DISrupting the arts in Leeds

Gill Crawshaw has been researching examples of disability arts in the Local and Family History Library as DISrupt, a collective of disabled artists, continues this legacy in Leeds. This article is published to mark next week’s International Day of Disabled People on 3 December, and Leeds’ own week of events, Leeds for All. DISrupt, a…

Hard workers, not burdens: Disabled and Deaf mill workers in Yorkshire

This week we hear from artist Gill Crawshaw, who has been delving into the Central Library archives to uncover the hidden history of disability and West Yorkshire’s textile heritage. The article is published to mark the start of UK Disability History Month, which began on November 18. A few years ago, I became interested in…

Do You Remember Hunslet Grange Housing Estate?

This week we hear from Louise Dwyer and Gill Crawshaw, MA students at the Leeds Arts University. Louise and Gill are researching the history and legacy of the Hunslet Grange estate (aka Leek Street flats) and are searching for former residents with memories of that housing. Read on to find out more and details of…