National Paralympic Day at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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National Paralympic Day (Saturday 7 September 2013) was the first free event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since its re-opening earlier this year. The event celebrated the first anniversary of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and featured an exciting programme … Continue reading

One Year On from the Paralympic Opening Ceremony

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By Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director at GDIF It’s exactly one year on since the Paralympic Opening Ceremony which I had the great privilege of co-directing with Jenny Sealey. What an incredible, joyous, tear stained night it was. From the pre-show … Continue reading

Festival Opening Day – By Stu Mayhew (photographer)

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By Stu Mayhew After yesterday’s whale and all the publicity it generated, today was the official start of the festival. I was advised to be by The Cutty Sark, Greenwich’s greatest landmark, at 5.45PM. While there were plenty of people around I couldn’t see any actual performers. … Continue reading

Voice of Russia: Exclusive video report on GDIF2013

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Voice of Russia have done a brilliant Festival news report on GDIF2013 featuring As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre, The Limbless Knight by Graeae and Faust by Bad Taste Company.   “Aerial performers have opened London’s biggest open-air … Continue reading

“Everyday Hero” – The ideas behind the show by Bicycle Ballet

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22o, how did we, Bicycle Ballet, come up with our show, Everyday Hero The idea for the show started in 2009 when we were running our first ever stand alone, Bicycle Ballet, workshop in Lambeth and a blind woman emailed to … Continue reading

BSL and subtitled video intro to GDIF2013

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(with audio & subtitles) Deepa Shastri, gives you a fantastic BSL interpreted summary to this year’s Festival. See Deepa’s Festival summary video below and further down for more BSL interpreted videos giving you more detail on how to plan your … Continue reading

“The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited” – The R&D process

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  By cast member Tiiu Mortley, Graeae Graeae and GDIF present The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited  In The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited Jenny Sealey (Artistic Director of Graeae and co-Artistic Director of the … Continue reading

Greenwich+Docklands Festivals and Disability Arts – updates March 2013

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Liberty Festival We are really excited to be planning the delivery of Liberty again for 2013 on behalf of the Greater London Authority. Liberty is the GLA’s annual festival of arts and culture that commissions and showcases work by Deaf … Continue reading

Access from 2012 into 2013

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And so 2012 was a huge year for Deaf and disability arts and hopefully awareness of access, and in particular the social model of disability, reached a little bit further into the mainstream consciousness? After watching all those disabled athletes, … Continue reading