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November 2019: unmissable disability-related culture, arts and entertainment

We round up the best disability-related entertainment, art and culture, including tour dates with disabled comedian Lost Voice Guy, new blockbuster film starring a disabled actor and inclusive cabaret.

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We speak to Breaking Bad star and disability campaigner RJ Mitte

We speak to disabled actor RJ Mitte about his life with cerebral palsy, his success in playing Walter Jr. in Breaking Bad and other acting roles, as well as his disability campaigning.

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Neal Pike: disabled poet, performer and theatre-maker

Neal Pike is a poet and theatre performer with dyspraxia from Nottingham. He has created and stars in his one-man show Five Years, in which he shares his memories of attending a special educational needs school.

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Zack Gottsagen: an actor with Down’s syndrome tipped for Oscar glory

Zack Gottsagen, an American actor with Down’s syndrome, tipped for Oscar glory for his lead role in The Peanut Butter Falcon.

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Portrait Positive campaign aims to redefine beauty standards of disability

We spoke with Stephen Bell, creator of Positive Portrait. With photographer Rankin, he has featured 16 women with facial disfigurements in this exhibition and book, all aimed at changing perceptions of beauty.

Para-athlete Souleyman Bah is first disabled candidate to appear on The Apprentice

Souleyman Bah, who is visually impaired, is the first disabled candidate to take part in The Apprentice. Find out more about Souleyman Bah, his visual impairment, his time as a para-athlete and on The Undateables.

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Disability short story series: Office Politics

Read the latest in our series of disability short stories, celebrating disabled characters as heroes and heroines, or disability at the heart of the story.

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Unmissable disability-related culture, arts and entertainment

Check out the very best of disability-related theatre, art and dance this October in our round-up. From a play featuring disabled actress Storme Toolis to an all-male and all-deaf dance company.

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Paul Carter: journalist and senior producer with a disability for the BBC

We speak to Paul Carter, journalist and senior producer for the BBC, about living life with prosthetic limbs and short stature, plus his successful media career working with the BBC.

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8 books with a disabled character as the lead or focus of the story

It’s rare that you see a disabled character in a novel, let alone as the lead. Our writer, Raya, rounds up eight books, many of which have been made into films, with disabled characters as the focus of the story.