Unlimited Festival showcases work by disabled artists

Next month will see Southbank Centre host the second Unlimited Festival, showcasing performance, dance and visual art by disabled artists.

Taking place from 2-7 September, the event features over 100 international disabled dancers, choreographers, theatremakers, cabaret stars, stand-ups, puppeteers, musicians, poets, filmmakers, visual artists, activists and thinkers across 20 performances, 11 exhibitions and a programme of talks and debate.

Unlimited 2014 Michelle Ryan Intimacy photo Fiona Cullen
Intimacy © Fiona Cullen

On the line-up is the world premiere of Katherine Araniello’s The Dinner Party Revisited, a dark and comic take on the stereotypes surrounding disability; Intimacy by Michelle Ryan & Torque Show; Claire Cunningham’s Guide Gods, looking at how the world’s faiths view disability; and Robert Softley Gale’s If These Spasms Could Speak, a collection of funny, sad and surprising narratives gathered through interviews with disabled people.

Main image: Guide Gods © Colin Hearn The Herald