CELLS AND AFFIRMATIONS
DADA FEST AND LOUD AND PROUD ARTS
5–11 NOVEMBER 2018
Join Proud and Loud Arts in Tate Exchange as we bring their performance work to Liverpool for the first time
This work is presented as part of the critically acclaimed disability and deaf arts festival, DaDaFest, International which will take place in November 2018.
Cells – a body of work is a collection of live art installations created in response to a Manchester Evening News report published in October 2015 that described a 140% rise in reported hate crime incidents against people with disabilities. This witty yet challenging artwork offers a thought provoking and creative glimpse into the extraordinary and explores the stigma often attached to those who dare to be different.
Affirmations is a live art installation with 10 performers that questions, ‘how should we wear our identity for the world see us as beautiful, strong and courageous human beings?’.
Throughout DaDaFest International, there will be a series of free public talks in Tate Exchange featuring Proud and Loud artists, North West Higher Education partners and DaDaFest International artists. Talks will focus on key issues including the effects of austerity, access to training, development and employment opportunities and mental health support.
For more information on Proud and Loud Arts: www.proudandloudarts.com
For more information on DaDaFest: www.dadafest.co.uk
The creation of Cells – a body of work, was made possible with funding from Arts Council England, Full Circle Arts and Salford CVS with the support of The Affinity Sutton Trust and Manchester Art Gallery.
“Proud and Loud Arts are leaders in the creation of disability-led theatre.” Matthew Eames, The Lowry