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10 Reasons to Attend Unlimited: The Symposium

Unlimited is hosting a symposium on 4 and 5 September 2018 at the Unicorn Theatre, London to discuss the key issues, challenges and opportunities in and surrounding disability-led arts in the 21st century, which will lead into Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival (running from 5 to 9 September).

Early bird tickets for Unlimited: The Symposium are being snapped up quickly, so grab yours before they’re raised to the full price on 31 May! If you need more impetus to book (or to make the case in your organisation), then look no further – here are our 10 reasons for why you should attend Unlimited: The Symposium…

One: Be part of making change happen
Engage directly with over 200 cultural sector influencers from around the globe.

Two: A chance to be challenged
This won’t be the usual talking heads often found in conference settings, this is an event designed around discussion, provocations and taking in new perspectives.

Three: Take action
The event is focused on finding solutions. You won’t just come away with a load of notes, you’ll also have tangible actions you will feel inspired to implement in the short and long-term.

Four: Get impatient
Caroline Bowditch, Executive Director of Arts Access Victoria (Australia), Chairs a panel on why change is taking so long and will discuss solutions to speeding up equality.

Five: Get future-proofed
Chair Clare Reddington, Creative Director of Watershed (UK), will be asking if new technology is providing solutions or creating more barriers.

Six: Get intersectional
Take part in discussions on disability and intersectionality (Chair to be announced soon).

Seven: Take a side
Can disabled artists change the mainstream or does it change them? Have your say (Chair to be announced soon).

Eight: Respond creatively
Some of our artists will be joining us to respond creatively to the topics and discussions produced from the Symposium.

Nine: Put access into practice
We want this event to be as accessible and open as possible. Feel free to come along and steal our ideas for your next accessible event.

Ten: See and experience exceptional art
After all, it’s why we’re all here…! So it’s no coincidence that the Symposium leads seamlessly into Southbank Centre’s Unlimited Festival which opens on the evening of the 5 September with Paraorchestra’s The Nature of Why, a 2017 Unlimited commission – sign up to our e-newsletter at the bottom of this page for future news and booking information.

Book early bird tickets before 31 May.

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