Bella Freak: Unwritten is challenging, and sometimes disquieting, performance piece about disability and impairment. We wanted to show the hidden history of Scotland for the first time, for a diverse audience of disabled and non-disabled members. To do this, Disability History Scotland applied for and received a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, under their Stories, Stones & Bones programme. Without HLF’s support, Unwritten would not have been possible.
Friday August 4th-Saturday August 5th @ 5.15.pm (previews)
Monday August 7th-Saturday August 12 @ 5.15pm (main run)
Performances on August 4th, 8th and 12th will be Accessible performances with a BSL interpreter, captioning for Deaf/deaf audience members, and audio description for the visually impaired.
Tickets for Bella Freak: UNWRITTEN are now on sale from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe box office. Find out more about the show below, and click here to purchase.
UNWRITTEN collects the poignant but often comical true-life stories of three disabled individuals with wide-ranging impairments, placing them in a cultural and historical context from the Act of Union to the 21st century, as a fundamental part of Scotland’s national story.
by Dr. Jennifer Novotny
On 25 April, 1920, 200 blind protest marchers organised by the National League of the Blind converged on Trafalgar Square as the House of Commons met to discuss legislation to help secure the economic and social rights of blind persons. Thousands of Londoners gathered to join them and listen to the speakers.
3 MEMOIRS OF DISABILITY. 3 HISTORIES OF A NATION.
A new show about disability premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2017…
Produced by DHS and Muckle Hen Productions with funding from the Heritage Lottery, One Last Push provides a short history of disability in Scotland and questions how social attitudes towards disability have changed, developed and often stalled, from WWI to the present day.