Back to Normal
A First Art project with OneConversation.
What’s the ‘new normal’ for the learning disabled and autistic community?
Working in partnership with OneConversation, local residents, and artist Daryl Beeton, the project exposes some of the issues disabled people face as part of everyday life in the ‘normal’ world and how these ‘norms’ are accepted by most of society.
Back to Normal sets out to confront this; now more than ever, in a changed world as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is the opportunity to start change things for the better.
Workshops with local disabled people informed a series of short animated films, which offer both a platform to express their dissatisfaction but also are designed to start conversations that will be part of that change.
Back to Normal is funded by Without Walls.
First Art is part of the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership.
Without Walls is a network of festivals that works with artists to bring fantastic outdoor arts to people in towns and cities across the UK. Since 2007, Without Walls has supported the development of over 140 shows, many of which have toured beyond our network of festivals to 22 countries worldwide. They are supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation.