“Just because you are the majority doesn’t make you normal; just more common”. According to a recent Arts Council report, black and minority ethnic people make up 17% of English […]
As UK Disability History Month draws to a close we thought we would share some resources they have produced around the 201 theme of Disability and Language, along with some […]
When people come together and make music barriers to communication and understanding can come tumbling down. We also know that music can transform attitudes and change perspectives. Organisations often need […]
Music Mark 2016 was a BUSY day, so much so that it took two blog posts to bring you all the news! Our session went so well that I felt […]
James Rose reflects on his experience of the Breaking the Bubble conference in Oct 2016, and the BtB team respond
We are pleased to see that the government has pledged £300m to continue to invest in music and the arts through Music Education Hubs in the UK, particularly at a […]
Recently I’ve attended two MMU led events that I found particularly interesting, both of which broadly examined ‘human’ ways of being, notions of creativity and human flourishing. In connection […]
Throughout my life I have used a range of assistive and/or mainstream technology to break down the disabling barriers I experience.
At a Connect & Collaborate London – Drake Music event at Shape Arts in March 2013, my aim was to involve 25 disabled artists/musicians as a focus group to help us to develop possibilities for finding and establishing structures for support for disabled composers, artists and musicians across London.
Accessibility is often misunderstood as being either all encompassing, or just the provision of ramps.