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In order to follow our programme d discussions and celebrations.

1.- Monday 4th 11.30 – 13.30 Pop-Up: From the Edge On to the Centre, an opportunity to share time on a one-to-one basis with a disabled artist, to ask questions and seek information, and from this spend time reflecting on how you can turn this intimate conversation into an art piece which will then form part of the IIAN pop-up exhibition.

We will also discuss ideas for an IIAN Declaration. Let’s come together to create a bold mission statement about an inclusive future for ASSITEJ, that we can share with the world. Challenging and exciting!

2.- Tuesday 5th 15.00 – 16.30 Nuts and Boltsa training session by a disabled practitioner exploring making arts spaces (be they classes or productions) more accessible to all.

3.- Wednesday 6th 20.00 – 20.45 A Square World scratch performance by Daryl Beeton designed to create debate and analysis about network and international partnership.

4.- Friday 8th 9.00 – 10.15 Play-writing from Theatre-in-Education to the present day, with emphasis on plays which are inclusive. What have we learnt from the past? Where are we taking our writing?

5.- Saturday 9th 19.30 IIAN Declaration is launched!!

We really look forward to seeing you in Birmingham in July. Until then, The IIAN team


Other Symposia events that focus on the theme of inclusion, which are not part of IIAN’s programme.

Monday 4th 15.00 – 17.00 Speech Bubbles. A practical workshop led by Adam Annand that introduces participants to ‘Speech Bubbles’, an theatre intervention that supports children’s communication development.

Monday 4th 17:15 – 18:30 Social Drama. Lecture by Dr. Carmel O’Sullivan, offering an experiential approach to personal and social skills education for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Wednesday 6th 09:00 – 10:15 Inclusive Theatre Practice: From Margin to Inclusion Panel Discussion Karian Schuitema and Tom Maguire investigates the ways in which TYA practices might be made inclusive for diverse audiences, including those with cognitive and physical impairments.