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Article by Editorial | 19th April 2019

Autism Arts Festival Returns To Canterbury

The Autism Arts Festival, taking place on 27th and 28th April, is a two-day festival of arts by and for people on the autistic spectrum.

Hosted by Gulbenkian and University of Kent’s School of Arts, the event aims to be both a celebration of autistic creativity and an attempt to develop the idea of a relaxed performance further to create an entire festival that is as accessible to neurodivergent people as possible. 

Kicking off the festival on Friday evening is a comedy double bill from Britain’s Got Talent 2018 finalist Robert White and Kate Fox, star of BBC Radio 4’s The Price of Happiness, then on the Saturday and Sunday the festival will include a range of performances, screenings and events including Sensory Circus by Feel Theatre, #BinariesBeGone by Emma Selwyn, The Derek Paravicini Quartet and an All Night Avengers movie marathon. 

The festival will also include an exhibition in the Studio 3 gallery, University of Kent curated by the WEBworks collective, and a programme of literature events with speakers including Katherine May, the author The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club and The Electricity of Every Living Thing. 

For more information, including ticket prices and a full line-up of events, visit autismartsfestival.org

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