The Enormous Room by Stopgap Dance Company

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StopGap is  a dance company that creates dance performances that go around the world. They are mix of disabled & non-disabled dancers. Enormous Room is their latest show. We follow a father and daughter gradually coming to terms with the loss of Jackie – their wife and mother. Thoughtful, moving and uplifting, this is a […]

Karen Sharp at The Verdict

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Brighton is buzzing. ‘The Verdict’ had a great atmosphere and it was full of people. I liked the lighting and remember the pictures of Miles Davis and Charlie Parker on the walls. There are pictures of jazz albums on the tables. The beer is good. I shook hands with Dennis, then went downstairs.   I really […]

Creative Minds North: an arts conference with a difference

Amber Okpa Stother leads Breaking down the Walls workshop at Creative Minds North. Credit to Martin Livesey, Venture Arts

Creative Minds North in Manchester was the first ever arts conference entirely devised and delivered by learning disabled artists. Last month, over 200 attendees from learning-disabled and non-learning-disabled arts organisations across the North, including West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Lowry, met to consider four themes: How is great art created? What does the term professional […]

Freefalling for 15 years

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Freefall Dance Company celebrated 15 years of entertaining people with a mixed programme performed to a sell-out audience at Birmingham Hippodrome performed on November’s 9th. The evening began with a short film directed by Sima Gonsai called Outside In. Set in the lovely setting of Lunt Fort in Coventry, it offered an opportunity to two […]