1986 - John McGrath appointed Development Officer for Arts Integration Merseyside
1986 - Working Parts formed, with the aim of promoting visual theatre, puppetry and music by and for disabled people through performance and/or workshops
1986 - Strathcona Theatre Company present This Very Same Hall
1986 - Mockbeggar Theatre Company founded
1986 - Arts Intergration Merseyside withdraws from the Shape Network at the Chorley Conference
1986, 26 July - Disability Arts Forum Day at Albany Centre, 'Disability - Our Arts, Our Culture'
1986, November - First issue of Disability Arts in London (DAIL)
1986, November - Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre established
1986, November - Origins of Room Temperature exhibition, Adam Gallery, Walcot Square. With Adam Reynolds, Nicola Oxley and Nicolas de Oliviera.
1986, November - Rainmaker Picture Story Theatre on tour
1986, November - Replacement funding for No Kidding, agreed with ILEA
1986, November - Moving On '86 Festival of Arts by Disabled People, Chat's Palace. Artists included Isobel Ward.
1986, December - Ellen Wilkie scripts new video with Double Exposure
1986, 10 December - Gemini Arts presents We Must Go by Music Box Theatre Co., Special Education Centre, Lissom Grove
1986, 5-8 December - Shape workshop exhibition, Hammond Community Centre 
1986, December - LDAF Christmas Parrty, Boundary Road. Music from Jodelko, poems by Ellie Wilkie
1986, December - Annual conference of Shape Network workers and associates