Ogmius: Let’s Get Changed! event in London

Let’s Get Changed aimed to provoke thought and inspire action to make radical changes to diversity and inclusion in theatre settings. Action that would bring about significant change in individuals and organisations.

Taking place at at the Albany Theatre, Deptford in November 2019, Let’s Get Changed was instigated, managed and hosted by Mind the Gap staff and artists and brought together 117 delegates. Participants included artists with learning disabilities and autism, theatre companies and theatre venues together with international arts sector colleagues, producers, programmers and funders.

The central provocation asked ‘How can we create more high-quality opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism – as artists, participants and audiences?’ Discussions centred on relaxed performances, support for learning disabled artists and companies, and making changes that interrupt and disrupt the status quo.

The event included a performance platform for eight different learning disabled companies and individuals – StopGap & Carousel, BLINK Dance, Cutting Edge Theatre, About Face Theatre, Sardines Collective and CONFiCo, a film by Hubbub and Adam Smith on piano.

Let’s Get Changed was co-funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Arts Council England and Erasmus+.