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Allan Sutherland

Allan Sutherland reserached and wrote The Disabling Council and, with co-writer Stuart Morris, went on to create Inmates’, the first sitcom piloted by the BBC with a cast of disabled actors, and to write for EastEnders.
Allan has developed the process of transcription poetry, where he conducts an oral history interview, and then edits it into poetry, a remarkably powerful way of recording the voices of disabled people. 
This forms part of the working methods of ‘Electric Bodies’, a research project into disability arts led by Allan Sutherland and Colin Hambrook.  Initial outcomes include cycles of poems from the words of actor Mat Fraser  and artist Tony Heaton.


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