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Archive for May, 2010

Welcome to flip!

Welcome to flip! Robert and Mairi set up flip with the intention of continuing their work in the areas of arts, access and disability equality.  So far we have been busy finding our ‘identity’ – this was not too painful at all and soon we will get down to some real work. You can visit […]

Transatlantic working

So a month into flip and May has found us already undertaking transatlantic work.  Well, to be more precise, one of us have been working this side of the ocean and the other has been working poolside, resting occasionally for a small snack: flip have been out and about meeting with organisations across Scotland and […]

Involving the audience

INVOLVING THE AUDIENCE Involving the audience is one thing, but Charlotte Handel is trying to get the whole community around the Theatre Royal Stratford East involved in programming a season of work. She explains the thinking behind the scheme. Opening the stage Theatre Royal Stratford East (TRSE) is situated in the heart of Newham, East […]

13 Questions: artist Bobby Baker

13 Questions BBC Ouch: artist Bobby Baker by Zoe Breen 19th May 2010 In 1996 artist Bobby Baker, now 59, was experiencing acute mental distress and had started to self harm. She was outraged when a doctor suggested a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. To this day she rejects the label, which deems patients untreatable, […]

Gay couple turned away from Berkshire B&B plan to sue

From the BBC – A gay couple are to sue the owners of guest house who turned them away because of their sexuality. Michael Black and John Morgan, from Brampton, Cambridgeshire, had booked a double room at the Swiss B&B in Cookham, Berkshire, in March. Owner Mike Wilkinson said he and his wife Susanne stood […]

Arts, heritage and sport funding boost?

Arts, heritage and sport funding boost Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, has given his first keynote speech. He intends to place an order before Parliament in September that could see arts, heritage and sport each receiving an extra £50 million a year. Read a full transcript of the speech. […]

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