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Access to the Arts with Jess Thom aka Touretteshero

Posted: 16 March, 2017

‘If we identify the disabling barriers in our communities and in our creative spaces, then we can get rid of them and start to make work that is accessible and open’
– Jess Thom

In this short film, Jess Thom, aka Touretteshero, talks to Niamh Ní Chonchubhair, programmer at axis: Ballymun about her show Backstage in Biscuit Land and how it is now more important than ever to present high quality arts and disability work on our stages in order to create change.

Backstage in Biscuit Land was presented by Arts & Disability Ireland and axis: Ballymun at Dublin Theatre Festival 2016.

This film was commissioned by The British Council and was featured on Disability Arts International.


Watch: Jess Thom talking to Niamh Ní Chonchubhair about Backstage at Biscuit Land during Dublin Theatre Festival 2016

Watch this video with audio description

Listen to the full interview on SoundCloud


Watch: Jess Thom, keynote speaker at Creative Connections: Arts and Disability Conversation and Showcase, sharing her experiences as an artist and what led to her creation of “Backstage in Biscuit Land”.


Backstage in Biscuit Land
British Council
Disability Arts International
Jess Thom
Niamh Ní Chonchubhair

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