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UNLIMITED FESTIVAL

13th January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 17th January 2021 @ 9:00 pm

This is the first ever digital Unlimited due to COVID-19.
Featuring dance, performance, comedy, music and visual art, the festival celebrates the artistic vision and creativity of disabled artists. It showcases ambitious creative projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies.

 

BSL Schedule

Wednesday 13th January

10:30 – 12:00 – Unlimited Brunch

An introduction to Unlimited giving attendees a chance to understand the context of Southbank Centre’s Unlimited festival within the wider work of the commissioning programme. The session is designed for new allies or people who want to know why and how Unlimited works, and will also provide an introduction to the Industry programme as a whole. Areas to be covered: how Unlimited is funded, how the commissioning process is run, international producer placements, trainees, commitment to intersectionality and how Unlimited is transitioning into an independent organisation.

                             BSL Interpreters: Rachel Wilkins & Rob Skinner

                            

12:30 – 13:00 –  Unlimited Festival – Any questions?

Got questions about the Unlimited festival?  About the programme, the curatorial process, about the relationships between Unlimited, Southbank Centre and British Council? About the changes for 2021 due to Covid 19. This session sees Unlimited, Southbank Centre and British Council staff in discussion with each other and with the audience to answer your questions.

                             BSL Interpreters: Rachel Wilkins & Rob Skinner

 

14:00 – 13:30 –  Industry Meet and Greet

A session led by Unlimited to help facilitate connections and conversations across the week. Since we can’t exchange business cards, this is the best we can do! Come along prepared to introduce yourself in 30 seconds or so and add your contact information into the chat box. Those attending get the video recording and the chat so they can remember who they have met and make personal contact afterwards throughout the festival.

                             BSL Interpreters: Rachel Wilkins & Rob Skinner

 

 19:30 – 21:00 –  Augmented

One-person show Augmented, written and performed by Sophie Woolley and presented as a streamed film, shares the joys and conflict of being welcomed back into the hearing world after losing her hearing in her twenties.

                             BSL Interpreter: Omoyele Thomas RSLI

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118639 – FREE

 

Thursday 14th January

10:00 – 11:30 –  Pitch and Mix

Pitch and Mix offers audiences a sneaky insight into projects in development by disabled artists, and hear from disability-arts organisations over three sessions. The sessions offer insights into work from several different art forms by independent creatives and companies. Artists are drawn from the Unlimited portfolio – often work that has been through R&D and is still being created.

This includes work by Nwando Ebizie, Anna Berry, Jonny Cotsen and Sophie Hoyle. Hosted by Samantha Renke.

                           BSL Interpreters: Dionne Dean & Vicky Pannell

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118693 – FREE

 

 14:30 – 15:30 –  Unlimited Discusses…

Curated by Unlimited and the Southbank Centre, Unlimited discusses considers the burning questions for disability-led arts, from diverse and international perspectives, in a series of three discussions and debates. Artists, arts practitioners, and experts in their field discuss the issues, solutions, and possibilities for disability arts in the post-Covid arts landscape.

                             BSL Interpreters: Dionne Dean & Vicky Pannell

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/calendar/118658?_ga=2.151154673.958773103.1610044310-911291006.1610044309 – FREE

 

16:00 – 17:00 –  Industry Meet and Greet with a Focus on Music

A chance to chat with organisations and allies about current concerns in artform areas, access and inclusion. With no fixed agenda, these sessions are designed to be part networking, part Question Time where everyone can contribute to the answer.

                             BSL Interpreters: Dionne Dean & Vicky Pannell

 

19:30 – 20:40 –  One Woman

A broadcast performance by theatre artist Cheryl Martin invites audiences to enter the mind of a woman living with mental illness through binaural sound. This event includes an introductory talk and a Q&A.

BSL Interpreters: Omoyele Thomas & Nikki Harris

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118643 – FREE

 

Friday 15th January

10:00 – 11:30 –  Pitch and Mix

Pitch and Mix offers audiences a sneaky insight into projects in development by disabled artists, and hear from disability-arts organisations over three sessions. The sessions offer insights into work from several different art forms by independent creatives and companies. Artists are drawn from the Unlimited portfolio – often work that has been through R&D and is still being created.

This includes work by Ailís Ní Ríain, Stephanie Anne Back, Christopher Samuels and Noëmi Lakmaier. Hosted by Mik Scarlett.

                            BSL Interpreters: Rob Skinner & Stephanie Raper

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118697 – FREE

 

11:30 – 12:30 –  Unlimited Discussess…

Curated by Unlimited and the Southbank Centre, Unlimited discusses considers the burning questions for disability-led arts, from diverse and international perspectives, in a series of three discussions and debates. Artists, arts practitioners, and experts in their field discuss the issues, solutions, and possibilities for disability arts in the post-Covid arts landscape.

                             BSL Interpreters: Rob Skinner & Stephanie Raper

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/calendar/118658?_ga=2.113593295.958773103.1610044310-911291006.1610044309 – FREE

 

13:00 – 14:00 –  The Microscope Sessions

The Microscope Sessions invites a live audience to witness a painting emerge through an evolving game of consequences, cross-pollination, and contamination by artists Rhiannon Armstrong and Tim Spooner, who co-create a painting in real-time.

