A collective resource created by and for socially engaged arts and community practitioners. Create & Heart of Glass, 2020
This is the first scholarly book to focus exclusively on theatre and learning disability as theatre, rather than advocacy or therapy and realigns the - hitherto unvoiced - assumptions that underpin such practice and proposes that learning disabled artists have earned the right to full critical review. Matt Hargrave, 2015.
John McGrath’s manifesto for Popular Theatre, describing what he believed theatre can achieve when it is taken out of traditional theatre buildings and engages with communities; and how 7:84 achieved this. John McGrath, 1981
This book introduces the work of Welfare State International and sets it in context, as well as giving practical guides and techniques for making lanterns, puppets and other ingredients for a WSI spectacle. Tony Coult and Baz Kershaw, 1983
A classic book that charts the growth of the community arts movement in the UK, its political context and its role in cultural activism. Reissued recently as a free e-book, a useful provocation for contemporary practitioners. Owen Kelly, 1984
This classic book discusses the development of political theatre in the UK since Shakespeare with chapters on post 1960s political and community theatre. Andrew Davies, 1987