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Liverpool DaDaFest translates 2020 packed programme online

Liverpool’s DaDaFest returns this month for a week-long online festival which boasts packed programme of events.

The theme for this year’s celebration of the work of deaf and disabled artists – running from November 27 to December 3 - is Translations.

Around 70 artists from across the world, including Mexico and Australia, expressed an interest in being part of the 2020 event through its four festival commissions.

The official launch event on November 27 will see festival producer Rachel Rogers joined by Nickie Miles Wildin, creative advisor to DaDaFest, to introduce the chosen artists, the themes behind Translations and the programme itself.

Online events include the premiere of the film Maelstrom Under Glass followed by a Q&A with its creator Alexandrina Hemsley; Amina Atiq’s Broken Biscuits: Unheard Voices which explores and captures the voices of Yemeni newsagents; a series of podcasts by duo A Little Commitment, and SpokeCast’s The Misfits.

Chanje Kunja, a performance artist with complex PTSD, has created a short film Kintsugi Gold, that seeks to make invisible disabilities visible and valued.

And Deborah Williams (pictured above) will give the annual Edward Rushton lecture, this year on The Language of Disability followed by a panel discussion.

DaDaFest digital producer Joe Strickland said: “When planning DaDaFest 2020, we wanted to make sure that the full potential of a digital arts festival could be reached.

This year is a wonderful opportunity to create something new and exciting; something that can reach wider audiences and be experienced wherever and whenever people are able to.

“Our commissioned artists bring not only a wide breadth of ingenuity and creativity to this year’s festival, but the work they’ll be creating will provide our audiences with a wonderfully diverse range of ways to digitally interact with and experience the arts.”

DaDaFest runs online from November 27 to December 3. Full programme details HERE

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