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SHUSH SNIP RIP – A Disability Arts and Archive Showcase

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fri 12th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th July 2024, then til December displayed in various locations around the Explore York Library and Archive.

  • Why wouldn’t Charles Hudson talk to the inspector?
  • Who cut Charlotte Lofthouse’s hair?
  • How did Sarah Dale’s dress get torn?

Come discover histories of disabled people at York Union Workhouse in the Victorian times. Explore current issues with local Disability Artists and the Mother Carer.  Question what has changed, or not and imagine with us a brighter, inclusive future.

This exhibition creatively presents some ‘irregularities’ reported at York Union Workhouse in 1899, as well as other, ‘current’ issues for disabled people and their families.  Read here the newspaper article that inspired us.

To promote ‘Shush Snip Rip’ we are creating handprinted flyers on recycled paper using a reclaimed Adana 8 x 5 letterpress printing machine. Get in touch if you want some and look out for us at various places in York doing this.

Watch out for more, or visit https://sidbaility.net/ or contact shushsniprip@sidbaility.net.



July 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


: Explore York Libraries, Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS.
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