What others say


A Wider Horizon (2015)

‘A wonderfully readable study of Creative Arts East and Rural Touring  [and] a bugle cry for people’s right to be involved in decisions about the cultural life of their communities which runs counter to the idea that arts development can simply be given or handed out in cold spots of artistic engagement.’

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 21 July 2015

Making Space, South Asian Dance and Disabled People (1994)

Lessons from a programme of projects developed for the Arts Council’s Year of Dance in 1993 and written with Bisakha Sarker.

‘An absorbing and wonderfully positive new book. In Making Space François Matarasso and Bisakha Sarker set out to show how to involve disabled people and their attitudes and methods have relevance for all teachers of dance. Questions are anticipated and given supportive answers with the strong, purposeful attitude that is shown throughout. In an endlessly quotable section on performing, the authors discuss the nature of performance and the expectations of of participants and audiences. This is a rich source of ideas and a book which tingles with enthusiasm.’

Kevin Berry, Times Educational Supplement

‘This inspired small book shines with commitment to ensuring access by disabled people on their own terms.  Making Space is a comprehensive guide for practitioners and administrators new to this field.’

Rachel Elliott & Shanti Nagarajah, Animated