As part of the ITATI conference the CanCanCan Festival is the first of its kind, showcasing the work of solo performers with a learning disability. The headline act is Cian Binchy’s Edinburgh-hit show The Misfit Analysis. Using multi-media, video projection and Cian’s own brand of performance poetry, The Misfit Analysis takes us through a world of wheelchairs and blow up dolls in an unconventional exploration of an autistic mind. A host of local warm-up acts complete the line-up of this ‘Live at the Apollo’-style evening, including comedian Nicky Priest, poet Vicki Taylor and physical performer Jake Jarvis. Portraits by artist Rory Baird will be on display.
For more info on the whole weekend please visit www.itati.co.uk
Please note that booking is required and can be done via Birmingham Hippodrome on 08443385000. Tickets cost £10 or £5 for concessions.
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In Birmingham alone there are 7,000 young people with learning disabilities. Extrapolate that to the West Midlands, and then to the whole of England. Individual arts organisations who specialise in work with ypwld can only hope to scratch the surface…but imagine if the whole sector came together to offer quality, boundary-breaking work for ypwld. Just think what an impact we would have. The conference aims to set this process in motion…
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