Amelia Cavallo shares her fears for disabled artists as they battle not just arts cuts, but Government policies that are making it harder for them to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Recently, a number of exciting things have happened to celebrate disability arts and performance. The Liberty Festival at the Olympic Park brought disability and inclusivity to the attention of many in the form of street theatre and live music. The Southbank’s Unlimited Festival showcased some of the more prominent disabled theatre pieces and practitioners currently working in and around the UK.
I was lucky enough to be involved with both, and therefore feel I can say with reasonable authority that both festivals were successes with many sold out performances, and budding future interest in what was shown. I’m stating this not to write reviews, glowing or otherwise, of what I did and saw (though I recommend checking out the list of shows that were on and supporting these artists as they definitely need and deserve it), but because of a general feeling I have had since these events have finished, namely a feeling of unrest... Keep reading on Exeunt Magazine