Young DaDaFest encourages and empowers disabled and deaf young people through creativity. Over 2000 young people have taken part in creative projects and training including visual arts, performance, creative writing and film-making.
Young people make key decisions on the running of Young DaDaFest and nurture their skills through our Leadership groups.
DaDaFest provides many opportunities for young people throughout the year including offering Arts Award accreditation. We also celebrate the work of the young people at Young DaDaFest. If you would like to know more, or have any ideas or questions we would be happy to talk to you about the programme and how you can get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the office.
- In July 2016, we will be hosting two Young DaDaFest events for the first time! Stay tuned for info on how to book tickets.Read more about Young DaDaFest 2016
- FOUR WORDS was one of the Liverpool Provocations, a series of four new public-realm artworks for Liverpool city centre that took place during the January 2016 sales season. DaDaFest featured four quotes as part of the project.Read more about Four Words Project
- Take a look at our Young DaDaFest 2015 round up featuring photos, an event film, feedback and this year's Yearbook!Read more about Young DaDaFest 2015
- Young DaDa Ensemble is the expansion of a successful pilot project to deliver accessible music-based activities to 70 young people in Liverpool over a period of two years.Read more about Young DaDa Ensemble
- Creative writing doesn't always mean putting pen to paper. Local writer Roger Cliffe-Thompson and other professional writers will guide budding wordsmiths in this project, using words to create poems, songs and stories.Read more about How to be Creative with Words
- From April to July 2015 we ran a partnership project with Everyman & Playhouse and SLiCE (Curious Minds) a group of young people met weekly to create a piece of drama based on their responses from watching a Midsummers Nights Dream at the Everyman.Read more about SLiCE
- The Champions is a project run by and for young disabled people in Merseyside. The project saw a group of young people visit various venues across the Liverpool City region to review their quality of access as well as various other criteria including the facilities on offer and even how friendly they were.Read more about The Champions Project
- Creative young minds and future leaders work with DaDaFest to make decisions and organise our annual Young DaDaFest event and young people’s programme. The groups work alongside the DaDaFest team and other arts professionals to develop ideas for our programme, projects and events.Read more about Young People’s Leadership Group
- Liverpool is a city of rich culture and heritage. But what does it mean to be a young person growing up in this city? DaDaFest is pleased to announce we have been awarded Heritage Lottery funding (HLF) for an exciting project called Recipe for Scouse: the heritage ingredients of our unique Liverpool identity.Read more about Recipe for Scouse