Discussions, workshops + performances

Unlimited Connects: DI-BEN-DRAW

Preseli Room

14 – 15 November, 2019

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Discussions, workshops + performances

Unlimited Connects: DI-BEN-DRAW

14 – 15 November, 2019

Preseli Room

Come and join us for a series of talks, panel discussions, workshops and performances exploring a breadth of disability-led arts.

Venues and organisations often work with people they already know but what about those they don’t; those who feel excluded and operate outside existing networks?

What about artists and potential audience members who have access requirements outside of those usually provided?

Two day event

This two-day event will run from 11am - 7pm daily and consist of a mixture of panel discussions and presentations including one debating the topic: Can venues be all things to all people?

And at 7pm each day you can join us in watching our programmed production for the day.

Workshops will be on offer, offering practical skills in building networking confidence.

This event has BSL interpreters and captioning, with step-free access, alternative seating/lying arrangements, and a quiet space.

For this event we've teamed up again with Unlimited, an arts commissioning programme that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences.

THE PANELLISTS

Jo Verrent, Senior Producer at Unlimited will launch the day by hosting a conversation for industry and venues conversation.

Following this Emma Evans, Senior Producer of Producing and Programming at the Centre hosts a supported networking free lunch featuring: Unlimited, Graeme Farrow, Creative Director at the Centre, Maggie Dunning from Arts Council Wales, Sara Beer South Wales Regional Officer for Disability Arts Cymru and Alice Whittemore BFI Network Wales Manager amongst our other great attendees.

Jo Verrent then hosts a panel with Emma Evans (the Centre) and Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Artistic Director at National Dance Company Wales, Ruth Gould MBE Director of Disability Arts Cymru and Cardiff-based International visual artist and photographer Suzie Larke.

To finish the day, Aby Watson performs her solo choreography of movement, text and object exploring the murky territory of dyspraxia.

On Friday, 15 November, Cardiff Dance Festival’s Chris Ricketts brings dance artists: Aby Watson (-Ish), Leila Bebb (previous Associate Artist at Tan Dance) and independent dance artist Annie Hanauer to explore Dance and Disability in Wales.

Over a free lunch we welcome new Director of Disability Arts Cymru Ruth Gould (MBE) to Wales and follow with an afternoon of workshops.

Four in Four, creators of Gods and Kings, run a workshop based on their experiences of creating the show and Taking Flight run our Pitch Perfect for artists on pitching their work to programmers and venues.

To finish the two-day event, Four in Four present their production Gods and Kings an emotionally honest, and darkly funny, account of what it is to love a life ruled by mental illness.

If you need a bit of headspace visit our Quiet Space available through-out both days and supported by the Centre’s Mental Health first aiders and visit an experiential artwork My Dirty Secret by Kristina Veasey borne from her frustration as a disable person trying to keep up with her housework.

If you'd like to discuss the event or your access requirements further, please contact mehdi.razi@wmc.org.uk or call us on 02920 634675.

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