About Shape Arts Disability Arts Chronology 2008 2008 - 'Performances, Videos, Collaborations' by Aaron Williamson2008 - Shape's Articulate project supports young learning disabled people to voice their aspirations for their future through workshops, information sessions, panel discussions, performances and access assessments. Shape also supports organisations with practical advice on how best to recruit and support young employees.2008 - Shape's Explore project - eight galleries worked with disabled people from their communities in Spring 2008.2008 - Shape's Open the Door programme of seminars, training and access audits, came to an end in 2008. The project's work develops and continues through Shape Training.2008 - Bobby Baker: Redeeming Features of Daily Life by Bobby Baker. Published by Routledge, this book is a retrospective of the 35 years of her career.2008 - NDAF publishes its final issue of EtCetera. The publication continues to be issued by a new company, Disability Cultural Projects.2008, 19 January - 8 March - Second Holton Lee Disability Arts Competitive Exhibition. Exhibiting artists include 2007 winners Jon Adams and Rachel Gadsden, as well as John Mondino and Nick Ward, recipients of 2007 Holton Lee and Dorset County Council Visual Arts Bursary.2008, 14-19 February - London's 8th International Disability Film Festival, at BFI Southbank. 2008, 18 February - BAFTA backs out of a decision to show Richard Butchin's The Last American Freak Show as part of X'082008, February - Artist Tony Heaton, Director of Holton Lee, is appointed as Shape's new Chief Executive.2008, 15 March - 19 May - 'Who's Who: Pioneers form the Disability Arts movement', exhibition by Tanya Raabe at Faith House Gallery, Holton Lee. Portraits of 'established and new emerging disabled artists who have and continue to pioneer Disability Arts and Culture.' Portraits include Dr Paul Darke, Mat Fraser, Colin Hambrook, Tony Heaton, Nikki Hewish, David King, Julie McNamara, Zoe Partington-Sollinger, Allan Sutherland and Joy Tudor.2008, March - Kaite O'Reilly secures Art Council funding to create an oral history record of diverse disabled individuals in Wales and to write a selection of monologues - The 'D' Monologues, informed by her learning and her practice as a dramatic writer.2008, March - Shape announces that it will commission four disabled arts practitioners or disabled-led organisations to develop work inspired by the 2012 Olympics.2008, 26 March - 11 May - Events with Noemi Lakmaier as part of her Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary residency, at Camden Arts Centre. 26 March - Talk and open studio with Noemi Lakmaier in conversation with writer and curator Lisa Le Feuvre. 9 April - Screening: Freaks by Tod Browning 1932 and Das Experiment by Oliver Hirshbiegel 2001. Films selected and introduced by Noemi Lakmaier. 11 May - Open studio, showing work produced during the residency.2008, April - The Arts Council agrees to give LDAF transitional funding with the proviso that they use their funds to wind the organisation up.2008, 1 April - Attitude Is Everything leaves Artsline, becoming an independent organisation. 2008, July - LDAF closes.2008, July - Shape's Link Up project, supporting disabled people seeking work in the creative industries.2008, July-August - Spastic Fantastic, late stand up show by Laurence Clark previews at the Edinburgh Fringe.2008, August - '21: The Last Avant Garde', photographic portraiture project by Fisheye.2008, August - Liberty, London's Disability Rights Festival.2008, September - DaDaFest International '08.2008, September - Gus Cummins presents Ictal 2008 at Foundation, Liverpool.2008, September - Meet the Artists Seminar - Shape presents its artists commissions for 2012.2008, November - Mind The Gap set up an Actors Agency.2008, November - Shape participates in a panel discussion at Exodos, a contemporary performing arts festival in Slovenia.2008, November - Art + Power celebrate their tenth birthday.2008, November - Opening of Mind the Gap's new home in Bradford.2008, November - Graeae present Hunchback of Notre Dame by Alex Bulmer and Jack Thorne.2008, December - North West Disability Arts Forum relaunch as DaDa.