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DANC event 14th October!

What’s a Hybrid Event?

We are really excited to be hosting our next DANC (Disabled Artists Networking Community) networking event. You can attend either in person or online – the choice is yours!


Doors Open At 4:30,  Online Event Starts at 5:40PM – 8PM

We’ve had a rejig of the format as we always like to keep things fresh, and we know from your feedback that you’d like to have more networking time.

Online attendees: you will be able to use the live stream comments function to introduce yourself and ask your questions. Part two will be via Zoom so you can network on camera.

  • everyone will have the chance to introduce themselves briefly so we all get a sense of who is in the room. We’ll also facilitate conversations with three industry speakers with a chance for you to ask your questions. The live stream will begin at the start of the industry guest conversations at 5.40pm.

is all about networking. There will be a rich mix of deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent creatives and representatives from a range of arts and media organisations. This is your chance to connect with your fellow creatives.

The event will close with a brief creative showcase to remind us all of the fantastic DANC talent that’s out there.

Who’s going to be there?

Guest Speaker Line Up:

You can find out more about the Guest Speakers below.

More names still to be announced!

Plus there will be a range of casting directors and representatives from venues and arts/media organisations for you to network with.

Online Event

Stop Press: THE ONLINE NETWORKING SPACES ARE NOW SOLD OUT! You can still stream the guest talks and the DANC showcase through a link released nearer the event. 

The live stream and Zoom will have BSL and live captions. Those who have tickets for the Zoom networking segment will have the option to put your camera and mic on.

Please do let us know if you have any access requirements by emailing in to:

There will be two links for this event.

Link 1: This will be for the live stream for the guest speakers (5.40pm – 6.30pm) and showcase (7.30pm – 8pm). You don’t need to book to watch the live stream. The link will be circulated via our newsletter and social media before the event.

Link 2: This will be your Zoom link for the networking segment. This will be sent to people who have booked for the online networking. This part of the event is now sold out.

Book your in person ticket now

Join us in person and share the room with some amazing talent and professionals within the industry.

The Lowry is an accessible building with step free access to the spaces that we will be using. There will be three BSL interpreters covering the in-person event. If you require a PA please book two places.

Who’s going to be there?

guest Speaker Line Up:

Punam Ramchurn is the Artist Development Manager at Manchester International Festival. She has worked in various roles in her career from Director of Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival to New Writing Co-ordinator at Contact. Punam also writes for Theatre and Television and is currently working on a theatre piece based around Cheetham Hill. She sits on the Board of Get It Loud in Libraries and Manchester Collective.

Twitter: @MIFestival

Punam Ramchurn

Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder & Adam Quayle - Joint Artistic Directors, Box Of Tricks. Based in Manchester, Box of Tricks is an award-winning theatre company that brings people together to share stories collectively. We stage new plays and connect with communities right across the UK. Celebrating Northern talent, our productions are staged in theatres locally and nationally as well as in public spaces – pubs, libraries, village halls – in the heart of local communities.


Twitter: @Bottc

Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder & Adam Quayle

Roy Alexander Weise, Joint Artistic Director, Royal Exchange - mini bio to follow.

Roy Alexander Weise

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