A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a bright red background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Networking

Lessons Learned: Building Networks

We went into CRIPtic 2021 without a very wide network. We certainly had quite a few contacts and offers of support. A lot of our work centred around the few networks we had, which were London-centric, and didn’t reflect the diversity of the disabled community. We were very lucky to receive support from people associated…
A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a bright green background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Workload Management

CRIPtic 2021 Lessons Learned: Workload Management

As part of the process of assessing quality and success in our projects, we’re writing a series of blog posts exploring some of the key learnings from our 2021 development programme and showcase. This allows us to reflect on our experiences, our achievements, identify areas for growth, and (hopefully) be of use to other projects…
A photo of Jamie Hale. Jamie is a white person with red hair and a red beard. They sit in their electric wheelchair in front of a brick wall. They are wearing grey jeans, a black roll neck jumper, a green blazer and chucky black glasses. They smile as they look at the camera. The photo is sat on a mustard yellow background, with the words CRIPtic Learnings: Access

CRIPtic Learning – Access Needs

To assess the quality and success in our projects, we’re writing a series of blog posts exploring some of the key learnings from CRIPtic 2021. We want to reflect on our experiences and what we’ve achieved, identify areas for our own growth, and (hopefully) be of use to other projects carrying out similar plans. Out…

This week at the CRIPtic 1:1s

This week our Artistic Director Jamie Hale hosted the first of the CRIPtic 1:1 bookable slots. We were thrilled to be joined by a fantastic and wide range of creatives, and loved having the opportunity to discuss their ideas and offer advice. Without giving anything away, here are some of Jamie’s reflections on what they…
Lata Nobes

Introducing Lata Nobes – Associate Director

What made you want to be an artist / performer? I was first interested in performance through music. I think I was listening to Beethoven before I could tie my shoelaces. I found music to be something that transcended the day to day, and lifted me out of anxiety and stress – something which I…
BBC Front Row logo, a dark rectangle with coloured spots, a tall building and the words "Front Row"

Front Row: Theatres re-opening & online work

Last week, I (Jamie) was on Front Row. This was to discuss the reopening of theatres and who that leaves behind. There, I was able to emphasise that the closing down of opportunities for people to see shows online was going to affect far more than just disabled people. It’s pretty gutting to slowly see…

How to create your own living diorama

By Liam O’Dell When it comes to creating a work of performance art, sometimes it can be helpful to start with an image – and that image doesn’t have to be your typical, two-dimensional kind, either. Martin O’Brien is an artist who suffers from cystic fibrosis, and in his work, he challenges the common representation…