Emails have been simply pouring into the Ouch! Inbox, asking us to flag up different events and performances around the country. There is just loads of stuff to do at the moment, with a link, however tenuous, to disability. Here is just a sample.
The Graeae theatre company have been busy this weather. They have joined up with Paines Plough, to bring us Wild Lunch - two weeks of new plays performed script in hand, over lunch at the Young Vic. This is the result of a weekend writing lock in, involving disabled and non-disabled writers, directors and performers. From this, 8 playwrights were asked to write a 45 minute production.
These plays will be performed over lunch, between the 21st of November and the 1st of December, and more information can be found at the Young Vic website
Graeae are also calling on aspiring young actors with a physical or sensory impairment, to take part in a series of free acting workshops with some of the UK's leading theatre artists and directors. The workshop will take place this Saturday and Sunday at the Unicorn Theatre London. Contact Graeae on 02077002455 for more information.
To Manchester now, where the Lowry plays host to Proud and Loud Arts, as they perform, Because Your Worthless. Director Tom Hogan sent us a mail explaining what the play is about.
“The play concerns two characters- Margaret, a GP who is pro-eugenics and Jenny, an angry young disabled patient. When Margaret has a stroke and experiences the challenges life presents as a disabled person, Jenny is there to see that her old doctor sees things through her eyes.”
Performances will be held on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November, at 7.45 PM.
And finally, for some modern art.
Two installations of interest will be in place at C Space Gallery, at Croydon Clocktower, from the 3rd of November, right up until the 6th of December.
Action Space, London’s largest provider of visual arts activities for people with learning disabilities, presents Shining Brightly. The installation was inspired by work from Action Space members, and consists of Large scale, vividly coloured, mirrored mobiles, suspended within the glass atrium of Clocktower’s entranceway.
This runs concurrently with Raised Awareness from the Tate Modern, An exhibition of artists' drawings collected and curated by Bill Woodrow with hands-on interpretation for blind and partially sighted visitors. Damien Hirst is one of the artists featured.