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Accentuate Symposium last chance to book!

One year on from the Paralympic Games – what is the positive legacy for the Cultural Sector and what are the challenges and opportunities ahead of us?

Tickets are available to book until the end of Tuesday 02 July 2013 so make sure you do not miss this opportunity to take part in the discussion. 

To book tickets to attend this event, please use the following link, numbers are limited:

Event Details:

  • Friday 05 July 2013
  • Doors open 1pm for 1.30pm start
  • Followed by drinks at 6:30pm
  • Sallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton

Ticket Price is only £5 or free for Deaf and disabled people and support workers.  Ticket price includes drinks and nibbles during networking.

We will also be showing a series of specially commissioned films which include contributions from: Dame Evelyn Glennie, Jenny Sealy MBE, Sophie Christiansen OBE, Dr David Bonnett RIBA FRSA, Nicholas McCarthy, Mat Fraser, Laurence Clark, Katherine Araniello, Hannah Cockroft MBE and David Proud.  Accentuate will also premiere a new animated short lecture by Dr. Tom Shakespeare which will introduce some of the key themes for the headline panel.

The programme for the event includes the following panels and speakers:

WelcomeJo Nolan, MD Screen South and Vidar Hjardeng MBE

Headline Panel: How do we consolidate the gains and map new territory, a year on from the Paralympic Games?

Chair: Esther Fox, Accentuate Programme Director

  • Liz Crow, Artist and Activist
  • Hannah Morgan, Lancaster University
  • Professor Nick Watson, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research
  • Dr Alison Wilde, Bangor University
  • Hannah Morgan, Lancaster University
  • Jamie Beddard, Actor and Director
  • Rachel Gadsden, Artist and performer
  • John Harris, Paralympian

Case Study Panel 1:  Young Voices Challenge and Change.

Chair: Kristina Veasey, Paralympian, Artist and Accentuate Ideas Hub Member

  • Kim Aumann, Director of ART Amaze and part of the University of Brighton’s resilience department
  • William Jessop, Writer and Filmmaker, Blue Apple Theatre
  • Adam Simmons, Young participant
  • Vicky Hope Walker, Driving Inspiration

Case Study Panel 2: Disability Heritage: Disabled People Shaping the Built Environment throughout the Ages.

Chair: Colin Hambrook, Writer and Editor of Disability Arts Online and Accentuate Ideas Hub Member

  • Rosie Sherrington, Social Inclusion and Diversity Advisor, English Heritage
  • Dr David Bonnet, Architect and specialist in inclusive design
  • John D Walker, Senior Research Fellow, Deaf History, CUPP, University of Brighton
  • Mark Ware, Installation Artist

Case Study Panel 3: Disabled Artists Forging Careers in the Public Realm.

Chair: Jon Adams, Artist and Accentuate Ideas Hub Member

  • Jonathan Banks, Chief Executive of Public Art Think Tank, Ixia
  • Wendy Mason, Director, AA2A, Artists Accessing Art Colleges
  • Carole McFadden, Drama & Dance Adviser for East Asia, China & Hong Kong, Middle East and North Africa, Arts Group, British Council
  • Zoe Partington, Artist

Closing remarks - Vidar Hjardeng MBE and Esther Fox, Accentuate Programme Director

To book tickets to attend this event, please use the following link:

During drinks and networking you will also be invited to view the MA Inclusive Arts Practice Exhibition, which will be taking place in the Foyer next to the Sallis Benney Theatre.

The Accentuate Symposium is held in partnership with the University of Brighton.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Accentuate Symposium.

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