Disabilities Studies Network Report, AGM2013

January 2013

Steering Group Members:
Dr. Alison Wilde, Bangor University
Deborah Williams, Arts Council England
Irene Rose, Liverpool John Moores University

Recent Events
Free public event: Comedy and Disability: A Debate

Friday 5th October 3pm-5pm Liverpool John Moores University, Dean Walters Building, Liverpool L1 7BR

Liverpool Comedy Trust’s Annual Comedy Festival Debate for 2012 was hosted by Liverpool John Moores University in conjunction with the MeCCSA Disability Studies Network. Contributors included Paul Betney (stand up comedian), Laurence Clark (actor and comedian), Dr. Tom Coogan (academic), John Cooper (character comedian) and Peter Keeley (screenwriter).  Sam Avery (Director of Liverpool Comedy Trust) chaired the event.

Full details reported in November’s issue of Three-D.

MeCCSA Annual Conference 2013
As per the email notification from Alison Wilde to Heather Nunn on 13th Dec 2012: The steering group regret that no members are free or financially able to attend the MeCCSA Annual Conference, University of Ulster, Derry/Londonderry 9th – 11th Jan 2013. The steering group recognise that this is not ideal however at this juncture it is unavoidable. We propose to grow awareness, access and membership through events in 2013. Details to be given in future reports.

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