Earlier today Leftwing Idiot sent me a photo of a poster for an event taking place near the castle. He’d noticed it because it used language commonly associated with disability, ‘Complex Needs’, and had the tagline ‘A Christmas party for … read more
Back in September we teamed up with artist and researcher Will Renel from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design to run a weekend of creative collaboration called Remixing the Globe. The workshop was for young adults with Tourettes and explored … read more
Two weeks ago we took over of the Barbican Centre’s Pit Theatre and surrounding spaces for two days and a night. I’ve written a detailed account of the event – Brewing in the Basement – and Guardian theatre critic Lyn … read more
It wouldn’t take a very detailed reading of this blog to discover that I haven’t been very well for the last few months. I’ve been adjusting to life with chronic pain, nausea and fatigue. It doesn’t sound like … read more
There are just two weeks until we bring the Barbican’s Pit to life with amazing activities and performances for children and adults, celebrating creativity, diversity and bottom-up change.
Brewing In The Basement has a sensational line-up of radical artists all … read more
When we set up Touretteshero almost eight years ago one of our big aims was to put on exciting inclusive events. I know from my own experience how important it is to have positive experiences to draw on when things … read more
I’m lying on the bed in my accessible studio flat in Edinburgh. We arrived in the city yesterday. After a long day of traveling and months of preparation it felt incredible to be here at last, and even more incredible … read more
Back in December six young creatives with Tourettes came together for a weekend of thinking, talking and making at Battersea Arts Centre. Together with researcher Will Renel we explored the theme of sonic inclusion. I’m excited to announce that … read more
When Teresa May called a snap general election just seven weeks ago I felt a flash of hope, followed by an overwhelming feeling of apprehension.
I desperately want to be part of a society that’s more socially just, where there … read more
So Teresa May has announced a general election on 8th June!
Innes, my support worker, announced this on the bus half an hour ago as we were on our way back from a hospital appointment.
The news surprised, confused, excited, … read more