DaDa International Festival 2014 returns to Liverpool

DaDa Fest 14 got underway this week with this year’s fantastic programme of commissions, performances, art, activities and music events.

DaDaFest is a radical disability and deaf arts agency, working not only from Liverpool, but across the North West, nationally and internationally.

Three of the exhibitions specially commissioned for the 2014/15 festival have already begun. Unsung – Liverpool’s Most Radical Son at The International Slavery  Museum; The City Speaks, a podcast produced by sound artist Chas de Swiet; and Art of the Lived Experiment, which aims to challenge what disability means to the Liverpool community.

The festival, which runs until January, will entail more that thirty separate seminars, events and workshops and represents some of the most stimulating and high quality disability and deaf arts happening in the world today.

Highlights include, art of the Lived Experiment at the Bluecoat, 8th November to 11th January from 10.00am to 6.00pm and Staff Benda Billi at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 6th December 7.30pm.

Artistic director Ruth Gould explained

“Often we feel judge or not normal, so we are trying to turn people’s thinking around, we are all part of the same human race, disability is a human issue… so we are trying to give people a different story to say it’s part of life, get on with it”

Dada Fest 14 is able to provide BSL interoperation, audio description and many other ways to enable people to attend and enjoy the festival.

For more information please visit,, visit the Facebook page, or telephone 0151 707 1733.

Source: Bay TV Liverpool
Words: Daniel Pearce

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