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Reasonable Adjustment: Panel Discussion with Justin Edgar

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Panel discussion with artist Justin Edgar to tie in with current exhibition, Reasonable Adjustment: the Disabled Armed Resistance Movement

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, disabled activists named Reasonable Adjustment (RAD) fought Margaret Thatcher’s right-wing government and an oppressive medical establishment to gain rights. Regarded as terrorists by some and freedom fighters by others, their actions included a shooting by blind activists during a live BBC TV broadcast and the bombing of Euston Underground station in protest at a lack of accessible transport. In our latest exhibition, Justin Edgar showcases artefacts he has collected over 30 years which document the Reasonable Adjustment movement.

To tie in with our current exhibition, Reasonable Adjustment: the Disabled Armed Resistance Movement, we are hosting a panel discussion with Justin Edgar and panellists from the disability arts and disability rights arenas. Chaired by Jo Verrent, Senior Producer at Unlimited, we will be discussing not only the divisive RAD movement but also the continuing relevance of what drove them to such extreme action.

Join us on 04 March for the opportunity to learn more about the exhibition, the history, the ongoing struggles of those disabled by our society, and to ask your own questions of our panel.

Refreshments will be available throughout the night.

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Reasonable Adjustment: the Disabled Armed Resistance Movement is commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

About the panel:

Justin Edgar: As a filmmaker Justin Edgar worked on films such as Notes on Blindness which was nominated for 3 BAFTAs, Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and 2017’s Oscar shortlisted Unrest which was made by a woman with ME.

His company 104 films were identified as future creative industry leaders by the Guardian.

Jo Verrent: Jo works as Senior Producer for Unlimited, a programme run by Shape and Artsadmin. You can find out more about her in this interview on weareunlimited.org.uk.

Tony Heaton OBE: Is a practising Sculptor, Chair of Shape Arts and Consultant/Advisor to many major cultural organisations, including The British Council, Tate and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. He is the initiator of NDACA – the National Disability Arts Collection and Archive.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2013, for services to the arts and the disability arts movement and has an Alumni Award from Lancaster University and honorary Doctorates from both the University of Leicester and the new University Bucks.

Gill Crawshaw: Gill is a curator and activist, with a particular interest in disability arts. She was the West Yorkshire organiser for DAN (the Disabled People’s Direct Action Network) in the 1990s.

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The Art House is an accessible building with level access throughout and lifts between floors. Find out more about our facilities here.

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Tickets are available on a sliding scale of £0-£8; please select the option from the below that applies to you when checking out. You won't be asked for proof or justification of your choice, we only ask that you are honest.

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  • I frequently stress about meeting basic* needs and don’t always achieve them.
  • I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs.
  • I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing.
  • I sometimes can’t afford public or private transport. If I own a car/have access to a car, I am not always able to afford petrol.
  • I am unemployed or underemployed.
  • I qualify for government and/or voluntary assistance, for example, food banks and benefits.
  • I have no access to savings.
  • I have no or very limited expendable** income.
  • I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them.
  • I can’t afford a holiday or don’t have the ability to take time off without financial burden.

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  • I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them.
  • I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.
  • I can afford public transport and often private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.
  • I am employed.
  • I have access to health care.
  • I might have access to financial savings.
  • I have some expendable income.
  • I am able to buy some new items and I buy others second-hand.
  • I can take a holiday annually or every few years without financial burden.

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  • I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs.
  • I may have some debt but it doesn’t prohibit attainment of basic needs.
  • I own my home or property or I rent a higher-end property.
  • I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.
  • I have regular access to healthcare.
  • I have access to financial savings.
  • I have an expendable** income.
  • I can always buy new items.
  • I can afford an annual holiday or take time off.

*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing, and transportation. **EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.

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