Disability Arts forces us to rethink and defy the stereotypes

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Dance

Eurythmy is an expressive movement art originated by Rudolf Steiner and Marie von Sivers. Colours and movement flow into each other to create a unity of spirit and purpose. A performance art, it is also used in education, especially in Waldorf schools, and for therapeutic purposes.

Brewing up a storm

Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? They bribe the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon’s tryst.  But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple – they both have intellectual disabilities and Tom is their care worker. By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they’re breaking the law. By the brilliant Blue Teapot Theatre Company

Whoa! A parent with a learning disability?

Having kids is not an easy decision:  Now imagine making these decisions if you have a learning disability. Woah – wait a minute… learning-disabled parents? Erm, can they do  that? Do they even have sex?  Yes, yes ‘they’ do.  Fast moving, raw and eye-opening, Mia explores the truths and myths about learning disability and parenthood in today’s society. Mia challenges the often taken for granted idea of ‘being a parent’.

Great company (Video)

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Blue Teapot is a multi-award winning Theatre Company, Performing Arts School & Outreach programme for people with intellectual disabilities at the forefront of arts & disability in Ireland.

Defiant lives (Video)

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Director Sarah Barton tells a largely untold story, charting the history of the disability rights movement in Australia, the US and the UK. 

Margarita with a straw

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Brilliantly-executed Indian movie about a young girl with cerebral palsy who falls in love. MWAS is deeply moving, a philosophical film which makes you wonder if the body is a palace or prison - 

Mind the Gap Theatre

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Mind the Gap Theatre company is bold, cutting-edge theatre that can hold its own with the best proving that an intellectual disability is no barrier to creativity.


madhouse re:exit

Inspired by a refusal to be silent, and a history of being ignored, five learning disabled artists take us on a wondrous adventure underground.

A goddess, a baby, a bird, an eater and a ghost guide us through a maze-like institution, growling to be heard, and waiting for the revolution that is forever promised.

As they tear back the walls to their lives, past and present spin together in a powerful expression of what it feels like to have a learning disability today.

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I am Me

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A powerful and moving film about disability hate crime and the effect it has. 

A force for change

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Graeae is a force for change in world-class theatre- breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions and boldly placing Deaf and disabled artists centre stage.

Abnormally funny people (Video)

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Abnormally Funny People Show made its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005. Each night featured a line-up of talented, award winning, disabled comedians with a token non-disabled one (you've got to give them a chance).