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'People Like You'

Disability, Arts & Diversity Symposium: 'From the Personal to the Universal' at Salisbury Arts Centre

Location: Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, - Click for map

10 April 2013 11:00am - 4:00pm

£10 including lunch

An in depth look at Disability Arts and activism from the viewpoints of artists, producers, presenters and policy makers.

The current overhaul of benefits has intensified debate about who is disabled, and the necessity to 'perform' this identity to be validated. Meanwhile Disabled artists enjoyed perhaps their highest profile yet in the UK through Unlimited and other London 2012 Paralympics programmes. This symposium brings together artists, campaigners and producers to discuss the implications and opportunities for Disability Arts and its activist role in the wider social context. The artists exhibiting in 'People Like You' will also discuss the works in the show.

Speakers include Dr Sarah Bennett (Associate Professor of Fine Art, University of Plymouth); Hassan Mahamdallie (Senior Strategy Officer, Arts Council England); Marc Steene (Assistant Director, Pallant House Gallery and curator of 'Outside In'); Jo Verrent (co-curator of 'Push Me', a programme around the 2012 Unlimited commissions); and the artists in 'People Like You'. Live BSL interpretation and note taking. When booking please specify any access or dietary requirements.

The symposium will be followed by Total Permission: a film of extraordinary stories and Unlimited artists click here for more details

How to book:
For more information and to book visit Salisbury Arts Centre


Colin Hambrook

11 April 2013

Please visit the Roaring Girl homepage for live coverage and information about Bedding Out - one of the main events of People Like You at

Sancha Donald

9 April 2013

It would be wonderful if there was a transcript or utube of the symposium and a link to Total Permission for the Australians!

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