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I'm an inconsistent artist, hugely distracted by life. I create in a variety of media including words, pictures, food and laundry. I do it because I can't seem to not. Sometimes it's fun.

Reasons to look forward to watching crips swear and lark about on stage next week.

7 February 2012

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Chailey boys with sticks and crutches for guitars, circa 1960

The critics loved Reasons To Be Cheerful first time around. The Guardian said: 'The stage gives off a million volts.' Time Out opined: 'Rough, ready and bl**dy brilliant.' Even The Daily Mail managed a compliment: 'It's got a heart of gold.' Aah, ain't that nice? So, the Chailey kid came good. Well, nothing unusual in that. I won't mention any names (they might not thank me) but there are quite few of us Chailey kids in and about the (disability) movement....

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Looking forwards, looking back.

26 February 2012

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Ian Stanton sings and plays guitar, with a BSL interpretor.

I have an excellent week ahead, gorging on art, including theatre, music and painting. It surely doesn't get better than this. I just hope I find time for meals. On Tuesday 28th February I’m going to see1 Beach Road at South Street Arts Centre, Reading. South Street holds a few memories for me; this one’s the best: In 1996, as a keen and fearless community development worker, I organised a strangely controversial disability arts cabaret here. The line-up was impressive for our...

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