Deaf and disabled artists celebrate Unlimited Festival on London’s South Bank
To coincide with the 2012 Paralympics, London’s Southbank Centre will be presenting the 29 successful Unlimited commissions, a programme of groundbreaking new works by Deaf and disabled artists spanning diverse artforms, including dance and performance, visual arts, comedy, circus, music and theatre.
Running from 30 August to 9 September, a number of events will be captioned with post-show talks and discussions made accessible through live speech-to-text transcription.
Here's what's on offer:
Thursday 30 August, 2pm: Making creative performances for Deaf and hearing audiences, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
Friday 31 August, 8pm: Fusional Fragments – Mark Brew, Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Paraorchestra, Queen Elizabeth Hall
Saturday 1 September, 11.30am: Welcome to Unlimited Voices, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
Saturday 1 September, 12 noon: Just Look What We Started, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
Saturday 1 September, 2pm: Changing Priorities Ahead, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
Saturday 1 September, 3.10pm: Art on the Edge, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
Saturday 1 September, 2pm: In Water I’m Weightless, Purcell Room
Sunday 2 September, 11am: Hidden or Hiding, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
Sunday 2 September, 12.15pm: To Unlimited and Beyond, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
Monday 3 September, 6.30pm: Box of Frogs, Purcell Room
Tuesday 4 September, 7.30pm: Resonance at the Still Point of Change, Purcell Room
Wednesday 5 September, 7.30pm: Unlimited Global Alchemy, Purcell Room. This event is now sold out, but speech-to-text transcription will be available throughout and for the post-show talk for those who already have tickets.
Thursday 6 September, 7.30pm: Skewered Snails, Purcell Room
Friday 7 September, 7pm: The Beautiful Octopus Club, Royal Festival Hall
Friday 7 September, 7.30pm: The Impending Storm, Purcell Room
Saturday 8 September, 4pm: Irresistible – Call of the Sirens, Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre
Saturday 8 September, 6pm: Private Dancer, Royal Festival Hall (Level 5)
The full Unlimited programme can be found on the Southbank Centre’s website.
Background information on the artists and their work.
‘Unlimited celebrates disability, arts, culture and sport on an unprecedented scale and encourages disabled and deaf artists to push beyond their personal best alongside Paralympic athletes, by creating work which opens doors, changes minds, and inspires new collaborations.’ Arts Council England
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