16th November – 19th December 2007.
Launch on Friday 16th November 2007 at 12 noon
From Beckett to Burlesque
DaDaFest 07 – Britain’s foremost festival of Disability & Deaf arts – officially launches at 12 noon on 16th November 2007 with a total of 32 different events in 16 different venues across Merseyside and Greater Manchester. The launch venue is the newly developed St Georges Hall Heritage Centre in St John’s Lane, Liverpool with the unique and thought provoking ‘Rags to Riches’ – a visual arts exhibition developed by Venture Arts.
DaDaFest 2007 is a great mix of activities, from sexy burlesque to classical Indian Music, from poetry to clubbing, from live comedy to visual arts and a theatre masterpiece by Samuel Beckett, DaDaFest covers a wide range of arts on the eve of home city Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.
Comments DaDaFest Creative Director, Ruth Gould:
“This is the seventh DaDaFest and as ever it mixes artists from the regions disability & deaf communities with artists of international stature. It’s a great celebration for those of us proud to be disabled or deaf and a reminder that we are artists with fantastic and vibrant arts skills and talents. Remember that Beethoven Renoir, Monet, and a great many other masters were disabled people , plus Reynolds, Goya and even Steve McQueen were deaf people!