Unlimited yn Cysylltu Cymru: Ei gwneud yn brif ffrwd, yn eiddo i ni | Unlimited Connects: Making it Mainstream, Making it Ours

Unlimited Connects: Making it Mainstream, Making it Ours

Unlimited is supporting partner venues and organisations across Wales to plan a series of events that brings together artists, venues, organisations and the public to talk about disability-led arts and access, hear from Unlimited Commissioned artists, see work by disabled artists and meet new contacts.

At the Ffwrnes, we are organising a day to consider how the Welsh language and bilingualism sits within access, and how we can make inclusivity more mainstream.

A day to consider what are the opportunities, challenges, and practicalities for disabled artists and creatives working in the Welsh language / bilingually / multilingually, and for Welsh-speaking disabled audiences to attend the arts? And a sharing of methodologies where a mainstream approach could help with inclusivity.                  

The day will include a sharing of work by artists, networking lunch, and panel discussions.

This event is free, but booking is essential.

If you have any queries about the event or would like to discuss your access requirements, please email theatres@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or call 0345 226 3510.

For access information for the Ffwrnes please follow this link.

 

Schedule 

Making it Mainstream, Making it Ours: A day for artists, audiences and programmers to look at how the Welsh language and bilingualism sits within access, and how we can make inclusivity more mainstream. 

10.00am – 10.30am          Arrival/ Tea & Coffee (Crochan)                                          

10.30am – 10.40am          Welcome/Introduction (Stiwdio Stepni)                                               

10.40am - 12.40pm           I SAID I LOVE YOU: Extracts / Presentation / Q&A (Stiwdio Stepni)

Stephanie Back, Elise Davidson, Alun Saunders

I Said I Love You (ISILY) is a deaf-led theatre project exploring the cultural connection between Welsh Language and British Sign Language (BSL).

Told through a character-led narrative by writer Alun Saunders, ISILY is a love story that stimulates debate about who should decide how we choose to communicate. Told in a darkly comedic way and using a mixture of theatrical styles, the underlying topics of culture, identity, communication, communication breakdowns, oppression and linguistics are distilled into a romance.

ISILY blows patronising attitudes and myths about deafness out of the water, standing proud as a comment on the breakdown of communication in our society and how there is always a way if you just look hard enough. With the Welsh language and British Sign Language forced into war with the constant fight for attention, why can they not work together?                 

 

12.40pm – 2.00pm            LUNCH (Crochan)                        

2.00pm – 3.30pm Panel Discussion: Looking at Language (Stiwdio Stepni)                            

What are the opportunities, challenges, and practicalities for disabled artists and creatives working in the Welsh language / bilingually / multilingually, and for Welsh-speaking disabled audiences to attend the arts?                                            

3.30pm – 4.00pm TEA BREAK (Crochan)                                            

4.00pm – 5.30pm Case Studies: The Meaning of Mainstream (Stiwdio Stepni)                     

What does being mainstream mean, and does that differ to disability arts? A sharing of methodologies where a mainstream approach could help with inclusivity.                                                        

5.30pm         CLOSE  

 

Show Dates

Quick Info

  • Company: Theatrau Sir Gâr / Unlimited
  • Category: Non-performance / Conference
  • Theatre: Ffwrnes Llanelli - Crochan

Quick Info

  • Company: Theatrau Sir Gâr / Unlimited
  • Category: Non-performance / Conference
  • Theatre: Ffwrnes Llanelli - Crochan