A caucasian woman with short blonde hair lies on her front on the floor of a stage in a theatre. Her body resembles that of a shop mannequin and it is broken into pieces. Her torso is broken in two and there are further breaks at her left knee and right shoulder. Her detached right arm is clutching a microphone.
Storms don't last forever by Suzie Larke.

Southbank Centre to host first digital Unlimited festival in January 2021

The Southbank Centre will host the first digital Unlimited festival from 13 – 17 January 2021. Unlimited is excited to be collaborating again with the Southbank Centre on the fifth Unlimited festival since it first started in 2012. Unlimited’s commissions will continue to be at the heart of the festival alongside an accompanying programme of sector-facing events.

The five-day festival will feature dance, performance, comedy, film, talks, workshops and art that challenges perceptions of disabled peopleAlongside the digital programme, there will be an outdoor photography exhibition, Unseen by Suzie Larke. With the majority of events completely free, and a mix of live, participatory and on-demand viewing options, Unlimited will bring the Southbank Centre’s festival feeling to homes across the UK.

Unlimited is also working on industry facing programme for arts organisations and international attendees in partnership with the British Council – make sure you are signed up as an Unlimited Ally to find out more.

Stay tuned for the full programme announcement!

Unlimited festival at the Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre works closely with the Unlimited arts commissioning programme (us!), which is at the heart of the festival. We aim to embed work by disabled artists across all art forms within the cultural sector, reach new audiences and change perceptions of disabled people. Delivered by the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and arts-producing organisation Artsadmin, Unlimited is currently funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and the British Council. Since 2013, Unlimited has awarded over £4 million to over 330 ambitious disabled artists and companies, which have been seen by or engaged with more than 2.6 million people globally and online. 

You can read more about the different ‘Unlimiteds’ in one of our previous blogs!