Liberty Unbound
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Liberty Unbound at Circulate London 2018

Londonwide
Free

This year, Liberty – the Mayor’s disability arts festival – has an exciting new twist. Renamed Liberty Unbound, for the first time it will be presented at three venues in Enfield, Hounslow and Lewisham instead of one event. Liberty Unbound will form part of Circulate London’s 2018 outdoor arts programme. 

From 30 August – 1 September, come and enjoy free performances by leading companies that feature work by deaf and disabled artists. These include Graeae’s 'The Iron Man', inspired by Ted Hughes’ children’s story; ‘Dedicated To’: a dance piece by Candoco Dance Company, and DJ sets from Deaf Rave. Find out more about the Liberty Unbound festival.

In the true spirit of Liberty, each event will have a range of access facilities so everyone can come and enjoy the action. Don’t miss it!

Dates and venues 

  • Thursday 30 August, 12-4pm, Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG
  • Friday 31 August, 1-5pm, Millfield Arts Centre, Enfield, N18 1PJ
  • Saturday 1 September, 1-5pm, Bell Square, Hounslow, TW3 3HH


Liberty Unbound is organised by the Mayor of London. It is produced by Watermans for Circulate London, and curated by FESTIVAL.ORG.

Find out more about Circulate London: www.circulate.london 
Find out more about FESTIVAL.ORG: www.festival.org

Performances

The Iron Man is the size of a double-decker bus in this walkabout performance by Graeae, the UK’s leading deaf and disability theatre company. Paul Sirett’s adaption of Ted Hughes’ children’s story crackles with excitement. Amit Sharma directs. The kids will love it. 

Dedicated To is a new dance piece from Candoco, a company of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Caroline Bowditch’s moving duet celebrates female strength, friendships and support. It explores how people come in and out of our lives and how friendships shape who we are.

Deaf Rave was founded by Troi Lee in 2003 as a quarterly event in London for deaf clubbers. Fifteen years on, the company’s club music events have many fans beyond the deaf community. They’ll present several DJ sets at each event. Prepare yourself to dance! 

Access information

Shuttle buses

There will be regular shuttle buses to and from Liberty Unbound sites. Shuttle buses will be available every 30 minutes on:

Thursday 30 August between 11am and 4.30pm

  • From New Cross Gate Station to the Albany: leaving at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
  • From the Albany to New Cross Gate Station: leaving at 12.30pm 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm


Friday 31 August between 12pm and 5.30pm

  • From Edmonton Green Station to Millfield Arts Centre: leaving at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm 
  • From Millfield Arts Centre to Edmonton Green Station: leaving at 1.30pm 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm


Saturday 1 September between 12pm and 5.30pm

  • From Hounslow West Station to Bell Square: leaving at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
  • From Bell Square to Hounslow West Station: leaving at 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm
Accessibility at Liberty

Liberty Unbound offers BSL interpreters, and induction loop and audio description equipment for performances and workshops. Roaming personal assistants will be available to offer additional support.

There will be a Mobiloo fully accessible toilet for the duration of Liberty Unbound.

There will be Blue Badge parking available on a ‘first come first served’ basis for the duration of Liberty Unbound:

  • Thursday 30 August at Douglas Square, SE8 4AG
  • Friday 31 August at Millfield Arts Centre, N18 1PJ
  • Saturday 1 September at The Treaty Centre Car Park, TW3 3NT
    Please quote ‘Liberty Unbound’ at the car park and speak to a steward at Liberty Unbound for more information.

Please visit the info points at each event for further details.