New Vic Borderlines will join the online celebrations next month to mark the end of a five-year research project investigating how disabled people express, perform, experience and practise community.
The D4D Mini Festival – taking place online from 2 to 9 July – is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities programme.
Future Perfect Future Imperfect: Hybrids, Scroungers or Just Phased Out? presented by New Vic Borderlines on Friday 2 July from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, is an opportunity to explore the outcomes of the research. Vaneeka Dadhria (Unite – It’s Not As Simple As Black and White, New Vic Borderlines; Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse, West End) and Robin Simpson (Anna of the Five Towns, Beryl at the New Vic) will perform sections of a New Vic Borderlines original script filmed by Screen South, alongside interviews, animations and poetry from academics and community members as part of the festival.
The D4D Mini Festival features a number of different contributing projects exploring areas such as robotics, the arts, education, employment, genetics and gaming. For the full programme of events, click here.