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Final two events of Somersault project
Sunday 23 August 2009
The Somersault project comes to an end with two final events.
Here are the details from Tony Doyle, the organiser of Somersault:
Recognised around Australia as one of South Australia’s most successful disability arts projects, ‘The Somersault Project’ comes to an end this year after six years of ground breaking work in our community.
We finish with two outstanding events:
Somersault at Clare
[Download flyer – PDF, 548KB]
"Somersault at Clare" is the culmination of a series of local visual arts & performance workshops involving people with disabilities, families, friends, & the broader community.
This event is part of an annual program of workshops & events for people with disabilities in metropolitan & regional SA.
Friday September 4, 2009
Clare Town Hall, & adjoining Ennis Park
As well as a "flotilla" of colorful market umbrellas painted by people with disabilities.
This is a FREE disability led event for the whole community.
Free BBQ food available (day & evening)
The Department of Families and Communities has contributed funds towards this program.
Umbrella Fest at the Port
Masses of brightly coloured and decorated umbrellas will form the backdrop for a unique two day 'festival within a festival', presenting an exciting and moving program of music, dance and theatre.
The stunning umbrellas have been created by disability communities across the State, and together with the giant outdoor Somersault Seetainer installation, embody and express the values of inclusion and diverse cultural expression.
Over the two days see great bands including:
Umbrella Fest showcases diverse disability arts and culture alongside a range of other great performers.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the South Australian Department of Families and Communities and the Arts SA Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust.
Date: Fri 9-Sat 10 Oct 2009
Thanks to all of you that have contributed to making Somersault such a creative, exciting, successful, & long lived project. Of course, The Music Works & The Rainbow sessions continue, & look out for new Tony Doyle Visions projects, & opportunities for participation, in the near future.
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