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    Unlimited Discusses...

    Until 17 Jan
    Online events
    Talks & debates
    past event
    Mixed Audience Members
    Manuel Vason

    Consider the burning questions for disability-led arts, from diverse and international perspectives, in a series of discussions and debates.

    Artists, arts practitioners and experts in their field discuss the issues, solutions and possibilities for disability arts in the post-Covid arts landscape.

    Curated by Unlimited and the Southbank Centre.

    Thu 14 Jan, 2.30pm

    How Much Does It Cost Us to Keep Score?
    We often look at trauma as something that happens to us; something passive that we endure. With the work centred around trauma from disabled artists, trauma becomes something active that's re-lived and shared. What happens when disabled artists put themselves through this? What does it cost the audience to watch and engage in this process? Is there a cost to making us keep score? Is the price we pay worth it? Cheryl Martin, Sonny Nwachukwu and Amy Rosa respond to these questions in a discussion chaired by Byron Vincent.

    Fri 15 Jan, 11.30am
    Can the Arts Help Us Heal?
    Putting aside art therapy, how can the arts help us collectively heal? Can they help us rest, repair, accept, and move us to a place with more understanding and even joy? After 2020 and its multiple attacks on so many, what is the potential role of the arts in supporting us all in 2021 and beyond? Chaired by Tarik Elmoutawakil with a panel comprising Toby Peach, Suzie Larke and Ngozi Ugochukwu sharing their views, experiences and perspectives.

    Fri 15 Jan, 2.30pm
    Unlimited Discusses … International Perspectives
    Since the first Unlimited festival in 2012, we have witnessed a growing and increasingly interconnected disability arts movement around the world. Join artists and activists from Asia and North America to hear about their personal journeys, examine different international contexts, hear about the latest artistic developments, and imagine a more inclusive and equitable post-pandemic world. Neil Webb, Director of Theatre & Dance at the British Council, hosts and is joined by Syrus Marcus Ware (Canada), Hana Madness (Indonesia), Chun-shan (Sandie) Yi (Taiwan). Curated by the British Council.

    Need to know

    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 14+

    Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start time of the event.

    A recording of the talks is available to access on demand from this page after the live event until Sunday 17 January at 9pm.

    This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL) and Speech-to-Text transcribed (STT).

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    Dates & times

    14 Jan, 2.30pm and 15 Jan, 11.30am & 2.30pm


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