Saturday 8 June, 1.30pm Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL Free, just turn up
Join us at this talk, written by Deaf Artist Aaron Williamson and commissioned by DaDaFest last year. It is a fascinating and imaginative insight about the artists, and the models of the Pre-Raphaelites, such as Rossetti and Hunt. Spoken by Emma Devlin of NML and signed in BSL by Leanne Morris.
This event is part of the MerseySign Culture Weekend and is supported by DaDaFest and National Museums Liverpool, to find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Finding Your Spotlight’ Studio 2, Parr Street Studios, Parr Street Liverpool, L1 4JN Saturday 8 June 2013 – 10.30am to 4.30pm
Join us at this event for Deaf people working in the arts and cultural sectors to network and share experiences, including presentations from three high profile Deaf Leaders.
The event is part of the Hands On network for Deaf Cultural Leaders which offers support and networking opportunities. The Seminar is free and catering is provided. For more information and to book please email email@example.com
The event is happening as part of the MerseySign Culture Weekend of activities.
DaDaFest 2012 played host to a day long seminar about the impact of changes on peoples’ day-to-day lives so that the lived experience of life-limiting illness and related phenomena is not always one of loss.
This film is of some of the discussions and performances that happened during the day.
The seminar was organised with the University of Liverpool’s New Thinking on ‘Living with dying’ Research Network. Resources from the day have been made available here for those who could not attend the event and as a record of the discussions that took place.
We are holding a free informal meet up aimed at locally based people who are involvedor interested in disability and Deaf arts. Spaces are limited so please book in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0151 707 1733.
Friday 16 November, 5-7pm
DaDaFest Office, the Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Please let us know if you have any specific access requirements.
Refreshments will be provided.
This will be an opportunity to talk to the team, meet others involved with disability and deaf arts, exchange ideas, and contribute to the thinking behind DaDaFest 2014.
This year DaDaFest 2012 presented leading disability and deaf artists from across the globe in Liverpool, as well as offered a platform for emerging artists from our region. The sector is constantly evolving and we want to stay in touchby keeping involved with our local roots, especially as we celebrate 30 years in 2014.
We look forward to meeting and sharing ideas with you at the event, or at future DaDaFest meet-up’s in 2013. If you can join us, do let us know soon as numbers for this first happening are limited.
Another exciting piece of news from DaDaFest headquarters!
As part of An Evening with Evelyn Glennie, ticket holders will also be treated to a special performance uniting the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra with the Liverpool Signing Choir.
The Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra brings together young people between the ages of four and eighteen to learn to play Chinese musical instruments, and The Jasmine Flower project was conceived at the recommendation their members who wished to play a modern style of music. The performance, taking place at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 18th August 2012 as part of DaDaFest, will tie together elements of traditional Chinese folk song, Grime/Dub and signing in both British Sign Language and Chinese Sign Language.
To get a taste of the musical fusion that stems from these compositions, check out the following clip:
“Chinese Dub couldn’t really be described as a soundclash: there’s an impressively sensitive approach to the blend of traditional arrangements and original compositions, though there’s also a tangible thrill in the way that tracks [...] move between Far Eastern and Western influences….”