treatment of marginalised QTIPOC. Kaite O’Reilly is a multi-award winning poet, playwright and dramaturg, who writes for radio, screen and live performance. Prizes include the Peggy Ramsay Award, Manchester Theatre Award, Theatre-Wales Award and the Ted Hughes Award for new works in Poetry for Persians (National Theatre Wales). She is a two time finalist in the International James Tait Black Prize for Innovation in Drama (2012, 2019) and The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She was honoured in the 2017/18 International Eliot Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy for her work in ‘Alternative dramaturgies informed by a Deaf and disability perspective.’. She works internationally, her work translated into fifteen languages worldwide, and is part of the visiting faculty teaching intercultural dramaturgy at ITI: Intercultural Theatre Institute, in Singapore. She was the resident dramaturg/playwright of The Llanarth Group for many years, collaborating with the director, performer and actor-trainer Phillip Zarrilli. Kaite’s plays Atypical Plays for Atypical Actors and The ‘d’ Monologues are published by Oberon/Methuen/ Bloomsbury. Her first feature film, The Almond and the Seahorse with Mad as Birds films, will be released in 2022, featuring Rebel Wilson and Charlotte Gainsbourg. www.kaiteoreilly.com Deborah Williams started as the Executive Director at Creative Diversity Network in November 2016, leading on organisational development and business planning. Deborah brings over 30 years’ experience working above and below the line in television, film and theatre, as well as policy development across the wider creative and cultural industries. She is an adviser to the UN and UNICEF on the rights of disabled people to cultural activities. She previously designed the BFI diversity standards and Arts Council England’s equality analysis process; for public sector equality duty compliance. As well as sitting on panels and steering groups for many organisations, Deborah is known in her own right as an artist provocateur having won awards and nominations nationally and internationally. Her work in theatre is...

Duration:00:58:40