The biennial multi-art Unlimited festival is set to run this year from September 7-11...
Celebrating the extraordinary creative work of artists who identify as being disabled, D/deaf, neurodivergent and those experiencing chronic illness or mental health conditions, the festival features new commissions, bespoke one-off events and existing work.
The festival includes events spanning performance, dance, cabaret, music, visual art, film, talks and workshops, including the socially distanced cabaret Touretteshero’s Masked Ball (Friday 9 September), curated by theatre-maker and comedian Jess Thom, to an immersive sound and light performance BODIES (Thursday 8 September), taking place in a swimming pool in Leytonstone.
It is accessible to all, with over 50% of the programme available for free, plus 11 events which can be experienced digitally at home. This is the first in-person Unlimited festival since 2018, with an increased focus on digital access.
The Southbank Centre in London has been presenting the Unlimited festival since 2012 in partnership with Unlimited and Head of Public Programming Ruth Hardie is delighted to be hosting another Unlimited festival.
“This year’s festival includes amazing work commissioned by our partner Unlimited, and we’ve designed it to be as accessible as possible,” said Ruth.
“Disabled artists and audiences were particularly hard hit by Covid-19, so we wanted to ensure people can experience the creative work, in a safe and appropriate way for them.
“We’re offering a wide variety of free, ticketed and online events for all ages and interests, so we encourage everyone to get involved.”
Tickets are available at www.southbankcentre.co.uk / 020 3879 9555