Nottingham Playhouse exhibition

Beginning on 22 November 2011 UK Disability History Month sees an ongoing series of events and exhibitions celebrating the rich history of what disability meant and means today with a national scale showcase of experiences, stories and voices.

Nottingham Playhouse is hosting ‘What Does Disability Mean To You?’ an exhibition curated by Maresa MacKeith and Jim Hall featuring many individual’s expression of their personal responses to how society disables, with a mixture of creative writing, poetry, and image.

Maresa is part of Quiet Riot, a unique group of individuals who all use non-verbal, alternative methods of communication to express themselves, present their stories and words, allowing their collective and individual voices to be heard loud and clear.

Nottingham Playhouse’s The Mouthy Poets, have provided words and images from a blend of encounters they themselves have had with disability: from first hand accounts of having a perceived disability, to how the term ‘disability’ can impact negatively upon a person.

Interspersed with these works comes eye-opening material from 18th Century disabled poets, powerful statements of what living with a learning disability can feel like and additional background information on everything Disability History Month hopes to achieve.

The exhibition, located on the upper foyer of the Playhouse, will be on show until 22 December.