Wed 13 – Sun 17 Jan 2021

Have you heard? The Southbank Centre has just announced their first digital Unlimited festival, featuring five days of dance, performance, comedy, film, talks, workshops and art that celebrates the artistic vision of disabled artists. 

It’s set to be the most accessible Unlimited yet, with 33 online events, 32 of which are free, and 16 available on demand. Plus, for the first time ever, the festival will be accessible to audiences around the globe. Yippee! 

Unlimited aims to help embed work by disabled artists across all art forms within the cultural sector, reach new audiences and change perceptions of disabled people. It’s inclusive and encourages everyone to get involved. So, what are you waiting for? 

If you like to boogie, then tune in to one of the festival’s many online dance events. Movers and shakers Joel Brown and Eve Mutso explore their different strengths and vulnerabilities in ‘111’, a powerful duet, broadcasted online (Wed 13  – Fri 15 Jan).

111, a powerful duet © Susan Hay

Plus, a new hip-hop film, ‘Here/Not Here’, explores British Sign Language, Krump street dance, football and Visual Vernacular (Thu 14 – Sun 17 Jan). 

Hip Hop drama, Here/Not Here © Carlton Dixon

Laugh the night away at Unlimited’s live-streamed ‘Abnormally Funny People’ event, in which disabled comedians at the top of their game, including Rosie Jones, Tim Renkow, Laurence Clark and Goz Ugochukwu, present stand-up, sketches, songs and celebrity cameos (7.30pm, Sun 17 Jan). 

Got little ones to keep entertained? There’s plenty for them to get stuck into online. Dive into an interactive superhero adventure filled with monsters, magic powers and unicorns with ‘The Origin of Carmen Power’ (Wed 13 – Sun 17 Jan), or meet the ground’s wriggling inhabitants in ‘Insect Hands’, a quirky dance film for ages 4 and above (Sat 16 & Sun 17 Jan). 

Insect Hands © Alice Underwood

Plus, alongside the digital programme, ‘Unseen’, an outdoor exhibition by artist Suzie Larke, takes over the Southbank Centre site. 

Unseen, outdoor exhibition © Suzie Larke 

There’s all this and so much more to look forward to at this year’s digital Unlimited festival. 

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