CoolTan Arts’ account
April 12, 2011
Alternative inclusive demo against the cuts!
Largactyl Shuffle – a history walk about disabled people’s right
Saturday 26 March 2011, 12noon
From CoolTan Arts to the Imperial War Museum
CoolTan Arts and Disability Lib organised a Largactyl Shuffle against the cuts on 26 March 2011, an alternative inclusive demo for disabled and non disabled people to march together and make their voices heard against the cuts.
Michelle Baharier, a campaigner for disability equality and rights, against stigma and discrimination, and the infamous Ari Henry, local campaigner and co-founder of the People’s Republic of Southwark, were leading this alternative march and history walk about disabled people’s rights.
Around 15 people joined the walk, shared their stories and experiences, and discussed potential dangers coming from the spending cuts for people with disabilities and service provision. We had lively debates along the route from CoolTan Arts to the Imperial War Museum, and regular updates from the main demonstration. The walk was organised as an alternative to the big national rally ‘March for an Alternative to cuts’ by the TUC in response to the government’s programme of fast and deep public spending cuts.
CoolTan Arts, reg. charity nr. 1064231, exists to inspire the well-being and creative participation of a diverse range of people through the production of quality art.
CoolTan Arts runs a Largactyl Shuffle Walk every third Saturday of the month.
The Largactyl Shuffle is named after the oldest anti-psychotic drug chlorpromazine sold as Largactil in Europe
which has severe side effects.
Further information is available from: Kathrin Kirrmann, Communications Officer,