Pure Clients online @Mcr Histories Digifest – Fri & Sat!

Posted on the 3rd September 2020

Clients from Pure Art Studio and One Voice Radio are amongst the many talented contributors in the exciting Manchester Histories Digifest 2020.

This two-day online event is a live broadcast online tomorrow (Friday) from 6.00-7.30pm and on Saturday from 10am- 5.45pm.

The richly varied programme celebrates the talent and creativity of people with a disability.  It also prompts conversations and discussion around societal challenges  disabled people face in their everyday lives

Farwah, whose Covid-lockdown thoughts feature in the Digifest.

Learn about Farwah's experience of Covid-19 lockdown.

What’s On?

There will be short films, interviews, galleries of creative works, discussions with guests, workshops and much more. You can see the full programme here or visit the Digifest website here.

Pure client appearances are on Saturday. Here’s the schedule:

  • 1:00om ‘The impact of Covid-19″ –  an animation  about One Voice contributor Farwah’s experience of lockdown.
  • 1:11pm Pure Artist Sarah Bradbury introduces  “Change the Conversation, Change the Outcome”, our exhibition at the People’s History Museum
  • 1.12pm Sarah introduces “Museum at Night”. Here she talks about her role demonstrating animation to members of the public on the museum’s excellent  Quiet Nights.
  • 1.13pm “Gloria Gator” an animation by James Kingsford
  • 1.16pm A short film about our Heirlooms project with Manchester Museum. The artwork can be viewed in the Digifest 2020 online gallery.
  • Pure Radio: Interviews with members of the radio team on their views on Covid-1. They include Ruth’s songs of lockdown. This content will shown on the “In-Depth” page,  available from 10am-noon.

What a great selection!

We're really pleased to be participating in Manchester Histories Digifest. It's been a great opportunity for a few of our artists to showcase their work and members of our One Voice radio team to share their views and experiences. Some works have been created in response to the impact of Covid-19 and are moving accounts of life over the past 6 months.

Abigail Betton - Art Facilitator, Pure Innovations.

Honouring the late Lord Alf Morris

The Manchester Histories DigiFest 2020 will mark the 50-year anniversary of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act (CSDPA) 1970.

As the programme states: “this landmark legislation was pioneered by Lord Alf Morris, MP for Wythenshawe, who subsequently became Britain’s first minister for disabled people. Often described at the Magna Carta for disabled people, this was the first disability rights legislation anywhere in the world. It laid the foundations for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and the Equality Act 2010.”

Elements of the programme look back at the impact of “Alf’s Act” and the life of the man behind it.

Other DigiFest 2020 Contributors

We are honoured to be amongst so much talent at the festival. Take a look at the programme and you will see what we mean. Just a few examples:

  • Composer Lucy Hale for example will be introducing and playing her latest  composition, a piece commissioned  especially for  DigitFest 2020 in collaboration with Drake Music and Manchester Histories.
  • Sue Caudle form DIY Theatre talks about the challenges of converting live performance to a digital platform.
  • Artists from Venture Arts – Amy and Amber – share their mobile phone content about being in Covid-19 lockdown

Bringing everything together will be Jackie Hagan.

Photo by Lee Baxter of Jackie Hagan with multi-coloured hair for Digifest 2020

Multi-award winning artist Jackie Hagan will compere the first ever DigiFest. Jackie will lead us through the exceptional digital content on offer, chat to our studio guests and have a banter with you as the show goes live across the globe!

DigiFest programme.

Don’t miss out. Find out how you can access the  Manchester Histories DigiFest 2020 on page 34 of the online programme.


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