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Love, Work and Ordinariness – 1st UK Disability Film Festival Day is announced (Friday 3rd December 2010)

The 1st UK Disability Film Festival Day takes place on Friday 3rd December across a range of venues. The event in Manchester will be hosted by Cornerhouse and is curated by Lucy Burke (Department of English, MMU) and Chris Hammond (Full Circle Arts).

Our programme includes a number of award winning short films: animation by the Canadian film-maker Shira Avni, John and Michael (2004) and Tying Your Own Shoes (2009), Liz Crow’s Frida Kahlo’s Corset (2000), and a selection of films made by people with learning disabilities from the Oska Bright film festival. There will also be an opportunity to see archive newsreel and documentary footage from the 1930s through to the 1970s and to discuss what you see with other participants.

The event is organised into three themed sessions:

  • 1.30pm – 2.30pm: Extra/ordinariness
  • 2.45pm – 3.45pm: Work
  • 4.00pm  – 5.00pm: Love

Tickets Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The cost of the event is £5.00 waged and £2.50 unwaged/student or £2.00 per session waged and £1.00 per session unwaged/student.

To book your place, please contact Cornerhouse Box Office on 0161 200 1500

For specific access requirements, please contact Simon Fisher on 0161 200 1500 or by email: simon.fisher@cornerhouse.org

Any questions about the programme itself, should be directed to Lucy Burke, l.burke@mmu.ac.uk

The address for Cornerhouse is: 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH, www.cornerhouse.org

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