- Date: 13 November 2009
- Region: North West
DaDaFest 2009 returns for the ninth consecutive year on Tuesday 17 November. Organised by DaDa Disability and Deaf Arts, the only festival of its kind in the North West showcases twenty-four incredible exhibitions and performances between Tuesday 17 November and Saturday 5 December.
This year's festival includes a variety of events, from groundbreaking photographic exhibitions to the freshest comedic performances and a glorious burlesque show. The festival celebrates the innovation and originality from deaf and disabled artists and concludes with a glittering award ceremony at the Hilton Liverpool on Thursday 3 December.
'DaDaFest 2009 is proud to showcase the work of deaf and disabled artists from around the globe in a number of fantastic venues around the North West. The exhibitions, seminars and performances within DaDaFest will enlighten, engage and educate the public as well as raise awareness of some key issues that deaf and disabled communities face every day. There are some incredible artists sharing their work this year and we are looking forward to an even more successful festival than last year.' Ruth Gould, DaDaFest Chief Executive
This year's DaDaFest will commence with an exciting array of launch events on Tuesday 17 November featuring three of the exhibitions being showcased throughout DaDaFest 2009. Resistance, a moving and engaging exhibition from recent Plinth performer Liz Crow will begin the launch celebrations at the Novas Contemporary Urban Centre followed by an evening launch at The Bluecoat featuring the photographic work of Sally Booth which was inspired by her residency in the arts building, as well as performances from various artists throughout the evening.
A little about DaDa Disability and Deaf Arts...
Developing Arts, Driving Aspirations. DaDa Disability and Deaf Arts (formerly NWDAF) has been operating since 1984 as a Deaf and Disability Arts Development Agency. DaDa works to the Social Model of Disability and aim towards an inclusive social understanding of disability.
Their home base is in Liverpool, but DaDa works throughout the United Kingdom as well as internationally.
DaDa works with many arts organisations and agencies that are concerned with the promotion of equal access to Disabled people, from arts training to audience developments and programming.
At its heart of the organization is DaDa's "grass roots" work, engaging directly with Disabled and Deaf artists and communities to ensure every aspect of delivery reflects the wants and needs of Disabled and Deaf people.