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Southbank Centre announces festival of groundbreaking new works by Deaf and disabled artists

Southbank Centre announced that it will present an unprecedented programme of commissions by Deaf and disabled artists this summer.

In celebration of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and part of the London 2012 Festival, Southbank Centre celebrates the talent and imagination of Deaf and disabled artists from 30 August – 9 September. Bringing together all 29 Unlimited commissions, Unlimited: the Revelation starts here is an opportunity to discover groundbreaking new works spanning diverse artforms, including dance and performance, visual arts, comedy, circus, music and theatre. The 11-day celebration is the finale of Southbank Centre‟s summer-long Festival of the World, which presents projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of art to transform lives.

Placing Deaf and disabled artists at its centre, the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Unlimited programme invited artists from across the UK to create original and exciting new works through new collaborations and partnerships, including international collaborations supported by the British Council. Four years in the making, the programme culminates in Southbank Centre‟s Unlimited Festival, with nearly 200 artists taking part, including Dame Evelyn Glennie, Charles Hazlewood and the British Paraorchestra, Claire Cunningham, Mat Fraser, Marc Brew, Bobby Baker, Candoco Dance Company, David Toole and Ruby Wax, and featuring international collaborations with artists from Brazil, China, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Germany and Croatia. / 0844 847 9910

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