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‘Funded by the Four Nations International Fund through Arts Council
England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales, Creative
Scotland and Wales Arts International.

All of These Songs are About Dying

SWADDLE – Dominic McKeown

The University of Atypical is delighted to invite you to join us for the launch of SWADDLE, a thought provoking new exhibition by Dominic McKeown. Dominic received the University of Atypical’s Graduate Award 2020 and has received mentoring from artists Maud Cotter and Dr Colin Darke in the preparation for his first solo exhibition.

YES WE ARE IN!

An international inclusive livestream adventure
IO1-Meeting Brussels

Description:
Five days of intensive training with five theatre groups. All participants, five ambassadors per theatre group are persons with disabilities, full of enthusiasm to perform, to show their theatre and dance skills. This documentary brings an overview of the workshops, interviews with art directors and actors, and reflections on the long-term aims of the YES WE ARE IN project. The documentary shows the diversity of the participants. How some of them, without theatre experience learned a lot from those who are active already for several years. Four of the five groups were never before involved in European projects. For them, and for the city where they come from, this project has a certain impact; proud to be part of a European Erasmus+ project. The five days of cooperation showed also the diversity in the group of art directors and the challenge to become co-creators of the finale live-streamed theatre performances at the end of the project.

An international inclusive livestream adventure
IO2-Meeting Zagreb

In this documentary about the second intensive training meeting of the five theatres in the project, it’s clear that the group immediately felt the results of the regular online meetings since the first physical meeting a year before. the ambassadors had become friends and their interaction in the workshops was much more intense. This allowed the training to go a lot deeper than during the first meeting. The social events were also more open, enjoying the moment together, music, karaoke, dancing. The art directors could finally also meet again physically to exchange their ideas towards the final performances. And the experts from Mediaraven could do in the different rooms from the Tresjnevka Cultural center experiments to go deeper into the live stream technics.

A friend called Loneliness YNY
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A FRIEND CALLED LONELINESS -VISUAL ALBUM is an 8-part video series. It is a
poetic, visual and auditory collection where different aspects of being alone and the
sense of loneliness emerge. How can you be alone? How lonely can you be? Is life
collapsing? How important is friendship? The piece has been created entirely by Theatre
Wärjäämö, a group of artists with disabilities from Tampere, Finland, lead by director
Jarmo Skön. The multidiscplinary art group has been working weekly for 15 years at the
Tampere City Activity Center Wärjäämö in co-operation with Ahjola Adult Education
Center. A FRIEND CALLED LONELINESS- VISUAL ALBUM is also part of the `Yes we
are in’ Erasmus+ -project, in which the group has been involved since 2018 as a partner
with ACCAC Global (Finland). The other partners in the project are from Belgium
(Community Center De Zeyp), Croatia (Culture Center Tresvnejska), England (University
of Wolverhampton) and Northern Ireland (University of Atypical and KIC).

Documentary The power of connection
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YES WE ARE IN! The power of connection” is a concluding documentary about an
Erasmus+ project 2018-2021 in which five theatre groups, with people with
disabilities, made a digital and artistic journey. The ultimate goal would be five live
streamed performances with the online participation of the four partners, from the
other European cities. Due to the pandemic, this goal has not been achieved. The
documentary tells the story of the project through interviews and images from our
international encounters. When Thomas says that he is no longer afraid to look for a
future as an artist instead of his current work, he is expressing what many
participants experience: a growth in self-confidence because they could participate in
a European Erasmus+ project!

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD LIVE STREAMING GUIDELINES

IO05 YES WE ARE IN some guidelines on live stream

Accessing Architecture Exhibition

ISL Promotional video

BSL Promotional video

The Exhibition runs until Friday 27 January 2022 at the University of Atypical Gallery at 109-113 Royal Avenue, Belfast.

Below is a virtual tour of the exhibition:

ISL Tour

BSL Tour

 

DDASF 3 – Instruction videos

These videos are designed to help you with the application process.

How to book an advice session BSL TRANSALTION

How to book an advice session ISL TRANSALTION

How to complete the application BSL translation

How to complete the application ISL translation

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