Welcome to the official site for ‘Cripping the Muse’, a summit event promoting dialogue between Music and Disability Studies. This event will be held at the University of Leeds School of Music on 4th and 5th July 2018.
‘Cripping the Muse’ is a two-day summit event (funded by the IMR, SEMPRE and The University of Leeds OD&PL and co-sponsored by the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds) that seeks to promote the dialogue and increase conversations between Music and Disability Studies. The event will be held at the School of Music, University of… Continue reading About
By Gillian Loomes The organising of a conference takes time. It begins as a tiny seed of an idea, germinated in conversation and nurtured by passionate enthusiasm. That’s how it was for us – coffee and conversation about Disability, and Arts, and all the intersections: the opportunities, the barriers when those two worlds collide. Shared… Continue reading To ‘Crip’, or not to ‘Crip’?…That is the question – What do we mean by ‘Cripping’ The Muse?
*Please read part 1 first* Where my last post left off: I was in sixth form, and hoping to get a place to study at a conservatoire but I was being plagued with migraines. I decided quite early on in year 13 that I would take a year out between A Levels and Higher Education,… Continue reading Life as a Musician with EDS Part 2
My name is Rachael, I’m a 23 year old postgraduate student at the University of Leeds and I am one of the organisers of Cripping the Muse. I was diagnosed with Hypermobility Ehler’s-Danlos Syndrome (HEDS) on the 4th April 2015. Although I didn’t get my diagnosis until I was 21, EDS has had a massive… Continue reading Life as a Musician with EDS Part 1
Our call for submissions closed on 1st May. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract. We have been overwhelmed with the response to this call for contributions. The peer-review team have their work cut out for them! Whilst you’re waiting for the final event programme to be determined, why not book your place at… Continue reading Call for Submissions now Closed
We are delighted to announce that booking for ‘Cripping the Muse’ is now open. Places at this event are limited so please do book now to avoid missing out. Click here to be taken to the University of Leeds Booking System where you will be able to book tickets. The cost of attending the event is… Continue reading Booking now open!