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Sharing Stories in SEN Contexts

Carpe Diem School provides for “Physical-, learning- and intellectually impaired learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years, that cannot be accommodated in mainstream education.” Based in George (South Africa), and serving young...

Living Inclusion Through Theatre

Friday, May 26th, 2017 saw a Focus Day at the Cradle of Creativity on Inclusive International Arts - defined as Arts for, by and with people of all abilities. The day was a wonderful collection of...

Festivals and Diversity

Dr Steve Ball, the Associate Director for The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (UK), facilitated a session on the first day of the Producers' Bazaar at ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity. He asked attendees to consider: How can...

No Fun Ction All Anguage

Exploring the ways in which we communicate, No Fun Ction All Anguage is a beautifully visual and powerful piece. The inclusive ensemble of differently-abled cast members offered a powerful critique of normative ideas around communication,...

Is it just about Disability?

The Arts are not always as diverse, inclusive or accessible as we would like to think they may be. Having a disability, for instance, can be one of the hardest challenges for Young People...

Healing Through the Arts

On Sunday, May 21st, 2017, Guga S’thebe Cultural Hub in Langa Township played host to a Focus Day on Theatre for Healing. The contributors brought in different and diverse perspectives - the day's activities ranged from...

Audience Reactions

FTH:K's What Goes Up…, directed by Jayne Batzofin, is a gentle and playful piece that uses South African Sign Language to explore "the physical and emotional scopes of all things Up and Down". Having been created for...

An Illuminating Experience at It’s Dark Outside

It’s Dark Outside (dir. Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs & Tim Watts) is a stunning piece of Theatre in every way, exploring Alzheimer's and dementia in a deep and powerful manner. Having never seen a play about...