Following on from the successful conversation days Shaping a Diverse Future and iF Not Now When? we would like to invite you to join us to continue the discussions.
We received lots of great feedback after these two events, including an overwhelming desire to continue talking and to move these events around the UK so people can join in with conversations that are local to them. So with this in mind we are starting up mini iF Conversations, which will sit alongside programmed work by disabled artists and inclusive companies.
Please join us for the first iF Conversations..
Thursday 8th October: Salisbury Arts Centre
From 6:30pm come, network and continue those provocative conversations in the bar and afterwards watch Julie McNamara’s production The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence. You can find out more information and book your tickets by clicking here.
Friday 23rd October: The Point, Eastleigh
A sharing of Milton Lopez’s new work Elephant. A show that focuses on the story of a mixed race disabled man born in Africa. Defying audience expectations connected with his disability and his cultural heritage, the performers will use aerial hoop and live music as tools of storytelling. Identity is the key focus of the play. Is his identity first defined by race or by his (dis)ability? Is it OK or is it patronizing to fear for the safety of a disabled man when he hovers over the audience skillfully dancing in aerial hoops? Is it OK to be surprised that someone without fingers can play the guitar? How many boxes is a disabled, half-white, half black man supposed to tick? The sharing will start at 4pm and the there will be feedback and conversations afterwards over drinks.