Representations of Disabled People in Drama

Discussion Video

Dada festEarlier this year, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse invited DaDaFest to lead a post-show discussion on ‘A Day in the Death of Joe Egg’, arguably one of the most controversial plays about disability over the last 50 years.

This short film contains excepts of the fascinating discussion by the Director, cast and disability arts leaders including DaDaFest Artistic Director Ruth Gould and Board member Janet Price. Topics discussed included whether the play really is about the experience of disability, and from whose viewpoint.

Watch clips from the discussion, including subtitles, here:


Disabled Artists

Photography Project

Portrait from Sam Ivin websiteMy name is Sam Ivin and I’m a documentary photography student from The University of South Wales.

I am undertaking a documentary photography project focusing on disabled artists. I am very interested in the relationship between disabled artists and their work. In particular the artists background, how this has influenced their practice and the achievements they have made in spite of their disabilities.

The end result of the work will be a series of prints for my University work and portfolio. Disability Arts Cymru and the artists involved will also be welcome to use the images.

I have completed various photography projects covering topics such as visual impairment, homelessness, healthcare and asylum seeking which can all be viewed on my website at

If you are a disabled artist and would like to be involved please get in contact:

Sam Ivin

Mobile: 07929021638

Email: [email protected]

I look forward to hearing from you!


Dylan Thomas 100

Website Live

Dylan ThomasThe Dylan Thomas 100 website has gone live and contains everything you need to know about the upcoming festival, as well as places of interest, walking tours, multimedia clips, special offers and even your tweets and instagram images.


For more information please go to the website:

Dylan Day – I am Going to Read Aloud

Sunday 27th October 2013 will mark 99 years since Dylan Thomas’ birth, and also the start of the year-long centenary celebrations. Dylan Thomas would start many of his recitations with the words “I am going to read aloud”, and now it’s your turn.

Dylan Thomas 100 is launching the first ever Dylan Day on the 27th October using the online community to record as many Dylan Thomas poems as we can between us. We want you use your smartphones to record 6 seconds of yourself reading a line of Dylan Thomas’ poetry and send it to us. We will then edit all the clips together to create completed poems!

Get involved


Disability Arts Cymru – Writing in Welsh

dac logo-business cardAre you writing:

non-fiction such as a biography, or short stories, poetry, drama or a novel in Welsh, and do you self-identify as a disabled person/or have a long-term physical or mental health condition?

Would you like to work:

At no cost to you

with other writers in a small and friendly group to develop your work?

How about finding out about a special new group intending to get together every month in the Caernarfon area?

For more information please get in touch with us:

[email protected]  or  [email protected]

Telephone: 029 2055 1040

Ydych chi’n ysgrifennu:

pethau ffeithiol fel bywgraffiad, neu straeon byrion, cerddi, neu drama yn y Gymraeg, ac yn hunan-nodi fel person anabl  ac/neu oes gennych gyflwr iechyd corfforol neu feddyliol hirdymor?

Ydych chi’n ffansio gweithio:

Heb unrhyw gost i chi

efo ysgrifennwyr eraill mewn grwp bach cyfeillgar er datblygu’ch gwaith?

Beth am ffeindio allan am grwp newydd arbennig sy’n bwriadu dod at eu gilydd yn ardal Caernarfon bob mis?

Am fwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch a ni:

[email protected]  neu  [email protected]

Ffôn: 029 2055 1040

DAC Membership

dac logoWhat’s On

Don’t forget that DAC membership is free to disabled people. If you would like to receive regular up-dates via email and our bi-monthly What’s On magazine please contact the office or apply directly online on our website. We look forward to welcoming you!

DAC email address – [email protected]

Dance Class

Cast Academy

artis communityArtis Community are running a creative dance and movement class every Tuesday in St.Catherine’s Church, Pontypridd.

This exciting opportunity is for young people aged 14+ living with disabilities and additional learning needs in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

The classes will begin on Tuesday 8th October but there are only a small number of places so hurry up and book your place because they will run out quickly!!!

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost: £2.00

Venue: St Catherine’s Church

The Vicarage,  Gelliwastad Grove,  Pontypridd,  CF37 2BS

Please can you contact Lowri-Mair Owen as soon as possible if you would like to book your place.

Lowri-Mair Owen, Arts & Culture Development Officer,  Special Schools RCT  Services for Young People E3 & Special Schools

Education & Lifelong Learning, Ty Trevithick,  Abercynon  CF45 4UQ

Tel: (01443) 744000

Email: [email protected]