28 Jun 2018

Announcing...Sir Ken Robinson!

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We are delighted to welcome our new patron Sir Ken Robinson to the DaDaFest fold!

Sir Ken Robinson works with governments, education systems, international agencies, global corporations and some of the world’s leading cultural organisations to unlock the creative energy of people and organisations.

The most watched TED speaker, his 2006 talk has been viewed online over 50 million times and seen by an estimated 350 million people in 150 countries.

Sir Ken says, ‘It is a privilege to support the wonderful and ground breaking work of DaDafest. It provides an invaluable platform for creative and artistic innovation, and for the celebration of huge diversity of human talent.’

We look forward to working with Sir Ken on future DaDaFest projects. 


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14 Jul 2017
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Past, Present & Possibilities.

Celebrating 300 years of the Bluecoat

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29 Jun 2017
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Creative UK Prosper Programme

A good week just got even better! 

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23 Jun 2017
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Thank you Chris…

It was with great sadness that I learnt of Chris Hammond’s passing this week

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14 Jun 2017
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DaDaFest in the Spotlight

Barry Avison featured on ITV’s Good Morning.

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25 May 2017
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Congratulations Ruth

Awarded an Honorary Fellowship by  Liverpool John Moores University

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25 May 2017
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Call Out For Bluecoat 300

DaDaFest Mini-Commissions

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30 Mar 2017
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My trip to Yerevan, Armenia

I was lucky to be offered to opportunity to visit Yerevan in Armenia.

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1 Mar 2017
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Young Disabled People Putting Together Our Arts Festival

"If art, all art, is concerned with truth, then a society in denial will not find much use for it."

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24 Feb 2017
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Young DaDa Ensemble Project Video

Watch a fantastic new video from our pioneering Young DaDa Ensemble 

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7 Feb 2017
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Palestine & The Joys of Flying

Currently, I am on the plane to Munich where I ought to catch a connecting flight direct to Manchester.

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25 Jan 2017
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3 Days in Ramallah, Palestine

Two days in and I am in love

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25 Jan 2017
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Under the Skin with Jenny Sealey MBE

Under the Skin is a series of interviews conducted during DaDaFest International 2016. 

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23 Jan 2017
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Under the Skin with John McGrath

Under the Skin is a series of interviews conducted during DaDaFest International 2016.

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18 Jan 2017
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My Time at DaDaFest

Rebecca Andrews our Digital Marketing Apprentice finished her apprenticeship this month.

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5 Jan 2017
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Young DaDaFest 2017 Open Call

Showcasing the creativity of disabled and deaf young people from Merseyside.

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1 Nov 2016
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Respect Project 2016 Open Workshops

Are you a young woman aged 16 or over? Would you like to have your voice heard?

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26 Oct 2016
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Young DaDaFest 2017 Announcement

Young DaDaFest will return bigger and better than ever for 2017!

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16 Aug 2016
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DaDaFest Receives Funding

DaDaFest is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from Big Lottery Fund for “DaDaFest Rookies”.

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27 Jul 2016
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Young DaDaFest Perform

I was really excited to see Young DaDaFest

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12 Jul 2016
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Young DaDaFest 2016: Music Review

Guest reviewer Tammy Reynolds sums up her thoughts on the first of this year’s Young DaDaFest events

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3 May 2016
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Xander & The Peace Pirates

Xander & The Peace Pirates Perform for our Young DaDa Ensemble

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26 Apr 2016
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Young DaDaFest 2016 Announcement

Award Nominated Young DaDaFest Expands into Trio of Events 

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25 Nov 2015
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DaDaFest Hosts First Ever Rushton Social Justice Lecture

DaDaFest Hosts First Ever Rushton Social Justice Lecture

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17 Feb 2015
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Young DaDaFest 2015 – Open Call

This year’s Young DaDaFest will be happening at the Everyman Theatre.

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21 Jan 2015
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Watch Recipe for Scouse Online Now

Young DaDa Recipe for Scouse Film is available to watch online.

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