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Disability Culture is being built upon a ruthless honesty about the people we are and the role we play in society... It is what is common in our lives... our dreams as well as our struggles and our nightmares"

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Workshops , Films, Exhibitions and Performances luding: COMMON GROUND SIGN DANCE THEATRE CAROLINE PARKER - BLUE EYED SOUL AQUAMIRA-ACE DRAMA GROUP JOHNNY CRESCENDO - HEART'N'SOUL MUSIC THEATRE Venues are fully accessible and all performances will be signed and, where appropriate, audio described. Signers will be available For workshops if requested. If you require any assistance with transport get in touch with Festival Information.

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"Disabled artists continue to challenge the art worlds definitions of can and cannot, what is and what might be. Dash 96 celebrates their work. Miss this Festival at your peril!" Garry Robson. Festival Director 24th June - 4th July "Changing Images"- an exhibition of the work of local Disabled Artists. Telford Library. Changing Images will move to the Music Hall for 5th, 6th, 7th July 6th July - 31 August " A Walk on the wild Moor" Monkmoor Lodge Youth Project Photography Exhibition 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury

•HI Wednesday 3rd July 8pm. Bishops Castle Community Centre. Blue Eyed Soul - Shropshires own nationally acclaimed integrated dance company. Johnny Crescendo, powerful singer songwriter and performance poet. The Shropshire/Punjab Youth Dance Xchange. Tickets: £ 3 . 5 0 ( £ 2 . 5 0 cone) ^ inciu „ a n

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Friday 5th July 8pm. t^mm*^, Dance Showcase compered by Johnny Crescendo " featuring Blue Eyed Soul, AquaMira Sound and Movement and Ace Drama Group. Tickets £ 5 ( £ 3 cone) s

Saturday 6th July 8pm. Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre. A fusion of Expressive dance, Latin Salsa, Sign Theatre and original music. Tickets £ 6 . 5 0 ( £ 4 cone) Sunday 7th July 7.30pm. Heart n Soul Music Theatre. Delivering a power packed stadium style feast of emotion drenched musical fireworks. Caroline Parker - Internationally acclaimed signed singer and local songwriter, Mike Taylor. Tickets £ 6 . 5 0 ( £ 4 cone) 1

Monday 1st - Friday 5th July 10am-4pm. 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury Integrated Drama Project. (Supported by SHYAN) 12 young people will work with actor/director Jem Dobbs in creating a brand new piece of theatre which will be performed over the main weekend of the Festival. Wednesday 3rd July 10.30am-4pm. Tile making Workshop, Ludlow Saturday 6th July 10am-4pm. The Music Hall, Shrewsbury A practical workshop in Video Skills in both drama and documentary run by The Rural Media Company. The day will end with the County Premiere of "The Difference" a video magazine made for and by people with learning difficulties. Saturday 6th July 11 am-1 pm The Music Hall Shrewsbury "What do you call your appliance" a devised drama workshop looking at the relationship between disabled people and their appliances run by actor/performer Garry Robson. Saturday 6th July 2.30pm-4pm A Signed Song Workshop with Caroline Parker. Sun 7th July 11 am-1 pm The Music Hall, Shrewsbury A dance workshop with Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre. DASH '96 What's the Future? 2pm-4pm A review of the Festival and plans for the future.


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