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Monday, 21 March, 2016

Disability Arts Online – Newsletter March 2-16

National events listings:

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company Present: Purposeless Movements, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness

Written and directed by Robert Softley Gale, Purposeless Movements is a new dance theatre piece that riffs on the stories of five guys with cerebral palsy, how it affects their lives, their gender, their masculinity and their movement.

Angryfish Album Launch: Black Thursday, Birmingham

Powerful! Prophetic! Poetic! Full Band Launch Gig An emotional rollercoaster From Messages of Hope to Pure Angst

Hampshire Pride 2016: Reading from a novel By Sally Edwards, Winchester Hampshire

Sally Edwards Disabled LGBT Author will be reading an excerpt from her debut Novel How To Love.

Butterfly by Vici Wreford-Sinnott, Arc Stockton-On-Tees

Vici Wreford-Sinnott is a disabled theatre director and playwright, currently working as Creative Lead on Cultural Shift which is a three year programme of work to challenge perceptions of disability and disabled people at ARC Stockton.

Spare Tyre presents The Garden, installation, talks and performances for people with dementia, New Diorama Theatre, Camden

A series of performances and events that will be happening throughout the end of February and March as part of The Garden, an interactive installation and performance at the New Diorama theatre.

National jobs listings:

The Albany seeks Senior Front of House Assistants

Location: London | Closing date: 26 February 2016

Remuneration: £7 per hour

We are looking for casual Senior Front of House Assistants to support the Albany’s live performance and events programme and create a warm and welcoming experience for our customers.

Professional Artist and Company Call Out: The Brazilian Summer at the Horniman

Location: London | Closing date: 29 February 2016

Remuneration: There are several types of commission available ranging from £300 – £2000

The Horniman Museum and Gardens is looking to commission artists or companies across a range of art forms to create work for a series of large scale events happening in July and August 2016.

The Fruitmarket Gallery seeks Information Assistant

Location: Edinburgh | Closing date: 29 February 2016

Remuneration: £8.25 – £8.55 per hour

Information Assistants work as part of a team to ensure the safety of art in the building and to ensure that each visitor’s experience of the Gallery and the exhibition on show is the best it could be.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society seeks Community Engagement and Access Manager (permanent)

Location: Edinburgh | Closing date: 29 February 2016

Remuneration: circa £28,000 per annum

Working closely with the Senior Management team and reporting to the Head of Operations, the Community Engagement and Access Manager is responsible for the development and delivery of the Fringe Society’s Access Fringe strategy – the five-year plan to r

Glasgow East Arts Company seeks Arts Manager

Location: Glasgow | Closing date: 29 February 2016

Remuneration: 35 hours per week £40k per annum

We are now recruiting for an Arts Manager of Glasgow East Arts Company.

National opportunity, workshop and resources listings:

South East Dance present Doing Dramaturgy, Hextable


TEST is a two-day workshop, for choreographers, dramaturgs and makers interested in exploring the potential value of involving a dramaturg and dramaturgical practice in their work.

InPractice at the RA: Access and Community Programmes Artistic Presentations, London


At this event we invite disabled artists and creative people at risk of exclusion from the art world to share their practice with others.

Why and How? Conference 2016. Engaging Children with Special Educational Needs in Creative Experiences and Making Art. The Royal Academy of Arts, London.


This conference will provide a space for attendees to consider approaches and develop ideas around the nature and value of cultural and artistic engagement for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

South East Dance presents Artists Producing, Vincent Dance Theatre – New England House, Brighton


A professional development course delving in to the realities of what it takes to be an independent choreographer or maker, armouring you with the most up to date knowledge.

Kick Up:Corali Youth taking place at City Heights Academy, London


Corali’s Kick Up programme is back again, this time with a focus on creating a Youth Company with dance and creativity at the forefront.

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