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The First Shropshire Festival ~^ oF Disability Art

An exhibition oFthe work oF local disabled artists


TelFord Library, St. Quentins Gate Tuesday 25th June - Thursday 4th July

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The Music Hall, Shrewsbury 5th 6th and 7th July Photography Exhibition at:

5 Belmont,Shrewsbury during the Festival and throughout August.

Stirchley Day centre Artwork Open Week Monday 1st July - Thursday 4th July llpm-2pm

Plus Workshops in DRAMA, DANCE, SIGNED SONG, TILE MAKING AND VIDEO All venues are Fully accessible and B.S.L. interpreters available on request. InFormation is also available in Braille, Large Print and on Tape.


For Further inFormation ring:

DASH 96 on 01/43 444599

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CHANGING IMAGES ther in Shropshire. The innovative and hi quality work on display ranges from ha decorated interior design, tapestry and tiles to sculpture, photography and painting. Telford Library 25th June - 4th July The Music Hall, Shrewsbury 5th ,6th & 7th July. Free

A WALK ON THE WILD MOOR produced oy MonKmoor Lodge luesday

Activity Group recording a weekend in the country. Ewan a member of the group

explains "the photographs were chosen because of their artistic appeal and because they included our friends and the landscape of the area. On reflection they remind of a whole range of emotions, includi images of loneliness and bleakness wet and cold Saturday afternoon.."


5 Belmont, Shrewsbury during th Festival and throughout August. Free


t July to Fn. 5th July e've to the space

5 Belmont Shrewsbury (thanks to SHYAN for the donation) We've got an experienced and innovative director/actor/musician J E M D O B B S (credits include Prospero, Galsby, Rev John Hall in the Crucible, TV and Film + loads of experience devising and directing work in an integrated setting)

All we need now is YOU! WANTED 12-15 young(ish) (18-35ish) people both disabled and non-disabled to work with Jem in devising and creating a brand new piece of theatre for DASH 96. You'll meet together Monday morning work for the week and perform the piece on Friday afternoon. Cost? £25.00. But don't let the money be a problem if your broke we can provide bursaries and hel with travel costs. Book early to reserve a place. For bookings or further inform

TILE MAKING WORKSHOP ed 3rd July 10.0-4. ork with James Hanlon an he Studio" artists in designing and makin ur own hand-crafted tile. Free

1 DEVISED DRAMA Disabled theatre maker/performer GARRY ROBSON The Man Who Peter Brook once asked if he could join one of his workshops (True) Will be looking at devised drama techniques with particular reference to the relationships between disabled people and their "appliances". Free


Sat 6th July 2.30-4.00 This workshop will look at frie various types of songs and what ingredients make a song signable, the mood of the song and the attitude of the singer, different styles and how to approach interpreting a song. The workshop will be about participation and everyone will have a chance-to work on

SIGN DANCETHEA" Sunday 7th July 11.00-1

An introduction to Sign Dance Thea Common Ground have developed a performance style combining expressive dance, Latin-salsa, Sign Theatre and original live music. Here's a chance to work with them on signed dance techniques £2.00

DASH96 What's the future?

Workshops At The Music Hall, Sun 7th July 2.00 - 4.00 What do you think of it so far, Where do we Shrewsbury:

go from here? An open meeting to discuss this years festival and perhaps start planning the next. All Welcome. Free.

The aims of the workshop will be to pass on practical video skills in programme planning and production both drama and documentary, to look at representation of disabled people in the media and to consider the types of video projects and productions that could be developed in Shropshire. All equipment will be provided and everyone will have a chance to be in front of and behind the camera.


The county premiere of a video magazine made by people with learning difficulties from the Oswestry area in conjunction with The Rural Media Company. 5.30 The Film Theatre, Music Hall, Shrewsbury. Free

For more details on any of these workshops or help with travel costs ring DASH 96 on 01743 - 444599. A B.S.L. interpreter will be available for the Festival Review meeting and we will be happy to book interpreters for the other workshops providing you let Us know by Friday 21st June. All information is available on request in Braille, Large Print and Tape. To book places on The Music Hall based workshops ring the Box Office 01743 35073. For the others ring DASH'96 01743 444599. Don't forget D A S H 96 concerts at

Bishops Castle Community College: 3rd July Blue Eyed Soul, Punjab Dancers, Johnny Crescendo, and at:

The Music Hall, Shrewsbury: 5th July Dance Showcase with Blue Eyed Soul.

6th July Common Ground Sign Dance Theatre.

7th July Heart 'n Soul and Caroline Parker.

First Shropshire festival flyer  

Flyer for the first Disability Arts festival in Shropshire.

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