Wales Millennium Centre – Unlimited Event

Unlimited Connects: Di-Ben-Draw

Preseli Room

November 14th and 15th

Come and join us for a series of talks, panel discussions, workshops and performances exploring a breadth of disability-led arts.

Venues and organisations often work with people they already know but what about those they don’t; those who feel excluded and operate outside existing networks?

What about artists and potential audience members who have access requirements outside of those usually provided?

TWO DAY EVENT

This two-day event will run from 11am – 7pm daily and consist of a mixture of panel discussions and presentations including one debating the topic: Can venues be all things to all people?

And at 7pm each day you can join us in watching our programmed production for the day.

Workshops will be on offer, offering practical skills in building networking confidence.

This event has BSL interpreters and captioning, with step-free access, alternative seating/lying arrangements, and a quiet space.

For this event we’ve teamed up again with Unlimited, an arts commissioning programme that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAMME FOR THIS EVENT

PERFORMANCES

 -ish by Aby Watson

Weston Studio

Thursday 14 November 7-8pm

-ish is a solo choreography of movement, text and object exploring the murky territory that dyspraxia, an invisible coordination disorder, inhabits between the simple dichotomy of able / disabled.

Separate booking is required, for further details and tickets please visit: https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/ish/

Gods and Kings by Paul Whittaker

Weston Studio

Friday 15 November, 7-7.45pm

A man leaves a consultation room facing a choice. It should be a pretty straightforward choice. Take the pill and live. Don’t take the pill and die. But the decision proves to be more difficult; does he risk losing his life or risk no longer being the person he has been all of his life? Challenging perceptions of what it is to live with mental illness, Gods & Kings is a bracingly honest and often hugely funny real-life story.

Separate booking is required, for further details and tickets please visit:

https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/gods-and-kings/

 

If you’d like to discuss the event or your access requirements further, please contact Sarah Leigh on [email protected] or call her on 02920 634675.

https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/unlimited-connects-di-ben-draw/

Carl Chapple – Dance Exhibition

Painting Dance

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – November 31st to Jan 5th

As part of the exhibition there are three audio described/touch tours for people with visual impairments that will be delivered by Alastair Sill of Word of Mouth.

The tours will be free to attend, and will take place on the following dates –

Sunday December 1st at 2.30pm and 7pm

Friday December 6th at 7.45pm. 

Painting Dance presents a selection of recent work made during my ongoing residency with Wales’s international dance company Ballet Cymru, including paintings and drawings created collaboratively with dancers, as well as responses to rehearsals of productions such as Romeo a Juliet, Celtic Concerto, and Divided We Stand. Supported by Arts Council of Wales, the exhibitions also reflect elements of the company’s wider education and training programme, including their intensive work with newly-graduated dancers, and the 2019 Wales International Ballet Summer School.

Ballet Cymru’s artistic directors Darius James and Amy Doughty invited me to sketch at the company’s rehearsal studio in Newport as they were developing their production Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. I’d never been in a rehearsal space before, and was immediately struck by the energy and camaraderie of the dancers and choreographers, and by the discipline – physical and mental – that they brought to the process of creating a piece together. It was inspiring to see.

I consider my dance pictures to be portraits (if sometimes blurring lines between the identities of dancers and roles they may be inhabiting), though informed by my background in figure painting and early studies of Classical and Renaissance sculpture. The interdisciplinary nature of my current work is still very fresh and exciting to me, and is something I hope to develop further.

The exhibition at Wales Millennium Centre will feature audio/touch tours for visitors with visual impairments, and, as part of its December activities programme, the exhibition will be accompanied by a series of free drawing workshops, which I’ll be delivering with Ballet Cymru dancers.

Further information will be available nearer the time, but please see my website for examples of my work and some background about the project.

 

Unlimited

Unlimited Connects Wales

Date for your diaries!

Connecting up the cultural sector is one of the most important things we do – we are nothing without disabled artists, and equally we can’t change anything without involving arts organisations, promoters, festivals and venues.

That’s why we have teamed up with arts organisations around England and Wales to host a series of Unlimited Connects events bringing together disabled artists and current and potential Unlimited Allies between September 2019-March 2020. Join us for panel discussions, facilitated networking and the showcasing of the work of disabled artists at these events:

  • Unlimited Connects Wales, DI-BEN-DRAW – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – 14-15 November.
  • Details of the programme for the two days plus more events in Wales to be announced soon.

https://weareunlimited.org.uk/unlimitedconnectsevents/

Wales Millennium Centre

The Life and Times of Scarlet Macey

Scratch performance by Sherrall Morris

Friday, 30 November 2018 8:00pm 

Weston Studio Wales Millennium Centre

Please go to  here to book tickets 

On the surface Scarlet comes across as a very independent, bloody-minded and at times very scary woman. She has plenty to say as she whizzes round in her Salsa Quickie.

But there are many other sides to Scarlet’s life that the outside world doesn’t see. Her family can be overwhelming, they don’t understand. And her best friend Jason, who she loves like a brother, pushes her near to murder on a daily basis.

Most of all Scarlet struggles in her search for love, she wants to be seen as a sexual human being but it’s hard to be sexy when every moment of your day needs to be planned in advance, nothing can be spontaneous.

Meet Scarlet at her Adult Aids and Equipment shop, try out the merchandise and get a glimpse into the life and times of Scarlet Macey.

Written and Performed by Sherrall Morris 
Director: Chelsey Gillard 
Designer: Kate Verity

DAC News – Unlimited Event

SAVE THE DATE

Disability Arts Cymru has teamed up with the Wales Millennium Centre and Unlimited to hold a panel discussion about disability and the arts in Wales.

This will take place on 8 October, 2 – 4.30pm in the Preseli Room at Wales Millennium Centre. 

Since 2012 a number of Welsh disabled artists have applied for Unlimited Commissions but sadly very few have been successful. The next round for Unlimited funding opens on September 13th with the expression of interest applications. Before the closing date at the end of October we want to attract more disabled artists to apply.

These are the questions that will be discussed on the day:

  • Do our disabled artists know about Unlimited? 
  • Are venues connecting with disabled artists and supporting their work?
  • Are our ideas / project creating skills good enough?

The panel will be chaired by Unlimited Producer, Jo Verrant and speakers will include playwright Kaite O’Reilly and WMC Assistant Producer Jenny Sturt.

This will be an excellent opportunity for artists to find out more about Unlimited, to network with other artists and representatives from organisations and to discuss ideas for an Unlimited commission. We do hope you will be able to join us.

Further details of how to book a place will be sent out in due course.

From 11am, and after the discussion, there will be surgery sessions with Unlimited staff to discuss ideas and the application process on a 1-2-1 basis. Surgery places can be booked by emailing [email protected]

For further details about Unlimited please go to https://weareunlimited.org.uk/

 

Wales Millennium Centre

Accessible Performances

Summer Holiday The Musical

BSL interpreted performance August 16th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 17th 7.30pm

Audio Described performance August 18th 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Let It Be

BSL Interpreted performance August 23rd 7.30pm

Captioned performance 24th August 7.30pm

Audio Described performance 25th August 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+

Evita

Audio described performance August 30th 2.30pm

BSL Interpreted performance August 30th 7.30pm

Captioned performance August 31st 2.30pm

Age guidance 8+ 

Contains flashing and strobe lighting

 

Box office – 029 20636464

www.wmc.org.uk/access