**No BSL for this event**

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118655 – FREE

 

14:30 – 15:30 –  Unlimited Discusses…

Curated by Unlimited and the Southbank Centre, Unlimited discusses considers the burning questions for disability-led arts, from diverse and international perspectives, in a series of three discussions and debates. Artists, arts practitioners, and experts in their field discuss the issues, solutions, and possibilities for disability arts in the post-Covid arts landscape.

                             BSL Interpreters: Rob Skinner & Stephanie Raper

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/calendar/118658?_ga=2.113593295.958773103.1610044310-911291006.1610044309 – FREE

 

16:00 – 17:00 –  Industry Meet and Greet with a Focus on Visual Arts

A chance to chat with organisations and allies about current concerns in artform areas, access and inclusion. With no fixed agenda, these sessions are designed to be part networking, part Question Time where everyone can contribute to the answer.

                             BSL Interpreters: Rob Skinner & Stephanie Raper

 

18:00 – 19:00 –  Artificial Things (Dance Performance)

Filmed on location in a derelict suburban shopping mall, featuring an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled dancers, the film explores human interdependence, strength, and vulnerability.

BSL Translator / Interpreters: Ben Gorman & Omoyele Thomas

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118664 – FREE

 

19:30 – 21:00 –  Instagramming The Apocalypse

The first ever screening of this popular stage show by Byron Vincent. The work is accompanied by a Q&A and DJ set.

BSL Interpreters: Paul Mancini & Stephanie Raper

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118647 – FREE

 

Saturday 16th January

10:00 – 11:30 –  Pitch and Mix

Pitch and Mix offers audiences a sneaky insight into projects in development by disabled artists, and hear from disability-arts organisations over three sessions. The sessions offer insights into work from several different art forms by independent creatives and companies. Artists are drawn from the Unlimited portfolio – often work that has been through R&D and is still being created.

This includes work by Rowan James, Chanje Kunda, Nye Russell-Thompson and Katy Rose Bennett. Hosted by Melissa Johns

                             BSL Interpreters: Omoyele Thomas & Tracy Tyer

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118701 – FREE

 

12:00 – 13:00 –  Colour Full at Home

Colour Full at Home is a sensory, hands-on workshop led by JoAnne Haines for learning disabled adults bringing together dance, movement, and music with art materials to make art using the whole body.

BSL Interpreters: Omoyele Thomas & Tracy Tyer

SOLD OUT

 

14:00 – 15:00 –  DYSCO

DYSCO is a neurodivergent-led space with live dancing and music with no teacher to follow. DJ DYSCOURSE (dance artist Aby Watson) leads a virtual, intergenerational, and celebratory dance party.

**No BSL for this session – CAPTIONS ONLY**

SOLD OUT

 

16:00 – 17:00 –  Industry Meet and Greet with a Focus on Theatre and Dance

A chance to chat with organisations and allies about current concerns in artform areas, access and inclusion. With no fixed agenda, these sessions are designed to be part networking, part Question Time where everyone can contribute to the answer.

BSL Interpreters: Omoyele Thomas & Tracy Tyer

 

21:00 – 22:00 –  GLOOPTOPIA with NewfrontEars!

Autistic green drag queen Ooozing Gloop presents a one-off adaptation of GLOOPTOPIA with NewfrontEars!, a live exploration into cultural stagnation of political hope.

BSL Interpreter: Katie Fenwick

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118672 – FREE

 

Sunday 17th January

10:00 – 11:30 –  Lesbian Pirates: Bringing History to Life

Online theatrical workshop Lesbian Pirates: Bringing History to Life uses writing exercises, group work, and prompts to explore how to create a dramatic narrative around the audience members’ favourite historical icon.

BSL Interpreters: Ali Gordon & Katie Fenwick

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118684 – FREE

 

12:00 – 13:00 –  Here / Not Here Meet the Creatives

A new hip-hop film exploring British Sign Language, Krump street dance, football, and Visual Vernacular; the choreographed and poetic form of sign language directed by award-winning film-maker and Deaf artist Bim Ajadi, written by Jonzi D, Artist Director of Breakin’ Convention.

**Artist will be using their own BSL interpreter**

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118668 – FREE

 

14:00 – 15:00 –  Saturn Returns

Sonny Nwachukwu gives an interactive insight into his choreopoem in Saturn Returns, a live dance and spoken word performance which explores the psychospiritual clashes produced in Black people by the weight of history.

BSL Interpreters: Ali Gordon & Kam Deo

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118651 – FREE

 

16:00 – 17:00 –  Reasonable Adjustment: Justin Edgar in Conversation. The Disabled Armed Resistance Movement

An online exhibition created by shortlisted BAFTA award film-maker

BSL Interpreters: Ali Gordon & Kam Deo

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118676 – FREE

 

19:30 – 21:00 –  Abnormally Funny People

To close the festival, Abnormally funny people will perform live via Zoom. Featuring stand-up comedy, sketches, songs, a quiz show, celebrity cameos, and more.

BSL Interpreters: Paul Mancini & Tracey Tyer

https://tickets.southbankcentre.co.uk/best-available/118717 – £10

                           

Details

Start:
13th January 2021 @ 10:00 am
End:
17th January 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Website:
https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/unlimited?

Venue

Online

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