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DaDaFest International

Woman in wheelchair on stage holding her hands in mid air next to a man dressed as a priest

Every two years we deliver the critically acclaimed and award-winning DaDaFest International. The biennial festival showcases high quality and exciting work in key arts venues across the city region which challenge stereotypes and celebrate disability and deaf cultures.

The programme is influenced and built by artists and organisations from around the world and focuses on the ‘lived experience of disability’.

We work with:
• Disabled and D/deaf artists
• Disability organisations
• Non-disabled and hearing artists
• Non-disability arts and cultural organisations, from the UK, Europe and beyond.

We want our festival to stimulate debate on how the arts:
• Empower
• Change thinking
• Capture cultural nuances
• Shape movements
• Bring us together 
• Convert the ‘them’ and ‘us’ to ‘us’ – all playing part in our collective humanity’.

DaDaFest International 2018

DaDaFest International will be returning for 2018 with a unique, thought-provoking programme of performances, exhibitions and events across Merseyside.

Our award-winning festival is back running from 1 November until 8 December. With over 50 events, this year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever.

Passing: What's your legacy? is this year's theme with artists exploring the concepts of ageing, death and disability (passing time) and the changing nature of all our journeys and the legacies that we leave (passing on).

Read our press release in full by clicking 'News and Blog' on the home tab and selecting 'Press releases'. 

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