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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.

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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I'll probably apply for the Shape Open. Here goes what!

22 February 2012

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Slightly out of focus photograph of an artist's wooden manequin and pot of paint brushes.

No more prevarication! I'm definitely going for it. Maybe. Shape is currently inviting applications for the Shape Open Exhibition to be held at the Portobello Gallery, Notting Hill, London, 23rd April to 5th May 2012. The Shape Open Prize of £500 will be given to the artist with the best works in show as selected by the selection committee. The People’s Choice Award of £250 will go to the artist whose work has been most voted for by visitors to the exhibition. The theme is...

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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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