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Differently Abled - Driving Change

Differently Abled – Driving Change
Tuesday March 17th from 10am – 5pm

This one day conference Differently Abled* – Driving Change is an opportunity for service providers, practitioners, artists and anyone interested in inclusive arts in the South West to come together to share best quality practice.

Presentations, open forum discussions and practical workshops will be led by some of the UK’s most innovative arts organisations led by and promoting differently abled* artists. The day will be held at Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Production and Learning Centre, at TR2 in Cattedown, Plymouth and hosted by the Funky Llama inclusive steering group, Driving Force.

Key note speakers include:

  • Alice Chutter – Diverse City, Bristol
  • Dean Rodney – Heart n’soul, London
  • Blue Camel Club, Brighton
  • Paul Richards – International Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies Campaign

Workshops from Anjali Dance – Oxford and Plymouth Music Zone

Open Space discussions exploring:

  • How do you develop your work to ensure it is of a good quality?
  • Why do you think that your work is more than therapy?
  • What do you want the audience to get from your work?
  • What have people said about your exhibitions, screenings or performances?
    With Sarah from Carousel
  • If we could change one thing to enable people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want what would that one thing be? (And thinking big)
  • How would we go about making that change? (Working locally but being a networked group of activists)
    With Paul Richards from Stay Up Late
  • What support is needed for learning disabled artists to participate in training programmes?
    With Nicole from Anjali Dance

Price is £15 to cover lunch and refreshments. Booking essential: Oliver.bond@theatreroyal.com

Funky Llama celebrates the creative talents of adults with different abilities. It involves large scale performing arts and social events as well as increasing the amount of arts opportunities available throughout the region.

*Differently Abled is our steering group’s preferred description for adults with learning difficulties.