Autism Arts Festival 2019

The School of Arts and Gulbenkian are hosting the second biennial Autism Arts Festival to be held on campus for Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April 2019.

This year’s festival features a mix of performances, screenings and events. The festival will start on the Friday with a comedy double bill featuring Robert White, a Britain’s Got Talent 2018 finalist, and Kate Fox, star of BBC Radio 4’s The Price of Happiness.

Then, on the Saturday and Sunday, the festival will include a range of performances, screenings and events, including Sensory Circus by FEEL Theatre, #BinariesBeGone by Emma Selwyn as well as The Derek Paravicini Quartet and an all-night Avengers movie marathon.

The festival will also include an exhibition in the Studio 3 Gallery, curated by the WEBworks collective, and a programme of literature events with speakers including Katherine May, author of The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club and The Electricity of Every Living Thing.

Dr Shaun May, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama and Theatre, says: ‘The festival aims to be both a celebration of autistic creativity and an attempt to develop the idea of a relaxed performance more fully to create an entire festival that’s as accessible to neurodivergent people as possible.’

For more information and links to events bookings, please see the Festival’s webpage here: https://autismartsfestival.org/