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Disabled People and Politics

bbc-blocks-darkBBC Wales are working on a story about the challenges and barriers faced by disabled people who want to get a position in politics (be it local authorities, the Welsh Assembly or Westminster) or who are currently working in politics.

 

They are also looking at the challenges disabled people face accessing democracy – be it attending council meetings, or giving evidence at the Assembly, trying to vote, or even just going to speak to their local councillor, filling out forms or contacting the council about an issue such as waste collection.

 

They are keen to speak to people about their experiences.  Please contact Rachael Flint at the BBC on 02920322236  Rachel.flint@bbc.co.uk   or through twitter @RSLFlint

‘We’re People Who do Shows’: Back to Back Theatre – Performance, Politics, Visibility

Edited by Helena Grehan and Peter Eckersall

Back to Back Theatre has transformed contemporary theatre in Australia and internationally with their unique theatricality and imagination. Based in Geelong, in regional Australia, the company is driven by an ensemble of actors perceived to have intellectual disabilities. Their work is inspired by a need to communicate the intrinsic experience of being alive.

b2b_cover_This book gathers key perspectives on Back to Back Theatre including interviews, documentation and scripts selected by the company and here made available to the reader for the first time. Accompanying this are scholarly essays and artistic reflections on some of the company’s most important and influential shows, including Soft, small metal objects, Food Court and Ganesh Versus the Third Reich. Providing insights from both inside and outside of Back to Back’s creative processes, this book offers a composite set of reflections on creativity, performance, politics, visibility and humanity.

Published by Performance Research Books (Wales, UK)

To order:

UK/World – Performance Books, Wales

Tel: +44 (0) 1970 358 021

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