Shielded In The Community is a disabled-led project run in partnership with DaDa Fest and funded by Liverpool City Council. DaDa are asking Disabled and/or neurodiverse people who live in the north-west of England to take part in this project by responding artistically to their shielding experience – whatever their current shielding status.
Mandy Redvers-Rowe is a disabled writer based in Liverpool. Working with producer Harriet Warnock and Assistant Producer Robyn Bowyer. Together they’re delivering this project with a wonderful team of disabled and neurodiverse artists.
All of them had to shield in 2020 and 2021 but, although for many the restrictions have now been lifted, there are still a significant number of people who have to continue to shield.
There are two ways to engage, either online or by attending a workshop.
To take part online simply watch one or more of the short videos created by the artists working on the project and they will help you get started.
If you’re interested in:
Your response can take any format you like.
Responses should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and the deadline for all submissions is Midnight Sunday 17 July.
They will be hosting a workshop on 8 July at Toxteth TV between 2pm – 5pm.
At the workshop all four artists will be running sessions and you will have the choice to work on whatever art form interests you.
- Level Access Venue
- BSL Interpreter
- Experienced workshop leaders who build access into their delivery
- Additional Access Workers who can offer support
It will be a relaxed session with built in breaks and refreshments are provided.
For more information about Shielded In The Community visit https://www.dadafest.co.uk/article/shielded-in-the-community