Image description - Karen Sheader, a singer songwriter is seated at a microphone on stage at the Disconsortia DIY cabaret, mid song. Beside her is guitarist Mark Scott, looking down at his guitar whilst playing. In the background is Sue Lee, BSL interpreter. Photo credit Kevin Howard.
Image description - an intriguing stage image of King Kitt who is a drag artist, maker and researcher. They are in a black suit and top hat, with black straps across their face to seal their mouth. The lighting is blue, and they are somewhat in shadow, with their hands raised up and spread out in front of them. Photo Credit: Kevin Howard
Letty McHugh was commissioned to write a piece about coming to spend the day with Disconsortia artsist. Her piece entitled, 'Disconsortia: Is this group of disabled artists from the North Eastplanning a hostile takeover?' is available to read here
Vici Wreford-Sinnott, founder and producer of Disconsortia, was commissioned to write a piece describing the two day Disconsortia event. Her piece entitled 'Disconsortia - A DIY Disabled Artist-Led Takeover' is available to read here
Karen Sheader, singer songwriter and director at SYMO Films attended the DIY Takeover event in November 2019 and was one of the performers at the DIY Cabaret event. A short video she made about her experience is available here
Lisette Auton, writer, actor and activist, was writer in residence of DIY Disconsortia in November 2019. She was commissioned to write a lyrical essay as a result of her two day residency. You can find the transcript of her essay here, along with a selection of photographs of the event taken by Kevin Howard.
Vici Wreford-Sinnott, founder and producer of Disconsortia, wrote a piece in 2018, outlining early conversations and concerns. It can be found here